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  • Lassa fever cases reported in 19 states

    September 7, 2017 12:12 PM 38

    The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control on Thursday confirmed at least one reported Lassa fever case in each of 19 states in the current outbreak which started in December 2016. The 19 states are Ogun, Bauchi, Plateau, Ebonyi, Ondo, Edo, Taraba, Nasarawa, Rivers, Kaduna, Gombe, Cross River, Borno, Kano, Kogi, Enugu, Anambra, Kwara and Lagos. The report

  • Australians urged to learn life-saving CPR

    September 7, 2017 2:03 AM 34

    A person having a cardiac arrest is more than twice as likely to survive if someone intervenes using CPR in the crucial first minutes, but too many Australians wouldn’t realise what was wrong or what to do. New research released by the national Heart Foundation reveals one in five people don’t know how to recognise a cardiac arrest and 40 per cent wouldn’t

  • Ondo Govt. promises to expand Akure Specialist Hospital

    September 6, 2017 1:23 PM 33

    Ondo Government has promised to expand the State Specialist Hospital, Akure to meet the peoples’ medical attention, Dr Wahab Adegbenro, the Commissioner for Health, said on Wednesday. Adegbenro said that the hospital had been congested due to increasing population and economic hardship driving people away from private hospitals to government-owned ones. He noted

  • SPINAL CORD INJURY DAY: Govt tasked on good roads

    September 6, 2017 1:23 AM 30

    PORT HARCOURT—As the World Health Organisation, WHO, marks Spinal Cord Injury Day, government at all levels in the country have been urged to deliver good roads for safe movement of spinal cord patients to hospitals. Speaking yesterday in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, at a conference organised by Zitadel Medicals and Diagnostics Limited in collaboration

  • Nomophobia Disorder: People Cannot Do Without Their Phones

    September 5, 2017 8:05 AM 59

    Nomophobia The disorder that is affecting everyone Nomophobia is the name of the anxiety you get when you are not with your mobile phone. You know that feeling of being uneasy and nervous when you probably forgot your phone or it isn't just in your immediate surrounding. Nomophobia, which is short for no-mobile phobia, has been categorized as a condition

  • Lassa fever patient dies in Kogi

    September 4, 2017 2:01 PM 60

    Asipita Jimoh, brother to the deceased told NAN that she passed away at the Irua General Hospital in Edo on Monday. He said that the lady was taken to the Federal Medical Centre, Lokoja from where she was transferred to the General Hospital in Edo. “We lost our parents about two years ago and we have lost our sister again,” Asipita said. Aisha was on September

  • Nigeria: Dozens admitted as cholera outbreak hits IDPs camp in Maiduguri

    September 3, 2017 6:12 AM 18

    At least eight people have died in a cholera outbreak at two refugee camps for internally displaced people in northeast Nigeria. Dozens more are being treated and there are fears the virus could spread. At least eight people have died in a cholera outbreak at two refugee camps for internally displaced people in northeast Nigeria. Dozens more are being

  • Bauchi to establish blood banks in hospitals

    September 2, 2017 2:18 PM 25

    The Bauchi State Government has concluded plans to establish functional Blood Banks in all the 27 General Hospitals. Dr Abdul’Aziz Manga, the Executive Chairman, Bauchi State Hospitals Management Boards, told pressmen in Bauchi on Saturday that the plan was to reduce the death of mothers and newborns resulting from lack of blood in hospitals. “You know that the importance

  • FG worries over annual 5,160 deaths by food diseases

    September 1, 2017 9:43 AM 28

    ILORIN—The Federal Government has expressed regrets over the death of 5,160 Nigerians yearly from food-borne diseases and urged residents to take food safety serious. Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, who stated this at the awareness creation on National Policy of Food Safety and Its Implementation Strategy, said: “The nation has been plagued

  • Lagos set to tackle disease epidemics with AlertClinic

    August 31, 2017 4:09 PM 26

    With its coming, response to diseases of epidemic significance such as Lassa fever, diarrhoeal diseases and polio will be a lot more organised. The pilot phase of the initiative which commences in Yaba today, is put together by effort of the Lagos State Ministry of Health and the Primary Healthcare Board in collaboration with EpidAlert. In the view of the Founder