Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Some medical experts in Bayelsa on Friday advised pregnant women to key into the Safe Motherhood Campaign Initiative of the State Government to tackle infant and maternal mortality rate. Dr Ebiakpo Agbedi, Director of Planning, Research and Statistics in the...
Jumua, 11, was born with sickle cell disease. Her parents spent an average of N70, 000 whenever she had any crisis associated with the disease. Her family said they knew no peace and rest ever since her birth, till...
The debate over the damage inflicted by heading a football took another turn on Wednesday as a leading expert in brain injuries said children under the age of 18 should not be allowed to. Doctor Bennett Omalu, who was the...
If anyone wishes to know what it’s like to give birth with a bicornuate uterus (heart-shaped uterus), they might find out by asking the unidentified 39-year-old woman with the condition that gave birth to twins in Russia. Heart-shaped uterus that...
The international medical charity Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has warned of severe consequences for young children arriving in Bama town of Borno state without adequate assistance. It says more than 10,000 people have arrived at a camp...
Every year, an estimated 124,000 children under the age of five die because of diarrhoea, mainly due to unsafe water, poor sanitation and hygiene practice. Lack of adequate water and sanitation are also major causes of other diseases, including...
Some Women in Gimba Community of Soba Local Government Area of Kaduna State have blamed high rate of malnutrition in the community on lack of adequate care from their husbands. The women stated this during a town hall meeting...
Minister of Health Prof. Isaac Adewole has called for more awareness on the elimination of obstetric fistula to reduce maternal mortality. Adewole said this at the High Level Awareness Seminar on Fistula in Abuja. The minister said obstetric fistula...
Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver. The virus can be self-limiting or can progress to fibrosis scarring.The disease could also be caused by excessive consumption of alcohol and certain drugs, among others. Autoimmune diseases can also bring it...
Metabolism is the process the body uses to break down food and nutrients for energy and to support different functions. What people eat, including vitamins and minerals, affects their metabolism.A faster metabolism burns calories more quickly than a slower one,...