Kano throat ailment, diphtheria infection, kills 25

An outbreak of diphtheria infection in Kano State since last week Friday has, as of Thursday, claimed not less than 25 lives, The PUNCH reports. Our correspondent learnt that the child killer disease, first recorded in the state in late 2022 is being treated as an outbreak at the Murtala Muhammed Specialist Hospital and Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital in Kano. According to medical experts, diphtheria infection is a serious infection of the nose and throat, which is easily preventable by vaccines. The signs and symptoms of diphtheria, according to the experts, may include, sore throat, hoarseness, swollen glands (enlarged lymph

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Medical Doctor Accused Of Dragging Woman To Shrine Over Unpaid Bill

A medical doctor, Walter Igbokwe, has been accused of dragging a woman named Chukwuka to Omaliko Idemili deity over an unpaid hospital bill of N600,000 in Anambra State. According to Tribune on Wednesday, the hospital bill was for the woman's late mother, who died after being discharged from Dr Igbokwe's hospital. The woman, who is a teacher claimed that she signed an agreement with the doctor under duress in order to be able to take her mother to another hospital for further treatment. The woman said, "Since then he has been WhatsApping me, threatening my life that I will die

Ondo extends maternity leave for civil servants

The Ondo State Government on Wednesday extended the maternity leave period for its female workers from the earlier three months to six months. The government said the move was to build a society where children that were being raised had all things required in terms of maternal care, which should be exclusive in the first six months. The state Head of Service, Pastor Kayode Ogundele, disclosed this while receiving members of the Federation of Women Lawyers, Ondo State Chapter, in his office in Akure, the state capital. Ogundele explained that, “Apart from adequate care mothers would be able to give

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Atiku, Saraki visit victims of accident involving PDP supporters in Plateau

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP, Atiku Abubakar, on Sunday, visited the University Teaching Hospital, Jos, to see the victims of the unfortunate road traffic accident involving PDP supporters in Plateau State. This was disclosed on Facebook by the former Senate President of Nigeria, Dr. Bukola Saraki, who accompanied Atiku to the Hospital. Starnews Nigeria reports that several supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party in Plateau State lost their lives over the weekend (Saturday) following a road accident in the Mangu Local Government Area of the state. It was learnt that the supporters were returning to Jos

Why okro soup is not good for pregnant women – Physicians

Health experts have dispelled the notion that eating okra or drinking okra water, especially in the last trimester of pregnancy could make labour and delivery easier for a woman. According to the experts, the notion that okra can help a woman have an easy birth is a myth as there has not been any documented scientific evidence of its benefits to childbirth. Speaking with PUNCH HealthWise in separate exclusive interviews, the experts, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Dr. Stanley Egbogu and registered nutritionist, Mrs. Yemisi Solanke-Lawal said it is a false belief that okra can make labour easy. Okra is, however,

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How malaria parasite can be eradicated – UNIMED

A professor of Cellular and Molecular Parasitology, Roseangela Nwuba, has identified persistence, and good intelligence information as ways to eradicate the malaria parasite in society. The don, made this known at the third inaugural lecture of the University of Medical Sciences, Ondo State, titled, ‘Beating parasites at their game.” She added that beating the malaria parasites at their game should not be a mirage, saying with persistent efforts from the scientists and researchers, success would be achieved. Nwuba said, “Vaccines have been very effective in our effort to beat viruses and bacteria at their game, but I might say, it

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Quit Alcohol And Engage In Regular Sex – Medical Expert Tells Journalists

A medical expert, Dr Opeyemi Abioye, has called on journalists in Ekiti State to quit alcohol and engage in regular sex for them to be fit and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Speaking during a Health Talk to mark the 2022 NUJ Press Week in Ado Ekiti, on Wednesday, he enjoined them to engage in regular sexual intercourse with their partners. According to him, this helps the heart to regulate blood, release endorphins and burn calories. He further prescribed the “Diet Exercise Drug (DED)” which will propel them to engage in deliberate physical exercise rather than focusing on taking drugs. “Recent

12 Ways Sex Helps You Live Longer, Reduces Risk of Cancer

As more and more research is done on the subject, it’s becoming clearer that having healthy sex is essential to a healthy life. Sex can even help you to live longer. According to Dr. Irwin Goldstein, Director of Sexual Medicine at Alvarado Hospital, if you read the latest research, “you can’t conclude anything else but that it’s healthy to have sexual activity.” The research being done pinpoints a few specific — and surprising — health benefits that result from having a healthy and active sex life. Healthline examines a dozen of the most proven and interesting findings. Sex fights colds

By |November 27th, 2022|Categories: Lifestyle, News, Health|Tags: , |0 Comments

80th birthday: Pastor Adeboye to inaugurate dialysis centre at Bauchi Hospital

In commemoration of his 80th birthday, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, and his wife, Pastor Folu, will commission a dialysis centre at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Teaching Hospital, Bauchi. The inauguration of the Enoch and Folu Adeboye Dialysis Centre, ATBU, Bauchi, is to hold on Friday, February 18, 2022. One of the sons of the clerics, Leke, made this known in a Facebook post on Thursday. The centre for the treatment of kidney-related ailments was built by His Love Foundation, the charity arm of the church. The centre has dialysis machines, a

The Negative Effect Of Zobo Drink On Fertility

By Raphael Osas Zobo is a well-known beverage drink in Nigeria and many other countries. It is made from Roselle leaves, scientifically called Hibiscus sabdariffa. Zobo drink is also referred to as hibiscus tea, sour tea, or karkade. Its refreshing and delicious taste has made it a favourite in many homes. It is also a very cheap drink making it a common substitute for other beverages. Traditionally, Zobo leaf can be used to cure some ailments such as stomach upset, minor cough, fungal infections, and poor appetite. Zobo drink has a lot of health benefits but studies have also shown

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