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  • Stamp out harmful effects of tobacco

    April 11, 2017 6:10 AM 18

    As leaders of Central Indiana’s five largest health systems — Community Health Network, Eskenazi Health, Franciscan Alliance, Indiana University Health and St. Vincent Health — we support legislation that improves the health of our citizens. Indiana hospitals serve more than 3 million patients each year through inpatient and emergency visits, employ

  • Yari disagrees with Emir Sanusi, says meningitis has a spiritual connection

    April 8, 2017 2:40 PM 17

    Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara state yesterday responded to the comments made by Emir Sanusi, insisting that the comments were half-truth. He maintained that the outbreak of the disease indeed has a spiritual connection. “I stand by my words that if people do not change, God will not change for them. Therefore, I will answer the Emir perfectly and give him the Quran

  • Meningitis: Mass vaccination commences in Zamfara

    April 8, 2017 11:59 AM 18

    Even as the Federal Government commenced the Meningitis C Reactive Vaccination exercise in Zamfara State – hard hit by the current outbreak of meningitis in the country, death toll from the disorder has continued to rise in all affected States. On Friday 7th April, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, confirmed a total of 438 deaths out of 3,959 suspected

  • Gov Yari’s controversial hypothesis

    April 8, 2017 7:43 AM 28

    GOVERNOR Abdulaziz Yari’s response to the outbreak of cerebrospinal meningitis (CSM) in Zamfara State has grated badly on the nerves of many Nigerians. Far worse is his Freudian slip that signposts the leadership dilemma and difficulties with which Nigeria grapples. Zamfara, with a casualty figure in excess of 200 out of a national total of about 336 so far, appears

  • Meningitis : NMA condemns government’s delayed response

    April 7, 2017 10:55 PM 16

    The delayed immunization of the citizens against an infection that is already established is ineffective based on the epidemiology of the disease. Medical doctors under the aegis of the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) have condemned the Federal Government’s handling of the Cerebrospinal Meningitis (CSM) epidemic, which has affected 17 states and claimed

  • Zamfara Governor Replies Sanusi Over Comments On Meningitis

    April 7, 2017 10:55 PM 22

    When the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, referred to the response of the Governor of Zamfara State over the outbreak of cerebrospinal meningitis, it was clear he was stirring up a new debate on the matter. Governor Abdulaziz Yari has responded to the comments made by the Emir, insisting that the comments were half-truth. He also maintained that the outbreak

  • Meningitis Outbreak: Two die in Lagos as death toll hits 438

    April 7, 2017 10:55 PM 17

    Following the outbreak of Cerebro Spinal Meningitis, CSM, two persons were yesterday confirmed dead by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), just as the death toll increased to 438 across 19 states. It will be recalled that three days ago, the death toll from the CSM outbreak across 16 states was 336 with 146 laboratory-confirmed. The death

  • Play tackles stigma, superstitions surrounding depression

    April 7, 2017 12:23 PM 18

    New Delhi: On the occasion of the World Health Day, an enlightening play was performed here today to fight the superstitions and stigma surrounding depression - the leading cause of disability and ill health worldwide. The play 'Avsaad Aao Baat Kare (Depression Let's Talk)' - presented at the Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital in New Delhi - depicts major

  • Enlightenment, early intervention, will reduce cases

    April 7, 2017 10:26 AM 17

    Depression Enlightenment, early intervention, will reduce cases - Psychiatrist Owoeye, also the Acting Head, Clinical Services, Federal Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital, Yaba, made the assertion in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Lagos. He spoke in commemoration of the 2017 World Health Day marked on every April 7. According

  • Surgeon praised for dedication to work after MARATHON 28-hour shift (photos)

    April 7, 2017 10:22 AM 13

    A surgeon at a hospital in Dingyuan County in China's Anhui province has won widespread praise on social media after pictures showing him tired and sleeping on the hospital floor went viral. The surgeon, named Luo Heng, reportedly performed a total of five surgeries during a marathon 28-hour shift, after which he fell asleep on the hospital floor, fatigued