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Communicable diseases, others take deadly toll on Nigerians — STUDY

By Chioma Obinna A new Annual Global Burden of Disease, GBD, and study has shown that more Nigerians are dying of communicable diseases including malaria, diarrhoea, lower respiratory diseases and HIV among others. A child being immunised against meningitis According to the study, the top five causes of premature death in …

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Private mental hospital opens in Lagos, tackles lifestyle issues

By Chioma Obinna A consultant addiction specialist, and Chief Medical Director, The Retreat Mental Hospital, Dr. Olawale Lagundoye, has identified alcohol consumption, sleep induced drugs, noise pollution among others as  factors that can trigger mental disorders in individuals. In a chat with Good Health Weekly at the  Clinic  in Ikorodu, …

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NOA/UNICEF Encourage Women To Adopt Essential Family Practices

The National Orientation Agency (NOA)/ United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) have called on women in the Southeast to contribute meaningfully towards the development of their families and communities. The Abia State Director (NOA) Dr Mrs Ngozi Uduma who was speaking at a women’s gathering at Oguduasa Ogboro-Isuikwuato Local Government Area …

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More Residents To Benefit From Free Eye Treatment In Ogun State

The Ogun State Government says all is now set for more residents of the state to benefit from its free eye surgical operation and issuance of recommended glasses to those with sight problems. The Commissioner for Health Mr Babatunde Ipaye said this while flagging off a week long programme, put …

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APC states chairmen meet Osinbajo over Buhari’s health, economy

By Johnbosco AgbakwuruABUJA – STATES Chairmen of the All Progressives Congress, APC, yesterday evening met with the Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo in a closed-door meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja and expressed anxiety over the health of President Muhammadu Buhari and the economy of the country. Acting President Yemi …

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Famine looms in northeast Nigeria as food crisis worsens

By Sola Ogundipe “We are hungry”. This is  currently the commonest expression in the northeastern part of Nigeria. *File photo: Malnourished children Amongst the displaced are women and children from Bama, a severely conflict- affected town and hard to reach area in Borno state. Most have lost their husbands and …

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Sex without pills: Nigeria could have prevented 11.7million unwanted pregnancies in 2016 alone – UN report

By Chioma Obinna Maternal mortality! These two words tell the story of the misery of millions of families. The 2006 census estimated that there were about 68 million females out of which 30 million become pregnant each year. Against the backdrop of the census figures, Nigeria has one of the …

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Reps Summon Health Minister Over NHIS Boss’ Suspension

File Photo The House of Representatives has summoned the Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole over the suspension of the executive secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS). The lawmakers alleged that the suspension was an attempt to intimidate and punish Professor Usman Yusuf for testifying on issues of …

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