A Potential New Therapeutic Option for Sickle Cell Disease and β-Thalassemia

WASHINGTON, Oct. 22, 2019/PRNewswire/ — An article published in Experimental Biology and Medicine(Volume 244, Issue 14, October 2019) (https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/1535370219872995) reports a possible future treatment option for patients with sickle cell disease and β-thalassemia. The study led by Dr. Li Liu in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Texas at Dallas in Richardson, Texas (USA), reports that δ-aminolevulinate (ALA), a heme precursor, […]

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Nigerian governors funding pilgrimages, instead of HIV/AIDS treatment.

Nigerian governors funding pilgrimages, instead of HIV/AIDS treatment…  Premium Times Nigeria pledges $12 million to end HIV, TB, malaria  Latest News in Nigeria & Breaking Naija News 24/7 | LEGIT.NG HIV/AIDS: Nigeria pledges $12m to Global Fund towards tackling menace  Vanguard View full coverage on Google News Nigerian governors funding pilgrimages, instead of HIV/AIDS treatment… – Premium Times […]

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Antibiotic Resistance Has Doubled In The Last 20 Years, New Research Finds

Across much of Europe, resistance to antibiotics used to treat bacterial infections associated with common stomach conditions has more than doubled in the last two decades, according to new research. Preliminary findings presented at United European Gastroenterology Week Barcelona 2019 suggest that resistance to antibiotics commonly taken for Helicobacter pylori infection, a bacterium that is associated with gastric ulcer, […]

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Smartphones may help you take medicine time

Smartphones may help you take medicine time. By IANS | Published:Mon, October 21, 2019 8:49am The smartphone is now frequently blamed for a lot of health problems, but it appears that the device may also have a positive impact on heart patients. Researchers have found that a simple app can be a cost effective way of helping […]

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Lagos Confirms Three Cases Of Monkeypox In One Month

Three suspected cases of monkeypox disease have been reported and confirmed in Lagos State in the last one month. Commissioner for Health in the state, Professor Akin Abayomi, revealed this at the biosecurity update meeting on the situation report of the disease held recently. According to a statement posted on the government’s Facebook on Saturday, […]

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HIV-positive Florida man, 26, faces charges for having sex with women

Gentry Burns (Volusia County Sheriff’s Office) UPDATE: The Sheriff’s Office believes that Burns traveled extensively along the east coast of the United States and may have had contact with other victims in other states. Detectives are asking anyone who believes they may be a victim to contact the Volusia Sheriff’s Office. The best way to report […]

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49 per cent children under five not growing well in Nigeria – UNICEF

49 per cent children under five not growing well in Nigeria – UNICEF UNICEF Nigeria said this in a statement and added that malnutrition remains a major public health and development concern. In Nigeria, Aisah Mairo Iddris, a health worker measures a child who is undergoing treatment for malnutrition. [UNICEF/UN0260697/Esiebo] The United Nations Children Fund […]

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Suicide Attempts Rising Among Black Teens

Suicide Attempts Rising Among Black Teens “ By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Historically, black teenagers in the United States have had lower suicide rates than whites. But a new study finds that more black teens have been attempting suicide in recent years — and experts are not sure why. […]

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NIGERIAN govt. scaling up prevention services for HIV.

THE Country Director, Heartland Alliance International (HAI), Mr Batholomew Ochonye, on Monday, commended the Federal, States and Local Governments for scaling up prevention services for HIV and AIDS. Ochonye, in an interview, told News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja that some states of the federation had taken over the bills for treatment and prevention […]

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Message for every couple who wants to completely treat Staphylococcus, Gonorrhea, STD, other Infections

Message for every couple who wants to completely treat Staphylococcus, Gonorrhea, STD, other Infections [Sponsored]  Daily Post Nigeria Dear friend, Thousand of Nigerian men and women, just like you, are now totally treating staphylococcus aureus, gonorrhea, syphilis and other drug resistan. Message for every couple who wants to completely treat Staphylococcus, Gonorrhea, STD, other Infections [Sponsored] […]

