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Nigeria: Health Workers Race to Contain Cholera Outbreak in Northeast
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -Health workers in northeast Nigeria said on Tuesday they were striving to contain a cholera outbreak which is sweeping through camps for those uprooted by Boko Haram, amid a drive to vaccinate hundreds of thousands of people against the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 22, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Benue Assembly Bans Use of Tyres in Meat Processing
[This Day] Makurdi -Benue State House of Assembly friday banned the use of tyres and other harmful materials used in roasting meat across the state in view of their health hazards to meat consumers. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 22, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Patients Lament, Seek Voluntary Discharge As Health Workers' Strike Bites
[Vanguard] Lagos -The indefinite strike embarked upon by health workers under the auspices of Joint Health Sector Union, JOHESU, took its toll on Federal Government-owned health institutions in many states of the Federation, yesterday, as patients lamented the development, with several opting for voluntary discharge, following the withdrawal of medical and clinical services. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 22, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Experts React to Nigeria's High Maternal Mortality Rate
[Premium Times] Medical experts have described as worrisome the recent figure released by international agencies which put Nigeria's maternal mortality rate at 58,000 in 2015. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 22, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Leukemia Patients Celebrate 10th World CML Day
[This Day] As patients of Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML) worldwide celebrate the 10th World CML Day today to raise awareness on a rare haematological disease that represents 15 to 20 per cent of all leukemia in adults and the needs of patients, a non-governmental organisation, Together Maxcare Foundation Nigeria, is pushing for more sensitivity to the plight of patients who have this rare type of leukemia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 22, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Patients Groan As Federal Health Institutions Nurses Down Tools
[Daily Trust] Patients have lamented that lack of nurses to attend to them in hospitals has started taking its toll on them. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 22, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Socio-cultural norms and roles in the use and abuse of alcohol among members of a rural community in Southeast Nigeria - Nwagu EN, Dibia SIC, Odo AN.
Social influences together with local cultural norms are central factors that can influence the use of alcohol. The study, therefore, identified socio-cultural norms and roles capable of influencing alcohol use among young people in an alcohol producing co... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Global action keeping famine at bay but failing to prevent suffering, UN chief warns
Nearly seven months after the United Nations issued an urgent call for action to counter the threat of famine in South Sudan, Somalia, north-east Nigeria and Yemen, global efforts have kept that crisis at bay but millions of people still suffer and many are dying at this very moment, Secretary-General Ant ó nio Guterres warned today (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - September 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Health Workers' Union Directs Members to Begin Indefinite Strike
[This Day] As nurses join the frey, Adewole appeals to JOHESU to shelve strike (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 21, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: The World Is Running Out of Effective Antibiotics - WHO
[Premium Times] Concerns about growing global antibiotic resistance have plunged into new depths as the World Health Organisation, WHO, is now warning that the world is running out of antibiotics. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 21, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: World Running Out of Antibiotics, Says WHO
[Daily Trust] A report by the World Health Organisation has confirmed serious lack of new antibiotics under development to combat growing threat of antimicrobial resistance. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 21, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Govt Tracking Four Major Diseases Outbreaks
[Premium Times] The Federal Government is tracking four major diseases out breaks in Nigeria, Health Minister, Isaac Adewole, has disclosed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 21, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

From Hopeless to Healer: Persecuted in Nigeria, Stonewalled by the NFL
(MedPage Today) -- Early struggles prepared Bennet Omalu for character assassination in the U.S. (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - September 20, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Kids Believe Gender Stereotypes By Age 10, Global Study Finds
In almost every society, from Baltimore to Beijing, boys are told from a young age to go outside and have adventures, while young girls are encouraged to stay home and do chores. In most cultures, girls are warned off taking the initiative in any relationship and by 10 years old, already have the distinct impression that their key asset is their physical appearance. These are the findings of a new six-year study of gender expectations around the world, which gathered data on 10- to 14-year-olds from 15 different countries of varying degrees of wealth and development. The research teams interviewed 450 adolescents and their...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Belinda Luscombe Tags: Uncategorized boys gender girls Global global study health Johns Hopkins Mental Health/Psychology Stereotypes Source Type: news

