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Half of world’s population lack access to essential health services –WHO

Half of world’s population lack access to essential health services –WHO

The Director General, World Health Organisation (WHO),  Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, says more than half of the world’s population lack access to essential health services while almost 100 million people are pushed to poverty by the...
Pregnant women whose partners are smokers face higher risks of miscarriage – Research

Pregnant women whose partners are smokers face higher risks of miscarriage – Research

Pregnant women whose partners are smokers may face higher risks of miscarriage, according to recent Chinese research. Conducted by the Research Institute of the National Health Commission, the research was based on data of 5.8...
First malaria drug in 60 years given approval

First malaria drug in 60 years given approval

A drug to treat malaria - the first such pill to get approval in 60 years - has been given the green light by authorities in the United States. The medicine is specifically for the...

Scientists confirm diabetes link with cancer

A major new study has confirmed the link between diabetes and cancer. The new research also warns that the risk of cancer is sex-specific in people with diabetes. The study suggests that a diagnosis of diabetes...

Asthma: Expert gives tips on healthy living

Dr. Mercy Luka, a family physician, has advised asthma patients to refrain from strenuous activities and avoid habits that will trigger sudden attack. Luka gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of...
Breast Cancer: Awareness Campaign, Self Examination Is Critical

Aussie scientists develop new blood test for major skin cancer

Australian scientists said they have developed a new blood test to detect melanoma cancer in its early stages, in a move that could save millions of lives and significantly reduce costs to the healthcare...
Eating nuts boosts male fertility - Scientists

Eating nuts boosts male fertility – Scientists

Eating nuts “significantly” boosted the number and health of sperm in young men in a scientific trial, researchers at the Rovira i Virgili University in Spain said Wednesday. The findings “support a beneficial role for chronic...
Scleroderma: Survivor creates awareness in new book

Scleroderma: Survivor creates awareness in new book

A book on the life threatening disease, Scleroderma, was on Saturday launched in Lagos.  Written by a survivor of the disease, Ms. Elizabeth Onuoha –Ozumba, it is titled “Living with Scleroderma, a survivor’s story of hope against...
Aussie scientists identify gene that “could help treat cancer”

Aussie scientists identify gene that “could help treat cancer”

The Australian Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) has identified a new gene that plays a critical role in regulating the body’s immune response to infection and “cancer.” The gene has existed for 500...
Lassa fever kills nurse in Edo

Lassa fever kills nurse in Edo

An outbreak of Lassa fever has allegedly claimed the life of Mr. Henry Ehimati, a male nurse, working with Okomu Oil Palm Company staff clinic, located in Ovia South-West Local Government Area of Edo. The...
HEDEN campaigns against tobacco

HEDEN campaigns against tobacco

As part of its efforts at promoting open governance on public health issues, Health Education and Empowerment Initiative, HEDEN, has begun a campaign against smoking. The non-governmental organisation is embarking on a monthly campaign on...
How generator causes hearing loss to Nigerians – Expert

How generator causes hearing loss to Nigerians –Expert

An expert on hearing loss, Dr. Bolajoko Olusanya, on Friday, identified generators, some prescription drugs, and exposure to loud noise as major causes of hearing loss in the country. Olusanya, a medical director at a Lagos...
Sickle Cell is not a death sentence

SPECIAL INTERVIEW: Sickle Cell is not a death sentence –Wilson

Mr. Michael Wilson, has been living with the sickle cell for the past 29 years. He is working and studying and also enjoying life to the fullest. In this interview with Assistant Editor, Chinwe...

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