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All you need to know about the HPV virus and vaccine

All you need to know about the HPV virus and vaccine  Daily Nation Before the end of September, the government will begin a nationwide campaign to vaccinate young girls aged 10 against the risk of contracting cervical cancer. All you need to know about the HPV virus and vaccine – Daily Nation Source: Nigerian Healthcare Blog […]

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HIV/AIDS activists demand bio-metrics registration for people on ARV treatment

HIV/AIDS activists demand bio-metrics registration for people on ARV treatment  Independent Indy man shares story of living with HIV ahead of National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day  FOX 59 Indianapolis View full coverage on Google News HIV/AIDS activists demand bio-metrics registration for people on ARV treatment – Independent Source: Nigerian Healthcare Blog The Academic Clinichttps://academicclinic.org

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Vitamin D is good for the bones, but what about the heart?

Vitamin D is good for the bones, but what about the heart?  Medical Xpress Vitamin D plays an important role in overall health, but if you’ve been taking supplements to strengthen your heart, recent research may disappoint you. Vitamin D is good for the bones, but what about the heart? – Medical Xpress Source: Nigerian Healthcare […]

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What is dengue and why is it so widespread?

What is dengue and why is it so widespread? The mosquito-borne illness has infected large numbers of people worldwide, particularly in Asia. By: Jenny Vaughan.   Dubbed “breakbone fever,” dengue is one of the world’s leading mosquito-borne illnesses and infects tens of millions across the globe annually, especially in Southeast Asia. About half of the […]

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Best supplements for cholesterol: Three supplements proven to lower cholesterol – Express

Best supplements for cholesterol: Three supplements proven to lower cholesterol  Express BEST supplements for cholesterol: High cholesterol is a dangerous precursor to a number of serious health complications. Taking steps to lower cholesterol can … Best supplements for cholesterol: Three supplements proven to lower cholesterol – Express Source: Nigerian Healthcare Blog The Academic Clinichttps://academicclinic.org

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DR Congo ex-health minister arrested for embezzling Ebola funds.

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Police in Congo have detained the former minister of health amid an investigation into the use of Ebola funds as confirmed Ebola deaths rose to near 2,000 and confirmed cases of the virus exceeded 3,000 in the sprawling African nation. Former Minister of Health Oly Ilunga was taken into custody, police […]

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In Ivory Coast, telemedicine revolution proves blessing for heart patients – Independent

In Ivory Coast, telemedicine revolution proves blessing for heart patients  Independent Bouaké, Ivory Coast | AFP | Every time Catherine Coulibaly’s 19-year-old son had to make a routine appointment with the cardiologist for his heart condition, she … In Ivory Coast, telemedicine revolution proves blessing for heart patients – Independent Source: Nigerian Healthcare Blog The Academic […]

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World’s first malaria vaccine released

The world’s first malaria vaccine is being rolled out in parts of Kenya from Friday, after previously being released in Ghana and Malawi. It will be added to the routine vaccination schedule, and more than 300,000 children are expected to receive the vaccine over the next three years. Malaria kills more than 400,000 people globally […]

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Current Tuberculosis in 2019

According to Lancet executive summary: “Tuberculosis remains the leading cause of death from an infectious disease worldwide. With the targets of the WHO End TB Strategy set, the need for effective prevention and treatment is even more urgent. Despite the many challenges faced in tuberculosis research, including low capacity for human efficacy testing of vaccines, […]

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Ask Dr. Nandi: New strain of strep causing cases of scarlet fever – WXYZ-TV Detroit | Channel 7

(WXYZ) — A new more toxic strain of Strep has been discovered. And it’s causing outbreaks of scarlet fever over in Britain. Can we expect it to arrive here in the US? Experts say yes. Let me first start with explaining strep, it’s a group of bacteria known as Group A streptococcus or group A […]

