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Nasarwa Govt To Partner PCN, NAFDAC In Battling Fake Drugs

Nasarawa has revealed its intention to partner with the PCN and NAFDAC to fight the sale and consumption of fake drugs in the state.

85% Of Mad Persons In Nigeria Are Youths – Medical Doctor

Dr. Aliyu Abubakar of ABUTH, Zaria, says that the youths have a larger percentage of about 85 percent of mad people in Nigeria.
Governor of Katsina state Aminu Masari

Malaria: Katsina To Give Out 4.7M Free Mosquito Nets

Kastina government has said not less than 4.7 million Long Lasting Insecticidal Nets (LLIN’s) will be distributed free to the people of the state.
Teenager Commits Suicide Hanged Himself

Expert Faults Major Cause Of Suicide On Depression

A psychiatrist with a Private psychiatrist centre, Dr. Eno Kufre, said that depression was the major cause of premature death.

NCDC Calls For Strengthened Partnership In Tackling Health Issues

NCDC has said scientific research to address public health issues in the country can be possible if there are stronger partnerships and investments.

Gombe Records 24 Deaths In 1,829 Cases Of Snake Bite

The Snake Bite Treatment and Research Centre in Gombe State says it has recorded 24 deaths cases of snake bites recorded between January and August.

Borno Records 680 Cholera Cases

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs says 680 cases of cholera have been recorded in Borno state.
Study Confirms That Smartphone Addiction Has Same Effects As Opioid Addiction

Experts Warn Youths On Effect Of Addiction To Mobile Phone

Experts on Information and Communication (ICT) have warned that addiction to the use of cell phones has socio-cultural and economic consequences.

Pediatrician Warns Mothers Against Using Anti-fungal As Baby Cream

Using antifungal creams mixed with baby body creams to bleach babies skin is deadly, a pediatrician Khadijat Ajadi has warned parents.

Hesitancy Of Parents About Immunisation Cause Most Childhood Deaths — Expert

Dr. Okiemute Olibamoyo, has lamented poor parental attitudes, beliefs, behaviors and concerns toward admission immunisation on their children.

Expert Advises Nigerians On Proper Nutrition

Nutritionist in Lagos, Lucy Akinkotu, has advised all Nigerian to take the issue of proper nutrition seriously as means to stem malnutrition

NCWS Adjure Nigerian Women To Unite

National President, National Council of Women Societies (NCWS), Gloria Shoda, has called on Nigerian women to be united for the development of the country.   

Gombe Residents Contributes To Install Solar System At 4 Gene Centres

Official at the Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control office, Dr. Mustapha Musa, said Gombe residents have installed solar panels in four gene expert centres.
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ABUTH To Perform First Open Heart Surgery In Northern Nigeria

The Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital (ABUTH) in Zaria, Kaduna State would be the first hospital in northern Nigeria to perform an open heart surgery.

GSM Phones Transmit Virus, Germs – Public Health Expert Warns

A Public Health Physician, Dr. Michael Oguntoye, has warned that mobile phones could transmit diseases and infections if it comes in contact with body fluids of an infected person.

Adamawa Govt Applauds Self Over Malaria Reduction Claims

Adamawa Government says it has taken preventive measure to significantly reduced the scourge of malaria infection in the state.

FG Approves N6.01trn For National Strategic Health Development Plan

FEC meeting, through the Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, said N6.01 trillion has been approved for National Strategic Health Development Plan II.

Cholera: 14 Killed In Borno

Fourteen persons have died in Borno state following a fresh outbreak of cholera, the government of Borno said on Wednesday.

LASUTH Resident Doctors Commence Three Days Warning Strike

Resident doctors of the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Ikeja, has on Wednesday began its three days warning strike.

Psychologist Advises Nigerians To Undergo Mental Test Every 90 Days

A Psychologist Dr. Casmir Nnemeka has advised Nigerians to go for mental health evaluation every three months as a means to ensure their mental well-being.
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