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Overdose on paracetamol causes liver failure – Expert

Overdose on paracetamol causes liver failure – Expert

Dr Arikawe Adeolu, a medical practitioner at the Federal Medical Centre, Jabi, Abuja, has warned that an overdose of paracetamol drug could cause liver failure within 24 hours. Adeolu gave the warning in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja on Monday. He said that medications generally had side effects and that some drugs,

Lagos Opens Nigeria’s First DNA Forensic Lab

The Lagos State Government has completed the construction of the first ever high-powered DNA Forensic Laboratory in Nigeria, the State’s Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr Adeniji Kazeem has disclosed. The State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode had last year approved the construction of the DNA forensic lab as part of the criminal justice sector

BREAKING: Resident doctors suspend strike

The National Association of Resident Doctors, NARD, has suspended its strike. The suspension was announced in the early hours of Thursday after a meeting of the executives the association. PREMIUM TIMES reported how the doctors failed to reach a decision in an earlier meeting. The strike by the doctors, which commenced on September 4, crippled

FG to launch new Family Planning Campaign

The Federal Government is set towards achieving its goals of decreasing maternal and infant morbidity and mortality rate by ensuring that about 7.3 million women have access to family planning in the country. The Director, Family Health Planning, Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH), Dr Abebimpe Adebiyi, said during a news conference on Friday in Abuja

BREAKING: You broke the law, Ngige lambasts striking doctors

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, has berated members of the National Association of Resident Doctors for embarking on strike, accusing them of breaching the constitution. Ngige said this at a mediation meeting which is ongoing at the Federal Secretariat, Abuja. The minister said he was hopeful that the current strike would

Patients in Dilemma as Doctors Ground FG Hospitals  

Many Nigerians who reported sick at federal government-owned medical facilities nationwide yesterday were stunned to find out that doctors had embarked on an indefinite strike, leaving them stranded and at the mercy of private hospitals. Their woes were compounded by their inability to access funds to look elsewhere for medical care as banks were closed

Resident Doctors Haven’t Suspended Strike — Official

The chairman of the National Association of Resident Doctors, NARD, Osogbo chapter, Folarin Olarewaju, has denied claims that the association has suspended its plan to go on strike. He said rather the association will hold an emergency executive committee meeting on Sunday, where a decision will be made. Mr. Olarewaju admitted that the members of the

7m Nigerians suffer stress, depression – Doctor

The medical consultant made this disclosure in Ado Ekiti at a ceremony organised by the Information Chapel of the state council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists Dr. Olabode Shabi, the Chairman of the Society of Family Physicians of Nigeria, Ekiti Zone, has said that about seven million Nigerians currently suffer stress and depression. The