Plight of medical professors fuelling exodus of young professionals, says expert

Managing Director of Save A Life Mission Hospital, Dr. Richard Okoye, has said continued lack of motivation for medical professionals fuels exodus of health specialists to foreign countries. A recent report has it that 35,000 health professionals, mostly doctors, have left Nigeria for United Kingdom and United States of America as preferred destinations. Okoye, who […]

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Excessive fast can damage kidney, says NAFDAC

The Director-General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, Prof Mojisola Adeyeye, has said that excessive fast can lead to kidney problems. Adeyeye who said this on Monday while fielding questions from journalists in Abuja noted that using substandard, unwholesome products can also lead to kidney failure and death. Kidney failure […]

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Lassa fever: Edo, Ondo, Bauchi states account for 84% of cases, says NCDC

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (NCDC) has said that Edo, Ondo, and Bauchi states account for 84 per cent of Lassa fever infection in the country. Its Director-General, Dr Ifedayo Adetifa, said this in an Interview on Sunday in Abuja. Adetifa said that between Jan. 2 and Jan. 15, the country recorded […]

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‘Japa’ syndrome: We are being overstretched – Doctors lament

The Paediatric Association of Nigeria (PAN) says the nation is losing its medical personnel to better-organised global settings, leaving the remaining healthcare workers in government-owned hospitals to be overstretched. PAN National President, Dr Olufemi Ogunrinde, said this at the opening ceremony of the association’s four-day annual general meeting and scientific conference on Thursday in Akure. […]

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US hospital names Dora Akunyili’s daughter Chief Medical Officer

Ijeoma, the daughter of the late Professor Dora Akunyili, has been named the Chief Medical Officer of the Jersey City Medical Center, an RWJ Barnabas Health facility, in the United States of America. In a statement released on the official website of the centre, Dr. Akunyili is the first African American medical professional to serve […]

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Pneumonia: Early detection, treatment is important

Dr. Oluwafemi Ojo is a consultant physician/pulmonologist at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, (LASUTH), Ikeja, Lagos. He spoke to Paul Adunwoke on World Pneumonia Day (WPD) theme, ‘Championing The Fight Against Pneumonia,’ which aims at creating awareness about the ailment and also to make policymakers do the needful. What message is this year’s WPD […]

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Suspected cholera takes 20 lives in Cross River community

Twenty persons may have lost their lives to suspected cholera outbreak in Ekeureku community in Abi Local Government Area of Cross River. The suspected outbreak has reportedly affected 10 villages in Ekeureku community beginning from Thursday. Dr Iwara Iwara, Permanent Secretary at the Cross River Ministry of Health confirmed the outbreak but said he could […]

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