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How much of physical activity is recommended?

WHO recommends that children and adolescents aged five to17 years: Should do at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous-intensity physical activity daily; physical activity of amounts greater than 60 minutes daily will provide additional health benefits; and should include activities that strengthen muscle and bone, at least three times per week. They recommend that […]

Conditions

WHO Sends 11m Doses of Yellow Fever Vaccines to DR Congo.

Congolese Health Minister Felix Kabange on Tuesday said the World Health Organisation (WHO) has sent over 11 million doses of yellow fever vaccines to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo). Kabange made the statement while speaking with newsmen in Kinshasa during a meeting to assess the situation of yellow fever outbreak in the country. […]

Career

Medical Postgraduate Forms on Sale at Bayero University, Kano.

This is to inform the general public that online sale of the Bayero University, Kano, Postgraduate application forms for the 2016/2017 Academic Session commenced on Monday, 27 June 2016. All interested applicants should use the left navigation panel for details about available Programmes and the process of applying online. Please note the following information: The […]

Physician

Dickson Meets Bayelsa NMA to Avert Doctors’ Strike!!!

Gov. Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa has met with officials of the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) in the state to avert impending strike by medical practitioners over backlog of five month salary arrears. The NMA in Bayelsa had on June 6 issued a 21 day strike notice which lapsed on Monday. The strike notice, dated June […]

Physician

Nigerian Medical Association Ogun State Branch Sets to Holds 2016 AGM.

The Nigerian Medical Association Ogun State Branch announces its  2016 Annual General Meeting and Scientific Conference with the Theme: Road Mishaps: A Menance to our Society Sub Themes: – Care at the accident site: the role of the passer by. – Vehicular maintenance to reduce road accidents – Road Traffic Accident: the role of the […]

Policy

Federal Ministry Of Labour and Productivity To Meet With JOHESU Executives.

The Federal Ministry Of Labour and Productivity has scheduled to meet with the executives of the Joint Health Sector Unions after the unions warning strike. In a letter addressed to the Chairman Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) dated 27th June 2016 and titled RE: RESUMPTION OF STRIKE FINAL ULTIMATUM FORWARDING OF THE CONCLUSIONS OF MEETING HELD […]

The Professional

(NEW): Joint Health Sector Unions & Assembly Of Health Care Professionals Publishes New Communique

All JOHESU Members Tertiary Health Institutions Nationwide  RE — COMMENCEMENT OF 7 DAYS WARNING STRIKE JOHESU wish to refer to our communiqué issued on Tuesday 21st June, 2016 on the above subject matter, on the need for JOHESU members to embark on a 7 days warning strike with effect from Wednesday 22′ June, 2016. The […]

Patient

NEW: DRUNKOREXIA… KNOW HOW TO MEASURE YOUR ALCOHOL INTAKE…

A new and troubling trend in which youth deliberately do not eat and then go on to drink alcohol in excess appears to be sweeping US college campuses, new research suggests. This trend is known as “drunkorexia,” the practice refers to a combination of diet-related behaviors, such as food restriction, excessive exercise, or binge eating […]

Policy The Professional

Islamic Association to Establish Hospital, School in Bauchi.

The Islamic Medical Association of Nigeria (IMAN) Bauchi State chapter will establish a hospital and a school to render services to people.‎ Speaking at the second state congress of the association in Bauchi yesterday, the state chairman of the association, Dr. Muhammad Alkali disclosed that the hospital when established will provide medical care to the […]

The Professional

NANNM to FG: Approve the Unified Scheme of Service for Nurses.

The National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives (NANNM) has called on the federal government to without further delay, approve the unified schemes of service for nurses which according to the body is also stalling the implementation of internship for graduates of nursing sciences. In a communique obtained by jude chiedu of Nursingworld and signed […]

Career Physician

National PostGraduate Medical College Of Nigeria July 2016 Research Methodology in Medicine Workshop.

Objective To facilitate acquisition of basic knowledge and necessary skills for research in Medicine and Proposal/Dissertation writing. SEE POSTER FOR THE WORKSHOP  List of Hotels Around Ijaniki Area Course Content Definition , Spectrum and Types of Health Research Design Defining Research Problems, Setting Objectives, Research Methods, and Statistics Writing Research Proposals (Planning, Protocol Development and […]

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Nigerian Wins Innovation Prize for Africa 2016 with Urine Malaria Test.

A Nigerian, Dr. Eddy Agbo, over the weekend emerged as one of the three winners of the Innovation Prize for Africa, winning the Special Prize for Social Impact with innovative healthcare solution to address Africa’s prevailing malaria burden. The Innovation Prize for Africa is the landmark programme of the African Innovation Foundation (AIF) According to […]

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Doctors Begin Work Today, As NARD Suspends Strike

The National Association of Resident Doctors has suspended its ongoing nationwide indefinite strike. The NARD President, Dr .Muhammad Askira, said the doctors would be resuming work by 6am on Monday  Askira said the association took the decision due to the intervention of the Speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara. In a communiqué issued in Abuja […]

Policy

Vanguard News Account: 24 Hours At The Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) Accident & Emergency.

Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, LASUTH, is a facility that records over 200 emergencies in two of its Accident & Emergency, A&E, units on a daily basis. Situated few kilometres away from the domestic terminal and Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Ikeja, LASUTH, is open to patients from all parts of the country and neighbouring African […]

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Official: National Association Of Resident Doctors Of Nigeria Releases Communique

COMMUNIQUE ISSUED AT THE END OF EXTRA-ORDINARY NATIONAL EXECuTIVE COUNCIL MEETING MEC, OF NARD AT THE TRAUMA CENTER NATIONAL HOSPITAL ABUJA ON 24th JUNE 2016. PREAMBLE NARD HELD HER EXTRA-ORDINARY NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MEETING AT AUDITORIUM OF TRAUMA CENTER OF NATIONAL HOSPITAL ABUJA ON 24th JUNE, 2016 OBSERVATION: #Observes that- 1. NARD has been on […]