Strange disease kills 14 in Ondo An unknown disease has reportedly killed 14 persons in Ode-Irele, headquarters of Irele local government of Ondo state. The existence of the killer disease in the community has been confirmed by the state commissioner for health, Dr. Dayo Adeyanju. He said several others were on danger list, stressing that the symptoms...... read more
Gunmen kill two women polio workers, policeman Gunmen on Tuesday killed two female polio workers and a police guard in northwest Pakistan, the latest in a spate of deadly attacks on the immunisation teams. Police said two attackers fired at the workers as they gave polio drops to children in the mountainous Sheikhabad area, 60 kilometres (37 miles)...... read more
Medical Doctors In Lagos Embark On Indefinite Strike Over Unpaid Salaries Medical  doctors in the employment of Lagos State under the umbrella of medical guild body on Monday commenced  indefinite strike over withheld salaries. It would be recalled that the doctors had on March 8 issued a 10-day ultimatum to government to pay all outstanding monies allegedly withheld as a result of...... read more
IBB flown to Germany for medical check-up Former military president, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida has been flown to Germany for a routine medical check-up. This is contrary to media reports that the ex-leader was flown abroad for an emergency treatment. A close source told Leadership that, IBB’s latest trip to Germany was a normal appointment with his doctor which...... read more
Medical Laboratory Council Seals Off 15 Health Facilities As part of ongoing efforts to sanitise the laboratory system in the country, about 15 health facilities have been sealed off in the Federal Capital Territory over poor medical standards. The Medical Science Laboratory Council of Nigeria (MLSCN), disclosed this yesterday in a press briefing with journalists on Monday while giving...... read more
Buhari has testicular cancer — Mojekwu All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (rtd.), “obviously has testicular cancer,” popular sickle cell activist Pamela Mojekwu has said.Writing yesterday afternoon (Nigerian Time) on her Facebook wall, Pamela Mojekwu, CEO of Sickle Cell United Chicago, Illinois, USA, said:“Buhari obviously has testicular cancer and is in UK receiving treatment....... read more
'Oba of Benin still alive' The Oba of Benin, Oba Erediauwa, has dismissed the rumour that he had passed on. The speculation on the monarch’s demise had gone viral on the Internet on Friday morning. The rumour also intensified with the claim that the Oba did not personally receive President Goodluck Jonathan, during his February 4...... read more
Health Minister assures of better service delivery  The Minister of Health, Dr Khaliru Alhassan, has assured that Nigerians will access better and improved quality health care in 2015 due to the various policies that has been launched under President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration to improve health services in the country.The minister told journalists in Abuja that the challenges the...... read more
Panic as Cholera hits Enugu, many hospitalized An outbreak of cholera has occurred in Enugu State, leaving several people hospitalized in Nsukka, Udenu and Igboeze South Local Government areas of the state. Although no life had been reportedly lost, efforts had been intensified by the state government to ensure it does not escalate. Commissioner for Health, Dr. George...... read more
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