Nigeria records 700 new HIV infections daily
Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and the National Agency for Control of AIDS (NACA) have alerted that on daily basis, there are about 5,000 new Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV) infections globally, out of which Nigeria contributes about 700 cases. They said Nigeria has the biggest HIV burden in West and Central Africa, representing…
AIDS coalition turns 15, re-strategises to tackle challenge in workplace
As part of activities to mark its 15 years anniversary, the Nigerian Business Coalition Against AIDS (NIBUCCA) has re-strategised to tackle Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV)/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) challenge in workplace. NiBUCAA in a media release called on corporate Nigeria to rededicate itself to fighting HIV-AIDS and other workplace health challenges. According to the…
NMA raises the alarm over safety of workers, plans security summit
The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has alleged insecurity of health workers across the country. A statement by the Chairman, National Committee on Security and Safety of Medical Doctors, Dr. Omolei Friday Imoniche, disclosed this yesterday. According to him, medical doctors and health workers have become the targets of kidnappers and other criminals in the country.…
First human-sheep hybrids created
Scientists have created the first ever human-sheep hybrids, paving the way for organs to be grown in animals which can be transplanted into humans.
Sitting linked to nine more cancers
Sitting for hours on end is linked to nine more cancers than we thought, according to the cancer expert who is helping to re-write the exercise guidelines.
Even light exercise can increase men's lifespan
A new study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine finds that even a few minutes of low-intensity physical activity may significantly reduce mortality risk among senior men.
Sleep problems in menopause linked to hot flashes, depression
A study of middle-aged women by the University of Illinois (UI) found that sleep problems vary across the stages of menopause, yet are consistently correlated with hot flashes and depression.
Kwara begins advocacy to launch health insurance scheme
Kwara State government has began advocacy activities to launch its Health Insurance Scheme (KWHIS).The scheme is a mandatory health insurance programme that would improve access to quality, equitable and affordable healthcare services in the state.
Drug prevents onset of type 1 diabetes in 60% of patients
A drug commonly used to control high blood pressure may also help prevent the onset of type 1 diabetes in up to 60 percent of those at risk for the disease, according to researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical.....
Why women who clean at home, work face increased lung function decline
Woman who work as cleaners or regularly use cleaning sprays or other cleaning products at home appear to experience a greater decline in lung function over time than women who do not clean, according to new research published online....