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10,000 Nigerians die of cancer annually – Minister

Nigeria's Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, on Friday in Abuja said 10,000 people die annually due to agony and lack of basic equipment for...

Surgery death rates in Africa double global average – study

The risk of dying from scheduled surgery in Africa is more than double the global average, researchers said this week, in a study shedding...

54 babies born HIV positive in Nasarawa

The Executive Director of Nasarawa State Aids Control Agency (NASACA), Dr Zakari Umar, has revealed that 54 babies delivered between January and September in...

Bauchi records 507 cases of measles says WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Monday said 507 suspected cases of measles were reported from the 20 local government areas of Bauchi State...

Research links marijuana users to higher intercourse rate

Where there is smoke, there tends to be fire, say medical researchers who found frequent marijuana users have about 20 per cent more sex...

Expert says cervical cancer cases could hit 15m by 2020

Dr Francis Ajang, A consultant gynaecologist with the Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH) has warned that global new cervical cancer cases could reach an...

Nigeria recalls 2.4m bottles of codeine-laced cough syrup

The Ministry of Health in Nigeria has recalled 2.4 million bottles of cough syrup containing codeine after a recent audit of the substance carried...

Dangerous drug worth N4.1bn destroyed in Kano

The Kano State Government, on Monday, said it had destroyed illicit drugs worth N4.1 billion confiscated in the state in 2017 alone. Governor of Kano...

Nigeria confirms new monkeypox cases

The Nigerian government has confirmed six additional cases of monkeypox. The cases are amongst those sent to the World Health Organisation’s laboratory in Dakar, Senegal,...

Air pollution kills 7 million people annually, WHO reports

Toxic levels of pollution leads annually to the early death of an estimated seven million people, according to a new World Health Organization (WHO)...

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Buhari’s son survives motorcycle accident

President Muhammadu Buhari’s son Yusuf survived a fatal bike accident which occurred last night around Gwarimpa area in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja in...

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