Remdesivir helps moderate COVID-19 patients improve – Gilead Sciences

Gilead Sciences Inc. said on Monday its antiviral drug remdesivir showed improvement in patients with moderate COVID-19 in a late-stage study. Remdesivir is being closely watched after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted emergency use authorization last month, citing results from another study run by the National Institutes of...

#TakeResponsibility Campaign To shine Light on COVID-19.

The Coronavirus pandemic is spreading gradually among Nigerians and the heat is on to continually enlighten people on the necessary preventive steps to survive the virus. Nigeria's Government efforts have been praised and largely proactive. So when the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control and Prevention announced a launch of...

Stroke Signs Will Warn Days Before the Actual Attack – Study.

For many medical professionals, Stroke is an infarction or bleeding into the brain which manifests with a sudden onset neurological symptoms. Eighty percent of strokes are ischemic, caused by the narrowing of the large or small arteries of the brain, or by clots that block blood flow to...

Obese People Are more at risk of COVID-19 than Others – New Study.

According to emerging data, BMI also plays a role in people who get infected with the coronavirus, with obese people being particularly more high risk than others. The body mass index is a clinical indicator of how "fat" a person is - a function of genetic and environment....

Median incubation period for COVID-19

A University of Massachusetts Amherst biostatistician who directs the UMass-based Flu Forecasting Center of Excellence was invited by the White House Coronavirus Task Force to participate Wednesday morning in a coronavirus modeling webinar. The four-hour, virtual gathering will include 20 of the world's leading infectious disease and pandemic forecasting...

Nigeria Develops COVID-19 Test Kits – Faster and more accurate.

Scientists in Nigeria have developed a cheaper and faster Covid-19 test kit that will enable testing to be ramped up in a place that has faced kit shortages and chronic under-testing of a massive population, according to the country's health authorities.   The new test is cheaper than other PCR tests -- the...

BREAKING: Antimalaria Chloroquine effective against #COVID19.

The US has approved the anti-malarial drug chloroquine for use as a treatment against the new coronavirus, President Donald Trump said Thursday. “We’re going to be able to make that drug available almost immediately, and that’s where the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) has been so great,” Trump told...

How many cases of Coronavirus are in Nigeria today 22-March-2020.

What started out as an index case has gradually grown to become 30 cases in Nigeria. It has affected more than 300,000 people globally and caused more than 13,000 deaths in many countries. Many had thought the virus could not touch the African continent, but this...

Urinary Tract Infection In Pregnancy Is Common but Downplayed.

Pregnancy is a state in which women experience a myriad of changes. Many of which are normal and wouldn't be any cause for fright. However there are situations in which these changes become a harbinger of something sinister. Sinister enough to lead to Urinary tract Infections (UTI).

#NCDC Official Recommendation on the Use of Face Masks in Nigeria.

As of Sunday, 2:32 am 31 May 2020, Nigeria Coronavirus pandemic figures stood at; Sample Tested - 60,825Confirmed Cases - 9,855Active Cases - 6,726Discharged Cases - 2,856Death - 273 In view of these, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control offers the following advice to members...