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  • Still On Tobacco Smoking

    June 2, 2017 5:38 AM 49

    Nigeria joined the global community to commemorate the World Tobacco Day, last Wednesday. With the theme, ‘Tobacco: A Threat To Development’, the World Health Organisation (WHO) drew global attention to the dangers inherent in tobacco smoking. The celebration was also used to sensitise smokers and non-smokers on what is fast becoming one of the world’s

  • Tobacco the 'silent killer' of HIV patients, say researchers

    June 1, 2017 3:01 PM 41

    Researchers at the University of York have shown that tobacco use is more common among HIV positive individuals than HIV negative individuals. The study, published in The Lancet Global Health, aims to raise further awareness of the dangers associated with tobacco use among people living with HIV, particularly following recent research which showed that young

  • FG bans sale of cigarettes to persons below 18 years, lists prohibited areas

    June 1, 2017 8:39 AM 22

    Nigerian government has announced the enforcement of ban on sale of cigarettes to persons under 18 years in Nigeria. The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, who made the announcement on Wednesday in Abuja at a briefing to mark the World No Tobacco Day, lamented a report by World Health Organisation (WHO) that over 4.5 million Nigerian adults are addicted

  • Osinbajo set to implement 9 new laws on SMOKING in Nigeria

    June 1, 2017 6:23 AM 43

    On Wednesday, May 31, 2017, the world marked the World No Tobacco Day. As part of the commemoration of the day, Isaac Adewole, Nigeria’s Health Minister announced 9 regulations in the Nigeria Tobacco Control Act that would be implemented by the federal government. The Act which was signed into law in 2015 by former President Goodluck Jonathan aims at reducing

  • Teens smoke themselves to death

    June 1, 2017 5:12 AM 29

    An estimated 10 per cent of school-going children aged between 13 and 15 years use tobacco products, the Ministry of Health has now revealed. During the launch of the national guidelines for tobacco dependence treatment and cessation 2017, the Ministry of Health revealed that more girls are taking up smoking than boys. Speaking during the World No Tobacco

  • FG May Increase Taxes On Tobacco – Adewole

    June 1, 2017 1:54 AM 29

    The Federal Government yesterday said it would begin implementation of various prohibition laws guiding the use of Tobacco in the country before the end of 2017. Speaking at the event to mark the World No Tobacco Day, the Minister of Health, Prof Isaac Adewole said, Tobacco is the only approved drug that kills its users even when used as intended by its manufacturers

  • Sleeping less than 6 hours may double death risk

    May 29, 2017 9:35 AM 31

    Failing to sleep less than six hours may nearly double the risk of death in people with metabolic syndrome - a combination of diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity, researchers have warned. A study found that people with metabolic syndrome who slept for more than six hours were about 1.49 times more likely to die of stroke. Conversely, those who slept

  • Abim Hospital undergoes more renovation

    May 28, 2017 12:12 PM 29

    Abim Hospital, the place that caused a political storm during the presidential campaign has received additional funding that will be used to renovate its Tuberculosis ward. Abim Hospital medical superintendent Dr Edison Twine thanked the government for the Shs400m dispatched that will also be used to boost the hospital’s mortuary and store facilities

  • Zaria Mamano Foundation’s lifeline for 5-year-old

    May 26, 2017 12:37 AM 28

    LAGOS—Zaria Mimano Foundation, a non-profit organization, has kicked off a nation-wide campaign to help indigent patients in hospitals, which have since started with National Orthopedic Hospital, Igbobi, Lagos. The foundation which offers relief to the needy, has reached out to five-year-old, Adegboye Daniel an accident victim whose parents could not pay his medical

  • Why Sleep Is So Important for People at Risk for Heart Disease

    May 25, 2017 4:11 PM 43

    For people who are at risk for heart disease and diabetes, getting enough sleep may be especially important: Snoozing for less than 6 hours per night may increase their risk of premature death, a new study finds. People in the study who had a high body mass index (BMI) and elevated cholesterol along with a few other risk factors for heart disease and diabetes