Achievement hailed by PM as ‘hugely significant milestone’ means people in late 40s should be next to be immunisedCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAll over-50s and high-risk groups in the UK have been offered a coronavirus va... Read Full Story
Rita Essien (not real name) is a middle-aged Nigerian woman battling cervical cancer at the National Hospital Abuja. According to her story, Essien is not only dealing with the pain and trauma the disease has caused her, but has also lost everything, as she struggles to pay her medical bills in order to stay alive. […] Read Full Story
Nightmare scenarios involving deadly new variants are making us all too gloomy – but there’s a scientific case for optimismIt can be quite easy, reading the press, to believe that the pandemic will never end. Even when good news about vaccines started ... Read Full Story
App was to have been updated before English lockdown easing, but firms objected to data-sharing changesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMinisters have paused a planned update to the NHS Covid-19 app after Apple and Google blo... Read Full Story
By 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 […]
By 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 […]
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
Following the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines in Lagos last week, health workers in the state’s public and private healthcare facilities were among the first to receive the jab.
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Analysis: joint investment in scaling up production could be on cards if differences can be resolvedCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageWithin the latest spat between Brussels and AstraZeneca, and by extension Boris Johnson’s go... Read Full Story
The new technology that can rapidly detect whether a positive COVID-19 test sample contains a known variant was being trialled by the British Government.
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Latest updates: prime minister says UK will feel effects of third coronavirus wave ‘in due course’Boris Johnson: vaccine cooperation vital to help combat third waveUK considers Covid traffic light system for international travel‘There are times when I... Read Full Story
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’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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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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Barely six days into the commencement of the COVID vaccination exercise in Lagos State, residents have continued to troop out to various dedicated sites leading to an increase in activities of medical personnel.
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NAFDAC has explained that both COVISHIELD and AstraZeneca are the same vaccines for immunization against COVID-19...
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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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Government misses target and leaves extremely vulnerable people waiting for a jab they can accessCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageSome of the country’s most clinically vulnerable people have yet to receive the coronavirus vac... Read Full Story
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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Characteristic humour courses through this emotional illustrated book about the writer’s battle with Covid-19“Uh-uh! A cave! We can’t go over it. We can’t go under it. We’ve got to go through it!” Like the children in his best-known book, We’re Going o... Read Full Story
With high infection rates and many people relying on food banks, the city has suffered more than mostThe clock ticks past midday. At first it is just a trickle, mainly Gujarati Indian women in brightly coloured saris, some alone, others with young chil... Read Full Story
Hospital admissions and deaths are declining as priority groups vaccinated but number of new diagnoses has stabilisedCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe UK’s Covid-19 statistics remain encouraging despite continuing rows ove... Read Full Story
On this anniversary of the first lockdown, the acclaimed doctor-writer details the grim scenes from health’s frontline and the heroic response‘Death,” wrote Saul Bellow in his 1975 novel Humboldt’s Gift, “is the dark backing a mirror needs if we are to... Read Full Story
Writer says encephalitis left her with a stammer that developed her sense of grammar and broadened her vocabularyMaggie O’Farrell, acclaimed last year for taking readers inside the Shakespeares’ Stratford family home at a time of plague in her award-wi... Read Full Story
Sir Michael Marmot says ‘uncaring’ system must be made more generous to bridge growing gap in health inequalityCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe welfare system is damaging the health of the poor and needs to be overhauled ... Read Full Story