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  • BREAKING: Panic as monkeypox spreads to Delta state

    October 19, 2017 9:18 AM 27

    A report by The Punch indicates that about nine persons have been allegedly hospitalised due to the discovery of the dreaded monkeypox disease in Delta state. According to the report, six of the affected persons were from Agbor, where the state governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, hails from. An unnamed doctor at the Federal Medical Centre Asaba quoted in the report

  • Thousands of bulbs planted at Queen's Hospital to stand against worldwide polio

    October 19, 2017 8:00 AM 31

    Members of Burton Rotary Club and Queen's Hospital volunteers planted the 5,000 bulbs A green space opposite the treatment centre at Queen's Hospital in Burton is set to become a sea of purple in the spring after 5,000 crocus bulbs were planted. They were planted by members of Burton Rotary Club and Queen’s Hospital volunteers and are next to a further

  • I think 17 is too young to be on the pill

    October 18, 2017 12:17 AM 27

    My son is in his first year at the university and he recently brought home a girlfriend who is currently seeking admission into a university. My son is 19 and the girl is 17. We hadn’t really given him any sex education and we broached the subject after the girl had gone, as we didn’t want to have to cope with any unwanted pregnancies. be having sex, it is a great

  • Military vaccination: Panic in Rivers, Ondo as parents withdraw kids from schools

    October 17, 2017 12:15 PM 33

    From Tony John and Gbolahan Gbolagunte Frenzy and panic ruled the day in Port Harcourt and Akure Tuesday morning especially at the schools. It was replica of the same incident witnessed in the South East states last week. Tuesday before noon, parents had besieged schools in Port Hacourt and Akure to take their children home. In panic response, parents

  • Yellow Fever: Kwara vaccinates 200,000 people in 3 days

    October 16, 2017 10:20 AM 27

    The Kwara Government said on Monday that no fewer than 200,000 people have been vaccinated within three days of the ongoing yellow fever reactive vaccination in the state. Dr Sulaiman Alege, the Commissioner for Health, who gave the figure to newsmen in Ilorin, said 960,000 doses of the vaccine would be administered in nine communities in the state

  • Forced monkeypox vaccination rumour baseless, says Bayelsa

    October 13, 2017 5:50 PM 59

    Bayelsa state government has described rumours of forced vaccination against monkeypox in the state as baseless. The government also called for the suspension of all forms of medical outreach programmes carried out in schools across the state. Unverified reports had said the Nigeria army was forcefully vaccinating school pupils against the monkeypox

  • 5 Foods To Deal With Heart Diseases

    October 13, 2017 3:05 PM 33

    The reason heart disease has become so common is that of poor lifestyle choices, including a poor diet. Junk food can contribute to the onset of heart disease. The good news is that, since a poor diet can cause heart disease, a healthy, balanced diet can help you avoid it. Want to reduce your risk of developing heart disease? These foods should be shared

  • FG’s ban of doctors’ private practice violates human rights – Ogunnubi

    October 12, 2017 1:08 PM 25

    Ibadan – The Federal Government’s ban of doctors in full time employment in the public service from private practice has been described as a gross violation of fundamental human rights. Dr Olusegun Ogunnubi, a former Publicity Secretary, Lagos State chapter, Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), made the assertion on Thursday in an interview with the News Agency

  • VIDEO: Doctors threaten to strike, demand for 48 million

    October 10, 2017 9:30 AM 25

    Kampala, Uganda | NTV UGANDA | Medical workers have threatened to take industrial action if the government does not work towards finding solutions to their grievances. The medical workers who yesterday gathered at Mulago hospital for their annual general meeting, are demanding to have their salaries reviewed and their working conditions improved

  • Minamata Disease: The case of Shinobu Sakamoto of Japan

    October 9, 2017 1:38 AM 38

    Symptoms of the disease include ataxia, numbness in the hands and feet, general muscle weakness, narrowing of the field of vision and damage to hearing and speech and also causes birth defects. One of the victims of Minamata disease is attending the 1st meeting of the Conference of Parties to the Minamata Convention on mercury (“COP 1”), Shinobu Sakamoto