Severity of motor dysfunction in children with cerebral palsy seen in Enugu, Nigeria - Ogoke CC, Iloeje SO.
INTRODUCTION: Children with cerebral palsy (CP) have gross motor dysfunction (GMD) of varying degrees of severity. The Gross Motor Function Classification System (GMFCS) is widely used internationally to classify children with CP into functional severity l... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Nigeria: Helping the Visually Impaired
[This Day] John Shiklam writes that a non-governmental organisation, Knowledge for the Blind Initiative, is helping in addressing the challenges of visually impaired persons in Kaduna (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 20, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nurses, Midvives, Other Health Workers to Commence Strike
[Premium Times] The major unions of health workers have announced the commencement of their nationwide strike on Wednesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 20, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: WHO Begins Cholera Vaccination for One Million in Borno
[Premium Times] The World Health Organisation, WHO, and the Nigerian Government has concluded arrangement to vaccinate close to one million people over the age of one years in Borno against cholera outbreak. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 20, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nurses to Join Other Health Workers in Shutting Down Hospitals Thursday
[This Day] Abuja -The nurses and midwives in federal health institutions across the country are set to abide by the decision of the Joint Health Workers Union (JOHESU) to embark on industrial action tomorrow if the federal government fails to accede to its demands at the expiration of the ultimatum given to the government by midnight today. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 20, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: 90% Deaths in Hospitals Caused By Health Workers' Attitude - Teaching Hospital Chief
[Premium Times] Over 90 per cent of deaths recorded in Nigerian hospitals are due to poor attitude of health workers. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 20, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Two in 1,000 Are HIV Positive in Ikorodu - LSACA
[Vanguard] THE rate of HIV transmission in Lagos State and environs has dropped dramatically. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 19, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: '48 Persons Die of Cholera in Borno State'
[Daily Trust] A humanitarian medical organisation, Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said about 48 persons have died of cholera since the outbreak of the disease last month in Borno state. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 19, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: 48 Persons Die of Cholera in Borno - MSF
[Premium Times] A humanitarian medical organisation, Medecins Sans Frontieres, MSF, said about 48 persons have died of cholera since the outbreak of the disease last month in Borno State. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 19, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Lagos Holds Training for Medical Directors of Hospitals
[Vanguard] AS part of the commitment to entrench leadership qualities among health professionals, the Lagos State government recently held a Leadership in management training for Medical Directors of the 26 General Hospitals in the state. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 19, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: 1st Lifestyle Clinic Opens in Lagos to Tackle Cancer, Others
[Vanguard] Good news for Nigerians prone to common health issues and disorders related to lifestyle such as diabetes, cardiovascular disorders, stroke , cancer etc., as the 1st lifestyle clinic in the country - Grover Medical's Lifestyle Clinic, in collaboration with Artemis Hospitals Gurgaon, India - made its debut in Lagos recently. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 19, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: WHO Urges Govt to Tackle Challenges Facing Polio Eradication
[Leadership] Abuja -As Nigeria celebrates 13 months without Polio outbreaks, the World Health Organisation(WHO) yesterday urged the federal government to tackle issues threatening the total eradication of the disease in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 19, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Borno IDPs Camps Record 701 Fresh Cases of Cholera
[Leadership] Maiduguri -No fewer than 701 fresh cases of cholera epidemic were recorded at various Internally Displaced persons ( IDPs) camps in Maiduguri and other local government areas of Borno State between Friday last week to Monday . (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 19, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Govt Confirms New Yellow Fever Case
[Premium Times] A case of Yellow Fever has been confirmed in Oke Owa in Ifelodun Local Government Area of Kwara State, says the Federal Ministry of Health. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 19, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Cholera Outbreak Spreads Across Borno State
MSF is ramping up its response in the area around Maiduguri.Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - September 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Clinton Krute Source Type: news

Nigeria: MSF Scales Up Activities as Cholera Outbreak Continues to Spread Across Borno State
Press releaseNigeria: MSF Scales Up Activities as Cholera Outbreak Continues to Spread Across Borno StateSeptember 18, 2017As new cases of cholera emerge in Monguno, Dikwa, and Maiduguri, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) continues to scale up its response in Borno state, including recently opening an additional cholera treatment unit (CTU) near Muna Garage camp. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - September 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Brienne Prusak Source Type: news

Nigeria: We Trek 100 Km to Hospital, Kaduna Village Residents Lament
[Premium Times] Residents of Maiyola, a community of 3,000 residents in Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna State, have said that they lose an average of one pregnant woman monthly due to absence of antenatal services. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 18, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Rotary Clubs, India Women Walk for Breast Cancer Awareness
[Guardian] The Rotary Club of Lagos Island, District 9110, in collaboration with the Indian Women's Association, Lagos, have urged women to go for regular clinical breast examination to prevent breast cancer. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 18, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Betty Akeredolu Takes Fight Against Cancer to Lagos
[Vanguard] Lagos State will play host to the Convener of Breast Cancer Association of Nigeria, BRECAN, Mrs Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 18, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Lagos Completes 'Nigeria's First DNA Laboratory' - Official
[Premium Times] The Lagos State Government on Sunday said it had completed the construction of the first ever high-powered DNA Forensic Laboratory in Nigeria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 18, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

