Tension in Uganda over suspected Ebola death

Ebola in Uganda (Xinhua/NAN) Ugandan authorities on Tuesday quarantined 13 people, who picked up a body of suspected Ebola death in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), as hemorrhagic fever tests are carried out. The Ministry of Health and World Health Organisation (WHO) in a joint statement disclosed this in Kampala. The statement said that […]

Does drinking beer before wine prevent hangover?

Can beer drinking before wine prevent hangover? Scientists shatter the myth Many people — from all around the world — will have heard different myths about drinking and curing hangovers. They range from the “hair of the dog,” the belief that the best cure for a hangover is to have another drink, to the greasy […]

Lassa fever, Meningitis claim 26 lives in Nigeria -NCDC

Lassa fever outbreak Lassa fever and cerebro spinal meningitis (CSM) have claimed 26 lives and infected 88 others in 26 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), in its report  captioned Week 04 (January 21 – 27, 2019), 77 new cases of the fever were recorded […]

NMA worried as 88 doctors quit Kogi civil service

NMA worried as 88 doctors quit Kogi civil service The Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) has called on Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi to reverse the ‘current internal drift’ of doctors and other healthcare workers in the state. The association made the appeal in a statement issued to newsmen in Lokoja on Monday by the state […]

Nigeria raises emergency response to Lassa fever

Lassa fever outbreak Following the confirmation at least 60 cases of Lassa fever, the Federal Government has raised the alarm and activated emergency response centres. The government’s action signals the official declaration of the outbreak of the disease. The Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, said in a statement […]

Katsina State establishes 30 health centres in 3 years

Gov. Aminu Masari of Katsina State By Philip Yatai Gov. Aminu Masari of Katsina State said on Thursday that his administration has established 30 Comprehensive Health Centres across the state in the last three years to increase access to healthcare services. Masari stated this at the maiden Convocation and Launching of Endowment Fund of Muslim […]

Nuclear cardiology kits to the rescue in Africa

Nuclear kits helping cardiology patients The setting up of nuclear cardiology kits for diagnosing and treating complications related to heart conditions has been given a priority by Tanzania, following the footsteps of Kenya. The Ocean Road Cancer Institute (ORCI) in Dar es Salaam started the services last week. The Department of Radiology at the Aga […]

Ebola kills over 242 people in DRC – WHO

Ebola kills 242 people in DRC -WHO The Ebola outbreak in the northeastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) began four months ago and is now the worst in the country’s history and second worst ever. More than 242 people have died from Ebola, with the Ministry of Health and World Health Organization […]

30 pregnant women die daily in Zamfara – NMA

At least 30 pregnant women die daily in Zamfara State, the vice chairman of the Nigerian Medical Association in the state, Dr Mannir Bature, has disclosed. Bature spoke at a town hall meeting with the state’s governorship candidates with the theme “Our Government, Our Health”, organized by Advocacy Nigeria for improved maternal health and children […]