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Lassa fever: Edo government advises residents to kill rodents

The Ministry of Health in Edo State on Friday advised residents to kill rodents to prevent the outbreak of Lassa fever in the state.

HIV-positive mother donates liver to save her child’s life

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.
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NMA calls for ban on local gin

Chairman of Plateau chapter of Nigeria Medical Association (NMA), Dr. Titus Dajel, has called on Plateau government to ban the production and consumption of ‘Goskolo’ , a local gin brewed in some parts of the state.

Expert: Stress can be good also

Dr Gregory Mowete, a medical officer in Abuja, says stress is not necessarily a bad health challenge as it has its positive side.
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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.
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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.

Health minister warns Nigerians against delivering babies at home

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.

Physician: Neglecting Hepatitis B leads to liver cancer

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.
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Spain prosecutors want probe into Eric Abidal liver transplant reopened

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 middle aged man, Gbenga Adebayo, has handed over his wife, Bunmi Adebayo, to men of the Ogun State Police Command for allegedly stealing a three-week-old baby from Mokola in Osun State.

Man hands over wife to police for stealing baby

A middle aged man, Gbenga Adebayo, has handed over his wife, Bunmi Adebayo, to men of the Ogun State Police Command for allegedly stealing a three-week-old baby from Mokola in Osun State.

Coffee drinkers ‘may be at lower risk’ of liver disease

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.

President Magufuli leads Tanzanians mourning death of 22 year old conjoined twins

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.

Tanzanian conjoined twins die aged 22

Tanzanian conjoined twins Maria and Consolata Mwakikuti have died after suffering heart failure aged 22.

Governor Masari urged to declare state of emergency on drug abuse

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.

Study: Vitamin B6 could help people to recall their dreams

A new research conducted by scientists at the University of Adelaide says taking vitamin B6 could help people to recall their dreams.

Blood test for cancer detects eight different types of tumour

The medical holy grail of a blood test for cancer has moved a step closer after a US trial of a new technique detected eight different kinds of tumour.

Paracetamol abuse damages liver, kidney – PSN chief

Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria has warned against indiscriminate or misuse of Paracetamol, saying such practice damages the liver and kidney.

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ICAN president tasks internal auditors on skills, competence

The President, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), Alhaji Razak Jaiyeola, has said skills and competence of Nigerian Internal Auditors must change for them to gain relevance.
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Alloy Agu: Super Eagles missed Wilfred Ndidi not Francis Uzoho against South Africa

Goalkeeper trainer Alloy Agu has said the Super Eagles did not miss first-choice goalkeeper Francis Uzoho in a 1-1 draw with South Africa at the weekend.

Group tasks North East states on repentant Boko Haram members

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) has appealed to traditional and religious leaders in the North Eastern states affected by Boko Haram to accept insurgents that renounced their weird ideology and repent for re-integration into the society.
Artificial Intelligence Used to Identify Skin Cancer

Researchers to develop tool for self-diagnosis of skin cancer using smartphones

Australian researchers on Wednesday said they are developing novel artificial intelligence technology that will allow people to self-diagnose skin cancer using smartphones.
The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, is to kick-start his campaign for the 2019 presidential election through an address to Nigerians on Facebook on Monday.

2019: Group vows to deliver 1 million votes for Atiku Abubakar in Delta

A political group, the Atiku/Obi Vanguard, has vowed to deliver one million votes from Delta State for the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar and his running mate, Peter Obi, in next year’s presidential election.