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Vampire bats attack, feast on humans in Brazil

Vampire bats have sparked panic in north east Brazil, where they have started feasting on humans, leaving one man dead and more than 40 people being treated for rabies. Health chiefs confirmed farmer Edivalson Francisco Souza, 46, died in March more than a week after he was bitten on the foot by a rabies-carrying vampire […]

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Britain’s Ebola Survivor, Nurse Pauline, Makes Her Way Back To Sierra Leone.

Where many are fleeing from, a few find it utterly impossible to stay away from. Sierra Leone was one of the countries mostly affected by the Ebola Virus Disease epidemic a few years back, precisely in 2014. It was an experience many of the survivors hope never to re-live again. Many residents fled their homes […]

Conditions

‘High-fibre diets reduce arthritis risk by 61%’

High-fibre diets significantly reduce the risk of developing arthritis, according to new research.Those with the greatest fibre intake are up to 61 per cent less likely to develop the condition than those consuming the lowest amounts, a review of two studies found. Eating lots of fibre, found in brown rice, potato skins and other vegetables, […]

Conditions Policy

Tobacco kills seven million people, gulps $1.4 trillion annually – WHO

‘Tobacco use kills more than seven million people annually and costs over $1.4 trillion in healthcare expenditure and lost productivity’, the World Health Organisation, WHO have said. The Director-General of WHO, Margaret Chan, gave the assessment ahead of World No Tobacco Day, marked annually on May 31, and which targets the threats tobacco poses to […]

Policy

Redeemer’s University Makes Major Health Breakthroughs, Gets Patent on Ebola, Lassa Test Kits.

Research scientists at the African Centre of Excellence for Genomics of Infectious Diseases (ACEGID) of Redeemer’s University, Ede, Osun state have made a remarkable break-through, as they secure patents for Ebola Virus Disease and Lassa Fever Test kits. The test kits are able to detect the viruses in human body fluids within 10 minutes of […]

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New blood test is more accurate in predicting prostate cancer risk than PSA

A team of researchers from Cleveland Clinic, Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center, Kaiser Permanente Northwest, and other clinical sites have demonstrated that a new blood test known as IsoPSA detects prostate cancer more precisely than current tests in two crucial measures — distinguishing cancer from benign conditions, and identifying patients with high-risk disease. By […]

Editor's Focus

“Senator Adeleke’s Death Was Caused By Drug Overdose” – State Coroner.

The Osun state sponsored coroner investigating the cause of death of Senator Isiaka Adeleke, have released his findings which concludes that the deceased senator died following a ‘drug overdose’. RECOMMENDED: Read revealing account of Nurse who treated Sen. Adeleke just before he passed on The Coroner, Chief Magistrate Olusegun Ayilara while giving his verdict in Osogbo, […]

The Professional

Nigerian Institute of Medical Research Announces Her 4th International Scientific Conference

The Nigerian Institute of Medical Research presents its 4th International Scientific Conference. The medical institute is also calling for abstracts. Theme: Funding Health Research in a Depressed Econony Date: 7 – 9th Nov 2017 Time: 8:30am – 5:30pm (Daily) Venue: Institute’s Auditorium, 6 Edmund Crescent, Yaba, Lagos For Abstract submission, registration, and further details, visit […]

Career

Cross River State Schools of Nursing and Midwifery Begins Sale of Forms

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT This is to inform the general public that application forms for admission into Cross River State Schools of Nursing and Midwifery have been released on sales. Application Requirements: Eligible candidates must possess five credit passes in the following subjects: – English Language – Mathematics – Biology -Chemistry; and – Physics at NOT […]

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Zika virus spreads to India, endanger lives

India has reported its first three cases of the Zika virus, including two pregnant women who delivered healthy babies. Health Ministry officials said that the three patients in western Gujarat state had recovered. “There is no need to panic,” Dr. Soumya Swaminathan, a top Health Ministry official, told reporters. The World Health Organization said in […]

Conditions

What is Barrett’s esophagus?

In the world and in many developed countries like US, UK , Italy, Japan and other developing countries like Africa and specifically Nigeria, many Gastrointestinal(GI) disorders exist which are numerous. They range from tumors in the salivary gland to tumors in other parts of the Gastrointestinal system, parts of esophagus to colon,that’s just tumors for […]

Career

University of Benin Teaching Hospital, School of Midwifery Begin Sale Of Admission Forms

Applications are invited from suitable qualified candidates for the Entrance Examination for admission into the School of Post Basic Midwifery for Eighteen (18) months Midwifery Programme. Entry Qualification: Prospective candidates must possess the following: Five (5) CREDITS in WASC/SSCE/NECO in English Language, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and Physics at not more than two sittings. Be a […]

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WHO deploys new technology for Ebola fight

The World Health Organisation (WHO) said it had deployed new technology that allowed for rapid diagnosis of Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). WHO said in a statement that in collaboration with the DRC’s Ministry of Health and partners, it had rapidly set up an intensified field alert and response system […]

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Navy Gives Free Medical Service To Lagos Residents

More that 300 residents of Ijora Community in Lagos benefited from a free medical service organised by the Nigerian Navy on Saturday. The News Agency of Nigeria reports the free treatment was part of activities marking the 61st-anniversary celebration of the Navy. The programme included free consultation, HIV/AIDS screening and provision of drugs to patients. […]