Oyo begins fumigation of dumpsites

Oyo State Government in conjunction with its Waste Management Consultant, Mottainai Recycling, has begun fumigation of dumpsites, starting with Lapite in Ibadan, the sprawling state capital. A statement by the Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Dr Wasiu Olatunbosun, said that this is in government’s bid to eliminate communicable diseases within the neighbourhood and epidemic […]

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Chevron remains committed in fight against malaria — MD

Chevron Nigeria Ltd. (CNL) says it remains committed in the fight against malaria scourge and other communicable diseases in Nigeria. CNL’s Chairman and Managing Director, Mr Rick Kennedy made the disclosure in a statement on Monday in commemoration of the World Malaria Day marked annually on April 25. Kennedy said that Chevron had partnered with […]

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World Malaria Day: Nigeria records 200,000 deaths, loses N646bn yearly to malaria

Nigeria, DR Congo, Tanzania, Mozambique account for over half of all malaria deaths worldwide Country received N176bn worth of aids from development partners to fight malaria, says Adeyanju No single tool available today will solve the problem of malaria, say WHO, experts Why it is likely current vaccines would eliminate malaria, by Adegboro, Ashiru Today […]

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Lagos govt shuts down warehouse over sale of contaminated milk

Lagos State Consumer Protection Agency has ordered the closure of a distribution warehouse located at Wilmer Street, Isheri-Ojodu Area of the State. According to a statement by the state government, the closure was ordered after the General Manager of LASCOPA, Afolabi Solebo (Esq.), led an enforcement team to the distribution warehouse. A video had surfaced […]

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Getting pregnant immediately after miscarriage unsafe –Reproductive experts

Fertility and reproductive health experts said it is unsafe for a woman to get pregnant immediately after having a miscarriage. They explained that after a pregnancy loss, there is a raw wound in the uterus that takes about three months to heal properly. According to them, medically, a woman is expected to wait for at […]

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TB killed 156,000, infected 452,000 Nigerians in 2020

•Africa reported 549,000 deaths, 2.5 million cases of disease in 2020 •Infection with ‘wasting disease’ protects mice from developing COVID-19 •Discovery may explain why TB, COVID-19 double infections are rare in humans Recent estimates by the World Health Organisation (WHO) showed tuberculosis (TB) killed 156,000 Nigerians and afflicted 452,000 in 2020. An assessment by WHO, […]

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Lack of sleep increases unhealthy abdominal fat -Report

New research shows that lack of sufficient sleep combined with free access to food increases calorie consumption and consequently fat accumulation, especially unhealthy fat inside the belly. The findings are published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology and funded by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, dated March 28, 2022. Outcomes […]

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9,000 tuberculosis patients missing in Rivers communities – Govt

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike Rivers State Government has estimated that 9,000 persons living with tuberculosis are missing from communities in the state. The state’s Ministry of Health also disclosed that 12,500 persons had been diagnosed with tuberculosis and treated in the last two years. The state government said its target was to end the […]

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