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Arthritis Patients Taking Painkillers Have Higher Chance of Developing Heart Failure

On 19/Jun/2018 / In Medical News

Millions of osteoarthritis patients are a nearly quarter more likely to develop heart disease because of their painkillers, a study suggests.Evidence already exists that shows a link between non-steroidal anti-inflamma[...]

100,000 Children Lack Access to Polio Vaccines — Minister

On 19/Jun/2018 / In Medical News

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, says the number of children who lack access to polio vaccines has dropped to about 100,000.   Adewole said this while fielding questions from reporters at the annua[...]

One Doctor Dies in Kogi, 3 Nurses Slump Over Unpaid Salaries

On 19/Jun/2018 / In Medical News

It was a dark Monday at the Kogi State Specialist Hospital Lokoja as the Head of Department of Internal Medicine, Dr Chukwudibe Rosemary suddenly died over alleged unpaid salaries.   This is also as another do[...]

10 Dead as Cholera Hits Niger State

On 19/Jun/2018 / In Medical News

The Secretary of the Bida Local Government Area in Niger State, Suleiman Sheshi, confirmed on Monday that 10 persons have died in the cholera outbreak in the area.   According to him, 60 cases have been report[...]

WHO Declares Video Game Addiction a ‘Mental Disorder’

On 19/Jun/2018 / In Medical News

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has tagged compulsive video gaming as a mental health condition.   The UN health agency, in its updated classification manual realeased on Monday, said video game addiction[...]

Humans Near Regrowing Limbs

On 19/Jun/2018 / In Medical News

* Gene therapy raises hope of paralysed people moving again   The dream of regrowing human body parts could become a reality after a major scientific breakthrough.A stem cell has been identified which causes a[...]

Sincerity of Purpose, Political will Panacea to Drug Abuse — YAKASAI

On 19/Jun/2018 / In Medical News

The President of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, PSN, Pharm. Ahmed Yakasai has identified sincerity of purpose, political will and proper funding of drug regulatory agencies as major strategies to check drug abu[...]

HFN Seeks Collaboration, Partnership with Public Health Sector

On 19/Jun/2018 / In Medical News

To unlock the potential of the health sector in Nigeria, Health Federation of Nigeria, HFN, has called for a strategic partnership with the public health sector in order to get optimal service delivery in Nigeria. [...]

Mental Health: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in Teens

On 18/Jun/2018 / In Medical News

What is teenage ADHD? Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common chronic disorders affecting school-age children. Current research indicates prevalence rates of 3%-5% with males being d[...]

How Much Exercise Helps the Aging Brain?

On 18/Jun/2018 / In Medical News

It's well-known that exercise benefits the brain as well as the heart and muscles, but new research pinpoints just how much -- and what types -- of exercise may promote thinking skills as you age.   Review[...]

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