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The prevalence of diabetes in the African region

The prevalence of diabetes in the African region  Open Access Government In this interview, Jean-Marie Dangou from the WHO Regional Office for Africa discusses diabetes in the African region, including lack of access to treatment and … The prevalence of diabetes in the African region – Open Access Government Source: Nigerian Healthcare Blog The Academic Clinichttps://academicclinic.org

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Telemedicine engages newly postpartum women in cardiovascular monitoring

Telemedicine engages newly postpartum women in cardiovascular monitoring  EurekAlert America has the highest maternal mortality rate in the developed world. Since cardiovascular disease is the primary cause, researchers have created a blood … Telemedicine engages newly postpartum women in cardiovascular monitoring – EurekAlert Source: Nigerian Healthcare Blog The Academic Clinichttps://academicclinic.org

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A little kindness goes a long way for worker performance and health

A little kindness goes a long way for worker performance and health  Science Daily Small gestures of kindness by employers can have big impacts on employees’ health and work performance, according to an international team of researchers. A little kindness goes a long way for worker performance and health – Science Daily Source: Nigerian Healthcare Blog […]

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Ending AIDS is everyone’s business | UNAIDS – UNAIDS

Feature story Ending AIDS is everyone’s business 10 September 2019 By Gunilla Carlsson, UNAIDS Executive Director, a.i. and Nancy Wildfeir-Field, President of GBCHealth Over the past three decades, AIDS has united the international community in a way that no other health crisis has. The disease galvanized grass-roots groups to fight for the human rights of […]

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Antibiotic resistance can spread in the absence of drugs

Antibiotic resistance can spread in the absence of drugs  Medical News Today Using mice, scientists have recently identified a mechanism independent of antibiotic use that can spread drug resistance among intestinal bacteria. Antibiotic resistance can spread in the absence of drugs – Medical News Today Source: Nigerian Healthcare Blog The Academic Clinichttps://academicclinic.org

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Nigeria: Current Yellow Fever Outbreak.

Abuja, 7 September, 2019 – The Federal Government, in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO), Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance and partners, is launching a Yellow Fever (YF) reactive vaccination campaign, in three States to help control an expanding YF outbreak in Nigeria identified in Ebonyi.  The 10-day campaign (07-16 September 2019), to be implemented […]

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HIV treatment and prevention in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria.

Although, Akwa Ibom state has recorded a significant drop in HIV prevalence to 5.5 per cent from 10.8 per cent in 2013, about 5.5 per cent of the people between the ages of 15 and 64 are not all on regular treatment, as reported by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, Mr Patrick Essiet. According […]

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Guinea: Mortality risk for Ebola survivors is five times greater than general population

In Guinea, Mortality risk for Ebola survivors is five times greater than general population September 7, 2019 Ebola survivors in Guinea face a more than five times greater risk for mortality after hospital discharge than the general population, according to findings from a retrospective cohort study published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases. Most deaths among […]

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Google Maps abortion clinic searches show; pro-life clinics

Google Maps abortion clinic searches show ‘pro-life’ clinics: Report  Business Insider The “abortion clinic” category in Google Maps is intended for clinics that offer the procedure, but other organizations are still showing up. Google Maps abortion clinic searches show ‘pro-life’ clinics: Report – Business Insider Source: Nigerian Healthcare Blog The Academic Clinichttps://academicclinic.org

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WHO Teams With Facebook Against Misinformation On Social Media, concerning Vaccines.

The World Health Organization has reached an agreement with Facebook to direct millions of users to WHO sites where they can get accurate information about vaccines. WHO spokeswoman Fadela Chaib tells VOA that misinformation about vaccines is a global health threat that could reverse decades of progress made in tackling preventable illnesses. “Consider for example, […]

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Ebola cases rise by 13, with spread in insecure and border areas.

