Sunday, March 29, 2020
Brain drain is a major challenge facing the Nigerian health system, leading to a dramatic reduction in the number of doctors in the country. According to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Nigeria is one  of the three African sources of foreign-born physicians. Doctors leave...
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Wednesday advised Nigerians to use soap or ash and running water to wash hands after defecation to prevent infection and illness Mr  Bioye Ogunjobi, a Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Specialist with UNICEF,  gave the advice in...
​ Four years later, the African Union has remembered to present me and my colleagues with medals of honor for stopping Ebola in Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea. I dedicate this to Dr. Stella Adadevor and Justina Ejelonu...
Although not everyone with heart disease has gum disease, and not everyone with gum disease has heart disease, there does appear to be a correlation. Of course, individuals who smoke or drink large quantities of alcohol are more likely to have both oral and...
Need another reason to monitor your intake of ultra-processed foods? Cutting down on your amounts could help you live longer. In an observational study published online Feb. 11, 2019, by JAMA Internal Medicine, almost 45,000 adults ages...
The Nigerian Medical Association has said that about 2000 medical workers leave the country annually to developed countries. The National President of the Association, Francis Faduyile, said this in Abakaliki during the...
Malaria is a leading cause of death and illness around the world. Over 200 million cases are reported every year, and more than 400 000 people die. More than 90% of cases are reported in sub-Saharan Africa. Scientists have spent decades searching for an effective vaccine. Hence the recent excitement...
Electronic cigarettes, which are battery-operated devices that create a nicotine-filled vapor, are often touted as a less-risky alternative to conventional cigarettes. But daily e-cigarette use may nearly double a person's risk of a heart attack, according to a study in the October 2018 American Journal of Preventive Medicine.
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