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Nigeria:Relief As Doctors Rescue Nigerian Women From VVF Nightmare
[Vanguard] Is childbearing a curse or blessing to womanhood? This nagging question kept reechoing as reporters watched surgeons at work in the operating theatre of the Usmanu Danfodiyo Teaching Hospital, Sokoto. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - December 13, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Nigeria:Delta - Mothers, Children to Get Free Medicare
[Vanguard] DELTA State Government has directed all primary health care centres in the state to give free health care services to mothers and children between 0 - 5 years, as part of activities marking the second round of Mother and New-born Child Health Week MNCHW. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 12, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Abuja Orphanage Home Shares Entrance With Dumpsite
[Premium Times] The management of an orphanage home situated in Piwoyi village, a suburb of Abuja, has expressed concern over a dumpsite within its entrance. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 12, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:57% of Nigerians Lack Access to Safe Water
[Leadership] Abuja -The United Nation's deputy secretary general Amina Mohammed has said that over 57 per cent of Nigerians have no access to clean water, while 56 per cent lack decent sanitation facilities. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 12, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:How Painkillers, Kidney Disease Increase Obesity, Diabetes Risk
[Guardian] New research from the largest study of its kind reveals patients taking painkillers alongside medication for heart disease, stroke or diabetes are 95 per cent more likely to become obese as the sedative drugs make people inactive and affect their metabolism. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 12, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Heart Failure - the Leading Cause of Death in New Mothers From Northern Nigeria?
[Vanguard] Peripartum cardiomyopathy (a type of heart failure that occurs during the last month of pregnancy or up to five months after delivery in young women) was one of the issues discussed at the just concluded Heart Failure awareness event, supported by Novartis on the 24th of November, 2017. Consultant cardiologists from all over Nigeria and several representatives from media houses in the country were present to discuss heart failure, risk factors and its impact on the lives of patients and the economy. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 12, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Church, Hospitals Organise Free Eye, Diabetic, BP Screening for Residents
[Guardian] No fewer than 250 residents of Anifowoshe community in Ikeja, Lagos, participated in a free eye screening and medical check-up. They also enjoyed 80 percent discount on treatment. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 11, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:FCTA to Upgrade Kwali Hospital's Theatre
[Daily Trust] The Secretary, Health and Human Services Secretariat of the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), Mrs Amanda Pam, has said that arrangement will be made by the secretariat to upgrade the theatre of Kwali General Hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 11, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Patterns of pre-hospital events and management of motorcycle-related injuries in a tropical setting - Aduayi OS, Aduayi VA, Komolafe EO.
This study sought to highlight associated factors and evaluate outcomes of motorcycle-related injuries (MCRI) among adults managed in a university teaching hospital in south-western Nigeria. The study was a cross-sectional descriptive study of 150 adult pa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Reasons for victims' nonreporting practices in Lagos, Nigeria: a qualitative study - Ayodele JO.
Nonreporting practices have significant effects on public safety, yet the scientific community knows little about the reasons that predispose victims towards nonreporting in Lagos, Nigeria. The author examined the reasons using qualitative methods, and use... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Nigeria:Foundation to Open Free Clinic for Less Privileged
[Daily Trust] A nongovernmental organization (NGO), Stress Free and Healthcare Advancement Foundation (STAHAF), will in January, 2018 open a free medical centre for people who could not afford medical bills especially at the rural areas. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 11, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Why Bald Men Are At Greater Risk or Having a Heart Disease - Bunmi Sofola
[Vanguard] Men who go bald on the crown of the head also have their risk of heart disease increased by a half, say scientists. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 9, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Father, Son Get 14, 11-Year Jail Terms for Producing Local Gin
[Guardian] Port Harcourt -A father and his son, who used ethanol to produce local gin, popularly known as ogogoro/kai-kai, in Ogume community, Delta State have been sentenced to 14 and 11 years imprisonment respectively. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 8, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Anambra Records 11 Cases of Cholera
[Daily Trust] Awka -The Anambra State Ministry of Health said 11 people have been hospitalized following a cholera outbreak in Inoma community in Anambra West Local Government Area. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 8, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Acute Malnutrition Among Children, Mortality, and Humanitarian Interventions in Conflict-Affected Regions — Nigeria, October 2016–March 2017
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - December 7, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:IOD President Tasks Members On Fitness
[This Day] The President, Council, Institute of Directors (IoD), Alhaji Ahmed Mohammed, has called on members of the institute to engage in regular exercises and fitness activities in order stay healthy, adding that physical and mental alertness can be gained through activities such as this. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 7, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:PCN - Proliferation of Illegal Medicine Stores Weakens Distribution Chain
