Saturday, October 20, 2018
The governing board of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) has suspended Usman Yusuf, executive secretary of the scheme, indefinitely. Iyantu Ifene, chairman of the board, announced Yusuf’s suspension at a press conference in Abuja on Thursday. Speaking to TheCable over...
The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, on Wednesday, said the Federal Government has decided to approve seven years tenure doctors’ resident training. Ngige said this while briefing State House correspondents of the outcome of the weekly meeting of...
AS substances that we ingest are absorbed from the intestines, occasionally one substance may interfere with the absorption of another substance. Iron is needed for good blood. Iron from iron tablets is best absorbed without food but because iron...
The Head of Department, Ophthalmology Department, Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, Dr Modupe Idris, has warned that everyone has a chance of having cataract disease because it is an age-related disease. Idris, at a press conference organised by Vision Care...
*Researchers unveil heart monitor powered by sunlight Delaying pregnancy may increase the risk of cardiovascular disease in both women and their children, with boys at higher risk of disease, according to a new study. Researchers from the University of...
A new study has refuted earlier findings that a drink a day may benefit the heart. The study entitled “Daily drinking is associated with increased mortality,” was published this week in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research and showed...
Despite recommendations from doctors and pharmacist around the world, vitamin D supplements do not benefit bone health. The conclusion follows one of the largest reviews ever of vitamin D.<!--more-- The authors of the study are urging physicians, prescribers and...
If changing your bed sheets is at the bottom of your household chore list (you know, right along with matching socks and scrubbing the shower’s grout), consider this: The skin cells that you shed in a day can feed...
The British public health institute has signed an agreement to help strengthen international health regulations (IHR) in Nigeria and four other countries estimated at £16m, around N7.5 billion. The agreement comes days after two patients were hospitalised for monkey pox...
A team of researchers have warned that more deaths could occur in different parts of the world due to extreme temperatures. To prevent this, they called on governments, global agencies and organisations to collaborate toward keeping global temperatures in...