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  • Bauchi to establish blood banks in hospitals

    September 2, 2017 2:18 PM 36

    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 37

    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 33

    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

  • Cholera infection breaks out in IDP camp in Maiduguri

    August 31, 2017 3:04 PM 33

    No fewer than 70 Internally Displaced Persons have been admitted at treatment centres in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital following outbreak of cholera at their camps. Doctors Without Borders, an international medical humanitarian organisation while confirming the cholera outbreak, on Thursday, blamed heavy rainfall for the outbreak at Muna Garage

  • Recluse is cured of 'tree man disease' which covered hands in bark-like lesions

    August 30, 2017 2:11 PM 54

    A recluse suffering from ‘tree man disease’ has reportedly been cured after a groundbreaking new operation proved successful. Mohammed Taluli suffered from the rare condition for almost a decade before medical experts offered to try a revolutionary new operation. The 42-year-old, from Gaza, was cured after medics at the Hadassah University Medical Centre

  • ‘Safe water frequently used as a weapon of war’

    August 30, 2017 4:32 AM 35

    Over 180 mn in conflict-affected countries lack safe water: UNICEF More than 180 mn people in countries affected by conflict and instability do not have access to safe water, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) announced on Tuesday. “In countries beset by violence, displacement, conflict and instability, children’s most basic means of survival — water — must be a priority

  • 'High salt intake doubles heart failure risk'

    August 28, 2017 7:30 PM 51

    High salt consumption may double the risk of heart failure, a 12-year-long study warns. Researchers at National Institute for Health and Welfare in Finland found that people who consumed more than 13.7 grammes of salt daily had a two times higher risk of heart failure compared to those consuming less than 6.8 grammes. High salt intake markedly increases

  • Dad goes to doctors with watery eye – but ends up losing HALF his face

    August 22, 2017 3:01 PM 57

    Jamie Mirrlees was initially told he was suffering from a blocked tear duct – but four years later he needed drastic surgery after being diagnosed with a tumour. He ended up losing his eye, half his nose, a large part of his cheek and most of his teeth and was left with large, gaping holes in his face and neck. Jamie maintains his cancer should have been picked

  • Cancer Patient Wins Record $417 Million Payout In Johnson & Johnson Talc Case

    August 22, 2017 12:31 PM 30

    Plaintiff Eva Echeverria, 63, told a Los Angeles court she developed incurable ovarian cancer after decades of Johnson’s Baby Powder use. Baby Powder for feminine hygiene for more than 50 years before halting the practice in 2016, the Los Angeles Times reported. She only stopped after watching a news story about a woman with ovarian cancer who had also used the talc for a similar

  • Original News from Sri Lanka

    August 22, 2017 11:33 AM 45

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