Stakeholders in the health sector have called for resource mobilisation, policy-making, capacity-building as well as quick deployment of resources to healthcare facilities to prevent sudden outbreak of infectious disease.
Decline in global funding threatens search for HIV vaccine
A decline in funding by donor agencies might threaten the search for a vaccine for Human Immuno-deficiency Virus/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV-AIDS).This was revealed yesterday in a 2016 document ahead of the 9th International AIDS Society....
Physicians want specialised healthcare in West African sub-region
The Nigeria chapter of the West African College of Physicians (NACP) yesterday called for the provision of specialised services for the people of the West African sub-region through stronger healthcare delivery system.
Exercise reduces chronic lower back pain by up to 16%
Being highly active reduces the risk of chronic lower back pain by 16 per cent, new research reveals. Regular moderate activity lowers the risk by 14 per cent, a study review found.
Babies are not inherently biased against people that are different to them, proving we learn to dislike
We are not born with the tendency to dislike people who are different. That is according to a new study that claims discrimination against unfamiliar people is a learned trait.
Staying free from antibiotic-resistant gonorrhoea
Gonorrhoea affects over 78 million people worldwide each year, mostly older teenagers and adults. It is mainly spread by having unprotected vaginal, oral or anal sex.
Private dentists call for review of NHIS rating of oral care
People see dental practice as expensive because they don’t have access to it. They don’t even know that they should go to a dentist and not general hospital when they have tooth ache.
Experts harp on effective management of sickle cell anaemia
They opined that majority of the 3.5 per cent growth rate of the sickle cell crisis, which result in going to Emergency Rooms or hospitals can be treated at home, enabling the patients live a long and productive life.
Catch the fitness bug: Eat right - Part 1
Fruits and vegetables, whole grains, beans and legumes, nuts and seeds, fish (preferably oily fish with lots of omega-3 fatty acids), skinless poultry, and plant-based alternatives, low-fat and fat-free dairy products, healthier fats and non-tropical oils