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  • Hand washing in the spotlight

    May 5, 2017 2:18 PM 19

    According to WHO, infectious diseases are a particular risk to the children, the elderly, those with a pre-existing disease, and people with a compromised immune system. While some may take hand hygiene lightly researchers suggest that hand-contact had been the cause of the spread mild conditions, such as the common cold, but also more severe infections

  • WHO, Somalian Govt to vaccinate 460,000 against cholera

    May 4, 2017 11:40 AM 16

    The World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Somali government have launched cholera vaccination campaigns targeting 460,000 people in the drought-stricken country, where a diarrhoea outbreak has killed 618 people so far this year. According to a statement by the WHO, 31,674 cases of cholera has been registered. The WHO said a vaccination campaign targeting

  • Skip the sunscreen: Nearly 1 billion people need more vitamin D

    May 2, 2017 5:08 PM 18

    Just 15 minutes of sun per day can help boost vitamin D levels Nearly 1 billion people may be vitamin D-deficient due to disease or overuse of sunscreen, according to a report published in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. Vitamin D is a fat-soluble hormone that plays a vital role in many bodily functions. Insufficient levels can lead to heart

  • Experts urge FG to remove duty on malaria drugs

    April 28, 2017 6:48 PM 21

    Some experts have urged the Federal Government to remove the import duty placed on the importation of malaria drugs in Nigeria, saying this was a critical factor militating against effective treatment of malaria. The experts, who spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ibadan, also called for the removal of the 20 per cent import duty on malaria

  • One gym is trading exercise bikes and bench presses for pillows and blankets

    April 27, 2017 8:28 PM 15

    There is now a gym class for those who aren’t looking for any kind of workout. A gym in Scotland is offering “napercise” classes – a 45-minute nap class. Instead of workout equipment, participants at David Lloyd Clubs get a single bed and soothing sounds, according to Glasgow Live. Who couldn’t use a few more ZZZs? A shortage of sleep in the United States

  • 3 African countries chosen to test 1st malaria vaccine

    April 24, 2017 2:13 PM 16

    Malaria kills about half a million a year In this 2009, file photo, a mother holds her baby receiving a malaria vaccine as part of a trial in Western Kenya. The World Health Organization says three African countries have been chosen to test the world's first malaria vaccine. (Karel Prinsloo/Associated Press) Three African countries have been chosen to test the world's

  • Three African countries to test first malaria vaccine

    April 24, 2017 11:39 AM 17

    JOHANNESBURG -- Three African countries have been chosen to test the world's first malaria vaccine, the World Health Organization announced Monday. Ghana, Kenya and Malawi will begin piloting the injectable vaccine next year with hundreds of thousands of young children, who have been at highest risk of death. The vaccine, which has partial effectiveness

  • Three African countries chosen to test first malaria vaccine Add to ..

    April 24, 2017 11:04 AM 13

    Three African countries have been chosen to test the world’s first malaria vaccine, the World Health Organization announced Monday. Ghana, Kenya and Malawi will begin piloting the injectable vaccine next year with hundreds of thousands of young children, who have been at highest risk of death. The vaccine, which has partial effectiveness, has the potential

  • Keep Your man-hood Healthy With These 7 Tips

    April 23, 2017 8:06 PM 14

    As a man, keeping your man-hood healthy and sweet is important. Your s*xual organs are very valuable and must be cared for. 2. Leaving too much hair around the man-hood is not cool. During s*x,the hair can cause cuts on the vaginal organs and condom. Also, hair around the base of the man-hood can be breeding ground for boils and cause bad odour so shave

  • Polio: Jigawa targets 1.7m children for immunisation

    April 23, 2017 3:21 PM 14

    The Jigawa State Primary Healthcare Development Agency, says it is targetting about 1.7 million children for immunisation in the current round of polio campaign. Dr Kabir Ibrahim, the Executive Secretary of the agency, stated this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Dutse on Sunday. Ibrahim said that the government had provided enough