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Zika ‘could become explosive pandemic’
US scientists have urged the World Health Organisation to take urgent action over the Zika virus, which they say has “explosive pandemic potential”. Writing in a US medical journal, they called on the WHO to heed lessons from the Ebola outbreak and convene an emergency committee of disease experts. They.....
Warning: Gonorrhoea could soon become untreatable – UK Medical Chief
Gonorrhoea is at risk of becoming untreatable, England’s Chief Medical Officer has warned. Dame Sally Davies has written to all GPs and pharmacies to make sure they are giving out the correct drugs after the rise of a highly drug-resistant strain of the disease in Leeds. The strain, which is.....
Why Nigerians hardly survive cancer – Prof. Okoye
Prof. Ifeoma Okoye is a radiologist at the Radiation Medicine Department at University of Nigeria College of Medicine (UNCM) and University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH), Enugu. Okoye, who is also the founder of a non-governmental organisation, Breast Without Spot (BWS), in this interview, explains why Nigerians hardly survive cancer......
Inhaling smoke can lead to loss of memory, says neurologist
A Neurologist with Alpha Medcare, a research centre in Iba, Lagos, said inhaling smoke in any form is dangerous to health and capable of causing loss of memory. Dr Patrick Okoh, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) yesterday said that inhaled smoke could be from a car’s exhaust, cigarettes,.....
Prof. Garba wins prize for typhoid vaccine research
Prof. Samuel Garba of Federal University of Technology, Minna, will on Thursday receive the Outstanding Medical Research Prize 2015. The International Institute for Training, Research and Economic Development (IITRED), announced this in a statement in Abuja on Wednesday. The statement by Dr Sani Dawop, IITRED’s President, explained that Garba’s entry on “Development.....
Diabetes kills one person every 6 seconds – WHO
  With one third of adults and two thirds of adolescents insufficiently active, the World Health Organisatian, WHO, has warned of the consequences of growing incidences of diabetes, saying, it is now a global epidemic that kills one person every six seconds and over 5 million every year. According to.....
Your life in their hands – Anaesthetists in Owerri
By Dr. Femi Ogunyemi This week Anaesthetists from all over Nigeria are gathered in Owerri for their annual conference. For a start the word ” anaesthesia ” itself is a mouthful, not only for patients, but for other doctors as well. What does it mean? In simplest terms anaesthesia means……no sensation......
Heart attack, stroke, now Nigeria’s No.1 killer diseases – Cardiologist
A Professor of Medicine at Babcock University, Ogun State, Dr. Kamar Adeleke, has raised alarm over the rising incidence of heart attack, stroke, hypertension and other cardiovascular disorders in the country. Adeleke, who spoke yesterday during the inauguration of Tristate Heart and Vascular Centre at the institution’s Division of Cardiovascular.....
says UNICEF Poor sanitation claims 800 children in Nigeria, says UNICEF
UNICEF says not less than 800 of about 1,400 child deaths Nigeria are caused by diarrhoea daily which could be attributed to poor sanitation and inadequate water. This is contained in a statement signed by the Chief of Communication, UNICEF, Ms Doune Porter, on Thursday in Abuja and made available.....
Neurologist reveals best cure for stroke
Dr. Omolara Ojo is a lecturer and consultant neurologist at the College of Medicine, University of Lagos and Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH). In this chat with Geraldine Akutu, she throws light on stroke, its causes and solution. What is stroke? In layman’s term, a stroke is a disease caused.....
1.1bn Youths Risk Hearing Loss Because Of Loud Music- WHO
  Some 1.1 billion teenagers and young adults are at risk of hearing loss due to the unsafe use of personal audio devices, including martphones, and exposure to damaging levels of sound at noisy entertainment venues such as nightclubs, bars and sporting events, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO)......
Nigeria officially Ebola free— World Health Organization
The World Health Organization on Monday declared Nigeria officially Ebola-free, after 42 days — or two incubation periods — without any new confirmed cases of the deadly virus. “The virus is gone for now. The outbreak in Nigeria has been defeated. This is a spectacular success story that shows to.....

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