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Arjen Robben will not play again in 2018 due to concerns about aggravating a thigh injury, Bayern Munich head coach Niko Kovac has confirmed.

Arjen Robben ruled out until 2019 as Bayern Munich seek to avoid serious injury

Arjen Robben will not play again in 2018 due to concerns about aggravating a thigh injury, Bayern Munich head coach Niko Kovac has confirmed.
As Venezuela’s hyperinflation and chronic medicine shortages leave HIV patients with little hope of obtaining antiretroviral drugs, many are now relying on leaves of tropical tree known as guasimo.

Venezuela HIV patients rely on herbal remedy due to antiretroviral shortage

As Venezuela’s hyperinflation and chronic medicine shortages leave HIV patients with little hope of obtaining antiretroviral drugs, many are now relying on leaves of tropical tree known as guasimo.
National Hospital, Abuja, on Thursday, inaugurated an executive wing to cater for the health needs of Very Important Personalities (VIPs)

National Hospital inaugurates executive wing

National Hospital, Abuja, on Thursday, inaugurated an executive wing to cater for the health needs of Very Important Personalities (VIPs).
Emergency personnel treating victims after a stampede at a nightclub in Corinaldo, Italy, in which six people died. AFP-Getty Images

Teenagers die after stampede at nightclub in Italy

At least six people, including five teenagers, have died and about 120 were injured in a stampede when panic broke out during a rap concert at a packed nightclub in Italy.
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Pep Guardiola could be without Sergio Aguero for Watford clash

Pep Guardiola admits Sergio Aguero is a doubt for Manchester City’s Premier League trip to Watford on Tuesday because of a muscle problem.

LUTH: Why we cannot pay resident doctors’ salaries

As resident doctors at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba, Lagos, on Thursday embarked on indefinite strike, the hospital management said shortfall in its allocation led to nonpayment of the doctors’ salaries.

Gabon’s ailing Ali Bongo to fly to Rabat Wednesday – wife

Gabon's Ali Bongo, who has spent a month in treatment at a Saudi hospital, will on Wednesday be transferred to Rabat to continue his recovery, his wife said on Tuesday.

Three doctors sued for helping 38-year-old mental patient to die

Three doctors will face a criminal trial in Belgium accused of failing to comply with the legal conditions for euthanasia, the first such case since it was decriminalised in 2002.

NMA wants harmony among nurses, medical doctors

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has called for harmonious and cordial working relationship between doctors and nurses in order to deliver the best standard of care to patients.

Muhammadu Buhari ‘the dead’ and his body double

The notorious rumour in circulation on Nigerian streets sounds every bit like a citation from a James Hadley Chase. Chase had a pleasant notoriety with his crime fiction novels that hold you spellbound. With a gloating slide to it, the rumour is trending, with celebrated gusto, about the “death” of the man Nigerians elected into office in May, 2015.

Expert: Nigeria needs 155,000 additional doctors

Nigeria needs additional 155,000 doctors at the ratio of one doctor to 1000 people to achieve the Universal Health Coverage (UHC), Prof. Usman Ahmed, Provost, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Federal University Dutse has said.

Expert: 1 out of 9 men prone to prostate cancer

Dr Yunusa Nda, a medical practitioner, says that one out of every nine men are prone to prostate cancer, therefore, they should always go for early diagnosis and treatment.
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Heat could make Tokyo 2020 Olympic marathon ‘deadly’ – doctors

A group of Japanese doctors on Wednesday urged Olympic organisers to start the Tokyo 2020 marathon as early as 5:30am, saying failure to do so could “lead to deaths” from heatstroke.

Doctors separate conjoined twins in Abuja hospital

A team of Nigerian doctors has successfully separated a set of conjoined twins at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital Gwagwalada.

Kogi health sector faces crisis as 79 medical doctors resign

There is imminent crisis in Kogi State health sector as 79 medical doctors in the employ of the state government have so far resigned their appointment.

Eunice Ortom condemns rape of young girls in Benue

Wife of Benue State Governor, Dr. (Mrs.) Eunice Ortom, has urged FIDA and other concerned agencies to ensure they get justice for Elizabeth Ochanya Ogbaje, the 13-year-old girl who died recently from complications resulting from alleged sexual violation by her uncle, Mr. Andrew Ogbuja and his son.

NGO wants infrastructure development to end foreign medical tourism

A Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Medicaid Cancer Foundation, has urged government at all level to increase development in the health sector to reduce foreign medical tourism.
Caroline Wozniacki

Caroline Wozniacki diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis

The 28-year-old reigning Australian Open champion revealed the news after the conclusion of her WTA season, which ended with a 5-7, 7-5 6-3 loss to No.7 Elina Svitolina in the final round of group play at the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global.

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Villarreal coach Luis Garcia heaps praises on Samuel Chukwueze

New coach of Villarreal, Luis Garcia, has heaped praises on rave of the moment Samuel Chukwueze after his goal in Friday’s Europa League 2-0 win over Spartak Moscow.

Osita Okechukwu: Ibrahim Babangida has vindicated Muhammadu Buhari’s supporters

Osita Okechukwu, the director general of the Voice of Nigeria (VON), has saluted Ibrahim Babangida, former military president, for vindicating disciples of President Muhammadu Buhari on his laudable achievements since assumption of office in May 2015.
Gary Neville has praised the job Mauricio Pochettino has done at Tottenham given the difficulties he has had to put up with this season and says the club must do everything they can to keep him.

Mauricio Pochettino: I want to kill racism

Mauricio Pochettino has branded racism "the worst thing in the world" ahead of Tottenham's midweek Carabao Cup visit to Arsenal.
Zalmay Khalilzad held three days of talks with the Taliban in Qatar in November [US embassy via Reuters]

Taliban to meet US officials in UAE – spokesperson

The Taliban have said they are holding a meeting on Monday with US officials, in the latest attempt to bring a negotiated end to Afghanistan's 17-year war.
Leon Balogun has described Brighton and Hove Albion's 2-1 defeat to Chelsea in Sunday's Premier League outing as early Christmas gifts for the visitors.

Leon Balogun: Brighton gave Chelsea ‘two early Christmas presents’

Leon Balogun has described Brighton and Hove Albion's 2-1 defeat to Chelsea in Sunday's Premier League outing as early Christmas gifts for the visitors.