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Hepatitis: Expert Advises Healthcare Providers on Lifelong Management

Dr. Aminu Aliyu, Consultant Gastroenterologist with the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH), on Saturday advised healthcare providers to discuss options of the management of Hepatitis and the side effects of drugs with their patients. Aliyu gave the advice at the Grand Round Presentations of the UITH entitled: “Hepatitis Infections: Screening and Vaccination”. Read Also: Police […]

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Blood Transfusion: Donors, Recipients Covered By Law -Commission

Blood Transfusion: The National Blood Service Commission (NBSC) says all blood receivers, irrespective of age and religious beliefs, are protected by the law, as it is meant to save lives during emergency. The Acting Director-General (D-G) of the commission, Dr. Omale Amedu, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), […]

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How To Prevent Death From Fibroids – Expert

A consultant gynaecologist, Dr. Stanley Egbogu, has warned women against the use of natural remedies for the removal of fibroids. Egbogu who works at Nnamdi Azikwe Teaching Hospital, Awka, Anambra, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Lagos. Fibroids are non-cancerous growths that develop in or around […]

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Hospitals Can Reject Diagnostic Results – Medical Scientist

A Medical Imaging Scientist, Dr Livinus Abonyi, says hospitals can reject diagnostic results from another hospital depending on the circumstances. According to him, hospitals can also refer a patient to another health institution in the overall interest of such a patient. Abonyi, also a lecturer at the Department of Medical Radiography, Faculty of Clinical Sciences, […]

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We Won’t Honour Medical, Dental Certificates From Ukraine – FG

The Federal Government has stated that Medical and Dental degree certificates from medical Schools in Ukraine will not be honoured until normal academic activities resume in Ukraine. The MDCN advised students who are studying medicine or dentistry in Ukrainian medical schools to seek transfer to other accredited medical or dental schools in other countries for […]

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Lagos Lawmaker Provides Free Eye Care For 3,000 Constituents

A member of Lagos House of Assembly, Mr Gholahan Yishawu, has provided free eye care for no fewer than 3,000 residents of Eti-Osa Constituency II.   Speaking at the GOY Free Healthcare Services in Lagos on Monday, Yishawu, the Chairman, House Committee on Budget, noted that the programme was the eighth edition in the series. […]

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NCDC Confirms 10 New Monkeypox Cases In Six States

    The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 10 new cases of monkeypox in Lagos, Edo, Rivers, Plateau, Ondo and Imo state. The states with new confirmed cases are Edo (2), Rivers (2), Plateau (2), Lagos (2), Ondo (1) and Imo (1). Monkeypox is a rare viral infection that does not spread […]

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Expert Advises Women On Regular Breast Screening To Avoid Cancer

A Benin-based cardiologist, Dr Osagiemwenagbon Uwagboe, has advised women to regularly go for screening in order to avoid breast cancer and possibly detect it early enough. In an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Benin, Uwagboe said “regular mammograms can help find breast cancer at an early stage. “A mammogram […]

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Sickle Cell: FG Set To Review Guideline

The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, says the country will review the guideline for Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) in 2022 to improve its treatment as the old one is obsolete. Ehanire, represented by a Deputy Director in the ministry, Dr. Alayo Sopekan, said this in Abuja on Monday, at the Sickle Pan African Consortium […]

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Eating Healthful Foods Can Prevent Stroke – Expert

Dr. Levin Damisah, a Public Health Physician, says eating healthful meals, snacks and drinks, in addition to other healthy lifestyle choices can help prevent stroke. Speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Abuja, Damisah described stroke as damage to the brain, as a result of interruption of blood supply. “Stroke is […]

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