My husband asked me for a DNA test on all of our children randomly after 10 years. I feel so hurt and offended. Should I do it?

There’s only three reasons to make such a request, geneology, genetic for medical reasons, or he may not think the children are his. If you have nothing to hide and are 100pct... Read more »

Quality investment in nutrition can save 3.7m lives by 2025- WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says quality investment in nutrition can save 3.7 million lives by 2025. The world health body said on Wednesday that health services must integrate a stronger focus... Read more »

NMA wants Edo Govt to provide security for members

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has called on the Edo Government to provide security for its members to deliver medical services to residents.The association also appealed to the State Government to fund security agencies... Read more »

Address disconnect in health sector, Association urges govts

The Association of General and Private Medical Practitioners of Nigeria has urged the three tiers of government to address the disconnect between the medical practitioners in both public and private health sectors.... Read more »

How to boost response to HIV/AIDS treatment in Nigeria

Unarguably, the inauguration of “Nigeria HIV/AIDS Indicator and Impact survey (NAIIS)’’ on June 8, 2018 by the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) is important for the purpose of increasing... Read more »

Suicide: Men, more likely to end lives than women, says Neuropsychiatrist

Dr Uchendu Onyedika, a Neuropsychiatrist with the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, says though more women tend to attempt suicide; men are however, more likely to succeed in ending their lives. Onyedika, who said... Read more »

Tamarind For Toothache, Hypertension, Others

Black velvet tamarind or Dialium Guineense Wild is also known as Nigerian velvet tamarind. It is a typical tamarind with black velvety hard shell, orange sticky pulp and flat circular brown seed.... Read more »

WHO urges for “full force” against Ebola in DRC as cases reach 3,000

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Friday called for “full force” of all partners to stop Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), as the number of cases reaches 3,000. This... Read more »

India, China export N108bn drugs to Nigeria in one year

Pharmaceutical products import to Nigeria has increased from $358.04million to $513.89million (N185billion) or 30.3 per cent within the last one year, New Telegraph has learnt. Its major suppliers of drugs, India and... Read more »

Yellow Fever: Immunisation, clean environment, the antidote

Recently, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) informed that 20 persons died of yellow fever outbreak in Ebonyi State. Health experts describe Yellow fever as an acute viral haemorrhagic disease that... Read more »

Expert Counsels on Pregnancy Induced Hair Loss

Many women often experience loss of hair weeks or months after moving past a pregnancy as the process does not only change a woman’s body but also causes some unexpected strange changes... Read more »

Group donates health centre to Ananmbra community

A Non-Governmental Organisation, Nuway Foundation USA, has donated a primary health centre to Agbaja, Abatete community in Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra. The News agency of Nigeria reports that the project was inaugurated by the... Read more »

Economy: NGO Advocates More Investment In Maternity Sector

March Health Care Initiative (MHI), an NGO, on Monday said investing in Nigeria’s maternity protection would produce a healthier and productive workforce as well as a stronger economy.Mrs Olubunmi Aiyedun, the President,... Read more »

Expert says Nigeria capable of handling Ebola case

A medical expert, Dr Ademola Lawal, has said that Nigeria has the capacity to handle any case of Ebola in the country with its experience on the Lassa fever challenge. He also... Read more »

New Born Babies Sleep On Plastic Chairs Due To Insufficient Beds At A Clinic (See Photos)

New Born Babies Made To Sleep On Plastic Chairs Due To Insufficient Beds At A Nigerian Hospital. What really happening in our country??  Read more »

Buhari Blows Hot, Set To Ban Nigerians From Travelling Abroad For Medical Treatment

President Muhammadu Buhari, has said that revamping Nigeria’s Health sector, could reduce dependence on foreign countries for medical reasons.Recall, that there have been complaints from many Nigerians about the rate at which... Read more »

Buhari kicks against foreign medical treatment

President Muhammadu Buhari, Thursday, in Daura, Katsina State, said Nigeria must reduce dependence on medical treatment abroad. He, however, assured that the efforts by the Federal Government will be redoubled to improve... Read more »

Zamfara Govt to construct new hospital in Maradun

Gov. Mohammed Bello-Matawalle has pledged to construct an ultra modern hospital in Maradun, to enhance health care delivery in his home local government area. Matawalle made the pledge  during his visit to... Read more »

FCTA sensitises Bwari residents on FG free healthcare enrolment

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) in collaboration with Health Policy Plus, an (NGO), on Wednesday sensitised residents of Bwari Area Council on how to enrol for free medical care. Mr Peter... Read more »

