Primary Health Care: What, Why and Whither?

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In this piece, Dr. Marius O. Adeniyi writes on the challenges of primary health care and way forward. Continue Reading


With the ongoing onslaught of COVID-19, Dr. Marius O. Adeniyi gives an early peek into strategies for economic recovery for African countries post-COVID-19. Continue Reading

Policy Advocacy for Traditional Births Attendants Registration/Regulation/Supportive Supervision in Africa

Marius Adeniyi

It is, therefore, necessary that TBAs are repeatedly trained and retrained, encouraged, supervised, regulated and enabled to play a role in improving maternal health in Africa pending when the health system is repositioned to attain skilled care in pregnancy and labor for all women. Continue Reading

A new app to detect jaundice may prevent newborn babies from dying

App to detect jaundice

A smartphone app that allows users to check for jaundice in newborn babies simply by taking a picture of the eye may be an effective, low-cost way to screen for the condition, according to a pilot study led by UCL and UCLH. Continue Reading

WHO Declares Novel Coronavirus Outbreak A Global Health Emergency After 5 Hours 5 Minutes Deliberation

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the 2019 novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) first reported in China in December 2019 a global health emergency. Continue Reading

Why Some Females Have Unprovoked and Unwanted Sexual Arousals/Orgasms

Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder (PGAD) is an exclusive disorder of females characterized by spontaneous, unprovoked and unwanted sexual arousals/orgasms in females. Continue Reading

570 000 New Cases Of Cervical Cancer Could Be Prevented Annually In Less Developed Countries With HPV Vaccine

Human papillomavirus infections have been implicated in almost in all cases of cervical cancers. But cervical cancers do not have to happen as HPV infections can be prevented with HPV vaccine. Continue Reading

Infants And Children Exposed To Household Pet Dogs Less Likely To Develop Schizophrenia As Adults – Study

A new study has found that exposure to household pet dogs in early childhood lessens the risk of developing schizophrenia in latter years. Continue Reading

Asthma attacks in pregnancy linked to increased risk of birth defects

Researchers have found that when asthma attacks in pregnant women lead to hospital admissions, the baby is more likely to be born with birth defects. Continue Reading

Here is why children in Nigeria must now take two doses of measles vaccine

The government of Nigeria has introduced a second dose of measles vaccine into the routine immunization schedule. Here is why. Continue Reading

You may be at risk of alcoholic liver damage even if you don’t drink alcohol

Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

A new study has found that those who do not drink alcohol may suffer alcoholic liver damage due to the activities of some bacterial that generates alcohol in the liver. Continue Reading

Oral Antibiotic Use May Increase Your Risk Of Bowel Cancer – Study

Researchers have found an increased association between oral antibiotic use and risks of bowel cancer. Continue Reading

Why Today – World Mosquito Day – Should Be A Day of Global Reflection

Today is World Mosquito Day. Has the world done enough on malaria? Continue Reading

Researchers say you can now postpone your menopause for up to 20 years

Researchers say a new revolutionary procedure has now made it possible for women to postpone menopause, for up to 20 years, even for life, if a woman wishes. Also, the procedure can also help women to preserve their fertility. Continue Reading

Researchers find bowel preparation for surgical operation unnecessary

Following findings from a multi-centre study about the benefits of bowel preparation before large bowel surgery, researchers in Finland are calling for the review of the recommendation by many societies. Continue Reading

Social interaction protective against dementia – study

A new study has linked social contacts in early and midlife with lower risk of dementia in later life. Continue Reading

World Breastfeeding Week: WHO advocates for more commitment as 6 out of 10 children not exclusively breastfed in 2018

Globally and for one week, the attention of the world will focus on breastfeeding from 1st to 7th August 2019 in the annual celebration of World Breastfeeding Week . Continue Reading

World Hepatitis Day: Let’s Join forces against 2nd major killer infectious disease

Today is World Hepatitis Day. The theme for this year’s celebration is Invest in eliminating hepatitis.” Continue Reading

Current guidelines on infant feeding, recipes for overfed, overweight infants – John Hopkins researchers

Researchers at John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have revealed that following the current guidelines on infant feeding in the standard amounts recommended, could produce overweight, overfed infants. Continue Reading


Adolescents who skip breakfasts are more likely to be obese – study

The findings from a new research have revealed that adolescents who skip their breakfast have higher tendency to be fat. Continue Reading