28 PEOPLE QUARANTINED AS OGUN GOVT SHUTS DOWN CEMENT PLANT OVER CORONAVIRUS INCIDENT

Governor Abiodun explained to journalists that Lafarge was shut down to prevent the spread of Coronavirus. Following the first case of Coronavirus in Nigeria, Ogun State government says 28 people, who had contact with the Italian who's the first patient of the virus in the country have been identified and quarantined.  Earlier, Lafarge Africa Plc,…

LASSA FEVER: KADUNA GOVERNMENT CONFIRMS NEW CASE

The Kaduna State Ministry of Health on Saturday said it has recorded successfully treated two lassa fever victims out of the eight confirmed cases on admission in hospitals. The government, however, a 40-year-old man confirmed  to be carrying the disease on at the ABUTH, Zaria, is now receiving treatment at the Infectiius Deseases Control  Centre.…

NIGERIAN STUDENT WHO VOLUNTEERED TO COMBAT CORONAVIRUS IN CHINA (PHOTOS)

Olatoye Babatunde, a student in China, has reportedly volunteered to partake in ongoing efforts towards combating the coronavirus in the Asian country. Coronavirus has killed at least 2,224, infected a staggering 76,775 people, and spread to about 28 countries across the globe, ever since the zoonotic disease broke out in Wuhan. Babatunde, 24, was said…

CHINA SAYS CORONAVIRUS VACCINE TRIALS TO START AROUND LATE APRIL

China could start clinical trials for a potential vaccine for the novel coronavirus around late April, an official said Friday. Public and private researchers around the world have been working to develop treatments and vaccines to combat the COVID-19 virus that first emerged in central China in December. More than 2,200 people have died and…

NYSC OFFERS FREE MEDICAL TREATMENT TO 1,000 IN NIGER

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has offered free medical treatment to 1,000 residents of Maikusidi community and environs in Wushishi Local Government Area (LGA) of Niger. Mrs Funmilayo Ajayi, NYSC Coordinator in Niger, said on Friday that the gesture was part of the NYSC quarterly initiative tagged “Health Initiative for Rural Dwellers (HIRD).’’ Offering…

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LASSA FEVER: AVOID DRINKING SOAKED GARRI -MEDICAL UNION

The Director of Public Health, Enugu State, Dr. Boniface Okolo, has cautioned Nigerians against the consumption of soaked garri to avoid contacting Lassa fever. Okolo, who gave the warning in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Saturday in Enugu, said the rats that cause the disease were mostly in contact with Nigeria’s most popular staple food, garri,…

68,000 Nigerian women die yearly to pregnancy, childbirth complications

Prof. Dolapo Lufadeju, the National Coordinator, Rotary International Project on National Family Planning Campaign, says Nigeria is losing 68,000 women yearly as a result of pregnancy and child birth complications. Lufadeju disclosed this on Thursday during the South West Family Planning Campaign Project of Rotary International in Ibadan. He said the figure represented 23 per…

Ebonyi Communities to end Female Genital Mutilation

About 11 communities in Afikpo North Local Government Area (LGA) of Ebonyi have expressed their readiness and commitment to put an end to the harmful practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in the area.   Female Genital Mutilation The communities’ new disposition was a reaction to the outcome of the United Nations Joint Programme (UNJP)…

458,000 die of breast cancer annually – Expert

The Nigeria Breweries Plc has called for increased awareness on breast cancer, particularly early detection and proper management of the disease to reduce its high rate in the society.   This is as a medical expert, Dr. Moroof Suleiman, guest lecturer and head O&G of Gwamna Awan Hospital, Dr. Moroof Suleiman, has disclosed of 1.38 million…

67-year-old becomes China’s ‘oldest new mother’

A 67-year-old woman has given birth in China, a hospital said Monday, with the parents claiming they are the country’s oldest couple to have a natural birth. The woman surnamed Tian, delivered a healthy girl by Caesarean section on Friday, Zaozhuang city’s Maternity and Child Health Care Hospital told AFP. “The child was bestowed on…

Nigeria to import doctors from Europe, United States

Health Minister Osagie Ehanire said yesterday that Nigeria would employ the services of medical experts from Europe and America. The disclosure came at a time that some stakeholders are expressing concern about the migration of health workers from the country. Ehanire said officials of the ministry were in touch with foreign embassies for specialists who…

Instagram Bans Filters with the Effect of Plastic Surgery

Instagram is banning photo filters which make people look like they've had cosmetic surgery. Filters which boost the size of people's lips or mimic facelifts will no longer be allowed on the app. The company said it wanted filters to be a 'positive experience' and that it was making the move to protect users' mental…

Fake Doctor Arrested in Kenya After Performing 8 Successful Surgeries

A fake doctor in Kenya has been busted after he managed to perform surgery on nine unsuspecting clients. Ronald Melly worked for many years at the Kapsabet County Referral Hospital in Kenya without anybody noticing that he was a fake doctor. According to a report by forum.facmedicine.com, the fake doctor performed several surgery operations on…