Lassa fever national mortality rate drops in 2019

By Jessica Onyegbula Prof. Sylvanus Okogbenin, the Chief Medical Director (CMD), Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital (ISTH), Edo, says Lassa fever mortality rate has reduced tremendously in the country. Okogbenin told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Irrua, Edo, that the mortality rate had dropped to a single digit from the 14 per […]

Why glaucoma is more prevalent in black race

By Felicia Imohimi The Nigerian Optometric Association (NOA) says glaucoma is more prevalent in the black race, an official told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Abuja. Dr Justice Nzerem, Secretary of the Nigerian Optometric Association (NOA), World Glaucoma Week Committee, disclosed this on the sideline of a symposium on World Glaucoma […]

2018 HIV/AIDS Survey: We cannot celebrate yet – Buhari

celebrate yet – Buhari 25 mins ago  0  58  0 NACA presents Nigeria HIV-AIDS Indicator and Impact Assessment Survey in Abuja Survey By Ismaila Chafe President Muhammadu Buhari has unveiled the 2018 Nigeria HIV/AIDS Indicator and Impact Survey (NAIIS), noting with delight that less Nigerians were living with the HIV virus when compared to the 2014 survey. […]

Child mortality: Nigerian Physicians in U.S. to train health workers

Child mortality: Nigerian Physicians in U.S. to train health workers By Olasunkanmi Onifade Dr Biodun Ogungbo, a Neurosurgeon with a private hospital in Abuja, said that the maternal child group of the Association of Nigerian Physicians in the Americas (ANPA) would train health workers to provide neonatal services to curb deaths. Ogungbo, who is a member […]

London patient cured of HIV-AIDS in medical breakthrough

An HIV-AIDS patient in Thailand: London patient cured of the virus, a conference will be told today A second person is in sustained remission from HIV-1, the virus that causes AIDS, after ceasing treatment and is likely cured, researchers were set to announce at a medical conference Tuesday. Ten years after the first confirmed case […]


It’s somewhat hard today to appreciate just what an accomplishment the 145-page treatise A Book of Medical Discourses in Two Parts represents. Even the title of the 1883 work is misleadingly modest. One of the first American medical guides to offer advice for women and children, the book deals with treating everything from infant bowel complaints to […]

Maternal mortality rate in Nigeria still high – UNICEF

Teenagers-handed-over-to the UNICEF Nigeria is one of the youngest countries in the world – not in terms of when it was founded but in terms of the age of its population. According to the 2017 revision of the World Population Prospects, there are 19.9 million children in Nigeria and 44% percent of the population is […]

Tension in Uganda over suspected Ebola death

Ebola in Uganda (Xinhua/NAN) Ugandan authorities on Tuesday quarantined 13 people, who picked up a body of suspected Ebola death in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), as hemorrhagic fever tests are carried out. The Ministry of Health and World Health Organisation (WHO) in a joint statement disclosed this in Kampala. The statement said that […]

Does drinking beer before wine prevent hangover?

Can beer drinking before wine prevent hangover? Scientists shatter the myth Many people — from all around the world — will have heard different myths about drinking and curing hangovers. They range from the “hair of the dog,” the belief that the best cure for a hangover is to have another drink, to the greasy […]

Lassa fever, Meningitis claim 26 lives in Nigeria -NCDC

Lassa fever outbreak Lassa fever and cerebro spinal meningitis (CSM) have claimed 26 lives and infected 88 others in 26 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), in its report  captioned Week 04 (January 21 – 27, 2019), 77 new cases of the fever were recorded […]