Revolutionary malaria tests have unexpected downsides
A simple fix to a major public health challenge has turned out to be not so simple after all.
NCC to punish telcos over pre- registered sim cards
Nigerian Telecommunications Commission (NCC) has ordered mobile telecommunications firms to block pre-registered SIM cards, believed to be what criminals...
Panic as LUTH confirms Lassa fever outbreak in Lagos
There is the fear of an outbreak of Lassa fever in the country as the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) yesterday confirmed that two patients treated have died...
Breast-feeding reduces breast cancer risk
A review of several studies has found strong evidence to suggest that a woman's breast cancer risk can be reduced if she breast-feeds her children.
Agbami advances efforts to check tuberculosis menace in Nigeria
The World Health Organization (WHO) in its 2016 “Global Tuberculosis Report” ranked Nigeria first in Africa and fourth in the world behind India, Indonesia and China. Nigeria is one of the six countries that accounted for 60 per cent of the total global TB burden last year, according to WHO’s report.
Ebola detected in semen of survivours two years after infection
Researchers have found Ebola Ribo Nucleic Acid (RNA)/genetic material in the semen of survivors two years after infection. They are calling on the World Health Organization (WHO) to update its guidelines on sexual transmission.
Household air pollution causes 4.3m premature deaths yearly, says WHO
More concerns have emerged on the health implications of household air pollution. According to latest figures from the World Health Organisation (WHO), 4.3 million people a year...
UNICEF, WHO report reveals failure in global breastfeeding
Five of the world’s largest emerging economies — China, India, Indonesia, Mexico and Nigeria — have lost 236,000 children and N36.3 trillion yearly owing to lack of investment in breastfeeding, according to a scorecard on global breastfeeding published yesterday.
Scaling up efforts to eliminate viral hepatitis
Today, July 28, 2017 is World Hepatitis Day (WHD) with the theme “Eliminate Hepatitis”. It is a day set aside by the World Health Organisation (WHO) to raise awareness on a silent killer...