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NGO conducts free kidney screening in Abuja

To mark the World Kidney Day (WKD), a non-governmental organisation, Omotayo Kidney Care Foundation, on Saturday held free kidney screening for Nigerians in Abuja.

Kidney disease: Why you should not take ‘Agbo’

According to the World health organisation (WHO), traditional medicine is generally available, affordable, and commonly used in large parts of Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

World Kidney Day: Expert emphasises low salt intake

As the world marks the 2019 World Kidney Day, a Consultant Nephrologist, Dr. Yemi Raji, has emphasized low salt intake to reduce risk of kidney disease.

Nigeria Prisons not taking Senator Dariye abroad for treatment – spokesman

The Nigeria Prisons Service has said it would not fly out a former Plateau State Governor, Joshua Dariye, who is reportedly suffering from kidney disease, for treatment abroad.
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NAFDAC advises Nigerians to stop using chemicals to lighten skin

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control has advised Nigerians against the use of bleaching or “skin whitening” chemicals because they could lead to cancer and kidney malfunction.

First baby born via womb transplant from dead donor

In a medical first, a mother who received a uterus transplant from a dead donor gave birth to a healthy baby, researchers reported Wednesday.

Expert cautions smokers, drug addicts on dangers of kidney cancer

Dr Ovo Samuel, a medical officer at the General Hospital Ughelli in Edo State, says smokers are liable to develop kidney cancer at age 40 and above.
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Cholera kills 42 people in Somali

No fewer than 42 people have been reported killed by cholera, acute watery diarrhea (AWD), in war-torn Somali since December 2017,

Physician says wrongly treated malaria could lead to tonsillitis

Dr Victor Fayomi, a General Medical Practitioner with a private hospital in Gwagalada, FCT, has warned that wrongly treatment malaria could lead to tonsillitis complications.
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Tina Turner reveals husband gave her kidney in secret transplant

Rock legend Tina Turner contemplated death as her kidneys failed but was given a new lease of life after her husband donated one of his own, the singer has revealed.
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Experts: Artificial ripening of fruits causes cancer, liver, kidney diseases

Medical and health experts have warned Nigerians against using chemicals to ripen fruits, saying substances like carbide are responsible for the rising cases of liver, kidney and cancer in the country.
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Experts: Ripening of fruits with ‘calcium carbide’ causes heart, kidney, liver failures

A consultant family physician, Dr Abdulrahim Abdulrashed, says the use of “Calcium Carbide’’, a chemical with carcinogenic properties, to force fruit to ripe is injurious to human health.

Urinary tract infections can cause life-threatening complications – doctors

Some medical practitioners have warned that Urinary Tract Infections could lead to potentially life-threatening complications if left untreated.
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Experts warn against consumption of fruits with yellow, green patches

Dr Grace Olasumbo, a Nutritionist, has advised Nigerians to be wary of fruits and vegetables that do not have uniform colours, especially when they appear with yellow and green patches.
Ugandan pop star-turned-lawmaker Bobi Wine, right, talks at the National Press Club, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018 in Washington, with attorney Robert Amsterdam, left. Wine says he will return to Uganda to continue his struggle on behalf “the oppressed” after allegedly being tortured by security forces. Wine, whose real name is Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, appeared to get emotional in his first news conference since arriving in the U.S. for specialized care. (Tom Sampson/Associated Press)

Bobi Wine: I am fighting for ‘the oppressed’

Ugandan pop star-turned-lawmaker Bobi Wine said on Thursday he would return to Uganda to continue his struggle on behalf of "the oppressed" after allegedly being tortured by members of the presidential guard.
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Melania Trump laments cyber bullying

US First Lady Melania Trump renewed her campaign to tackle cyber bullying Monday, as her husband lit up the internet with a stream of invective against his perceived foes.

Physician: Desist from applying bleaching creams on the skin

A medical practitioner, Dr Ayopo Adeyemi, has advised Nigerians to desist from applying bleaching creams on their skins, saying such could have negative effects on their health.

Four inmates die in Kontagora prison

One of the deceased was said to have been sentenced to death by hanging with an unconfirmed source saying: “He died a day to the day he was to be hanged.”

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Managing Director of Aero Contractors, Captain Ado Sanusi, yesterday faulted the claims that the disputed Bombardier Dash 8 Q300 jets were stolen at the Lagos airport.

NAAPE harps on safety in aviation industry

The National Association of Aircraft Pilots (NAAPE) has said that safety would not be compromised in the Nigerian aviation industry.
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Ghana U-23 team escape plane crash in Gabon

Ghana’s under-23 soccer team, the Black Meteors escaped a plan crash on Monday while on their way to Gabon for the return leg of the U-23 Tokyo 2020 qualifier.

Official: Adamawa records 23 cases of drug resistance TB in three months

No fewer than 23 cases of drug resistance Tuberculosis (TB) has been recorded in Adamawa from January till date.

Expert: Fish smuggling affecting local production

An expert in the aquaculture industry and former Chairman of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) Agriculture Sector, Prince Wale Oyekoya, has urged the government to adopt effective measures towards curbing fish smuggling.

Kano elections: Governor Ganduje won squarely – coalition

A coalition of civil society organisations, Coalition for Electoral Advancement (CEA), has said that the victory of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje in the March 23 supplementary poll conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) followed the Electoral Act and guidelines of the commission.