Africa records rise in deaths, new cases of COVID-19
Latest report from the World Health Organisation (WHO) published yesterday indicates an eight per cent increase in COVID-19 deaths and 11 per cent rise in new cases of the disease in Africa within the last seven days.
Understanding causes of monkeypox, preventing another outbreak
Monkeypox was first discovered in 1958 when two outbreaks of a pox-like disease occurred in colonies of monkeys kept for research, hence the name ‘monkeypox.’
How regenerative medicine could be used to contain COVID-19, others
More studies are validating the use of regenerative medicine to restore damaged organs, restore acute stroke patients, heal chronic pain and erectile dysfunction in male and female as well as prevent and treat viral infections such as COVID-19.
Coping skills for success
An assertive, self-confident person uses a variety of coping techniques to deal with the challenges of interpersonal communication. Many of these techniques come from the school of neuro-linguistic programming.
Training herbal medicine practitioners to mitigate brain drain, ensure universal health coverage
The Nigerian Natural Medicine Development Agency (NNMDA) Victoria Island, Lagos, has trained herbal medicine practitioners to mitigate brain drain in the sector as well as ensure Universal Healthcare...
31% of newborn deaths in Nigeria due to complications of premature births
Medical experts have warned of the rising cases of preterm births and deaths in Nigeria. They said 31 per cent of newborn deaths in Nigeria were directly due to the complication of preterm birth.
Group provides masks, sanitisers, hand-washing stations for 30 ‘Power Forward’ schools in Abuja
As part of the Power Forward programme, ExxonMobil Foundation, the National Basketball Association (NBA) and Africare have donated 30,000 masks, 90 new hand-washing stations and hand sanitiser...
Diet trends to see 4 bn people overweight by 2050: study
More than four billion people could be overweight by 2050, with 1.5 billion of them obese, if the current global dietary trend towards processed foods continues, a first-of-its-kind study predicted Wednesday.
Diabetes killed 63,958, afflicted 2.7m Nigerians in 2019, say experts
No fewer than 63,958 Nigerians died of diabetes and its complications in 2019, out of 2.7 million living with the non- communicable disease (NCD) in the country.