Kano State Government says it is planning to spend over N80 million in the Maternal Newborn and Child Health Week(MNCH). The state Commissioner for Health, Dr Kabiru Getso, announced this at a news Conference ahead of the week in Kano. Getso said during the programme, over 2.6 million children below the age of six were…
Akintayo: Unrestricted access is major cause of painkiller abuse
Experts say some drugs have abuse potential and people consuming these drugs can become addicted. Olumide Akintayo, immediate past president of the Pharmaceutical...
Adult bedwetting is mostly a clinical condition, not spiritual attack
Adult bedwetting is quite different from that of children. And the causes can only be known after examination.
1,000 Nigerians die annually of disease epidemics, says ex-LUTH CMD
No fewer than 1,000 Nigerians die annually as a result of disease epidemics, a public health expert, Prof. Akin Osibogun, said on Saturday in Lagos. Osibogun, a former Chief Medical Director (CMD) of LUTH, Lagos, disclosed this at the 8th annual symposium of the Health Writers’ Association of Nigeria (HEWAN). The symposium’s theme was “Emergency…
Why stroke cases are increasing
A Consultant Physiotherapist, Dr Chris Okafor, says the incidence of stroke has increased in the country due to the dwindling economy and the state of healthcare delivery.
Project set to reduce maternal, child deaths in Nigeria
Several studies including the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the United Nation International Children’s Education Fund (UNICEF) have shown that critical strategy...
Rotary Mega Club of Lagos, others hold blood donation camp
The Rotary Mega Club of Lagos Island in partnership with Kewalram Chanrai has held a blood donation camp in Lagos where they urged Nigerians to voluntarily donate blood to save lives.
Ginger tops herbal ‘cures’ for sore throat
It is usually associated with dry and cold conditions. A sore throat is pain, scratchiness or irritation of the throat that often worsens when one swallows.
NIMR DG charges advisory board on credibility, research
The Director General of the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research (NIMR) Yaba, Lagos, Prof. Babatunde Salako, has said that funding remains the main plague to research in Nigeria...
FMC Umuahia performs first free kidney transplants on two patients
Thursday and Friday, December 7 and 8, 2017 will ever remain remarkable and memorable in the South East medical sector as the days the Federal Medical Centre...