Category: Health

Nigeria Of Hope Amidst Despair

| August 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

The dawn of democracy in May 1999 brought a refreshing hope for Nigerians after 16 years of military intervention in national politics.  The attempt by late General Sani Abacha to transmute into a civilian president had come to naught, following the death of the dark-googled General. In a twist of fate, the angel of death […]

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WHO certifies new HIV treatment drug

| July 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

WHO certifies new HIV treatment drug The World Health Organisation (WHO) has certified Dolutegravir (DTG) as a safe and preferred first-line and second-line treatment drug for HIV/AIDS, adding that pregnant women can also use it. In a statement posted on its official website on Monday, it said initial studies had flagged DTG as having a […]

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Mental Health Personnel Inadequate In Nigeria – Igwe

| July 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

With an increase in mental illness in the country leading to many unfortunate deaths, well-meaning Nigerians are lamenting the non-availability of facilities and personnel to curb the situation. In this interview with the Medical Director of Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital in Enugu, Dr. Monday Igwe, he speaks on the rising trend with PATIENCE IVIE IHEJIRIKA What, […]

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Nigeria: Foundation Seeks Adoption of AI Technology in Healthcare

| July 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

By Emma Okonji The African ICT Foundation (AFICTF) has advocated that artificial learning and machine language will change the future by improving treatment design, fine tuning diagnosis and improving accuracy and speed of detection, improving clinical administration, patient experience and general human life. The Foundation made its position known in a paper presented at the […]

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Vegan restaurant owners challenge misnomers about plant-based diets

| June 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

Johannesburg, South Africa — Many people associate African cuisine with meat, but at Hombaze Restaurant in Johannesburg, the traditional African selections on the menu are mostly vegetable-based and vegan. For Kenn Ayere, owner of Hombaze, offering a menu that gets back to African roots means creating dishes that use beans, plantains and traditional African spices […]

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