HEALTH

RESPITE: Malaria vaccine passes trial test in humans

According to Africa Review, Malaria vaccine that uses a weakened form of the parasite has passed a critical milestone” in human safety trials. Doctors used a genetically modified form of malaria that is unable to cause a full infection in ...

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Two injured in Aso Rock as firearm goes off

A female staff member of Nigeria’s president’s office, Aso Rock, is undergoing treatment at the State House Clinic, after being injured by an accidental discharge from a gun belonging to an operative of Department of State Services, DSS. Accounts given ...

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ARREARS: UCH workers give FG 7-day ultimatum

The Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU), University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, has issued a seven-day ultimatum to the Federal Government to pay their outstanding salaries. The group told newsmen in Ibadan on Friday that it would proceed on indefinite strike ...

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Lassa fever: 396 under surveillance in Ogun

No fewer than 396 persons have been placed on surveillance as a result of the death of an Assistant Chief Nursing Officer of the Federal Medical Center, Abeokuta, reported to have died of Lassa fever. The Commissioner for Health, Dr ...

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Resident doctors to go on strike from January 2 if demands are not met

The National Association of Resident Doctors, NARD, has given the Federal Government up to January 2 to implement the National Health Act and other demands or face withdrawal of service. Addressing journalists in Enugu after its emergency executive committee meeting ...

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Bird Flu breaks out in Nigeria, confirmed in Kano

Avian influenza, popularly known as Bird flu has resurfaced in Kano state, the state government announced on Wednesday. Dr Shehu Bawa, the Director Veterinary Services, Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources, disclosed this to our correspondent in Kano. Bawa said ...

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Nutritional composition and health benefits of “AVOCADO PEAR”

Many persons enjoy taking avocados. For some it is a fruit, another group considers it simply a “food additive”, while yet another class consider it as a medicinal fruit. Have you ever bothered to know more about those green-skinned, fleshy-bodied ...

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5,000 Borno IDPs living with HIV/AIDS

At least 5,000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in 27 camps in embattled Borno state in northeast Nigeria are currently living with HIV/AIDS. Mr Hassan Mustapha, the Coordinator on HIV/AIDS in Borno, said on Thursday that most of the patients were ...

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UN to end AIDS epidemic by 2030

Speaking ahead of the 2016 World AIDS Day, outgoing UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said that the organisation is working toward ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030. “The United Nations is working worldwide to end AIDS by 2030,” Ban said ...

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DID YOU KNOW? pawpaw seeds cure cancer, viral infections, others

A community health expert, Mrs Karounwi Israel, says pawpaw seeds can help in the management of diabetes, stop cancer growth, kill bacteria and heal viral infections. Israel, the President of KARIS, a non-governmental organisation, which teaches people on many wonders ...

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