Father’s genes influence whether baby is boy or girl – Study
A man with more brothers is more likely to have sons, while a man with more sisters is more likely to have daughters.
Quality investment in nutrition can save 3.7m lives by 2025 – WHO
The agency says health services must integrate a stronger focus on ensuring optimum nutrition at each stage of a person’s life.
Why NHIS performance is poor in Nigeria – Executive Secretary
Mr Sambo cites the establishing Act as chief among the causes of the challenges of the scheme
Kidnapped medical director of top Nigerian hospital released
Sylvanus Okogbenin of Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital was seized by gunmen on August 26 in Benin City.
Buttocks, breast enlargement may cause death, plastic surgeon warns
The surgeon says the procedure can result in complications arising from general anaesthesia, just like in any other surgery
ICT will solve 80% NHIS “transparency” challenges – Executive Secretary
In 2017, about 23,000 ghost enrollees were removed from the NHIS system after a routine check by an ICT team.
Exposure to mobile phone ‘radiation’ poses no health risk – WHO official
The official says radiation from handsets and mobile phones ”are non-ionising and harmless in spite of their capacity to generate heat.”
Nigeria seeks inclusion of traditional medicine in universities’ curricula
The event is expected to promote and showcase traditional herbal practitioners in Nigeria and their products to the world.
Improve funding for water, sanitation, WHO tasks poor countries
The WHO Director-General said poor situation threatens progress in public health.
Yaba Psychiatric Hospital resident doctors call off strike
The strike lasted 29 days. It was called to protest the shortage of resident doctors in the institution.
U.S. researchers develop new skin patch for cancer treatment
The device is expected to be approved and get on the market in three to five years.
WHO reports measles setback in Europe as infections reach 90,000
Measles claimed 37 lives in Europe between January and June.
Nigeria reviews guidelines for disease surveillance
Nigeria is expected to be the first country to adapt the Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response (IDSR).
Cancer: Wife of Niger governor to serve on WHO group
Mrs Bello will serve as a member of the Expert Group for the Elimination of Cervical Cancer Initiative.
National Assembly committed to improving access to health insurance – Lawan
MDCAN unveils the foundation of its new national secretariat complex in Lugbe, Abuja.
Experts, civil society groups set agenda for El’rufai on health delivery
The group urges the state government to implement the Primary Health Care Under One Roof (PHCUOR) project to fast track Universal Health Coverage in Kaduna State.
Five Nigeria health sector challenges new Ministers should urgently tackle
The task before a minister of health is a difficult one in Nigeria due to the myriad of challenges facing the sector.
Kwara commits N232m to maternal, child health, others – Governor
Governor AbdulRazaq said the fund would enable the state to provide subsidised healthcare delivery to the poor and the vulnerable.
New health ‘ministers’, polio eradication, others dominate health stories last week
The health sector at the local and international levels witnessed numerous activities and developments during the week.
Raise tax on tobacco, advocates urge Nigerian government
The group said Nigeria gets over N10 billion on tobacco tax yearly, yet no percentage of the levy is earmarked for tobacco control.
Doctors challenge Nigeria’s new health minister on brain drain, others
Mr Saheed said the key to any health system was health insurance that was functional.
African health ministers outline plans to tackle malnutrition, malaria
New strategies are being explored to battle the dual scourge.