Science continues to peel away layers of the skin microbiome to reveal its protective properties. In a study published in Science Advances on February 28, University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers report a potential new role for some bacteria on the skin: protecting against can [...]
Alcohol use disorders are the most important preventable risk factors for the onset of all types of dementia, especially early-onset dementia.
This according to a nationwide observational study, published in The Lancet Public Health journal, of over one million adults diagnosed with dementia in [...]
The Nigerian Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, has officially confirmed the death of 90 persons from Lassa fever.
The situation report from NCDC for week eight, released on Friday disclosed that from January 1 to February 25, 2018, 1081 suspected cases and 90 deaths have been reported from 18 s [...]
The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has said that Nigeria stands to gain a lot by aligning with organisations who were able to offer innovative and transformative opportunities that would accelerate healthcare delivery in the country.
Adewole said this while speaking with officers from [...]
The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has called for the harmonization of Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, a bill for better disease surveillance and outbreak investigations in Nigeria.
The minister made this call during the public hearing of the bill establishing the Nigeria Ce [...]
The Federal Ministry of Health has launched the drug-related health policies and guidelines document.
The documents: National Policy for Controlled Medicines and its Implementation Strategies, National Guidelines for Quantification of Narcotic Medicines, National Guidelines for Estimation of Ps [...]
A Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) 2017 has shown that in Nigeria more than half of the population of children age five to fourteen years are involved in child labour.
The proportion of these children partaking in this trade increased from 47.1 percent in 2011 to 50.8 percent in 2017. [...]
The U.S. Government through the President’s Malaria Initiative, PMI, has donated 2.9 million bed nets for distribution in Sokoto State.
The bed nets, valued at $8.1 million, will be distributed in all 23 local government areas of the State.
In a statement by the U.S. Embassy [...]
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