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Lassa Fever Evidence Of Poor Health Funding, Says NMA

THE Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) on Monday called on the Federal Government to embark on intensive public enlightenment campaigns as more states confirmed cases of Lassa fever It said the government needed to bolster  the country’s preparedness in   handling infectious diseases, especially viral hemorrhagic fever, at all levels of healthcare delivery through an increase in...

Three killed, 292 On Watch List as Lassa Fever Hits Kano

Three persons have reportedly died of Lassa fever at Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital. This has caused panic across the state. TheCable learnt that those, who had contact with the deceased while they were sick, have been quarantined and are receiving treatment. A total of 292 persons are currently on a watch list over the disease. Kano...

Coronavirus: Nigeria Places Ports Health Services At Alert

In response to the outbreak of a novel coronavirus (nCoV ) in China, Thailand, Japan, Republic of Korea and the United States of America, the Port Health Services Unit of the Federal Ministry of Health in Nigeria has been placed on alert and has heightened screening measures at the points of entry. Disclosing this...

Israel Develops Method To Rejuvenate Kidney

Israeli researchers have discovered a method to rejuvenate the kidneys, which has the potential to eliminate the need for dialysis in the future, Israel’s Sheba Medical Center said on Wednesday. In a study published in the journal Cell Reports, researchers from the centre showed that it is possible to rejuvenate the kidneys and improve their...

First Case Of China Virus In US After Outbreak Kills Six People

A traveller from China is the first person in the US to be diagnosed with a mysterious new virus. The American citizen, who is in his 30s, is in hospital in a good condition in a hospital near Seattle after returning from China in the middle of last week, according to health officials. Six people have...

Ned Nwoko flags off malaria-free Africa campaign in Antarctica

Renowned billionaire, entrepreneur, public health environmentalist, and Chairman, Ned Nwoko Foundation, Dr Ned Nwoko, has landed in Antarctica for the symbolic flag-off of his multi-billion naira malaria eradication in Africa project. Nwoko, a former member of the House of Representatives and the first Nigerian to explore Antarctica, is using the expedition to draw global...

DR Congo Measles: More Than 6,000 Dead In world’s Worst Outbreak

The number of people killed by a measles epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo has passed 6,000, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said. The WHO says the epidemic is the world’s largest and fastest moving. Around 310,000 suspected measles cases have been reported since the start of 2019, the WHO says. The Congolese government and...

AIDS Agency Warns Nigerians Against Indiscriminate Sex

The Director-General, of the National Agency for the Control of AIDS, NACA, Dr Gambo Aliyu has cautioned Nigerians against HIV/AIDS infection through indiscriminate sex in 2020. According to the News Agency of Nigeria, Aliyu gave the advice on Wednesday in Abuja, urging them to strive hard to know their status which was necessary for preventive...

Study Shows Belly Fat May Reduce Mental Alertness From Midlife Onward

A study of thousands of middle-aged and older people has linked having more body fat and less muscle mass to changes in mental flexibility with age. The research also suggests that changes to the immune system may play a role. The research also explained why having more body fat than muscle mass can affect...

Kidney Diseases: Borno governor directs center to offer free dialysis

The Governor of Borno State, Babagana Zulum, on Tuesday directed the state’s newly established kidney centre to offer free dialysis to patients. The governor also wants the state health experts and science educationists to carry out research on why kidney failures have been on the rise in the state of late. Mr Zulum, a professor, gave...

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