Health Mental Health Metro

It is okay to visit a psychiatrist regularly, Doctor assures Nigerians

Reading Time: 2 minutes Dr. Maymunah Kadiri, a Consultant Neuropsychiatrist and Medical Director, Pinnacle Medical Services, has advised Nigerians to form the habit of going for quarterly mental health check-ups to ensure their mental wellbeing. She bemoaned what she described as the unfortunate reluctance of a majority of Nigerians who feel that only the mentally challenged should go for Read More…

Health Nigeria Suicide

700,000 people commit suicide globally annually – WHO

Reading Time: 2 minutes The World Health Organization (WHO) has said that more than 700,000 people commit suicide globally every year with 77 per cent of all global suicides occurring in low and middle-income countries. Dr. Walter Mulombo, WHO Country Representative to Nigeria, said this in a message to commemorate the 2022 World Suicide Prevention Day. Mulombo said that Read More…

Health Metro

Expert calls for formal training in anaesthesia, critical care

Reading Time: 2 minutes Dr. Seyi Oyesola, Chief Executive Officer/Founder of Anesthesia and Critical Care Consultants (A3C’s), says there is an urgent need for formal training for personnel in the speciality to enhance skills and medical procedures in the country. Oyesola, who is a Consultant in anaesthesia and critical care made the call during A3C’s team’s visit to the Read More…

Health Metro

Heart disease: Cardiologist advises on diet, lifestyle modification

Reading Time: 2 minutes Dr. Ramond Moronkola, a consultant cardiologist with Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), on Thursday cautioned Nigerians to be conscious of what they eat and drink, to decrease the risk of heart-related diseases. He said many of the primary foods and beverages being eaten were responsible for heart-related diseases. Examples of these are bread, processed Read More…

Health Ifako-Ijaiye Metro

1,600 Ifako-Ijaiye residents benefit from free health outreach

Reading Time: 2 minutes Prince Usman Hamzat, Chairman, Ifako-Ijaiye Local Government Area of Lagos State, has said that 1,600 residents have made the most from an ongoing free grassroots health outreach organised by the council.  Hamzat, who disclosed this in Lagos on Tuesday, when he visited the ongoing exercise, said that the medical outreach was to achieve health care Read More…

Health Metro

Fertility centre launch facility to increase IVF success rate

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Dr. Chibuki Aigbe, The Practice Manager of One Wellness Centre, says the fertility clinic is ready to increase the success rate of In vitro fertilization (IVF) in the country. Aigbe made this known at a breakfast session organized by the centre with its fertility specialists and unveiling of its facility in Lagos. IVF is a Read More…

African Traditional Medicine Health Metro

Unlicensed African Traditional medicine practitioners will be penalised

Reading Time: 2 minutes Anybody found practising any form of health care delivery without a licence, will be sanctioned and prosecuted. Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu gave the warning at the celebration of the Year 2022 African Traditional Medicine Day on Thursday at Adeyemi Bero Auditorium, Alausa-Ikeja, Lagos. This year’s celebration organised by Lagos State Traditional Medicine Board (LSTMB) has the Read More…

Health Metro Top Story Tuberculosis

Lagos to build infectious disease institute to battle tuberculosis – Sanwo-Olu

Reading Time: 2 minutes Lagos State is planning to build an Infectious Disease Research Institute, to prepare for the next pandemic and curtail the spread of Tuberculosis (TB), Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, speaking at a dinner organized by Stop TB Partnership Nigeria, as part of the High-Level Mission on Domestic Resource Mobilisation to end TB in the country, revealed that Read More…

Abia Health Nigeria

9 cases of monkeypox confirmed in Abia

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Abia state has recorded nine cases of monkeypox. Mrs. Peace Nwogwugwu, the state’s epidemiologist, made the announcement on Wednesday in the state capital, Umuahia. She spoke at the one-day sensitization workshop organized by the Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ) in collaboration with Abia Ministry of Health. “Currently, 40 suspected cases have been investigated and nine Read More…