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Excessive rates of antibiotic prescriptions for children in low- and middle-income countries

Children in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) are receiving an average of 25 antibiotic prescriptions during their first five years of life, an excessive amount that could harm the children’s ability to fight pathogens as well as increase antibiotic resistance worldwide, according to a new study from the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Read more

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Moi-moi leaf plant prevents kidney, liver damage – Study

Nigerian researchers have demonstrated how Moi moi leaf plant (Thaumatococcus danielli) protects against the complications of diabetes such as kidney damage as well as liver failure. In fact, research has shown that Thaumatococcus daniellii seed is a natural source of antioxidant principles. It also showed that the in vivo antioxidant properties were favourable when compared Read more

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Aisha Buhari applauds 36 States governors’ wives for reducing maternal, child mortality

The First Lady of Nigeria, Dr Mrs Aisha Buhari has commended wives of the 36 States Governors for the role they play in reducing the spate of maternal and child mortality in Nigeria. She made the commendation during a Mid-Term Peer Review session on Governors Wives Advocacy Coalition (GWAC) held at the State House, Abuja. Read more

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Buhari has resolved to curb medical tourism, says minister for health

The minister of state for health, Olororunnimbe Mamora, on Monday, disclosed that President Muhammadu Buhari has resolved to curb medical tourism. NAN reports that Mamora spoke in Abuja when a team from CPL Medical Group Limited, a local engineering company engaged in the rehabilitation of teaching hospitals in the country, paid him a visit. In Read more

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Study shows new evidence that optimists live longer

After decades of research, a new study links optimism and prolonged life. Researchers from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), and National Center for PTSD at VA Boston Healthcare System, have found that individuals with greater optimism are more likely to live longer and to achieve “exceptional longevity,” that is, living to Read more

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Gov. Abiodun flags off free medical services in Ogun

Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has flagged off a medical outreach with a promise that his administration would provide a befitting Primary Healthcare Centres in each Ward across the State. Prince Abiodun who disclosed this at the flag-off ceremony held at Ilisan, Ikenne Local Government Area, said health care was one of the critical sectors Read more

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Cancer – Now ‘leading cause of death’ in rich countries

Cancer has become the leading cause of death in rich nations, overtaking heart disease, according to the results of two landmark, decade-long global surveys of health trends released Tuesday. Heart disease remains the leading cause of mortality among middle-aged adults globally, accounting for more than 40 percent of deaths, the data showed. It was thought Read more

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Buhari commissions Air Force Hospital in Daura, says it will serve all

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday inaugurated the multi-billion naira Air Force Reference hospital in Daura, Katsina State. The President during the commissioning assured of his support and commitment in ensuring that the hospital becomes fully functional and accessible to all Nigerians. Buhari pointed out that commissioning of this hospital is another critical milestone recorded by Read more

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Open Defection: Nigeria ranks second in the world – UNICEF

Nigeria has been ranked second among countries practising open defecation globally, says the United Nations Children Fund, UNICEF. Dr Geoffrey Njoku, Communication Specialist, UNICEF made this known at a Two-Day Media Dialogue in Calabar State on Wednesday. The theme of the dialogue “Clean Nigeria: Use the Toilet” is aimed at creating awareness to end the Read more