Wednesday, August 21, 2019

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    No end in sight as Yaba psychiatric doctors vow to sustain strike

No end in sight as Yaba psychiatric doctors vow to sustain strike

Resident doctors at the Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital in Yaba, Lagos, are determined to continue a work boycott that began on July 31.The doctors are protesting a shortage of medical personnel in the hospital.In a statement on Tuesday, the executive committee of the association said it reviewed the industrial action and resolved to continue as their demands have not been met [...]

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    ‘Nigeria doesn’t value lives’ — doctor narrates how colleague died inside Bayelsa hospital

‘Nigeria doesn’t value lives’ — doctor narrates how colleague died inside Bayelsa hospital

Harvey Oluwafunmilayo, a UK-based Nigerian doctor, says Nigeria does not have value for human lives.Reacting to the death of one of his colleagues at the Federal Medical Center, Yenagoa, Bayelsa state, on Thursday, Oluwafunmilayo lamented the rot in the health sector.The deceased was attending the ongoing national executive council (NEC) meeting of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) when [...]

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    NHIS ES asks ‘warring factions’ to cease fire

NHIS ES asks ‘warring factions’ to cease fire

Mohammed Sambo, newly appointed executive secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), has urged "warring factions" in the agency to cease fire.Sambo said this during his maiden interactive session with staff of the scheme at its headquarters in Abuja.President Muhammadu Buhari had approved his appointment as the executive secretary of the agency after Usman Yusuf, the former NHIS boss, was [...]

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    Dealing with piles? Foods to eat and what to avoid

Dealing with piles? Foods to eat and what to avoid

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    Eight cancer-causing foods you should keep off your diet

Eight cancer-causing foods you should keep off your diet

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    Even one alcoholic drink a day can increase risk of stroke, study says

Even one alcoholic drink a day can increase risk of stroke, study says

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    How Saudi officials wooed Nigerian doctors in Lagos, Abuja

How Saudi officials wooed Nigerian doctors in Lagos, Abuja

Sodiq Abubakar (not real name) was not going to miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity; it was prayers answered for him and he was ready to deploy all his resources to get the job. And so as early as 6:30am, he joined hundreds of other doctors outside the Ladi Kwali Hall of Sheraton Hotel, Abuja, for the recruitment exercise being organised by [...]

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    NIZAMIYE: The world-class hospital catering for the rich and the poor

NIZAMIYE: The world-class hospital catering for the rich and the poor

As 2018 was shutting down, Memonah Usman was facing a near-death experience in faraway Zaria, Kaduna state. For months, she had been battling with a heart disease known as stenosis. The illness which led to the malfunctioning of two of her heart valves had come in two forms: mitral stenosis and tricuspid stenosis, thus blocking blood flow into the main [...]

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    NCDC on signed bill: Buhari has shown his commitment to health

NCDC on signed bill: Buhari has shown his commitment to health

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has lauded President Muhammadu Buhari for signing into law, the Nigerian Centre For Disease Control and Prevention (establishment) act, 2018.Ita Enang, senior special assistant to the president on national assembly matters (senate), announced the signing of the bill in a statement issued in Abuja on Monday.The act was signed alongside four others—the Federal [...]

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    Study: Babies born to men older than 35 at higher risk of health problems

Study: Babies born to men older than 35 at higher risk of health problems

Babies born to dads of older age have been linked to a higher risk of health problems at birth, according to a recent study by Stanford University. [...]

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    Lions Club: We’re targeting 50 million Nigerians for eye treatment

Lions Club: We’re targeting 50 million Nigerians for eye treatment

Ademola Adesuyi, vice governor of District 404 B2 Lions club, Nigeria, says the club is planning to treat 50 million visually impaired people in Nigeria between 2018 and 2019.Adesuyi said this while hosting Gudrun Yugvandottir, international president of the Lions club, in Abuja on Friday."In Abuja, we are just building the facilities to treat eye problems with corneal transplant our [...]

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    UNICEF: More Nigerians have access to phones than toilets

UNICEF: More Nigerians have access to phones than toilets

The United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) says more Nigerians have access to mobile phones than those with access to toilets.Zaid Jurji, chief of Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), UNICEF, said this on Monday, while speaking at a workshop on European Union Niger Delta water project, in Rivers state.He said while 140 million Nigerians have mobile phones, only 97million [...]

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    Inside Abuja PHCs where babies are born with the aid of kerosene lamp, torchlight

Inside Abuja PHCs where babies are born with the aid of kerosene lamp, torchlight

"We are usually three during the child delivery, I and two other midwives. One person will be holding the torch for us while one will be conducting the delivery with the third person assisting,” said Odeh Agnes, the midwife at Dafa primary healthcare centre (PHC) in Kwali council, federal capital territory (FCT).The thought of childbirth with the aid of torchlight [...]

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    Osinbajo says all Nigerians must have access to health insurance scheme

Osinbajo says all Nigerians must have access to health insurance scheme

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has advocated a compulsory health insurance scheme for all Nigerians.He said this will enable citizens have access to quality and affordable healthcare services.Osinbajo said this on Wednesday at the ‘Civic Innovation Lab launch-pad for social innovators’ event held in Abuja.He said although the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) is useful, it is unable to pull resources together to [...]

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    Strange disease kills eight in Kano

Strange disease kills eight in Kano

The Kano state government has raised the alarm over a strange disease that killed eight persons in Kurimawa village in Dawakin Tofa local government area of the state.Ismail Gwammaja, public relations officer of the ministry of health disclosed this on Tuesday.He said the government had drafted an emergency response team, consisting doctors, pharmacists and other health workers to unravel the cause [...]

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    Research: Genetic mutation created sickle cell anemia

Research: Genetic mutation created sickle cell anemia

A new research says a gene mutation among ancient West Africans caused the sickle cell anemia to be passed down to their descendants.The research work titled “Whole-genome-sequence-based haplotypes reveal single origin of the sickle allele during the holocene wet phase,” said the disease began with a single ancestor who developed the mutation which initially helped to fend off malaria, but unfortunately [...]

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