The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN-OCHA) has said Yobe State declared the outbreak of cholera two weeks after it was declared in Borno State and has so far killed 97 persons. Its Head of Communication, Samantha Newport, disclosed in a statement issued yesterday in Maiduguri, that the total recorded cases…
WHO alerts on rise in alcohol-related deaths
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has raised the alarm on the rise in alcohol-related deaths globally. It said that alcoholics die through violence, injuries, mental health problems and diseases like cancer and stroke. According to WHO’s global status report on alcohol and health 2018 released at the weekend, more than three million people died as…
Experts raise the alarm over maternal death rate in Kaduna
Health officials in Kaduna State, under the Maternal and Peri-Natal Deaths Surveillance and Responses (MPDSR), have said that the state recorded about 123 maternal deaths out of 10,453 deliveries in 30 secondary and tertiary facilities between January and June this year.
Junk food tied to higher cancer risk
People who regularly eat foods with a low nutritional quality have a higher risk of developing cancer. The study authors state that more countries should now enforce food labeling that clearly specifies nutritional value. Countries need to implement better policies for food labeling so that consumers understand what they are buying. The British Food Standards…
Experts worry over Nigeria’s growing population
Experts in the health sector have expressed concerns over Nigeria’s growing population, saying lack of innovation in the sector is responsible for the trend. Speaking at a health innovation forum in Abuja, they warned that if left unchecked, the country may not be able to contain the negative effects that will follow. Worried over the…
Waterborne diseases: Personal and environmental hygiene key to prevention
Recently, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed casualties in many states across the country due to cases of gastroenteritis’ cholera outbreak.
Cold season: Warm clothing, hydration good for children
Kids need extra care during rainy season to keep off infections and diseases. As the cold weather persists, children’s health is likely to be affected. So, what should parents do to prevent their children from suffering typical seasonal illnesses?
Alcohol kills over 3 million people yearly - WHO
Harmful use of alcohol is responsible for the death of around 3 million people per year, according to a new report by the World Health Organization. The UN health agency’s latest report on alcohol and health pointed out that alcohol causes more than one in 20 deaths globally each year, including drink driving, alcohol-induced violence…
NCDC reports monkey pox outbreak in 15 states
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has said of 76 cases of monkey pox reported in 2018, 37 have been confirmed with one probable and two deaths in 15 states.
Sanofi, Catholic Archdiocese of Lagos inaugurate diabetes, hypertension clinic
To help address the growing incidence of diabetes and hypertension in Nigeria, multinational healthcare company, Sanofi, and the Catholic Archdiocese of Lagos, on September 17 entered into an agreement to provide specialized care in the effective management of the two diseases...
How not to develop herbal medicine, by experts
Herbal medicineS have from time immemorial proven to be potent antidotes to different ailments and its abilities to prevent, combat and annihilate acute illnesses from the human body system.