Cancer kills 72,000 annually in Nigeria- Expert

Cancer kills 72,000 annually in Nigeria  By Ibrahim Bello Former Vice-Chancellor of the Federal University, Lokoja,Kogi, Prof. Abdulmumini Rafindadi says 72 000 die out of 102,000 cases of cancer recorded annually in Nigeria. Rafindadi, a Professor of pathology at the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, made the disclosure at the 19th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of […]

Physician: Women more prone to STIs

A Physician, Dr. David Bawa, says women are more prone to Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) due to their anatomy. Bawa said, on Wednesday, in Abuja, that women were more susceptible to infections due to the open structure of their genitals. “A woman’s anatomy alone makes her more vulnerable to sexually transmitted infections than a man. […]

Physician: Regular exercise controls blood pressure, reduces emotional stress

A Consultant Physician in Nasarawa State, Dr Oluwabunmi Ogungbemi, has underscored the need for regular exercise to reduce blood pressure, emotional stress and enhance psychological well-being. Ogungbemi told the News Agency of Nigeria on Wednesday in Lafia that engaging in regular exercise prevents metabolic syndrome and also makes the body systems respond to insulin, thereby […]

Early childhood growth: UNICEF wants investment in friendly policies

UNICEF logo By Felicia Imohimi UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has urged countries to invest in family-friendly policies that support early childhood development. Mohamed Fall, UNICEF Representative in Nigeria, made the call in a statement in Abuja on Thursday. He emphasised that such investment should include paid paternity and maternity leave, free pre-primary education and paid […]

Blood donation lowers calories, improves body fitness

blood sample By Jessica Onyegbula The Blood Safety Programme Manager, Institute of Human Virology, Nigerians (IHVN), Mr Abdullahi Abubakar, says regular blood donation improves body fitness and lowers calories. Abubakar explained at a blood donation drive in Abuja on Tuesday to mark World Blood Donor Day that donating one pint of blood (450 ml) removes […]

Cutar kwalara na kara kamari a wasu jihohin Najeriya

A Najeriya, cutar kwalera na ci gaba da lakume rayukan jama’a da kuma jefa wasu cikin mawuyacin hali a jihohi daban-daban na kasar. Mutane gommai ne suka rasu sakamakon wannan cuta kawo yanzu, inda kuma ta kama mutane fiye da dubu uku galibi a jihohin Adamawa da Bauchi da Borno da Yobe sai kuma baya-bayan […]

Yadda kwalara ke yaduwa a Arewa maso Gabashin Najeriya

Jihohin arewa maso gabashin Najeriya na fama da barkewar annobar cutar amai da gudawa wato kwalara, inda fiye da mutum 1,000 suka kamu, wasu mutanen 31 kuma suka rasa rayukansu tun daga watan Fabrairu. Jihohin Borno da Yobe da Adamawa dai har yanzu suna fama da annobar, kuma al’amarin na kara muni a baya-bayan nan. […]

Global Health: Toyin Saraki, WHO walk the talk in FCT

Founder-President of Wellbeing Foundation Africa, H.E Mrs. Toyin Saraki, World Health Organization Representative and Head of Mission in Nigeria, Dr Wondi Alemu and Chief Executive Officer, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu at the WHO Global Health For All Challenge Walk the Talk Road Walk in collaboration with the Wellbeing Foundation Africa By […]

Are doctors nervous when loved ones are in hospital?

When a relative, spouse or friend is in the hospital for medical issues like childbirth, surgery and so on, it is not unusual for one to worry, fidget or even pace up and down the waiting room expecting the world to stand still for your relative. As such, it is baffling when you notice the […]