Coffee is to be banned at all South Korean schools, even for teachers, as part of a government campaign to promote healthier living. The country’s Ministry of Food and Drug Safety announced the new curb this week, saying it would kick in at primary, middle and high schools from September...
By Igbaugba Ehigimetor Flood occasioned by a four-hour downpour killed no fewer than 8000 birds at a poultry at Igiede Street, off Erediauwa Street, in the Ikpoba-Okha Local Government Area of Edo on Wednesday morning. The rain which started at about 6:00 a.m. on Wednesday, did not stop until about noon. NAN...
By Lydia Ngwakwe/Esenvosa Izah/ Kemi Oladipo Some medical practitioners on Tuesday in Lagos said the belief that sucking or fondling of a woman’s breasts could prevent lumps was not scientifically proven. A Consultant Oncologist, Dr Atara Nketim, a Medical Researcher, Dr Bamidele Iwalokun and a Consultant Paediatrician, Dr Adaugo Onyedinma, spoke...
By Isaac Aregbesola The Consul General (CG) of Nigeria in South Africa, Mr. Godwin Adama, has said there were 5,000 Nigerian Medical practitioners working in various teaching, public and private hospitals in South Africa. The Vice Consul, Information and Culture, Mr David Abraham, said in a statement on Monday in Abuja. Abraham...
By Felicia Imohimi No fewer than 130 members of staff of the Ministry of Finance on Thursday received free eye screening conducted by Manage Healthcare Ltd., a Health Maintenance Organisation (HMO). Mr Robert Ukeje, Manager of Manage Healthcare, FCT Branch said the exercise was part of the HMO’s corporate social responsibility...
By Christian Njoku The World Health Organisation (WHO) Coordinator in Cross River, Dr Thompson Igbu, says Nigeria will be polio free by August 2018. Dr Igbu made this known to some Journalist on the sidelines of a workshop on integrated disease surveillance and response on Wednesday in Calabar. “Nigeria would have been...
No fewer than 100 children in the Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps are feared to have been affected by diarrhoea. Four Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) confirmed the development to our reporter on Monday in Jos during a free medical outreach at the camps. The NGOs are Saphira Global Center For Social Development;...
By Rabiu Sani The United Nations Children Funds (UNICEF) says it will distribute 358,134 insecticide treated nets in four local government areas of Borno for malaria prevention and control. UNICEF’s Communication Specialist, Kusali Kubwalo, said in a statement in Maiduguri that the nets would be distributed to children under the age...
Young women with high body fat have a decreased chance of developing breast cancer before menopause, according to a study published in the journal JAMA Oncology. “It is well known that women who gain weight, particularly after menopause, carry an increased risk of postmenopausal breast cancer,” said Dale Sandler, the paper’s co-senior...
By Imelda Osayande An outbreak of Lassa fever has allegedly claimed the life of Mr Henry Ehimati, a male nurse working with Okomu Oil Palm Company staff clinic, located in Ovia South-West Local Government Area of Edo. The victim, said to be in his 30s and married with a child, works...