Hepatitis B as life-threatening liver infection 

More than 296 million people worldwide live with hepatitis B, a potentially life-threatening liver infection caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV). Most don’t know they are infected, so they don’t get medical care. Clinical care improves the patient’s outcome and can prevent them from infecting others. Early detection of HBV-infected patients could therefore improve patient prognosis and stop transmission Read More

Anxiety as Nigeria records highest COVID-19 infections since 2020

December 22, 2021 Admin III 0

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced that the country on Tuesday recorded 2,123 new COVID-19 infections. The latest figure is the highest ever daily infections since the outbreak of the virus in Nigeria in February 2020. Tuesday’s figure was 755 higher than the 1,368 infections recorded on on Monday. Also, the NCDC also announced four deaths that Read More

Breaking: Ex-US President, Bill Clinton, hospitalised

October 15, 2021 BBC 0

Former US President Bill Clinton has been receiving hospital treatment in California for a “non-Covid-related infection”. Mr Clinton, 75, is “on the mend” and “in good spirits” after being admitted to UC Irvine Medical Center on Tuesday, spokesman Angel Ureña said. Though it is unclear what led to the admission, Mr Clinton has a history of heart disease. A statement Read More

Rumpus in OAU over death of final year student

October 1, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

There was rumpus in Ile-Ife, Osun state, Friday morning, over death of a final year student of Obafemi Awolowo University, Adeshina Aishat. The deceased, who was a student in the department of Foreign Language, died at the Seventh Day Adventist hospital, Ile-Ife, where she was allegedly referred to, by the health care unit of the university. Students of the university barricaded the town in protest, Read More

Pictures: Kogi govt procures Nigeria’s first hyperbaric oxygen treatment chamber

August 29, 2021 Admin III 0

The Kogi state Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Adoza Bello, has procured Nigeria’s first hyperbaric oxygen treatment chamber to strengthen the state’s healthcare system and provide quality healthcare Services. The newly acquired equipment is hoping to strengthen the critical institutions and systems required to effectively provide affordable and quality healthcare service to the people. The governor, in a statement, signed by the Read More

Cholera: Bauchi flags off free oral vaccination

July 28, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Following the outbreak of cholera that killed several people in Bauchi state in recent time, the state Governor Bala Mohammed, Wednesday flagged off free oral vaccination against the plague. The governor while flagging off the exercise at the Banquet Hall of Government House Bauchi, directed health authorities in the state to also treat cholera patients free of charge. He said Read More

Keren- Happuch: Mother of dead rape victim breaks down, demands justice

July 21, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Keren- Happuch: Mother of dead rape victim breaks down, demands justiceBy Bode OlagokeAbujaThe mother of Keren-Happuch, Mrs. Vivien Akpagher has broken her silence and spoke for the first time since her daughter died following medical complications arising from condom, which was left inside daughter by the rapist, infecting the daughter with sepsis and resulting in her death on 22nd of Read More

Infertility: When menstrual hygiene becomes a concern

June 4, 2021 Admin III 0

Biologically, menstruation is a particular time of the month women of child-bearing age always look forward to as it is a sign of fertility. However, over the years, menstrual hygiene has attracted the attention of health experts as many women have brought infections and fertility concerns upon themselves majorly for neglecting their menstrual health. PAUL OKAH reports. Menstruation or menstrual Read More

1.2m non-smokers die from tobacco smoke annually –WHO

June 2, 2021 Admin III 0

The World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Director for Africa, Dr Matshidiso Moeti, during the week said tobacco kills half of its users every year and about 1.2 million non-smokers die from exposure to tobacco smoke. Moeti stated this in her message to the international community to commemorate the 2021 ‘World No Tobacco Day’. She said tobacco harms nearly every organ Read More

PrEP: Danger as HIV discourse takes the back seat

May 21, 2021 Admin III 0

PAUL OKAH writes on Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) and Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) as innovations in Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) prevention and treatment and tries to find out why discourses on HIV and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) seem to be taking the back burner. Years ago, news on HIV and AIDS made headlines and dominate the pages of newspapers, TV stations and radio Read More

Are you eating Tuberculosis?

