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Nigeria will be polio-free in the next six months, Executive Director of the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA), Dr. Faisal Shuaib, has declared. He spoke at briefing commemorating the 2019 African Vaccination Week (AVW) attended by the Country Representative for the World Health Organisation (WHO), Dr. Clement Peter; Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization […]

Nigeria is losing her experienced and specialist doctors to other countries in Europe, America and Asia because of two major reasons, which are economic and better infrastructure in these more advanced countries. The doctors are moving to societies where they are better paid because staying back in Nigeria keeps them on the poverty belt. A […]

Nigeria is on top of the list of global unvaccinated children with about 4 million children missing out in the first dose of the measles vaccines, the United Nation Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has said. The global agency said Nigeria has the highest number of children under one year who missed out on the first dose, […]

A team of researchers in a new study presented at the 83rd Annual Scientific Meeting of the Japanese Circulation Society has said frequent urination in the night, called nocturia, may be linked to hypertension and high salt intake. Nocturia is a condition in which people wake up during the night because they need to urinate. […]

A new research has revealed that children from low-income backgrounds, where parents have a low level of education, have weaker brain activity and are more likely to be distracted. The Lead researcher, Prof John Spencer, from the University of East Anglia’s School of Psychology and his team studied the brain function of children aged between […]


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