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US CDC testing guidance published against scientists’ objections – NYT

  Guidance about novel coronavirus testing posted last month on the website of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) was not written by the agency’s scientists and was posted over their objections, the New York Times reported citing people familiar with the matter and internal documents. Under the guidance, it was not […]

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Ebonyi: NOA intensifies war against FGM

The National Orientation Agency (NOA), Ebonyi State, has intensified its campaign against Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in the state in an effort to end the practice. The Agency said the war against the practice was yielding the desired results and that many communities in the state were abandoning it following the campaign. Director of the […]

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Govts must invest in health workers to defeat COVID-19 – Physicians

Enabling the health workforce in terms of protection and adequate remuneration are crucial in helping nations’ populations and in addressing the coronavirus pandemic. APPOLONIA ADEYEMI reports on why physicians believe this is the way to go AS the COVID-19 pandemic persists in challenging global health services to the limit, further deepening existing manpower shortages, medical […]

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Making science central in COVID-19 fight’ll dispel myths

Concerned about the wrong signals from numerous myths and misinformation arising from the war against coronavirus pandemic, a medical expert has urged the Federal, state governments and relevant agencies to make scientific evidence the key driver of activities to address COVID-19. An Associate Medical Director for Patient Safety and Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist, Rotimi Jaiyesimi […]

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‘Why more women may die from pregnancy complications in Niger’

Stakeholders in Niger State have raised the alarm that more women may die from pregnancy complications due to poor funding for family planning and severe funding shortages to Child Spacing Advocacy amidst the Covid-19 pandemic response in the State. This is as the Government has released only N17.5 million (7 per cent) out of the […]

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Act now to protect nigerians from trans-fatty foods, groups task govt

The Network for Health Equity and Development (NHED) and Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) has urged the Nigerian government to fast-track the approval of the two draft regulations initiated by the National Agency for Food Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC), which seek to reduce the amount of trans-fat in food consumed in the […]

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High therapeutic values in cocoyam (2)

Cocoyam is very beneficial for overcoming rheumatoid arthritis because low levels of vitamin B6 are related to increased signs of rheumatoid arthritis. Several researchers conclude that people with rheumatoid arthritis comparatively need more vitamin B6 than healthy people because they experience constant muscle aches and joint pain due to chronic inflammation. Vitamin B6 benefits include […]

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Malnutrition could limit growth, increase disease risks – Experts

In order to address the high incidence of malnutrition in the country, especially the gap in the inadequate consumption of proteins, stakeholders have recommended the empowerment of women as a strategy to curb the menace. While speaking on the challenge, a Clinical Physician and Public Health Expert, Adepeju Adeniran said that Africans generally fail to […]

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CiSHAN: 900,000 people living with HIV/AIDs unaccounted for

The Civil Society for HIV/AIDS in Nigeria (CiSHAN), has raised concerns that about 900,000 persons living with HIV/AIDS in the country could not be accounted for. The Executive Secretary CiSHAN, Mr Walter Ugwocha, made this known at a virtual media round table, which held on Tuesday in Abuja, to flag off commencement of the national […]