Health

NGO raises alarm over obesity rise in Africa

With the increasing rate of obesity in the continent, going by the projection of World Health Organisation, WHO, that more than one- third of African women and a quarter of African men are overweight, a non-governmental organisation, InVcap, has raised worry over the development.

Founding partn [...]

Fri, 15 April 2016


33% of couples in Nigeria have fertility issues - Orebamjo

A medical expert, Dr. Taiwo Orebamjo, has revealed that 33 percent of couples in Nigeria are faced with fertility problems.

Orebamjo, medical director of Parklande Specialist Hospital as well as Lifeshore Fertility Unit Lagos, in a chat with our correspondent in Lagos, disclosed that 1 In 3 cou [...]

Fri, 15 April 2016


Marijuana holds key to new fertility treatments for men - Report

In a research report in The FASEB Journal, scientists show that a cannabinoid receptor, called "CB2," helps regulate the creation of sperm.
Not only does this provide more evidence that marijuana can disrupt fertility in males, but it also suggests a therapeutic strategy for treating m [...]

Tue, 12 April 2016


422 million adults have diabetes globally - WHO


As the world commemorates the World Health Day, the World Health Organization, WHO, has revealed that the growing number of adults suffering from diabetes worldwide is almost 422 million.
In a statement made available to our correspondent in Lagos, WHO in its first global report on diabet [...]

Tue, 12 April 2016


Stakeholders’ eyes policy direction on essential drugs

Stakeholders in the health sector have called on the Lagos state government to create policy direction for essential drugs to boost the fight against childhood pneumonia and diarrhoea.
The drugs include amoxicillin dispersible tablet, amoxicillin dt, and zinc/ low osmolarity oral rehydration sal [...]

Wed, 06 April 2016


Expert unite, projects end of TB by 2035 globally

In order to reduce the epidemic burden of tuberculosis, TB, globally, the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research, NIMR, join hands with international community to fight the scourge, projects end of the disease by 2035.

Director General of NIMR, Prof. Innocent Ujah, said ending the epidemic by 2 [...]

Wed, 06 April 2016


We have saved 24,000 lives, improved 36,000 children in 10yrs

A global healthcare provider, Management Sciences for Health, MSH, has said it contributed to saving about 24,000 lives and improved the wellbeing of 36,000 children in the past ten years of its existence in Nigeria.

Country Representative of MSH in Nigeria, Dr. Zipporah Kpamor, disclosed this [...]

Wed, 06 April 2016


Emergencies should be treated within 24 hours - Adewole

As part of efforts to boost healthcare delivery to Nigerians, the Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has said directed that all accident and emergency cases should be treated within 24 hours at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH.

Addressing journalists at LUTH, the minister said [...]

Wed, 06 April 2016


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