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Indian health officials have ordered a maker of cough syrups to halt production after they were linked to the deaths of children in The Gambia. Maiden Pharmaceuticals broke rules “across its manufacturing and testing activities,” Indian regulators found. The World Health Organization (WHO) issued a global alert over four of Maiden’s cough syrups linked to […]

A total of ten thousand two hundred and seventeen (10, 217) suspected cases of cholera, including 233 deaths, have been recorded in 31 states this year.   The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), disclosed this during the ministerial briefing and update on COVID-19 response and development in the health sector.   According to the Director-General, (NCDC), Dr Ifedayo ADETIFA, there […]

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control on Tuesday raised alarm over the use of four cough syrups linked linked to acute kidney injuries and the children’s deaths in The Gambia. According to the World Health Organisation, the four products are: Promethazine Oral Solution, Kofexmalin Baby Cough Syrup, Makoff Baby Cough Syrup […]

As the world marks Mental Health Day,a group under the auspices of SpeakUp4Help Foundation has called for an urgent need to address the increasing rate of depression-induced suicide, with a view to enabling victims to live to their full potential. Speaking at the National Depression Day Symposium, with the theme “Mental Health and Well-Being: A […]

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), says 56 deaths have been recorded in 32 States and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) this year resulting from 961 cases of suspected Cerebrospinal Meningitis (CSM). Making the revelation on Thursday, Dr. Ifedayo Adetifa, the Director-General of NCDC, in a statement, explained that the organisation had continued to work with affected States to improve […]

The Sudan Ebola virus has claimed the life of another health worker in Uganda. Uganda’s Health Minister, Jane ACENG, announced the passing on of Miss Margaret Nabisubi in morning of today. According to reports, Nabisubi is the fourth health worker to die of the virus since the outbreak in September. Meanwhile, on the 20th of […]

The House of Representatives has raised the alarm over the possibility of the ebola virus returning to Nigeria, urging the Federal Government to immediately activate preventive measures. Members of the House, at the plenary today, unanimously adopted a motion moved by one of them, Dachung Bagos, who warned that the virus might spread to Nigeria […]

The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, has justified the burning of cocaine and other illicit drugs seized by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA). NDLEA’s recent revelation of seizing and setting ablaze cocaine weighing 1.8 tonnes and valued at over N194 billion set off a barrage of criticisms. The […]

Today is World Heart Day (WHD) and cardiologists have alerted to a steep rise in cases of heart attack, stroke and kidney failure in the country. Heart diseases, also called cardiovascular diseases, are heart conditions that include diseased vessels, structural problems and blood clots. Most common types are coronary heart disease, high blood pressure (hypertension), […]

Following the inability of many Nigerians to have access to good health care as result of high poverty rate in the country ,  chairman of the Nigeria medical Association, Kwara state branch  Dr Abdulquadir Ola Ahmed has called on Kwara residents to take advantage of health insurance. In an interview  with Royal Times  the NMA […]

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