Pneumonia: Why preventable killer disease is still an epidemic in Nigeria
Pneumonia is a leading childhood killer disease in Nigeria. In 2018 alone, 162,000 children died from pneumonia, making Nigeria the country with the highest number of pneumonia-related deaths in the world.
Nigeria’s long road to repealing Colonial-era Lunacy law regulating mental health
The Senate is holding a public hearing on a new bill to protect persons with mental health and substance abuse problems.
What I’ve learnt about drug testing in Nigeria over the last 20 years
There have been initiatives in Nigeria to develop local technology. But in my experience, these initiatives fail to get traction.
Treatment for male infertility not effective, Study finds
The study found that supplements containing zinc and folic acid previously used to treat infertility in men make no difference.
Drone Story: Inside Abuja’s ‘unauthorised’ IDP camps
No access to healthcare means that women in this camp act as each other’s midwives.
World Cancer Day: Why Nigerian men should monitor their prostates
Prostate cancer is a leading cause of death among, especially black men.
Why men above 50 years need to know symptoms of prostate cancer – Experts
Early detection is often the difference between cure in the early stage of prostate cancer and costly management or even death in the late stages.
How soon should you start cleaning your newborn’s mouth?
The Nigerian Dental Association advises parents on how to clean the mouths of newborns.
Coronavirus outbreak: WHO’s decision to not declare a global public health emergency explained
The concept of the WHO declaring global public health emergencies first arose after the 2003 Sars coronavirus outbreak.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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!”
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.
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.
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.
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.