Nigeria: Reddington Unveils State-of-the-Art Surgery, Critical Care Facility in Lagos
[This Day] As part of efforts to improve Nigeria's healthcare system and fill the gap for surgical services, Reddington Hospital has unveiled a state-of-the-art surgery and critical care facility. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 13, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Malaria, Diarrhoea Most Prevalent in FCT's Kobi Village
[This Day] Abuja -Malaria and diarrhoea have been discovered to be the most prevailing ailments in Kobi village, a suburb in the Federal Capital Territory, which is behind Asokoro, a highbrow residential area within the same area council. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 13, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Having a Period Is Still Expensive in Nigeria and Nobody Is Talking About It
[Guardian] Seyi Alaka, a student of Oshodi Comprehensive High School failed part of her 2018 Junior Secondary School BECE (Basic Education Certificate Examination) because some of the exams were written when she was on her menstrual cycle. She would have loved to write her exams when her mates did. But her parents' inability to buy her a pack of sanitary pad that costs between N400 and N500 meant she had to rewrite those exams the following year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 13, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Akure Community Opposes Akeredolu's Plan for State Hospital
[Premium Times] Some traditional rulers and residents of Akure on Wednesday, protested against the plan by the Ondo State governor to convert the state's specialist hospital into an annex of the University of Medical Sciences Teaching Hospital, Ondo. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 13, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Supplement with magnesium if you have diabetes it helps reduce inflammation in your body
(Natural News) People with diabetes may benefit from taking magnesium. A study published in the Journal of Dietary Supplements found that supplementing with magnesium can prevent anemia and reduce inflammation in people with diabetes. Researchers at the University of Ibadan in Nigeria came to this conclusion after analyzing the effect of oral magnesium administration on some... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: Lassa Fever - Gombe Govt Confirms Death of Four Patients
[Premium Times] The Gombe State Government has confirmed the death of four Lassa fever patients out of the 53 suspected cases recorded in the state. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Celebrating three-years of Cochrane Russia at the Cochrane Russia Symposium
Cochrane Russia Symposium 2018, with the theme'Cochrane Systematic Reviews as a key resource for health challenges in Knowledge Translation', was organized by the Research& Education Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine Cochrane Russia of the Kazan Federal University (KFU), Wiley ,and Nikolay Lobachevsky Scientific Library of KFU. It was held at the Kazan Federal University on December, 7, 2018.The Symposium summed up Cochrane Russia activities for the three years of its existence, from the official start on December 7, 2015 at the International Conference " Evidence-Based Medicine: achievements and barriers " ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - December 11, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Nigeria: Pharmaccess Graduates 1st Set of Its Health Mgt Programme
[Vanguard] The first cohort of 41 participants weekend graduated from PharmAccess Foundation's Health Management Programme developed in collaboration with Enterprise Development Centre of Pan Atlantic University in Lagos. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 11, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: FCT Residents Attribute Success of Yellow Fever Vaccination to Sensitisation
[Guardian] Abuja -Residents of six local councils in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have attributed the success of the yellow fever vaccination exercise to massive enlightenment, mobilisation and sensitisation campaigns embarked upon by the FCT Primary Health Care Board, FCT Administration, the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCA), the United Nations Children Education Fund (UNICEF), the World Health Organisation (WHO) as well as other stakeholders in the health sector. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 11, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Stop Paying Lip Service to Health, Medic Admonishes Govt
[Vanguard] Irked by what he described as unpleasant situation of Nigeria's health sector, a former President of the Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, Dr Osahon Enabulele, has urged the Federal Government, various elected state and local governments to stop paying lip service to the health sector. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 11, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Tax Mobile Phone Calls to Fund Health, Group Advises Nigerian Govt
[Premium Times] The Nigerian government has been advised to charge one kobo per minute for every outgoing mobile phone call in the country to fund healthcare for the citizens. A coalition of civil society organisations (CSO) and professional associations in the Partnership for Advocacy in Child and Family Health at Scale (PACFaH@Scale) gave the advice on Monday at a press conference in Abuja held to mark the International Universal Health Coverage (IUHC) Day. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 11, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Janssen Hosts Prostate Cancer Awareness Event 'More Time for Life'
[Premium Times] On Saturday 8th December 2018, Janssen, one of the Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson& Johnson, invited guests to 'More Time For Life!', a one day health and social networking event that aimed to encourage men to be more proactive in taking control of their health in general and prostate health in particular. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 11, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Police Take Drug Abuse Campaign to Katsina Schools
