Saturday, August 8, 2020

Health

Nigeria: World’s 3rd lowest life expectancy rate in 2019 -UN

Nigeria has the world’s third lowest life expectancy rate of 55 years, the United Nations has said. In its new report Monday, the United Nations Population Fund(UNFPA) said the...

‘More than 90 Ebola cases in four days’ in DR Congo

A total of 93 cases of Ebola have been confirmed in the last four days in the Democratic Republic of Congo, an average of more than 23 a day, a humanitarian agency...

Medical Sector: Ngige’s statement on brain drain is unfortunate -NMA

The Nigerian Medical Association has described the statement by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige on brain drain in the medical sector as unfortunate. Dr Ngige,...

Nigeria has enough doctors -Ngige

Nigeria’s labour minister says he’s not concerned by doctors moving abroad in search of work because the country has enough medical personnel. Speaking of the problem of the so-called...

African women on the shame of hair loss

Years of styling, braiding, pulling, relaxing and sewing in weaves have left a 31-year-old aspiring South African model with a balding head. "Every time I took out my weave...

‘First malaria vaccine’ to be tested

A large-scale pilot of what has been called the world's first malaria vaccine to give partial protection to children has begun in Malawi. The RTS,S vaccine trains the immune...

A rasher of bacon a day ‘ups cancer risk’

Even small amounts of red and processed meat - such as a rasher of bacon a day - can increase the risk of bowel cancer, according to research. The...

Report a case of guinea worm and be rewarded -Prof Edungbola

The former Deputy Vice Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, Prof Luke Edungbola has challenged anyone who finds a case of guinea worm in any part of the country to report such...

Genetically Modified Food: Safe or Not Safe

The consumption of Genetically Modified Food, presently in large stock on shelves of major supermarkets across the country could pose great danger to consumers and the environment. Dr Cashmir...

Beckham ‘speaks Swahili and Yoruba’

Former England footballer David Beckham is not known for his polyglot skills but he is leading a new anti-malaria campaign where he appears to be speaking nine languages. He's...