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Kaduna State maternity, paternity leave bill to be ready by end of 2020- El’Rufai’s wife

By Angela Atabo Abuja, Aug. 4, 2020 Wife of Kaduna State Governor, Aisha El’Rufai, on Tuesday said the bill for Maternity and Paternity Leave for workers in the state would be ready by the end of 2020. El’Rufai made this known at the Save the Children...

Malaria: Consultant advises against frequent use of mosquito coil

By Ibrahim Kado Yola, Aug. 18, 2020 Dr Yarima Suleiman, a Consultant in the Department of Internal Medicine, Federal Medical Centre (FMC) Yola, has advised the public against frequent use of mosquito coil in the prevention of mosquito bites and malaria. He gave the advice in...

Nursing mothers should not breastfeed lying down, says Paediatrician

By Leonard Okachie Umuahia, Nov. 3, 2020 Dr Odochi Ewurum, a Consultant Paediatrician at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Umuahia, has warned on the dangers of nursing mothers breastfeeding their babies while lying down. Ewurum gave the warning in an interview with journalists in...

Maximising the benefits of breastfeeding during COVID-19 pandemic

By Cecilia Ologunagba, Over the years, Nigeria has joined more than 170 countries to commemorate the World Breastfeeding Week to create awareness and to generate support for improved feeding of newborn babies. The week is aimed at creating awareness and support to improve breastfeeding practices...

Paediatrician advises mothers on self-medication, child health assumption

By Lilian Okoro Lagos, Sept. 9, 2020 A paediatrician and child health expert, Dr Faith Bello-Mojad, has advised mothers to desist from self-medication and assumptions on their children’s health conditions. Bello-Mojad, who works with the MercyWay Medical Centre, Ejigbo, a private health facility, gave the...

Medical expert tasks Nigerians on hepatitis test

By Kemi Akintokun Lagos, Aug. 3, 2020 Dr Olumuyiwa Balogun-Oluwa, the Deputy Medical Director of Ijede General Hospital in Ikorodu, Lagos State, has advised Nigerians to go for hepatitis test to ensure early detection of the virus. He gave the advice in an interview with newsmen...

Alcohol consumption during pregnancy harmful to child’s brain – research

Sydney, Sept. 25, 2020 (Xinhua/Naija247news) Any amount of alcohol consumption during pregnancy can have a significant impact on a child’s brain development, leading to anxiety, depression, and poor attention in youth, a new research from Australia’s University of Sydney said. This was published on Friday...

Rep. Akande-Sadipe trains, empowers constituents on child birth

By Oluwaseyi Oduneye-Ogunwomoju Ibadan, Sept. 30, 2020 The Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Diaspora Affairs, Mrs Tolulope Akande-Sadipe, on Wednesday, commenced a five-day strategic training and empowerment programme for female youths and traditional birth attendants in her Oluyole federal constituency. The News Agency of Nigeria...

Expert tasks mothers on child-spacing

By Yetunde Fatungase Ayetoro (Ogun), Oct. 30, 2020 A Medical Expert, Dr Hassan Adelakun, has advised women of child-bearing age to embrace effective child-spacing methods and pay more attention to their reproductive health to prevent maternal mortality. Adelakun gave the advice at Aiyetoro, Ogun, on...

Breastfeeding: Board wants establishment of creche in MDAs in Bauchi

By Amina Ahmed Bauchi,Aug.10,2020 Dr Rilwanu Mohammed, Chairman, Bauchi State Primary Healthcare Development Agency (BSPHCA) has called for the establishment of creche within ministries, departments and agencies in the state to encourage exclusive breastfeeding. Mohammed made the call in an interview with newsmen in Bauchi...
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