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Three cups of tea, coffee per day good for heart — Study

Currently, most clinicians recommend patients with palpitations or arrhythmia to abstain or reduce caffeine.

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Health Crisis: Doctors attack other workers, say JOHESU illegal

The NMA says the JOHESU strike is targeted at doctors.

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Taking painkillers during pregnancy may harm baby’s future fertility – Study

Researchers from looked at the effects of paracetamol and ibuprofen on samples of human
foetal testes and ovaries.

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Crisis looms in Nigeria hospitals as health workers announce indefinite strike

The JOHESU strike commences on Tuesday night.

The founder of the foundation, Jake Epelle

EU supports Albino Foundation with N70 million – Official

An official of the foundation explains how the cash would be used.

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Ending Malaria: Global partners to announce new commitments

The statement says such commitments would be paired with a call to action.

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Again, WHO harps on depression

The global body asks the affected to seek professional help.

Exposure to sun causes 80% of wrinkles, age spots — Surgeon

A dark skinned person will age less quickly compared to a light skinned person.

Lassa fever

Adamawa records first Lassa fever case

One person has already died of the ailment.

Cholera patients in hospital ward

Major health stories last week

Scientists say one night of bad sleep can lead to Alzheimer ‘s Disease.

Group donates $40 million medical supplies to Nigeria – Official

“MedShare has supported over 150 hospitals in Nigeria.”

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai

Kaduna Govt upgrades 77 PHCs

The government says altogether 255 PHCs were proposed for renovation and upgrade

A child fetching water from a contaminated pond

Three dead as cholera ravages Borno community

“The current cholera outbreak was recorded in areas where vaccination was not conducted.”

A Maize farm [Photo: HapaKenya]

Don’t introduce GMO crops – Groups warn Nigerian govt

Nigeria’s government had earlier set a timeline for commercialisation of GE cotton and cowpea

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Nigeria should improve investment in health – WHO DG

The official says UHC means much more than just health insurance, “it means much more than just healthcare.”

WHO should prioritise Nigeria on health intervention list- Osinbajo

The vice president says Nigeria is in a challenging times and the challenges will increase in the next decade or two due to a rapidly growing population

Health Minister, Dr. Isaac Adewole

FG pledges to aid Nigerians suffering from neurological development disorder

The government plans to provide support services.

Nigeria gets 10 more years of GAVI support – Health Minister

The minister says GAVI has reconsidered the country’s early graduation.

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Low political commitment bane of yellow fever immunisation in Africa- Experts

Experts speak on measures to curb the ailment by 2016.

Lassa fever

Lassa Fever: Nigeria’s death toll rises to 101

There has been a steady decline in the outbreak compared to when it started.

Prof. Isaac Adewole. Minister of Health

Why Nigerians must prioritise vaccination – Official

Nigerians need to start thinking more in terms of disease prevention, an official says.

Protesting pregnant women, closed medical school, other health stories last week

Pregnant women protest high delivery fees in Ondo State.