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Foundation set to end Colorectal Cancer in Imo State
…screens indigenes of cancer,gives out eye glasses.. From Nnamdi Reprieve may have come for persons suffering from Colorectal Cancer in Imo State,South-East Nigeria as a United States of America based Non Governmental Organization( NGO) David Omenukor Foundation(DOF) screens Cancer patients The foundation which mounted Free Medical Programmes across Owerri.....
Don’t recall Owerri Medical Centre’s CMD, union urges Fed Govt
Workers at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) in Owerri, the Imo State capital, have faulted Federal Government’s reinstatement of the Chief Medical Director (CMD), Dr. Angela Uwakwem. The unions, under the aegis of the Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) and Assembly of Health Care Professionals (AHCP), said Dr. Uwakwem should.....
Stakeholders raise alarm over high rate of HIV in Imo
A cross section of stakeholders and non governmental organisations working in the area of health have raised alarm that the rate of infections with the Human Immuno deficiency Virus , HIV, in Imo State was on the high side. They made this known in a communique signed by over 30.....
US surgeons separate Nigerian conjoined twins
Posted by Admin A team of expert paediatric surgeons and specialists at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital has separated 12-monthold ischiopagus (fused together at the lower half of the body) conjoined twin girls, Miracle and Testimony Ayeni. Conjoined twins occur once in 200,000 live births, with six per cent of those.....
Why you must stop shaving pubic hair – Expert warns
Contrary to well acclaimed hygienic practice, a medical expert has warned of the dangers in completely shaving the pubic hair. Dr Arikawe Adeolu, an Abuja-based medical expert, advised that it is safer to trim the hair rather than shaving it off completely. He said that complete shaving of the hair.....
How Ganoderma coffee, green tea control hypertension, arthritis — IWU
  Nigerians suffering from hypertension and other cardiovascular diseases can now heave a sigh of relief as scientists have discovered a locally formulated product, Ganoderma coffee and green tea that can help in the management of high blood pressure, diabetes and arthritis. The products according to the scientists were carefully.....
Buhari fires heads of NHIS, NACA, three others
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the removal of Chief Executives of five major parastatals in the nation’s health sector. They include the Director-General of Nigerian Centre for Disease Control, Prof. Abdulsalami Nasidi; Director-General of National Agency for the Control of Aids, Prof. John Idoko; and Chief Executive of Nigerian Institute.....
Lagos approves development of N49bn medical park
The Lagos state government on Wednesday approved the development of a Medical Park worth N49 billion to improve healthcare experience and promote medical tourism. Speaking at a press conference on Wednesday, Jide Idris, commissioner for health, said the park would be sited at the former Lagos State School of Nursing.....
Health benefits of mango
The mango season is here, and people are having their fill of the mango fruit. Mango has been known in India since very early times. There are over 1,000 different varieties of mangos. Most of the cultivated varieties have arisen from four main species – Mangifera indica, Mangifera sylvatica, Mangifera.....
Happiness can break your heart, says doctors
Joyful events — the birth of a child, a big win by your team — can trigger a dangerous condition called the “broken heart syndrome”, doctors and researchers reported Thursday. Takotsubo syndrome, as it is also known, involves the sudden weakening of heart muscles, causing the left ventricle — the.....
Zika ‘could become explosive pandemic’
US scientists have urged the World Health Organisation to take urgent action over the Zika virus, which they say has “explosive pandemic potential”. Writing in a US medical journal, they called on the WHO to heed lessons from the Ebola outbreak and convene an emergency committee of disease experts. They.....
Warning: Gonorrhoea could soon become untreatable – UK Medical Chief
Gonorrhoea is at risk of becoming untreatable, England’s Chief Medical Officer has warned. Dame Sally Davies has written to all GPs and pharmacies to make sure they are giving out the correct drugs after the rise of a highly drug-resistant strain of the disease in Leeds. The strain, which is.....

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