One in three Nigerian adults hypertensive, says Hypertension society

The Nigerian Hypertension Society has called for the need to raise awareness and promote prevention, early detection, and treatment of hypertension as one of...

Dangerous side effect: Widely used COVID-19 vaccine withdrawn by producer

The Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine is being withdrawn worldwide due to concerns over a rare and dangerous side effect. This development came months after the pharmaceutical...

Nigerian govt bans use of imported syringes, needles in tertiary hospitals

The Federal Government has ordered all Chief Medical Directors, CMDs, and Medical Directors, MDs, of Federal Tertiary Hospitals to procure needles and syringes solely...

Vaccination against human papilloma virus for girls begins in Kogi – WHO

The World Health Organization, WHO, says vaccination against Human Papilloma Virus, HPV, will soon start in Kogi State. The Kogi State Team Leader of WHO,...

50,901 drug offenders arrested, 9,034 convicted in three years — NDLEA

The Nigerian Drug Law Enforcement Agency says it has arrested a total of 5,0901 drug offenders, including the apprehension of 46 drug barons in...

FG sets up committee to oversee well-being, health of civil servants

The Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, OHCSF, has inaugurated a 12-member committee for the promotion of the health...

First patient of pig kidney transplant discharged from hospital

Rick Slayman, the world’s first living recipient of a genetically edited pig kidney transplant, has been discharged from the hospital. CNN reports that Slayman was...

New prostate cancer cases to double by 2040 – Study

The number of new prostate cancer cases around the world will more than double over the next two decades as poorer countries catch up...

Ondo resident doctors begin 14-day warning strike over non-payment of salary

Members of the Association of Resident Doctors, ARD, at the University of Medical Sciences Teaching Hospital, UNIMEDTH, in Ondo State, on Tuesday, commenced a...

Fasting can cause kidney problems, affect blood sugar level – Expert warns

A Consultant Radiation and Clinical Oncologist at the Federal Medical Centre in Abeokuta, Ogun State, Bolaji Salako, has issued caution to Muslim faithfuls on...

NAFDAC intercepts psychoactive drugs, busts beverage factories in Southeast

The National Agency for Food, Drugs Administration and Control, NAFDAC, has confiscated banned pharmaceutical products, valued at millions of naira, in Onitsha, Anambra State,...

Nasarawa govt allocates counterpart funds for state health insurance

Governor Abdullahi Sule has approved ₦500 million as the counterpart fund for the Nasarawa State Health Insurance Agency, NASHIA, for the 2024 fiscal year. The...

Nigerian Govt budgets N37.4bn for six cancer centres

The Nigerian Government has announced that N37.4 billion has been allocated for the Federal Ministry of Health Oncology Initiative to deliver six cancer centres...

Tuberculosis killed 1,869 in Kwara in 2023 –Commissioner

The Kwara State Commissioner for Health, Dr Amina El-Imam, says Tuberculosis claimed about 1,869 lives in Kwara in 2023. El-Imam revealed this on Monday in...

10 ways to care for people with Down syndrome

World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD) is a globally recognised awareness day, officially designated by the United Nations in 2012. It falls on March 21 each...

Panic as nurse dies of Lassa fever in Ebonyi

An outbreak of Lassa fever has claimed the life of a nurse treating patients at Alex Ekwueme Federal University Teaching Hospital, Abakiliki, Ebonyi State. A...

NDLEA nabs hairdresser, dispatch rider selling drug-laced chin-chin

Officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency have arrested a 20-year-old hair stylist, Josephine Odunu, and a 30-year-old dispatch rider, Edesemi Ikporo, for...

NDLEA, Otti’s wife reinforce war against drug abuse in Abia

The National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Abia State Command has called for the setting up of a committee against drug abuse in the...

Kidney: Experts call for strict regulations on carbonated, alcoholic drinks

Experts in the treatment of kidney diseases have called for stricter regulations on carbonated and alcoholic drinks to stop the growing cases of organ...

Kidney disease patients to get health insurance coverage

The Senate on Thursday adopted a resolution to provide chronic kidney disease patients with comprehensive health insurance packages. The resolution followed a motion sponsored by...