Experts say consumption of `Ugwu leaves’ improves fertility

Experts say consumption of `Ugwu leaves’ improves fertility THE consumption of fluted pumpkin leaves commonly known as “Ugwu’’ will improve human reproductive capacity and fertility potential in both men and women, medical researchers and nutritionists in Lagos said on Saturday. Dr Ochuko Eruikainre and Mrs Yeside Adesiyun, both Senior Research Officers and nutritionists, Federal Institute of Industrial Research, Oshodi,...... more

Nigerian clinic records 430 cases of snakebite in 8 months

Nigerian clinic records 430 cases of snakebite in 8 months The Zamko Comprehensive Medical Centre, Langtang in Plateau State, has recorded 430 cases of snake bites in the last eight months, according to its medical officer, Dr. Nyam Azi. Azi told newsmen in Langtang on Thursday that nine of the patients lost their lives, while some were still being treated. He...... more

Doctors in Enugu decry high personal income tax deductions

Doctors in Enugu decry high personal income tax deductions DOCTORS in Enugu State on Wednesday decried high personal income tax deductions by the state government. The doctors, who spoke through Dr. Cajetan Onyedum, Chairman of the state’s chapter of Nigeria Medical Association (NMA), also alleged that they were victims of multiple taxes imposed by the revenue authority. Onyedum, in an...... more

NAFDAC urges FG to establish institute for herbal medicine

NAFDAC urges FG to establish institute for herbal medicine The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) on Sunday called on the Federal Government to establish a national institute for the promotion of herbal medicine in Nigeria. The Director-General of NAFDAC, Prof Moji Adeyeye made the call in an interview with a correspondent of the News Agency...... more

Police arrest man who infected more than 200 People with HIV

Police arrest man who infected more than 200 People with HIV An HIV-positive man who might have consciously passed on the deadly virus to more than 200 sexual partners has been arrested in Italy. A spokesman for police in Ancona, a city on Italy’s eastern Adriatic coast, told dpa on Thursday that 35-year-old Claudio Pinti had been arrested two days earlier. Despite...... more

JOHESU: Health workers vow to continue strike

JOHESU: Health workers vow to continue strike The Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) on Monday said it would continue its ongoing nationwide strike until the Federal Government implements certain agreements reached between the two parties on Sept. 30, 2017. JOHESU disclosed this at a peaceful rally organised by its national body in Abuja, saying it would not be...... more

At least 19 JOHESU members injured in auto crash

At least 19 JOHESU members injured in auto crash Some members of the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) chapter of the Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) were involved in an accident along the Benin-Auchi Road on Saturday. Nineteen out of the 40 health workers were said to have been severely injured and rushed to the Otibho Okhai Hospital in...... more

Reject gunshot victims and get jailed, Police warn Doctors

Reject gunshot victims and get jailed, Police warn Doctors The Lagos State Police Command has warned hospitals and doctors to henceforth desist from rejecting gunshot victims, saying such act constitutes a flagrant violation of an existing law. A statement issued on Wednesday by the Command’s Public Relations Officer, Chike Oti, said doctors who do so are criminally liable on account...... more

Enugu Federal Psychiatric hospital staff embark on indefinite strike

Enugu Federal Psychiatric hospital staff embark on indefinite strike Workers of Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Enugu (FNHE) Thursday shutdown activities in the hospital as they embarked on indefinite strike following unresolved industrial disputes. In a strike notice addressed to the Medical Director, Dr. JoJo Onwukwe, and presented to journalists during a press conference by the leadership of the Joint Health Sector...... more

FG bans open drug market in 2019

FG bans open drug market in 2019 The Federal Government says it will shut down all open drug markets this year to curb unwholesome drug distribution system. The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, disclosed this in a statement issued after a ground breaking ceremony of the Coordinated Wholesale Centre (CWC) in Abia. Adewole, in the statement made...... more

Herdsmen kill over 50 in coordinated attacks on six Benue communities

Herdsmen kill over 50 in coordinated attacks on six Benue communities No fewer than than 50 persons including nine members of the Benue State Livestock Guards have been reportedly killed in coordinated attacks on Tom-Atar and Umenge, Akor villages in Guma, Governor Samuel Ortom’s home town and Ayilamo, Turan, Ngambe-Tiev in Logo local government areas of Benue state by suspected herdsmen. This...... more

Buhari directs health minister to investigate spread of unknown disease in Jigawa

Buhari directs health minister to investigate spread of unknown disease in Jigawa President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Minister of Heath, Prof. Isaac Adewole to investigate reports of an ‘unknown disease’ that has led to the death of several children in Jigawa State. The President also directed the Minister to deploy all the necessary machinery to combat the outbreak of the disease reported...... more

Nigerian govt refutes rumour its medical outreach programme caused monkeypox

Nigerian govt refutes rumour its medical outreach programme caused monkeypox The Federal Government has described as fake and sinister the report that the outbreak of monkeypox in some parts of the country resulted from the alleged free medical care by the government in the affected areas. In a statement issued in Abuja on Sunday, the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai...... more

Magbojuri takes over as NAFDAC’s Ag. DG

Magbojuri takes over as NAFDAC’s Ag. DG The Spokesperson of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Dr. Abubakar Jimoh says Mr Ademola Magbojuri has taken over from Mrs Yetunde Oni as Acting Director-General (DG). Jimoh disclosed this while reacting to the conflicting reports in the media over the retirement of Oni in an...... more

Ebonyi bans embalming of corpses in homes

Ebonyi bans embalming of corpses in homes The Ebonyi State Government has banned the practice of embalming and keeping corpses in homes under the guise of making arrangements for burial by some communities in the state. The state Commissioner for Health, Dr Daniel Umezurike, announced the ban in Abakaliki, the state capital, on Tuesday while briefing newsmen. Umezurike...... more

Sickle cell support group seeks lgovernment intervention

Sickle cell support group seeks lgovernment intervention A Professor of Paedratic Hematology and The Chairman, Sickle Cell Support Society of Nigeria, Prof. Adekunle Adekile has called on Government to support the sickle cell society in order to reduce the burden of the disease in the communities. He made the call during a three-day conference organized by the Sickle...... more

 

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