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190 people died from meningitis in 2023, according to FG

Nigerians are aware of the Cerebrospinal Meningitis outbreak, according to the Federal Government. A person who has meningitis will have inflammation of the meninges, which are three membranes that surround the brain and spinal cord. According to the authorities, the sickness is more common during the dry season, which is accompanied by dust, winds, and chilly nights. The disease claimed 190 deaths across the country last year, said FG. In […]

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The forensic lab’s recent renovation will improve NDLEA’s functioning, says Marwa

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency's (NDLEA) Chairman, Buba Marwa, asserts that improving the agency's forensic laboratory is still the best way to raise operational standards and achieve peak performance. At the opening of the refurbished laboratory in Lagos, Marwa made this statement. Noting on Wednesday that it will improve our forensic analysis's evidence-based analytical procedures The United States Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, or INL, refurbished […]

today01/10/2024 3

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FG Approves Recruitment of 200 Medical Personnel at Ogun Hospital

The Federal Government has approved the recruitment of 200 medical and clinical staff at the Federal Medical Centre, Idi-Aba, Abeokuta, Ogun State. According to information gathered, the recruitment, is part of the government’s efforts to replace health workers who have migrated to foreign nations in recent times from the FMC in Abeokuta. The approval to employ the new staff was contained in a letter from the office of the Head […]

today12/04/2023 7

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WHO Warns Against Misuse of Antibiotics

The World Health Organisation has warned that the misuse of antibiotics is denting their efficacy and spawning resistant bacteria which could be responsible for 10 million deaths worldwide by 2050. This warning came on Thursday, following a survey on the use of antibiotics conducted by the WHO. WHO’s European chapter conducted a study that showed that antibiotics were prescribed for things like the common cold, flu-like symptoms, a sore throat […]

today11/23/2023 7

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Teenage Student Invents Soap for Cancer Treatment

A teenage student in middle school, Heman Bekele, has been recognized as America's top young scientist for creating a bar soap that treats the skin disease melanoma. Bekele, a 14 year old from Annandale, Virginia, won the award after beating out nine other contestants. According to reports, he won $25,000 in the 2023 3M’s Young Scientist Challenge, for inventing a bar of soap that could be used to treat skin […]

today10/27/2023 9

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Federal Government Introduces HPV Vaccine

The Federal Government has introduced the Human Papillomavirus vaccine into the routine immunization system, on Tuesday. The vaccination targets over seven million girls, which is the largest number in a single round of HPV vaccination in the African region. According to reports, girls aged 9 to 14 years will receive a single dose of the vaccine, which is highly efficacious in preventing infection with HPV types 16 and 18 that […]

today10/24/2023 2

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Boy with Missing Intestine is Dead

A 12-year-old boy Adebola Akin-Bright, with missing intestine in Lagos state, is dead. The mother, Abiodun Deborah disclosed this on Tuesday. According to reports, Adebola passed away at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH). The boy’s mother had pleaded with the governor to probe the disappearance of her son’s small intestines, which according to her, occurred while the boy was receiving treatment at LASUTH. The hospital management, however, denied […]

today09/19/2023 4

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Strange Disease Breaks Out in Kafanchan

The chairman of Jema’a Local Government Area of Kaduna State, Yunana Barde has called for calm over the outbreak of a yet to be confirmed disease in Kafanchan on Wednesday night. Barde made the call on Thursday, while speaking with newsmen at the General Hospital in Kafanchan. He urged the people not to panic as all hands were on deck to contain further spread of the disease. The council boss […]

today07/20/2023 9

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FG Confirms Case of Anthrax Disease in Niger

The Federal Government has confirmed the first anthrax disease case detected in a farm in the Suleja area of Niger State. This was disclosed by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development in a statement signed by the Chief Veterinary Officer of Nigeria, Columba T. Vakuru, on Monday. Recall that, FG had cautioned Nigerians about the consumption of hides popularly known as ‘pomo’ over the spread of anthrax disease […]

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