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The Global Health Fund yesterday disclosed that it needs about $14 billion to with the fight against AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and also end other deadly obstinate epidemics, NAN reports. Peter Sands, the Director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria also announced that there is a three-year cycle fundraiser targeted to save about 16 million lives, which is half of the deaths from those three diseases.

Know Your Hepatitis B Status – Expert Warns


A Consultant Gastroenterologist with the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Dr. Olufunmilayo Lesi, has appealed to Nigerians as a matter of urgency to go for test determining their Hepatitis B status. He warned that the liver-damaging virus is ruthlessly ravaging the Country with over 20 million Nigerians currently living with the deadly virus.

Scientists Developed ‘SUPER DRUG’ For Diabetes Patients


There is glad tiding for millions of people worldwide suffering from diabetes disease as scientists have developed a new drug that can stimulate insulin-producing cells to regenerate at a rate faster enough to work in human treatments.

More Mental Health Challenges In Nigeria, Says An Expert


Experts have raised alarm over likely increase in cases of mental illness if urgent attention is not paid to some of the underlying factors that may fuel the upsurge.

Wife of the President, Mrs Aisha Buhari says Nigeria does not need the assistance of Foreign donors to provide the needed treatments for People Living With HIV/AIDS (PLWHA). She made the statement on Friday, during the launch of Free to Shine Campaign Against Childhood Aids, at the Secretariat of African First Ladies Peace Mission (AFLPM) in Abuja.

The Deteriorating State of Nigerian Soil


Experts are continually expressing concern over the increasing rate of soil pollution in Nigeria describing the situation as threatening food security in Nigeria.

An Abuja based Optometrist at Touchstone Eye International, Dr Ohuonu Enyinnaya Ogidi has revealed that the eyes is the most sensitive sensory organ to man. He noted that humans are fairly unique in their reliance on sight as the dominant sense and this is reflected in how complicated our eyes are relative to other creatures.

NAFDAC Impounds Trailer Load Of Banned Drugs

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The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has revealed that it operatives on 10th January 2019 intercepted a 40feet trailer at Oshodi en route Mushin in Lagos which was transporting suspected pharmaceutical products to an unknown destination.

Nigeria to Host First International Confab on Lassa Fever

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The Chief Executive Officer, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu has announced that the NCDC is set to host the First Lassa fever international conference in the country, NAN reports. He made the announcement while talking to newsmen on Tuesday in Abuja.

Nigerian Health Minister, Isaac Adewole (Prof), has revealed that the poor structure of the Act establishing Nigeria’s Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) is the major cause of various crises that have bedeviled the scheme over the years. The minister also linked the inability of the scheme to cover more persons from loopholes in the establishment of the Act.

The Minister of Water Resources, Alh. Suleiman Adamu during the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) forum, on Sunday in Abuja, urged state governments to enact laws banning open defecation in the country.

Health Expert Warns Against Untreated Yellow Fever Infection

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A medical expert in Benin, Edo State, Nigeria, Dr. OsasIkponwonsa, says yellow fever infection can lead to other complications if not treated.
Yellow fever is a viral infection spread by a particular species of mosquito; Aedesaegypti.

Buhari Specialist Hospital Conducts First Brain Surgery


Muhammadu BUHARI Specialist Hospital, in Kano state, has conducted its first brain surgery. The operation which is said to be the first of its kind was conducted by a team of medical doctors at the facility which was established in early 2018 by Governor Umar Ganduje's administration.

Ebola Outbreak in DRC Ranked Second Worst in History


The deadly Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is ranked the 2nd worst in history with 426 casessurpassing the 2000-2001 outbreak in Uganda and 2014 which recorded cases of over 11,000 deaths, according to World Health Organisation (WHO).

One in Every Five Nigerian Suffers from Mental Disorders says FG


The Federal Government said an estimated 40 million Nigerians are believed to be suffering from mental disorders.

According to Vanguard report, the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Health, AbdulazizMashiAbdullahi, made this assertion at the on-going Mental Health Action Committee and Stakeholders Workshop in Abuja. 

Scientists from the University of Toledo were completely surprised to discover a previously unknown structure in the human sperm, since sperm cells are well-studied.

The new study, which was published online June 7 in the journal Nature Communications also found that the new structure could contribute to infertility, miscarriages and birth defects.

However, the positive thing here is that once the researchers understand this structure better, it may assist them develop new therapies for male infertility and learn more about early human embryonic development.

A study published in the Journal of Science says blood tests can accurately identify if pregnant women will deliver babies up to two months prematurely. According to the study, the blood biomarkers could also estimate gestational age or the delivery date with comparable accuracy to ultrasound, at a lower cost.

The Plateau state Government has confirmed that the state has recorded two positive cases of monkey pox in Shendam Local Government Area of the state. Dr Kunden Deyin, the state Commissioner for Health, said in Jos, the state capital that the first case recorded was imported from Port-Harcort, as the victim came in from Rivers state for treatment.