Ebola: WHO seeks access to DRC’s conflict zone

Ebola:  WHO seeks access to DRC’s conflict zone

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has called for “free and secure” access to the Ebola-affected people in the conflict-affected region of North Kivu in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). WHO Director-General, Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus, stressed the need to be able to access disease-affected people in order to bring the outbreak under control. Tedros […]

Breastfeeding Week: HEDEN embarks on Breastmilk Advocacy Project

Breastfeeding Week:  HEDEN embarks on Breastmilk Advocacy Project

As a part of its efforts to promote increased breast feeding, a non-governmental organisation, Health Education and Empowerment Initiative (HEDEN), has embarked on Breastmilk Advocacy Project. This include the advocacy for an improvement of work place policies to make breast-feeding easy for mothers, improved communication and co-ordination among the health systems and integrating breastfeeding into […]

Nutrition fights cancer, hypertension, malaria –Expert

Nutrition fights cancer, hypertension, malaria –Expert

A nutritionist, Mr. Francis Ojile, says nutrition plays a huge role in the prevention and management of diseases like cancer, diabetes, hypertension and malaria. Ojile, who consults at Micraf Wellness Solutions, an NGO that advocates the total wellbeing of individuals, said in Lagos on Friday that nutrition had not been given adequate attention. According to […]

Too much sleep can kill -Study

Too much sleep can kill -Study

Too little sleep can cause dysfunctions of the organs and kill, researchers have said in the past. Now another study says people who indulge in too much sleep, ten hours and above, have a bigger chance of dying. A major study has found getting more than 10 hours of sleep a night increased the chances […]

Ebola cases will rise in coming days –WHO

Ebola cases will rise in coming days –WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has raised the alarm that cases from the resurgent Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are expected to rise in the coming days. WHO’s Deputy Director General of Emergency Preparedness and Response, Dr. Peter Salama, said in Geneva that there had been around 20 deaths as […]

Penis: What determines size, scientists unveil clues

Penis:  What determines size, scientists unveil clues

In 1966, William Masters and Virginia Johnsons, both pioneers of sexual education, refuted a series of “phallic fallacies” — or false notions about the human penis — in their book “Human Sexual Response.” One of these was the idea that penises that appear larger when in flaccid state are larger when erect than penises that […]

Antimicrobial resistance: 10 million deaths expected by 2050 -WHO

Antimicrobial resistance: 10 million deaths expected by 2050 -WHO

The Country Representative of the World Health Organisation (WHO), Dr. Wondimagegnehu Alemu, says 10 million deaths may be recorded per year globally from Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) from 2050, if not checked. He made this disclosure in a paper at the 2nd National Summit in Abuja on Thursday, presented on his behalf by WHO’s  Head of […]

We’ll fight new Ebola outbreak in DR Congo –WHO

We’ll fight new Ebola outbreak in DR Congo –WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) said it would fight the resurgence of Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) like it fought the previous epidemics. The Director-General of WHO, Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus, stated this as the Government of DRC announced on Wednesday that preliminary laboratory results indicated a new cluster of cases […]

World Lung Cancer day: 10 essential facts about disease

World Lung Cancer day: 10 essential facts about disease

World Lung Cancer Day is commemorated August 1 every year to raise awareness among people and support those impacted by the disease. Lung cancer has been noted to have claimed 7.6 million lives around the world annually. According to research published in the journal Cancer Research Wednesday, lung cancer deaths among women is predicted to […]

HIV/AIDS: Level of stigmatization reduces in Oyo –OYSACA

HIV/AIDS: Level of stigmatization reduces in Oyo –OYSACA

The level of stigmatisation against Persons Living With HIV (PLWHIV) has drastically reduced in Oyo State compared with the situation in other states of the federation. The government which made this known at the weekend said that its adequate sensitisation and enlightenment programmes on HIV/AIDS were responsible for the feat, saying that the people of […]

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