Nothing like ordinary malaria — Expert

October 13, 2016 Sade Oguntola

Director, Centre for Malaria Care, University of Ilorin, Professor Olugbenga Mokuolu has asked that people refrain from saying “ordinary malaria”, saying the disease was being trivialised even though it is often fatal and can lead […]

Ensure availability of pain medication, FG told

October 13, 2016

Towards a pain-free world, the Federal Government has been called on to ensure that opioids necessary for the control of moderate to severe pain are always available. Professor Simbo Amanor-Boadu, Head, Hospice and Palliative care […]

Dwindling manpower in eye care, worrisome

October 6, 2016

Acting National Chairman, Nigeria Ophthalmic Nurses Association (NONA), Mr Stephen Lamiya, has decried the dwindling manpower in the eye care profession, saying Nigeria has less than 2000 ophthalmic nurses. Lamiya, who spoke at the opening […]

‘Uncontrolled blood pressure damages brain’

October 6, 2016 Sade Oguntola

FOLLOWING increasing cases of hypertension in Nigerians, an expert, Professor Adesola Ogunniyi, has urged that Nigerians should regularly take their blood pressure medicine, saying uncontrolled hypertension can predispose them to brain diseases, including dementia. Ogunniyi, […]

PCN seals 216 pharmaceutical outlets in Lagos

October 6, 2016

The Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) has sealed up 216 drug outlets comprising 30 pharmacies and 186 patent medicine stores, for offences ranging from operating without registration, failure to renew premises licenses and dispensing ethical […]

UITH to commence kidney transplant soon – CMD

October 1, 2016

The Chief Medical Director (CMD) of the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH), Prof.  Abdulwaheed Olatinwo on Saturday said the hospital would soon commence renal transplant surgery procedure. The New Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported […]

Pharmacists warn against quackery

September 25, 2016

THE Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, Nasarawa State chapter, has warned quack pharmacy practitioners in the state to desist from illegal activities or face the full wrath of the law. Mr Agada Vincent-Agada, the state president […]

‘Malaria can cause abortion’

September 22, 2016 Sade Oguntola

R esidents of Oyo State, especially pregnant women have been enjoined to avail themselves the benefits of sleeping under insecticidal treated nets to prevent malaria, a disease that can cause abortion in its severe form. […]

Rotary donates aid to children with hearing impairment

September 22, 2016

Rotary Oritamefa, Ibadan Club in commemorating September’s Basic Education and Literacy has donated hearing aids of two children with impaired hearing. President, Rotary Oritamefa, Ibadan Club, Dr Jane Adebusuyi, along with some other members of […]

‘Why we are promoting healthy skin’

September 8, 2016

Ardent World Inc. (AWI), a renowned global cosmetics company has introduced a wide range of natural based cosmetics products which it said can correct any skin anomaly and guarantee a nourished, healthy and beautiful look. […]

Ogun doctors cry out against quacks

September 1, 2016 Gbenga Olumide

The Chairman of the Ogun State branch of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Dr Olajide Abayomi, has decried the level of decay in the state’s health sector, while also raising the alarm over the activities […]

Buhari inaugurates N100m intensive care unit

August 18, 2016

President Muhammadu Buhari has commissioned Intensive Care Unit at Dala Orthopaedic Hospital, Kano worth N100 million built and donated by Alhaji Aminu Dantata. The President who was represented by the Minister of State for Health, […]

Oyo remains committed to health for all

August 17, 2016

Oyo State government said it was prioritising primary health care services in a bid to take care of the basic needs of everyone in the state. Oyo State Health Commissioner, Dr Azeez Adeduntan said this […]

FG commends NIQS, seeks partnership on PHCs project

August 11, 2016

The Honourable Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole has commended members of the Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (NIQS) for their readiness to partner with Federal Government to reduce cost of construction and ensuring compliance […]

FG launches rapid result initiative for better health

July 28, 2016

The Federal Ministry of Health has launched Rapid Result Initiative programme tagged “Better Health for all” designed to produce quick and visible impact that would affect the lives of every Nigerian, especially the most vulnerable […]

‘Mosquitoes can transmit hepatitis’

July 28, 2016 Sade Oguntola

Aside mosquitoes simply irritating with buzzing sound in the ear and spreading malaria, a Pathology expert, Professor Thamradeen Junaid has said some mosquitoes also infect their victims with hepatits B, the deadly virus responsible for […]

FG launches rapid result initiative for better health

July 21, 2016

The Federal Ministry of Health has launched Rapid Result Initiative programme tagged “Better Health for all” designed to produce quick and visible impact that would affect the lives of every Nigerian especially the most vulnerable […]

Kogi govt wins World Bank health project

July 21, 2016

The Kogi State Government has been awarded $1, 500, 000 by the World Bank to meet set health targets. The Honourable Commissioner for Health, Dr. Saka Haruna Audu, received the award on behalf of Kogi […]

Viral hepatitis ‘kills as many as AIDS or TB’

July 14, 2016

Viral hepatitis is one of the leading killers across the globe, with a death toll that matches AIDS or tuberculosis(TB), research in the Lancet has suggested. The report estimates that hepatitis infections and their complications […]

‘Doctors also contribute to medical quackery’

July 14, 2016

Practicing Doctors in Oyo State have been charged to checkmate medical quackery in the state given its implication on their profession as well as human lives. Dr Diran Olabisi, a retired permanent secretary and former, […]

‘Family planning, key to achieving SDGs’

June 30, 2016

Chairman, Advocacy Network of Nigeria, Alhaji Salahuddeen Busairi has urged that family planning be a concern of all, indicating that it was a key to the success of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Busairi spoke […]