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Nigeria Requires 1.7m Units Of Donated Blood Annually – Haematologist

Nigeria Requires 1.7m Units Of Donated Blood Annually – Haematologist

A haematologist, Dr Abdul-Aziz Hassan, on Tuesday said that Nigeria needed about 1.7 million units of donated blood per annum. Hassan, the Head of Haematology and Blood Transfusion Department, Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital (ABUTH), Zaria, made the assertion at a programme to commemorate the World Blood Donor Day in Zaria. The [...]

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Air Pollution Increases Risk Of Heart Attack – Study

Air Pollution Increases Risk Of Heart Attack – Study

Heart attack is not only one of the leading cause of death for both men and women in Nigeria  but all over the world. While some risk factors such as smoking, diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity and excessive alcohol consumption are known to trigger this condition, a major environmental pollutant [...]

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14 states battle killer-cough

14 states battle killer-cough

When Justina, 29, married Emeka against all odds, little did she know that a day will come that she will succumb to the killer- disease. Married at the age of 18, Justina’s clock to the great beyond started tickling few weeks after she was diagnosed of tuberculosis, TB, in one [...]

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Nigerian Mothers And Dwindling Ante-natal Cares

Nigerian Mothers And Dwindling Ante-natal Cares

It is every woman’s dream to give birth to a healthy baby and for that to happen, the woman needs to be healthy herself. This involves early Ante-natal Care (ANC) and eating healthy from early conception to delivery.  A recent survey carried out by ODIRI UCHENUNU reveals that most women [...]

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70m Nigerians Live With Haemophilia – Expert

70m Nigerians Live With Haemophilia – Expert

The Founder and Chief Executive, Haemophilia Foundation of Nigeria (HFON), Mrs Megan Buckie Adediran, has disclosed that about 70 million Nigerians live with the blood disorder called haemophilia. Adeniran made the disclosure yesterday when she paid a courtesy visit to the corporate headquarters of LEADERSHIP Group in Abuja. “The prevalence has been [...]

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