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

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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....

COVID-19 Incubation Period is about 5.1 Days – New Study.

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An analysis of publicly available data on infections from the new coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, that causes the respiratory illness COVID-19 yielded an estimate of 5.1 days for the median disease incubation period, according to a new study led by researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. This median time from exposure...

BREAKING: UK Delists Nigeria and Others from Travel Red List.

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The government has said that all 11 countries will be removed from the UK's travel red list from 4am on Wednesday. Angola, Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe are on the list.  The red list was reintroduced in late November...

Access Bank spotlights issues around blood donation with Employee Volunteering Scheme

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In a bid to address issues surrounding the low rates of blood donation in the country, the Corporate Communications Group of Access Bank PLC, has partnered with Haima Health Initiative and the Lagos State Blood Transfusion Service to launch the Save a Life project.   The initiative, which is an offshoot of...

Pfizer Round Table Event on Breast Cancer Education and Prevention.

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The month of October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Pfizer Pharmaceutical celebrated it in a unique way. In a virtual media roundtable (a zoom webinar) on breast cancer, experts from across West Africa's leading health facilities. Topic? Breast Cancer Media Roundtable in Nigeria/Ghana. The virtual...

Median incubation period for COVID-19

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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...

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

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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...

Urinary Tract Infection In Pregnancy Is Common but Downplayed.

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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).

MonkeyPox: LGBTQ Community Maybe at Greater Risk of MonkeyPox Infection – CDC.

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The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have recently issued a warning on the monkeypox virus, stating that anyone can get or transfer the virus but a "notable fraction of cases" in the latest global outbreak are happening among gay and bisexual men. “Some groups may...

List of State-Owned COVID-19 Testing Centers in Lagos State.

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The following is the list of Government-owned COVID-19 test centers located in the 20 local government areas of Lagos State: 1. Somolu Local Government – Wright Memorial Primary Health Centre (Emmanuel Street, Somolu) 2. Ifako Ijaiye Local Government – Ifako Mini Stadium (College Road beside Ifako...
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