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We didn’t deny accident victims treatment in Jos – Air force

Nigerian Air Force
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) said that a post on Twitter alleging that it refused medical attention to two accident victims rushed to its hospital in Jos was “gross misrepresentation of facts.’’ NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, denied the report in a Friday statement in Abuja. Daramola added that the post alleged that the victims,...

Physical Inactivity: WHO Predicts Future Health Tragedy In Adolescents

According to the WHO study published on Friday in the Lancet Child and Adolescent Health Journal, over 80 percent of adolescents are putting their present and health at risk by not constantly being physically active.

Anambra to establish trauma centre to improve survival rate of accident victims

Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano
Dr. Vincent Okpala, Anambra State Commissioner for Health, says the government will establish a trauma centre to improve the survival rate of accident victims in the state. Okpala made this disclosure on Tuesday, during the Budget Defense of the Ministry of Health, before the Assembly House Committee on Health in Awka. He said that it was important to establish the trauma...

Hospital environment must be safe, secured for smooth operations – UCH boss

UCH Ibadan
The Chief Medical Director, University College Hospital (UCH) Ibadan, Prof. Jesse Otegbayo, says that smooth running of a hospital would be impossible without assuring the safety and security of patients, staff and visitors. Otegbayo stated this at the end of a two-day training workshop for the institution's security personnel on Wednesday in Ibadan. According to him, the training was a necessary step...

Heavy Load, Improper Lifting Can Cause Back, Neck Pain – Safety Expert Warns

WSO Nigeria
The Deputy Director, World Safety Organisation (WSO) Nigeria Office, Dr Okunola Olusola, has warned against carrying of heavy loads and improper lifting of objects. According to the safety expert, carrying of heavy loads can overstrain neck and joint ligaments at old age and improper lifting of objects can strain the spine. Olusola gave the warning in a chat with News Agency...

Unhygienic practices: NAFDAC suspends production in 17 sachet water companies in Kaduna

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) on Thursday stopped the production of 17 sachet water companies in Kaduna over various offences.

Study shows global warming increases stroke risk

A study has found that global warming increases the risk of stroke among 50-year-old people and older ones, the Hebrew newspaper Israel Hayom reported on Friday. Stroke occurs when there is a sudden disruption in the blood supply to the brain tissue, causing permanent nerve injury, complications, and death. According to the World Stroke Organisation, 15 million people worldwide suffer from...

Solutions To Mouth Odour You Never Knew

Bad breaths are one of the worst nightmares any person could encounter. Imagine sitting beside a person with a smelly mouth and having to endure him/her speaking to you while you constantly have to shift your nose away from the intangible disaster. Even if you....

Cancer: Signs & Prevention Tips

Although the earliest known descriptions of cancer appear in many ancient Egyptian medical texts, over time, the dreaded disease has taken a devastating turn with WebMD stating that there are over 100 types of cancer. It has now become important that persons are well aware of the signs of possible cancer in the body before it reaches advanced stages. In addition,...

Expert lists heart attack prevention, others as benefits of blood donation

She therefore urged members of the public to cashing on these many health benefits by donating blood.