Home / Health

Health

Benue doctors begin indefinite strike

By Daniel Agbo Makurdi Following the expiration of the seven-day warning industrial action, the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA), Benue state chapter, yesterday declared an indefinite strike for doctors working in government hospitals. A statement jointly signed by the state chairman ...

Read More »

Expert urges menstrual hygiene among girl-child

By Bashir Mohammed Kano Founder and Executive Director, Sure Start Initiative, Hajiya Binta Shehu Bamalli, has described menstrual hygiene management among girl-child as tool for avoiding contraction of diseases associated with school toilets. Speaking to newsmen at the Sani Abacha ...

Read More »

Natural ways to whiten your teeth

What Works? What Doesn’t? You think your smile could use a pick-me-up, but you don’t want to invest the time or money for in-office treatments. You’re not sold on drugstore gels or strips either. Some natural, at-home remedies are safe ...

Read More »

WHO seeks periodic children deworming

By Kehinde Osasona, Abuja Chairman, Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Ilorin branch, Barr Manzuma Issa, has lauded the federal government on the establishment of special courts for corruption and fi nancial crimes, describing it as a welcome development. Issa, who spoke ...

Read More »

Lagos opens Nigeria’s first DNA lab

Lagos state government has completed the construction of the fi rst ever high-powered DNA Forensic Laboratory in Nigeria, the Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Adeniji Kazeem, has disclosed. Speaking at a press briefi ng held at the Bagauda Kaltho ...

Read More »

17 reasons to use honey and cinnamon

  People of many cultures have been using honey and cinnamon to treat many diff erent health situations for centuries. Folk wisdom still retains knowledge of the healing properties of both raw honey and cinnamon. 1. Arthritis: Take daily, morning ...

Read More »

APLSCD to sue social media users over calumny

Association of People Living with Sickle Cell Disorder (APLSCD) has expressed dismay over the trending campaign of calumny targeted against its Chairman, Board of Directors, Chief Sylvester Nwaobu-Alor. Blueprint learnt that some social media users believed to be agents of contenders ...

Read More »

Resident doctors embark on indefi nite strike

Resident doctors in government-owned hospitals under the aegis, National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD), have embarked on an indefi nite strike. Th e doctors, who announced their strike in a statement released yesterday, are demanding for the resolution of persistent ...

Read More »

Corruption: Group accuses NPHCDA boss of fraud

A group, United Youths Alliance Against Corruption (UYAAC), has accused the Executive Director of the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA), Dr.  Faisal Shuaib of fraudulent practices and violation of procurement laws. Th is was contained in a petition addressed ...

Read More »

Lawmaker declares free healthcare day in Oyo

Th e federal lawmaker representing Lagelu-Akinyele constituency of Oyo state, Hon Olatoye Sugar, has declared every Wednesday as a free medical treatment day for all ages across the state. Th e free medical services include ultrasound scanning for pregnant women, ...

Read More »

Food poison kills 7 in Zamfara

Seven persons have died from eating local food known as ‘fate’ (poisoned leaf porridge) at Shiyar Ajiya in Shinkafi town, Shinkafi local government area of Zamfara. The state acting governor, Prof. Abdullahi Shinkafi, confirmed the incident in Gusau. He said ...

Read More »