Wednesday, May 23, 2018
*As Police reads riot act to hospitals *Vows to prosecute offenders *Act is deficient – NMA It came like a thunderbolt. The Commissioner of Police in Lagos, Imohimi Edgal took the bull by the horns and made startling pronouncements over the vexatious...
Have you heard? There's an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). As of the 18th of May there were 45 cases and 25 deaths and the virus had spread from isolated rural areas of DRC to a city of 1.2 million...
The facts support the view of most Nigerians who believe that the Nigerian Medical Association(NMA) is responsible for exacerbating problems of Tramadol/Codeine abuse among the Nigerian youths and the Joint Health Sector Union(JOHESU) strike that has resulted in the...
We have just celebrated the International Women’s Day. Several lectures, symposia and rallies were organised to mark the event. There is obviously an increased awareness among women in Africa to regain their pride of place in society and utilize...
As the sugar debate rages on, experts look at the science behind sugar substitutes or sweeteners, questioning whether they are in fact the ‘healthier alternative’ to avoid weight gain, diabetes, and heart disease, reports SADE OGUNTOLA. Weight loss is very...
The World Health Organisation (WHO) says African countries have the highest prevalence of hypertension with 46 per cent of their people aged 25- years and above having the disease. Once known to affect the elderly, unfortunately the disease now also...
As stakeholders mark the World Hypertension Day, the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) has called on Nigerians to go and check their blood pressure and develop the habit of always checking it. PSN President, Ahmed Yakasai in his message...
The equal right of all citizens to health, education, work, food, security, culture, science, and wellbeing – that is, the same rights we proclaimed when we began our struggle, in addition to those which emerge from our dreams of...
The National Chairman of JOHESU, Biobebelemoye Josiah, has alerted the public on purported efforts by Nigerian doctors to frustrate ongoing talks to end the four-week-old strike embarked upon by the union. Mr Josiah, who raised the alarm when he fielded...
A new study led by researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison showed that yogurt can reduce inflammation by improving the integrity of the intestinal lining, thus preventing endotoxins, the pro-inflammatory molecules produced by gut microbes, from crossing into the...