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Use Of Marijuana  As Little As Once Per Month Linked To Heart Attack, Stroke Risk

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LAGOS FEBRUARY 29TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Using marijuana as little as once per month is associated with a higher risk of both heart attack and stroke, according to a large study published Wednesday by researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital. The risks rose sharply the more frequently marijuana was used. The paper, which was published in the Journal of […]

Peter Obi Donates N2m To Abuja Primary Healthcare Centre, Demands Healthcare Reforms

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  LAGOS FEBRUARY 16TH (NEWSRANGERS)-In a bid to spotlight the pressing need for healthcare reform in Nigeria, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party in the last election, Mr. Peter Obi, embarked on a visit to the Tungan Madaki Primary Healthcare Centre in FCT Abuja yesterday, February 15, 2024, coinciding with the World Sick Week. Obi’s […]

Mystery Illness Strikes Hawaii Bound Cruise Ship As 154 Passengers Experience Vomiting, Diarrhea

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LAGOS FEBRUARY 11TH (NEWSRANGERS)-A mystery gastrointestinal illness is spreading aboard a Hawaii-bound cruise ship, sickening at least 154 people as of Saturday, officials said. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is in the midst of investigating the massive outbreak on the Queen Victoria, operated by Cunard Cruise Line, a British shipping and cruise line […]

Throwback On SCOAN: BBC Investigation Exposes Rots In TB Joshua’s Church

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LAGOS JANUARY 8TH (NEWSRANGERS)-TB Joshua, a charismatic Nigerian leader of one of the world’s biggest evangelical churches, secretly committed sexual crimes on a mass scale, a BBC investigation spanning three continents has found. Testimony from dozens of survivors suggests Joshua was abusing and raping young women from around the world several times a week for […]

Nollywood Actor Zack Orji Admitted For Brain Surgery In Abuja Hospital

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LAGOS JANUARY 3RD (NEWSRANGERS)-Veteran Nollywood Actor Zack Orji has undergone a brain surgery. The Minister of Arts, Culture, and the Creative Economy, Hannatu Musawa, disclosed this after she visited the ailing actor on 2 January at a private hospital in Wuse, Abuja. Nneka Anibeze, a Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the minister, shared […]

Lagos Police Investigate Death Of Medical Assistant Who Allegedly Commits Suicide In Medical Center

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LAGOS JANUARY 3RD (NEWSRANGERS)-The spokesperson of the state police command, SP Benjamin Hundeyin who  confirmed the death of medical assistant  identified as Victoria incident  said an investigation has since commenced. Victoria was reported to have committed suicide inside a medical center where she worked in the Surulere area of Lagos state on Sunday, December 31, […]

Uncovered: Japa Doctors Still Collecting Salaries In Abia State

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LAGOS DECEMBER 22ND (NEWSRANGERS)-The Abia State Governor, Dr Alex Otti, on Thursday, said the state had uncovered on its payroll some doctors who left the state employment and migrated abroad to seek greener pastures, in what is commonly known as japa. According to the governor, such doctors are still collecting salaries from the state despite […]

Nigeria Ranks Top Three Globally With Over 2m Living With HIV/AIDS

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LAGOS DECEMBER 6TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Nigeria ranks among the top three countries in the world with the highest burden of Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV), with over two million people living with HIV (PLHIV). To reduce the spread of the disease, significant scientific and clinical advances have been made towards developing effective HIV treatments. Launched by the Prevention Access Campaign, […]

Punch, Saharareports Run Misleading Statistic About Figures Of Nigeria Doctors Migrating To UK

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LAGOS DECEMBER  2ND (NEWSRANGERS)-Economic hardship has forced thousands of Nigerians to migrate in recent years, leading to a brain drain in key sectors. Local media reported that some 143,000 Nigerian doctors and “others” moved to the UK in the year leading up to September 2023. But the claim is misleading: official statistics reveal only 26,715 […]

‘33, 489 People  Living With HIV/AIDS In Ogun State’

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LAGOS NOVEMBER 29TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Ogun State Commissioner for Health, Dr Tomi Coker, on Tuesday disclosed that 46, 143 people were estimated to be living with HIV/AIDS in the state out of which 33, 489 had been identified and placed on sustained treatment Coker said  12, 654 are yet to be reached and they form the individuals […]

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