Causes of Hiccups (Hiccoughs) and How to Stop it

Hiccups are caused by a sudden contraction of your diaphragm. The diaphragm is a muscle under your lungs that helps you breathe in. The top of your windpipe (your glottis) closes immediately after your diaphragm contracts which makes the typical ‘hic’ sound. A hiccup is an automatic action of the body that you can’t control Read more

Nigeria blew away US$1b for officials’ overseas medical bills

It is not clear how much Nigeria’s taxpayers pay for their leaders’ treatments abroad. Former first lady Patience Jonathan has claimed that half of US$31.5 million frozen in a corruption investigation was a government payout for medical bills she incurred in London in 2013. Ever-witty Nigerians took to social media to ask if she was Read more

UCH Opens Cancer Diagnostic Centre

The University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, has commissioned its purpose-built molecular diagnostic centre, the first of its kind in West Africa. Speaking at the ceremony in Ibadan yesterday, the Chief Medical Director (CMD) of UCH, Professor Temitope Alonge, said the million-naira complex, equipped with six standard size medical laboratories and office spaces, was put in Read more

Panic as bird flu outbreak kills 15,000 birds in Cameroon

  (NMG) Authorities in Cameroon have confirmed a bird flu outbreak in the country. Already, an estimated 15,000 birds have died in the government owned Mvog-Betsi poultry complex of Yaoundé, officials confirmed Wednesday. This is about about 50 per cent of birds in the facility. On May 22, 2016, the country’s epidemic surveillance network noticed Read more

Doctors Battle to Save Widow Allegedly Butchered By Brother Inlaw

A team of medical personnel are now battling to save the life of a 60-year old widow, Mrs. Ngozi Emeana, from Umuakali, Naze, Owerri North local council area of Imo State, who was allegedly attacked and butchered by her brother inlaw and two others (names withheld), over a land matter. Narrating the incident to newsmen Read more

FG To Provide Centres With New TB Screening Equipment

Nigerian Health Minister Professor Isaac Adewole says the Federal Government will provide 1,111 gene expert machines, a new diagnostic tool for selected primary healthcare centres to enhance treatment of tuberculosis (TB). Addressing the National Conference on Tuberculosis organized by the Stop TB Partnership Nigeria in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Health with the theme Read more

New Ebola death in Liberia, months after end of its outbreak

“A young lady in her early thirties died of Ebola yesterday at the Redemption Hospital,” a senior health ministry official said, adding that the government was preparing to release a statement on the new case. A hospital worker also confirmed the woman had tested positive for the disease and died on Thursday. More than 11,300 Read more