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Expert caution healthcare workers on handling cytotoxic drugs

A Pharmacist, Mrs. Esther Samuel of the Department of Pharmacy, University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH), has cautioned healthcare workers in the country on effective handling of cytotoxic drugs for cancer patients.
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WHO postpones decision on declaring China coronavirus as global health emergency

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Wednesday postponed taking a decision on whether the mysterious coronavirus that killed at least 17 people and sickened hundreds of others in China was a global health emergency.

WHO: Patients who quit smoking one month to surgery have less complications

Smokers who quit smoking at least four weeks or more before their surgical operation are more likely to have lower post-surgical complications, a new World Health Organisation (WHO) report has shown.

Raymond Adedapo: Nigeria-based medical doctors are overworked, underpaid

A United States of America (USA) based Nigerian physician, Dr. Raymond Adedapo, has decried the poor condition of service for Nigerian doctors working in the country, saying they were poorly remunerated and at the same time overworked.

Doctors: Number of persons with mental illness increasing

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) chapter of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARDs), on Monday, observed that there is an increasing number of persons with mental health issues in the country.
The World Medical Association, WMA, has reaffirmed its long-standing policy of opposition to euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide.

WMA reaffirms opposition to euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide

After an intensive process of consultation with physicians and non-physicians around the world, the WMA at its annual Assembly in Tbilisi, Georgia adopted a revised Declaration on Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted Suicide.

WMA: Doctors denying their patients emotional needs

World Medical Association (WMA) has expressed concerns that medical students and physicians are fast becoming too exposed to science of medicine to the point that they forget the emotional needs of their patients.

Robert Mugabe still in Singapore hospital since April

Former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe remains hospitalised in Singapore where he has been receiving medical care for four months, his successor President Emmerson Mnangagwa said on Monday.
A teenage boy who had accidentally ingested tapeworm eggs due to unhygienic practices has died from the subsequent parasitic disease caused by the worms.

Boy dies as tapeworms burrow into his brain and testicle

A teenage boy who had accidentally ingested tapeworm eggs due to unhygienic practices has died from the subsequent parasitic disease caused by the worms.
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US woman dies after failed plastic surgery

The Texas woman who suffered severe brain damage from surgical complications tied to plastic surgery in Mexico has died.
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Study: Noise may increase risk of heart attack, stroke

A preliminary study showed that exposure to environmental noises might increase the risk of heart attacks and strokes.

Experts: Why most people don’t survive the brain cancer that killed John McCain

Experts have proffered reasons why many people who experience the kind of cancer that killed American senator and a Republican presidential candidate, John McCain, hardly survive it.

FAO trains 4,700 veterinarians against deadly disease outbreak

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FOA) said it had trained no fewer than 4,700 veterinary health professionals to tackle disease outbreaks in animals.

Fed govt can’t stop doctors from private practices – NMA

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), on Monday, reacted to the new policy of the Federal Government banning medical doctors, in public health institutions, from engaging in private practices during working hours, describing such as ‘illegal’.

NMA warns against declining immunisation coverage

Dr Mike Ogirima, the National Chairman, Nigeria Medical Association (NMA), has decried the declining immunisation coverage in the country and urged government at all levels to do more.

NHIS says enrollees need awareness on services

The National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) is stepping up awareness campaign to educate enrollees on their rights, Mr Ayo Osinlu, Head, Media and Public Relations of the agency, has said.

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PDP: APC relying on unorthodox means to snatch Bayelsa

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Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrosheed Adewale Akanbi, was on Friday suspended for the duration of six months by the Osun State Council of Traditional Rulers, following an alleged physical assault on a fellow monarch.

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UN: Burkina violence displacing 4 000 people daily

More than 4,000 people are being forced to flee their homes each day in Burkina Faso, as attacks on civilians by jihadist militants increase in number and frequency, the UN's refugee agency said on Friday.