Another coming of Abalaka and fresh controversy over cure for HIV, hepatitis B, C
Until now, there is no cure for Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV) and hepatitis C and hepatitis B viruses. Indeed, HIV was discovered around 1983 by French researchers at the Pasteur Institute in Paris, led by Dr. Luc Montagnier and others.
Commission calls for national screening programme to eradicate hepatitis
The Hepatitis Zero Commission Nigeria has decried the increasing incidence of hepatitis B and C infections in the country and called for a National screening programme...
WHO tasks African leaders to invest in hepatitis B vaccination
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has advised African leaders to invest in Hepatitis B vaccination for all newborns and integrate hepatitis interventions as part of health system strengthening.
What to know about Hepatitis B
Dr. Olayide A. Jinadu, Medical Director at Charis-Med Hospital, Lagos, throws light on Hepatitis B, the causes and how it can be handled. GERALDINE AKUTU reports. What causes Hepatitis B and the symptoms? Hepatitis B is caused by Hepatitis B virus. The symptoms are usually nonspecific, they could be jaundice (yellowness of the eye), abdominal pain,…
Rapists on the loose: Time for action
In recent times, rapists appear to have broken loose in their bid to forcefully satisfy sexual urge. Their unbridled escapades have now expanded to involve encounter with babies, young girls, ladies and the very aged. Rape has also beaten convention to now involve encounter with fellow men (homosexuals), with fellow women (lesbians) and with both…
Concerns over rising cases of hepatitis B, HIV amongst pregnant women
Ahead of the World Hepatitis Day (WHD), July 28, 2018, a new study by researchers from Redeemer’s University has provided evidence on the transmission of hepatitis B and Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV)/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) through blood transfusion in pregnant women in Nigeria. The findings were recently published in the Journal of Epidemiology and…
N7,300 blood test could help diagnose hepatitis B patients across Africa
A simple $20 (N7,300) blood test could help diagnose thousands of patients with hepatitis B in need of treatment in some of Africa's poorest regions.