[Daily Trust] Katsina -The Police Command in Katsina State has embarked on an enlightenment campaign in schools to draw the attention to the dangers of drug abuse among students. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Congolese Bags 4 Years for Tramadol Exportation
[Daily Trust] Lagos -A Congo national, Mampouya Zitou Felix, has been sentenced to four years imprisonment for attempting to export 26.900 kilograms of Tramadol, a banned drug to his country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Lassa Fever Kills Three, Afflicts 13 in Edo, Ondo, Gombe, Plateau, Kano
[Guardian] Three people have died from Lassa fever and 13 others afflicted in five states across the country in the last two weeks.According to latest figures from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) published yesterday, the three new deaths occurred, one each in Plateau, Edo and Gombe states. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Malnutrition, Diseases Kill 30 Children in Nasarawa, 2000 Hospitalised
[Vanguard] Lafia -No fewer than 30 children have been confirmed dead, while more than 2,000 are currently receiving medical attention in various medical centres across Nasarawa State as a result of acute malnutrition and diseases that hit the state in the past three months. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: '1 in 5 Youths Ignorant of HIV Status'
[Daily Trust] Lagos -The co-founder of a youth organisation, 4 Youth By Youth, Dr Juliet Iwelunmor has described as alarming, the number of youths who are yet to know their HIV/AIDS status, adding that, one out of every five youths are ignorant of their status. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 7, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria Loses Over $1bn Annually to Medical Tourism
[This Day] The Group Medical Director of the Reddington Hospital Group, Dr. Olatunde Lalude, has stated that Nigeria loses over $1billion yearly to medical tourism, as a result of the country's poor healthcare system. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 7, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: How Tackling Malnutrition Can Curb Poverty in Nigeria - Expert
[Premium Times] About 33 per cent of Nigerians will get out of extreme poverty if the country successfully tackles malnutrition, a nutrition expert, Bamidele Omotola, has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nibucaa, Naca Push for Sustained Political Will to Address HIV
[This Day] The Nigerian Business Coalition Against AIDS (NiBUCAA) and the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) have stated that sustained political will on funding and investment will help in addressing issues around Human Immuno Virus (HIV) prevalence in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 6, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: 4,000 PHCs Renovated Across Nigeria - Official
[Premium Times] About 4,000 Primary Health Centres (PHCs) have been renovated and in the process of revitalization across the country, an official has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Total Inaugurates HIV/Aids Awareness Campaign for Secondary Schools
[Guardian] As part of its Cooperate Social Responsibilities (CSR), and to mark the world Human Immune-deficiency Virus/ Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) day, Total Upstream Nigeria Limited has launched its awareness campaign across schools. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 6, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Tackling Cholera Outbreaks in North-East Humanitarian Emergencies
[WHO] "In addition to insecurity and despair, we are faced with shortages of food, we are homeless and worst still, cholera killed my husband last year in Muna IDPs camp" said Munakur Mohammed. Thank God you came to our rescue early this year. My children and I have received the vaccine and we are protected now." (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Yellow Fever - Edo Confirms Nine Deaths
[This Day] The Edo State Government wednesday said nine lives were lost to the outbreak of yellow fever that ravaged parts of the state a few weeks ago. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: St. Racheal Pharma to Conduct Antibiotic Resistance Surveillance in Nigeria
[This Day] Following the increasing rate of antibiotic resistance in Nigeria, leading antibiotic manufacturers and marketers, St Racheal's Pharma has stated that it would be conducting Surveillance of Antibiotic Resistance (SOAR) in Nigeria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: NNPC, Chevron to Deworm 45,000 Children in Delta
[This Day] Warri -The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)/Chevron Nigeria's Limited (CNL) Joint Venture, in collaboration with the Delta State Government and GlaxoSmithKline, have flagged off its mass de-worming exercise in Delta State with the campaign targeting over 45,000 under-12 years old in the state. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Family Planning Experts Decry Non-Usage of Contraceptives Among Nigerians
[This Day] Family planning experts from different health organisations in the country Wednesday decried the high rate of non-usage of contraceptive methods among Nigerians. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Increase Family Planning Funding, Gates Foundation Advises Nigerian Govt
[Premium Times] To safeguard the health of Nigerians, especially mothers, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Nigeria, says there is an urgent need for the federal government to increase domestic funding for health services and care, especially in Family Planning. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Female Genital Mutilation, Child Marriage Statistics 'Worrisome' As UN Women Gather in Lagos
[Premium Times] The sheer number of child marriages and female genital mutilation (FGM) across African communities is reaching alarming levels, participants at a United Nations women conference in Lagos have said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Socioeconomic dynamism and the growth of baby factories in Nigeria - Alabi OJ.
This article investigates through an in-d... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Community heritage resources and crisis management in rural Nigeria - Nw.wo EA, Agboeze MU, Nwobi AU.
