Sightsavers Marks Treatment Of One Billion Blind People

Sight savers, an international organization has celebrated  its placement of over billion people on treatment for blindness and other neglected tropical diseases. Speaking during the celebration in Abuja, Senior Health Advisor, Department for International Department (DFID) and...

Phone Addiction Causes Brain Imbalance – Study

A recent study has revealed that spending too much time on the phone and the internet has negative effects on the brain. Many people have grown increasingly dependent on phones for news, networking, calls and games among others, and a large number these days, particularly the...

Borno Vaccinates 1.6m Children Against Measles

The Borno Government says it has inoculated 1.6 million children against measles in the past three weeks. The state Commissioner for Health, Dr Haruna Mshelia, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the children were immunised under the first and second phases of the...

Nigeria Records 111 Maternal Deaths Daily, Says Pathfinder

With a maternal mortality rate of 576 to 100,000 in Nigeria, the country records a daily occurrence of at least 111 maternal deaths related to pregnancy or childbearing, Pathfinder International Nigeria (PIN) had said. Addressing journalists at a media stakeholders meeting...

Nigeria Accounts for 25 Percent of 1 Billion People With Neglected Tropical Diseases Globally

The country director of Sightsavers, a non-governmental organisation, Dr. Sunday Isiyaku, has revealed that over one billion people are affected by Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) globally and Nigeria accounts for 25 per cent of those that are affected within Africa. He said...

Rain Does Not Make Joints Ache

The myth that joints ache more in rainy weather has finally been debunked by Harvard University, United States (U.S.). Some 2,500 years after the Greeks first noticed a connection between pain and the weather, scientists have finally shown definitively that there is no truth in...

Wifi, Cellphone Raise Miscarriage Risk By 50%

Wi-fi and cellphones increase pregnant women’s risk of suffering a miscarriage by nearly 50 percent, new research reveals. Magnetic field (MF) non-ionizing radiation, which is also given off by power lines and cell towers, has been found in past studies to put a stress on the...

Zimbabwe: Foot and Mouth Outbreak Hits Mvuma

A foot-and-mouth disease outbreak has hit Mvuma District in the Midlands Province and might spread if urgent action is not taken. An official with the Midlands Veterinary Services, Dr Munyaradzi Chigiji, confirmed the development yesterday. “The outbreak is as a result of...

Kano Govt to Spend Over N80 Million On Health Week

Kano State Government says it is planning to spend over N80 million in the Maternal Newborn and Child Health Week (MNCH). The state Commissioner for Health, Dr Kabiru Getso, announced this at a news Conference ahead of the week in Kano. Getso said during the programme, over 2.6...

300 Doctors Left Nigeria in 2016 – NMA President

Three hundred Nigerian doctors left the country in 2016, the national president also of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Mike Ogirima, has revealed. He said more doctors have joined the migration train this year. He did not give any statistics, although NAN learnt that 500...