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PHC, core of Nigeria’ health system - Oluyombo

The Director of Medical Services, Lagos State Primary Health Care Board, Dr Sanni Oluyombo, has said that the National Health Policy recognises Primary Health Care, PHC, as the core of Nigeria's health system.
Addressing journalists in Lagos at a programme organised by Development Communicat [...]

Tue, 16 August 2016


“Kids of divorce less likely to race to the altar”

Daughters and sons of mothers who tied the knot young are more likely to want to marry early too, but only if Mom stayed married, new research has found.
And millennials whose moms divorced tend to want to move more slowly, perhaps in the interest of avoiding the mistakes of their parents.
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Sat, 13 August 2016


Brain stimulation during sleep can boost memory – Study

When you sleep, your brain is busy storing and consolidating things you learned that day, stuff you'll need in your memory toolkit tomorrow, next week, or next year. For many people, especially those with neurological conditions, memory impairment can be a debilitating symptom that affects every-d [...]

Fri, 12 August 2016


FG launches rapid result health initiative

The Federal Ministry of Health has launched rapid result initiative program tagged “better health for all” designed to produce quick and visible impact that will affect the lives of every Nigerian, especially the most vulnerable. 
Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, said th [...]

Fri, 12 August 2016


Researchers pinpoint neurons that tell the brain when to stop drinking

By activating particular neurons, we may be able to influence alcohol drinking behavior, according to new findings published by researchers at the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine in the journal Biological Psychiatry.
The group's prior research showed that alcohol cons [...]

Mon, 11 July 2016


Testosterone therapy improves sexual function in older men

Older men with low libido and low testosterone levels showed more interest in sex and engaged in more sexual activity when they underwent testosterone therapy, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.
The study is the l [...]

Mon, 11 July 2016


HPV vaccine stops 80 percent of cervical cancers

The new 9-valent human papillomavirus vaccine, can potentially prevent 80 percent of cervical cancers in the United States, if given to all 11- or 12-year-old children before they are exposed to the virus.
In addition to protecting against 80 percent of cervical cancers, the new 9-Valent human p [...]

Mon, 11 July 2016


World blood day: Minister tasks Nigerians on voluntary donation

As Nigeria joined the rest of the world to mark World Blood Donor Day, the Minister of State for Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, has urged Nigerians to sacrifice their blood by donating it to those in need. 
According to the minister, the occasion to mark world blood donor day focuses on recogn [...]

Wed, 29 June 2016


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