Spanking can harm your child’s mental health

  Agreed that a verse of the Bible says, “Spare the rod and spoil the child”. And it will be wrong to disobey instructions from above. However, the Holy Book does not say you should use the rod to harm the child. Many parents, caregivers and guardians use the rod to harm children in an […]

Ekiti doctors: Tears, tribute at Aladesanmi’s burial

  The remains of Dr. Tunde Aladesanmi of the Federal Teaching Hospital, Ido Ekiti, were buried amid tears at the family residence in Araromi Quarters, off Adebayo in Ado Ekiti on Wednesday. The funeral rite was performed at the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Life Fountain Cathedral, on Bank Road in the state capital. The […]

Africare introduces new device for malaria test in Akwa Ibom

  An African- American led non-governmental organisation, Africare, has introduced a new device for effective test of malaria infection in Akwa Ibom. The device called Deki Reader is brought in by Africare in collaboration with a Canadian technology company, Fio Corporation, and will be used in Akwa Ibom and Rivers communities. Africare’s Director, Malaria Programme, […]

No new malaria case in European region − #WorldMalariaDay report

  In 2015 there was no indigenous case of malaria in all countries in the World Health Organisation European Region, a new WHO report has said. The cases came down from 90000 cases in 1995. Coming a year after the World Health Assembly resolved to eliminate malaria from at least 35 countries by 2030, the […]

3.2 billion people at risk of malaria globally – WHO report

  The World Health Organisation (WHO), has said that about 3.2 billion people remained at risk to malaria attack globally. This is contained in a report entitled: “Eliminating Malaria”, released on Monday on World Malaria Day, observed every year on April 25. It stated that in 2015 alone, 214 million new cases of the disease […]

ABU HEALTH WORKERS STRIKE : GROUP SEEKS FG, EMIR’S INTERVENTION

The ongoing strike by three health unions of the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria has drawn public attention as it takes toll on innocent patients. Joining the public concern, the Northern Emancipation Network yesterday said it has become necessary at this point to seek the intervention of the Federal Government and other national leaders especially the […]

Making of Nigerian’s first baby from frozen egg

  A major milestone was recently recorded in the field of in-vitro fertilization (IVF) when an egg harvested from a woman with fertility problem was stored over a period of time through freezing, got fertilized to form an embryo, put back in the woman’s body where it developed into a bouncing baby boy whom she […]

Over 1.6m Nigerians live with diabetes

  The Ogun State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Babatunde Ipaye, has disclosed that over 1.6 million Nigerians were living with type 2 form of diabetes. He made the disclosure in a chat with journalists in Abeokuta, the state capital, while campaigning and sensitising members of the public on the prevalent rate of diabetes to mark […]