USAID calls for multi-sectoral approach in tackling TB in Nigeria

The United State Agency for International Development, USAID, has urged the Nigerian government to explore a multi-sectoral approach to locate ‘missing cases’ of Tuberculosis in the country.

A representative of the International agency, Temidayo Odusote, said this at a World Tubercu [...]

Sun, 29 March 2020

I’m glad I survived – Ex-corper who survived Lassa fever

A 2019 Batch ‘A’ corps member, Olayinka Emmanuel, who contracted Lassa fever in Asaba, the Delta state capital, was full of praise during the passing out parade in Asaba on Thursday.

Emmanuel was rushed to the Federal Medical Centre, Asaba, a month ago by his colleagues, where he re [...]

Mon, 09 March 2020

Nigeria’s hot temperature may suppress spread of COVID-19 - Virologist

A Consultant Virologist, Dr Adeola Fowotade, has said that hot tropical climate as obtainable in Nigeria could help suppress the spread of coronavirus COVID-19.

Fowotade, a consultant virologist at University College Hospital, Ibadan, stated this at a press briefing in Abuja.

According t [...]

Mon, 09 March 2020

CT provides best diagnosis for COVID-19

In a study of more than 1,000 patients published in the journal Radiology, chest CT outperformed lab testing in the diagnosis of 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

The researchers concluded that CT should be used as the primary screening tool for COVID-19.

In the absence of speci [...]

Mon, 09 March 2020

Dairy milk intake increases greater risk of breast cancer

Intake of dairy milk is associated with a greater risk of breast cancer in women, according to a new study conducted by researchers at Loma Linda University Health.

Dairy, soy and risk of breast cancer: Those confounded milks, published in the International Journal of Epidemiolo [...]

Sun, 01 March 2020

TB: .5m Nigerians saved in last 5yrs by USAID intervention

It has emerged that over 518, 000 tuberculosis sufferers in Nigeria have had their lives s through the U.S. Agency for International Development, USAID, together with the Nigerian government.

The USAID through the Challenge TB activity implemented health facility and community-based TB case fin [...]

Sun, 01 March 2020

Coronavirus: Researchers in Israel announce vaccine breakthrough

Some researchers at the Migal Galilee Research Institute (MIGAL) in Israel say they have developed an effective vaccine against avian coronavirus infectious bronchitis virus (IBV) and will soon create a human vaccine against coronavirus (COVID-19).

IBV is a disease affecting animals. The resear [...]

Sun, 01 March 2020

Health experts move to end plastic waste pollution in FCT

Health care experts have decried the increasing occurrence of micro plastic damages in the FCT and pharmaceutical waste stressing that it is one of the major threat to human existence.

In a multi-sectoral dialogue in Abuja with the theme, managing health care waste and plastic pollution,  [...]

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