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

    May 19, 2017 10:55 AM 20

    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 22

    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 25

    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 19

    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 21

    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 26

    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

  • Canadian-developed vaccine could help response to new Ebola outbreak in Congo Add to ..

    May 12, 2017 10:05 PM 24

    A Canadian-developed vaccine is being considered as a potential response to a new outbreak of Ebola in a remote corner of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. One case of Ebola has been confirmed and eight other suspected cases are being investigated, including three deaths, according to a statement by the World Health Organization on Friday. Six people

  • 11 warning signs of increased blood sugar levels

    May 12, 2017 10:47 AM 37

    With lifestyle diseases becoming rampant in India and the country being called the diabetes capital of the world, even young people are experiencing a spike in their blood sugar levels. High blood sugar levels occur when the glucose levels in your blood become elevated. This happens when your body’s insulin levels drop and it doesn’t have sufficient

  • Miracle baby! Four-month-old toddler survives 12-hour surgery and 6 heart attacks (photos)

    May 12, 2017 7:08 AM 30

    A four-month-old toddler from Kalyan, Mumbai, has miraculously survived 12-hours of highly delicate surgery and six heart attacks. Little Vidisha was reportedly diagnosed with a heart defect known as ‘transposition of the great arteries’. This is a condition where by the links to the main arteries, aorta and pulmonary artery, are interchanged. To correct