Category: Health

Patient Commits Suicide At Benin Teaching Hospital

So sad as an unidentified man who was admitted at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) has killed himself. The incident was said to have occurred last Saturday at the Accident and Emergency (A & E) Ward of the hospital. Witnesses said the man stabbed himself to death with a broken louvre beside his […]

Over 1 Million Nigerians Get Sexually Transmitted Infections Daily – WHO

Everyday, there are more than one million new cases of curable sexually transmitted infections among people aged 15-49 years, according to data released by the World Health Organisation. This amounts to more than 376 million new cases annually of four infections–chlamydia, gonorrhoea, trichomoniasis and syphilis. “We’re seeing a concerning lack of progress in stopping the […]

Expired Tomato Paste From Iran Floods Nigerian Market

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has raised the alarm over the importation of expired and low quality tomato paste from Iran. It warned that the expired product was injurious to health and mandated all concerned officers of the service to do all within their power to retrieve the product from circulation. In a memo dated […]

CiSHAN Reacts As Rivers Nurse Talks About HIV Patients At Her Hospital

The Civil Society for HIV/AIDS in Nigeria (CiSHAN), has started off an investigation and a petition to relevant authorities against the nurse who exposed the identites of HIV patients at the hospital she works with in Rivers State. CiSHAN condemned the act which they say will not only encourage other people to stigmatize and discriminate […]

10 Common False Beliefs About Acne (Pimples)

There are plenty of misconceptions out there regarding acne causes and development. Understanding acne means sorting through fact and fiction. Many of the beliefs we hold about the causes of acne are actually myths. Let’s take a look and uncover the truth about what really causes acne and what doesn’t. Acne [Pimples] is a disorder […]

Saliva Is Not A Lubricant; Do Not Use It During Sexual Intercourse – Doctor

A Nigerian doctor, Victor-Bryan Nwala has taken to social media to enlighten the public on the dangers of using saliva during sexual intercourse.   He wrote;   “The bacteria in saliva are very different than the bacteria in your vagina,” Saliva also contains digestive enzymes that break down food. When you introduce these bacteria and […]

71% Nigerians Have No Malaria Parasite Antigen,wasting Money On Drugs

Self medication with antimalarial drugs is one of the commonest forms of self medication in Nigeria. Malaria is a risk for 97% of Nigeria’s population. The remaining 3% of the population live in the malaria free highlands. There are an estimated 100 million malaria cases with over 300,000 deaths per year in Nigeria. A major […]

How To Know You Have Trypophobia (Disturbing Photos)

Trypophobia is the fear of holes or irregular patterns. Contrary to popular belief, many people are trypophobic without even knowing it. Are you Trypophobic? Take the following test to find out. . . If none of the above pics gave you the creeps, itchiness, goose bumps nor made you uncomfortable or left your skin hairs […]

Nigeria Has More HIV-Infected Babies Than Anywhere In The World

NIGERIA—On a January morning, 12-year-old Yusuf Adamu slumps in his father’s lap, head pressed against his chest. Infected at birth with HIV, he is tiny for his age and has birdlike limbs. He has been feverish for 3 days, which is why his father, Ibrahim, brought him to the pediatric HIV/AIDS clinic at Asokoro District […]

Dr Inyang Asibong and the health revolution in Cross River State

Press Release – Coco-Bassey Esu The Cross River State Health sector has over the years developed and maintained a deliberate pattern of delivering top-notch services, moulding human capital and fostering infrastructural development across board to ensure high quality, accessible, efficient and patient-centered care for all citizens of all ages. Interestingly, these revolution and achievements were […]

Pakistan, Nigeria, Egypt Doctors, Nurses Top List Of Banned Practitioners In UK

Pakistan, Nigeria and Egypt top the list of nations with doctors and nurses working in the United Kingdom (U.K.) despite a ban on recruiting from those countries. According to the British National Health Service (NHS) Code of Practice, Nigeria is among 97 nations that “should not be actively recruited from” because they receive aid or […]

26 People Killed As Fresh Ebola Cases Rocks DR Congo

Twenty-six people died of Ebola in a single day in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s North Kivu province, the highest daily toll since its outbreak nearly nine months ago, the health ministry said Tuesday. The current outbreak is the second deadliest on record, after the epidemic that struck West Africa in 2014-2016 and killed more […]

FG Develops Operational Guideline For HIV Self-Testing

The Federal Government has developed an operational guideline for effective implementation of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) self-testing in Nigeria. The guideline outlines the principles for delivery approach, package, quality assurance and coordination for HIVST in the country. Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, who stated this during dissemination of the guideline and report of the […]

‘No Man Can Shift Your Womb’ – Dr Olufunmilayo

A popular Nigerian Medical doctor has taken to his twitter platform to school men who boast that the size of their eggplant can shift a woman’s womb. Dr Olufunmilayo wrote: During labour/delivery, When a woman’s cervix (the gate of the womb) is fully opened at 10cm, to allow a baby to come out, this is […]