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Malaria Kills A Child Every Minute, Says WHO

•Kids suffering from malaria in hospital

Eromosele Ebhomele As the world prepares for the annual World Malaria Day Friday, the World Health Organisation, WHO, says malaria is still a major health challenge in Nigeria and other African countries as it kills an average of a child every minute. It announced that 40 per cent of global malaria deaths occur in just […]

We’ve not received salaries since December 2013 – LAUTECH doctors

The Association of Resident Doctors (ARD), Ladoke Akintola University Teaching Hospital, Ogbomoso Chapter, has appealed to Oyo and Osun state governments, owners of the institution to pay the salaries of its members. The association made the plea today in a statement issued in Ogbomoso by its president, Dr Taofeek Oloyede. The union expressed dismay that […]

Fashola Vows To Tackle Goitre Epidemic

Agoitre patient being screened in Badagry

Lagos State Government has vowed to control the incidence of Goitre attack by taking on the disease frontally through surgical operations and investigations into its root cause. The Governor, Babatunde Fashola (SAN) gave the assurance yesterday when he witnessed the flag off of the Goitre control programme for Badagry patients at the Lagos State University […]

Refresh, Revitalise

Sharon Jane Akinyemi

By Sharon Jane Akinyemi How important is your health? What amount of money would you be willing to pay to buy health if you could? Would it be worth a million naira to you? It’s a relative question, isn’t it? If you are reasonably healthy, you may want to spend your money on something else. […]

Chinese herb beats drug for arthritis

The Chinese herb: Thunder god vine also used for cancer

A Chinese herb called thunder god vine works better than a widely-prescribed pharmaceutical drug at easing rheumatoid arthritis, a study published on Monday said. The herb has long been used in China to treat this potentially crippling auto-immune disease, which typically strikes hand and foot joints. It is known in Mandarin as lei gong teng […]

Polio: Nigeria 2nd Largest Country With Unimmunised Kids

•Polio officials immunising a child against polio disease at Ojodu-Berger area of Lagos State recently. Photo: EMMANUEL OSODI

Eromosele Ebhomele Nigeria accounts for 3.8 million of the estimated 22.6 million unimmunised children against polio living in different countries of the world, the United Nation’s International Children’s Emergency Fund, UNICEF, has said. Seventy percent of the estimated 22.6 million unimmunised children live in just 12 countries with Nigeria having the second highest figure after […]

Saudi Arabia: MERS Virus kills foreigner

File photo: men wearing surgical masks to avoid MERS infection

A foreigner has died from MERS while eight people including five health workers have been infected in the Saudi city of Jeddah, where the spread of the coronavirus among medics has sparked panic. The death of the 45-year-old man, whose nationality has not been disclosed, brings the nationwide toll in the world’s most-affected country to […]

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