Bauchi: Thousands benefit from govt free eye treatment

Bauchi:  Thousands benefit from govt free eye treatment

Bauchi State Government, in conjunction with Albasar International Foundation, has offered free eye treatment for thousands of Bauchi residents. It would be recalled that Bauchi State Governor, Muhammed Abubakar invited specialist eye doctors from Albasar International Foundation, Nigeria, to dispense free eye services to patients with eye ailments through the Ministry of Health with direct […]

Raising a Child with Autism, Parents speak

Raising a Child with Autism, Parents speak

Raising a child is a daunting task. It is more daunting and challenging raising one with special needs. In this report, ASIAN NKUTT, feels the pulse of parents with Autism especially in this part of the world where not many people understand much about the challenge. Raising a child is a daunting task. Raising a […]

Gene causing breast cancer in Nigerian women identified

Gene causing breast cancer in Nigerian women identified

A multinational research team has identified the genes responsible for inherited breast cancer in Nigerian women, according to the study published in the 21 August issue of the Journal for Clinical Oncology. “This is the first study to use high-throughput genomic analysis of African women,” said study author Olufunmilayo Olopade, MD, Walter L. Palmer Distinguished […]

Nigeria records 102,000 new cases of cancer annually –NGO

Nigeria records 102,000 new cases of cancer annually –NGO

The Executive Director, Project Pink Blue, a non-governmental organisation, Mr. Runcie Chidebe, says Nigeria records about 102,000 new cases of cancer every year and a significant low surviving rate. Chidebe made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Abuja. He said cancer was responsible for the death of 72,000 […]

WHO expects more Ebola cases in Congo, can’t reach no-go areas

WHO expects more Ebola cases in Congo, can’t reach no-go areas

The World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Friday that it could not be certain that it had identified all people exposed to the deadly Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s North Kivu region. WHO said more than 500 people had been vaccinated so far against the disease in Congo’s latest outbreak, marked by a total […]

Ebola: WHO seeks access to DRC’s conflict zone

Ebola:  WHO seeks access to DRC’s conflict zone

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has called for “free and secure” access to the Ebola-affected people in the conflict-affected region of North Kivu in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). WHO Director-General, Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus, stressed the need to be able to access disease-affected people in order to bring the outbreak under control. Tedros […]

Breastfeeding Week: HEDEN embarks on Breastmilk Advocacy Project

Breastfeeding Week:  HEDEN embarks on Breastmilk Advocacy Project

As a part of its efforts to promote increased breast feeding, a non-governmental organisation, Health Education and Empowerment Initiative (HEDEN), has embarked on Breastmilk Advocacy Project. This include the advocacy for an improvement of work place policies to make breast-feeding easy for mothers, improved communication and co-ordination among the health systems and integrating breastfeeding into […]

Nutrition fights cancer, hypertension, malaria –Expert

Nutrition fights cancer, hypertension, malaria –Expert

A nutritionist, Mr. Francis Ojile, says nutrition plays a huge role in the prevention and management of diseases like cancer, diabetes, hypertension and malaria. Ojile, who consults at Micraf Wellness Solutions, an NGO that advocates the total wellbeing of individuals, said in Lagos on Friday that nutrition had not been given adequate attention. According to […]

Too much sleep can kill -Study

Too much sleep can kill -Study

Too little sleep can cause dysfunctions of the organs and kill, researchers have said in the past. Now another study says people who indulge in too much sleep, ten hours and above, have a bigger chance of dying. A major study has found getting more than 10 hours of sleep a night increased the chances […]

Ebola cases will rise in coming days –WHO

Ebola cases will rise in coming days –WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has raised the alarm that cases from the resurgent Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are expected to rise in the coming days. WHO’s Deputy Director General of Emergency Preparedness and Response, Dr. Peter Salama, said in Geneva that there had been around 20 deaths as […]

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