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  • Semen harbours viruses, experts warn

    September 14, 2017 10:49 AM 41

    Researchers from the University of Oxford have warned that semen is a good breeding place for viruses although the possibility of sexual transmission for some of the viruses has not been ascertained. According to the study, 27 infectious viruses were found in semen after researchers reviewed 3,800 scientific articles published on viruses and semen

  • Funeral held for Michigan mom who refused cancer treatment to save baby

    September 12, 2017 9:29 PM 46

    DeKlyen, 37, was unconscious and gravely ill with an aggressive brain tumor when she delivered Life on Sept. 6. The following day, doctors removed DeKlyen's feeding and breathing tubes. She died Saturday. DeKlyen declined to participate in a clinical trial or undergo chemotherapy, options that would have likely extended her life but also would have meant

  • Intensive lowering linked to kidney disease

    September 11, 2017 7:26 PM 77

    However experts have revealed if people lower their blood pressure reading too intensively it could increase the risk of developing another condition. Lowering blood pressure too intensively is associated with an increase risk of chronic kidney disease, scientists have found. Chronic kidney disease is a long-term condition which means the organs are not working

  • Lassa fever cases reported in 19 states

    September 7, 2017 12:12 PM 47

    The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control on Thursday confirmed at least one reported Lassa fever case in each of 19 states in the current outbreak which started in December 2016. The 19 states are Ogun, Bauchi, Plateau, Ebonyi, Ondo, Edo, Taraba, Nasarawa, Rivers, Kaduna, Gombe, Cross River, Borno, Kano, Kogi, Enugu, Anambra, Kwara and Lagos. The report

  • Australians urged to learn life-saving CPR

    September 7, 2017 2:03 AM 44

    A person having a cardiac arrest is more than twice as likely to survive if someone intervenes using CPR in the crucial first minutes, but too many Australians wouldn’t realise what was wrong or what to do. New research released by the national Heart Foundation reveals one in five people don’t know how to recognise a cardiac arrest and 40 per cent wouldn’t

  • Ondo Govt. promises to expand Akure Specialist Hospital

    September 6, 2017 1:23 PM 42

    Ondo Government has promised to expand the State Specialist Hospital, Akure to meet the peoples’ medical attention, Dr Wahab Adegbenro, the Commissioner for Health, said on Wednesday. Adegbenro said that the hospital had been congested due to increasing population and economic hardship driving people away from private hospitals to government-owned ones. He noted

  • SPINAL CORD INJURY DAY: Govt tasked on good roads

    September 6, 2017 1:23 AM 38

    PORT HARCOURT—As the World Health Organisation, WHO, marks Spinal Cord Injury Day, government at all levels in the country have been urged to deliver good roads for safe movement of spinal cord patients to hospitals. Speaking yesterday in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, at a conference organised by Zitadel Medicals and Diagnostics Limited in collaboration

  • Nomophobia Disorder: People Cannot Do Without Their Phones

    September 5, 2017 8:05 AM 70

    Nomophobia The disorder that is affecting everyone Nomophobia is the name of the anxiety you get when you are not with your mobile phone. You know that feeling of being uneasy and nervous when you probably forgot your phone or it isn't just in your immediate surrounding. Nomophobia, which is short for no-mobile phobia, has been categorized as a condition

  • Lassa fever patient dies in Kogi

    September 4, 2017 2:01 PM 71

    Asipita Jimoh, brother to the deceased told NAN that she passed away at the Irua General Hospital in Edo on Monday. He said that the lady was taken to the Federal Medical Centre, Lokoja from where she was transferred to the General Hospital in Edo. “We lost our parents about two years ago and we have lost our sister again,” Asipita said. Aisha was on September

  • Nigeria: Dozens admitted as cholera outbreak hits IDPs camp in Maiduguri

    September 3, 2017 6:12 AM 23

    At least eight people have died in a cholera outbreak at two refugee camps for internally displaced people in northeast Nigeria. Dozens more are being treated and there are fears the virus could spread. At least eight people have died in a cholera outbreak at two refugee camps for internally displaced people in northeast Nigeria. Dozens more are being