[This Day] Abuja -The Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) has disclosed that one of the identified weaknesses in the distribution chain of drugs and medicines is the proliferation of illegal medicine stores as most of them do not have adequate storage facilities. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 7, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Experts Initiate IPC Curriculum in Health Institutions
[This Day] As a strategy to reduce the alarming rate of infectious diseases in most health facilities, medical practitioners have initiated Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) curriculum which will be inculcated into the routine of both private and public hospitals across Lagos State to sanitise health workers, patients and visitors from infection. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 7, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:NIMR - Hypertension Leading Cause of Sudden Death in Nigeria
[This Day] The Nigerian Institute of Medical Research (NIMR) has revealed that high blood pressure remains number one killer disease in Nigeria, accounting for about 52 per cent cause of sudden deaths in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 7, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Cardiovascular Disease On the Increase in Nigeria
[This Day] It is worthy of note that a lot of fast food joints are springing up everywhere in Nigeria, with a continuous rural to urban drift. Living in the village has become unattractive and people seem to be moving to bigger cities and living in high rise areas where there are no gardens and farm lands. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 7, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Foundation Partners GE Healthcare to Train Nigerian Nurses
[This Day] General Electric (GE) in partnership with the Gamaliel and Susan Onosode Foundation (GAMSU) has announced the completion of a training programme to improve the skills of Nigerian nurses and midwives. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 7, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Coalition Takes HIV/Aids Campaign to Communities, Screens 30,000 People
[This Day] To mark the 2017 World AIDS Day, the Red Ribbon Coalition has taken an enlightenment campaign to 20 communities, where over 30,000 Nigerians were screened and educated on prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 7, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria:FG to Spend N28 Billion On Health Intervention Projects
[This Day] Abuja -The federal government is committing another N28 billion to several intervention projects across the country to further strengthen healthcare delivery at the tertiary, specialist hospitals and the national AIDS control programmes. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 7, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:FRC Wants Increased Funding, Expansion of Calabar Federal Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital
[This Day] Calabar -The Fiscal Responsibility Commission (FRC) wants increased funding and expansion of the 104 years old Federal Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital in Calabar, Cross River State. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 7, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:PPDC Advocates Construction, Rehabilitation of PHCs in Rural Communities
[This Day] The Public and Private Development Centre (PPDC) has shown concern for communities who have been denied access to healthcare services and education as they advocate for monitoring and evaluation of contracts by the government to build Primary Health Care facilities and schools in rural communities. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 7, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Complexities Fronting Millions of Pregnant Nigerian Girls
In this report, Odimegwu Onwumere writes that Nigeria is experiencing high rate of pregnant girls between ages of 15 to 18 years. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - December 7, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Nigeria:Olive Multi-Specialist Hospitals Commence Operations, Pledge to Tackle Medical Tourism
[This Day] Olive Multi-Specialist Hospitals, an emerging institution in Lekki, Lagos, has commenced operations with the aim of providing quality healthcare services and addressing medical tourism in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 7, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Drug Abuse Among Women Alarms Northern Traditional Rulers
[Daily Trust] Kaduna -The Northern Traditional Rulers Council has expressed concern over the 'alarming' rate of drug abuse and drug addiction particularly among women and youths and called for the enforcement of laws on sales of drugs. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 7, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:20-Yr-Old NYSC Member Quarantined in Benue Over Monkey Pox
[Vanguard] Makurdi -A 20-year-old National Youth Service Corp, NYSC, member serving in Benue State (names withheld), has been reportedly quarantined for allegedly manifesting symptoms of Monkey Pox. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 6, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Energy Drinks Producers Battle Consumers' Health Concerns
[Vanguard] Energy drink producers are now positioning their products based on product innovation and repackaging at backdrop of rising concern over consumers' health. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 6, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:270,000 Nigerian Children Living With HIV - Unicef
[Premium Times] The UN Children's Fund, UNICEF, has said that no fewer than 270,000 estimated children aged 0 to 14 years were living with HIV in Nigeria in 2016. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 6, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Gum Disease Tied to Cancer, Others
[Guardian] Add one more reason to why you should brush and floss regularly: Gum disease bacteria are now tied to higher odds of oesophageal cancer. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 6, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Harmful Effects of Being Overweight Underestimated As Study Measured Effects of High, Low Bmi
[Guardian] The harmful effects of being overweight have been underestimated, according to a new study that analysed body mass index (BMI), health and mortality data in around 60,000 parents and their children, to establish how obesity actually influences risk of death. The University of Bristol study is published in the International Journal of Epidemiology (December 1). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 6, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:AEDC Donates N3 Million to NMA, Sensitises Staff On HIV/Aids
