PUBLIC HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT : Minna Abattoir; An Environmental Disaster

The poor state of Minna abattoirs and the resultant risk of consuming unwholesome meat has become an issue of public health in Niger State. Therefore, we call for the attention of the State Governor Alh. Abubakar Sani Bello to look into this unhealthy operations of the slaughterhouse and apply strict regulation to guide their operations and management […]

LEAD POISONING KILLS 27 CHILDREN IN NIGER STATE

By FRIDAY OLOKOR The Federal Government has confirmed the death of 27 children in a fresh outbreak of lead poisoning from illegal mining in Niger State. The Minister of State for Health, Fidelis Nwankwo, stated this during a press briefing on Wednesday in Abuja. He said 63 cases of the outbreak had been confirmed by the […]

Ebola can be transmitted through sex – WHO warns

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has issued an interim advice on the possibility of Ebola Virus of being sexually transmitted. The WHO had directed all Ebola survivors and their sexual partners to receive counselling to guard against possible transmission of the disease. This is contained in a statement made available by WHO to newsmen in […]

Nigerian Doctors have no reason to go on strike – Jonathan

By Ameh Comrade Godwin President Goodluck Jonathan has stated that the Nigerian doctors have no reason to embark on nationwide strike. According to the president, his government had given the desired attention to the health sector. He said that the ongoing industrial action was unnecessary. Jonathan stated this in Bauchi on Monday while inaugurating the […]

Do dumber guys drink more?

Caricatures of the not-too-swift, drunken fratboy may have some basis in science, with a new study finding that the lower a young man’s IQ, the more likely he is to get drunk. Researchers in Sweden found that as men’s IQ scores dropped, their risk of both heavy drinking and binge drinking rose. “Intelligence, along with many other factors, might […]