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NHIS Accredits NNPC To Provide Medical Services

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The Health Maintenance Organisation (HMO) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has officially received accreditation to provide medical services to all Nigerians by the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).

Over 300,000 Persons Infected with Hepatitis B in Taraba State

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Emerging report indicates that no fewer than 300,000 persons across ages in Taraba state were infected with Hepatitis B. This was made public on  Sunday 4th August, 209 during an event to mark the World Hepatitis Day in Jalingo, the capital of Taraba state.

New Research Suggests Daily Aspirin Intake Can Prevent Heart Disease

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A new study has revealed that adults who've never had the cardiovascular disease could still be taking a daily aspirin to prevent heart disease, despite updated recommendations that say it may be unnecessary and possibly risky.

Nigeria To Be Declared Polio Free - WHO

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The World Health Organisation (WHO) has announced that it is set to declare Nigeria a polio-free country.

Minimum Wage Saga: TUC Reject Partial Implementation

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Following the directive by President Buhari on the partial implementation of the new minimum wage, the Trade Union Congress (TUC) has today rejected the policy of the National Salaries and Wages Commission (NSIWC) on the haphazard implementation of the National minimum wage as directed by President Buhari.

Breakthrough: First Indigenous Anti-Snake Vaccine Unveiled At UNIJOS

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Finally, victims of snakebite will have hope from the snake venom as the African Centre for Excellence in Phytomedicine Research and Development, University of Jos in collaboration with the National Office of Technology Acquisition and Promotion (NOTAP) has today unveiled the first indigenous and World anti-snake vaccine called COVIP-Plus in Abuja.

Drugs Show ‘90% Survival Rate’ For Ebola Virus

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Deadly viral infection, Ebola may soon be a "preventable and treatable" disease after a trial of two drugs showed significantly improved survival rates. It was established that four (4) drugs were tried on patients in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where the virus has been prevalent.

The Kebbi State Primary Health Care Development Agency, PHCDA, at the weekend, said it had introduced meningitis vaccine into routine immunization for children from 9 to 15 month old. According to Dailytrust,

10 Year Old Girl Had A Caesarean Section In Benue

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A 10-year-old girl was reported to have given birth to a baby girl on Monday at a hospital in Makurdi, Benue State.

Ph.D Student Develops Anti-TB Drug

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A PhD student in the Department of Chemistry, University of Ilorin, Misitura Arowona, has reportedly developed a drug that promises to be potent in the treatment of tuberculosis, an infectious disease that usually attacks the lungs. The revelation was brokered in the University's Bulletin, on Monday, noting that the student, who is being supervised by Prof. Joshua Obaleye, former Dean of the Faculty of Science Unilorin, is currently undergoing a sandwich fellowship at the Faculty of Science of the Maharaja Sayajirao University, Vadodara, India.

Buhari Is Aware Of Your Predicament, Gbajabiamila Assures IDPs

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The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila has assured Internally Displaced Persons, (IDPs) in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital that the President, Muhammadu Buhari was aware of prevailing situations at the various IDPs camps, stressing that efforts were being made to address them.

New Implant, Vaccine Trial to Provide New HIV Hope

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HIV prevention measures could take a transformative with a new matchstick-sized implant that could hinder at-risk people from contracting the virus for up to a year, according to AFP.

4,000 vials of Anti-Snake Venom Drugs Received by Nigerian Government

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On Saturday, 27th April 2019 Government received about 4,000 vials of Anti-Snake Venom (ASV), ending months of acute shortage of the drug and bringing relief to victims of snakebites across the country. It was gathered that there was a paucity of the drug, which hit the country at the peak of snake-bites – usually between January and April when the scorching heat forces snake out of their holes to cool their bodies.

Panel Recommends Dismissal Of ES And Board Members Of NHIS

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Report from the executive panel set up by the Federal Government (FG) to investigate the crisis in the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) has recommended the dismissal of Usman Yusuf (Professor), the Executive Secretary (ES) of the Agency.

International Day Of Happiness: Nigerians One Of The Most Cheerful In Africa

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March 20 every year has been stated as the International Day of Happiness by the United Nations (UN). Today March 20, 2019, wasn't any different with  #InternationalDayOfHappiness trending over the Nigeria Social Media Space.

Buhari Specialist Hospital Conducts First Brain Surgery

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Muhammadu BUHARI Specialist Hospital, in Kano state, has conducted its first brain surgery. The operation which is said to be the first of its kind was conducted by a team of medical doctors at the facility which was established in early 2018 by Governor Umar Ganduje's administration.

Ebola Outbreak in DRC Ranked Second Worst in History

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The deadly Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is ranked the 2nd worst in history with 426 casessurpassing the 2000-2001 outbreak in Uganda and 2014 which recorded cases of over 11,000 deaths, according to World Health Organisation (WHO).

One in Every Five Nigerian Suffers from Mental Disorders says FG

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The Federal Government said an estimated 40 million Nigerians are believed to be suffering from mental disorders.

According to Vanguard report, the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Health, AbdulazizMashiAbdullahi, made this assertion at the on-going Mental Health Action Committee and Stakeholders Workshop in Abuja.