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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.
Despite the progress made in the treatment of diabetes, several challenges are still encountered. These include the side effects associated with these medications, the high cost of most of these drugs and their activities which address the symptoms of diabetes rather than the underlying causes.
Aralola Olumuyiwa, Nigerian ‘gangan’ drummer, has called on the federal government to place a ban on the sale and use of skin-lightening products in the country.
The Ministry of Health in Edo State on Friday advised residents to kill rodents to prevent the outbreak of Lassa fever in the state.
Faced with the only chance to save a child's life, doctors in South Africa have performed a medical first -- transplanting part of the liver from a HIV-positive mother to her HIV-negative child, it was announced Thursday.
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.
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.
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.
Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver, commonly caused by a viral infection. The most common forms are hepatitis A, B, and C. The disease could cause chronic liver disease, liver cancer and death without manifesting any weighty symptoms.
A Physician, Dr Ramon Moronkola, says neglecting Hepatitis B over a long period will lead to liver damage which can also lead to cancer of the liver.
Spanish public prosecutors said Monday they have asked that a probe into allegations FC Barcelona football club illegally bought a transplant liver for their cancer-stricken ex player Eric Abidal be reopened.
A preliminary study presented at the annual meeting of the American Society for Nutrition found that participants who drank three-plus cups of coffee a day were 21 percent less likely to find themselves hospitalised with liver-related illnesses.
Tanzania’s president John Pombe Magufuli is leading a nation that is mourning the death of 22 year old conjoined twins Maria and Consolata Mwakikuti, who died on Saturday night.
Apparently worried by the reported increase in rate of drugs and substances abuse in Katsina State, a non-governmental organisation, Queen Dijah Women and Children Awareness Initiative (QDWCAI), has urged Governor Aminu Bello Masari to declare a state of emergency on drug abuse in the state.
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Investors on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) on Wednesday reacted positively to the inauguration and assignment of ministers to various portfolios by President Muhammadu Buhari.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday in Abuja, cautioned new cabinet Ministers against unnecessary altercation while discharging their responsibilities.
The National Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal in Kaduna has dismissed the petition challenging the election of Senator Uba Sani as the lawmaker representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District at the National Assembly.
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of aides for the Office of the First Lady, occupied by Hajia Aisha Buhari.
The presidents of Rwanda and Uganda on Wednesday signed an agreement in Angola to end months of tensions after the two leaders exchanged accusations of spying, political assassinations and meddling.
Some members of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), in Nuremberg, Germany, yesterday, attacked the former Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu.
The Lagos State House of Assembly’s 16-man Ad hoc Committee for Screening Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s Commissioners and Special Advisers on Thursday resumes screening of the second batch of the nominees.
AIICO Insurance Plc. has announced through a disclosure on the Nigeria Stock Exchange the appointment of Babatunde Fajemirokun as its managing director.
Ongoing efforts by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to provide qualitative healthcare services to Nigerians in all walks of life received a major boost over the weekend with the formal accreditation of the NNPC Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) by the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).
Oyo State Commissioner for Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Barr. Abiodun Abdu-Raheem on Monday August 19, 2019 stated that the state government would make all efforts to decongest Ibadan, the State capital, by creating satellite towns in major communities of the state.