Tuesday, January 19, 2021
As ‘10 million children risk mental deformity in adulthood’ and 450,000 Nigerian children yearly die due to malnutrition.In Nigeria, children are faced with one of the unimaginable ways to die – hunger and it doesn’t seem like this problem...
More than four decades into the HIV epidemic, four in five children living with HIV in West and Central Africa are still not receiving life-saving antiretroviral therapy, a new report jointly published by UNICEF and UNAIDS released today stated.The report also...
A team of ear, nose, and throat (ENT) specialists has demonstrated that eating honey after swallowing a button battery has the potential to reduce serious injuries in small children. Based on findings in laboratory animals, the research suggests that this...
PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Minister of Health, Prof Isaac Adewole to investigate reports of an ‘unknown disease’ that has led to the death of several children in Jigawa State. This was disclosed in a statement issued by Special...
Odimegwu Onwumere writes on how some health workers, parents and the society unfairly relate with Nigerian children with cerebral palsy, which in some cases lead to torture and even death of the kids with special need In what may appear...
Accidents, high fever in children, illnesses during pregnancy, falls from hill tops are some of the factors responsible for mental disorders in Nigeria, a Psychiatric Consultant, Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Yaba, Lagos, Dr. Oluwafunmilayo Akinola, has said. Stating this at the...
A new study published in Paediatrics found that young adults who had a parent incarcerated during their childhood are more likely to skip needed healthcare, smoke cigarettes, engage in risky sexual behaviours, and abuse alcohol, prescription and illicit drugs....
A girl nearly died after wearing a tampon for just five hours. The victim spent 48 hours being sick before she was rushed to hospital by her flatmate. The 20-year-old spent four days in intensive care and was just hours from...
Even if punishment does not result in serious physical injury, children may experience fear and distress, and this stress has been found to negatively impact brain structure, development and overall well-being. A Penn State researcher and her collaborator found that...
As Nigeria joins the rest of the world this week to commemorate World Down Syndrome Day, Martins Ifijeh writes on ways to manage the ailment and why government and stakeholders should give attention to persons living with the condition. It...