Thursday, January 17, 2019
New HIV drug kills 99 per cent of virus during first human trial - A new HIV drug created by Israeli researchers has passed its first human clinical trial. At end of the trial, it was discovered that the drug, named...
Beans as ‘cheap, effective blood tonic’ - Have you been told that your iron levels are low? Have you been diagnosed with iron deficiency, also known as anaemia? Or are you a pregnant woman that needs to boost your blood...
Nigerians want more awareness campaign on health insurance - SOME Nigerians have called for more enlightenment on the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) to enable more people, especially the poor, to access it and improve their health. In interviews with News...
NGO launches free healthcare programme in Delta state - A Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), “05 Initiative”, said on Thursday that it had performed more than 1,000 surgeries in the ongoing statewide free medicare programme. The founder of the NGO and wife of...
Drug abuse: NAFDAC begins training of 20,000 young pharmacists - The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) on Tuesday said it had commenced training of 20,000 young pharmacists across the country as parts of its effort...
Nigeria, Ghana top online searches for abortion pills - Nigeria and Ghana is on the top of the list in a report for highest online searches for abortion pills in the world. Women’s health is an especially big concern in...
Artificial eyelashes have grievous consequences – medical expert: 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. Adeyemi told the News Agency of...
Codeine cough syrup recalled by Pharmacist council of Nigeria - The Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) says it has started recalling cough syrup containing Codeine from its stakeholders in compliance with Federal Government directive. *Experts say codeine syrup is used in...
Ebola Outbreak Spreads To DR Congo’s Urban Area As 20 Die - Congo’s health minister says Ebola has spread to a city, the capital of Equateur province, a worrying shift in the new outbreak in the northwest of the country,...
Men have long experimented with remedies to treat erectile dysfunction and have had mixed results. Though research is still in its preliminary stages, some studies suggest that watermelon may be a viable substitute for Viagra. The advent of Viagra and...
Ketamine — a medication primarily used as an anesthetic — may offer a fast and effective way to reduce suicidal thoughts among individuals with depression. This is the finding of a new study by researchers from Columbia University Medical...
A total sum of US$100 million has been set aside by Federal Government’s partners in the fight against HIV/AIDS, to conduct a national survey to rebase the HIV prevalence in Nigeria. Dr Erasmus Morah, Country Director of the Joint UN...
The current outbreak of the Monkey Pox has trended on the news lately following its reported break-in Bayelsa state where a medical doctor and 10 persons who were affected are currently being quarantined in an isolation centre at the...
  Yobe state is currently fighting the spread of Lassa fever, the state commissioner for health Dr. Bello Kawuwa has said. He commissioner said on Wednesday that four patience suspected to be living with the ailment are currently been quarantined Kawuwa told...
The Lagos State Government has on Tuesday confirmed a total of 27 cases in the suspected diarrhoea outbreak which has riddled the state. The Commissioner of Health in the state, Dr. Jide Idris stated that of the 27 cases which...
The Initiator Segun Anwoju Life Empowerment Foundation SALEF Mr Segun Anwoju has called Lagos state government to build a primary healthcare center in Iraye Oke of Eredo Local Council Development Area. Anwoju made the call while speaking with the newsmen...
The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) in Kogi has directed its members to resume a strike they suspended two weeks ago. The association said in a statement after an emergency congress in Lokoja on Saturday that the resumption of the strike...
Gov. Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State on Thursday flagged off the state health insurance scheme, saying it would improve health care service delivery to the people. Speaking at the flag off ceremony held at the Civic Centre in Ibadan, the...
Private Sector Health Alliance of Nigeria, PHN, says one million women and children die annually as a result of demand and supply side challenges recorded in Nigeria’s complex and dynamic health system. The Chief Executive Officer/Board Member of PHN, Mr....
  A new study demonstrates that an old medical imaging procedure might significantly increase an infertile couple's chance of conceiving. The findings are likely to spark big changes in the way that infertility is approached. Infertility tends to be a taboo...
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