Physician warns against untreated bronchitis

Dr Ovo Ogbinaka, a medical officer at the Central Hospital Ughelli, has warned that acute bronchitis can lead to other complications if left untreated. Ogbinaka gave the warning on Friday in Benin. He described bronchitis as a condition where the lining of the bronchial tubes becomes inflamed. “Individuals with bronchitis have a reduced ability to […]

61 die from 1,759 Cholera cases in Yobe

Nine suspected new cases of Cholera has been reported in Yobe State in Nigeria’s North-East, showing a marginal increase in the number of cases reported in the state. Dr. Collins Owili, the Emergency Manager, World Health Organisation, Maiduguri office on Thursday, disclosed that the total number of suspected Cholera cases reported in Yobe state is […]

Polio: WHO makes case for immunisation

Children living with Polio By Gami Tadanyigbe The World Health Organisation (WHO) has called on parents in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to ensure that their children are immunised against polio virus in order to secure their future. Dr Furera Zakari,WHO State Coordinator for FCT, made the call during a media engagement with newsmen  in […]

Colostrum: How mothers risk their children’s lives

Breastfeeding benefits mothers By Lydia Ngwakwe A Consultant Paediatrician, Prof. Emmanuel Ekanem, on Saturday decried the practice of throwing away the colostrum after the delivery of newborns, saying it contains antibodies to protect newborns against disease. Ekanem of the Department of Paediatrics, University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH), Calabar, Cross Rivers, told the News Agency of […]

Polio: WHO tells parents to embrace immunization

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has called on parents in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), to ensure that children are immunised against polio virus to secure their future. Dr Furera Zakari, the WHO state coordinator for FCT, made the call in Abuja on Saturday. According to her, the immunisation exercise scheduled to commence from Nov. […]

Doctor slumps on duty in Kogi hospital

The doctor that collapsed while on duty at the Kogi Specialist Hospital on Thursday. A doctor with the Paediatric Unit of Kogi State Specialist Hospital, Lokoja, Dr. Amos Ojo on Thursday slumped while on duty at the hospital. The doctor was said to be on ward round at noon when he suddenly collapsed due to […]

WHO stings `AIDS curing preacher’

AIDS cure not now The World Health Organisation (WHO) has come down heavily on a local preacher in Zimbabwe reportedly claiming he had received divine revelation of a herbal cure for HIV/AIDS. WHO reaffirmed there is “no cure” for HIV, insisting that people living with HIV and AIDS need to continue with anti-retroviral (ARV) therapy […]

Neurosurgeon wants health workers trained on patients’ rights

Neurosurgeon wants health workers trained on patients’ rights By Olasunkanmi Onifade Dr Biodun Ogungbo, a Neurological Surgeon, Brain and Spine Surgery Consortium (BASS), Abuja, has called for adequate training of health workers on patient’s right. Ogungbo made the appeal in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Abuja. “Some hospitals, […]