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Igbobi Workers Appeal Against Dismissal

On 21/Aug/2013 / In Medical News

Sixteen dismissed members of staff of the National Orthopaedic Hospital, Igbobi, Lagos have appealed to the management of the hospital to reconsider their dismissal from work.   The sacking of the workers took[...]

Malaria Vaccine: Another Breakthrough From Abroad

On 21/Aug/2013 / In Medical News

The development of another malaria vaccine by US scientists calls to question efforts being made by Nigerian stakeholders, writes BUKOLA ADEBAYO   A group of scientists from the Vaccine Research Centre at the[...]

Experts Storm Enugu For African Health

On 21/Aug/2013 / In Medical News

  Issues bothering on early marriage, health-related challenges, abortion among others would be the central focus in Enugu next week Thursday as health experts including stakeholders in the health sector from ac[...]

Covidien Recalls Some Prefill Flush Syringes

On 21/Aug/2013 / In Medical News

  Medical device maker Covidien Plc said it was recalling 14 lots of its Monoject prefill flush syringes sold in the United States and Bermuda as they contained non-sterilized water which could cause life-threat[...]

WHO: Worlds Top 10 Causes of Death

On 20/Aug/2013 / In Medical News

  Q: How many people die every year?   In 2011, an estimated 55 million people died worldwide.   Q: What kills more people: infectious diseases or noncommunicable diseases?   Noncommun[...]

‘Five Million Adults Take Tobacco’

On 20/Aug/2013 / In Medical News

No fewer than 5.6 million Nigerians use tobacco products, the Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS) report for last year has shown.   The World Health Organisation (WHO) in its last year’s Facts on tobacco[...]

NACA Steps Up Campaign On Behavioural Change

On 20/Aug/2013 / In Medical News

AS the National AIDS Control Agency, NACA, steps up its HIV/AIDS behavioural change campaign with the development of a comprehensive communication plan,  a media team  has been inaugurated to ensure that Nige[...]

Chinese, African Leaders Collaborate On Health

On 20/Aug/2013 / In Medical News

African and Chinese health ministers and  officials have mapped out new strategies to support Africa’s long-term health progress and shape the future of China-Africa health cooperation. At the first-ever Min[...]

Malpractice: Lagos Doctors Promote Patients’ Rights

On 20/Aug/2013 / In Medical News

SUCCOUR has come the way of patients who may have suffered unduly in the hands of Nigerian medical professionals  at one time or the other  as medical doctors under the auspices of the Lagos State branch of t[...]

Lagos Arrests Butchers Selling Tuberculosis Infected Beef

On 19/Aug/2013 / In Medical News

  THE Lagos State government, yesterday, arrested three butchers selling tuberculosis infected beef, even as it clamped down on three illegal slaughter slabs in the state.   The butchers were arrested a[...]

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