Nigeria Has Highest Rate Of Malaria Globally -WHO

Nigeria Has Highest Rate Of Malaria Globally -WHO  SaharaReporters.com 4 December 2019 World malaria report 2019  World Health Organization Nigeria accounted for 25% of malaria cases worldwide in 2018 – WHO  Premium Times Nigeria Recorded Highest Rate Of Malaria Cases Globally In 2018 – WHO  Channels Television Malaria: Focus on pregnant women and children, stresses UN health agency report  UN […]

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Nigeria: Out of 1.9 Million Nigerians Living With HIV, Only 1M On Treatment, Says NACA

Nigeria: Out of 1.9 Million Nigerians Living With HIV, Only 1M On Treatment, Says NACA  AllAfrica.com 10 latest facts you need to know about HIV/AIDS  P.M. News World AIDS Day: Nigeria needs to tackle Mother-to-Child Transmission to meet 2030 target  Premium Times HIV screening: NACA educates Nigerians on new technology  P.M. News Out of 1.9m Nigerians Living with HIV, […]

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PHOTOS: Nigeria, US Govt Launch Special Campaign On Eliminating HIV/AIDS

PHOTOS: Nigeria, US Govt Launch Special Campaign On Eliminating HIV/AIDS  CHANNELS TELEVISION Nigeria vows to end HIV scourge by 2030  P.M. News 188000 HIV positive people not yet on treatment in Benue  Daily Trust Quarter of millennials avoid hugging someone who is HIV-positive, shocking research finds  PinkNews UNAIDS Executive Director’s speech at the World AIDS Day 2019 report launch  UNAIDS […]

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FETHI, EKSUTH cancer registries take free screenings to communities in Nigeria.

By Gabriel Ogunjobi Cancer registries of the Federal Teaching Hospital, Ido-Ekiti (FETHI) and Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital (EKSUTH), Ado-Ekiti, sponsored by the Ekiti State Government, at the weekend organised an outreach programme on breast and cervical cancer screening for residents of Otun and Isan-Ekiti in Moba and Oye local governments. The Director of Ekiti […]

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Lagos declares zero tolerance for maternal, child deaths.

Lagos State Government, at the weekend said it has declared zero tolerance to maternal, neonatal and child deaths, saying women and children’s healthy living remains top priority of the state government. Commissioner for Health, Akin Abayomi, stated this while speaking on the second round of this year’s Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Week (MNCH). Lagos […]

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Doctor dies of Lassa fever after performing surgeries on infected pregnant women.

Doctor dies of Lassa fever after performing surgeries on infected pregnant women A Dutch doctor who contracted Lassa hemorrhagic fever in Sierra Leone after treating patients has died in hospital, while a second doctor is undergoing treatment, the top Dutch health official said… A Dutch doctor who contracted Lassa hemorrhagic fever in Sierra Leone after […]

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Antibiotic-resistant infections killing twice as many Americans as once thought

WASHINGTON – Nearly twice as many people are dying in the United States from antibiotic-resistant infections than previously believed, as so-called “superbugs” alarm experts with their rate of growth and spread. Issuing its first comprehensive report into the growing health threat in six years, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it had determined […]

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The FG developes operational guideline for HIV self-testing in Nigeria

The Federal Government has developed an operational guideline for effective implementation of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) self-testing in Nigeria. The guideline outlines the principles for delivery approach, package, quality assurance and coordination for HIVST in the country. Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, who stated this during dissemination of the guideline and report of the […]

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Strain of wild poliovirus eradicated: WHO

Wild poliovirus type 3 has been eradicated, the World Health Organization said Thursday, hailing the development as an “historic achievement for humanity” that leaves only one strain of the virus in transmission. All three types of wildpolio can cause paralysis and death, but WHO categorises them separately in terms of eradication because of certain virological […]

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Researchers identify new antiviral drug effectively treats influenza infection

A new antiviral drug that induces mutations in the genetic material of influenza virus is highly effective in treating influenza infection in animals and human airway tissue and could be a groundbreaking advance in influenza therapy, according to a study by the Institute for Biomedical Sciences at Georgia State University. The antiviral drug blocks RNA polymerase, the […]

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New study identifies gene that causes intellectual disability syndrome

New study identifies gene that causes intellectual disability syndrome  News-Medical.net IQSEC1 gene mutations cause new intellectual disability syndrome  Medical Xpress View full coverage on Google News New study identifies gene that causes intellectual disability syndrome – News-Medical.net Source: Nigerian Healthcare Blog

