Why ‘Discovery of How Cells Sense Oxygen Levels’ earned 2019 Nobel Prize in Medicine
Oxygen is vital for life, so much so that cells can sense when there isn’t enough and adapt almost instantly. The winners of the 2019 Nobel Prize for Physiology figured it out.
Medical experts speak on high suicide rate in Nigeria, suggest solutions
WHO’s 2016 Global Health Observatory Data Repository estimates that 9.5 suicides per 100,000 occur in Nigeria.
Nigeria records over 99,000 cases of infectious diseases in three years
At least 304 deaths have been recorded in 2019 so far. These include 145 deaths from Lassa fever, 124 from measles and 35 from cholera.
Goalkeepers Award: Gates Foundation honours changemakers
Prime Minister Modi of India was one of the recipients of the award.
Nigeria’s lack of potable water, forced evictions, maltreatment of physiclally challenged worry UN
The UN rapporteur also said there is an estimated housing deficit of 22 million units, and about 130 million people lack access to adequate sanitation.
ANALYSIS: Nigeria’s missed opportunity amidst successful Demographic Health Survey
This year, the health survey sought to take blood samples from Nigerians for malaria, anaemia and genotype testing but shuns non-communicable diseases.
How Nigerian government-owned orphanage mistreats children
Children allege poor treatment after being confined for two months at Unity Orphanage Home and Youth Support Centre, Gwagwalada.
First 1000 days of life and routine immunisation in Nigeria
Research shows that 1 in 4 of the deaths that occur in children under-five in Nigeria can be prevented with the aid of vaccines.
World Breastfeeding Week: Nine myths about breastfeeding
Exclusive breastfeeding in the first six months and continued breastfeeding until age two or longer can boost children’s immune system
Six things Nigeria’s new health insurance chief must do to stabilise NHIS
The NHIS leadership seat appears too hot for anyone to sit on since the inception of the scheme almost 15 years ago.
Why every Nigerian state must domesticate, implement Child Rights Act
In Nigeria, thousands of children are marginalised due to the non-implementation of this crucial law.
How being a journalist in Nigeria can impact mental health
Evidence suggests that excessive demands of the occupation coupled with low income, job insecurity, low status and physical fatigue contribute to mental health occupational hazards.
Special Report: How personnel shortage, ‘internal brain drain’ threaten primary healthcare in Niger
An investigation by PREMIUM TIMES shows how primary healthcare centres in Niger State are gradually losing their usefulness due to the dearth of personnel and abandonment.
South-south leads Nigeria’s huge alcohol consumption, NBS data shows
The seven states of Jigawa, Kaduna, Katsina, Kebbi, Kano, Sokoto, and Zamfara, making up the North West zone, have the most restrained drinkers.
Silent dangers in methods of bleaching Nigerians adopt
“While bleaching is being promoted overtly or covertly by the media, the regulatory agents appear to be running against the wind in terms of control.”
How lack of spousal consent deters Nigerian women from family planning
According to a recent report on family planning in Nigeria, only 13 per cent of women aged 15 to 49, currently married or in a union, use FP method.
INTERVIEW: How Universal Health Coverage led to Algeria being Malaria-Free – WHO Representative
Algeria is now the second African country after Mauritius to be officially recognized by the World Health Organisation as malaria-free.
INTERVIEW: Meningitis: What we’re doing to keep Nigeria’s death toll low this year – NCDC Official
Health agency explains how to treat a disease which is currently in season in Nigeria
Arrest Of Women In Abuja: What Nigerian law says about prostitution
Authorities of the Nigerian capital have used prostitution as a justification to arrest women at nightclubs.