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Lassa Fever: Ondo Govt Asks Residents To Keep Environment Clean

Lassa Fever: Ondo Govt Asks Residents To Keep Environment Clean

The Ondo State Government has advised residents of the state to avoid contact with all forms of rats and ensure their environment is kept clean always in order to avoid Lassa fever infection.   The Permanent Secretary in the State Ministry of Health, Dr. Taye Oni, stated this while briefing reporters on the outbreak of

Mosquitoes develop resistance to insecticide nets in Lagos, Kwara, others

A new study conducted by scientists at the Nigeria Institute of Medical Research, Yaba, Lagos, has revealed that mosquitoes in 18 states have developed resistance to insecticide nets. The outcome of the study , which was presented in NIMR on Tuesday, identified mosquito resistance to insectides as a major threat to the eradication of malaria

FG Introduces Free Treatment For All HIV Patients In Nigeria

The Federal Government has announced that it would be implementing new guidelines for HIV prevention, treatment and care to consolidate previous efforts in tackling the scourge.   This disclosure was made on Tuesday by the Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, at the opening of a two-day North-West Zonal Dissemination of 2016 National Guidelines for HIV

Early child marriage responsible for high rate of maternal mortality – FG

Early child marriage has been identified as the major cause of increase in maternal mortality and morbidity in Nigeria. Mrs Geogehe Azogu, the Director, Child Development Department, Federal Ministry of Women and Social Development, spoke on Wednesday in Gusau at a two-day stakeholders’ sensitisation meeting on early child marriage. The meeting was organised by the ministry

Lassa Fever Epidemic: Ondo state records five cases

No fewer than five people have reportedly been infected with the deadly Lassa fever in Ondo State. According to the Permanent Secretary of the state’s Ministry of Health, Dr. Taye Oni, who spoke with journalists in Akure on Tuesday, the disease has affected two people in Owo Local Government and two people in Akoko North-West

Coconut oil isn’t healthy: It’s never been healthy—American Heart Association

The American Heart Association recently released a report advising against the use of coconut oil.   The Dietary Fats and Cardiovascular Disease advisory reviewed existing data on saturated fat, showing coconut oil increased LDL (“bad”) cholesterol in seven out of seven controlled trials. Researchers didn’t see a difference between coconut oil and other oils high

BREAKING: Nigerian former minister, head of UNFPA, Babatunde Osotimehin, is dead

Babatunde Osotimehin, Nigeria’s minister of health from December 2008 to March 2010, is dead. Up until his death, the 68-year-old was the executive director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). According to sources at the UNFPA, his death was announced at the Nigerian office of the UN body on Monday morning. During his lifetime, Osotimehin

Kogi doctors resume strike

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) in Kogi State has directed its members to resume a strike they suspended two weeks ago. The association said in a statement after an emergency congress in Lokoja on Saturday that the resumption of the strike was informed by the government’s alleged failure to fulfill its promises to meet their