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  • Cholera infection breaks out in IDP camp in Maiduguri

    August 31, 2017 3:04 PM 23

    No fewer than 70 Internally Displaced Persons have been admitted at treatment centres in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital following outbreak of cholera at their camps. Doctors Without Borders, an international medical humanitarian organisation while confirming the cholera outbreak, on Thursday, blamed heavy rainfall for the outbreak at Muna Garage

  • Recluse is cured of 'tree man disease' which covered hands in bark-like lesions

    August 30, 2017 2:11 PM 46

    A recluse suffering from ‘tree man disease’ has reportedly been cured after a groundbreaking new operation proved successful. Mohammed Taluli suffered from the rare condition for almost a decade before medical experts offered to try a revolutionary new operation. The 42-year-old, from Gaza, was cured after medics at the Hadassah University Medical Centre

  • ‘Safe water frequently used as a weapon of war’

    August 30, 2017 4:32 AM 25

    Over 180 mn in conflict-affected countries lack safe water: UNICEF More than 180 mn people in countries affected by conflict and instability do not have access to safe water, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) announced on Tuesday. “In countries beset by violence, displacement, conflict and instability, children’s most basic means of survival — water — must be a priority

  • 'High salt intake doubles heart failure risk'

    August 28, 2017 7:30 PM 38

    High salt consumption may double the risk of heart failure, a 12-year-long study warns. Researchers at National Institute for Health and Welfare in Finland found that people who consumed more than 13.7 grammes of salt daily had a two times higher risk of heart failure compared to those consuming less than 6.8 grammes. High salt intake markedly increases

  • Dad goes to doctors with watery eye – but ends up losing HALF his face

    August 22, 2017 3:01 PM 44

    Jamie Mirrlees was initially told he was suffering from a blocked tear duct – but four years later he needed drastic surgery after being diagnosed with a tumour. He ended up losing his eye, half his nose, a large part of his cheek and most of his teeth and was left with large, gaping holes in his face and neck. Jamie maintains his cancer should have been picked

  • Cancer Patient Wins Record $417 Million Payout In Johnson & Johnson Talc Case

    August 22, 2017 12:31 PM 26

    Plaintiff Eva Echeverria, 63, told a Los Angeles court she developed incurable ovarian cancer after decades of Johnson’s Baby Powder use. Baby Powder for feminine hygiene for more than 50 years before halting the practice in 2016, the Los Angeles Times reported. She only stopped after watching a news story about a woman with ovarian cancer who had also used the talc for a similar

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    August 22, 2017 11:33 AM 34

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  • 1 dead, 1 injured as van rams bus stops in Marseille, France

    August 21, 2017 12:49 PM 32

    MARSEILLE, France (AP) - A van rammed into two bus stops about 5 kilometers (3 miles) apart in the French port city of Marseille on Monday, killing one person and injuring another, police officials said. The driver of the van, arrested in a third location, was a 35-year-old from the Grenoble region in eastern France who was being treated for psychological

  • Olamide's 'Wo' Video Violates Tobacco Act

    August 21, 2017 10:28 AM 30

    The Federal Ministry of Health has warned Nigerians to be cautious of the health hazards contained in Olamide’s new music video ‘Wo’. The Ministry said on its twitter handle on Friday that the video promotes a dangerous habit that encourages second-hand smoking. They said the video, which was recently released by the YBNL boss, also contains practices

  • Teen in China Dies After Being Forced By Boss to Do 100 Squats as Punishment

    August 19, 2017 1:35 AM 36

    The teenager, nicknamed Xiao Fei, died of respiratory failure on August 7, 10 days after the unusual punishment. According to her father, Jiang, she was punished for being late to work with 100 deep squats in the morning. Days later, Xiao Fei could no longer lift her hands and vomited. She was quickly brought to the intensive care unit of Central South