In Nigeria, it is a common practice for a patient to be detained for non-payment of a healthcare bill. Healthcare centers in Nigeria are detaining patients against their will, especially mothers and newborns mainly admitted for emergency treatment or requiring...
Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, on Thursday, said that Nigeria was winning the war against HIV/AIDS with a significant reduction in its prevalence from 5.8 percent in 2001 to 1.4 percent in 2019. The Vice President spoke in Abuja at the...
The Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, has urged Nigerians to adopt health information technology system in driving health care delivery in Nigeria. Disclosing this at the March Breakfast meeting of the Nigerian-American Chamber of Commerce (NACC), tagged ” Improving Quality Outcomes...
OVER the years, the failure of the National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS, to fulfill its primary objective of providing the required health insurance coverage for all Nigerians has compounded the fortunes of those at the lowest rung of the...
A new research, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, finds that sleep deprivation increases sensitivity to pain by numbing the brain’s painkilling response. The effects of sleep deprivation on the brain are numerous, from inducing an inebriation-like state of cognitive...
The United Nations has called for more commitment from member Nations to the need to eliminate Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) by 2030. This was contained in a joint statement signed by the heads of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA),...
The Nigeria Immigration Service, Oyo State Command, has discovered a ‘baby factory’ allegedly owned by one Mrs Stella, on Block B, House 8, Adebayo Oke Street, Sharp Corner, Oluyole area of Ibadan. Two victims, including a pregnant lady, were rescued...
The world cancer day was celebrated two days ago (4th of February) and as we rallied around the community to educate people about cancer, I sulked all through because educating them flooded a lot of memory. I couldn’t help...
A team of medical doctors in Ekiti State on Monday raised the alarm over the spread of breast, cervical and prostrate cancers, which they described as the greatest enemies of women in the state. The doctors, acting under the aegis...
Doctors on Monday called on federal government to scale up implementation of the National Cancer Control Plan, citing the rising number of deaths. Estimates suggest 115,950 new cases of cancer were reported in 2018 alone, and they killed more than...