Private sector healthcare providers have welcomed the Federal Government’s Economic Recovery and Growth Plan 2017-2020(ERGP) with the view that its implementation would boost and address the problems facing the health sector in the country. The ERGP inaugurated by President Muhammadu Buhari in February 2017 articulates the government’s broad agenda for restoring growth, investing in people…
The 10-day detoxification plan
In the last couple of weeks, I presented the 30-Day Challenge in this column. From responses received, I want to believe it was well accepted. However, a few persons complained about the duration, 30 days! There are shorter plans and I am going to describe a 10-Day Detoxification Plan today.
SCAF raise awareness on sickle cell, celebrate Margaret Olele
The Sickle Cell Aid Foundation (SCAF) has been holding awareness programmes, which is part of its annual series of events to mark World Sickle Cell Day 2017. This year’s activities were centred on two themes.
Borno disburses N30.8m to hospitals, medical centres
The Borno State Government under the National States’ Health Investment Project (NSHIP) and Performance Based Financing (PBF) scheme; has disbursed N30.8 million to three General Hospitals and health centres to improve healthcare delivery services in the state.
Is your child addicted to illicit drugs?
The International Day Against Drug Abuse and Trafficking serves to draw awareness to the rise in drug abuse and educate people on the major problems that illicit drug use and drug abuse represent to the society.
Medical lab scientists urge FG to fund accreditation process
As part of efforts to promote quality medical laboratory services in the nation’s health care facilities, the Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists of Nigeria (AMLSN) has called on the Federal Government to adequately fund medical laboratory accreditation.
Fish eaters report less arthritis pain
In rheumatoid arthritis, the body's immune system mistakenly attacks the joints, creating swelling and pain. It can also affect body systems, such as the cardiovascular or respiratory systems.
Big gap in cancer deaths between rich, poor countries
Over the past few decades, death rates linked to cancer and heart disease have declined in most developed nations, thanks to more effective prevention strategies, early detection and greater access to quality health care.
How noisy cities disrupt heartbeat, trigger disease, by studies
The cacophony of noise town centres could trigger heart problems, a new study suggests, after scientists found that fluctuating sounds on busy high streets disturb normal cardiac rhythms.
Varsity teacher wants legislation to accept infertility in couples as a disease
A Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology from University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH), Augustine Oruhe, has urged the Federal Government to treat the issue of infertility among some couples as a disease like every other diseases considered chronic.