HEALTH

Fanta, Sprite not fit for human consumption, NAFDAC has been irresponsible

A Lagos state high court has ruled that Fanta and Sprite, soft drinks produced by the Nigerian Bottling Company (NBC), contain excessive levels of additives which make them unsafe for human consumption. This ruling is the result of a suit filed ...

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MALARIA: Kogi to distribute 2.2m mosquito nets

Two million and two hundred thousand Long Lasting Insecticidal Nets (LLINs are to be shared to Kogi communities in the campaign to eliminate malaria in the state. Mr Godwin Aidemagbon, Team Lead, National Campaign Immunisation Team/Presidential Malaria Initiative, said at ...

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SOMALIA: Cholera kills 110 people in two days

Prime minister Hassan Khaire has said no fewer than 110 people were killed and several left in serious conditions after cholera broke out in southern Somalia in the past two days. Khaire said the deaths occurred in Bay region amid ...

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List of antibiotic resistant bacteria you need to know – WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO), on Monday, published its first-ever list of antibiotic resistant “priority pathogens”, a catalogue of 12 families of bacteria that posed threat to human health. The list was released to guide and promote research and development ...

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Lassa fever kills 4 in Bauchi

The Bauchi State Ministry of Health has confirmed the death of four patients out of the five cases of Lassa fever in Bauchi, Alkaleri and Ganjuwa Local Government Areas of the state. The Commissioner for Health, Dr Halima Muqaddas, made ...

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A look at Nigeria’s new National Health Policy

Nigeria has approved a new National Health Policy aimed at promoting the health of Nigerians and accelerate socio-economic development in the country. The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, made this known when he briefed State House correspondents on the ...

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Lassa fever kills 8 in Nasarawa

The Nasarawa State Government has said that no fewer than eight people have so far died following the recent outbreak of Lassa fever in the state. Dr Ibrahim Adamu, the Director of Public Health in the state’s Ministry of Health, ...

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Senate wants claim of HIV cure verified

The Senate Committee on Primary Healthcare, Communicable and Non Communicable Diseases, on Tuesday urged the National Primary Health Care Development Agency to authenticate the claim of Prof. Maduike Ezeibe, of having a cure for HIV. Chairman of the Committee, Sen. ...

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100,000 athletes from 27 countries set for Access Bank Lagos-City Marathon

No fewer than 100, 000 athletes from 27 countries including Nigeria will be participating in the second edition of Access Bank sponsored Lagos Marathon billed to hold from 7am to 2pm today. Also, 64 elite athletes from 26 countries and ...

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250,000 women killed by cervical cancer yearly

No fewer than 250,000 women are killed by cervical cancer every year with 85 per cent of these deaths occuring in low- and middle-income countries, particularly, Africa and Asia, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said. The UN health agency ...

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