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13 Aug 2017
She explained that diarrhoea is a symptom of infections caused by a host of bacterial, viral and parasitic organisms, most of which are spread by faeces contaminated water.
7 Aug 2017
According to the report, 58.8 per cent of children are currently at a risk of the disease’s outbreaks, even as up to 10,000 lives could be saved by November through malaria prevention and control.
4 Aug 2017
The UNICEF’s Chief of Field Officer in Akure, Mr. Tejinder Sadhu and nutrition specialist, Mrs. Ada Ezeogu gave the warning yesterday at a media forum in Ibadan.
26 Jul 2017
“Having quality-assured self-tests is essential to enable countries to implement more rapidly. It is a positive step towards making innovative HIV self-testing accessible to all those who would benefit from it.”
17 Jul 2017
The apex UN body said the hepatitis E outbreak could propagate rapidly due to the ongoing humanitarian crisis in the region, which arises from the volatile security situation in north-eastern Nigeria and continues to persist.
14 Jul 2017
Most countries all over the world have banned smoking in public places and the popular advice is, “smoking is dangerous to your health… smokers are liable to die young.”
25 Jun 2017
This is a major national challenge because poor availability of blood in the hospitals, when it is needed, is one of the reasons millions die needlessly from loss of blood during childbirth and accidents.
16 Jun 2017
It is feared that despite the progress achieved since 1988, as long as a single child remains infected with poliovirus, children in all countries are at risk of contracting the disease.
1 Jun 2017
The officials announced, yesterday, in the journal Nature that if they decide to deploy the vaccine, called rVSV-ZEBOV, healthcare workers would offer it to those at highest risk of contracting the disease.
1 Jun 2017
The system is simple and it starts with the blood donor. The donor books an appointment on LifeBank App with the nearest blood bank. The donor gives blood at the blood bank.
26 May 2017
The research, which suggests a pot belly should be considered a major red flag, concludes waist size is as closely linked to cancer risk as overall weight.
21 May 2017
Oyo State Commissioner for Health, Dr Azeez Adeduntan, confirmed that the state had no stock of the vaccine for the Neissria Meningitis Type C presently ravaging some states in northwest Nigeria.


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Armed men have kidnapped an Italian couple and their child as well as a Togolese national in southeastern Mali, a local official and a Malian security source told AFP Friday.
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President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE), joined the Muslim faithful to observe Jummah prayers, at which prayers were said for the repose of the soul of the late President of UAE, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
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With seven days to go to the eighth edition of the World Athletics Elite Label Okpekpe international 10km road race, Pamodzi Sports Marketing, organisers of the historic race says this year's edition will be the biggest ever in terms of its organisation and quality of its elite cast. Race director, Zack Amodu says arrangements have…
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President of the Senate Ahmad Lawal says his 2023 presidential ambition was conceived to enable him change the lives of Nigerians for the better.
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A Lagos High Court on Friday sentenced a Dane, Peter Nielsen, to death by hanging for killing his Nigerian wife and daughter. Justice Bolanle Okikiolu-Ighile convicted Nielsen, 54, on two counts of murder brought against him by the Lagos State Government. The judge sentenced Nielsen to death by hanging on both counts. The Dane was…