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Commission trains 200 on advanced cardiovascular life support

By Kemi Akintokun Lagos, Sept. 16, 2020 Dr Benjamin Eniayewun, Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Health Commission, on Wednesday charged healthcare providers to be acquainted with medical equipment to foster lifesaving procedures in preserving lives. Eniayewun gave the charge during `Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support’ training for 200...

Foundation partners UNESCO to end school-based gender violence

By Philip Yatai Umuahia, Sept. 16, 2020 The Vicar Hope Foundation, a pet project of the Wife of Abia Governor, Mrs Nkechi Ikpeazu, has sought the partnership of UNESCO in ending school-based gender violence in the state. The foundation’s Programme Manager, Mr Raymond Ukwa, disclosed...

Sickle Cell Awareness: Group organises blood donation drive

By Ifeanyi Nwoko Abuja, Sept. 15, 2020 A group of young professionals in politics and governance on Tuesday organised a blood donation drive to draw attention to its importance in saving lives of those with anaemia. The event organised in partnership with the National Blood...

Plateau State Govt. launches Social Health Insurance Scheme

By Martha Agas Jos, Sept. 15, 2020 The Plateau Government on Tuesday launched its Social Health Insurance Scheme to achieve universal health care for all residents of the state. Newsmen reports that the Plateau State Contributory Health Care Management Agency (PLASCHEMA) was established in 2019 to...

Vitamin D levels may predict future health risk in older men.

Dr. Leen Antonio from University Hospitals Leuven in Belgium and a team of European researchers conducted the study. They presented their findings at the 22nd European Congress of Endocrinology (e-ECE 2020) conference in early September. Vitamin D is important for maintaining healthy bones, as well...

NGO urges stakeholders’ collaboration to improve Adolescent Sexual, Reproductive Health in Nasarawa

By Oboh Linus Lafia, Sept. 15, 2020 An NGO, Society for Family Health (SFH) has called for concerted efforts by stakeholders in Nasarawa state to improve sexual and reproductive health of adolescent girls, curtail gender based violence. Mrs Anita Elabo, Northern Zonal Coordinator of...

The time has come for Nigerian scientists to authenticate claims on COVID-19 cure- NABDA

By Sylvester Thompson Abuja, Sept.14, 2020 Prof. Alex Akpa, Director General, National Biotechnology Development Agency(NABDA), says the time has come for Nigerian scientists to authenticate claims by people who said they have developed herbal treatment for COVID-19. Akpa said this in an interview with newsmen ,...

Bovine tuberculosis: Abia ministry official urges deployment of vet. officials to check spread of disease

By Ijendu Iheaka Aba (Abia) Sept. 14, 2020 An official of the Ministry of Agriculture in Abia, Dr Queenlilia Nwokocha, says it has become necessary for the state government to deploy veterinary officers to the cattle control post at Lokpanta to checkmate the influx of...

Obesity Nigeria’s growing health concern – report

By Augusta Uchediunor Lagos, Sept. 14, 2020 A Nigerian health technology company, WellNewMe, on Monday said that obesity had become an increasing health concern for many people in sub-Saharan Africa. According to the company, many people in sub-Saharan Africa are adopting a lifestyle more commonly...

New study shows Insomnia as a possible risk factor for Type II diabetes

Globally, around 463 million adults lived with diabetes in 2019, according to the International Diabetes Federation (IDF). In 2015, approximately 9% of all adults had the condition. Diabetes is a condition where sugar or glucose builds up in the bloodstream instead of being absorbed into...
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