Health&Fitness

Monkeypox hits Lagos, Delta, Rivers, Others

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has revealed that Lagos continues to lead cases of monkeypox viral disease in the country. Experts state that monkeypox is a viral disease related to smallpox and transmitted to humans through fluid exchange by rodents and primates. In its latest report on the disease, NCDC states that overall, Nigeria has 81 total reported cases ...

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Group Holds Free Cancer, Eye, Dental Screening In Lagos

…says over 18 million people develop cancer yearly A non-governmental organization, PinkCruise, will be hosting a free cancer test in Lagos this October. In a statement for the PinkCruise team, Dr Abia Nzelu says October is a global landmark month for health promotion. According to her, the month is marked as International Cancer Awareness Month with special emphasis on breast ...

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New Review Finds No Significant Risk In Eating Red Meat

Against dietary advice of international agencies, a review of evidence drawn from millions of people indicates that cutting back on red and processed meat brings few if any health benefits. But the finding has prompted criticism from many experts. Reuters quoted the researchers who conducted the review as saying their findings suggest most people can eat red and processed meat ...

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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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