‘Over 1.5m Children In South-West, Edo Are Stunted’ – UNICEF

‘Over 1.5m Children In South-West, Edo Are Stunted’ – UNICEF

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says over 1.5 million children under five years in the South-West and Edo needs urgent intervention to address their stunted growth. Mrs Ada Ezeogu, the UNICEF Nutrition Specialist, Akure Field Office, made this known at a two-day media interaction on child nutrition in the South-West. The forum was organised by the Ogun Ministry of Information and Strategy in collaboration with UNICEF yesterday in Ibadan. According to her, an estimated 17…

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Typhoid Fever causes, symptoms, treatment, vaccine and how to differentiate from Malaria

Typhoid Fever causes, symptoms, treatment, vaccine and how to differentiate from Malaria

Typhoid fever is an acute illness associated with fever caused by the Salmonella enterica serotype Typhi bacteria. It can also be caused by Salmonellaparatyphi, a related bacterium that usually causes a less severe illness. The bacteria are deposited in water or food by a human carrier and are then spread to other people in the area. India, Pakistan, Nigeria and Egypt are also known as high-risk areas for developing this disease. Worldwide, typhoid fever affects more than 21 million people annually,…

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UITH medical director wants NHIS to cover infertility in couples

UITH medical director wants NHIS to cover infertility in couples

The Chief Medical Director (CMD) of the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH), Prof. Abdulwaheed Olatinwo, has canvassed the inclusion of infertility problems in the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).He made the appeal at the weekend, while delivering the University of Ilorin’s 178th Inaugural Lecture. He spoke on the topic: “Help for the helpless and hope for the hopeless-the medicine of reproductive possibility.” At the event, which was moderated by the Vice Chancellor of the…

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NDLEA educates youths against drug abuse in FCT

NDLEA educates youths against drug abuse in FCT

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), FCT Command,has launched a campaign to educate youths in the territory on the dangers of drug abuse. The Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the command, Mr Peter Adegbe,who is leading the campaign, said the exercise was targeted at youths in various strategic locations in the area. Tagged: “The Sad End of Drug Abuse”, the campaign educated the students of Veritas University Bwari, on the relationship between drug and…

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Breast Cancer: UCH Acquires Machines Worth N28m, Inaugurates Tumour Board

Breast Cancer: UCH Acquires Machines Worth N28m, Inaugurates Tumour Board

Leadership Nigeria Newspapers Breast Cancer: UCH Acquires Machines Worth N28m, Inaugurates Tumour [email protected] HOME NEWS POLITICS BUSINESS SPORTS FEATURES ENTERTAINMENT EDITORIAL OPINION COLUMNS OTHERS ADVERTISE WITH US OTHERSBreast Cancer: UCH Acquires Machines Worth N28m, Inaugurates Tumour BoardPublished 1 min ago on February 7, 2018 By NAN The University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, says it will intensify preventive medicine and health promotion as alternatives to curative medicine in the treatment of breast cancer. Its Chief Medical…

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LINACS In Cancer Treatment: The UDUTH Model

LINACS In Cancer Treatment: The UDUTH Model

There are machines, and there is the Linear Accelerator, commonly known as the LINAC. A true scientific marvel, it is used to treat cancer patients. Historically, doctors used radiation-filled glass tubes implants to destroy cancer cells since 1898. But this was imprecise and collateral damage was much. The modern LINAC, is a laser guided missile producing millions of volts of energy travelling in a straight line at nearly the speed of light to strike directly…

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2 Die Of Diarrhea, 82 Hospitalised In Kaduna

2 Die Of Diarrhea, 82 Hospitalised In Kaduna

No fewer than two children have died and 82 others hospitalized following an outbreak of vomiting and diarrhoea in Jema’a Local Government Area of Kaduna State. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) learnt that the outbreak was recorded in Kafanchan and neighbouring villages of Katsit, Takau and Katsak. Abdullmumin Bala, the Disease Control Officer of the Local Government confirmed the development to NAN on Monday in Kafanchan. He said that the affected children aged 1-5,…

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FCTA To Vaccinate 620, 000 Children Against Measles

FCTA To Vaccinate 620, 000 Children Against Measles

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) said it would vaccinate over 620, 000 children, between the ages of 9 months to 5 years, in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), against measles disease. Briefing newsmen on the 2018 measles follow-up campaign, scheduled for February 8th to 20th, in the FCT, the secretary of FCTA Health and Human Services Secretariat (HHSS), Barrister Elizabeth Amanda Pam, said that the campaign shall take place in all the 62 wards…

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FG Bans Open Drug Market In 2019

FG Bans Open Drug Market In 2019

The Federal Government says it will shut down all open drug markets this year to curb unwholesome drug distribution system. The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, disclosed this in a statement issued after a ground breaking ceremony of the Coordinated Wholesale Centre (CWC) in Abia. Adewole, in the statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) by the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) on Wednesday, frowned at the chaotic drug distribution system…

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Lassa fever kills 21 in Nigeria, says health officials

Lassa fever kills 21 in Nigeria, says health officials

  Twenty-one people have died from Lassa fever in Nigeria this month, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control said on Wednesday, in the latest outbreak in Africa’s most populous nation. “Since the beginning of 2018, 80 cases have been classified as: 77 confirmed cases, three probable cases with 21 deaths,” the NCDC said on Twitter. Cases have been reported in 13 of 36 states while 10 health care workers had been affected, it added. Lassa…

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