Ebola transmission in the affected Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) region is still substantial, with new hot spots emerging in areas with limited access and security problems, posing more challenges for response teams, the World Health Organization (WHO) said today in its weekly snapshot of the outbreak. Meanwhile, the country reported 13 new infections […]

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Electronic health records give patients power.

I wrote this column while attending the recent annual meeting of Epic users. I’m sure you know that Epic is the electronic health records giant — homegrown in my own backyard in Wisconsin — that hopes to change the world. Electronic record-keeping means better information for you, better information for your doctor, better all around. […]

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MALARIA BREAKTHROUGH: highly effective way to kill parasite.

Drugs derived from Ivermectin, which makes human blood deadly to mosquitoes, could be available within two years Human trials of new antimalarial drugs are in the pipeline after Kenyan scientists successfully used bacteria to kill the parasite that causes the disease, reports The Guardian. The Kenya Medical Research Institute (Kemri) and global health partners say […]

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A New Treatment Option for Diabetic Cardiomyopathy

A New Treatment Option for Diabetic Cardiomyopathy  PRNewswire WASHINGTON, Sept. 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — An article published in Experimental Biology and Medicine (Volume 244, Issue 12, September 2019) … A New Treatment Option for Diabetic Cardiomyopathy – PRNewswire Source: Nigerian Healthcare Blog The Academic Clinichttps://academicclinic.org

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Study: Drinking More Than Two Sodas Daily Can Increase Risk of Death

Study: Drinking More Than Two Sodas Daily Can Increase Risk of Death  Mental Floss New study links sugar-free sodas to higher risk of death  New York Post View full coverage on Google News Study: Drinking More Than Two Sodas Daily Can Increase Risk of Death – Mental Floss Source: Nigerian Healthcare Blog The Academic Clinichttps://academicclinic.org

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Eliminating malaria should not be the end of vigilance – Nature.com

Eliminating malaria should not be the end of vigilance  Nature.com Three years after Sri Lanka was declared free of the deadly disease, complacency is a big risk, warns Kamini Mendis. Eliminating malaria should not be the end of vigilance – Nature.com Source: Nigerian Healthcare Blog The Academic Clinichttps://academicclinic.org

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Health Officials Declare End of NYC Measles Outbreak

Health Officials Declare End of NYC Measles Outbreak  collive.com NYC measles outbreak in Orthodox Jewish neighborhoods declared over  The Jerusalem Post NYC health officials say measles outbreak has ended  PIX11 News Measles Outbreak In Brooklyn Orthodox Neighborhoods Declared Over  Forward NYC measles outbreak declared over  Arutz Sheva View full coverage on Google News Health Officials Declare End of NYC Measles […]

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Study shows a new type of diabetes drug may cut heart failure risk by 34%

Type 2 diabetes affects millions of people all around the world. According to recent reports, a new type of drug has been developed for type 2 diabetes. They are called the SGLT2 inhibitors or the sodium-glucose cotransporter 2. This drug has been associated with reduced risk of heart failure and deaths caused due to the […]

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Children on front line of fight to stop spread of Ebola – Pulse Nigeria

Children on front line of fight to stop spread of Ebola  Pulse Nigeria Nine-year-old girl dies from Ebola in Uganda  The Punch DR Congo Ebola deaths top 2,000  BBC News Nine-year- old girl tests positive for Ebola in Uganda  The Citizen Ebola outbreak: death toll tops 2,000 in DRC as new case found in Uganda  Telegraph.co.uk View full coverage on […]

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Researchers identify second gene mutation linked to HIV resistance

Researchers identify second gene mutation linked to HIV resistance  Malay Mail WASHINGTON, Aug 30 — A rare genetic mutation that causes a form of muscular dystrophy affecting the limbs also protects against HIV infection, Spanish … View full coverage on Google News Researchers identify second gene mutation linked to HIV resistance – Malay Mail Source: Nigerian […]

