HEPATITIS B MORE INFECTIOUS THAN HIV, EXPERT REVEALS

Dr Bello Kumo, a consultant Gastroenterologist with Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria, says Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) is more infectious than HIV. Kumo stated this in a paper entitled “Face to Face with Hepatitis B: Cost and Burden”, presented at a public lecture organised by Kashim Ibrahim Fellows (KIF) in Kaduna on Thursday. The consultant, who expressed concern that not many people have knowledge about the disease, added that multitude of patients were not identified early enough and managed. He explained that the virus could be transmitted through contact…

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NIGERIA HAS MORE HIV POSITIVE BABIES THAN ANY OTHER COUNTRY IN THE WORLD

NIGERIA—On a January morning, 12-year-old Yusuf Adamu slumps in his father’s lap, head pressed against his chest. Infected at birth with HIV, he is tiny for his age and has birdlike limbs. He has been feverish for 3 days, which is why his father, Ibrahim, brought him to the pediatric HIV/AIDS clinic at Asokoro District Hospital in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital. “He’s been losing weight, he is not eating well, he’s still taking his drugs, and he’s complaining of chest pains and coughing,” Ibrahim tells the nurse. Yusuf’s records show that…

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RESIDENTS OF ABUJA COMMUNITY RESORT TO TRADITIONAL HERBALISTS SINCE GOVT FAILED TO PROVIDE HEALTHCARE FACILITIES

The residents of Chibiri Community in Kuje Area Council have resorted to using herbalists for the treatment of their children due to lack of proper healthcare facility in the area. The residents told News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Abuja that over the years they have lost children to seizure and other ailments. Fatima Yusuf, a 52-year old female herbalist, said that she treated children in the community with herbs. “I treat children with seizure that parents bring here when they are almost dying and most times if…

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DOCTOR USES SLIPPERS AS NECK COLLAR TO SAVE ACCIDENT VICTIM, SEE PICS

While our elected looters seek medical attention for headaches abroad while the masses not only drum up support for them but go ahead to blackmail, insult and threaten those who call out their excesses,a doctor in a rural village is forced to improvise. This is Dr Chibuike Joseph Chukwudu using a bathroom slipper to make a cervical collar for an accident victim at risk of a full paralysis who nearly choked to death. Doc all I know is that the reward for your hard work can never be repaid fully…

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NOLLYWOOD MOVIE PRODUCER DOWN WITH CANCER OF THE BLOOD, SEE PICS

IKENNA AJUBA is his name. He is a Nollywood movie producer and writer.He has produced so many Nigerian movies which include MADAM DOLLAR, featuring Ebere Okaro and many others like ADA VIGILANTE, featuring Ngozi Ezeonu,Nuella Njubigbo and others. He is also a documentary producer. But the sad story is that Mr Ikenna Ajuba was diagnosed of leukaemia, a cancer of the blood in 2018. He has been to so many hospitals and done first and second bone marrow surgery tests. He has had several courses of chemotherapy and was later…

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HEART CONDITION FORCES NIGERIAN FOOTBALLER TO RETIRE AT 21

21-year-old Nigerian footballer and AS Roma player, Abdullahi Nura, has been forced to retire from football due to a heart condition after returning from a two-year loan stint at AC Perugia. . . The defender was signed for £2million by Roma in 2015 after impressing for Spezia’s U-19 squad. Nura has now been offered a non-football role in the club’s youth sector to hopefully begin a longer and more fulfilling career in coaching. Source: http://www.newsbroadcast.com.ng/2019/04/heart-problem-forces-nigerian.html

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FLAGYL ALCOHOL AND ITS USE

Dr. Sylvester Ikhisemojie The antibiotic, Flagyl, is perhaps one of the best known medicines in Nigeria. People use it for all sorts of things: when they have diarrhea, they use Flagyl. When they have features of indigestion, they use Flagyl. When they suffer from vaginal itching, Flagyl is their drug of choice. Worse still, when they find a child who has rectal prolapse or has intussusception, a sure killer of children who do not have surgical relief, Flagyl is also used. People have often said that they use it also…

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DOCTORS PERFORM KIDNEY TRANSPLANT IN FEDERAL MEDICAL CENTRE UMAHIA

The new Medical Director of the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Umuahia, Abia State, Dr. Azubuike Onyebuchi has revealed that the fifth successful kidney transplant performed on a man by the hospital last week, was carried out by Nigerian doctors, in collaboration with a Nigerian Transplant Surgeon, Prof. Sani Usman Alhassan, who came from Kano.The Medical Director told The Guardian yesterday, that the operation was the first since he assumed office this month, adding that the patient, whose identity he failed to disclose, was doing very well at the hospital’s Intensive…

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NIGERIA’S HEALTH SECTOR SERIOUSLY NEED SURGERY SAYS DOGARA

Yakubu Dogara, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, has lamented the state of the Nigerian health sector. Speaking on Wednesday during a public hearing organised by the House Committee on Health, where two bills were presented at the National Assembly in Abuja, Dogara called for an overhaul of the health sector. The bills under consideration were a Bill for an Act to Repeal the Health Records Officers (Registration, etc) Act, CAP. H2 of the Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004 and Re-Enact the Health Information Practitioners Council of Nigeria for…

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BABA SUWE TRAVELS ABROAD FOR MEDICAL TREATMENT

Baba Suwe has finally traveled abroad for medical treatment, after funds were raised for him following report of him being down with chronic diabetes.Yomi Fabiyi who announced that Baba Suwe traveled abroad for medical treatment on Saturday, April 20, disclosed that he was accompanied by his son, Sola Omidina. He also thanked everyone that came to the aid of the actor when news of his ill health broke. He wrote; https://unclesuru.com/2019/04/22/baba-suwe-travels-abroad-for-medical-treatment/

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