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Maternal and Child Health

Fight against malaria: Nigeria, others at the mercy of new mosquito species

The discovery of a mosquito species known as "Steve" (scientifically named Anopheles stephensi) puts Nigeria and other African nations at risk of a spike in malaria incidence. The World Health Organisation reports that in 2012, Djibouti saw the first sighting...

The heart: All you need to know [READ]

The human heart is a finely-tuned instrument that serves the whole body. It is a muscular organ around the size of a closed fist, and it sits in the chest, slightly to the left of centre. The heart beats around...

How much should you exercise for a longer, healthier life?

A new study from researchers at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland, has found that while exercise is important to living a long life, following other healthy lifestyle habits may have an even greater impact. Many factors are involved when it...

How to care for children with diabetes [READ]

Master Johnson was having constant and recurring fever over a period of time while also passing large volume of urine. Worried by the development, his mother Mrs Jane took him to the hospital for examination and he was diagnosed of...

Smart Health: A Deep Dive into How Artificial Intelligence Will Reshape Patient Care and Wellness in 2024

By Dayo Ojerinde In the ever-evolving landscape of healthcare, the integration of artificial intelligence (AI) is poised to bring about transformative changes in patient care and wellness. As we step into 2024, the advancements in AI technologies are set to...

The Transformative Role of Chatbots in Improving Patient Experience and Healthcare Delivery in Nigeria

By Dayo Ojerinde Non-communicable diseases now make up 7 of the world’s top 10 causes of death, according to the World Health Organisation’s 2019 Global Health Estimates. This is an increase from 4 of the 10 leading causes in 2000....

Revolutionising Healthcare: The Unprecedented Integration of Artificial Intelligence in 2023

By Dayo Ojerinde As we count down to the end of 2023, I think one of the best decisions I took in the outgoing year is to join the Artificial Intelligence 'bandwagon.' Artificial Intelligence has been in existence for some time now,...

WHO okays malaria vaccine that will be rolled out next year

The World Health Organisation, on Monday, recommended the use of a second malaria vaccine to curb the life-threatening disease spread to humans by some mosquitoes. "Almost exactly two years ago, WHO recommended the broad use of the world's first malaria...

Red meat, sugar may be causing colorectal cancer in younger adults – Research

New research adds to the growing body of evidence suggesting that environmental factors, including the consumption of red meat and sugar, may contribute to the rising occurrence of colorectal cancer among young people. The research, according to www.medicalnewstoday.com, revealed that...

‘Weight loss surgery may weaken bones of teenagers, young adults’

Researchers are expressing concerns over the bone health of teens who have weight loss surgery. Weight loss surgery, according to www.medicalnewstoday.com, is being used more frequently on adolescents, teens, and young adults who have obesity. However, researchers are reporting that these...
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Is “male menopause” real? [READ]

The female reproductive cycle comes to an end with the menopause. But as men age, they undergo a variety...
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