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Kenya: No, Adolescents Don’t Account for Half of New HIV Infections in Kenya

Kenya: No, Adolescents Don’t Account for Half of New HIV Infections in Kenya  AllAfrica – Top Africa News Animal research may yield an AIDS vaccine. Don’t jeopardize it – STAT  STAT View full coverage on Google News Kenya: No, Adolescents Don’t Account for Half of New HIV Infections in Kenya – AllAfrica – Top Africa News Source: […]

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Vaccines group seeks $7.4 billion to save up to 8 million lives

Vaccines group seeks $7.4 billion to save up to 8 million lives  Gulf Today The GAVI global vaccines alliance on Friday called on donors for $7.4 billion to help immunise 300 million children against life-threatening diseases between … View full coverage on Google News Vaccines group seeks .4 billion to save up to 8 million lives […]

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WHO announces global registry on human genome editing

WHO announces global registry on human genome editing  China.org.cn WHO launches global registry on human genome editing  World Health Organization WHO launches genetic research register after designer-baby scandal  CNA View full coverage on Google News WHO announces global registry on human genome editing – China.org.cn Source: Nigerian Healthcare Blog The Academic Clinichttps://academicclinic.org

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FDA clears Ebola rapid antigen fingerstick test with portable reader

FDA clears Ebola rapid antigen fingerstick test with portable reader  News-Medical.net Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that an emergency use authorization (EUA) has been issued for a rapid, single-use test for the … FDA clears Ebola rapid antigen fingerstick test with portable reader – News-Medical.net Source: Nigerian Healthcare Blog The Academic Clinichttps://academicclinic.org

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2m people at risk of meningitis in Katsina State, Nigeria – UNICEF

2m people at risk of meningitis in Katsina – UNICEF  Vanguard Nigeria News – KATSINA – United Nations Children’s Funds, UNICEF on Monday says an estimate of 2 million people were at risk of meningitis in Katsina State. 2m people at risk of meningitis in Katsina – UNICEF – Vanguard Source: Nigerian Healthcare Blog The Academic […]

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The science of addiction: a personal struggle to kick cocaine gives a neuroscientist unique insights

The science of addiction: a personal struggle to kick cocaine gives a neuroscientist unique insights  The Guardian Having survived a decade of drink and drugs as a young woman, Professor Judith Grisel focused all her determination on writing a book about addiction. The science of addiction: a personal struggle to kick cocaine gives a neuroscientist unique […]

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Society reiterates cooperation with UNAIDS to attain HIV-free Nigeria

Society reiterates cooperation with UNAIDS to attain HIV-free Nigeria  Guardian Adolescent girls, women remain disproportionately affected by HIV – Mabuza  Eyewitness News Mabuza wants more HIV prevention  IOL View full coverage on Google News Society reiterates cooperation with UNAIDS to attain HIV-free Nigeria – Guardian Source: Nigerian Healthcare Blog The Academic Clinichttps://academicclinic.org

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92% of HPV-caused cancers could be prevented by vaccine: health authority

92% of HPV-caused cancers could be prevented by vaccine: health authority  Medical Xpress An estimated 92% of cancers caused by HPV could be prevented through vaccination, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Thursday, … View full coverage on Google News 92% of HPV-caused cancers could be prevented by vaccine: health authority – […]

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Nigeria: Guarding Against Another Ebola Outbreak

Nigeria: Guarding Against Another Ebola Outbreak  AllAfrica.com Rwanda fast tracking purchase of Ebola vaccine  The New Times Countries bordering Ebola-hit DRC among the least prepared to fight disease outbreaks  Telegraph.co.uk What the New Ebola Treatments Mean for Drug Development | The Takeaway  WNYC Studios WHO AFRO Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak in DRC – External Situation Report 55: 20 August […]

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How phone addiction in children is like drug abuse

How phone addiction in children is like drug abuse  Coffs Coast Advocate More and more parents are now living in fear about the violence their children are displaying thanks to screen addiction. We need a plan of action before it’s too … How phone addiction in children is like drug abuse – Coffs Coast Advocate Source: […]

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I’ll scale up HIV/AIDS response in Oyo State, Nigeria.