[Daily Trust] The Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) has donated N3 million to the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) while it sensitised its employees on the HIV/AIDS disease and how they would spread the message to prevent it. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 6, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:12 Years After, Uniabuja Graduates First Set of Medical Doctors
[This Day] Abuja -The University of Abuja has beaten the odds and has finally graduated 18 medical students, the first set of medical doctors from the institution. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 6, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Why Blood Pressure Declines 14 to 18 Years Before Death, By Researchers
[Guardian] Blood Pressure in the elderly gradually begins to decrease about 14 or so years before death, according to a new study published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 6, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Ondo Government Arrests Suspected Quack Doctor, Shuts Hospital
[Guardian] A Middle-aged man identified as Adewale Owolanke has been arrested by the Ondo State government for alleged medical offences and quackery. The government also ordered an immediate closure of his hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 6, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:NYSC Member Quarantined for Monkey Pox in Benue
[Guardian] Makurdi -A National Youth Service Corps member serving in Benue State (names withheld), suspected to be infected with Monkey pox, has been quarantined at Benue State University Teaching Hospital (BSUTH), Makurdi. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 6, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Nigeria Loses N175 Billion Annually to Medical Tourism - Former Health Minister
[Premium Times] The Former Minister of Health, Onyebuchi Chukwu, has said that Nigeria was losing N175 billion annually to medical tourism. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 6, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:UNAIDS - Nigeria Has Second Largest HIV Epidemic Worldwide
[This Day] The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) has reported that Nigeria purportedly has the second largest HIV epidemic in the world and has one of the highest new infection rates in sub-Saharan Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 5, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria:Obesity, Diabetes Cause 800,000 Cancers Yearly, Researchers Find
[Guardian] Women nearly twice as likely to suffer as men, according to first study of its kind (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 5, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Scientists Record Major HIV Breakthroughs
[Guardian] 11% sufferers in poor countries risk becoming resistant to AIDS-prevention drugs, dying from condition (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 5, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria:Firm Advocates Support for Persons Living With HIV/Aids
[Guardian] A firm, Flour Mills of Nigeria Plc., has joined the rest of the world to solicit support for persons living with Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome and Human Deficiency Virus ( HIV/AIDS). (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 5, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria:How Poverty Compounds Poor Medical Treatment
[Guardian] It is no longer news that many Nigerians who are not able of pay their hospital bill after treatment are being detained in the hospitals. The most affected group are women, pregnant women in particular, who are delivered of their babies but could not pay. The hospitals are forced to detain both the mother and baby until the bill is paid. At the moment, nothing is being said about the legality or otherwise of the detention; the main issue is how to get a discharged patient out of the hospital. There are man (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 5, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Fish Meals Protects Against Sight Loss
[Guardian] Eating plenty of salmon, sardines and mackerel may protect against sight loss, new research reveals. A chemical in oily fish boosts the survival of cells that are critical to vision, protecting against age-related sight decline, a United States (U.S.) study found. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 5, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Why More Women Have Asthma Than Men
[Guardian] Women are twice as likely as men to have asthma, and the effects of sex hormones on lung cells may cause this gender difference. Researchers at Vanderbilt University and Johns Hopkins found that testosterone hindered an immune cell linked to asthma symptoms, such as inflammation and mucus production in the lungs. The study in human cells and rodents appears November 28 in the journal Cell Reports. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 5, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Growing Rate of Suicides in Nigeria
[This Day] The prevailing economic condition is contributory to the string of suicides (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 5, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:NMA Healthcare Garland Caps It All for Gaidam
[Daily Trust] It is unmistakable that Yobe State is going through fundamental transformations. Long considered an outlier in the nation's socio-economic milieu, a situation made worse by six years of crippling Boko Haram insurgency, the state is now basking in unprecedented energy as key social sectors, such as healthcare, agriculture, water and sanitation, education, roads, etc. grow to capacity in the service of the people. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 5, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Many Complaints of Persons Living With HIV in Nigeria
[Guardian] Martins Aluko (not real name) has been living with the disease since 2007. "The medication is not readily available; so many patients have to struggle to buy the drugs just to survive," he told The Guardian. He said after the United States Presidents' Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) for Africa was withdrawn two years ago, funding has been a challenge. "Now, we are feeling the effects badly." (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 5, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Senate Inaugurates Committee to End HIV/Aids Scourge By 2030
[Guardian] Lagos and Abuja -Senate President Bukola Saraki has inaugurated the National Coalition Against AIDS (NASSCOA) to curb HIV/AIDS scourge by 2030. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 5, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news