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Nigeria’s Lassa Fever Outbreak Contained – WHO

The World Health Organisation says that with declining numbers and only a handful of confirmed cases reported in recent weeks, the critical phase of Nigeria’s largest Lassa fever outbreak is under control. According to a statement issued by WHO’s Communication Officer, Ms Charity Warigon in Abuja on Friday continued vigilance is, however, needed as the […]

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Chest Pain on Left Side – Why this pain should never be neglected.

Daily, a number of people experience chest pain which could be mild or excruciating. Be it a Chest pain left side or right side, it is usually unsettling and could affect the daily activity of the sufferer. Usually the person is likely to be concerned and needs to get it resolved. Medically, the chest is […]

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Health News Watch: #LazyNigerianYouth.., FMC Abeokuta Gradually Transiting to A Teaching Hospital, Codeine Abuse Rampant in Kano (Video)….

President Muhammadu Buhari was in London last week for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting. Many observers believe that his trip to that meeting should herald many ‘good things’ for the nation. But he literally ‘self destruct’ after making some unsavory comment about young people in Africa’s Largest Country. The presidency media team have tried […]

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Listeriosis In Nigeria: Why The W.H.O warning must be taken seriously

The World Health Organization, W.H.O, have issued a new clear warning on Listeriosis. This warning covers over ten African countries and Nigeria is among them. South Africa is currently battling a listeriosis epidemic, and it appears to be struggling to curtail the spread with the number of laboratory-confirmed cases of listeriosis has up to 948 since […]

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Melena: What does Black Poop really mean?

As a rule, all human beings must pass out waste products from the body. One way is through the passage of stool (also known as poop or excreta). Most people have reported different colours of stool. Depending on a number of factors, it could signify normal health or a pathological (that is a diseased) state. […]

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FMC Umuahia Successful Kidney Transplants, A Welcome Relief For Indigents

Daily, Nigerians throng foreign embassies in search of visas to travel abroad to seek cure for varying kidney ailments at very exorbitant costs. Because of the cost implication, the research for medical comfort for sufferers of Chronic Kidney Diseases (CKO), and End-Stage Renal Diseases (ESRD) abroad is not for the have-nots, as the entire process […]

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Public Advisory: Federal Ministry of Health on the Current Heat Wave

This post is part of DoctorsQuarters.com Public Health Social Campaign… The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET) just warned Nigerians to brace up for more hot days, warm nights and heat waves across the country.  The heat wave is due to climate change. Excessive heat has harmful effect on our health. It can cause dehydration, heat cramp, […]

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Pope Benedict Suffering from Debilitating Disease.

Former Pope Benedict is suffering from a disease of his nervous system which puts him on a wheelchair regularly, his brother, George Ratzinger, said on Thursday. Pope Benedict XVI Ratzinger added that he feared the paralysis could spread to Benedict’s heart. Benedict, a German, who in 2013 became the first pope in six centuries to […]

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Fruit juice ‘as bad’ as sugary drinks, say researchers

Two medical researchers writing in one of The Lancet journals argue that because of its high sugar content, fruit juice could be just as bad for us as sugar-sweetened beverages like carbonated drinks and sodas. Naveed Sattar, professor of Metabolic Medicine, and Dr. Jason Gill, both of the Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences at […]

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Ondo State Confirms 102 Cases Of Lassa Fever

A few days ago, the Ondo State Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Yemi Olowolabi confirmed a list of the local government areas affected by Lassa Fever as Owo, Akoko South/West, Akure North and Akure South. He, however, said the government had strengthened its medical apparatuses in all its specialist hospitals to contain the spread of […]

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Lassa Fever: Health Minister Says Health Workers Cause Of Their Deaths

The Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole on Saturday attributed the increasing number of Health worker getting infected with Lassa Fever to their refusal to take necessary precaution while treating patients in hospitals. Adewole who stated this in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State when he paid a courtesy call on the state Governor, Chief David Umahi described the […]

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Enugu State Issues Red Alert Over Lassa Fever Outbreak in Ebonyi State.

Enugu State government has urged residents to be vigilant, following the fresh outbreak of Lassa fever in Ebonyi State.The Commissioner for Health, Dr. Fintan Ekochin, made the appeal yesterday.He said although the disease has not been reported in the state, there were concerns about those who travel to and from Ebonyi. He said: “Lassa fever […]

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Asperger’s Syndrome Symptoms

Asperger’s syndrome is a sub-type of Autism (Autism spectrum disorder, ASD) and is confused with those of other behavioral issues such as attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).  It is a mild form of autism and generally manifests without extreme mental disabilities. The main outward characteristics of a person with Asperger’s syndrome are poor social skills, lacking […]