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.
Goalkeepers Award: Gates Foundation honours changemakers
Prime Minister Modi of India was one of the recipients of the award.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.