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Ministry Calls For Safety After Killer Animal Disease Rocks Niger

The World Organization for Animal Health have also been notified about the outbreak of the disease.   

Global tobacco use declines by 60m people – WHO

World Health Organisation (WHO) says overall global tobacco use reduced from 1.397 billion in 2000 to 1.337 billion in 2018 or by approximately 60 million people. The world body disclosed this in a statement released on Thursday in Geneva on Global Trends in Prevalence of Tobacco Use 2000-2025 Third Edition, posted on its website. The report covers the use of cigarettes,...

2.3bn people overweight globally – WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says no fewer than 2.3 billion children and adults are overweight, while more than 150 million children are stunted globally. The WHO disclosed this in a statement released on Monday in Geneva, on four-paper report published on Double Burden of Malnutrition in The Lancet Medical Journal. According to the report, the twin presence of obesity and...

Shell takes free eyecare services to host community in Bayelsa

Shell medical team. SAFETY RECORD
Hundreds of residents of Gbarantoru in Yenagoa Local Government Area (LGA) of Bayelsa on Wednesday received free eyecare services sponsored by Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC). More than 300 people have so far received consultations from eye care specialists and got prescriptions. The eye care team comprising of Ophthalmologists and eye care support team prepared prescribed glasses and dispensed eye drops...

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.

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.

Wellness expert explains how to reduce stress

Dr Uganze Eke
A Wellness expert, Dr Uganze Eke, has advised individuals to make choices that will help them reduce the daily stress associated with traffic jam, work-life balance and living a healthy lifestyle.

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,...

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...

West Africa: “Tramadol seizures increased to 170 tonnes in 2017”

Seizures of Tramadol drug increased ten-fold from 17 tonnes in 2014 to 170 tonnes in 2017 in West Africa, according to West African Epidemiology Network on Drug Use (WENDU) Report (2014 – 2017). Tramadol is a unique prescription drug used to treat moderate to moderately severe pain, but abused by people, especially youths, to achieve mostly negative goals, causing grave...