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Imported medicines to be reduced for three months in Egypt

After the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) announced the pound floatation last Thursday, pharmaceutical companies have notified pharmacies Monday that the number of imported...

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Nigeria records 100,000 new breast cancer cases yearly — Gynaecologist

Dr Chinyere Akpanika, a Gynaecologist at the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH), says breast cancer is the second leading cause of death in women worldwide....

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Polio vaccine drive targets 41m African children as Nigeria battles outbreak

Nigeria is racing to contain a polio outbreak in its north-east state of Borno, amid fears the virus could spread to neighbouring countries and set back global efforts...

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Foundation to facilitate loans for hospital owners

Health care practitioners who want to upgrade their facilities have been encouraged to approach the Medical Credit Fund introduced by PharmAccess Foundation for low...

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Health benefits of fruit-infused water

There is a new weight loss secret in town. If you have been paying attention lately, you would have observed that people drink water from large pitchers filled with...

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British scientists discover possible HIV cure

A British man could become the first person in the world to be cured of  HIV  using a new therapy designed by a team of scientists from five United Kingdom...

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Check the caffeine level in your diet

When you read this title, your mind is likely to go to coffee. You’re probably not the only one who thinks of this beverage whenever they hear the word,...

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Patients provide cotton wool, methylated spirit —ABUTH doctors

The National Association of Resident Doctors, Ahmadu Bello University Hospital, has lamented the high level of rot in the tertiary healthcare institution, saying...

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Tackling the Deadly Duo of TB and HIV-Aids in South Africa

South Africa ranks third of the 22 countries with a high incidence of TB. Patients with HIV are a whopping 26 times more likely to contract TB, yet there are significant...

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Nigeria should still watch out for Ebola, Lassa fever

Concerned that Africa, particularly Nigeria, is still vulnerable to emerging epidemics such as the Ebola Virus Disease, Lassa fever, Zika virus and others, a public...