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  • Senate releases names of banned anti-malaria medicines

    July 20, 2017 8:43 AM 14

    The Nigerian Senate has provided a list of 42 banned anti-malaria medicines that are still in circulation in hospitals and pharmacies and are consumed by Nigerians. According to report, the drugs have been banned in Europe but are still in the Nigerian market. The Senate mandated its committee on Health (Secondary and Tertiary), led by Senator Olarewaju

  • Top 7 facts about rare genetic disease that can turn people into stone

    July 19, 2017 10:50 AM 25

    So far only three twins across the world have been diagnosed with this disorder. The rare disorder, known as Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva (FOP), turns people into stone. So far, only three twins across the world have been diagnosed with this rare connective tissue disorder. As reported by Daily Mail, 26-year-old Zoe Buxton and Lucy Fretwell

  • Terminally Ill British Man in Right-to-die Court Fight

    July 17, 2017 10:38 AM 9

    LONDON (AP) — A British man who is terminally ill with motor neuron disease is asking the High Court to let him end his life. Noel Conway is going to court Monday to challenge a ban on assisted suicide, arguing it is incompatible with human rights protections. Conway was diagnosed with the degenerative condition in 2014 and is expected to die within

  • No available hospital beds as suspected cholera outbreak hits Nairobi hard

    July 17, 2017 9:45 AM 21

    By MARGARET NJUGUNAH, NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 16 – The rich cry too. In a first of firsts, a suspected cholera outbreak in Nairobi seems to be getting everyone talking after it hit an unlikely class – the middle-class and the elite. Two Cabinet Secretaries, a Principal Secretary and hundreds of delegates in the country’s business circle were hit by cholera-like

  • 33 hospitalised with cholera in Nairobi

    July 15, 2017 9:45 PM 34

    Thirty three cholera victims are hospitalised various health facilities in Nairobi, county executive Dr Benard Muia says. In the past two months, 96 cholera cases have been confirmed in the city out the county official said. On Friday, three top government officials and several staff from the Trade and the Treasury ministries were treated for cholera-related

  • Long working week 'may increase risk of irregular heartbeat'

    July 14, 2017 4:04 PM 21

    "Long working days can cause heart problems, study says," The Guardian reports. Researchers found people who work 55 or more hours a week had an increased risk of developing a type of irregular heartbeat known as atrial fibrillation, where the heart can beat very fast. The researchers pooled data from eight studies across western Europe, including data from more than 85,000 adults

  • The US boy who outlived medical expectations

    July 12, 2017 11:29 PM 18

    The case of baby Charlie Gard, on life support in a British hospital with a rare genetic condition, has put a spotlight on experimental treatment called nucleoside drug therapy. His parents want him to travel to the US for treatment, but his doctors say this would not improve his quality of life and he should be allowed to die. A family in the US state

  • Your food choice may reveal struggle to resist temptation

    July 12, 2017 9:02 AM 39

    Eat wisely, as it may tell a lot about you. A study has recently revealed that people, who choose unhealthy food over healthy food in real time, had a lower self-control to resist temptation. Researchers from Ohio State University in Columbus, USA watched in real time as people's hands revealed the struggle they were under to choose the long-term goal over short-term

  • Carbonated Soft Drinks (CSDs) Market Analysis, Recent Trends and Regional Growth Forecast by Types, Applications and Economic Impact on Revenue; Research up to 2022

    July 10, 2017 1:42 PM 25

    The report starts with a basic Carbonated Soft Drinks (CSDs) Market overview. In this introductory section, the research report incorporates analysis of definitions, classifications, applications and industry chain structure. The Carbonated Soft Drinks (CSDs) Market is valued at USD XX million in 2016 and is expected to reach USD XX million by the end of 2022, growing

  • Lassa Fever kills pupil in Jos

    July 10, 2017 8:12 AM 33

    One pupil of the Federal Government College, Langtang, Plateau State, has died of Lassa fever. Two others have been hospitalised. Commissioner for Health Kuden Deyin, who confirmed this to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) yesterday, said: “Yes, there was an outbreak of Lassa Fever at the Federal Government College, Langtang; it has claimed one life, while