Health

Health benefits of Paw Paw

Victoria Hanson Pawpaw, also known as Papayas comes in variety of shapes and sizes, and its white fibrous pulp is rich in nutrients. It is a common component in fruit salads and drinks. Pawpaw is low in calories and high in minerals, it can supplement your diet with a wide range array of nutrients.

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UCH workers give FG 7-day ultimatum over unpaid salaries

By Ismaila Akanji, Ibadan Members of the Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU), University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, have issued a seven-day ultimatum to the Federal Government to pay their outstanding salaries.

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13.4m Nigerians engage in open defecation, says WaterAid

By Our Correspondent An international body, WaterAid has ranked Nigeria, the third country in the world and the worst in Sub-Saharan Africa where urban dwellers live without a safe private toilet.

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Ogun State Bans Auxiliary Nurses From Running Health Facilities

The Ogun state Government on Wednesday banned auxiliary nurses from running health facilities across the State, saying they lacked the required expertise to do so.   Dr. Babatunde Ipaye, State Commissioner for Health, announced this during a tour of health facilities in Abeokuta South and Odeda Local Government Areas of the state.

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Study says smoking 1 cigarette pack daily causes 150 mutations in lung cells

A new study in the United States has revealed that people who smoke one pack of cigarette a day develop an average of 150 extra mutations in their lungs every year.

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Federal Doctors protest unpaid salaries in Bayelsa, Vow to begin strike November 15

   By Maxwell Adeyemi Adeleye   Doctors attached to the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Yenagoa, Bayelsa State capital, yesterday, protested their four-month unpaid salaries by the Federal Government.     The angry doctors vowed to withdraw their medical services on November 15 if the government failed to  pay the salary backlog.     The Chairman of the protesting group, Dr. ...

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Mothers groan in Ogun over inability to have babies immunized as industrial action shut down hospitals

Thousands of mothers across Ogun State, particularly those in rural settings, are groaning over their inability to access Local Governments and State healthcare centres for routine immunization of their babies following the industrial strike embarked upon by organised labour in the state. The immunization is usually handled at the Local Government health facilities but all of them were locked since ...

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Mimiko’s Health Policy, a Sham ~Akeredolu

  The All Progressives Congress (APC) Governorship Candidate, Mr. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu SAN Campaign Committee yesterday described the health policy of Governor Olusegun Mimiko as a sham.     It said the current administration had killed the health sector at the grassroot level but only showcasing the two Mother and Child Hospitals built at Akure and Ondo town as if all ...

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Ambode Inaugurates N500m Disability Trust Fund

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Tuesday inaugurated the Governing Board of the Office for Disability Affairs to manage the N500million Disability Trust Fund, expressing optimism that it would aid people living with disabilities in Lagos State realize their dreams and live a more comfortable life. Governor Ambode, who spoke at the Lagos House, Alausa, while inaugurating the Board, ...

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Angry medical workers shutdown Owerri Federal Medical Centre

By Achike Uchenna, Owerri Workers of the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) Owerri, Imo State have shut down the health facility over the reinstatement of the embattled Medical Director of the Centre, Dr. Angela Uwakwem. Coming under the umbrella of the Joint Health Sectors Union (JOHESU), the workers on Tuesday locked down the hospital and demanded her immediate removal. The National ...

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