Nurses, Midwives Join Nationwide Strike

Nurses and midwives join other health workers on indefinite strike from the night of Wednesday September 20. The decision comes after the National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives (NANNM) met on Tuesday to affirm agreement with position of the Joint Health Sectors Union...

South Africa: Probe Into Syringes Used to Inject Learners Underway

A police case has been opened against the owner of the syringes used to inject learners at Mooifontein Primary School in Kempton Park, Johannesburg. The Gauteng Department of Education has confirmed that a Grade 4 learner brought syringes to the school on 15 September 2017, where...

World Running Out Of Antibiotics – WHO

A report by the World Health Organisation has confirmed serious lack of new antibiotics under development to combat growing threat of antimicrobial resistance. The report “Antibacterial agents in clinical development – an analysis of the antibacterial clinical development...

Health Workers, JOHESU, Commence ‘Operation Alligator Bite’ Strike Action

The national chairman of the Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU), Comrade Biobelemoye Joy Josiah instructed health workers to commence a nationwide indefinite strike action starting from Thursday, September 21, 2017. He declared this at a press briefing in Ilorin, Kwara state, on...

Microchip Detects Eye Infections In Minutes

Clinicians have developed a microchip capable of detecting within minutes sight-threatening eye infections including those caught while wearing contact lenses. The prototype device is able to measure the properties of a single bacteria such as Escherichia coli and pseudomonas at...

Cats’ Faeces May Cause Epilepsy, Cancer, Parkinson Disease

A parasite commonly found in cats faeces may cause Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and even cancer, new research suggests. Toxoplasma gondii, which is carried by around 30 percent of cats at any one time and sheds in their stools, may alter more than 1,000 genes associated with cancer,...

Zimbabwe Plans To Ban Sales Of Alcohol During Weekdays To Maintain Good Health

According to the Zimbabwe Mail, the government is considering placing a ban on the sale of alcohol during weekdays, and at certain times. Already, a cabinet committee has approved a draft policy outlawing the sale of alcoholic products during certain days, hours, and to pregnant...

2 in 1,000 Are HIV Positive in Ikorodu – LSACA

The rate of HIV transmission in Lagos State and environs has dropped dramatically. Disclosing this to newsmen last week, the Chief Executive Officer, Lagos State AIDs Control Agency, LSACA, Dr. Oluseyi Temowo, said results of series of HIV testing and counseling exercises carried...

Personalised Treatment On Cancer Produces Amazing Results, Says Expert

For many cancers, personalised therapy based on laboratory diagnosis is now routine practice and producing amazing results, said Professor Abdulmumini Hassan Rafindadi, of the Department of Pathology, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. “We now have the ability to tailor treatment to...

LASG Holds Training for Medical Directors of Hospitals

As part of the commitment to entrench leadership qualities among health professionals, the Lagos State government recently held a Leadership in management training for Medical Directors of the 26 General Hospitals in the state. At the opening of the event that was organised in...