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Major Health News from last week – A Recap

Major health News from Last week The World Health Organisation (WHO) has stated that malaria is responsible for an annual reduction of 1.3 per cent in Africa’s economic growth. Last week, Nigeria joined the rest of the world to commemorate…

Your lungs will give you warning signs via these symptoms, check early signs of COVID-19 here!

  As the infection travels your respiratory tract, your immune system fights back. Your lungs and airways swell and become inflamed. The coronavirus appears to directly infect the lungs. COVID-19 is a respiratory disease that generally attacks the airways, including…

Breakthrough study highlights unique discovery of hormone causing breast cancer

Breakthrough study uncovers potential treatment of breast cancer through targeted drugs after discovering the hormone that directly drives breast cancer. A recent study led by researchers at the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Massey Cancer Center found strong evidence that prolactin,…

Malaria still a burden, Taking the life of a child every 2 minutes

 A World Malaria Day story The Lagos state branch of the Nigeria Medical Association calls on federal and state governments to be cautious and proactive in fighting malaria if the country is to reduce Nigeria’s high number of cases and…

How long does protection from COVID-19 vaccines last?

Experts don’t know this yet because they are still studying vaccinated people to see when protection might be lost. The effectiveness of the vaccine against the emerging variant will also determine if, when and how often additional shots are needed.…

What are the differences between cod liver oil and fish oil?

  Both cod liver oil and fish oil are oils derived from fish. It is an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, which can reduce the risk of having some chronic illnesses or diseases. Although cod liver oil is a…

More countries set to achieve zero malaria —WHO

  National leaders must increase investments to stop malaria as COVID-19 continues to threaten the historic value of one of the oldest and deadliest diseases. An event co-hosted by RBM Partnership to End Malaria and WHO showcased recent advances in…

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…

UPDATE ON COVID-19

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.…