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12,500 pregnant women get delivery kits in Osun

Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola, on Monday, kicked off distribution of over 12,000 pregnancy kits tagged “MAMA Kits” for Vulnerable Pregnant Women for free across the State. Aregbesola, who disclosed that the kits contains critical items required for Safe Delivery, ...

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Nigeria in throes of diabetes

Experts at a recent workshop in Abuja arrived at a consensus that diabetes is still prevalent in Nigeria, among other life-threatening diseases. NAJIB SANI reports On Tuesday, 14th November 2017, the world commemorated this year’s World Diabetes Day. It is ...

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36.7m living with HIV – UNESCO

By Patrick Andrew Abuja Nigerians have been urged to increase awareness on the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) syndrome which has so far infected no fewer than 36.7 million people worldwide. The figure released by UNESCO, showed that sub-Sahara Africa bears ...

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1,902 HIV positive, Jan- Dec in Borno

By Sadiq Abubakar Maiduguri About 1,902 out of 236,404 persons tested positive to human immune deficiency virus (HIV) in Borno state between January and December, 2017, Commissioner of Health, Dr Haruna Mshelia, has revealed. The commissioner disclosed this at a ...

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Tips to sleep better

Recent studies suggest that compromised sleep have negative effects on learning, cognition, inflammation, immunity, and memory. The same studies believe that bad sleeping habits are also linked to major heart problems, low pain tolerance, and overeating which means if there`s ...

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World AIDS Day 2017

Nigeria presently has an estimated 3.2 million people living with HIV, the second largest in the world after South Africa, but only an estimated 1.1 million of these know their status (just over 30%). Though 88% of those who know ...

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8 Common assumptions about autism

An autism diagnosis triggers tough questions and difficult emotions in parents who want nothing but the best for their kids. Unfortunately, as the number of cases has risen, so has the amount of misinformation about autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Misinformation ...

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Diabetes prevalence in Nigeria

On November 14, 2017, the world commemorated the World Diabetes Day. It is an annual campaign celebrated by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), in collaboration with the World Health Organisation (WHO), to help in raising public awareness on the dangers ...

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Jigawa registers 900 diabetics

By Muhammad Aliyu Dutse The Diabetes Association of Nigeria (DAN) has registered over 900 people with diabetes infection from 23 out of the 27 local government areas of the state, currently taking their medications regularly. State chairman of the Association, ...

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NGO begins treatment for 50,000 people in Osun

A Non Governmental Organisation, Favour, Kindness and Grace Foundation, on Wednesday began treatment of 50,000 indigents of Osun West Senatorial District. Speaking with journalists during the kickoff of the treatment in Gbongan, Ayedaade Local Government Area of Osun State, the coordinator of ...

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Yobe NGO seeks review of health sector

By Musa M. Buba Damaturu Yobe state Accountability Mechanism on MNCH (YoSAMM) has called for more funding of the health sector in the state in order to improve the sector and guarantee active population. The mechanism, after painstakingly review of ...

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