1. Lagos Probes Alleged Case of Ebola Virus
The Lagos State government has begun an investigation into the alleged case of Ebola virus in the state. There was a widely circulated but unconfirmed report that a hospital in Obalende has a patient with the dreaded Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). Also, researchers have uncovered a way the malaria parasite becomes resistant to an investigational drug.
2. Explosion at Kano Motor Park Kills Five, Injures 12
A bomb hidden in a refrigerator exploded yesterday at the New Road Luxury Park in Sabon Gari, Kano, killing five people and injuring 12 others. The police said only one person died in the park where a bomb killed no fewer than 15 last year also in July. Boko Haram, the insurgent sect, said it was responsible for that incident.
3. Doctors’ Strike: Nigerians are Dying -Uduaghan
Delta State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, has described the death of Mr. Moses Solomon as one of the losses in human lives that the nation has witnessed as a result of the ongoing industrial action embarked upon by the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA). Uduaghan, who was speaking when he paid a condolence visit to the state Commissioner for Works, Hon. Funkekeme Solomon, elder brother to the deceased in Warri, said it was important for the NMA to call off the strike action.
4. India Doctors Remove 232 Teeth from Boy’s Mouth
Doctors in India have extracted 232 teeth from the mouth of a 17-year-old boy in a seven-hour operation.
Ashik Gavai was brought in with a swelling in his right jaw, Dr Sunanda Dhiware, head of Mumbai’s JJ Hospital’s dental department. The teenager had been suffering for 18 months and travelled to the city from his village after local doctors failed to identify the cause of the problem. Doctors have described his condition as “very rare” and “a world record”. “Ashik’s malaise was diagnosed as a complex composite odontoma where a single gum forms lots of teeth. It’s a sort of benign tumour,” Dr Dhiware said.
5. Caffeine May Worsen Menopausal Hot Flashes, Night Sweats
Scientists have found an association between caffeine intake and more bothersome hot flashes and night sweats in postmenopausal women. The study by Mayo clinic researchers in the US also showed an association between caffeine intake and fewer problems with mood, memory and concentration in perimenopausal women, possibly because caffeine is known to enhance arousal, mood and attention.
6. Nigeria Will Be Free from Polio in 2018 -Bill Gates
Bill Gates said in one of his most recent interviews that Nigeria will have zero cases of polio in 2015 and in 2018, it will be listed in the names of countries free from Polio disease. Presently, Bill Gates runs an organization named as The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The objective of this organization is to completely wipe the world from polio disease. Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria are those three countries in which this Virus is still wide spread.