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Dental Hypersensitivity: How to identify, treat sensitive teeth

Dentine sensitivity is a common dental problem that causes discomfort or shocking pain in the tooth when it encounters certain substances and temperature.

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Health stories that made Nigeria’s headlines in 2019

There were gains and misses as advances and setbacks were recorded in the global fight against diseases

Federal Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital, Yaba

Could your body be killing you and doctors may not know?

The erroneous belief that Africans do not suffer from autoimmune diseases has caused late diagnosis of the diseases in Nigeria

Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC)

How Nigeria fared in surveillance, prevention, control of seven priority diseases in 2019

Since the beginning of 2019, 166 persons have died from Lassa fever in Nigeria.

Wuse District Hospital (Photo Credit: ICiR)

World AIDS Day: Nigeria needs to tackle Mother-to-Child Transmission to meet 2030 target

Huge gaps in testing and prevention of mother-to-child transmission make the goal of ending the epidemic by 2030 in Nigeria unattainable.

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World Antibiotic Awareness Week: New health challenge emerges with antibiotics misuse

It is estimated that only half of the antibiotics consumed in Nigeria are correctly used. This poses an imminent threat to disease treatment in the nearest future.

University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital [Photo: uith.com]

Nigeria budgets N2,000 for the Healthcare of each citizen in 2020

Some of Nigeria’s health indices provide context to how dire the situation is in the country.

ANALYSIS: Why Nigeria should honour late Stella Adadevoh

Mrs Adadevoh has received several local and international awards posthumously.

HEALTH TIPS: How to Prevent, Detect And Handle Kidney Failure, By Tomi Uwazota

“In many cases, acute renal failure can be reversed if the cause is found and addressed… Information is power; information is health; information is a life-saved!”

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Africa ‘highly unlikely’ to meet 2030 deadline on malaria eradication – Survey

For the elimination of malaria to be a reality, the report said, there are conditions that must be met.

National Health Dialogue organised by PREMIUM TIMES.

10 takeaways from National Health Dialogue 2019

The 2019 National Health Dialogue called on Nigeria to reinvigorate its pursuit of universal health coverage by 2030.

William G. Kaelin, Jr. talks to a reporter after being awarded the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine. AP Photo - Josh Reynolds

Why ‘Discovery of How Cells Sense Oxygen Levels’ earned 2019 Nobel Prize in Medicine

Oxygen is vital for life, so much so that cells can sense when there isn’t enough and adapt almost instantly. The winners of the 2019 Nobel Prize for Physiology figured it out.

Ngitsi Kavugho was pregnant when she was infected with the Ebola virus. She and her baby survived. (Credit: WHO/C. Black)

Ebola survivors in DRCongo narrate experience

Each survivor has a unique story of how they overcame the disease and the impact it has had on their lives.

Suicide rope used to illustrate the story.

Medical experts speak on high suicide rate in Nigeria, suggest solutions

WHO’s 2016 Global Health Observatory Data Repository estimates that 9.5 suicides per 100,000 occur in Nigeria.

Medical laboratory used to illustrate the story

Nigeria records over 99,000 cases of infectious diseases in three years

At least 304 deaths have been recorded in 2019 so far. These include 145 deaths from Lassa fever, 124 from measles and 35 from cholera.

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Goalkeepers Award: Gates Foundation honours changemakers

Prime Minister Modi of India was one of the recipients of the award.

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Nigeria’s lack of potable water, forced evictions, maltreatment of physiclally challenged worry UN

The UN rapporteur also said there is an estimated housing deficit of 22 million units, and about 130 million people lack access to adequate sanitation.

A hospital ward with patients

10 things you need to know about yellow fever

Yellow Fever is vaccine-preventable and is treatable if diagnosed early.

National Hospital

ANALYSIS: Nigeria’s missed opportunity amidst successful Demographic Health Survey

This year, the health survey sought to take blood samples from Nigerians for malaria, anaemia and genotype testing but shuns non-communicable diseases.

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How Nigerian government-owned orphanage mistreats children

Children allege poor treatment after being confined for two months at Unity Orphanage Home and Youth Support Centre, Gwagwalada.

Polio immunisation used to illustrate the story (Photo: Continental Research)

First 1000 days of life and routine immunisation in Nigeria

Research shows that 1 in 4 of the deaths that occur in children under-five in Nigeria can be prevented with the aid of vaccines.

A woman breastfeeding her child. [PHOTO CREDIT: Mama Glow]

World Breastfeeding Week: Nine myths about breastfeeding

Exclusive breastfeeding in the first six months and continued breastfeeding until age two or longer can boost children’s immune system

Suicide rope used to illustrate the story.

Suicide and the rising agony of Nigerians

Nigeria is number one in West Africa in suicide rate but has no clear cut programmes or law to address the increasing scourge.

Mohammed Sambo submitting and signing his letter of appointment at the NHIS head office in Abuja on Tuesday.

Six things Nigeria’s new health insurance chief must do to stabilise NHIS

The NHIS leadership seat appears too hot for anyone to sit on since the inception of the scheme almost 15 years ago.

Child hawkers (Photo: The Nation)

Why every Nigerian state must domesticate, implement Child Rights Act

In Nigeria, thousands of children are marginalised due to the non-implementation of this crucial law.