World Health Organization
Paediatric chewable medicine promises improved treatment against intestinal worms
The World Health Organization (WHO) will begin distributing a paediatric (chewable) formulation of mebendazole to countries with a high prevalence of soil-transmitted helminthiases (intestinal worms). Mebendazole is one of the medicines recommended by WHO to treat intestinal worm infections of humans.
WHO predicts 900m people could suffer hearing loss by 2050
Some 900 million people could suffer from disabling hearing loss by 2050, according to new estimates released by the World Health Organization (WHO) on the occasion of World Hearing Day (WHD) on March 3, 2018.Currently 466 million people worldwide suffer from disabling hearing loss, 34 million of who are children.
Kebbi records another 77 cases of measles
No fewer than 77 cases of measles have been confirmed across Kebbi State. The state is undergoing the last phase of the total elimination of the disease in a joint crusade between Birnin-Kebbi government and other donor agencies.
Revolutionary malaria tests have unexpected downsides
In the early 2000s, researchers developed rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) for malaria, a major childhood killer. Simple as a home pregnancy kit, RDTs need just one drop of blood from a finger prick to detect the malaria parasite.
IVF practitioners to formulate policy for practice regulation
Meanwhile, the Chairman, AFRH Ethic Committee, and the Managing Director, Bridge Clinic, Dr Richard Ajayi said, with the increase in ART in Nigeria, there was need to formulate policies to regulate the practice in the country.
Staying free from antibiotic-resistant gonorrhoea
Gonorrhoea affects over 78 million people worldwide each year, mostly older teenagers and adults. It is mainly spread by having unprotected vaginal, oral or anal sex.
Ebola outbreak in Africa ends, gaps in public health leave region vulnerable
On July, the Congolese government and the World Health Organization (WHO) declared an end to the DRC outbreak — but public-health officials caution that its low death toll doesn’t prove that the world has learnt all the lessons of the West African crisis.
Mosquito-killing fungi engineered with spider, scorpion toxins to fight malaria
A mosquito-killing fungus genetically engineered to produce spider and scorpion toxins could serve as a highly effective biological control mechanism to fight malaria-carrying mosquitoes, scientists report.
Could honey prevent heart attacks?
A natural sugar found in honey could prevent heart attacks, new research suggests. The sugar, known as trehalose, activates a protein that causes immune cells to remove fatty plaque from arteries, the study found.