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Marriage can help fight cancer − New study reveals

  Married people are more likely to survive cancer than unmarried people, a new study suggests. The researchers found that single men with cancer had a death rate 27 percent higher than it was for married male patients, while the death rate for single female patients was 19 percent higher than their married counterparts, reports WebMD.com. “The effects that we find were ...

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Yellow fever spreads to DR Congo, kills 21

The World Health Organisation {WHO} has announced the outbreak of yellow fever in the Democratic Republic of Congo {DRC}. According to WHO, yellow fever has claimed the live of 21 people and spreading to the neighbouring country of Angola. In a statement WHO, the deaths had occurred in January to March, with 151 suspected cases recorded and there  a serious ...

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New study discovers sitting for too long kills

  Sitting for more than three hours every day has been linked to 3.8 percent of deaths from all causes, Brazilian researchers who analyzed data from 54 countries has said. Conversely, the researchers said limiting sitting time to less than three hours a day would increase a person’s life expectancy by an average of 0.2 years − or more than ...

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OSSG closes unregistered private hospitals, health institutions

All unregistered private hospitals and related health institutions across the state have been directed to close down by the Osun State Government (OSSG), until they are properly updated and registered. This is contained in a statement signed by Dr Akinyinka Esho, the Permanent Secretary of the state Ministry of Health on Tuesday. Esho also directed all registered clinics and convalescent ...

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Shelve planned strike, Buhari begs doctors

Members of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has been appealed to shelve their planned industrial action and give the Federal Government more time to address their grievances. In a statement by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the President, Garba Shehu, President Muhammadu Buhari made the appeal at a meeting held with the leadership of ...

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Nigeria set to host Africa’s Centre for Disease Control

The African Union said on Saturday that Nigeria will host one of Africa’s Centre for Disease Control, CDC. Nigeria was favoured to host one of the region’s CDC after AU experts reportedly appraised the effectiveness of the Nigerian government in managing the Ebola scourge in 2014, as well as the recent outbreak of Lassa Fever. The head of the AU ...

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65,061 Children Immunised Against Polio In Jigawa

A total of 65, 061 children were immunised against polio virus in Miga Local Government Area of Jigawa state during the last round of polio immunisation. Malam Abdullahi Yakubu, the council’s Information Officer, disclosed this on Saturday in Dutse. Yakubu, who spoke on behalf of Malam Nasiru Zubairu, the Manager, National Programme on Immunization, NPI in the area, said the ...

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Osun Doctors Travail: Southwest Medical Doctors Threaten To Commence Solidarity Strike

Medical doctors in Nigeria’s South West Zone have threatened to embark on strike, if Osun government fails to address the plight of their colleagues in the state within two weeks. Chairman of the South West caucus of Nigeria Medical Association, Adenike Odewabi, said this at a press conference in Abeokuta. According to Ms Odewabi, doctors in the zone will carry ...

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Kaduna Ranks Best In Mother-to-child HIV/AIDS Transmission Control In Nigeria

The United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, UNAIDS has adjudged Kaduna as the best performing state in the fight against mother-to-child transmission of HIV/AIDS in Nigeria. The commendation was contained in a letter from the UNAIDS Country Director to Nigeria, Dr. Bilali Camara who commended the state government for conducting free counseling and test for about 126,000 pregnant women during recent ...

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