Health & Fitness

WHO: Omicron spreading unlike other COVID variants — now in 77...

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The World Health Organisation (WHO) says the Omicron COVID variant has now been detected in 77 countries. Omicron — labelled a “variant of concern” —...

Mother-to-child HIV transmission: A critical concern

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Although the global community was recently ensnared by COVID-19, an infection caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome, prior to its emergence, human immunodeficiency virus...

Sit-at-home, insecurity causing mental illness – Prof Igwe

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Prof. Monday Igwe, Medical Director, Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Enugu, says the sit-at-home directive and insecurity are among triggers of depression and mental illness in...

WHO: Ihekweazu appointed assistant DG

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Nigeria’s Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu has been appointed Assistant Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) in charge of Health Emergency Intelligence with effect from...

Drug abuse threatens national security, warns NAFDAC

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The Director-General, National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Prof. Moji Adeyeye, has warned that the future of Nigeria depends largely on...

Pharmacists advocate regulation of online pharmacies

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  The African Pharmaceutical Forum has called on drug regulators in Africa to enact laws to guide the practice of internet-based pharmacy in the continent. The...

NGO promotes female condom, says it enhances sexual pleasure

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Contrary to misconception, female condom enhances sexual activity and does not affect sexual gratification, an international non-governmental organization, Pathfinder International Nigeria, has said. The NGO,...

It is a sin to deny baby breast milk, says UNICEF

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Failure or refusal to give your baby breast milk has been described as amounting not only to denying the child of its fundamental human...

What happens to your breast when you breastfeed – Expert

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The Jigawa State Nutrition Office has reacted to a belief by women that exclusive breast feeding causes breasts to sag. Malam Sa’idu Umar State, Chief...

Nigeria battling with 15 neglected tropical diseases, says health minister

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With over 122 million Nigerians at risk of Neglected Tropical Diseases, NTDs, the Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire on Tuesday lamented that the...
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