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Heavy Menstruation, Major complaint In People With Fibroids- Gynaecologist

A Lagos-based gynaecologist, Dr. Wale Farayola, says heavy menstruation is one of the major complaints in people with fibroid. Farayola, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Monday that fibroids are non-cancerous...

Nigeria, 10 Others To Get $500m Grant To Fight TB, HIV, Malaria

The Global Fund, in collaboration with the African Union says it will invest $500m in Nigeria and 10 other nations in the next three years to support their responses against tuberculosis, malaria and HIV. The...

G20 Leaders Pledge To Fund Fair Distribution Of COVID-19 Vaccines

Leaders of the world's 20 biggest economies say they will pledge to pay for a fair distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, drugs and tests around the world so poorer countries are not left out, a...

Moderna: Covid Vaccine Shows Nearly 95% Protection

A new vaccine that protects against Covid-19 is nearly 95% effective, early data from US company Moderna shows. The results come hot on the heels of similar results from Pfizer, and add to growing confidence...

Millonnaire Preacher Flees Country Ahead Of Fraud Trial

A well-known Christian preacher has skipped bail in South Africa and fled the country. Shepherd Bushiri, who had previously said he wanted to clear his name, has now returned to him home country, Malawi, with...

NCDC Responds As Yellow Fever Claims 76 Lives In 3 States

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says it is currently responding to yellow fever outbreaks in Delta, Enugu and Bauchi States, amid reports of 76 deaths recorded in November. This was disclosed by Dr....

U.S. Reports 131,000 COVID-19 Infections, Highest Daily Figure

The U.S. on Tuesday reported 131,000 new cases of COVID-19, the country’s highest single-day infection since the start of the pandemic. The U.S. COVID-19 Tracking Project said the country suffered an average of 120,000 new...

50m Nigerians At Risk Of River Blindness — Programme Manager

Mr. Michael Igbe, the Programme Manager, National Onchocerciasis Elimination Programme, Federal Ministry of Health, says about 50 million Nigerians are at risk of getting infected with onchocerciasis, also called River Blindness. Igbe said this in...
Don’t take oral health for granted – HEDEN

How Sugary Foods, Poor Oral Hygiene Affect Teeth – Experts

Some dental therapists on Saturday said high consumption of sugary foods, poor oral hygiene and the lack of adequate nutrition could affect the teeth. The experts made this known in separate interviews with the News...
WHO Warns Against Use Of Masks During Exercise

No Proof Yet That Mink-Related Virus Variant Poses Greater Risk-WHO

Scientists have not yet concluded that a novel coronavirus mutation that has been linked to minks poses a greater danger to humans, World Health Organisation (WHO) experts told a press conference. “It’s too early to...

Health Minister Explains Why FMC, Lokoja, Is Still Shut Four Months After Attack

The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, has advanced reasons why the Federal Medical Center (FMC), Lokoja, remained closed four months after the facility was attacked by some armed thugs. Responding to a question at...

Mass Gatherings Remain Breeding Ground For Coronavirus- WHO Regional Director

Despite the general decline in infection and morbidity rates of coronavirus, many countries are still reporting new cases and deaths. The relaxation of social distancing measures and non-compliance with health guidelines across various countries have...

Expert Tasks Mothers On Child-Spacing

A Medical Expert, Dr. Hassan Adelakun, has advised women of child-bearing age to embrace effective child-spacing methods and pay more attention to their reproductive health to prevent maternal mortality. Adelakun gave the advice at Aiyetoro,...

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