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World Autism Day: Expert calls for more awareness to improve diagnosis

World Autism Day: Expert calls for more awareness to improve diagnosisBy Oboh Linus A doctor, Dr Osuagwu Magnus, has called for intensive awareness about autism, among healthcare professionals and the general public, in order to improve its diagnosis. Magnus, Chief Consultant, Department of Family Medicine, Dalhatu Araf Specialized Hospital (DASH), Lafia, made the appeal during an interview with the Nigeria News Agency (NAN) on Friday in Lafia. He explained that the appeal became necessary because many medical professionals were unaware of the disease. He noted that since this was not a laboratory diagnostic condition, but a clinical observation, there was a need to increase awareness among healthcare workers about this condition, as well as the general public. Magnus described autism as a disease that cannot be cured for life, but one that could not be managed that therefore parents should try to get the most out of autistic people, giving them special attention rather than giving them up. He pointed […]

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UCH joins strike, says lost 17 doctors, staff to COVID-19

UCH joins strike, says lost 17 doctors, staff to COVID-19By Oluwabukola Akanni Dr Temitope Hussein, president of University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan branch of the Nigerian Association of Resident Physicians (NARD), says the association has lost 17 doctors due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Hussein, who justified the association’s reasons for joining the national NARD strike, explained that the families of the deceased doctors had not yet benefited from the death insurance scheme while in service. According to him, the striking doctors were also protesting against the non-payment of the salaries of some of their members across the country and demanding an upward revision of the risk allowance, among other things. He denounced the agony that its members across the country had had to endure for three months now without pay, despite their uninterrupted service to the nation. Hussein said that despite the three-month window given to the federal government to review the risk pay for healthcare workers, the risk […]

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Recapping the International Day of Happiness

On Saturday, March 20, 2021, the world celebrated the International Day of Happiness, a day set aside to recognize the relevance of happiness and well-being, two of humankind’s most fundamental goals and aspirations. In marking this day, despite global health and economic crises, we reinforced the significance of acknowledging the little big things that cheer […] Read Full Story

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Over 80% of childhood cancers are curable — Expert

A consultant Haematologist, Dr Uche Nwokwu, says over 80 per cent of childhood cancers are curable because children respond faster to anticancer medicines and other forms of treatment, including surgery and radiotherapy than adults. Nwokwu, a consultant at the National Cancer Control Programme of the Ministry of Health, disclosed this in an interview with the
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Niger Republic receives Sinopharm vaccine from China

Niger’s health ministry said Sunday that China has sent it 400,000 doses of the Sinopharm vaccine to help stem the spread of Covid-19 in the African country. A cargo plane carrying the jabs, as well as 300,000 antigen tests, masks and protective equipment arrived at Niamey airport, the ministry said.  It would start rolling out...

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Cancer can start from any part of body except heart ― Consultant

A Consultant Haematologist, Dr Uche Nwokwu, says cancer can start from every single part of the body except the heart. Nwokwu, a consultant at the National Cancer Control Programme of the Ministry of Health, told NAN in Abuja on Sunday that cancer could start from any part of the body and its complications could affect
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COVID-19 Vaccination: Lagos NMA demands equity, prioritisation of health workers

By Chioma Obinna As Lagos prepares to roll out its COVID vaccination programme, medical doctors in the state are demanding equity in the vaccination processes as well as strict adherence to the initial plans of vaccinating health workers and other front liners to ensure a hitch-free vaccination of all Lagosians. In a chat with Vanguard
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Stop alcohol consumption once you are 50 years old ― Dietician

Shun intake of alcohol once you are 50 years and above, Mrs Doyin Ajayi, Chairman, Ekiti State chapter of the Institute of Dietetics, advised in Ado-Ekiti on Sunday. Ajayi, who gave the advice while speaking with newsmen, said the elderly should consume more fruits and light foods instead. She said alcohol could make some vital
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