Latest health news from Nigeria, Africa and around the world.

Vitamin, Mineral Supplements May Not Boost Heath – Study

A study has revealed that taking vitamin and mineral supplements may not make much a difference in one’s health.

FG Threatens Striking Health Workers With Sack

The Federal Government has threatened to sack striking health workers if they do not start work on Wednesday (today).
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Menstrual Hygiene: Expert Advocates Subsidized Sanitary

A public health expert, Mrs Peace Emmanuel, has called on govt health authorities and philanthropic Civil Society Organisations to subsidise sanitary pads to promote good menstrual hygiene in the country.

Cholera Outbreak: WHO Deploys 39 Personnel To Adamawa

The World Health Organisation (WHO)  has deployed 39 personnel to Mubi North and Mubi South local government areas of Adamawa to control a recent outbreak of cholera in the state, an official said.

Health Workers Insist On Strike

The striking Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) on Monday said it would continue its ongoing nationwide strike until the federal government meets their demands.

Screening Enhanced At Abuja Airport Over Ebola

Nigeria's Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, on Monday paid an unscheduled visit to Port-Health Service at Nnamdi International Airport, Abuja. The aim of the...

Physician Warns Women On Dangers Of Fixing Artificial Eyelashes

A medical practitioner, Dr Ayopo Adeyemi, on Sunday warned women against the use of artificial eyelashes, commonly used to enhance beauty, in view of its grievous consequences.

Eating Seafood Regularly May Improve Sex Life, Says Study

A recent study by Harvard researchers found that couples who ate more fish each week were more likely to conceive children during the year of the study.

Germany Set To Introduce New Rules For Organ Donation

Germany is set to introduce new rules for organ donation, following German Foundation for Organ Transplants (DSO) report that only 797 people donated their organs in 2017.

JOHESU Leaders To Meet Over Court Ruling

The leadership of the Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) has called for a meeting of all state and zonal heads to decide on its next move with regard to health workers' nationwide strike.
Johesu workers salary: Union seeks prompt payment

Saraki, Health Workers’ Leadership To Meet Again Monday

Senate President Bukola Saraki will on Monday meet with the leadership of the striking Joint Health Sector Unions.

33% Children In C/River Have Visual Problems

The Nigeria Optometric Association (NOA) has said that 33 per cent of children in Cross River have visual defects.
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JOHESU Appeals Court Order, Insists On Strike

The Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) has appealed an Order of Interim Injunction from the National Industrial Court (NIC), compelling it to immediately resume duties.
Johesu workers salary: Union seeks prompt payment

Senate Meets Ministers, JOHESU Leader Over Strike

The Senate has intervened in the ongoing industrial action embarked upon by JOHESU, in a bid to end the strike and make the nation's hospitals functional once again.
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Adequate Crabs Consumption Protects Against Heart Diseases – Nutritionist

Regular consumption of crabs makes consumers less prone to chronic heart disease and can have long lifespan, a nutritionist, Olusola Malomo, revealed on Friday.
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Using A CPAP Machine Can Improve Sex, Study Says

Regular use of a continuous positive airway pressure or CPAP machine could improve the sex lives of people with obstructive sleep apnea, especially women, a new study says.

Six Common Medical Tools And Their Functions

Have you ever been to a hospital only to come across fascinating tools but don’t have a clue what they are used for? If yes, then you need to read this article.
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Ebola May Spread Globally From DRC, WHO Warns

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned that the Ebola disease might spread to other parts of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and even internationally. 

Group Drags JOHESU To Court For Failing To Suspend Strike

The incorporated trustees of Kingdom Human Rights Foundation International has commence contempt suit against top officials of the JOHESU for allegedly disobeying an order of the court.

Nigeria Demands Special Category For Immunization Coverage

The wife of Nigeria's senate president, Mrs Toyin Saraki has requested for increased support from the World Health Organisation (WHO) to Nigeria in the area of immunization coverage.
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