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WHO alerts to global rise in ‘untreatable’ infectious diseases
The World Health Organisation’s (WHO’s) first release of surveillance data on antibiotic resistance reveals high levels of resistance to a number of serious bacterial infections in both high- and low-income countries. WHO’s new Global Antimicrobial Surveillance System (GLASS) reveals widespread occurrence of antibiotic resistance among 500 000 people with suspected bacterial infections across 22 countries.…
‘Why Nigeria needs to switch from dirty fuels’
Cleaner fuels will reduce the negative impact of bad cooking fuels on the environment and the people. Cooking with cleaner fuels like Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) will reduce the chances of inhaling dirty fuels, which in turn....
2017 to be among three hottest years in history
It is likely that 2017 will be one of the three hottest years on record, with many high-impact incidents, including catastrophic hurricanes and floods, debilitating heat waves and drought.
You, your health and body - Part 1
As I had previously stated, the strange dimension the issue of health is taking, today, has made even health experts to concur that attention should now be focused more on the PREVENTIVE rather than the CURATIVE approach.
Food marketing, policies, pricing behind tenfold rise in childhood, adolescent obesity in four decades
Obesity rates in the world’s children and adolescents increased from less than one per cent (equivalent to five million girls and six million boys) in 1975 to nearly six per cent in girls (50 million) and nearly eight per cent in boys (74 million) in 2016.
‘Carbon pricing, emission tax should be enforced’
Nigeria with a population of over 180 million people and a status of developing nation is exploring every aspect of civilization in a great deal, over 80 million Nigerians own either an electricity generating set or a means of transportation like automobiles.
Two senators may propose bill to subject politicians to mental test
The Managing Director of Nova Health, Dr. Dorothy Jef-Nnamani, said the projection by the World Health Organisation (WHO) of an increate in mental health, made the symposium a necessity.
Guess The Most Unhealthy Country In The World
No, it's not Nigeria, or anywhere in Africa as a matter of fact. The Czech Republic has been named the least healthy country in the world, according to a new research conducted by Clinic Compare. The clinic comparison website used three key factors to rank countries: alcohol consumption, tobacco consumption and the prevalence of obesity,…
WHO warns of global antibiotics emergency as patients develop growing resistance to drugs
If antibiotics lose their effectiveness, then key medical procedures - including gut surgery, caesarean sections, joint replacements and chemotherapy - could become too dangerous to perform.