Cossy Discharged From Hospital, Now On Crutches

According to Cossy, who spent three weeks in the hospital before she was discharged, she had a panic attack while handling the cat, she fell and had her foot twisted backwards. “I had a panic attack while handling my cat so I fell and my foot got twisted backwards,” she told TS Weekend. “I had an x-ray […]

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Malaria Kills Over 1,800 People in Burundi – United Nations

In its latest situation report, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said 5.7 million cases of malaria had been recorded in Burundi in 2019 — a figure roughly equal to half its entire population. Of those cases, a total of 1,801 died from the mosquito-born disease in Burundi between Jan. […]

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7 Home-Made Remedies For Eczema

Eczema is a common, chronic, non-infectious skin condition. The main symptom of this inflammatory disease is a very itchy rash.  Eczema, also called dermatitis, is a skin condition that causes patches of itchy, irritated skin. There are many types of eczema. Some cases are a response to an allergen or irritant, while others don’t have a clear cause. […]

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Campaign for Youths Living with HIV

According to records, there are 5 million youth living with HIV. Young people’s risk of becoming newly infected with HIV is closely correlated with age of sexual debut. Abstinence from sexual intercourse and delayed initiation of sexual behaviour are among the central aims of HIV prevention efforts for young people. Decreasing the number of sexual […]

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WHO declares Ebola in Eastern Congo to be emergency of ‘international concern’

The World Health Organization took the rare step Wednesday of classifying an ongoing Ebola outbreak in eastern Congo as a “public health emergency of international concern,” just days after a first case of the virus was confirmed in the major city of Goma on the border with Rwanda.  The last time the global health body declared an […]

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Patient commits suicide at University of Benin Teaching Hospital

A male patient has committed suicide at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital, the hospital confirmed on Tuesday, the News Agency of Nigeria reports. Spokesman for UBTH, Mr Joshua Uwaila, said the incident occurred at the Accident and Emergency Ward of the hospital on Saturday night. It was alleged that the victim took his own […]

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N919m fraud: Buhari sacks NHIS boss, Usman Yusuf

President Muhammadu Buhari has finally sacked the Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Prof. Usman Yusuf after seven months of being recommended for dismissal. He also approved the appointment of Prof. Mohammed Nasir Sambo as the new Executive Secretary. Concise News recalls that a panel set by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation had […]

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Experts seeks more support for albinos in Nigeria

In commemoration of the 5th International Albinism Awareness Day organised by The Albino Network Association in Lagos on June 15, experts from various fields have called for more support for people living with the condition in the country. The event, which saw various speakers including health practitioners present different papers urging government and members of […]

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Disregard Rumour Of Ebola Case In Nigeria, FG Tells Citizens

A statement from the Federal Ministry of Health, quoted the Permanent Secretary, Mr Abdullaziz Mashi Abdullahi, as saying the message was false, could cause harm to innocent people, and create panic among citizens. This comes amid concerns about the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo and days after a scare in Kenya. The […]

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Due to rise in suicide, NAFDAC announces plan to regulate Sniper

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), is considering modifying the container of popular insecticide, Sniper, over the recent increase in its use for suicide in Nigeria. The Director General of the agency, Prof. Christiana Adeyeye, made the disclosure during NAFDAC’s commemoration of World Food Safety Day. According to her, sniper […]

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Botswana High Court decriminalises gay sex

Botswana’s High Court has overturned a colonial-era law criminalizing consensual same-sex relations in a landmark victory for Africa’s LGBTQ movements. The court in the southern African country unanimously ruled on Tuesday that the legislation was discriminatory, unconstitutional and against the public interest.  “A democratic society is one that embraces tolerance, diversity and open-mindedness,” Justice Michael […]

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Nechama Rivlin, Wife of Israeli President, Dies at 73

A day before her 74th birthday, Israeli First Lady Nechama Rivlin died on Tuesday at the Belinson hospital after she lost her battle to the pulmonary illness she fought in recent years, and after she underwent a lung transplant in March. She was the wife of Israeli President Reuven Rivlin. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was among the first […]

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Tobacco smoking major cause of lung cancer – WHO

As the world marks the “No Tobacco Day”, the World Health Organization, (WHO) has disclosed that over 75 percent of lung diseases are traceable to excessive tobacco smoking. 
WHO Nigeria Officer in Charge, Dr.  Clement Peter who read out a message of the WHO Regional Director, Dr. Matshidiso Moeti at an event in Abuja yesterday, noted that part of the campaign is to ensure at least, 24 hours abstinence from all forms of tobacco. 

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Dogara Offers Free Medical Treatment To 10,000 Bauchi Residents

The Speaker of house of representatives Yakubu Dogara has sponsored free medical treatment to no fewer than10, 000 residents in Bauchi local government area of Bauchi State on various ailments. The medical outreach which commenced on Thursday at Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital (ATBUTH) Bauchi would be carried out by specialists under the aegis of ‘Doctors on the Move Africa’.

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Ayade donates N1m to inmate who delivered twins in Calabar Prison

GOV. Ben Ayade of Cross River has donated N1 million and other gift items to the management of the General Hospital Calabar for the upkeep of the prison inmate who gave birth to twins at the hospital on Thursday April 18.
Ayade, who was represented by the Commissioner for Health, Dr Inyang Asibong, said on Saturday in Calabar that the gesture was a special Easter gift to the mother of the twins; a boy and girl.

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Nigeria loses N400bn on medical tourism annually — Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has lamented that Nigeria loses over N400billion annually to medical tourism and urged stakeholders to join hands to find solution to it.
The president urged  the course participants of the Senior Executive Course, SEC 41 of the National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies, NIPSS, to provide solutions to issues.

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Fake Meningitis Vaccines in Circulation, NAFDAC Raises Alarm

According to a press statement by Prof. Moji Adeyeye, NAFDAC’s Director General, health authorities in that country issued an alert on the fake vaccines after it was discovered during the routine inspection of pharmacies in Niamey in March.

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5 Usual Ovulation Pains and How to Cinch Them

If you experience disruptive pain associated with ovulation or nausea, vomiting, fever, chills or pain with urination, it’s best to contact your healthcare provider and talk about your symptoms and your contraceptive. The birth control pill can be helpful in preventing ovulation.

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Female Student of Nasarawa Polytechnic Runs Mad (graphics)

According to eyewitnesses, the lady emerged from the Country Club area in Ikeja GRA, Lagos, and started talking to herself.
“Nobody suspected anything at first as she was merely just loafing about,” said one witness.
“However, as she walked down Joel Ogunnaike Street, she started dancing. Then she went to the refuse bin and started picking stuff from there and puting into her bag.

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True Story: My husband drinks non-stop and lies about it

He comes from a family of drunks. He asked me to marry him when his mum passed away and now we have two little boys and a girl. I’m 28 and he’s 31.
I’m absolutely drained by his lies and have no self-esteem any more. When I ask him to cut back on drinking, he turns it around and makes out like it’s me in the wrong.

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