Wednesday, April 21, 2021
*Children exposed to X rays may be at higher risk of developing brain cancer Safety fears have been raised over a revolutionary gene-editing tool hailed as one of the greatest innovations of medicine in recent decades. Scientists have warned the genetic...
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...
Nigeria’s health indicators, especially in maternal and child health show the disposition of the health sector to issues of gender and child health mainstreaming.Women and children are considered to be the most vulnerable group in the society with limited...
Children with cerebral palsy will be able to walk upright and on their own thanks to a new robotic suit, a new study suggests.American researchers have created a robotic exoskeleton that attaches to children’s legs and have improved posture...
Over 60 per cent of under five Nigerian children stand the risk of not developing appropriately due to poor nutrition, a UNICEF Education specialist, Swadchet Sanky has said. She also said 250 million under five children globally are unlikely to...
When Mama Adekunle, as she is fondly called, heard the news of the birth of a child to her son, she did what most new grandmothers in Nigeria do – she rushed over to perform her traditional duty of...
The Federal Ministry of Health has reiterated its commitment toward achieving 50 per cent exclusive breastfeeding by 2018 in line with the provision of the National Strategic Plan on Nutrition. Mrs Grace Mojekwu, the Desk Officer Infant and Young Child...
A set of conjoined twins has been separated at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital, Bauchi State. They were operated upon by a team of seven surgeons, doctors and other medical personnel, led by Dr. Kigbu. A team member, who...
A nine-year-old infected with HIV at birth has spent most of their life without needing any treatment, say doctors in South Africa. The child, whose identity is being protected, was given a burst of treatment shortly after birth. They...
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...