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COVID-19: Small number of people suffer stroke after receiving AstraZeneca – as experts urge doctors to be alert

COVID-19: Small number of people suffer stroke after receiving AstraZeneca – as experts urge doctors to be alert

Three people aged under 45 have suffered from a stroke within a month of receiving the coronavirus vaccine AstraZeneca. "Doctors need to be vigilant if patients present with typical stroke symptoms due to a blocked artery any time between days four and 28 post-vaccination." Doctors have been told to look out for signs of stroke in patients who received the Oxford/AstraZeneca coronavirus jab after one person died and two others needed hospital treatment. Two women in their 30s and a man in his 40s suffered blood clots, leading to an ischaemic stroke - the most common kind, caused when a…
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BREAKING: 20 killed as cholera outbreak hits Bauchi

BREAKING: 20 killed as cholera outbreak hits Bauchi

The Bauchi State Commissioner of Health, Dr. Aliyu Maigoro, has confirmed the outbreak of cholera disease in the state. Addressing newsmen on Tuesday in Bauchi, Mr Maigor disclosed that no fewer than 20 persons have died of the disease. According to him, the index case was a 37- year- old housewife, who was admitted at the Burra General Hospital on April 24, 2021 in Ningi Local Government Area. He added that the disease was also discovered in neighboring communities like Sumaila and other Local Government Areas of Kano State. Details later…
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CORONAVIRUS: Nigeria records 42 new cases on Monday

CORONAVIRUS: Nigeria records 42 new cases on Monday

Nigeria on Monday recorded 42 new cases of coronavirus infection, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 166,061, according to official data. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reported this on its official Twitter handle Monday night, adding that the new cases were recorded in seven states and the federal capital territory, FCT. Again, Lagos took the lead with 14 cases and it is followed closely by Gombe with 11 cases while Ebonyi and Kano reported five each. The trio of Edo, Kaduna and Rivers State reported one case each while the FCT recorded four new cases. According…
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WOW!!! See why hypertension cases are rising in Nigeria’

WOW!!! See why hypertension cases are rising in Nigeria’

Nutrition and other health experts said many Nigerians are exceeding the recommended daily salt intake, noting that this may be a major reason for the increasing incidence of hypertension in the country. Efforts of the country to reduce the huge burden of hypertension, kidney diseases and other health conditions, they said, must include a policy framework to address the problem of high blood pressure, stressing that the health condition is linked to high salt consumption. The experts, Principal Dietician at Ajeromi General Hospital, Lagos, Olusola Malomo; and a clinical pharmacist based in Asaba, Delta State, Dr. Kingsley Amibor, said the…
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GOOD NEWS!!! ‘Aso Rock Clinic On The Path To Perfection’, Says Presidency

GOOD NEWS!!! ‘Aso Rock Clinic On The Path To Perfection’, Says Presidency

'Aso Rock Clinic On The Path To Perfection', Says Presidency The Presidency has said that the service delivery at Aso Rock Clinic has improved tremendously and self-sufficient to attend to the healthcare of Nigerians. The Permanent Secretary, State House, Tijjani Umar, disclosed this at a presentation of the Revised State House Service Delivery Charter by the national coordinator of SERVICOM, Mrs Nnenna Akajemeli, in Abuja on Friday. Umar however, appreciated medical workers for the visibly improved service delivery at the clinic. ‘‘The new Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) wing has been completed and fully functional. State House Clinic was designated…
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BOOM!!! Kaduna govt spent N121.36bn on healthcare in 5 years – Dep. Governor

BOOM!!! Kaduna govt spent N121.36bn on healthcare in 5 years – Dep. Governor

Kaduna State Government says it has spent N121.36 billion on the health sector in the last five years. The Deputy Governor, Dr. Hadiza Balarabe, disclosed this at the 2021 graduation of the third cohort of the Health Leadership Academy, HLA, on Wednesday. Mr Balarabe who was a guest at the occasion which held virtually, said that the investments were aimed at ensuring better outcomes in the health sector of Kaduna state. ‘’Since 2016, the state has maintained a budgetary allocation of 16% and above for the health sector, devoting the sum of N 121.36 billion in the five years of…
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JUST IN: FG stops payment of salary for housemanship, NYSC doctors

JUST IN: FG stops payment of salary for housemanship, NYSC doctors

FG stops payment of salary for housemanship, NYSC doctors “The National Council on Establishment (NCE) at its 42nd meeting held from 30th November – 4th December 2020 in Ikeja, Lagos State reviewed the current status on internship programmes/ housemanship/ NYSC Doctors in Service, and approved their removal from the Scheme of Service as posts attracting grade level in the salary structure,” the statement reads. The National Council on Establishment (NCE) announced that it would stop the payment of salaries for medical doctors on housemanship programmes but would rather consider them for allowances. The NCE decision was contained in a memo…
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DEADLY JUICE!!! 10 Dead, 400 Hospitalised After Drinking This Juice In Kano

DEADLY JUICE!!! 10 Dead, 400 Hospitalised After Drinking This Juice In Kano

10 Dead, 400 Hospitalised After Drinking This Juice In Kano At least 10 persons have died and 400 are currently hospitalised after drinking expired citric acid powdered drinks in Kano State. This was disclosed by the State Commissioner for Health, Aminu Ibrahim Tsanyawa on Thursday. Tsanyawa stated that among those hospitalised are 50 patients undergoing kidney-related treatment, because of complications arising from the consumption of the killer drinks. The Commissioner spoke in a video, which was made available to journalists in Kano State on Thursday. He explained that the affected persons were being treated in government hospitals. He cautioned residents…
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SAD!!! 3-year-old girl dies after mother absconded with N3m donated for her brain surgery

SAD!!! 3-year-old girl dies after mother absconded with N3m donated for her brain surgery

According to Nuhu, the little girl needed N3m for her brain surgery and a well meaning individual offered to donate the money. However, he requested to transfer it to the mother’s bank account because he didn’t trust the NG0 in charge of the little girl’s case.   A 3-year-old girl who was battling with brain tumour has reportedly died after her mother allegedly absconded with N3m donated for her surgery. Nuhu Fulani kwajafa, the National Coordinator of Global initiative for Peace, Love and Care, GIPLC, revealed this in a Facebook post. According to Nuhu, the little girl needed N3m for…
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BREAKING: Anyone with headache for than four days after taking Oxford-AstraZeneca jab should seek medical attention, says UK Regulator

BREAKING: Anyone with headache for than four days after taking Oxford-AstraZeneca jab should seek medical attention, says UK Regulator

Anyone with headache for than four days after taking Oxford-AstraZeneca jab should seek medical attention, says UK Regulator People who experience a headache for more than four days after having the Oxford-AstraZeneca jab should seek medical attention, the UK's medicines regulator has said. They should also get help if they have bruising somewhere other than the injection site after a few days, it added. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) said on Thursday its latest advice was a "precautionary measure" following a "very small" number of reports of an extremely rare form of blood clot occurring in conjunction…
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