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How people skipping breakfast risk heart attack

How people skipping breakfast risk heart attack

People who skip breakfast or eat poorly to start the day are twice as likely to develop hardened arteries, which can lead to deadly heart disease, researchers said Monday. The study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology uncovered signs of damage to the arteries long before symptoms …

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WHO scales up campaign against cholera in Borno

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says it has scaled up activities to combat cholera outbreak in Borno. The WHO Country Representative, Mr Wondi Alimu, disclosed this on Friday when he visited the Muna Garage Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp in Maiduguri. Alimu said that the organisation had anticipated the outbreak …

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Measles outbreak: Kebbi records 656 cases

Outbreak of measles was on Friday announced in Kebbi State, northwest, Nigeria. This was announced by the Executive Secretary, State Primary Health Care and Development Agency, Dr. Mannir Jega According to Mannir, the state had so far recorded 656 suspected cases of measles in 21 local government areas of the …

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Health insurance should be made compulsory for Nigerians – NHIS

Health insurance should be made compulsory for Nigerians if the country must achieve universal health coverage, an official has said. The Acting Executive Secretary of National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS, therefore appealed for the amendment of the section that made enrollment optional in the Act establishing the scheme. Mr. Ibrahim …

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USAID donates N30m medical equipment to Kogi

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) on Monday presented medical equipment worth about N30 million for 60 health facilities in Kogi. Dr Alobo Gabriel, the State Team Leader for Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP), disclosed this while handing over the equipment to the State Ministry of Health. Gabriel …

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BREAKNG: Resident doctors call off strike

Resident doctors call off strike

The National Association of Resident Doctors, NARD, in the early hours of Thursday announced the suspension of its strike which started on September 4 2017, after a meeting between officials of the Federal Government and representatives of NARD. The strike has crippled activities in public hospitals across Nigeria. Chairman of …

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Resident doctors meeting deadlocked as strike continues

The meeting of the executives of the National Association of Resident Doctors, NARD, has been deadlocked. The meeting was called to review government’s offers to the striking doctors with a view to call off the strike. The meeting, which started at 11 p.m. in Abuja ended at 7 a.m. for …

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