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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Kogi to probe mystery deaths

Kogi state government has set machinery in motion to investigate and trace the dead people to the graveyard to ascertain the actual number of those that died as a result of the epidemic in Yagba West local government area. Th ...

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Pharmaceutical coy warns on sub-standard drugs

Pharmaceutical coy warns on sub-standard drugs Managing Director and chief Executive Offi cer of New Age Pharmaceutical Company in Gwagwalada, Mr. Nnamdi Ofonagoro, has warned Nigerians, and especially FCT residents, to ensure that the medications administered on them were genuine ...

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How to prevent breast cancer – Expert

Women have been advised to be doing self examination of their breasts at least every month after menstruation as a way of preventing cancer. A gynecologist at the Bauchi state Specialists’ Hospital, Dr Habiba Ismail, who is also the chairman, ...

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Organisation offers free HIV services to IDPs

A Non-Governmental Organisation, FHI 360, has adapted strategies to providing free healthcare services to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the North-east. Th e FHI 360, USAIDfunded Strengthening Integrated Delivery of HIV/AIDs Services (SIDHAS) project, had set up mobile clinics, out ...

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Only 23% Nigerian children immunized

A Multi Indicator Cluster Survey report (MICS) has revealed that only about 23 per cent of children in Nigeria have received all recommended vaccines between 2016 and 2017. Th e survey also revealed that 40 per cent of the children ...

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Quacks take over medical labs in Bauchi

By Najib Sani Bauchi Bauchi state branch of medical laboratory scientists association, has decried the proliferation of fake medical laboratories and quacks in the state, attributing it to the absence of an organised Directorate to coordinate laboratory services. Chairman of ...

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Lassa fever ‘berths’ in Yobe

  By Musa M. Buba Damaturu Yobe state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Mohammed Bello Kawuwa, has debunked report that cases of Lassa fever were found in Yobe state. Kawuwa, who made the denial at a press briefi ng yesterday in ...

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