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  • FG, States Battle New Wave Of Meningitis, Tuberculosis |

    April 1, 2017 12:58 AM 14

    Some state governments have joined forces with the federal government in the bid to tackle the outbreak of the Cerebrospinal Meningitis (CSM) in the country. The federal government had on Thursday said it was leading an outbreak response team which will mount surveillance, detect and strengthen the prevention of the spread of the deadly disease to other

  • Meningitis: 7 facts every Nigerian must know before its too late

    March 31, 2017 8:08 PM 18

    NAIJ.com reported that Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, the Chief Executive Officer of the centre, made this known to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Abuja. Ihekweazu said that 1,966 suspected cases have been recorded while 109 have been confirmed since the outbreak of the disease in February in the country. What are some facts Nigerians need to know about

  • Chinese researchers create soft robotic arm for healing injuries

    March 30, 2017 4:30 PM 36 21

    A team of Chinese postgraduate students has created an octopus-inspired soft robotic arm that can be used to heal injuries. The students, from Beijing-based Beihang University, exhibited their prototype on Thursday after developing it with a foreign firm. Soft robots are constructed with materials like silicone, plastic, fabric, rubber or compliant mechanical

  • Has the Meningitis Vaccine Failed? Outbreak in Africa Kills More Than 260 Nigerians

    March 29, 2017 5:08 PM 16

    More than 260 people have died in Nigeria as a result of the African country’s recent meningitis outbreak—eight times more than the number of deaths caused by the disease in 2016. In a series of tweets, Nigeria’s Center for Disease Control (NDC) said there were 1,828 suspected cases of meningitis reported so far in 2017. Across the country’s 15 states

  • Meningitis outbreak kills 269 people in Nigeria

    March 29, 2017 12:54 PM 14

    The death toll of a Meningitis epidemic in Nigeria has now risen to 269. Nigeria’s Centre for Disease Control confirmed this saying that there were fears that the toll may rise much higher in the coming weeks. As of Monday, 1,828 suspected cases of meningitis were reported with 269 deaths in 15 of the country’s 36 states, the Nigeria Centre for Disease

  • Meningitis Outbreak in Nigeria Leaves at Least 140 Dead, Thousands Infected

    March 29, 2017 10:58 AM 17

    According to officials, at least 140 people have been killed in a meningitis outbreak in six states in Nigeria, International Business Times reported. Aside from the number of deaths, more than 1,000 people have been infected. The report added that the outbreak was caused by a new strain of Cerebro Spinal Meningitis (CSM), which is not common in Nigeria

  • Meningitis kills 270 persons in Nigeria

    March 29, 2017 9:53 AM 20

    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 14

    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 20

    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 22

    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