Monday, February 18, 2019
A man, whose baby has multiple holes in the heart, has denied absconding after receiving donations from well-meaning Nigerians to take the child abroad for urgent treatment. The man, Monday Agoboye, told our correspondent that he had been preparing with...
*Ronny Jackson appointed Trump's chief medical advisor amid Pentagon investigation The White House announced today that the President's former physician, Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, will serve as assistant to the President and chief medical advisor. The appointment comes less than a...
*Nigeria at risk of circulation of dangerous brands Few years back, manufacturers of cigarettes sold in Nigeria were compelled to carry warnings on their packs such as “Cigarette smokers are liable to die young” . Warnings such as “The Federal Ministry...
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control on Friday said 77 new cases of Lassa fever had been confirmed in 13 states and Federal Capital Territory, stressing that 11 patients had been confirmed dead. In its update on the outbreak...
The World Health Organisation (WHO) is scaling up response to the Lassa fever outbreaks in states across Nigeria to strengthen rapid containment of the disease. Dr. Peter Clement, WHO Officer in Charge (OIC) for Nigeria, stated that the...
The police in Lagos State have arrested a 32-year-old man, accused of allegedly infecting a 13-year-old boy with HIV after several sessions of anal sex. The Commissioner of Police in Lagos, Mr Imohimi Edgal told journalists on Thursday at State...
Almost half of Americans have heart disease, a significant increase over prior years largely because of a newly expanded definition of high blood pressure, the American Heart Association said Thursday. The report in the journal Circulation found that 121.5 million...
A new research has linked odd working hours among pregnant women to lower birth weight for babies. The study which was done by researchers at the University of Adelaide, Australia, suggests that women who do shift work during pregnancy...
A yet-to-be identified Onitsha-based trader has allegedly abandoned a substance suspected to be tramadol concealed in bags of garri. The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control said the substance was concealed in five bags of the staple. The...
By Prof. Oladapo Ashiru Sugar is the generalised name for sweet, short-chain, soluble carbohydrates that are used as food. There are different kinds of sugar and they are mostly extracted in sufficient concentrations from plants, such as sugar-cane and sugar...