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United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) specialist on monitoring and evaluation, Maureen Zubie-Okolo revealed during a two-day media dialogue on data-driven reporting that despite efforts being made, the malnutrition of infants has worsened. The Nigerian government has made a large effort to decrease malnutrition of children; still UNICEF says it is on the increase.

A study investigates which people are most at risk of premature death due to cardiovascular disease after having a heart attack. One biomarker may help healthcare providers to personalize their predictions. Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) describes a range of cardiovascular conditions that are characterized by a sudden and dangerous reduction of blood flow to the heart.

Nigerians have been warned to desist from using Tramadol before sex to delay ejaculation or for the purpose of getting 'high' as it could lead to depression and irrational behaviour in most cases. A consultant Pharmacist, Dr. Clever Okeke who stated this recently in a chat with NAN lamented that even though Tramadol was meant for the treatment of severe pains, it is sometimes abused because of the euphoric feeling that comes with its use.

The Disease Control Officer in Jema’a Local Government Area of Kaduna State, Abdullmumin Bala on Monday confirmed that two children have died while 82 others have been hospitalised following the outbreak of diarrhoea. According to NAN, the outbreak was recorded in Kafanchan and neighbouring villages of Katsit, Takau and Katsak.

A team of medical doctors at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital, Bauchi, in North East Nigeria, has successfully separated conjoined twins on Monday. This was part of the annual medical outreach of the Speaker House of Representatives, Mr. Yakubu Dogara, expected to offer free medical services to over 50,000 patients in Bauchi state.

The Director-General of National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Ms Julie Okah-Donli said the agency has engaged the services of witch doctors in Edo State as ambassadors to assist in the fight against human trafficking. Ms Julie Okah-Donli stated this on Monday at a symposium organized by the agency in Abuja. She said findings by the agency revealed that Edo state has the highest number of traffickers and victims of human trafficking in the country.

The Federal Government says the refusal by medical practitioners across to country, particularly medical doctors to adhere to necessary precautionary measures has contributed significantly in the spread of Lassa fever. The Minister of Health, Dr. Isaac Adewole stated thin on Saturday in Abakiliki, the Ebonyi state capital when he paid a courtesy call on the state Governor, David Omahi.

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