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22 Jan 2020
Chinese health authorities have not been able to identify a mysterious strain of pneumonia that has infected dozens of people and put the rest of Asia and the World Health Organisation (WHO) on alert.
1 Dec 2019
As the world marks the 2019 World Aids Day today, stigmatisation and discrimination against Persons Living With HIV/AIDS (PLWHAs) remain the twin factors frustrating a successful fight against the dreaded scourge.
29 May 2019
For Chinese artist, Guo O Dong, the simple black Samsung laptop computer, loaded with six potent viruses, symbolizes one of the world's most frightening threats.
31 May 2018
The fear of the dreaded Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) getting to Nigeria from Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where it is currently causing havoc, is palpable. Nigerians are concerned. So many questions are being asked. What should and must be done to ensure that the virus does not get to us. To address these issues,…
24 Feb 2017
A novel but controversial technique known as gene-editing has produced pigs that could be resilient to an often fatal virus that costs European farmers $1.6 billion per year, researchers said Thursday.
18 May 2016
The Black Sea coastal areas of Georgia and Russia face a high risk of a Zika virus outbreak, the World Health Organization warned Wednesday, while it also put Europe on alert ahead of the upcoming summer months.
17 May 2016
Belize has joined the growing number of Latin American nations grappling with the Zika virus, after the health ministry confirmed the country's first known case.
2 Sep 2015
Two polio cases have been confirmed in western Ukraine, the first to be recorded in Europe since 2010, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday. A 10-month-old baby and a four-year-old child were diagnosed with the polio virus in Ukraine's southwestern Zakarpattya region, which borders four European Union member states, after paralysis associated with…

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Some commercial bus drivers plying the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway on Wednesday embarked on a protest over alleged extortion by touts, known as ‘Agbero’ at Toll-Gate area of the express. Some of the commuters, who were left stranded by the drivers, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ota that the protest was unfortunate as they…
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In a recent interview for the latest Rolling Stone cover story, Ed Sheeran opened up about his battles with depression, his new album "Subtract," and various other topics. One interesting insight the interview revealed was that Sheeran had initially wanted Jay-Z to feature on "Shape of You." He sent the song to the rapper, who…
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The Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed a suit brought before it against Sen. Elisha Abbo challenging his candidacy as the All Progressives Congress (APC) representative for Adamawa North Senatorial District in the last National Assembly election. Justice Inyang Okoro in a unanimous judgment of a five-member panel of Justices dismissed the suit for lacking in…
32 mins ago
A couple living in Saint-Malo, France are awaiting a court verdict before going ahead to name their child “Hades”. Hades is a name made popular by the Greek mythological deity of the underworld. Kristina Desgres and Rodrigo Velasquez of Saint-Malo are the baby’s parent and they are yet to get court permission to name the…
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Jonathan Jacob Meijer, a serial sperm donor believed to have fathered 550 children, is facing a lawsuit from the Netherlands' Donorkind Foundation over allegations that his frequent donations are increasing the risk of accidental incest. The Telegraph reported Meijer is also accused of lying about the number of children he has fathered. A Dutch mother…