News - Health

New Study States Small Glass Of Juice And Water Increases Risk Of Cancer

8 months ago /

A new study has linked drinking just a small glass of a sugary drink per day -- 100 ml, about a third of a typical can of soda -- to an 18% increase in overall cancer risk and a 22% increase in risk for breast cancer.

Nigerian Presidency Speaks On Resignation Of NACA’s DG

9 months ago /

The Presidency on Tuesday confirmed that erstwhile Director-General of the National Agency for the Control of Aids (NACA), Dr Sani Aliyu, resigned his appointment voluntarily.

Rivers Government Takes Overs Payment Of User Fees For HIV/AIDS Patients

9 months ago /

The Rivers state government says it will take over the user fees or bills paid by hospital patients living with HIV/AIDS.

Onaiyekan Foundation Offers Free Medical Care To IDPs In Abuja

9 months ago /

The Nigerian government has been urged to intensify efforts to provide quality healthcare for its citizens.

Ondo Invests In Quality Healthcare

9 months ago /

Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu says his Government will continue to invest in quality healthcare service delivery in the state.

Akeredolu Restates Stand On Controlled Cultivation Of Cannabis

9 months ago /

Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu has reiterated his belief in legal and controlled cultivation of cannabis for medicinal purposes, going by its numerous health benefits and revenue generation.

UNAID Decries Lack Of Data For Health Planning

9 months ago /

The 2019 joint annual review of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria meeting commenced in Abuja, on Tuesday.


FG Ups The Ante In War Against Substandard Products

9 months ago /

The Nigerian government says it will stop at nothing to rid the country of fake and substandard products as part of measures to scale up the economy.

Medical Doctors Shun Duty Post Over Attack On Colleague In Ondo

10 months ago /

Medical doctors at the Ondo State Specialists' Hospital in Ikare-Akoko have abandoned their duty posts, over an attack on one of their colleagues, Adeke Funsho.

ABUTH Records First Breakthrough In Open Heart Surgery

10 months ago /

A major breakthrough was recorded in open heart surgery by a team of medical experts at the Multisystem Afe Babalola University Teaching Hospital, Ado Ekiti (ABUTH).

LUTH Doctors Suspend Strike

10 months ago /

The Association Of Resident Doctors (ARD) at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital are back to their duty posts after a two-day warning strike.

Girl With Heart Disease Needs N2.5 Million

10 months ago /

Nine-Year-Old Cheneye Bernard has heart disease and has until Monday next week to raise the sum of N2.5 million for surgery.

Imo Concessions Five Hospitals

10 months ago /

Few days to the end of Governor Rochas Okorocha's eight years in office as Imo state Governor, he has concessioned five hospital facilities out of 27 hospitals built in the 27 local government areas of the state.

Cross River Commences Construction Of Referral Hospitals

10 months ago /

Cross River state government has assured the citizens of quality health care services at both primary and secondary levels irrespective of where they reside.

Primary Health Care Agency Struggles To Vaccinate Over 2,000 Communities In North East

10 months ago /

The National Primary Health Care Development Agency is seeking the support of the Nigerian army to vaccinate children against polio in remote, unsafe communities in North-east Nigeria.

NHIS Flags Off Nationwide Free Enrollment Program

10 months ago /

Twenty-six thousand people are to benefit from a free enrollment program provided by the National Health Insurance Scheme.

Kwara Muslim Students Kick Over Renewal Of Tobacco Import Licence

10 months ago /

The Kwara state chapter of the coalition of Muslim students and youths of Nigeria have kicked against the renewal of the import license of a tobacco producing factory located in a university community in the state capital, Ilorin.

Gombe Ndlea Seizes 2.5 Tonnes Of Illicit Drugs

10 months ago /

The national drug law enforcement agency in Gombe state says it has curtailed the flow of illicit drugs in the northeastern part of the country following the seizure of over 2.5 tonnes of illicit drugs with the arrest of thirty-two individuals in the first quarter of this year. 

National Hospital Discharges Patients Attacked During Protest

10 months ago /

The management of the National Hospital in Abuja says it has discharged all nine patients brought to the facility after suspected thugs allegedly attacked them during a protest by members of the Nigeria Labour Congress at the private residence of Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige in Abuja.

Nurses, Midwives Advocate More Employment Opportunities For Health Professionals

11 months ago /

The national association of Nigerian nurses and midwives has called on the Nigerian government to adopt policies aimed at improving healthcare delivery especially employment of an adequate number of nurses and midwives.

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