Breastfeeding best for newborn babies – CMD

The Chief Medical Director (CMD), Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Ikeja, Prof. Adetokunbo Fabamwo, has urged nursing mothers to breastfeed their babies, as breast milk provides infants with needed nutrients best... Read more »

Yellow fever breaks out in Ebonyi, kills 16

No fewer than 16 persons were yesterday confirmed dead following the outbreak of yellow fever in Ndugele community in Izzi local government area of Ebonyi State. The permanent secretary of the Ebonyi... Read more »

2 Medical Experts Reveals Why Breastfeeding Mothers Can Still Have Sex

Two medical experts, Mrs Subedetu Nafiu, a Family Planning Manager and Mr Olusola Malomo, a Nutritionist, on Friday said that breastfeeding mothers could still enjoy sex while breastfeeding. The experts spoke in... Read more »

Is smoking marijuana beneficial in any way?

Absolutely, and I can bear direct testimony to that fact. I have been suffering from chronic pain following an infection of the bones at the base of the skull and first vertebra... Read more »

Buhari, Obasanjo, Abdulsalami, Jonathan Promise Action against Cancer

President Muhammadu Buhari; former Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo, Goodluck Jonathan, and ex-Head of State, Gen Abdulsalami Abubakar (rtd) Thursday vowed to support any action to curb the spread of cancer in Nigeria. Speaking... Read more »
UNICEF Nigeria

UNICEF restates commitment to child growth, survival, development

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has reaffirmed its commitment to continue to support various state governments to tackle the challenges of child growth, survival and development in the country. Dr Annefrida... Read more »

Measles: No outbreak in Niger, Plateau, Lagos

Following the reported outbreak of measles in some parts of the country, Niger, Lagos, and Plateau states, however, said no case was recorded in the states. Suspected cases of the disease were... Read more »

Violence Against Children: Case for Improved Children Protection Services

A News Analysis By Vivian Ihechu, News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) According to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), abuse or violence in all its forms is a daily reality for many... Read more »

Zimbabwe legalises growing of hemp

Zimbabwe will change its laws to allow farmers to grow industrial hemp for export, cabinet ministers said on Tuesday, adding that the government saw the plant as a future substitute for tobacco,... Read more »

“Very Soon, People Will Have Option Of Living Forever” — Scientists

Two genetic engineers said that dying would become ‘optional’ within just 27 years and that the ageing process would become ‘reversible by 2045, according to a report. José Cordeiro, born in Venezuela... Read more »

Ministry, stakeholders collaborate to improve health information system

In its bid to improve data in Nigeria’s health sector and expand access to healthcare, Federal Ministry of Health, commenced a two-day workshop on National Health Management Information System in Abuja on... Read more »

NISA Premier hospital performs first kidney transplant in Abuja

The management of NISA Premiere Hospital, Abuja, has carried out its first kidney transplantation in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Speaking to newsmen on Saturday in Abuja, the Chairman of the hospital, Dr... Read more »

11 dangerous foods that cause cancer

The food we eat is at the heart of many cancers. In fact, up to 70% of cancers are thought to be preventable through diet. The other 30% has to do with... Read more »

HIV: Studies show promise on movement from three- to two-drug regimens

Two studies presented at the recent 10th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Science (IAS 2019) in Mexico have raised hopes for the movement from three to two drug regimen in the... Read more »

Doctors strike: Details of Gbajabiamila’s meeting with FG, union officials

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, has brokered a truce between the Federal Government and the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD), which saw the association extending the... Read more »

Jigawa Govt provides free anti-malarial drugs to 75,083 children

The Jigawa Government, in collaboration with Malaria Consortium, on Monday says it has commenced administration of 76,750 doses of antimalarial drugs to 75,083 children in Kafin-Hausa Local Government Area. The Manager, Primary... Read more »

Hepatitis: Medical expert calls for more sensitisation, vaccination

Adewole, a consultant with the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, told the Nigeria News Agency in Abuja that many people in the country had been infected with the  hepatitis virus. “Hepatitis B causes about 650,... Read more »

PCN seals 255 pharmacy shops in Ondo for various offences

Mrs Anthonia Aruya, the Director, Inspection and Monitoring of PCN made the disclosure during a press conference on Friday in Akure. Aruya said that in line with the National Drug Distribution Guideline... Read more »

Meal timing can help weight loss

A new research has found that eating only between 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. curbs the appetite and can assist in weight loss. A paper that features in the journal Obesity describes... Read more »

Immunise your children now, Plateau govt urges parents

                          The Plateau Government on Saturday urged parents and guardians to ensure that all children below the age of five... Read more »

The Major Health Benefits of Lifting Weights

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Why the Zumba Workout Is Insanely Good Exercise

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25 reasons running is better than the gym

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