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Hepatitis B more infectious than HIV – Expert

Bangkok’s Lelux Hospital where men go to get their manhood whitened. AFP
Dr. Bello Kumo, a consultant Gastroenterologist with Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria, says Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) is more infectious than HIV.

WMD: Nigeria expecting outcome of first antimalarial vaccine – Minister

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole
ABUJA - Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has said the federal government is expecting favourable outcome from the ongoing pilot introduction of the world's first antimalarial vaccine for partial protection of children against malaria.

Ikubese condemns Ngige over exodus of doctors’ comment

Ex Presidential Aspirant and Convener of YesWeFit Revolutionary Movement, Dr. Thomas-Wilson Ikubese
A former Presidential Aspirant and Convener of YesWeFit Revolutionary Movement, Dr. Thomas-Wilson Ikubese has condemned the Honourable Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige over his statement on Channels  Television's Sunrise Daily recently, wherein he said that he was not bothered that medical doctors are leaving Nigeria in droves. Ngige had also said that the nation has a surplus of doctors and must therefore “export” to other countries.

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.