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  • SON seizes goods worth N9.3m smuggled into Kano

    November 2, 2017 1:56 PM 49

    The Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has impounded 552 bags of copper sugar and 227 cartons of Tasty Tom Spaghetti to the tune of N9.3 million, allegedly smuggled into Kano State markets. The confiscation was revealed by the State Coordinator of SON, Alhaji Yunusa Mohammed, on Tuesday at Karaye Local Government area during enforcement operation

  • UBTH rejected my brother with monkeypox’

    November 2, 2017 6:41 AM 68

    A relative of a suspected monkeypox patient has said that his brother was on Monday refused admission into the University of Benin Teaching Hospital. The relative who pleaded anonymity said he was shocked to read in the papers that the hospital had admitted a patient in the isolated centre created for possible MonkeyPox outbreak. “I read reports of suspected

  • Plague holiday warning: Mauritius and Seychelles on watch list as Black Death spreads

    November 1, 2017 4:37 PM 43

    AFRICA is on the brink of a major plague outbreak, as 1,300 cases spreading across the continent have been reported. Mauritius and the Seychelles, both popular holiday destinations for Britons, are close to Madagascar, where the plague started. Madagascar is worst affected, with health chiefs revealing more than 1,300 cases have now been reported in the area. World

  • Malaria on the rise in Limpopo and Mpumalanga

    October 31, 2017 12:58 PM 23

    It has been a busy 2017 malaria season in the southern African region‚ which peaked in April and May and extended into June. High rainfall‚ humidity and ambient temperatures had provided ideal conditions for malaria mosquito breeding. “Travellers from‚ or residents of malaria transmission areas in Limpopo and Mpumalanga‚ and the far northern KwaZulu-Natal

  • Monkeypox:Kano Govt. confirms suspected victim

    October 29, 2017 11:55 AM 90

    Dr Kabir Getso, the Kano State Commissioner for Health, has confirmed that a suspected case of Monkey Pox has been recorded in Bebeji Local Government Area of the state. The Commissioner, who stated this while briefing newsmen on Saturday in Kano, disclosed that blood sample of the victim had been sent to Abuja for clinical verification. He added that, “one of the symptoms

  • Healthy Friday: Antibiotic resistance is rising to dangerously high levels across the world

    October 27, 2017 5:32 AM 28

    A growing list of infections – such as pneumonia, tuberculosis, blood poisoning and gonorrhoea – are becoming harder, and sometimes impossible, to treat as antibiotics become less effective. Antibiotics are medicines used to prevent and treat bacterial infections. Antibiotic resistance occurs when bacteria change in response to the use of these medicines

  • 'Dancing with the Dead' Ritual Could Help Plague Spread

    October 26, 2017 4:41 PM 40

    The current plague outbreak in Madagascar has killed more than 100 people, and officials say that a centuries-old tradition may increase the risk of further spread, according to news reports. The tradition, called "famadihana" in Malagasy, is sometimes referred to as "dancing with the dead," "the turning of the bones" or "body turning," according to Newsweek

  • Bill Gates predicts polio will be eliminated this year as a report reveals there are just 12 cases left worldwide

    October 26, 2017 4:07 PM 20

    Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates said he believes this year will mark the end of the poliovirus. Since 1988, there has been a significant drop in cases worldwide from 350,000 to an estimated 12 people infected currently. Poliovirus spreads with human-to-human contact and can live in the person's throat and intestines before invading other areas

  • Does Your Bald Hair NEVER Grows No matter What Your Try? Could Your Cream be The Reason? (The Answer Will SHOCK You!)

    October 22, 2017 11:57 AM 34

    It’s so embarrassing, you will find it HARD to get girl friends because babes will look at you as an OLD MAN! Yeah..Yeah..yeah..I’m pretty sure you are aware of the consequences, and you have tried as much as possible to make sure you regrow you already terrible BALD hair but to no avail. This are the set of people who have tried all sort of hair loss junks

  • Rheumatoid arthritis may lead to increased risk of developing COPD

    October 21, 2017 2:31 AM 20

    Washington: Suffering from rheumatoid arthritis? It might put you at an increased risk of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The findings of a new study indicate that greater vigilance may be needed to protect the respiratory health of individuals with chronic inflammatory conditions. Research has demonstrated an association between