Oral Contraceptive; Ladies Get All The Information

Moji, a mother of four, went to the local health centre to find out options for birthday control as she and her husband didn’t want more children. At the clinic, one of the options given to her was the oral contraceptive pill. She then discussed with her husband and both...
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Donate Human Organs To Save Lives, Cardiologist Begs Nigerians

Dr Kola Olawale, a cardiologist, has pleaded with Nigerians to donate human organs to save the lives of the sick in need of such organs. He told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Abuja that donation of organs of late loved ones amounted to acts of kindness and...

45m Nigerians Risk Mental Health Problems

No less than 45 million Nigerians, approximately 20 per cent of the population, are likely to suffer adverse mental health-related problems in their life time. Disclosing this in Lagos recently, Medical Director, Tranquil & Quest, Dr Otefe Edebi, said 1 in 5 persons in...

Kwara Yellow Fever Patients Medically Stable-Official

The two patients diagnosed with yellow fever in Oro-Ago in Ifelodun Local government area of Kwara state are now medically stable. Dr Khadeejah Kamaldeen of the Kwara State Epidemiology Unit made the confirmation in an interview with newsmen in Ilorin. Kamaldeen said that the...

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,...