Health

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 RTSS vaccine trains the immune system to attack the malaria parasite, which is spread by mosquito bites. Earlier, smaller trials showed that nearly 40% of the 5-to-17-month-olds who received it were […]

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) have expressed the need to foster mixed population flows in West Africa to ensure the protection of refugees, asylum seekers and other persons with specific needs. The imperative for a conducive environment “to encourage youth to engage in […]

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, has alerted the public, especially healthcare providers, on the existence of fake Dukoral Oral Cholera vaccine, circulating in Bangladesh. According to a statement by Prof. Moji Adeyeye, the Director-General of NAFDAC, the packaging of the falsified Dukoral vaccine displays texts in English and French […]

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control on Saturday has confirmed 15 new cases of Lassa fever from six states in Nigeria.The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of NCDC, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, who made this known on Saturday in Abuja said that the 15 new cases brought the number of confirmed cases to 510 out of the […]

A study that draws on data from more than 100,000 people finds a link between diabetes and an increased risk of osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. A new study examines the relationship between diabetes and chronic musculoskeletal conditions. In the United States, over 100 million people are living with diabetes and prediabetes. Type 2 diabetes […]

The World Health Organization said Tuesday it was helping Yemeni authorities with a second round of vaccination against cholera in three hard-hit districts, as cases surged across the war-ravaged country. More than 2,500 people have died of the waterborne infection since the worst cholera outbreak in Yemen’s history began in April 2017, while nearly one […]

World Health Organisation on Tuesday said Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo could deteriorate rapidly because of attacks by armed groups, community resistance and geographic spread of the disease. “We are now extremely concerned that several factors may be coming together over the next weeks and months to create a perfect storm,” Peter Salama […]

The loss of life from a cholera flare-up in Zimbabwe has ascended to 24 with first-line anti-microbials attempting to treat the ailment which has spread from the capital, a World Health Organization report said Thursday. “A combined of 24 passings were accounted for from the beginning of flare-up,” the report stated, with 23 passings in […]

The World Health Organisation says insufficient physical activity is a leading risk factor for non-communicable disease, negatively impacting mental health and overall quality of life. A newly released study published in The Lancet Global Health journal on Wednesday, highlighted the well-established benefits of being physically active, including a lower risk of cardiovascular disease, hypertension and […]

Besides a heart full of love and a big smile, romance can bring some positive health benefits, a loving relationship, physical touch and s*x can bring health benefits. Let us find out how…. s*x is good for your heart: Anything that exercises your heart is good for you, including s*x. S*xual arousal sends the heart […]


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