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  • Meningitis kills 270 persons in Nigeria

    March 29, 2017 9:53 AM 18

    The latest statistics shows that 270 people have lost their lives due to the latest meningitis outbreak in Nigeria, most of those that suffered the death are children, public health officials said Wednesday. According to the spokesperson of the National Centre for Disease Control, Olubunmi Ojo “Presently we have 1,828 suspected case and we have 269 deaths

  • Meningitis kills 211, affects 1,407 Nigerians in three months

    March 29, 2017 4:36 AM 13

    Nigeria is on a red alert as the current epidemic of meningitis that started in December 2016 has killed no fewer than 211 Nigerians and affected 1,407. The World Health Organisation (WHO), yesterday, in a publication on its website on “Meningococcal disease – Nigeria: Disease outbreak news” noted that a case fatality rate of 15 per cent has been reported

  • Regular eye tests prevent blindness from glaucoma, says Onakoya

    March 28, 2017 3:21 AM 19

    The Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH, Ophthalmological Society of Nigeria in collaboration with Pfizer Specialities and Glaucoma Society of Nigeria held a walk from the National Stadium to Ojuelegba in Lagos early on Saturday March 18, 2017 to sensitise members of the public about Glaucoma, the 2nd leading cause of blindness worldwide and in Nigeria

  • Protect Yourself From Acne With These Simple Steps

    March 25, 2017 3:18 AM 18

    New Delhi: Use salycylic face wash and anti-acne masks to stay from acne in summer, say experts. * Keep your face clean. Remove your make properly. You can use a salycylic face wash. * Don't touch your face too often. Or don't lean on any surface. Here the face can get infected with bacteria. * Try using brands or make-up which say on the label -non-comedogenic

  • Hilarious reasons why Nigerians eat meat last

    March 24, 2017 2:16 PM 17

    You must have observed at the restaurant that many Nigerians eat their meat last. It raises the question, why do they eat the meat at the end of their meal? The type of meat you will most likely to get in a restaurant include round about, ponmo, shaki, chicken, and cow/goat meat. Interestingly, this practice knows no gender as both boys and girls do it. Jumia

  • Egypt suspends all school meal services after mass poisoning

    March 23, 2017 2:32 PM 20

    Egypt's education ministry suspended the distribution of school meals nationwide after hundreds of children were struck down with food poisoning in several provinces, Egyptian media reported on Wednesday. The ministry said in a statement published late Wednesday that a committee will be formed to "find out the reasons... and conduct required investigations

  • What the Freedom Caucus wants in the GOP health bill, and why they aren’t getting it

    March 22, 2017 10:42 PM 16

    The Republican health-care bill stands in a legislative Catch-22 late Wednesday, held hostage to demands that the White House and Republican leaders wish that they could grant but insist that they cannot. The captors in this instance are the members of House Freedom Caucus, the group of roughly three dozen conservative hard-liners who have tried to bend the GOP bill to repeal

  • Doctors and patient advocates sound louder warnings as Trump and GOP push Obamacare repeal

    March 22, 2017 9:35 PM 17

    As House Republicans move toward a vote to roll back the Affordable Care Act, nearly every major organization representing patients and doctors now opposes the legislation. The American Cancer Society’s advocacy arm warned in a letter to lawmakers this week that the House bill threatens patients’ ability “to afford insurance that covers the healthcare

  • Baby separated from parasitic twin introduced at news conference

    March 22, 2017 5:55 PM 18

    A baby girl from the Ivory Coast born with four legs and two spines has been successfully separated from a parasitic twin in a rare and complex surgery at a Chicago hospital. Doctors at the Advocate Children’s Hospital introduced the ten-month-old at a press conference on Tuesday. “The priority was, ‘ we could do it, could we do it safely and we could

  • Tanzania offers 500 doctors to ease Kenya health crisis

    March 18, 2017 3:31 PM 19

    Dar es Salaam - Tanzania on Saturday agreed to send 500 doctors to Kenya after a 100-day doctors' strike that paralysed health services in the neighbouring country. President John Magufuli announced the decision after meeting a Kenyan delegation in Dar es Salaam headed by health minister Cleopa Mailu. "The difficulties of Kenya are the difficulties of Tanzania