Saturday, January 18, 2020

Colorectal cancer was not common in Nigeria, but it may interest you to know that currently, one of the top five cancers in Nigeria is colon cancer. Colorectal cancer (cancer of the colon and rectum) continues to affect millions of men and women worldwide, and...
The Osun State Government has called on caterers and food vendors in the state to stop the dangerous act of using paracetamol to tenderise meat and also the use of ‘hypo’ a bleaching detergent for cassava processing to induce ‘whiteness of fufu and gaari.’
The police and officials of the Lagos State government on Tuesday restrained the parents and church members of a severely jaundiced new-born while doctors admitted blood to her. Doctors at the Massey Street Children Hospital on Lagos Island were complying with a court order...
The Federal Ministry of Health says it will implement the 2020 National Oral Health Policy, which will address the burden of oral diseases in the country. An oral health policy helps to harness political, economic and socio-cultural factors at the individual, family, community, national...
1. 'Crack’ Your Knuckles It doesn’t just annoy your friends and co-workers -- it may not be very good for you, either. A substance called synovial fluid keeps your joints moving easily. The sound your knuckles make...
If you’re the kind of person who avoids public bathrooms at all costs, you may feel validated, as well as disturbed, by a new study from researchers at the University of Connecticut and Quinnipiac University. They suspected that hot-air hand dryers in public restrooms might be sucking...
A bill that seeks to establish a commission for mental health passed second reading at the Senate on Wednesday.The bill entitled “A Bill for an Act to provide for the establishment and regulation of mental health and substance abuse services, protect persons with mental health needs and...
According to the World Health Organization, In 2015, 1.2 million people died from kidney failure, an increase of 32% since 2005;  Additionally, each year, around 1.7 million people are thought to die from acute kidney injury. Overall, therefore, an estimated 5–10 million people die annually from kidney...
The Minister of State for Health, Olorunnimbe Mamora, says medical tourism is not necessarily an outcome of lack of medical equipment, but encompasses a whole lot of things such as lack of conducive environment and “poor attitude” of health workers towards health care delivery. He said the...
The US government and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation pledged Wednesday to jointly invest $200 million over the next four years to achieve affordable gene therapy-based cures for sickle cell disease (SCD) and HIV. The administration of President Donald Trump announced earlier this...
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