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

NAFDAC Boss Reveals How Contaminated Food Kills Nigerians

Head of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Prof. Moji Adeyeye, has called on Nigerians to ensure they consume diets devoid of contamination.

Ebola: 300 People Infected In Eastern DR Congo

DR Congo's health ministry says the deadly Ebola virus has infected 300 people in the country eastern region since the outbreak almost two months ago.
Death Caused By Heart Diseases Doubles In Men After 40 – Cardiologist

Studies Reveal Dangers Of Noise To Human Heart

American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions has revealed that exposure to environmental noises might increase the risk of heart attacks and strokes.
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Homosexuals At Higher Risk Of Contacting HIV – Agency

Homosexuals, people injecting drugs and commercial sex workers are at higher risk of contracting HIV/AIDs, says the Gombe state Agency for the Control of HIV/AIDS.

OOUTH Grosses N308.7m Revenue In 8 Months

CMD of Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOUTH), Dr Peter Adefuye, has revealed that the facility generated N308.7 million as between Jan. and Aug., 2018.
Nigeria, Others Losing $2bn Yearly To Illegal Fishing - Gulf Of Guinea

NAFDAC Warns Against Consumption Of Puffer Fish

National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has cautioned Nigerians against consuming puffer fish.
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Lack Of Regular Sex Can Result In Job Loss – Therapist

A sex therapist and consultant psychiatrist Tomi Imarah says not having sex regularly can result in job loss.

Five Dead, Many Hospitalised As Cholera Hits Gombe State

Four persons have been killed with 16 others injured following the outbreak of cholera in Gombe State, according to the State Government.

FG Says Nigeria Has Highest Number Of HIV Infected Babies

Nigeria has the highest number of mother-to-child transmission of HIV/AIDS globally, according to Health Minister Isaac Adewole. 
Doctors Separate Conjoined Twins In Abuja Hospital (Photos)

Doctors Separate Conjoined Twins In Abuja Hospital (Photos)

A team of doctors has successfully separated a set of conjoined twins at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital in Gwagwalada, Federal Capital Territory.

Yellow Fever: UNICEF, NPHCDA To Vaccinate 18.6m In 5 States, FCT

UNICEF and NPHCDA, has revealed its target plan of 18.6 million people to be vaccinated against yellow fever disease in five states and the FCT.
Dogs Can Be Trained To Detect Malaria In People - Study

Dogs Can Be Trained To Detect Malaria In People – Study

Sniff dogs could be trained to detect malaria in people infected with the disease, a new study has revealed.
Canadian Governor-General Launches Lagos Biobank

Canadian Governor-General Launches Lagos Biobank

The Governor-General of Canada Julie Payette has inaugurated the $4.5m Lagos Biobank on Tuesday in the Yaba axis of the commercial nerve center. 

Gombe Ministry Of Health Plans To Trap Pastoralists For Treatment

Gombe Ministry of Health said it will strategize on how to trap pastoralists who move from one place to another to detect those infected with tuberculosis.

Gov. Ajimobi Reiterates Commitment To Affordable, Quality Health Care

Governor Abiola Ajimobi has said reiterated his administration's commitment to the provision of affordable, quality health care for residents of the state.
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79 Doctors Dump Kogi Civil Service

NMA, Kogi state chapter disclosed that a total of 79 doctors had left Kogi Civil Service in the last one year as a result of poor condition of service.

Ebola Death Toll Climbs To 164 In DR Congo

Health authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo say 164 people have died from the Ebola outbreak in the eastern part of the central African nation.

Nigeria Gets $660m Grant From Global Fund To Fight HIV/AIDS

The Global Fund, a global financing body has handed Nigeria an extra $660m to tackle HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis

Kano, UNICEF Partner To Tackle Malnutrition

Both Kano state government and the United Nations Children’s Fund contributed N350 Million last year, as intervention against malnutrition amongst children under five years.
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FG Plans To Reduce Number Of Children Per Woman

Minister of Finance Zainab Ahmed has said the federal government will come up with a policy to control the number of children a mother can give birth to.

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