Wahala: Nigerians warned to stop drinking garri

The Director of Public Health, Enugu State, Dr Boniface Okolo, has cautioned Nigerians against the consumption of cassava flakes, otherwise known as garri to avoid contacting Lassa fever. Okolo, who gave the warning in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Saturday in Enugu, said the rats that …

Fibroid: Expert counsels women on signs, symptoms

Dr Mary Kigho, a medical practitioner in Universal Hospital, Benin, has advised patients with Uterine fibroids to go for frequent medical checkups to avoid further complications. Kigho gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Friday in Benin. She defined uterine fibroids as “non-cancerous …

Expert gives tips how to survive harmattan season

A general physician, Dr Malomo Bamidele, on Thursday cautioned Nigerians against exposing theirs bodies to cold during Harmattan to prevent them from pneumonia and other complications associated with the season. The Medical Director of LifeCrest Medical Services gave the advice while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in …

HIV/AIDS: NACA deploys new technology

The National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) has adopted a new technology for HIV screening. Dr Yewande Olafa, NACA Assistant Director, Community Prevention and Care Services, disclosed this while speaking with the Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja, on Saturday. Olafa said the new technology was that of …

Gestational Diabetes, threat to maternal, child health

Gestational Diabetes Mellitus has been described as a severe threat government’s efforts in reducing maternal mortality rates. The Diabetes Association of Nigeria (DAN) estimates that about 204 million women between 20-79 years are living with diabetes worldwide. Secretary Katsina State chapter of the Association Hussaini Usman made the disclosure yesterday …

No religion is against contraceptives – Group tells Nigerians

The Marie Stopes International Organization of Nigeria, MSION, has insisted that no religion stops women from using contraceptives and family planning methods. MSION, a non-governmental organization, stated that family planning should be seen as a life-saving measure and not religious or cultural crime. While, speaking yesterday in Abuja, the organization’s …

Sixteen died in Bauchi over Yellow Fever outbreak

No fewer than 16 out of 20 confirmed cases, has died over the outbreak of Yellow Fever in Bauchi State, this happened as a result of rejection of vaccination by some citizens in the state. The Executive Chairman of the Bauchi State Primary Health Care Development Agency (BSPHCDA), Dr. Rilwanu …