Foundation donates kits to sickle cell sufferers

Foundation donates kits to sickle cell sufferers

BY ISAAC OLAMIKAN Gladys Idahor, Edo State Head of Service(HOS), has commended Professor Caroline Omoti, the Board Chairman, Edo State Sickle Cell Centre, for her initiative in repositioning the Sickle Cell centre through various innovations introduced to ensure effective management of the centre. She made the commendation during the presentation of Selfcare tool kits to […]

Association of Catholic Medical Practitioners of Nigeria set to hold 13TH ASC/AGM in Benin

Association of Catholic Medical Practitioners of Nigeria set to hold 13TH ASC/AGM in Benin

BY ISAAC OLAMIKAN Plans for the 13th Annual Scientific Conference and General Meeting(ASC/AGM) of the Association of Catholic Medical Practitioners of Nigeria (ACMPN) are in top gear. The Chairman of the Local Organizing Committee for the Conference, Dr. Lawani Ambrose Onivefu, disclosed this while briefing the media on the plans and preparation for the Conference […]

Osinbajo seeks compulsory health insurance scheme for all

Osinbajo seeks compulsory health insurance scheme for all

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 […]

Researchers discover new anti-cancer protein

Researchers discover new anti-cancer protein

An international team of researchers has discovered a new anti-cancer protein that not only prevents the uncontrolled proliferation of cancer cells in the liver, but also serves as a biomarker for the diagnosis and prognosis of liver cancer. According to a statement released by the University of Basel, liver tumours develop from mutated cells that […]

Optometrist warns glaucoma cases rising

Optometrist warns glaucoma cases rising

A Consultant Optometrist, Dr. Veronica Akuete, has warned that the cases of glaucoma patients are on the increase in the country. Akuete, Medical Director, Forst Eye Clinic, Lagos, told newsmen on Friday that studies have shown that about 17 per cent of Nigerians have the disease. “There were likely to be more cases, because of […]

How fruits, vegetables prevent tumour growth, by dietician

How fruits, vegetables prevent tumour growth, by dietician

A dietician, Mrs. Sarah Abagai, has said that regular intake of fruits and vegetables can guard against the growth of tumour in human body. Abagai said this in interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Abuja. According to her, fruits and vegetables contain nutrients which can block the activities that encourage the […]

Union urges govt to shelve plan to raise tariff on alcohol, tobacco

By Tunde Osho The Food, Beverage and Tobacco Senior Staff Association (FOBTOB) has asked the Federal Government to re-evaluate the advice to increase tariff on alcohol and tobacco to protect job losses. Speaking to the media, the General Secretary of FOBTOB, Mr. Iji Solomon made the call to the government. Finance Minister, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun had […]

Family planning expert warns against sex dolls

Family planning expert warns against sex dolls

A family planning consultant, Mrs. Appolonia Eke, has warned against the use of sex dolls as alternative family planning method, saying it is sodomy. Eke, who is also the Financial Secretary, Public Health Sustainable Advocacy Initiative (PHSAI), made this known on Thursday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos. Eke […]

Heineken, Global Fund partner against HIV, Tuberculosis, Malaria in Africa

Heineken, Global Fund partner against HIV, Tuberculosis, Malaria in Africa

By Tunde Osho Beer giant Heineken NV has joined forces with Global Fund, a government, civil society and private sector group to fight the spread of HIV, tuberculosis and malaria epidemics in Africa. Heineken said it will provide its expertise in the areas of logistics and communications to support the Global Fund in better reaching specific […]

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