Health&Fitness

Prostate Cancer Could Now Be Cured In One Week

Prostate cancer patients could be cured in as little as a week with new high-dose targeted radiotherapy. In trials, tumours were wiped out within days with treatment times slashed from the standard one to two months. The breakthrough could save the NHS millions. It comes after Sir Rod Stewart revealed he has beaten the disease. One patient who took part ...

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Lawmaker Offers Free Medicare To Anambra-East Communities

Raymond Ozoji, Awka As part of efforts to ensure as well as guarantee access to quality health care services to improve on the health indicators of the people of Anambra-east local government area, the nine communities of the council area have been offered another round of intensive free medical services aimed at identifying ailments and providing medications for the treatment ...

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NNPC/SNEPCo Cancer Machine Reduces Treatment Waiting Time By 80 Percent

The new cutting-edge cancer treatment machine just installed at the National Hospital Abuja will reduce patient’s treatment waiting time from 16 minutes to two minutes, the Chief Medical Director of the Hospital, Dr. Jaf Momoh, said on Friday at the inauguration of the equipment by the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo. The Elekta Synergy Linear Accelerator radiotherapy machine donated by ...

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Group Establishes 5-Bed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit At UNTH

…to establish same at teaching hospitals in Nigeria’s six geo-political zones A non-governmental organization, Health Place for Children Initiative (HPCI) is establishing a five-bed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH) in Enugu State. In a statement, the Founder of HPCI, Dr. Odiraa Nwankwo, who is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Sidney ...

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Anambra Begins Campaign Against Wild Polio Virus 

As Government Vows To Reposition Health Sector For Medical Tourism Raymond Ozoji, Awka The Anambra State Government has expressed its resolve and commitment to revamp as well as reposition its health sector to serve as medical tourism destination for the nation at large. The state commissioner for health Dr. Vincent Okpala disclosed this to our correspondent in his office at ...

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Habits That Hurt Your Kidneys

When people think of vital organs, the heart and lungs typically come to mind first. However, you don’t hear about the kidneys as often, even though they are also vital organs. Responsible for filtering blood, the kidneys help regulate many substances in your body and safely remove waste. Problems with your kidneys can be just as dangerous as heart disease. ...

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Why Nigeria’s doctors are leaving, and how the problem can be fixed

Doctors preparing to perform an operation. Shutterstock Olayinka Stephen Ilesanmi, University of Ibadan Brain drain is a major challenge facing the Nigerian health system, leading to a dramatic reduction in the number of doctors in the country. According to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Nigeria is one of the three leading African sources of foreign-born physicians. Doctors leave ...

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Nnamdi Azikiwe Teaching Hospital To Relocate To Permanent Site Soon, Says CMD

Chief Medical Director (CMD), Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital (NAUTH), Nnewi, Prof. Anthony Igwegbe, says medical services will begin at the hospital’s permanent site soon. Prof. Igwegbe said the teaching hospital had outgrown its temporary site in terms of manpower, services and facilities which were being over-stretched. “Construction work is ongoing at the permanent site, located between Nnewi and Oraifite ...

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Anambra Lawmakers Raise Alarm Over Snake Attacks In State Hospitals 

Raymond Ozoji, Awka Anambra lawmakers yesterday at the first plenary raised the alarm over what they described as the  sorry state of hospitals as well as the deplorable conditions of roads across the entire state. Dr.Timothy Ifedioramma of Njikoka 1 state constituency decried the melancholic state of the Enugwu-Ukwu general hospital in Njikoka local government area where he expressed great ...

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