Plague kills 124 in Madagascar, report says
A plague epidemic in Madagascar has killed 124 people since August in an outbreak that hit the island’s two main cities the hardest, authorities said on Wednesday. Plague is endemic in Madagascar, but the outbreak that has caused 1,192 suspected cases since August is especially worrying because it started... Read more
11 Tips To Avoid Monkey Pox Infection
Early in the week, Monkey Pox, a rare viral zoonosis transmitted from animals to humans, was discovered in Bayelsa State in the South South region of Nigeria. As of Friday evening, 10 persons had been infected while 49 had been placed under surveillance. According to the Chief Medical Director... Read more
Baby abandoned with money, birth certificate, phone
A woman said she found a newborn baby boy abandoned on the side of a highway inside of a car seat stuffed with cash. According to Goodmorning America, the woman, Alexis Harrison said she and her church group spotted the 4-week-old baby on Saturday afternoon while they were returning... Read more
JOHESU Threatens Strike, Vows To Shut Down Hospitals
There are strong indications that activities in government hospitals may shut down if the Federal Government fails to meet the demands of the Joint Health Sector Unions and Assembly of Health Care Professionals. This is coming as the strike embarked upon by the National Association of Resident Doctors enters... Read more
Diarrhea Claims Three Lives In Kebbi
Three persons have been confirmed dead from an outbreak of diarrhea in Kardi village in Birnin Kebbi Local Government area of Kebbi State. The Community Health Officer at the Primary Health Center in the area, Abdul Karin Abubakar, said the three deaths were out of 160 patients on admission... Read more
Dealing With Rampaging Diabetes
Diabetes, described by the World Health Organisation as an important cause of premature death and disability, is mushrooming in Nigeria, but without the knowledge of many sufferers.  A recent claim that over 50 per cent of diabetics do not know their status should be a cause for grave concern... Read more
How Suicide bombing victims lie on Maiduguri hospital floor
Suicide bombing victims lie on the floor of a Maiduguri hospital, awaiting treatment. AFP photo Victims of suicide bombing of Tuesday, August 15, had no reprieve, despite their pains, as they could not find bed space in the overcrowded Maiduguri hospital where they had been rushed to. Rescuers simply... Read more
Cardiologist raises the alarm on hypertension in youths
The Chief Medical Director of the Lagos Executive Cardiovascular Clinic (LECC), Dr. Folasade Alli, has raised the alarm over the rate at which Nigerians are dropping dead in their prime as a result of heart-related problems. Dr. Alli disclosed that the problem is rampant among the youths in their... Read more
BEWARE: LUTH disowns fake recruitment website
The Chief Medical Director of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Prof. Chris Bode, yesterday raised the alarm on a fake recruitment platform for doctors. He said the management of the hospital is asking the Inspector-General of Police to assist it in fishing out the culprits. Prof. Bode, who... Read more
Kate Henshaw, friends return N8m raised for sick boy to donors
 Nollywood actress, Kate Henshaw, says she and her friends have made arrangement to return the funds raised for Michael Alvez, a two-year-old boy born with an ulcerous growth in the face. Henshaw added that she had asked Nigerians to stop paying into an account opened for the victim’s treatment,... Read more