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  • Kenya cholera outbreak hits dozens at health conference

    June 22, 2017 2:18 PM 59

    Nearly 50 people have contracted cholera while attending a health conference in Kenya's capital. The infected delegates were among hundreds who had gathered for the four day forum organised by the Ministry of Health at a Nairobi hotel on Tuesday. They have been isolated in a city hospital, but health officials say the number of people infected may rise. It is unclear

  • 5-year-old finally goes home after heart transplant, 189 days in hospital

    June 19, 2017 12:01 PM 31

    One dad had an epic Father's Day after his 5-year-old son finally came home following a heart transplant and 189 days in the hospital. Ari Schultz is obsessed with baseball and golf and has a megawatt smile, and now, he's off the transplant list after 211 days. He was diagnosed with congestive heart failure even before he was born, and he had already

  • Hold the fries – study says fried potatoes could be linked to early death risk

    June 18, 2017 1:56 AM 34

    French fry lovers be warned: Eating fried potatoes often could be associated with an increased risk of early death, according to an 8-year study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition on Thursday. The study observed 4,440 people between age 45 and 79, and 236 of the participants died by the end of it, CNN reported. Analysts looked at the data and found

  • #ClearTheAir: FG to Enforce Ban on Public Smoking

    June 17, 2017 9:36 PM 61

    The Ministry of Health has released a communiqué on enforcing the ban on smoking in public spaces including shopping malls, restaurants and bars, schools, and bus parks, Punch reports. The ministry says the communique is in accordance with Section 9 of the Nigeria Tobacco Control Act 2015, which will henceforth be enforced, and offenders will be liable

  • Kaduna loses 37,000 fowls to Bird Flu

    June 15, 2017 11:06 PM 41

    The Kaduna State government has disclosed that poultry farmers in the state lost more than 37,000 birds to Avian Influenza (Bird Flu) between January and May this year. While 21,400 of the birds died as a direct result of infection, 16,300 were culled by officials of the state Ministry of Agriculture to stop the spread of the disease to other farms

  • Blood donation reduces the risk of cancer – Blood safety expert

    June 15, 2017 4:45 PM 49

    Mr Abdullahi Abubakar, the Laboratory Blood Safety Programme Manager, Institute of Human Virology Nigeria (IHVN), says blood donation lowers the risk of cancer. Abubakar disclosed this while speaking at a blood donation drive in Abuja on Thursday in commemoration of the World Blood Donor Day. According to him, the risk level of cancer drops in correlation

  • Governor appeals for more blood donation

    June 15, 2017 4:18 PM 70

    Aigboje Ikhuoria reports that some residents in Benin City donated blood as part of the commemoration of the day. "We had done a survey in our blood bank on what prevents people from donating blood". A single blood donation can save three lives. Blood donors must be free of blood-borne pathogens, such as HIV and hepatitis B, to protect patients from infection

  • Rare feat: Engineer donates platelets 270 times in 11 years

    June 12, 2017 11:57 PM 45

    MUMBAI: On Monday, civic health officials felicitated a biotech engineer, Sanjay Bapat, from Borivli for achieving a rare feat: Donating platelets 270 times in the last 11 years. At a function held at KEM Hospital in Parel, health officials held Bapat as an example of altruism ahead of World Blood Donor Day on Wednesday. BMC's executive health officer

  • Applications from EU nurses to work in the UK have plummeted 96% since the Brexit vote

    June 12, 2017 10:43 AM 33

    LONDON — Applications from EU nurses to work in the UK have dropped by 96% since Britain voted to leave the European Union last June, according to figures seen by Sky News. The data, obtained by the Health Foundation, show that only 43 nurses applied to practice in the UK in April this year, down from 1,303 applications in July last year. The NHS relies

  • TERRIFYING moment when a spider crawled out of Karnataka woman’s ear at hospital

    June 12, 2017 6:25 AM 33

    Bengaluru: In a horrifying moment, a spider was captured crawling out of a woman’s ear when she complained of a severe headache. Lekshmi L contacted the doctors at Columbia Asia Hospital in Hebbal, Bengaluru, and told them that she was feeling tingling sensation in her ear and headache. However, doctors were shocked to see an eight-legged creature coming