I’ll scale up HIV/AIDS response in Oyo ― Makinde’s wife  NIGERIAN TRIBUNE Mrs Tamunominini Makinde has avowed her commitment to scaling up HIV/AIDS response in Oyo State towards reducing the prevalence… I’ll scale up HIV/AIDS response in Oyo ― Makinde’s wife – NIGERIAN TRIBUNE Source: Nigerian Healthcare Blog The Academic Clinichttps://academicclinic.org

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HIV 2020 Global target UNAIDS derails due to lack of efforts

HIV 2020 Global target UNAIDS derails due to lack of efforts  BlockToro If UNAIDS doesn’t pull up their socks now, the global target of 2020 may not be achieved! Yes, the big battle seems to be lacking a bit of enthusiasm. HIV 2020 Global target UNAIDS derails due to lack of efforts – BlockToro Source: Nigerian […]

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WHO vaccinates over 1300 people against Ebola in DR Congo

WHO vaccinates over 1300 people against Ebola in DR Congo  cgtn.com The World Health Organisation has vaccinated over 1,300 people who potentially came into contact with the Ebola virus in the Congolese city of Goma, it said on … View full coverage on Google News WHO vaccinates over 1300 people against Ebola in DR Congo – […]

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How to manage in a crisis: lessons from the West Africa Ebola outbreak – The Conversation – Africa

How to manage in a crisis: lessons from the West Africa Ebola outbreak  The Conversation – Africa Do African decision-makers and leaders approach crises differently from counterparts elsewhere in the world? How to manage in a crisis: lessons from the West Africa Ebola outbreak – The Conversation – Africa Source: Nigerian Healthcare Blog The Academic Clinichttps://academicclinic.org

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The NCDC is Aware of A Suspected Outbreak of Yellow Fever in Ebonyi State – Nigeria

The NCDC is Aware of A Suspected Outbreak of Yellow Fever in Ebonyi State – Nigeria  ReliefWeb Ebonyi yellow fever death toll rises to 20  The Punch NCDC, Ebonyi Govt responding to yellow fever outbreak — Official  Vanguard View full coverage on Google News The NCDC is Aware of A Suspected Outbreak of Yellow Fever in Ebonyi State […]

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Kebbi State, Nigeria, Launches Introduction Of Meningitis Vaccine Into Routine Immunization

Kebbi Launches Introduction Of Meningitis Vaccine Into Routine Immunization  Leadership Newspaper The Kebbi State Government through the State Primary Health Care Development Agency has introduced meningitis vaccine into routine immunization to … Kebbi Launches Introduction Of Meningitis Vaccine Into Routine Immunization – Leadership Newspaper Source: Nigerian Healthcare Blog The Academic Clinichttps://academicclinic.org

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Kwara govt steps up response to polio in 7 LGAs %

Kwara govt steps up response to polio in 7 LGAs %  NIGERIAN TRIBUNE Kwara Government says it has embarked on vaccination against polio in seven Local governments areas of the state in response to an outbreak. Kwara govt steps up response to polio in 7 LGAs % – NIGERIAN TRIBUNE Source: Nigerian Healthcare Blog The Academic […]

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Ebola outbreak in DRC not an ‘international’ emergency – WHO

The World Health Organization said Friday that the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo does not qualify as an international threat, despite confirmed cases also in neighbouring Uganda. WHO’s emergency committee said that while the outbreak was a “health emergency in DRC and the region” it did not yet amount to “a public […]

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WHO alarmed at STD spread in the era of dating apps

The World Health Organisation expressed alarm at the lack of progress on curbing sexually transmitted diseases, while one of its experts warned of complacency as dating apps are spurring sexual activity. The UN health agency said in a fresh report that every day globally there were more than one million new cases of treatable sexually […]