This study investigates the role of community heritage resources in crisis management in rural Nigeria. Descriptive survey research design and ethnographic method were adopted for the study. Although Yaro Yemen formula was used in downsizing the sample siz... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Community-Based Prevention Source Type: news

Nigeria: Study Says Nigerian Men Eager to Resume Sex After Wives' Delivery
[Vanguard] A new study has shown that most Nigerian men who recently became fathers are eager to know how early sex can resume after childbirth. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 4, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: A Best Buy for Child Health in Nigeria - the Case for Immunisation
[Nigeria Health Watch] "I know that immunisation is important and obviously I want the best for my child, but the schedules are quite confusing, especially as I do not have anyone explain what the different 'drugs' are for. The nurses are too busy to answer my questions or remind me when to come for the immunisation after I've put to bed." - Beatrice, Abuja (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 4, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Group Rewards Finalists in HIV Self-Testing Contest
[Premium Times] Three youth, who proposed smart ideas on the promotion of the HIV/AIDS self-testing among Nigerian youth, have been recognised by a team of Nigerian researchers. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 4, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Large Turnout for Yellow Fever Vaccination in Abuja
[Premium Times] "I have never received any vaccine before but my neighbour this morning informed me of the yellow fever vaccination, so I came here for it," Mary Ben, a 32-year-old woman told PREMIUM TIMES on Friday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 4, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: UNN Turns Out Highest Number of Ph.d Graduates in Nigerian History
[Guardian] Four hundred and eighty (480) graduands at the weekend received Postgraduate degrees and diplomas of the University of Nigeria in what the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Benjamin Ozumba, described as "the highest by any Nigerian university in one year." (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 3, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: HIV Treatment - User Fees, Not Virus Killing Nigerians - Ibrahim Umoru
[Vanguard] On the 2018 World AIDS Day with the theme: "Know Your Status", Chioma Obinna spoke to a member of Peer Review Forum, Mr. Ibrahim Umoru, on the major challenges of HIV treatment, control and prevention efforts in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 3, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Uyo Varsity Inducts 25 Medical Graduates
[Leadership] The college of Health Sciences of University of Uyo in Akwa Ibom at the weekend inducted 25 new medical doctors that had obtained degrees in medicine and surgery from the institution. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 3, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

West Africa: Nigerian Physician Bags Medical Care Award
[Daily Trust] Eminent physician and Co-Founder of Eko Hospitals, Dr Sonny F Kuku has bagged the highest award of the college of the West African college of Physicians. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 3, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: NAFDAC Destroys N3 Billion Substandard Medicines in One Year
[Daily Trust] The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has seized and destroyed substandard and falsified medicines worth three billion naira within the last one year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 3, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Destiny Trust, Funmi Alakija Foundation Take Free Healthcare to Homeless Children
[Guardian] A medical outreach tagged 'Hands of Care', organised by Destiny Trust with partnership from Funmi Alakija Foundation, has provided free healthcare to 218 homeless children at a slum on the Elegushi beachfront in Lekki, Lagos State. Also, 1,000 packs of personal hygiene materials were distributed to hundreds of homeless children and families that turned up at the temporary Point of Care set up in the area at the weekend. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 3, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Staying Active 'Takes 30 Years Off Your Body'
[Guardian] Physically fit pensioners have almost identical muscles to 25-year-olds. That is according to a study that looked at how staying active can offset physical decline associated with ageing. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 3, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mangoes are powerful natural antidepressants, scientists discover
(Natural News) Mangoes (Mangifera indica), which are abundant in tropical countries, are famous for their sweet and juicy fruits but these aren’t the only good parts of the plant. Their bark is also useful because of the many health benefits that it provides. A study conducted by researchers from the University of Lagos in Nigeria showed that extracts from... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: Why My First-Ever Concert Focused On Mental Health - Di'ja
[Daily Trust] Who Was in Lagos -Sings tribute to Tosyn Bucknor (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 1, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Yellow Fever - Edo Govt Adopts Multi-Agency Response, Urges Residents to Embrace Vaccination, Sanitation
[This Day] The Edo State Government has urged residents in the state to take advantage of the state's vaccination drive against Yellow Fever disease, assuring of a multi-agency response, in collaboration with the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 30, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: NGO Commences 1-Year Anti-Malaria Campaign in FCT
[Daily Trust] A Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Fountain of Saints Outreach (FSO), will commence a malaria preventive programme in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) from November 29 which will last till October 26, 2019. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - November 30, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: The Scarcity of Clean Water
[This Day] The declaration of emergency on water and sanitation is in order (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 30, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria to Overtake India As World Capital for Under-5 Deaths - World Bank
[Vanguard] The World Bank has said Nigeria will take over India as the world capital for deaths of children under the age of five by 2021. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 30, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigerian Doctors Proffer Solutions to 'Brain Drain' in Health Sector
[Premium Times] To put an end to 'brain drain' in the health sector, the Nigerian government has been advised to provide more funds, emoluments and incentives for medical practitioners. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 30, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Govt Plans to Facilitate Local Manufacture of HIV Medicines
[Guardian] The Federal Government has said that it is set to facilitate local manufacture of medicines and other relevant commodities needed for the treatment and care of people living with Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV)/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) and inaugurate an HIV Trust Fund. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 30, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news