Nigeria Centres for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed two deaths from Lassa fever in Ondo and Ebonyi states. NCDC, in the reporting Week 41 (October 8-14, 2018), published yesterday confirmed 13 new cases of Lassa fever from Edo (four), Ondo (four) Ebonyi (two) Delta (one), Kogi (one), and Imo (one). The Centre noted that from…
Why sickle cell is neglected in Nigeria, by CrimsonBow Initiative
The co-founder, CrimsonBow Sickle Cell Initiative, a Non Governmental Organisation (NGO), Mr. Greg Emuze, has described genetic blood condition as not lucrative in the health sector; hence little attention is paid to it. According to him, big pharmaceutical companies would rather focus their energy and resources to conditions like leukemia, cancer, renal and cardio vascular…
Experts seek passage of mental health bill, telephonic counselling
Experts have urged the federal and state government on the immediate passage of the Mental Health Bill into law in order to arrest mental illnesses and issues that pose great danger to the society. They stressed that since the introduction of the Mental Health Bill in 2003, with the hope of reducing the burden of…
Simple food rules for healthy living
Let me give you something to think about, and this is very important... if we took away modern society and plopped you on a deserted island, what is the #1 most important thing in your life at that point? That’s right - FOOD! What will I eat to survive and thrive? At that point, you can forget about careers....
Lack of access to WASH facilities raises risk of disease outbreaks
Worried by the lack of access to Water Sanitation and Health (WASH) facilities, Wife of the Senate President, Toyin Ojora Saraki has stated that Nigeria's generation to come will be devastated if the government fails to provide the necessary investment in WASH facilities and honour its recent promises.
Beginner tips for prenatal exercising
Labour and delivery are athletic events, you must prepare for them. This is why, at most antenatal classes, women are told to workout and eat healthy. But how does a pregnant woman who has never worked out start to work out in a way that is both safe and effective for her?
Stakeholders chide FG over decline in research
Scientists and academia have faulted the federal government over the gradual decline of research in Nigeria.They stressed that, while developed countries have strengthened their research - addressing economic challenges, bridging knowledge and skill gaps and building solutions to the problems of others...
Kogi moves to improve maternal, child health
The Maternal and Child Survival Program in Kogi State being implemented by Jhpeigo in partnership with Kogi State Ministry of Health and other partners with funding from USAID is strategising to improve maternal, newborn, adolescent and child health in the State.
Herbal preparation for eight common ailments
Researchers at the University of Lagos (UNILAG) have validated methods of preparing herbal potions for eight common ailments- hypertension, dysentery, low sperm count and weak erection, coated tongue, piles, menstrual disorders, leucorrhoea (vaginal discharge) and fevers.
Joe Nwiloh Foundation seeks to reduce heart disease burden in Nigeria
Towards reducing the burden of heart related diseases in the country, a non-profit organisation, Joe Nwiloh Foundation has been officially launched to provide financial aid to indigent Nigerians needing life-saving surgery and other advanced interventional treatments not accessible to them.
320,000 IDPs in Northeast require mental care, says WHO
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said that 320,000 internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the Northeast; may require mental healthcare. The health disorders, were caused by the nine-year Boko Haram insurgency in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states.
Herbs effective in management of diabetes
There are different ways of administering herbal products like we found out when considering the classification of herbs. One of the ways of administration is by brewing and either boiling the herb with water to a desired temperature and letting it stand for the active ingredient flow out or pouring hot water....