68,000 Nigerian women die yearly to pregnancy, childbirth complications

Prof. Dolapo Lufadeju, the National Coordinator, Rotary International Project on National Family Planning Campaign, says Nigeria is losing 68,000 women yearly as a result of pregnancy and child birth complications. Lufadeju disclosed this on Thursday during the South West Family Planning Campaign Project of Rotary International in Ibadan. He said the figure represented 23 per […]

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Ebonyi Communities to end Female Genital Mutilation

About 11 communities in Afikpo North Local Government Area (LGA) of Ebonyi have expressed their readiness and commitment to put an end to the harmful practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in the area.   Female Genital Mutilation The communities’ new disposition was a reaction to the outcome of the United Nations Joint Programme (UNJP) […]

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458,000 die of breast cancer annually – Expert

The Nigeria Breweries Plc has called for increased awareness on breast cancer, particularly early detection and proper management of the disease to reduce its high rate in the society.   This is as a medical expert, Dr. Moroof Suleiman, guest lecturer and head O&G of Gwamna Awan Hospital, Dr. Moroof Suleiman, has disclosed of 1.38 million […]

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67-year-old becomes China’s ‘oldest new mother’

A 67-year-old woman has given birth in China, a hospital said Monday, with the parents claiming they are the country’s oldest couple to have a natural birth. The woman surnamed Tian, delivered a healthy girl by Caesarean section on Friday, Zaozhuang city’s Maternity and Child Health Care Hospital told AFP. “The child was bestowed on […]

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Nigeria to import doctors from Europe, United States

Health Minister Osagie Ehanire said yesterday that Nigeria would employ the services of medical experts from Europe and America. The disclosure came at a time that some stakeholders are expressing concern about the migration of health workers from the country. Ehanire said officials of the ministry were in touch with foreign embassies for specialists who […]

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Instagram Bans Filters with the Effect of Plastic Surgery

Instagram is banning photo filters which make people look like they’ve had cosmetic surgery. Filters which boost the size of people’s lips or mimic facelifts will no longer be allowed on the app. The company said it wanted filters to be a ‘positive experience’ and that it was making the move to protect users’ mental […]

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Fake Doctor Arrested in Kenya After Performing 8 Successful Surgeries

A fake doctor in Kenya has been busted after he managed to perform surgery on nine unsuspecting clients. Ronald Melly worked for many years at the Kapsabet County Referral Hospital in Kenya without anybody noticing that he was a fake doctor. According to a report by forum.facmedicine.com, the fake doctor performed several surgery operations on […]

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Surgeon Transplants Heart Of 35-Year-Old Woman To 12-Year-Old Girl

The heart of a 35-year-old woman, who suffered from brain death, was successfully transplanted into a 12-year-old girl on Friday September 28 in Tehran after being transferred by air medical services from Imam Reza Hospital in Tabriz to Shariati Hospital in Tehran. There is a nearly 600-kilomerter distance between Tabriz and Tehran and the heart […]

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Sanwo-Olu’s wife launches free surgeries for 150 residents

Lagos State governor’s wife Dr. Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu on Tuesday launched a free surgical intervention programme for residents as part of activities to commemorate the 100 days in office of the Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu administration. The free health mission, which is being organised by the government, in partnership with a non-governmental organisation (NGO), Benjamin Olowojebutu Foundation, […]

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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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