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Developing Innovative Approach to Reduce Maternal Mortality

On 18/Apr/2019 / In Medical News

Despite several interventions to reduce Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR), Nigeria still contributes ten percent of global burden of maternal deaths.   According to National Demographic and Health Survey (NDHS), t[...]

‘Why UNTH Slashed Cost of Open Heart Surgeries’

On 18/Apr/2019 / In Medical News

The Chief Medical Director (CMD) of the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH), Dr. Chris Amah, has said that he does not regret investing in the open heart project.   In fact, he said, his greatest jo[...]

Shalina Mulls Local Manufacturing Plant to Ensure Access to Cheap, Quality Drugs

On 18/Apr/2019 / In Medical News

As part of its investment in the Nigerian health sector, Shalina Healthcare Limited has announced plans to set up a drug manufacturing plant in the country to ensure people have access to affordable quality drugs in Af[...]

Researchers Move to Unveil Complete Protection against Malaria

On 18/Apr/2019 / In Medical News

Ahead of the World Malaria Day (WMD) holding next Thursday, researchers are to begin the first large field trial in West Africa of a malaria vaccine that offers complete protection against the disease.   Accor[...]

FG Mulls Specialised Surgery Centres to Check Medical Tourism

On 18/Apr/2019 / In Medical News

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Folorunso Adewole, yesterday said the Federal Government was mulling establishment of specialised centres to handle cardiovascular and thoracic surgeries in a bid to check medical to[...]

Imo Doctors Embark on Strike

On 18/Apr/2019 / In Medical News

Doctors in Imo State yesterday embarked on an indefinite strike action. The state chairman of the Nigeria Medical Association, Dr  Kyrian Duruewuru, told journalists in Owerri, that while their colleagues in other[...]

Research: Novel 5-minute Workout Improves Blood Pressure, May Boost Brain Function

On 17/Apr/2019 / In Medical News

Could working out five minutes a day, without lifting a single weight or jogging a single step, reduce your heart attack risk, help you think more clearly and boost your sports performance?   Preliminary resul[...]

Scientists Create Decoy Molecules That Can Kill Tumours

On 17/Apr/2019 / In Medical News

Scientists have created 'decoy' molecules that can kill tumours by tricking them. The molecules attract proteins in cancer cells that would otherwise stick to other substances that help them thrive. Tests on mi[...]

Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate Announcement

On 17/Apr/2019 / In Medical News

The Executive Secretary, PTAD wishes to announce the commencement of the first phase of the Parastatal Pensioner Verification Exercise for pensioners and Next of Kin (NoK) of all federally funded Parastatals, Agencies[...]

Dan-Fulani: Health Insurance Scheme Will Minimise Catastrophic Expenses

On 17/Apr/2019 / In Medical News

The Programme Manager, Federal Capital Territory’s Health Insurance Scheme, Dr Ahmed Dan-Fulani in this interview with Ebere Nwoji, at the recent second World Health Organisation’s Africa Regional Office He[...]

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