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doctors nigeriaFollowing the abduction of two doctors by herdsmen on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway, the National Association of Resident Doctors has faulted the delay in the arrest of the kidnappers saying the unimpressive response of the police portends danger for other medical practitioners across the country. Armed herdsmen.
 
The body however, threatened to declare a state of emergency if President Muhammadu Buhari and the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris fail to take urgent measures. 

Sperm countA study has shown that chemicals found in a variety of routinely used consumer products may be contributing to the substantial drop in sperm counts and sperm quality among men in recent decades. The study found the effect of chemicals that disrupt the body’s hormones, called endocrine-disrupting chemicals, may extend beyond more than one generation.

The research results will be presented on Monday at “ENDO 2018”, the 100th annual meeting of the Endocrine Society, in Chicago.

Oral Health in Nigeria improvingAs the world marks the 2018 World Oral Health Day, Dr Seye Logede, Vice-Chairman, Dental Association of Nigeria, Abuja Chapter, says the general attitude of Nigerians to oral health has significantly improved unlike in times past.

Logede who is a Principal Dental Officer in the Oral Diagnosis Unit of the National Hospital, ‎Abuja, told our correspondent on Tuesday in Abuja that the use of social media contributed to the success recorded.

Saraki in handshake with Bill Gates as Aliko Dongote stands byThe President of the Senate Dr. Bukola Saraki, on Thursday, met with Microsoft Founder, Bill Gates and African Business Mogul, Alh. Aliko Dangote to proffer solutions to financing healthcare in Nigeria. Saraki who was accompanied by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara, had the breakfast with the business magnates and philanthropists at the Transcorp Hilton in Abuja.

Top on the agenda of the meeting were: Polio eradication, sustainable health financing and primary health care strengthening.

isaac adewole health ministerThe Federal Government has inaugurated a National Steering Committee on Basic Health Care Provision Fund to advocate for more resources and ensure smooth operation of the fund. Former President Goodluck Jonathan signed the National Health Act (2014) which stipulates that one per cent of consolidated fund be set aside for health care provision.

Mrs Boade Akinola, Director of Media and Public Relations of the Ministry of Health, made this known in a statement issued on Wednesday in Abuja. She said Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, inaugurated and chaired the committee.

breastcancer africanamericanwomen 631A Medical Oncologist, Dr Bisi Ademuyiwa, has said that about 27,000 to 30,000 women are diagnosed of breast cancer annually in Nigeria. She also said about half of these women die every year while informing that breast cancer remains the most common causes of female cancer in the world.

Dr. Ademuuyiwa, who stated this at the Breast Cancer Seminar, organized by AXA Mansard/AWEP in partnership with Alliance Hospital in Abuja, noted that while about 80 per cent of women diagnosed of breast cancer survive in the developed world, it is almost a death sentence in developing countries, including Nigeria.

americaThe Director General, National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) Professor Mojisola Adeyeye has sent a warning signal to all importers of substandard foods and drugs related products into the country, saying the agency will not allow the country to be a dumping ground for such products.

Prof. Adeyeye, who spoke during a Breakfast Meeting  organised by the American Business Council, noted that it will no longer be business as usual for all foreign countries, especially the Asian countries, whose inferior and adulterated drugs and foods have flooded the Nigerian markets hitherto, adding that the agency will soon commence prosecuting any nation found culprit of this act.

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