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NPHCDA Reports Vaccination of 1.09 million people with the first dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.

  According to National Primary Health Care Development Agency, NPHCDA at least 1,096,727 persons representing 54.5 per cent of the eligible persons targeted with the Astrazeneca COVID-19 vaccine have been administered their first dose. A breakdown of the update contained…

Comparing COVID-19 to other deadly viruses.

The global death toll from COVID-19 passed three million on Saturday, with the pandemic already having killed more people than most other viral epidemics of the 20th and 21st centuries. But there have been notable exceptions. The post-World War I…

The World Health Organization warned Friday that the global tally of confirmed cases of the coronavirus-borne illness COVID-19 has almost doubled in the last two months, and is now approaching the highest rate seen since the start of the pandemic.…

Heart Health of Shift Workers Linked to Body Clock, says ESC

  According to a study presented at the ESC Preventive Cardiology 2021, an online scientific congress of the European Society of Cardiology associated greater cardiovascular risk (the risk of heart disease) with Working hours that deviate from an individual’s natural…

Am I OK? Here’s a self-help checkup for mental health

More than 2.5 million people of all ages suffer from depression and anxiety. Mental health has become such a huge topic in today’s world. Every day we find various reasons to talk about this topic. According to Aljazeera, one in…

Wild Polio Virus may resurface in Nigeria if … – UNICEF

  The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) has voiced out concerns about the Wild Poliovirus (WPV) resurfacing in Nigeria if necessary measures are not taken. UNICEF Communication for Development Specialist, Elizabeth Onitolo, made this known during the opening of a…

COVID-19 pandemic ‘a long way from over, says WHO Director-General, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

The Director-General of the World Health Organisation, Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus, has raised concerns over increasing cases of deaths and confirmed cases of COVID-19 across the globe. Ghebreyesus stated that even though more than 780 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine…

Increased sunlight exposure linked to reduced coronavirus death risk

  A study, published in The British Journal of Dermatology has found out that persons who live in very sunny areas are less likely to die from the coronavirus. According to the research, more exposure to sunlight lowers the risk…

Vaccines May Need Regular Updates As Coronavirus Evolves, Say Scientists

The study, published in the journal Virus Evolution, assessed whether, over the long term, the SARS-CoV-2 virus is likely to demonstrate an immune evasion capability on par with that of influenza viruses. Scientists have studied the evolution of coronaviruses and…

Tuberculosis kills ‘over 162,000’ Nigerians annually

The Nigerian Thoracic Society (NTS) has stated tuberculosis kills over 162, 000 Nigerians every year. Prince Ele, president of NTS, said no fewer than 430, 000 people fall ill with the disease in the country every year. Ele said tuberculosis…