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NAFDAC warns: Beware of the ‘Ponmo’ you buy

Animal hides, popularly known as ‘Ponmo’
The Management of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has alerted the public, especially consumers of animal hides, popularly known as ‘Ponmo’ in local parlance on the activities of some unscrupulous business men and traders who are selling industrial animal hides as food article.

Breaking: 71% Nigerians have no Malaria parasite antigen, wasting money on...

A new study has unraveled new findings about Malaria treatment in Nigeria, noting that 71.49% of people who go to drug stores to buy anti-malarial medicines for self-medication are only wasting their money as they had no Malaria parasite antigen in their blood stream, though unaware of it.

How over 13m Nigerians battle with malaria annually

Malam Umar Aminu-Imam, President, Environmental Health Officers Association of Nigeria (EHOAN), has said that 13,687,500 Nigerians battled with malaria annually.

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.