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Medical doctor counsels hypertensive patients on things to avoid

A medical doctor, Adekunle Adedeji, on Thursday warned that excess consumption of tobacco, alcohol, sugar, salt and sauce could increase blood pressure, a condition known as hypertension.

Ibinabo Fiberesima: Nigerian entertainers care less about their health

Nollywood actress, Ibinabo Fiberesima, has said it is worrisome that Nigerian entertainers give little or no attention to their health.
Eye Examination

Expert seeks government, stakeholders’ collaboration to battle glaucoma

The Nigerian Optometric Association (NOA) has called for collaboration among the government, optometrists, ophthalmologists and other eye care providers to address glaucoma burden in Nigeria.
Fresh Jute (Ewedu) Leaves

Expert: Jute leaves can lower cholesterol, stabilise blood pressure

Adewale Samson, a food scientist, says jute leaves popular locally known as “ewedu’’ is suitable to stabilise blood pressure, to lower cholesterol and other diseases affecting humans.
Coalition of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) has urged the Federal and State Governments to prioritise preventive measures against diseases and infections rather than curative.

NGOs want govt to prioritise preventive healthcare

Coalition of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) has urged the Federal and State Governments to prioritise preventive measures against diseases and infections rather than curative.

Shell offers free healthcare to 610,000 in Niger-Delta

The Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) says no fewer than 610,000 people in Niger Delta have so far benefitted from its free health interventions in the past eight years.

Scientists: Best combo drugs to prevent heart attack, sudden death

Researchers from the William Harvey Research Institute at Queen Mary University London in the United Kingdom have made public the results of a large long-term study that looked at the efficiency of different treatments in keeping cardiovascular disease and heart attack at bay.

142 police personnel undertake check-up in Enugu

No fewer than 142 police personnel in Enugu took part in check-up to ascertain their health status as they carry out their duties and prepare for retirement.

Cardiologist: HBP, salt, sugar increases heart damage risk

A Consultant Cardiologist, Prof. Janet Ajuluchukwu, has warned that High Blood Pressure, high salt diet and increase in blood sugar are major risk factors for heart damage.
Former Argentina forward Diego Maradona (C) celebrates the opening goal during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group D football match between Nigeria and Argentina at the Saint Petersburg Stadium in Saint Petersburg on June 26, 2018. AFP | Giuseppe CACACE

Angry Diego Maradona offers reward over ‘death’ report

Diego Maradona has offered a $10,000 reward to identify the source of reports he had died after Argentina's World Cup match against Nigeria, his lawyer said Thursday.
Former Argentina forward Diego Maradona (C) celebrates the opening goal during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group D football match between Nigeria and Argentina at the Saint Petersburg Stadium in Saint Petersburg on June 26, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Giuseppe CACACE /

Concern over Maradona after health scare in Argentina thriller

Diego Maradona roared and gesticulated through every anguished second of Argentina’s roller coaster World Cup victory over Nigeria on Tuesday before triggering alarm with a health scare after the final whistle.

Physician: Regular exercise controls blood pressure, reduces emotional stress

A Consultant Physician in Nasarawa State, Dr Oluwabunmi Ogungbemi, has underscored the need for regular exercise to reduce blood pressure, emotional stress and enhance psychological well-being.

Heart Disease: Why men face greater risk after 40 – cardiologist

Men have more heart problems than women with death rates doubling after age 40, Janet Ajuluchukwu, a professor of cardiology at the College of Medicine, Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba has said.

World Hypertension Day: Doctors advise Nigerians on disease, prevention, treatment

Some medical experts have identified hypertension as the most common non-communicable disease in Nigeria and called for more awareness of the need for checkups, healthy diet and lifestyle to guard against it.

Recruitment: IGP Ibrahim Idris tasks officers on professionalism

The Force PRO, ACP Jimoh Moshood, who stated this in a press statement, noted that “For the first time, successful candidates, after the physical screening, will undergo a written aptitude test to be conducted by Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) to ensure transparency and get the best out of the candidates.

Police arrests fake medical doctor

Lagos State Police Command has warned Lagosians to be careful where they go for medical attention.

Expert stresses need to prevent hypertension

Ogugua Osi-Ogbu, a consultant physician geriatrician at the National Hospital Abuja, has admonished Nigerians to know their blood pressure in order to manage and prevent hypertension.

NGO screens 298,663 persons for cancer ailments

A non-governmental organisation, Lift Above Poverty Organizations (LAPO), has screened 298,663 people for cancer ailments under its LAPO Community Campaign for Cancer Control (LAPO-C4) in Nigeria.

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