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29 Oct 2019
Stroke affects about 200,000 people in Nigeria yearly while 88,000 die in the first three months. The World Health Organisation (WHO) revealed this yesterday in commemoration of the World Stroke Day. Chief Executive Officer, Stroke Action Nigeria, Rita Melifonwu, said the day focused on stroke risks and prevention.
29 Sep 2019
A new report has revealed that of the more than six million children under age of five that die each year, pneumonia is the second leading cause of such deaths, with 880,000 deaths recorded in 2016.
4 Jul 2019
Despite efforts by successive governments in making legislation against tobacco smoking in public places and the associated dangers, more Nigerians especially the youths are taking up the bad habit. Tobacco is a product prepared from the leaves of the tobacco plant by curing them. The plant is part of the genus Nicotiana and of the…
19 Jan 2019
Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Boboye Oyeyemi has revealed that a total of 275 people including 29 children were killed during the 2018 yuletide. The report gotten during the recent end of year special patrol, which commenced from Thursday, 20th December to Tuesday, 15 January 2018, with the theme, “Operation zero…
15 Nov 2018
Some residents have reportedly fled Choba Community in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State for fear of reprisal attack by gang group whose two members were beheaded on Tuesday morning in a farm near University of Port Harcourt. The Guardian gathered that a renewed supremacy battle between two rival groups in the community led…
5 Oct 2018
The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) said 74 of its officers lost their lives to reckless drivers while performing their official duties across the country in the last 18 months. As part of measures to check the menace of reckless driving, the commission is seeking stiffer punishment for users of mobile telephones while on the…
6 Sep 2018
There are fresh concerns that every individual living in Nigeria will likely be infected with tuberculosis if swift and adequate responses are not taken.
18 May 2018
The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights on Friday called for Nicaragua's government to "immediately halt the repression of protests" against President Daniel Ortega, as the death toll rose to 63. The wave of unrest against the 72-year-old Ortega has been going on for a month, with no sign of slowing. Initially triggered by now-aborted reforms…
4 May 2018
At least one-third of early deaths could be prevented if everyone moved to a vegetarian diet, Harvard scientists have calculated. Dr. Walter Willett, professor of epidemiology and nutrition at Harvard Medical School, United States (U.S.) said the benefits of a plant-based diet had been vastly underestimated. Recent figures from the Office for National Statistics suggested…
19 Apr 2018
New studies released this week showed that rapid rise of malaria infections and deaths in northern Nigeria and other African countries experiencing conflict and famine threatens the marginal progress made in eliminating the disease. However, according to the researches presented yesterday in Senegal at the 7th Multilateral Initiative on Malaria (MIM) Pan African Malaria Conference,…

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