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Researchers use EHRs to identify cancer symptom clusters

Patients with chronic diseases such as breast cancer or colorectal cancer often experience fatigue, pain, depression and other symptoms which can lead to distress and functional impairment if left untreated. With the ultimate goal of helping clinicians manage and treat symptoms that negatively affect health and quality of life, researchers from the Regenstrief Institute and […]

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Local Scientists from African Countries Often Overlooked in International Collaborations on Global Health Research

Local Scientists from African Countries Often Overlooked in International Collaborations on Global Health Research  Global Health News Wire Local Scientists from African Countries Often Overlooked in International Collaborations on Global Health Research – Global Health News Wire Source: Nigerian Healthcare Blog

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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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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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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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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

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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

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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

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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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Cameroonians with HIV face ‘a death sentence’ as Global Fund threatens to pull antiretroviral drugs – Global Voices

Cameroonians with HIV face ‘a death sentence’ as Global Fund threatens to pull antiretroviral drugs  Global Voices Global Fund has warned it will withdraw its international aid to fight HIV with free antiretroviral (ARV) drugs in Cameroon, should the country continue to dodge … Cameroonians with HIV face ‘a death sentence’ as Global Fund threatens to […]

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Advanced MRI brain scan may help predict stroke-related dementia – EurekAlert

Advanced MRI brain scan may help predict stroke-related dementia  EurekAlert An advanced MRI brain scan analysis in patients with stroke-damaged blood vessels helped predict problems with thinking (planning, organizing information … Advanced MRI brain scan may help predict stroke-related dementia – EurekAlert Source: Nigerian Healthcare Blog

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Nigeria: Hand Washing Died When Nigeria Became Ebola Free.

By Rebecca Ejifoma The Managing Director of Dr. Ameyo Stella Adadevoh (DRASA) Health Trust, Dr. Niniola Williams, has decried the unfortunate decline in the practice of hand washing and use of hand sanitiser since Nigeria became Ebola-free. Indeed, 2014 was a year to remember in Nigeria after Patrick Sawyer brought the virulent Ebola virus in […]

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Ask Dr. Nandi: New strain of strep causing cases of scarlet fever

(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

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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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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

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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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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

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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

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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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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

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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

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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

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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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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

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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

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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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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

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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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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

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Smart phone health monitoring devices will revolutionize healthcare

Smart phone health monitoring devices will revolutionize healthcare  News-Medical.net Bodily fluids from saliva to sweat may soon be tested using smartphones instead of being sent to a lab, providing real time health insights thanks to a new … Smart phone health monitoring devices will revolutionize healthcare – News-Medical.net Source: Nigerian Healthcare Blog

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Novartis $2 million dollars gene therapy for rare disorder is world’s most expensive drug – Thomson Reuters Foundation

Novartis $2 mln gene therapy for rare disorder is world’s most expensive drug  Thomson Reuters Foundation The US just approved a $2.1 million treatment for a devastating disease. It’s the most expensive drug in the world.  Business Insider Novartis $2 million gene therapy for rare disorder is world’s most expensive drug  Reuters Novartis wins approval for world’s most […]

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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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McMaster researchers create a better way to transport life-saving vaccines

McMaster researchers create a better way to transport life-saving vaccines  EurekAlert Researchers at McMaster University have invented a stable, affordable way to store fragile vaccines for weeks at a time at temperatures up to 40C, opening the … McMaster researchers create a better way to transport life-saving vaccines – EurekAlert Source: Nigerian Healthcare Blog

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INTERVIEW: Meningitis: What we are doing to keep Nigeria’s death toll low this year – NCDC Official

INTERVIEW: Meningitis: What we’re doing to keep Nigeria’s death toll low this year – NCDC Official  Premium Times Health agency explains how to treat a disease which is currently in season in Nigeria. INTERVIEW: Meningitis: What we’re doing to keep Nigeria’s death toll low this year – NCDC Official – Premium Times Source: Nigerian Healthcare Blog

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Nigeria shoulders 25% of world malaria burden –Minister

Olufemi Atoyebi, Abuja The Minister of Health, Prof Isaac Adewole, on Thursday said malaria was still a public health challenge in Nigeria, noting that the World Malaria Report said Nigeria accounted for 25 per cent of global malaria burden. Adewole spoke at the commemoration of 2019 World Malaria Day in Abuja, which had the theme, […]

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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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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. Umar Sanda said healthcare services […]

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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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