Nigeria: Monkey Pox- Three Cases Confirmed in Bayelsa, Lagos Free of Virus-Adewole

Oct 17, 2017 0

Monkey Pox – The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has declared Lagos State free from the virus while Bayelsa State has recorded about three confirmed cases after laboratory tests. Adewole disclosed this yesterday in Abuja while briefing journalists on the latest development on the dreaded virus. According to him, only three out of the 17 suspected cases of the disease reported on October 13, 2017, from Yenagoa Local Government Area of Bayelsa State has been confirmed by the World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Laboratory in Dakar, Senegal. He said samples from 12 other cases were negative while results of the remaining two cases are being expected. ...

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Overweight men at increased risk of irregular heartbeat at the age of 50

Oct 17, 2017 0

With obesity slowly donning the garb of an epidemic in countries across the world, a study has meted out a warning for men, saying that overweight males are more likely to develop irregular heartbeat at 50 years of age, nearly a decade earlier than women. Atrial fibrillation – a condition in which the upper chambers of the heart, or atria, quiver instead of beat to move blood effectively – occurred in men at 50 years of age, while women developed the condition at 60 or at older age, the findings showed. ...

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UK: Faulty Hip replacements patients sue manufacturer

Oct 17, 2017 0

Hundreds of people who received allegedly faulty hip replacements are suing the manufacturer at the High Court.  The hearing is thought to be one of the largest product liability group actions ever heard in the UK. DePuy denies that its metal-on-metal implants were defective and caused some patients to need more surgery than was necessary. ...

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 Nigeria: Yellow Fever – Kwara Vaccinates 200,000 People in 3 Days

Oct 17, 2017 0

The Kwara Government said on Monday that no fewer than 200,000 people have been vaccinated within three days of the ongoing yellow fever reactive vaccination in the state. Dr Sulaiman Alege, the Commissioner for Health, who gave the figure to newsmen in Ilorin, said 960,000 doses of the vaccine would be administered in nine communities in the state. ...

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Nigeria: Cholera Outbreak-‘No new death recorded for the past one week in Borno state’ says Unicef

Oct 17, 2017 0

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on monday said the outbreak of cholera, which led to the death of about 50 people in Borno State, has been curbed. Speaking in Maiduguri during this year’s celebration of the ‘Hand-washing Day’, the Field Officer of UNICEF in Borno State, Geoffrey Ijumba, said for the past one week, no new death has been recorded as a result of the recent cholera outbreak. ...

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Childhood respiratory infections linked with celiac disease

Oct 16, 2017 0

With celiac disease on the rise, researchers are racing to pin down any factors that may play a part. Recent attention has turned to the role of respiratory infections in at-risk children. Celiac disease is an autoimmune condition. When someone with celiac disease eats gluten, which is a protein in wheat, rye, and barley, the immune system attacks the small intestine. ...

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