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22 Oct 2018
World Health Organisation (WHO) has announced the discovery of a Type-2 Polio virus in Bauchi State. The state coordinator, Dr. Adamu Ningi, disclosed that the virus was discovered during the monthly collection of samples from different locations. He said that the CVDPV was formed at the Gwallaga mosque area, which links the three wards of…
24 Sep 2018
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has raised the alarm on the rise in alcohol-related deaths globally. It said that alcoholics die through violence, injuries, mental health problems and diseases like cancer and stroke. According to WHO’s global status report on alcohol and health 2018 released at the weekend, more than three million people died as…
22 Sep 2018
Alcohol kills three million people worldwide each year -- more than AIDS, violence and road accidents combined, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said Friday, adding that men are particularly at risk. The UN health agency's latest report on alcohol and health pointed out that alcohol causes more than one in 20 deaths globally each year,…
18 Sep 2018
Some 186,840 of the 180 million Nigerians are expected to get cancer this year, and the patients are more likely to die because of poor healthcare. A new data from the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) tagged World Cancer League Table rated Nigeria 157th among 185 countries with cancer. Even as the ranking…
22 Jul 2018
The World Health Organisation (WHO) in collaboration with Borno State government has flagged off seasonal Malaria Prevention Campaigns (MPCs) against malaria for 1.1 million children in the state.
16 Jul 2018
When a pregnant woman develops elevated blood pressure during pregnancy, it is known as pregnancy-induced hypertension or gestational hypertension. Hypertension is a very common medical disorder seen in pregnant women. According to the World Health Organisation and the Federal Ministry of Health, Nigeria, gestational hypertension affects up to 10% of all pregnancies and is directly…
21 Jun 2018
There are renewed efforts to classify diseases and to map how humans live and die. According to latest figures from the World Health Organisation (WHO), there are few truer snapshots of a country’s wellbeing than its health statistics. While broad economic indicators such as Gross Domestic Product (GDP) may skew impressions of individual prosperity, data…
16 Jun 2018
Tests carried out by the World Health Organization following a suspected case of polio in Venezuela have ruled out any return of the crippling childhood disease, the UN agency has said. Polio has been eradicated for decades in the crisis-wracked country, with the last case of acute poliomyelitis reported in 1989, a former health minister…
26 Apr 2018
The scourge of cancer treatment in Nigeria can be described as appalling due to the numerous challenges that surrounds it. These include the cost of drugs, diagnosis,late presentation, inadequate basic research and clinical application, and poor data representation.
24 Mar 2018
Diabetes is one of the top four non-communicable diseases killing people in the world today. The others are cancer, heart diseases and chronic lung disease.
11 Mar 2018
High cost of managing Lassa fever (N180, 000 for uncomplicated cases, and much more for complicated ones that need dialysis), as well as, late presentation, slow identification and poor management of cases, range top among reasons for the high mortality rate being recorded this year.
9 Mar 2018
The World Health Organisation (WHO) says the “massive destruction of 788 health facilities in North East by Boko Haram insurgents has weakened health system in the region.” In its 2017 yearly report made available to newsmen in Maiduguri yesterday, the global agency noted that the development had left Borno State and the entire zone with…


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Workers faced record abuse of their labour rights in the past year, from union bans to violence and murder, the International Trade Union Confederation said on Tuesday.
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Scotland's government on Tuesday drew the battle lines for a legal and political tussle with London as it announced plans to hold a second independence referendum on October 19, 2023.
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The European Union's drug regulator said on Tuesday it had started formally reviewing the use of a smallpox vaccine to treat a growing number of cases of monkeypox. Imvanex was authorised by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) in 2013 for smallpox, but its maker, Danish firm Bavarian Nordic, did not apply at the time for…
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Nigerian gay seeking asylum in the United Kingdom (UK) is among persons that are facing imminent deportation to their home countries. The Guardian UK reported that mothers and grandmothers, some of whom have lived in the UK for decades, are among those facing deportation to Nigeria and Ghana on a controversial Home Office charter flight…
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Senate President Ahmad Lawan has said that efforts will be made by the National Assembly to amend the electoral act to serve as a safeguard against weaknesses identified in the law.