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Zika virus set to spread across Americas

The mosquito-borne Zika virus, which has been linked to brain damage in thousands of babies in Brazil, is likely to spread to all countries in the Americas except for Canada

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WHO raises alert on highly contagious meningitis outbreaks in African countries

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has raised the alert on Meningitis outbreaks in some African countries saying the outbreaks have become “an enormous public health threat.” Describing the outbreak in

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Fidson Pharma rewards Astymin users

… Rolls out cash promo Users of Astymin brand of multivitamin, will now gain financial and nutritional reward through constant use of the multivitamin. Makers of the brand, Fidson Pharmaceuticals

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Lassa fever: Lagos gives update

… records 14 suspected cases LAGOS STATE MINISTRY OF HEALTH UPDATE ON LASSA FEVER OUTBREAK JANUARY, 22ND, 2016 I. Preamble Lagos State has recorded 14 suspected cases of Lassa Fever

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Measles outbreak In Oyo

… kills 1 The Acting Director, Public Health, Oyo State Ministry of Health, Dr Taiwo Ladapo yesterday announced the outbreak of measles in some parts of Ibadan, the state capital.

FG inaugurates Multi-Sectoral Committee on Lassa Fever eradication

… death figure rises to 76 The Federal Government has inaugurated a Multi-Sectoral Committee on Lassa Fever Eradication to coordinate the nation’s efforts to wipe out the disease now reported

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Health minister convenes emergency National Council meeting

The Hon. Minister of Health, Prof Isaac Adewole has convened an Emergency National Council on health meeting to discuss the on-going Lassa Fever outbreak in the country. The meeting ,

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Lassa Fever: Lagos records first case

The Lagos State Government has confirmed the occurrence of the first case of Lassa fever in the State. The patient; a 25 year old, male, undergraduate of Ahmadu Bello University,

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FG designates 6 labs for lassa fever detection

We will concentrate on prevention because currently, there is no vaccine as of today. I have been notified of a candidate vaccine which we will put through clinical trial to

Health Minister visits Niger

… commiserates with Fuka village elders The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole has visited Fuka village in Muyan Local Government Area of Niger State, which has recorded the highest

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Rivers doctors begin strike

… protest incessant kidnap of colleagues Medical doctors in Rivers today commenced a three-day strike to protest the frequent abduction of medical doctors in the state. Addressing a press conference

Lassa fever kills doctor in Rivers state

As the number of death increase from the ravaging Lassa fever outbreak in the country, a medical doctor with Rivers State-owned Braithwaite Memorial Specialist Hospital, BMH, Dr. Livy Ijamala, has

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Lassa Fever Update: Red alert in states

More states in the country have put their citizens on red alert following the outbreak of Lassa fever in 10 states of the federation. While a few of the states

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Use of oral antifungal drug during pregnancy may cause spontaneous abortion – Study

In an analysis of approximately 1.4 million pregnancies in Denmark, use of the oral antifungal medication fluconazole during pregnancy was associated with an increased risk of spontaneous abortion compared with

German entrepreneur invents contraceptive device for men

• may replace vasectomy • allows men to turn their fertility on and off with the flick of a switch (inside the scrotum) • first trials on 25 men are

Lassa fever again!

• Kills 35, 76 cases reported in 8 states in fresh outbreak Nigeria has again been hit with the deadly Lassa fever outbreak now raging in eight states of the

Repeated antibiotics courses may alter children’s development – Study

A new animal study by New York University (NYU) Langone Medical Center researchers adds to growing evidence that multiple courses of commonly used antibiotics may have a significant impact on

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WHO introduces 17 sustainable goals to end poverty, hunger

GENEVA – As 2016 begins, the World Health Organization (WHO) has called on countries to begin efforts to achieve the 17 SDGs over the next 15 years, (2030). In a

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Buhari’s lean health budget dims hope for improved services

… experts say government requires more than N221.7bn to fully address the nation’s huge health challenges LAGOS – Hope for a dramatic improvement in Nigeria’s healthcare delivery system this year

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Male baby boom in Ghana’s military hospital

ACCRA – The Police Hospital and the 37 Military Hospital on New Year’s Day together recorded 37 new births of which 76 per cent were males. Corporal Faustina Nunekpeku, the

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Britain set for first mass strike by doctors in 40 years

LONDON – The British government said it was seeking to hold talks with doctors in its state-funded health service in a last-ditch bid to avert a series of mass walkouts,

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Merck, Pfizer, Syndax Collaborate to evaluate combination drug for ovarian cancer

Multinational pharmaceutical companies, Merck, Pfizer and Syndax Pharmaceuticals, Inc. have entered into a collaboration agreement to evaluate avelumab, an investigational fully human anti-PD-L1 IgG1 monoclonal antibody, in combination with Syndax’s

High blood pressure? Beware of OTCs

– Fresh warning from American Heart Association … also warns against indiscriminate use of supplements, vitamins The American Heart Association (AHA) has warned people with high blood pressure to always

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Lagos abolishes contract doctors

The Lagos State Government says it has abolished the recruitment of contract doctors and health workers in the state. Speaking during a media parley held recently at the Conference Room

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Check your toothpaste composition!

Do you know there is a colour code on your toothpaste indicating its composition? Just check now as indicated in the picture above. A green colour means the toothpast contains