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Men must ejaculate 21 times monthly to avoid prostate cancer – Medical Expert

Men have been advised to ejaculate for not less than 21 times in every month and five times each week if they want to avoid prostate cancer. A twitter video…


Birth control pill shrinks part of brain that controls sex drive: research

The pill shrinks the part of the brain that controls your sex drive, according to new research. Top scientists found that women taking the contraceptive pill have a significantly smaller…


Yellow fever kills 29 in Bauchi

Chairman, Bauchi State Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Dr. Rilwanu Mohammed, said on Thursday that 29 people had died from an outbreak of yellow fever in the state. Mohammed disclosed this…


National Health Dialogue: Nigerians continue discussions on achieving Universal Health Coverage (Live Updates)

Thanks for joining us once again as we continue to bring you crucial parts of the 2019 National Health Dialogue. The two-day health dialogue, now in its second edition, arose…


Hands, Legs Amputated After Dog Licks Owner

A dog lover woke up in hospital to find surgeons had amputated her hands and legs after she suffered a rare reaction to the saliva of one of her pets….


Don’t kill mosquitoes – let them take blood donation, animal-rights activist begs

People should not kill mosquitoes but allow them to take “blood donations”, a French animal-rights activist has said. Aymeric Caron, a television presenter, said the insects sucked human blood to…



Wife of Lagos State Governor, Dr Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu has assured residents of the State of the unwavering commitment of the present administration to invest massively in provision of quality healthcare…


#PHC4UHC: Niger governor identifies major challenge of state’s health sector

Inadequate and unequal distribution of human resources for health is a major challenge in the Niger State’s health sector, the governor of the state, Abubakar Bello, has said. The governor…


Jigawa govt targets 155,395 persons for Trachoma treatment

The Jigawa Primary Health care Development Agency (JPHDA) has said it is targeting 155,395 people Gumel Local Government Area of the state for treatment against trachoma. Trachoma is a bacterial…


Nigeria to be certified polio-free in coming months

In a bid to put an end to polio in Nigeria, Rotary International has donated $ 5.7 million (about N 2.1 billion) to the Nigerian government to support its fight…


New cure for cancer discovered

Scientists have discovered a promising drug that can halt the growth of cancer cells. The study, published in the Journal of Science Advances, found that the drug has the potential…


Scientists say gum disease bug could result in Alzheimer

A common gum disease bug plays a “central role” in the development of Alzheimer’s, scientists claim. The new evidence that infectious bacteria drive Alzheimer’s progression could potentially transform current thinking…


Green tea healthiest beverage ever

Many nutrition experts term green tea as the healthiest beverage in existence. There’s no wonder to this theory thanks to the important compounds contained in a bag of green tea…


JMI Foundation launches free health programme

JMI Foundation, a brainchild of Johnfred Media International, has launched the 2019 free health programme for the masses, which has become an annual programme organised for the benefit of the…


HIV: Avoid risky behaviour during yuletide – NACA warns Nigerians

The National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) has advised Nigerians to avoid risky behaviours that might contribute to the spread of HIV/AIDS in the country during the Yuletide….


Harmattan: Health Expert Recommends 100% Fruit Juice

A health and wellness advocate, Dr. Bisi Abiola has urged Nigerians to embrace consumption of 100% fruit juice in order to reduce dehydration in this harmattan season. Abiola, during the…


Dead donor’s uterus delivers first baby

The first baby has been born following a uterus transplantation from a deceased donor, according to a case study from Brazil published in The Lancet. The study is also the…


What To Know About Adenovirus, A New Viral Infection

Earlier this month, a University of Maryland student named Olivia Paregol died after her persistent cough turned into life-threatening pneumonia. That same week, an eleventh child died in an ongoing…

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