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New bladder cancer drug in US costs $22,000

Johnson & Johnson’s drug Balversa won U.S. approval as the first targeted therapy for advanced bladder cancer, the Food and Drug Administration announced on...

We’re losing N400bn annually on medical tourism abroad – Buhari

Buhari
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has decried the trend of Nigerians seeking medical treatment outside Nigeria, saying Nigerians must learn to stay back in the country and have themselves treated of any ailment.

World Kidney Day: Go for regular screening, Experts advise nigerians

Dr Ade Faponle, a Neurologist with the Department of Medicine, Renal Care Centre, University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH), has advised Nigerians to get...

Key dates in discovery of AIDS, first victims in the world

Aids
AIDS emerged as a mysterious disease in the 1980s to spread across the world and claim millions of lives. For only the second time a patient has now been found in long-term remission -- and most likely cured -- from HIV, the virus that causes the disease.

88 doctors quit Kogi civil service – NMA

The Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) has called on Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi to reverse the ‘current internal drift’ of doctors and other healthcare workers in the state.

JOHESU begs FG for payment of 2 months salary

The Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) has appealed to the Federal Government to pay its members April and May salary in line with their agreement to suspend their strike.

Blood donation lowers calories, improves body fitness

Blood sample
The Blood Safety Programme Manager, Institute of Human Virology, Nigerians (IHVN), Mr Abdullahi Abubakar, says regular blood donation improves body fitness and lowers calories.

Erectile dysfunction linked to increased risk for heart disease: study

sex
Erectile dysfunction (ED) is linked to greater cardiovascular risk, regardless of other risk factors like cholesterol, smoking and high blood pressure, according to new research published on Monday in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation.

Breaking: Customs seized 35 containers of tramadol but handed only 9...

National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) office
The Director General, National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Prof. Moji Adeyeye, has said that the Nigerian Customs seized not fewer than 35 containers of tramadol at various ports in the country but has, however, handed only nine containers to the agency.

Abia govt introduces safe meat-handling policy

Abia state Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu
The Abia State Government says it has approved a new policy that is aimed at promoting safe meat handling in the state.