Nineteen civil society alliances from Africa, Asia, Europe, Eastern Mediterranean, and Latin America, and the Caribbean, including NCD Alliance Nigeria, have been awarded grants to accelerate
NACA, NCDC urge Nigerians to avoid risky behaviours that predispose to COVID-19, HIV
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and the National Agency for Control of AIDS (NACA) have urged Nigerians to avoid all forms of risky behaviour that predispose them
‘Why entire country should be on red alert for COVID-19 third wave’
A virologist and chairman, Expert Review Committee on COVID-19, Prof. Oyewale Tomori, has faulted calls by the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19 (PSC) that six states and Abuja should be placed...
How fried foods, sugary drinks raise risk of sudden cardiac death
Participants in a large-scale study who more commonly consumed a Southern-style diet - high in added fats, fried foods, processed meats, and sugary drinks - had a higher risk of sudden cardiac death
‘Family planning can help prevent transmission of HIV from mother to child’
In Preventing Mother to Child Transmission of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), family planning, according to the First Lady of Taraba state, Barrister Anna Darius Ishaku, has to be considered
Anxiety as COVID-19 deaths in Africa surge, ‘deadly’ variant spreads
The confirmation of the highly transmissible and deadly Delta variant of COVID-19 in Lagos and Oyo States, last Monday, and spike in pandemic-induced deaths in Africa, has heightened concerns of resurgence of infections in the country.
Firm sets up trauma care for mental health
Amid growing concern over suicide cases linked to traumatic experiences of Nigerians, JARS Education & Psychological Firm has launched a community trauma care centre. Known as Aşak Wellness Centre, the facility, which is located in the Ifako area of Lagos State, will help people living with stress, emotional and psychological sicknesses before they develop psychosis.…
More studies endorse healing with arts, music, dance
The use of arts, music and dance therapies in healing has, in recent times, gained patronage.
80% cancer cases presented late to oncologists in Nigeria, says expert
*Says non-specialist doctors compound cases through the wrong approach to treatment Consultant, Clinical Oncologist/ Lecturer, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Dr. Omolola Salako, has lamented that the country high rate of cancer fatality is due to the fact that patients are not presented to specialists on time for treatment. She said 80 per…
‘Tobacco abuse, alcohol, oral sex fuel rise in throat cancers’
Medical experts have raised alarm over rise in oral and throat cancers occasioned by abuse of tobacco, smoking, heavy alcohol consumption and indiscriminate oral sex. Oral and throat cancers are part of head and neck cancers.
Mustard seed tops ‘cures’ for COVID-19
SCIENTISTS have continued to record major breakthroughs in the search for natural cures for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) – the agent that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
Company gives reasons for choosing Nasarawa for building medical oxygen plant
In view of the high demand for medical oxygen in Nigerian hospitals, some private initiatives had emerged with the intention to support government efforts. One of such initiatives was the brainchild of LifeBank Limited. Aside from the oxygen plat sited in Lagos State, the company yesterday launched another AirCo-Oxygen Plant in the Orozo area of…