How Common Are Twins?
Discussion Twinning is the conception and development of more than one zygote during one pregnancy. Monozygotic (MZ) twins arise from one zygote that then splits to form two embryos so that the twins are necessarily of the same gender (male-male or female-female). Dizygotic (DZ) twinning arises from the development of two independent zygotes and therefore the genders may be the same or different (male-male, female-female or male-female). Increased risks of spontaneous DZ twinning includes increased maternal age, parity and gravity, family history including familial clustering, maternal obesity and overweight and smoking. ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 18, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Nigeria: Cholera - Borno Death Toll Hits 44
[This Day] Death toll as a result of cholera outbreak in Borno State has risen to 44, the State Commissioner of Health, Dr. Haruna Mshelia revealed on Friday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 16, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Our Masts Don't Pose Health Risks, NCC Insists
[This Day] Enugu -The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) THURSday in Enugu for the umpteenth time dismissed out rightly misconceptions that mobile phones and telecom masts cause cancer or other health related problems. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 15, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Govt Moves to Decrease Waiting Time for Patients
[Premium Times] The Federal Government has been urged to provide adequate medical staff, infrastructure and staff training as part of the strategy to reduce the waiting time a patient spends in the hospital before seeing a doctor. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 15, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Lagos Goes Tough On Open Urination, Arrests Five
[Guardian] In its efforts to rid the environment of all infractions, the Lagos State government has arrested five individuals for urinating openly on the streets of Lagos. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 15, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Govt Moves to Combat Cholera Outbreak in Borno
[This Day] Maiduguri -The federal government thursday moved needed machineries to Borno State to combat cholera which has affected 2,000 persons in the state and led to the death of 20 persons. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 15, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: 33 Million Children for Measles Vaccination Campaign
[Daily Trust] Health workers are to vaccinate at least 33 million children aged between nine months and five years against measles in a campaign starting this October, the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) has announced. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 15, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Measles - Nigeria Has Highest Number of Children in the World Not Immunised - Unicef
[Premium Times] The incidence of measles among children under the age of five increased more than two-fold in the northern part of Nigeria between 2014 and 2016, a survey has revealed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 15, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Managing Stress in World's Most Stressful Country
[Guardian] According to a Bloomberg study conducted in 2015, Nigeria is the most stressful country in the world. Does this surprise anyone? No, not at all. It shouldn't! Stress is synonymous with living in Nigeria and this is evident in our day to day life. From the non-existent power supply, to the poor road networks and never-ending traffic, to the erratic public transportation, the overworked and underpaid low-income earners, high cost of living, the list is endless. I could go on and on! Nigeria indeed is a stres (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 14, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Furore Over Ketogenic Diet
[Guardian] It is the latest weight loss fad in town. Some Nigerians have successfully used ketogenic or keto diet to achieve weight loss, but leaving them with sagging skin. Recent studies have shown that ketogenic diet, which is high in fat, could also help beat epilepsy and seizures, increase lifespan, and boost memory. However, there are fears that these benefits may come at a cost- constipation and kidney stones. CHUKWUMA MUANYA (Assistant Editor) and STANLEY AKPUNONU write. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 14, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Stakeholders Seek Holistic Approach to Solve Nigeria's Health Sector Challenges
[Guardian] Stakeholders have called for a holistic approach to tackle the lingering challenges facing the Nigeria's healthcare sector. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 14, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: 'Mandatory Health Insurance Will Ensure Universal Coverage'
[Guardian] *Delta's contributory programme covers 112,169 registered enrollees with N7,000 premium (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 14, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: 'Only 2.1% of Married Women Use Contraceptives in Bauchi'
[Guardian] Bauchi -Only 2.1 per cent of married women in Bauchi State are using a modern method of contraceptive, which is lower than the national rate of 10 per cent. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 14, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: OAU Graduate Needs N10 Million for Renal Transplant
[Guardian] Akure -A graduate of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Miss Yomade Balogun (29) has appealed to Nigerians and philanthropists for financial assistance to save her life from terminal renal disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 14, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news