Psychiatrist counsels nursing mothers on depression

Psychiatrist counsels nursing mothers on depression

An Ilorin based psychiatrist, Dr Foyeke Adeoye, has advised mothers suffering from Post Partum Depression (PPD) to seek psychological help to avoid mental disorder. Adeoye told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Ilorin that PPD was not...
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Medication errors kill millions annually – WHO

Medication errors kill millions annually – WHO

Margaret Chan, Director-General WHO Medication errors kill and injure millions of people while an estimated 42 billion dollars is lost annually, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Wednesday. The Director-General of  WHO, Margaret Chan,  at a  new c...
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I married my wife carrying another man’s pregnancy, husband tells court

I married my wife carrying another man’s pregnancy, husband tells court

A respondent, Mr Abiodun Adeyanju, on Tuesday told an Akure Customary Court that he married his wife, Mrs Opeyemi Adeyanju, carrying another man’s pregnancy. Abiodun told the court that despite being aware of his wife’s pregnancy for another man, he...
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NGO urges FG to establish national agency on cancer

NGO urges FG to establish national agency on cancer

Project Pink Blue, an NGO, has called on the Federal Government to establish a national agency on cancer control to comprehensively manage cancer care and deaths in Nigeria. Mr Runcie Chidebe, the Executive Director of the organisation which also serves...
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Polio vaccine campaign targets 100 million African children

Polio vaccine campaign targets 100 million African children

The Police Command in Lagos State on Friday said it had rescued one Taiwo Momoh who attempted to jump into the Lagoon from the Third Mainland Bridge. The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr Fatai Owoseni, told newsmen in Lagos...
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FG declares war against tuberculosis — Minister

FG declares war against tuberculosis — Minister

The Federal Government on Friday said it declared total war against the scourge of tuberculosis (TB) in the country. The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, made this known at the launch of a laboratory for tuberculosis diagnosis at Kuchigoro...
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Doctor warns against consumption of fishes with high mercury content

Doctor warns against consumption of fishes with high mercury content

A medical practitioner, Dr Arikawe Adeolu, on Friday warned the public against consumption of fishes with high mercury content, saying it can cause neurological damage to the body. Adeolu, who works with the Federal Medical Centre, Jabi, Abuja, gave the...
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Why Nigeria has alarming rate of malnutrition — Expert

Why Nigeria has alarming rate of malnutrition — Expert

A Nutritionist, Mrs Blessing Timothy, on Friday said that lack of information on good nutrition was largely responsible for the alarming rate of malnourished children in Nigeria. Timothy told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kaduna that good information...
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Doctors link breast implants with rare form of cancer

Doctors link breast implants with rare form of cancer

A rare form of cancer tied to breast implants has been linked with nine deaths, the Food and Drug Administration announced on Tuesday. Anaplastic large-cell lymphoma (ALCL), a rare type of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, was first associated with breast implants in....
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FG deploys 1,473 graduate midwives to PHCs

FG deploys 1,473 graduate midwives to PHCs

The Federal Government has deployed more than 1,473 newly graduated basic midwives to Primary Health Care Centres (PHCs) across the country. Dr Faniran Sanjo, the Assistant Director, International Co-operation Department, Ministry of Budget and National Planni...
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