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Research: Obese People are more likely to smoke – WHO

A new research indicates that people who are genetically prone to being overweight have a higher risk of taking up smoking, World Health Organisation, WHO, scientists said. RECOMMENDED: Being Single Will Kill You Faster Than Obesity —Study How Obesity dulls the sense of taste – Study According to Dr. Paul Brennan, a genetic epidemiology expert […]

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Ebola Outbreak Spreads To DR Congo City – WHO

The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has spread to a city, the World Health Organisation said Thursday, raising concern the deadly virus may prove tougher to contain. “One new case of Ebola virus disease has been confirmed in Wangata, one of the three health zones of Mbandaka, a city of nearly 1.2 […]

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Ebola Update: 19 Dead, 39 Infected so Far in Congo – W.H.O

The WHO on Monday confirmed 19 deaths in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) following an outbreak of Ebola between April 4 and May 13. The WHO also confirmed 39 suspected cases. It said 393 people who identified as contacts of Ebola patients were being followed up. The Ebola disease gradually disable the immune systems of […]

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Ebola Outbreak Update: W.H.O Hopes Congo’ll Give Nod to Deployment of Experimental Vaccine

World Health Organisation Deputy Director-General of Emergency Preparedness and Response Peter Salama said on Friday that he hoped the Democratic Republic of Congo would give the green light within days for the deployment of an experimental vaccine to stem an Ebola outbreak in a remote area of the country. His remarks came as WHO was […]

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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 […]