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Health Advisory: Why you need a Yellow Card

Health Advisory: Why you need a Yellow Card

Yellow fever is a serious disease caused by the yellow fever virus. It is spread through the bite of an infected Aedes mosquito and cannot be spread directly from person to person. It is found in certain parts of Africa and South America. Currently there is a Yellow Fever outbreak in [...]

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El-Rufai Provides N180,000 Subsidy For Kidney Patients In Kaduna

El-Rufai Provides N180,000 Subsidy For Kidney Patients In Kaduna

Kaduna State governor, Malam Nasir el-Rufai has provided about N180, 000 subsidy to patients battling kidney failure. Before, patients with kidney failure would have to spend about N200, 000 to  have a check on dialysis machine. Concerned by this, the governor who purchased and installed eight dialysis machines, said patients can now [...]

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NAFDAC Harps On Monitoring Of Medicines

NAFDAC Harps On Monitoring Of Medicines

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has counselled stakeholders on the need to monitor medicines and medical devices after authorisation has been granted for their sales in the country. Acting Director General of the agency, Mrs. Yetunde Oni, made the call yesterday during the organisation’s workshop [...]

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Global Leaders Call For Increased Investment In Health

Global Leaders Call For Increased Investment In Health

Global leaders have called for investments in solutions that would advance the health, rights and well-being of girls and women.These investments, they said, would drive economic growth and development as well as ignite change across communities. A statement by Daniel Cohn of the Global Health Strategies said that the call was [...]

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Junk food raises high blood sugar levels as diabetes

Junk food raises high blood sugar levels as diabetes

A junk food diet can cause as much damage to the kidney as diabetes, according to a study published in Experimental Physiology. Type 2 diabetes is often associated with obesity and the number of cases are rising worldwide at an alarming rate. In type 2 diabetes, the body doesn’t produce enough [...]

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