Indian to be first woman to give birth with mother’s transplanted uterus
The 27-year-old woman is now in her 20th week of pregnancy.
Only 24% infants exclusively breastfed in Nigeria – Health Ministry
An expert outlines the benefits of exclusive breastfeeding.
DRPC, other health experts discuss accountability in Nigeria’s routine immunisation (LIVE UPDATES)
The aim of the dialogue is to strengthen the accountability framework for routine immunisation.
WHO confirms strain of latest Ebola outbreak, to start vaccinations
The experimental vaccine proved successful during its first wide-scale usage.
Antibiotic resistance genes in air pose threat to human health – Research
The analysis revealed 30 different types of ARGs that make bacteria resistant to seven types of antibiotics.
Breasts sucking, fondling can help detect, not prevent lumps, cancer – Experts
Other Nigerians gave diverse views on the topic.
NSE raised N57.36 million for mobile cancer centres
NSE says the centres will ensure early detection of the disease and provision of treatment.
Nigeria needs N4 billion to tackle infectious diseases – NCDC
“There is the need for financial assistance in critical segments of combating infectious diseases.”
Scientists test crocodile cartilage to help human joints recover
“We’re very interested in the crocodile because they have a lot of cartilage and it is of a very high quality.”
China develops new diagnostic method for coronary heart disease
The new method does not require additional surgeries or drugs.
Gambian First Lady in Nigeria, visits patients at Abuja Hospital
Mrs Barrow marks her birthday in Abuja with visits to educational and health institutions.
SPECIAL REPORT: From Marriage To Neglect: The anguish of Sokoto’s underage brides
In Sokoto, the rights of hundreds of betrothed girl children are infringed upon.
10 million people may die globally from Antimicrobial resistance – WHO
The agency says 4 million of this estimated figure would occur in Africa while another 4 million would be recorded in Asia.
Nigeria’s health minister advocates six months maternity leave
The federal government had earlier pegged it at four months in June.
Nigeria launches initiative to protect patients’ rights
“The Patients’ Bill of Right is the bridge of dignity that links the right to life and minimum standards of healthcar.”
Minister receives new NMA executives, calls for attitudinal change
The new executives of the association were elected in May.
Ebola-like disease kills 12 in north-eastern Congo
“The deaths began in early July in the village of Mangina.”
SPECIAL REPORT: Despite population surge, many Lagos residents reject family planning
The women give various reasons for rejecting family planning with experts saying those reasons are myths.
Amidst Nigerians’ poor access to potable water, reprieve comes to Anambra community
The survey says open defecation worsened between 2010 and 2015.
Nigerian govt recalls 2.4m bottles of cough syrup containing codeine
In May, the federal government banned the production and importation of codeine.
Study links children’s picky eating to pressure from parent
Picky eating is important only in the sense that it’s unsettling and frustrating for parents.