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Second Ebola vaccine presented in DR Congo

Written by on 14 November 2019

Experts in the Democratic Republic of Congo Thursday acquainted a second vaccine to fight the savage Ebola infection in the east of the nation, the Doctors Without Borders (MSF) philanthropy said. It said the new immunization, created by a Belgian backup of Johnson and Johnson, is planned for ensuring around 50,000 individuals over a time […]

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Unclean mouth can cause heart disease; Don

Written by on 16 October 2019

The Dean of the Faculty of Dental Sciences, College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Prof. Oyinkansola Sofola, has cautioned Nigerians on mouth hygiene. Sofola stated this during the 13th Faculty Conference and third Alumni Guest Lecture held at the college. She said, “Because a lot of dental diseases are not life-threatening at the initial stage, […]

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Man who regained sight after 21 years to enrol in school

Written by on 19 August 2019

Mr Eli Humoshe, the father of the 24-year-old Edmond Eli, who regained his vision after 21 years, said on Sunday that his son, who missed school over the years, will be enrolled for adult education. Edmond, who went blind at age three, regained his sight at the weekend, following a free surgery offered him and […]

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Train birth attendants as mobilisers, USAID tells Nigeria

Written by on 31 July 2019

The United States has called on the Federal Government to train traditional birth attendants as community mobilisers for women on health issues. The team leader of United States Agency for International Development (Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health), Vathani Amirthanayagam, said this in an interview with our correspondent in Abuja during the presentation of the […]

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Men who go to bed early produce better sperm; Study

Written by on 26 July 2019

Researchers from Aarhus University, Denmark, have said that men who go to bed early could have better sperm compared to those who sleep late. According to, the study revealed that men who go to bed before 10.30pm were up to four times more likely to have good quality sperm. The researchers added that men […]

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Mental health: Instagram hides number of ‘likes’ from users

Written by on 18 July 2019

Instagram started hiding “likes” on its platform in Australia, Brazil and several other major markets Thursday, saying it wanted to ease pressure on users, following criticism about its impacts on mental health. The Facebook-owned social media giant’s trial changes mean users in the six countries will no longer be able to see the number of […]

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Expert says green tea reduces blood sugar in diabetics

Written by on 17 July 2019

A Nutritionist and Biochemist, Dr Ochuko Erikainure, said on Wednesday that Green Tea has great health benefits and components that reduce blood glucose in diabetics. Erukainure, who is a Senior Research Officer at the Federal Institute of Industrial Research (FIIRO), Oshodi.iew with . According to him, the catechins present in green tea have been reported […]

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Ebola patient in DR Congo city of Goma has died —Governor

Written by on 16 July 2019

The first patient to be diagnosed with Ebola in the eastern DR Congo city of Goma has died, the governor of North Kivu province said on Tuesday. The case — the first in a major urban hub in the region’s nearly year-old epidemic of the disease — has sparked deep concern in neighbouring Rwanda and […]

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AIDS deaths down a third since 2010 —UN

Written by on 16 July 2019

HIV-related deaths last year fell to around 770,000 — some 33 per cent lower than in 2010 — the United Nations said o Tuesday, but warned that global efforts to eradicate the disease were stalling as funding dries up. An estimated 37.9 million people now live with HIV — a record 23.3 million of those […]

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Never use saliva as lubricant during lovemaking —Doctor

Written by on 10 July 2019

A medical doctor, Victor-Bryan Nwala, has shared a medical tip on Twitter, warning against using saliva as lubricant during sexual intercourse because it might lead to infection. Nwala tweeted this on his social media page monitored by the News Agency of Nigeria on Wednesday. The physician warned that the practice could cause infections. He said […]

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