Tag: Disease

NMBA Stresses Need for Bio-safety Measures on Genetically Modified Mosquitoes

Henry Solomon- June 27, 2020

The National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA), says biosafety measures should be applied in ensuring that genetically modified mosquitoes, aimed at reducing the spread of malaria, ... Read More

Panama, Mongolia Each Confirm First COVID-19 Case

Henry Solomon- March 10, 2020

Panama and Mongolia have each confirmed their first case of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). President Laurentino Cortizo of Panama said on Twitter on Tuesday that ... Read More

Asia Returns to Traditional Greetings to Curb Corona Spread

Henry Solomon- March 4, 2020

Traditional greetings involving bows and nods are being encouraged across Asia as the coronavirus continues its energetic spread throughout the region. Asian non-contact greetings are ... Read More

COVID-19: Dangote Pledges N200m to Contain Spread in Nigeria

Henry Solomon- March 3, 2020

Aliko Dangote Foundation (ADF) has pledged N200 million to support Federal Government’s effort at containing the spread of Covid-19 (CoronaVirus) in the country. Ms Zouera ... Read More

Red Cross Mobilises 100 Volunteers on Coronavirus

Henry Solomon- March 2, 2020

The Red Cross Society of Nigeria, Edo chapter, says it has mobilised and trained 100 volunteers to help sensitise the people on Coronavirus and how ... Read More

Coronavirus Deaths Reach 910 in China, Spreads Across 28 Countries

Henry Solomon- February 10, 2020

The China National Health Commission says the number of deaths from the new coronavirus (2019-nCoV) has risen to 910 in mainland China. The commission disclosed ... Read More

Kogi Confirms 9 Cases of Lassa fever, 4 Deaths

Henry Solomon- February 9, 2020

The Kogi State Ministry of Health has confirmed nine cases of Lassa fever with four deaths recorded since the outbreak of the deadly disease in ... Read More

China Coronavirus Deaths Toll Surpasses SARS

Henry Solomon- February 9, 2020

Coronavirus patients settle down in a large temporary hospital built two days ago in an exhibition center in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province. At ... Read More

NCDC Investigating Strange illness in Benue – DG

Henry Solomon- February 8, 2020

Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says its is aware of the strange illness in Benue and it is currently investigating to effectively manage the ... Read More

Nasarawa State Government takes Lassa Fever Sensitisation Campaign to Markets

Henry Solomon- February 8, 2020

State Ministry of Health has embarked on sensitisation campaign to markets to educate traders, especially those selling  food items on preventive measures against lassa fever ... Read More

Vatican Sends Hundreds of Thousands of Masks to China

Henry Solomon- February 3, 2020

(Photo: Vincenzo Han Duo, New York Post) The Vatican has shipped hundreds of thousands of face masks to the Chinese provinces of Hubei, Zhejiang and ... Read More

Ebonyi Government Calls for Calm on Yellow Fever Outbreak

Henry Solomon- August 13, 2019

Ebonyi government has urged residents not to panic over the reported yellow fever outbreak in the state, as it had taken measures to curtail it. ... Read More

Look Out for Early Signs of Autism in Children – Expert

Henry Solomon- April 2, 2019

Dr Torty Chimaeze, a Consultant Neurologist at the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH), has advised parents to look out for early possible signs of ... Read More

672m People Affected with Obesity Globally – FAO

Henry Solomon- December 4, 2018

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has raised the alarm over what it termed “fastest rising incidences of obesity in African”, noting that an estimated ... Read More

FG Committed to End HIV Epidemic by 2030 – Osinbajo

Henry Solomon- November 29, 2018

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday in Abuja said the Federal Government would increase the number of people on anti-retroviral treatment as part of commitment ... Read More

Africa Records High Health Improvement, WHO Reports

Henry Solomon- August 31, 2018

A new report by the World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Office for Africa has shown a high improvement in health in the region. WHO, at ... Read More

Medical Marijuana Trial Indicates Positive Signs Against Epilepsy

Henry Solomon- August 13, 2018

An Australian trial which used a marijuana extract to treat 40 children with severe epilepsy found the drug has a manageable side effect profile, but ... Read More

Kano Govt. Dispatches Health Officials to Bebeji in The Wake of Cholera Outbreak

Henry Solomon- August 6, 2018

The Kano State Government has dispatched a team of health personnel to Bebeji Local Government Area of the state where an outbreak of suspected cholera ... Read More

Study: Heavy Drinking, long-Term Abstinence Contribute Risk to Dementia

Henry Solomon- August 3, 2018

Researchers said on Friday that heavy drinking or long-term abstinence could both contribute to increased risk of developing dementia. Researchers from the French National Institute ... Read More

Increase Fibre Rich Diet to Avoid Colon Cancer, Expert Advises

Henry Solomon- July 19, 2018

Dr. Biodun Ogungbo, an Abuja based Neurosurgeon, has advised Nigerians to increase their intake of fibre-rich diet to avoid colon cancer in future. Ogungbo gave ... Read More