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Ebola death toll hits 26 in DR Congo as vaccinations start


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The death toll in an outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo rose to 26 on Monday after a person died in the northwest city of Mbandaka, the government said, as it began vaccinating first responders against the dreaded disease. “A death was recorded (on Sunday), while two people who had been confirmed […]

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Chinese scientists claim new radar can track mosquito’s flight from a mile away


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The device uses the latest military technology to measure the wing-flapping speed of individual insects, according to one of the researchers involved in the government project. It is thought the equipment could be used to track migrating mosquitos and warn people at risk from diseases like malaria and zika.   It follows the news last year that China was making a powerful radar […]

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State House Medical Centre offers free kidney screening to over 700 Nigerians


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The State House Medical Centre (SHMC), Abuja on Thursday provided free kidney tests for 710 Nigerians as part of the activities to mark the 2018 World Kidney Day. The Permanent Secretary of the State House, Jalal Arabi, told the State House Correspondents that the free screening exercise was “worthwhile”. He said that the event was […]

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Diabetes type 2 – eating this 21p food with your dinner could PREVENT high blood sugar


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DIABETES type 2 symptoms include weight loss, extreme tiredness and feeling very thirsty. You could prevent high blood sugar by adding this cheap food to your diet, scientists have claimed. Diabetes type 2 symptoms could be reduced by eating more peas Peas has a low glycaemic index Absorbed by the body more slowly, lowering the […]

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NEW INTERNATIONAL STANDARD FOR OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY MANAGEMENT LAUNCHED


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Business standards company BSI has published the first global standard for occupational health and safety management, ISO 45001 Occupational health and safety management – requirements with guidance for use. ISO 45001 was created to address the global need to improve work related health and safety of workers. Led by the UK, the new international standard […]

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Lassa fever outbreak: Map shows terrifying new plague with NO cure SPREADING


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LASSA fever, a deadly virus likened to the plague, is tightening its grip on Nigeria as it spreads across the west African country with no cure in sight. The death rate among reported cases of the viral hemorrhagic fever in Nigeria has rocketed from an average 1 percent to an alarming 20 percent, latest figures […]

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QUICKTELLNEWS: Medical Doctor Kidnapped, N8m ransom collected


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Shock and outrage greeted the abduction of a medical doctor and consultant ophthalmologist, Dr Alex Atama-Pepple, on July 15, 2017. Atama-Pepple, working with Braithwaite Memorial Hospital Port Harcourt, Rivers State, was abducted while returning from Port Harcourt Golf Club, located at Old GRA, Rivers State. This golf club is patronised by the rich and influential […]

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Nigeria: How Painkillers, Kidney Disease Increase Obesity, Diabetes Risk


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New research from the largest study of its kind reveals patients taking painkillers alongside medication for heart disease, stroke or diabetes are 95 per cent more likely to become obese as the sedative drugs make people inactive and affect their metabolism. The findings were published in the journal PLOS One. According to the study, the […]

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