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  • WHO Suspects A Fourth Person Died Of Ebola In Congo

    May 21, 2017 10:15 PM 13

    Aid workers are having trouble accessing the remote region in the country's north. A fourth person is believed to have died of Ebola in an outbreak of the disease in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization said on Sunday. of the new outbreak on May 12, after a 39-year-old man who had died on his way to the hospital in a remote

  • Eating Cheese Is Not Bad for Heart Health

    May 20, 2017 10:07 PM 16

    Go ahead — indulge in a cheese plate. And enjoy that glass of two percent milk. It’s not going to harm your heart. That’s according to a massive study that may finally separate fact from fiction once and for all. The study, conducted by researchers at England’s Reading University, Copenhagen University in Denmark and Wageningen University in the Netherlands

  • Ebola outbreak grows with 29 suspected cases identified

    May 19, 2017 11:51 AM 19

    At least two people have died from the virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo. An outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo is growing with at least two deaths and a further 29 suspected cases. Lab tests have confirmed that at least two people have died as a result of the virus and over two dozen more are thought to be infected

  • Number of suspected Ebola cases in Congo now up to 29

    May 19, 2017 10:55 AM 16

    DAKAR, Senegal — The World Health Organization says Congo now faces 29 suspected cases of the deadly Ebola virus. WHO spokesman Christian Lindmeier on Friday said the number includes two laboratory-confirmed deaths. Officials announced the outbreak of the hemorrhagic fever a week ago in a remote area of northern Congo. Lindmeier says Congo authorities

  • DRC Ebola outbreak: Lessons from West Africa

    May 17, 2017 3:52 AM 19

    THE return of the Ebola Virus Disease to the Democratic Republic of Congo, DRC, soon after the devastating West African Ebola epidemic has raised fears about the possibility of another disaster in the making. In this piece, Dr. Terence Gibson, a Consultant Physician at Guys and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust, London who was a Consultant Physician at Connaught

  • Finally, FG Commences Ebola Screening At Nation’s Airports

    May 17, 2017 2:19 AM 23

    The federal government has finally started screening and checks against the dreaded Ebola disease at airports across the country. Checks by LEADERSHIP yesterday at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja and Murtala Muhammed International Airport Lagos, revealed that sanitisers and scanning apparatus called thermal scanners were already installed

  • Medical institute partners Ncpnm to vet natural medicines

    May 17, 2017 12:38 AM 17

    The Nigerian Institute of Medical Research, NIMR, alongside the Nigerian Council of Physicians of Natural Medicine, NCPNM, is to vet all traditional medicine products produced in the country for efficiency, efficacy and safety for human consumption. The NIMR is the regulatory body set up by the Federal Government that regulates all medicines manufactured

  • End-Stage kidney patient seeks help

    May 16, 2017 8:22 PM 19

    PATIENCE Frederick Udoh, a 47 years old female who is known to be hypertensive for five years was recently diagnosed with advanced chronic kidney disease (Stage 5) in November, 2016. She commenced on twice weekly maintenance haemodialysis and has remained on dialysis to date. Patience requires a kidney transplant which is estimated to cost N8,500,000. The sum covers

  • Oyo to offer free medical services

    May 14, 2017 3:45 PM 25

    The Oyo State Government on Sunday said it would commence series of free medical services on Monday. Mr Toye Arulogun, the Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, made this known in a statement made available to newsmen in Ibadan. He stated that “the Gov. Abiola Ajimobi Free Health Mission would hold across the six geo-political zones of the state

  • Photos of corp member who died of Lassa fever in Cross River state have emerged

    May 14, 2017 1:44 PM 20

    The late corp member identified as Onwuegbuzie Stanley Samuel, reportedly died at the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH) after about a week of sickness. The deceased, a graduate of Babcock University, Ogun state, was carrying out his compulsory one year of National Youth Service Corps, in Obubra, Cross River state. Stanley is reportedly the second