Consultant identifies causes of high cancer mortality in Nigeria

Dr Wellington Ohikhokhai, Senior Consultant Radiologist, Zenith Radiological Services Limited and Laboratory, has attributed the high mortality from cancer in the country to inadequate funding of the health sector and lack of equipment. Ohikhokhai, who made this known in an interview with the News Agency in Abuja, defined cancer as the uncontrolled growth of abnormal […]

Medical Practitioner Tasks Medical Student Inductees To Commit To Study

Dr Wilson Imogan, a medical practitioner has tasked inducted medical students of the Igbinedion University, Okada to be committed to their study and become professionals that would contribute to the health of the nation. Imogan gave the task on Wednesday in his keynote address at the third “White coat” ceremony of the School of Clinical […]

25% of pregnant women in Nigeria at high risk of death

Prof Oladipo Ladipo, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Association for Reproductive and Family Health (ARFH) says 25 per cent of Nigerian pregnant women are at high risk. Ladipo, who is also the president of the association, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Abuja. According to […]

Malnutrition kills 132 children in Kaduna state

The Kaduna State Nutrition Officer, Hajiya Hauwa Usman, said on Thursday that no fewer than 132 children have died of severe acute malnutrition out of the 12,858 hospitalised between January and October 2018 in the state. Usman, who made this known while giving an update on the nutrition situation in the state at a two-day […]

Tramadol: Drug abuse in Nigeria now UN Security Council concern

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) says Nigeria, and West and Central Africa face “disruptive and destabilising” new trends regarding drug trafficking, drug use and other crimes. The Executive Director of UNODC, Mr Yury Fedotov, said this while briefing the UN Security Council session, presided by Côte d’Ivoire. The briefing was the […]

Police Bursted Fake Drugs Manufacturers in Lagos

Jimoh Moshood, Nigeria Police Public Relation Officer parades 4 notorious fake Pharmateutical drug manufacturers and discovery of a factory with heavy machines used for producing fake drugs in Ikotu Area of Lagos state. SUSPECTS Emeka Madu aka Cabara 47yrs – Owner Of the suspected Fake Drug Manufacturing Factory. Eze Young 26yrs – Staff in the […]