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Doctors opening patient’s skull to remove brain tumour find tapeworm instead

Doctors had broken the disheartening news to Rachel Palma, explaining that the lesion on her brain was suspected to be a tumour, and her scans suggested that it was cancerous. Ms Palma, a newlywed entering a new chapter in her life, said she was in shock, unwilling to believe it was true. In September, scrubbed-up surgeons […]

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‘WHO experts identify weaknesses contributing to HIV/AIDS’

LARKANA: The team of health experts that visited Ratodero on federal government’s request to investigate spread of HIV/AIDS in the town of Larkana district and prepare their recommendations to contain the situation, shared its preliminary findings with Sindh Health Minister Dr Azra Pechuho on Saturday. Dr Oliver Morgan, Dr Karl Schenkel, Dr Water Zingg, Dr […]

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Internet may alter brain functions: Study – Deccan Herald

Press Trust of India, Melbourne, JUN 09 2019, 11:13AM IST UPDATED: JUN 10 2019, 19:08PM IST The Internet can alter specific brain regions and affect our attention capacity, memory processes and social interaction, a study has found. The research, published in the journal World Psychiatry, showed that the Internet can produce both acute and… Read […]

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The HPV Vaccine Is A Cancer Vaccine, Not A Sex Vaccine – Forbes

The HPV Vaccine Is A Cancer Vaccine, Not A Sex Vaccine  Forbes ‘Desperate Housewives’ Marcia Cross Says Husband’s Cancer and Her Own Linked Through HPV Infection  PopCulture.com View full coverage on Google News The HPV Vaccine Is A Cancer Vaccine, Not A Sex Vaccine – Forbes Source: Nigerian Healthcare Blog The Academic Clinichttps://academicclinic.org

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Are Condoms 100% Effective? – How Often Do Condoms Fail?

Are Condoms 100% Effective? – How Often Do Condoms Fail?  Seventeen.com Here’s What to Do If Your Condom Breaks During Sex  Seventeen.com View full coverage on Google News Are Condoms 100% Effective? – How Often Do Condoms Fail? – Seventeen.com Source: Nigerian Healthcare Blog The Academic Clinichttps://academicclinic.org

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Nigeria has highest number of sickle cell disease sufferers

‘Nigeria has highest number of sickle cell disease sufferers’ – Daily Trust  Daily Trust A professor at Igbinedion University, Okada, Dominic Osayande Osaghae, says Nigeria has the highest concentration of sickle cell disease sufferers in the world … ‘Nigeria has highest number of sickle cell disease sufferers’ – Daily Trust – Daily Trust Source: Nigerian Healthcare […]

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FG must take full responsibility for funding HIV/AIDS programmes – SALAKO – Vanguard

FG must take full responsibility for funding HIV/AIDS programmes – SALAKO  Vanguard   By Sola Ogundipe The Director General of the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research, NIMR, Prof Babatunde Salako, has said that Nigeria would only sustain the gains it has achieved against HIV/AIDS if the Federal government takes full responsibility for funding HIV/AIDS programmes in […]

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191m Nigerians at risk of malaria

‘191m Nigerians at risk of malaria’ – Daily Trust  Daily Trust About 191 million Nigerians are currently at risk of malaria, the National Malaria Elimination Program (NMEP) of the Federal Ministry of Health has revealed. ‘191m Nigerians at risk of malaria’ – Daily Trust – Daily Trust Source: Nigerian Healthcare Blog The Academic Clinichttps://academicclinic.org

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UNN Partners with Dr. Godwin Maduka’s Medical Research Institute

  Provost, College of Medicine, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Prof. Uchenna Nwagha, on Monday disclosed that the institution had concluded plans to partner with a Medical Research Institute in Umuchukwu, Orumba South Local Government Area of Anambra state.   The provost disclosed this while conducting newsmen round the medical facilities at the institute and other projects built […]

