Studies on HIV prevention in women assuring – USAIDS

HIV epidemic By Prudence Arobani UNAIDS is elated with mid-way results from two studies that show a vaginal ring releasing long-acting antiretroviral medicine to prevent HIV infection in women. Reports say that the results show that studies is up to 54 per cent effective in preventing HIV. The ring, which is replaced monthly, slowly releases […]

Influenza virus causes panic in Keny

Typical hospital ward Kenyan health officials have issued an alert after samples taken from patients confirmed the presence of H1N1 prototype 9 influenza virus. The samples were taken from the patients suffering from flu in Laikipia County, central Kenya, Africareview reports. Mr Donald Mogoi, a chief officer in charge of health in the area, said a child […]

Meningitis kills 9 children in Jigawa

Nine children between the ages of three and 13 years have died as a result of an outbreak of cerebral spinal meningitis (CSM) in Majia town of Taura local government area in Jigawa State. Sources had indicated by last night that the death toll had hit over 20 as the outbreak was said to have […]

Food calorie cut can prevent 35,000 premature deaths

Ultra-processed foods Britain’s food industry was challenged by the government Tuesday to reduce the amount of calories in products used by families by 20 percent as part of a new strategy to cut childhood and adult obesity. Health officials say if the 20 per cent target is met within five years, more than 35,000 premature […]

Birthday biscuits: 3 pupils die in Kubwa primary school

Three pupils of the LEA Kubwa 2 Primary School, Abuja, have died after they allegedly ate some biscuits at a birthday party of one of their mates. Yahaya Garba, 14, Na’imat Yahaya 14, both pupils of primary four in the school died hours after they returned home sick on Tuesday. The third pupil, identified as […]

Scientists find new tool to fight cancer

Small molecules that specifically restrain a selenium-containing enzyme in the human body may be a tool to fight cancer, a study published in a U.S. medical journal said. The study published in Science Translational Medicine said researchers at Karolinska Institute in Sweden, one of the world’s largest and most prestigious medical universities, treated cancer in […]

Lassa fever ravages Ondo, kills 9

Governor Akeredolu of Ondo By Ayodeji Alabi Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has confirmed the outbreak of Lassa fever, recording nine deaths He said on Saturday in Akure that 36 cases have also been confirmed. In a Akeredolu a state broadcast, he said a total of 102 suspected cases of Lassa fever were reported […]

Maganin karfin maza ya kusa kai wasu lahira

Hakkin mallakar hotoAFPImage captionAnnobar ta tayar da hankali mutane sosai a kasar An kwantar da wasu maza uku a asibiti sakamakon barkewa da amai da guduwa mai tsanani, bayan da suka sha magungunan kara karfin maza a Zambiya. Daga farko dai an yi tsammanin sun kamu da kwalara ne sai daga baya aka gano cewa […]

Medical doctor contracts Lassa fever in Kogi

A medical doctor with the Federal Medical Center, Lokoja, Kogi State, has contracted Lassa fever in a fresh outbreak of the disease in the state. The Medical Director of the Centre, Dr Olatunde Alabi, who confirmed this yesterday at a news briefing, said a male doctor with the hospital was diagnosed with the disease on […]

Cutar farankamar biri ta bazu a jihohi 23 a Nigeria

Hakkin mallakar hotoGETTY IMAGESImage captionKuraje da zazzabi mai tsanani da radadi na daga cikin alamomin cutar Hukumomi a Najeriya sun tabbatar da cewa cutar farankamar biri, yanzu ta bazu a jihohi 23 daga cikin 36 na kasar. Sama da mutane 60 aka tabbatar da sun kamu da cutar wacce ta fara bulla a watan Satumba, […]