Health

Gut microbes eat our medication

The first time Vayu Maini Rekdal manipulated microbes, he made a decent sourdough bread. At the time, young Maini Rekdal, and most people who head to the kitchen to whip up a salad dressing, pop popcorn, ferment vegetables, or caramelize onions, did not consider the crucial chemical reactions behind t [...]

Fri, 14 June 2019


Traditional ruler turns palace to clinic

The village head of Kangimi-Ubangida, Igabi local government area of Kaduna State, Abudullahi Ubangida, has turned his palace into a clinic to reduce maternal mortality in the community. 

Ubangida, disclosed this at the Karishi General Hospital in Abuja.  

He said the gest [...]

Fri, 14 June 2019


U.S envoy drums support to end HIV/AIDs in Nigeria

In an efforts to curb the menace of HIV/AIDs, in Nigeria, a diplomat from the United States has appealed for concerted efforts from all Nigerians saying that the war against the disease cannot be fought by institutions alone. 

The United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Stuart Symington, made [...]

Fri, 14 June 2019


Polio Vaccination: Lagos Kicks Off Second Phase Weekend

With the aim to halt the spread of polio virus, the Lagos State government with support from partners kicks off campaign this weekend to increase coverage of immunized children against vaccine preventable diseases.

 

 

 

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Fri, 14 June 2019


Health ministry commits to tackling tobacco use

The Federal Ministry of Health has reaffirmed its commitment towards tackling tobacco usage in Nigeria. 

The permanent secretary of the ministry, Mr. Abdulaziz Abdullahi, made this known during the commemoration of 2019 World Tobacco Day with the theme; "Tobacco and Lung Health", [...]

Sat, 08 June 2019


Family planning: Irregular supply of consumables affects uptake

Sexual and reproductive health services save lives. Yet millions globally still do not have access to the contraceptive services that they need and want.

Making these family planning commodities as well as consumables available and easily accessible increases uptake and provide means for women [...]

Sat, 08 June 2019


Baked foods, fizzy drinks linked with range of health risks

Two large European studies published by The BMJ find positive associations between consumption of highly processed ("ultra-processed") foods and risk of cardiovascular disease and death.

The researchers say further work is needed to better understand these effects, and a direct (causa [...]

Sat, 01 June 2019


Body parts respond to day and night independently from brain, studies show

Can your liver sense when you're staring at a television screen or cellphone late at night? Apparently so, and when such activity is detected, the organ can throw your circadian rhythms out of whack, leaving you more susceptible to health problems.

That's one of the takeaways from two n [...]

Sat, 01 June 2019


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