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Why early detection is key in breast cancer prevention

Why early detection is key in breast cancer prevention

By Yinka Shokunbi Veronica Okafor is a 30-year-old three-year breast cancer survivor. It was in 2008 when she first noticed a lump in her left breast and thought it was…

NAFDAC faults computer diagnosis technology available in Nigeria

By Yinka Shokunbi Till date, adulterated and counterfeited drugs remain a major problem in Nigeria and solving it is the greatest challenge facing the National Agency for Food and Drugs…

Touching Lives Initiative makes the difference

By Yinka Shokunbi On daily basis there are countless number of Nigerians who are passing through agonising moments especially through their poor health status and there are millions more who…

Drug manufacturers condemn ceaseless strikes

By Yinka Shokunbi Local drug manufacturers have condemned the uncompromising stands of the nation’s health workers over series of strike, saying the drug industry is made to suffer setbacks. The…

Maternal and infant health: How has Nigeria fared?

Maternal and infant health: How has Nigeria fared?

By Yinka Shokunbi On July 6, residents of Ganiyu Street in Aboru area of Oke-Odo Local Council Development Area of Lagos State were witness to an emergency intervention by a…

Why Malaria in Neonates worrisome

It is no news that malaria in sub-Saharan Africa kills more children and pregnant women than any other category of people. Malariologists have argued the reason to be due to…

Pains that should never be ignored

A ‘thunderclap’ headache Could be: An aneurysm, which is a balloon-like area in an artery. Fix it: If you experience head pain that comes on suddenly and is severe, need…

Counting losses of unending doctors’ strike

By Yinka Shokunbi For two weeks now, virtually all the wards of public hospitals across the country have become deserted except for very few sick patients whose relations are unable…

Inspiring reward for brilliance

It’s yet the end of another school year when young children who have performed optimally get rewarded for their brilliance by their school authorities, parents and corporate outfits. End of…

NAFDAC spearheads medicine regulation, harmonisation in West Africa

By Yinka Shokunbi Director General of National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Dr Paul Orhii, has called on the Heads of National Medicine Regulatory Authorities (NMRA) and…

How looks affect health

How handsome you are – and even your eye colour – can hold surprising clues to your health, from your risk for heart attacks, diabetes and depression to your tolerance…

Insurgency takings its toll on healthcare in N’ East

Insurgency takings its toll on healthcare in N’ East

By Yinka Shokunbi When in October 2010 a bomb exploded during the Independence Day celebrations in Abuja killing about two dozen people, Nigerians couldn’t have dreamt of a time bombing…

Ebola: What needs to be known?

Ebola: What needs to be known?

By Yinka Shokunbi Early in the year the outbreak of the deadly Ebola Virus in parts of Africa raise a lot of fear among Nigerians who became worried that the…

Women prefer longer labour to intense pain –Study

If you were giving birth, what would be your choice: a longer labour with relatively less pain, or a shorter labour with terrible pain?  That’s the question researchers posed to…

Sparing a thought on Hepatitis

Sparing a thought on Hepatitis

By Yinka Shokunbi It could present in an infected person the way other types of viral infectious do occur-such as with non-specific flu-like symptoms, common to almost all acute viral…

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