Category: Health
    Nigeria to implement National Oral Health Policy
    An oral health policy helps to harness political, economic and socio-cultural factors at the individual, family, community, national and international levels. Dr Bola Alonge, Head of Dentistry Division in the ministry gave the assurance in an...
    By candynews December 23, 2019 338
    NAFDAC DG reiterates need to safeguard Nigerians’ health
    The Director General, National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Prof. Mojisola Christianah Adeyeye has said the organisation is committed to safeguarding the health of Nigerians, as it is charged with the...
    By candynews December 22, 2019 404
    Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers: Sensitive surveillance system required to prevent large outbreaks
    What are Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers? These are disease conditions caused by many unique families of viruses namely: Arenaviridae, Bunyaviridae, Filoviridae and Flaviviridae. They cause diseases often referred to as emerging and re-emerging...
    By candynews December 22, 2019 423
    Group, Rotary Club support 150 kids with malaria treatment plan
    A group under the auspices of Paynergy, in collaboration with Rotary Club of Jabi Lakeside, has supported over 150 kids with malaria treatment plan in Kuchigoro community in Abuja. Speaking at an event to flag-off the plan, the Chief...
    By candynews December 21, 2019 409
    How to cut tuberculosis prevalence rate in Nigeria, by expert
    Against the backdrop of the high prevalence rate of tuberculosis in the country, a medical practitioner, Dr Ndidi Nwosu, has called for the acceleration of all national programmes against the disease, blaming the spread of the disease on lack of...
    By candynews December 21, 2019 405
    Transforming lives of people with dental flaws
    Project smile, a complimentary smile makeover initiative of Smile 360 for Nigerian youths who have suffered lost opportunities and are stigmatised due to cases of flawed dentition, has given some of the youths the chance to correct these...
    By candynews December 21, 2019 420
    Stakeholders extol HealthPlus Pharmacy 20 years impact in health sector, community services
    Stakeholders in the pharmaceutical space have commended HealthPlus Pharmacy for its commitment towards promoting and protecting the integrity of medicine supply chain in communities and its impact in the health sector at large. They gave the...
    By candynews December 20, 2019 432
    eHealth as the future of medical care delivery
    I will start by asking some questions – How can we connect patients with providers? How can we improve healthcare outcomes while providing better care to Nigerians, such that, every citizen and individual can access it at any time and at any...
    By candynews December 19, 2019 439
    Coping with harmattan–related diseases
    As Nigerians welcome the Harmattan season, there are warnings of its harsh weather conditions associated with infectious diseases and other ailments. The Harmattan is a season experienced in the West African subcontinent that occurs between...
    By candynews December 19, 2019 435
    We can now know who is more likely to commit suicide
    An international team of researchers has identified key networks within the brain which they say interact to increase the risk that an individual will think about – or attempt – suicide. Writing today in  Molecular Psychiatry , the...
    By candynews December 18, 2019 445
    Can Africa be the first continent to eliminate Hepatitis C?
    We have a rare chance as a continent to send a message to the whole world: Africa is the first to eliminate Hepatitis C. This would also take the world one step closer to reach one of the targets of Goal 3 of the United Nations’...
    By candynews December 18, 2019 427
    Nigeria has about 14 million drug addicts – Minister
    The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, has raised an alarm over increasing number of drug addiction in the country. He explained that school administrators and parents must be proactive in order to curb the menace. Speaking at a 2-day...
    By candynews December 13, 2019 507
    Lagos begins raid on pharmacies, medicine stores
    The Lagos State Government says it has sealed 24 pharmacies and patent medicine stores in various parts of the state for illegal operation and operating beyond the scope of pharmaceutical practice. Prof. Akin Abayomi, the state Commissioner...
    By candynews December 9, 2019 623
    HIV/AIDS: NACA deploys new technology
    The National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) has adopted a new technology for HIV screening. Dr Yewande Olafa, NACA Assistant Director, Community Prevention and Care Services, disclosed this while speaking with the Agency of Nigeria...
    By candynews December 1, 2019 579
    1000 Bauchi College of Health students risk withdrawal as govt stops scholarship
    There is disagreement between the Bauchi State Ministry for Local Government and the governing board of Malikiyya College of Health and social sciences, Bauchi over the non-payment of tuition fees of 1000 students sponsored by the ministry from...
    By utaka1596 November 15, 2019 740
    DG encourages NYSC members to report sexual harassment — Attah, S’ West Coordinator
    The Area Coordinator of the National Youth Service Corps in the South -West, Mr Emmanuel Attah, tells FEMI MAKINDE that corps members’ participation in elections has brought credibility to polls in the country   There are claims...
    By Vincentsmith November 10, 2019 938
    Sex at early age can double risk of cervical cancer –Expert
    Dr Olumide Ofinran is a consultant gynaecologist, sub-specialist in gynaecological oncology and advanced laparoscopic and robotic surgeon. The specialist in colposcopy who is with the National Health Service, United Kingdom, talks about cervical...
    By Vincentsmith November 10, 2019 873
    Why staring at women’s breast makes men live longer, healthier – Scientist
    A study done by a German scientist, Dr Karen Weatherby, and published in the New England Journal of Medicine, has revealed that staring at women’s breasts is healthy and also elongates the life span of men. The study which was carried...
    By candynews October 24, 2019 1044
    Experts on trail of escaped Kano lion – Zoo management
    The Management of Kano Zoological Garden has deployed a team of experts to capture the escaped lion which is still within the Garden.   The Managing Director of the Zoo, Alhaji Saidu Gwadabe disclosed this in an interview in Kano on...
    By Vincentsmith October 20, 2019 885
    Girls, stop aborting great destinies
    May your anointing ever flow even like a river. Please don’t be tired telling these kids the righteous ways. You’re making a lot more impact than you will ever know! May the Lord continue to empower your ministry and person.  ...
    By Vincentsmith October 19, 2019 964
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