Cancer can be avoided say specialists

Chukwumere Nwogu, a Cancer Epidemiologist; Thoracic surgical oncologist and chief executive officer, Lakeshore Cancer Centre and Stephen Edge, a professor of Surgery and Oncology at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Centre in Buffalo, New York, USA, recently spoke to BusinessDay’s Anthonia Obokoh, on cancer management, risk factors and cost effective ways of cancer control. Excerpts: Basic……

Experts advise Nigerians to cut intake of antibiotics

Antibiotics are used far more in treatments, as Nigeria joins the rest of the world to observe the World Antibiotic Awareness Week, medical experts’ advise that urgent action is needed for citizens to reduce excessive intake of the medicines. The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that antibiotic resistance is one of the greatest threats……

Global agency partners population commission for birth registration of children

The World Health Organization (WHO) says it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with States ministry of health to undertake birth registration of children nationwide.   Kate Ogieugo, Edo State, WHO  representative gave the hint during one -day sensitization meeting  and media orientation for the forthcoming week-long Maternal, Newborn and Child Health week campaign in Benin-City…….

Eni, FAO water programe brings relief to Abuja community

As part of efforts to ensure healthy  living and encourage improved sanitary conditions of  those internally displaced persons  (IDPs), Eni, through its Nigerian subsidiary, Agip Energy and Natural Resources (AENR), in partnership with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have commissioned a model solar-powered……

Early awareness, intervention can control autism – says Loretta Burns

Loretta Burns is the founder/ CEO of Advanced Behaviour and Education, ABE International Clinics and Consultancy Limited, USA. For 25 years, she is committed to improving the lives of individuals with autism and cognitive disorders. She was in Nigeria last week to facilitate the interactions and learning, necessary for all individuals to successfully become contributing……

Edo assures health sector initiatives will ease burden

Edo State governor, Godwin Obaseki, has assured that the various initiatives in the state’s health sector will ease the burden of diabetes disease among sufferers, urging lifestyle changes to keep the disease at bay. Obaseki gave the assurance in commemoration of the United Nations World Diabetes Day, observed on November 14, each year. According to……

Stakeholders decry poor occupational health services in Nigeria

THE International Labour Organization, ILO, and the World Health Organization, WHO, estimate that about 1.2 million work-related deaths and 250 million accidents and 160 million work-related diseases occur annually and Nigeria contributes a great proportion. Continue reading Stakeholders decry poor occupational health services in Nigeria at Vanguard News Nigeria. Find more latest news and headlines…