Wednesday, June 20, 2018
A research team from Bristol University, UK, says light alcohol consumption during pregnancy may lead to premature delivery. Before now, it was believed that it is safe for women to consume little quantities of alcohol without causing the baby any...
A survey of immunisation coverage found only 23 out of every 100 children aged were fully immunised last year, leaving 77% without full cover. Only one out of three children received all doses of needed vaccines, according to the National...
Researchers keep worrying that men’s sperm count has been falling globally, with the resultant effect on their inability to father children as at when desired. Experts say falling sperm count can be linked to a number of health issues...
President, Nigerian Society of Neonatal Medicine (NISONM), Professor Chinyere Ezeaka, examines the plight of newborns in Nigeria, and says it is worrisome, in this interview with Sade Oguntola. What is the current situation of newborns in Nigeria and why is...
Dr Sunday Yerumoh, the Director of Primary Health Care in Akoko-Edo Local Government Area of Edo, has advised nursing mothers to exclusively breast feed their babies for six months for their health and the babies. Yerumoh made the...
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...
The Civil Society Scaling Up Nutrition in Nigeria (CS-SUNN) has urged the National Assembly to enact laws that would promote breastfeeding to boost nutrition indices. Miss Lilian Ajah-mong, spokesperson of the organisation, stated this in on Sunday in Abuja in...
Mrs Olubunmi Aiyedun , the President National Association of Nigeria Paediatric Nurses says exclusive breastfeeding does not flatten or make breast sag. Aiyedun made this known when she featured at a forum of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in...
Charlie Gard, British baby who was sentenced to death by a British court and whose plight drew sympathy from Pope Francis and US President Donald Trump and sparked a debate about medical ethics, died on Friday, his mother said....
Eleven people have been sentenced to between three and 15 years in prison for faking and selling popular baby formula brands. They were found guilty by a Shanghai Third Intermediate People’s Court on Friday. The convicts were said to have been...