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Cancer to kill 10 million in 2018 despite better prevention

Cancer to kill 10 mn in 2018 despite better prevention 12 Sep 2018       The global burden of cancer continues to grow in spite of scientific advances Cancer will kill nearly 10 million people this year, experts said Wednesday, warning the disease’s global burden continues to rise in spite of better prevention and earlier diagnosis. […]

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At NCDC, US Ambassador connects health security and economic stability

NCDC urges stronger investments in research to address public health issues By Olanrewaju Akojede Lagos – The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has called for stronger partnerships and investments in scientific research to address public health issues in the country.The Head of Communications NCDC, Jeremiah Agenyi, said on Monday in Lagos that the call […]

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Improved Access Not as Important as High-Quality Care in Preventing Deaths Globally

Improved Access Not as Important as High-Quality Care in Preventing Deaths Globally By Laura Joszt In Focus Blog – Published on: September 07, 2018 Access to care is not enough to improve care and prevent deaths; expansion of health coverage has to be paired with investments to create high-quality health systems, according to a study […]

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Cholera outbreak declared in Borno State

  Borno, humanitarian actors take steps against cholera outbreak Posted By: Duku JOEL, Maiduguri On: September 6, 2018 In: News Update Borno State Ministry of Health in conjunction with UN humanitarian actors and other stakeholders have taken steps to mitigate the outbreak of Cholrea in the state. The National Public Information Officer I UN Office […]

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ABUTH plans to conduct its first open heart surgery

The Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital (ABUTH) plans to conduct its first open heart surgery. The hospital’s Chief Medical Director (CMD) , Prof Lawal Khalid, has disclosed that the first-ever open heart surgery is scheduled to take place by the end of this month. This is made possible by collaboration with the University of Nigeria […]

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Nigeria: Fresh Concerns Over Rising TB Cases, Deaths

  Nigeria: Fresh Concerns Over Rising TB Cases, Deaths By Adaku Onyenucheya There are fresh concerns that every individual living in Nigeria will likely be infected with tuberculosis if swift and adequate responses are not taken. Nigeria is currently ranked seventh among the 30 high-burdened TB countries globally and second in Africa, according to the […]

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What Kills 5 Million People A Year? It’s Not Just Disease

    What Kills 5 Million People A Year? It’s Not Just Disease September 5, 20186:17 PM ET MELODY SCHREIBER In the global health world, giving people access to health care — even if they’re just basic services — has long been a top priority. But what if that approach is wrong? A new report […]

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Fresh polio outbreak hits Jigawa, Katsina, Yobe

Ted Odogwu, Kano Following the confirmation of a fresh polio outbreak in Jigawa, Katsina and Yobe States, the Kano State Government, on Monday, flagged off fresh rounds of polio immunization exercise in nine local government areas that share borders with the affected states. In the affected local government areas, immunization exercise is being conducted between […]

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High BMI in early life linked to asthma risk later: Study

  The growth of children in the first three years of their life affects the development of their lungs and the risk of asthma at 10 years of age, says a study. According to recent studies, excessive weight gain in the first years of life can be associated with lower lung function and a higher […]

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NHIS best vehicle to attain universal healthcare coverage — HCPAN

          Healthcare Provider’s Association of Nigerian (HCPAN) has charged government at all levels to review the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) Act, as this is the only way Nigeria could achieve universal healthcare coverage. At an extraordinary General Meeting of the Association in Ikeja, Lagos, the National President of HCPAN, Dr. […]

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The South-East Governors’ Forum inaugurates Consultative Committee on Health

The South-East Governors’ Forum on Thursday in Enugu inaugurated its Consultative Committee on Health as one of the thematic areas of priority for the development of the zone. The South-East Governors’ Forum Inaugurating the 12-member committee, Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State said that the body would harmonise health-related issues and activities in the zone. […]

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