May 19, 2021 Admin III 0

Dr Biodun Ogungbo, MBBS, FRCS, FRCSEd, MSc If you want cheap If you are careless If you are not observant The incidence of tuberculosis is on the increase. Many people including those in whom you would least expect it are developing the disease. Recently, I got involved with the case of a medical doctor who became paralyzed due to tuberculosis Read More

COVID-19: Nigeria has vaccinated over 1 million people – NPHCDA

April 16, 2021 Admin III 0

 The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) has announced  that Nigeria had so far vaccinated over a million eligible people out of its target of 70 percent of the nation’s population. The NPHCDA disclosed this on its official Twitter handle, on Thursday. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that for the country to achieve herd immunity against COVID-19, Read More

NAF begins airlift of COVID-19 medical materials to ECOWAS countries

March 31, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has commenced airlifting of COVID-19 medical relief materials donated by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to member countries. A statement by NAF spokesperson Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet on Wednesday, said the materials will be distributed to the 14-member nations of ECOWAS including Nigeria, in response to the spread of the second wave Read More

12, 951 cases of TB recorded within 5 years in Nasarawa – Official

March 23, 2021 Mohammed Yangida 0

The Nasarawa state Commissioner for Health Mr. Ahmed Yahaya, Tuesday, said the state has detected 12, 951 tuberculosis (TB) cases from 2016-2020 across the state.He stated this in an event to commemorate the 2021 tuberculosis in Lafia. The commissioner explained that 2,927 out of the discovered TB patients representing 23 per cent in the state have both TB and HIV infections, while Read More

Now that our leaders are being guinea-pigged

March 19, 2021 Clem Oluwole 0

At long, long last, the Covid-19 vaccine has finally arrived in Nigeria. But the Presidential Task Force set up by the federal government has warned that despite the arrival of the defence laager, it is too early to start dancing on the grave of the pandemic that has claimed more than two million lives and sickened several other millions worldwide Read More

A call to live with kidney disease

March 15, 2021 Admin III 0

Kidneys remove wastes and extra fluid from the body, remove acid that is produced by the cells of the body and maintain a healthy balance of water, salts, and minerals, such as sodium, calcium, phosphorus, and potassium in the blood. The kidney cleanses the blood of toxins and transforms the waste into urine. The kidneys carry out a number of Read More

COVID-19: PTF reveals how much states have received so far

November 3, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The national coordinator of the Presidential Task Force on Control of COVID-19, Dr Sani Aliyu, said Tuesday that N50 billion has so far been released to states by the federal government.The national coordinator, who disclosed this at a briefing in Abuja, said the sub-nationals have enough resources to be able to push for increased testing and improved surveillance. He urged Read More

Coronavirus: India worst hit after US 

September 7, 2020 Admin III 0

India overtook Brazil on Monday as the country with the second highest number of confirmed coronavirus cases, even as key metro train lines re-opened as part of efforts to boost the South Asian nation’s battered economy. India has emerged in recent weeks as the new global pandemic hotspot, although cases continue to soar across the globe with reported infections worldwide nearing 27 Read More

Lagos records new COVID-19 spike in 24 hours

August 24, 2020 Admin III 0

Lagos state has recorded spike in COVID-19 cases with 404 infections in the last 24 hours, increasing the state’s infection figures to 17,764. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) made this known on Sunday in its COVID-19 Situation Report for August 22. According to NCDC, Lagos has 404 new cases out of the 601 confirmed cases reported in the Read More

9 dead after drinking sanitiser

August 2, 2020 DW 0

At least nine people are reported to have died in southern India after drinking hand sanitizer as a substitute for alcohol. Alcohol stores were closed as part of a local lockdown to curb a rise in COVID-19 cases. Local police said on Friday that at least nine men had died after drinking alcohol-based hand sanitizer as a substitute for alcohol.  Read More

AMAC secretary now COVID-19 negative- Candido

July 13, 2020 Baba Yusuf 0

Chairman of Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), Abdullahi Adamu Candido, Monday said the council secretary, Hajiya Ramatu Abisola Abdullahi has been declared negative of coronavirus by the Nigeria Council for Disease Control (NCDC). She was earlier said to be positive.Candido stated this at the press briefing held at thecouncil secretariat in Abuja Monday. He said the secretary who testedpositive two Read More

Coronavirus: 2 lawmakers dead in Madagascar

July 13, 2020 Admin III 0

Madagascar President Andry Rajoelina on Sunday said two lawmakers – one member of the senate and one deputy – had died after becoming infected with coronavirus. Eleven other deputies and 14 senators had also tested positive for the virus, Rajoelina said. The Indian Ocean island on July 5 placed its capital Antananarivo under a fresh lockdown following a new surge Read More