• Dropping urine in eye to treat infection can cause blindness – Expert warns

    Dropping urine in eye to treat infection can cause blindness – Expert warns

    Mohammed Abullahi of the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH) has warned that treating eye infection with human urine can lead to blindness.

    Mr. Abdullahi, a public health physician, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ilorin on Thursday.

    According to him, people who engage in such practices are prone to losing their eyes completely.

    He said that treatment for conjuctivitis, commonly called “Apollo”, and other eye diseases, were available at clinics and hospitals and advised […]

  • ‘HIV positive mothers can breastfeed exclusively without transmitting infection’

    ‘HIV positive mothers can breastfeed exclusively without transmitting infection’

    Dr Abimbola Williams, the Head of Health, Save the Children Nigeria, a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), said mothers living with HIV could breastfeed exclusively without transmitting the virus to the baby.

    She made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Abuja.

    She said that exclusive breastfeeding helps to strengthen the immune system of a child even when the mother was HIV positive.

    According to her, exclusive breastfeeding in the first six months of a child’s life […]