NGO takes campaign against drugs to motorcyclist, traders

By Olasunkanmi Onifade Bridge and Bond Development Initiative, an NGO, on Saturday cautioned motorcyclists and petty traders on the dangers associated with abuse of drugs and substances. The Lead Director of the NGO, Mr Festus Onifade said this during a sensitisation awareness campaign walk against drug and substance abuse in Lugbe suburb in Abuja. Onifade […]

Actor Charles Okocha happy over successful surgery

Priscilla Osaje Nollywood actor Charles Okocha a.k.a. Igwe Tupac has expressed gratitude to God after undergoing a successful emergency surgery in the United State of America. The comic actor, who took to his Instagram handle @charles_okocha to express his gratitude to God and level of excitement, also urged people to get close to God. “Thank […]

Ebola: FG orders total health surveillance at ports, borders

Federal Government has directed port health service officials and other relevant agencies at the points of entry to Nigeria to heighten surveillance toward ensuring that all passengers coming into the country are screened to forestall Ebola. Mrs Boade Akinola, the Director, Media and Public Relations, Federal Ministry of Health, made this known in a statement […]

Man gets so drunk he unknowingly swallows his house keys

The patient didn’t even remember he had swallowed the keys until doctors found them in X-ray images (pictured above) Doctors treating a man suffering from chest pains were shocked to discover a set of keys lodged in his food pipe. The man in south-east China swallowed his building’s key and apartment key after getting drunk […]

71m people displaced by war, economic turmoil globally- UN

No fewer than  71 million people have been displaced worldwide from war, persecution and other violence, the U.N. refugee agency said Wednesday. According to the record, this is an increase of more than 2 million from last year and an overall total that will amount to the world’s 20th most populous country. The annual “Global […]

Dental expert moves to phase out tooth decay filling material in Nigeria

A Dental Health Expert, Prof. Godwin Arotiba, says there are ongoing efforts by dental health practitioners to phase out mercury in dental amalgam, a tooth decay filling material in Nigeria. Mr Arotiba, the Immediate Past Dean, Faculty of Dental Sciences, College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Akoka, made this known in an interview with the […]

One Million New STD’s Recorded Daily, Warns WHO

A “wake up call” among people aged 15-49 years old is urgently needed with a million new sexually transmitted infections (STIs) occur every day across the world, says the World Health Organization (WHO),According to According to a new report released by the health agency, 127 million new cases of chlamydia were recorded and 87 […]

Don’t use tyres to burn meat, AEPB tells abattoir operators

By Deji Abdulwahab The Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB) has urged abattoir operators in Karu, Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to desist from using tyres to burn meat. The Director of AEPB, Alhaji Baba-Sheu Lawal said that the act was unhygienic, harmful to human health and the environment. Lawal, who was represented by the Head of […]

FCT community resorts to herbalists for healthcare

The residents  of Chibiri Community in Kuje Area Council have resorted to using herbalists for the treatment of their children due to lack of proper healthcare facility in the area. The residents told News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Abuja that over the years they have lost children to seizure and other ailments. […]

JUTH undertakes first brain surgery using drilling machine

The Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH), at the weekend undertook its first surgery to remove brain tumor using a machine that drills the skull bone to gain access to the tumor. “It is the first Trans-labyrinthine approach to a posterior fossa tumor. We used the C-Arm machine to drill the skull bone so as to […]