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WHO calls for the phase out of mercury fever thermometers and blood pressure measuring devices by 2020

On 16/Oct/2013

  Mercury-Free Healthcare by 2020 initiative aims to end mercury exposure from medical measuring devices Note for media   WHO and Health Care without Harm have joined forces to launch a new initiative[...]

UCH Performs 1st Open Heart Surgery

On 16/Oct/2013

The first open heart surgery in a teaching hospital in Nigeria has been successfully carried out at the University College Hospital, UCH, Ibadan, Oyo State. The feat was carried out by surgeons at the UCH in conjunct[...]

Early Sex Linked to Cervical Cancer — MWAN

On 16/Oct/2013

President, Medical Women Association of Nigeria, Dr. Valerie Obot, has said that early sex and other unhealthy sexual habits make women prone to having cervical cancer. She said this in Uyo on Monday during a press c[...]

Group Blames Fear For Increasing Breast Cancer

On 16/Oct/2013

The founder and Chief Executive Officer of Pink Pearl, Mrs. Orode Ryan-Okpu, has said that women refuse to do breast cancer screening because of the fear that the test might be positive. “This has subsequently[...]

45th Annual conference of the Association of Radiographers of Nigeria

On 15/Oct/2013

The 2013 Annual conference, the 45th in the series, will showcase novel papers,highly researched scientific papers in Radiography Education and its challenges. It is one in the series of CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVEL[...]

Inaccurate Diagnosis Worries N’Assembly, Science Council

On 15/Oct/2013

The National Assembly and the Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria have expressed concern over inaccurate diagnosis by laboratories, which they said had been a major cause of deaths in the country. The Natio[...]

Soehpon 2013 Annual Conference

On 15/Oct/2013

SOCIETY OF OCCUPATIONAL & ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH PHYSICIANS OF NIGERIA (SOEHPON) Formerly Society of Occupational Health Physicians of Nigeria National Secretariat: c/o Health Services Manager's office (OKLNG[...]

Discovery on cell growth could target cancer

On 15/Oct/2013

The way cells divide to form new cells – to support growth, to repair damaged tissues, or simply to maintain our healthy adult functioning — is controlled in previously unsuspected ways UC San Francisco res[...]

For Dialysis Patients, It Was a Honey of An Idea

On 13/Oct/2013

  Patients with kidney failure who are undergoing dialysis sometimes develop infections at the site where a catheter enters the body. These infections are most often treated with antibiotics, but recently "[...]

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