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US disease experts: Don’t travel for Thanksgiving

  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday urged Americans not to travel during next week’s Thanksgiving holiday to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus as cases of COVID-19 spike around the United States. The travel advice is a “strong recommendation,” not a requirement, CDC official Henry Walke said on a call with […]

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Kwara launches house-to-house distribution of 2.3m free mosquito nets

Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has noted that more than 50 percent of health complications reported across public hospitals resulted from poorly treated malaria-related cases, reiterating his commitment to the global fight against the disease that experts say is number one killer in sub-Saharan Africa. The governor spoke in Ilorin at the official launch of […]

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Moderna, Pfizer vaccines: Raise hope to end COVID-19 pandemic

Between December 31, 2019 and November 17, 2020, over 55 million cases of COVID-19 have been reported globally, including 1, 328, 537 deaths. With the discovery of recent vaccines from Moderna and Pfizer, the hope of ending the pandemic soon worldwide has been raised. APPOLONIA ADEYEMI reports Early results from Moderna, Inc. an American company […]

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NLNG donates N381m Renal Centre to RSUTH

Nigeria LNG Limited (NLNG) has donated a Renal Centre worth N381 million to the Rivers State University Teaching Hospital (RSUTH) to support the hospital’s response to COVID-19 pandemic and to boost healthcare delivery in Rivers State. This is contained in a statement from NLNG and signed by its General Manager, External Relations and Sustainable Development, […]

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NOUN student seeks N12m for kidney transplant

Maryam Adaeze Musa, a 23-yearold 400-level English student of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), has appealed to kind Nigerians, philanthropists, and organisations for financial assistance to fund an urgent kidney transplant. Maryam, an aspiring On-Air Personality (OAP), who was diagnosed with End-Stage Kidney Failure in 2019, needs N12m to fund the kidney transplant. […]

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Artificial intelligence can eliminate human errors in radiology procedures

Experts have called on radiographers to embrace artificial intelligence (AI), saying that the technology was capable to eliminate human errors in radiology procedure as well as ensure maximum patient care. AI is an arm of Computer Science, the specialty in the development of machines that have cognitive, learning, reasoning discernment and problem solving ability. Making […]

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Garden egg, perfect option to battle excessive body weight (2)

Garden egg is diuretic in nature, and because of this reason, pregnant women are advised not to consume it on a regular basis as it can stimulate menstruation in them. In addition to this, it is a good source of phytohormones that aids in the treatment of premenstrual syndrome and amenorrhea. For this reason, pregnant […]

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UNICEF, NOA mount surveillance against FGM in Ebonyi

  Uchenna Inya, Abakaliki United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the National Orientation Agency (NOA), have commenced inauguration of surveillance teams against the practice of  Female Genital Mutilation(FGM) in some communities in Ebonyi State that have denounced the age- long practice to ensure that  no member of the communities go back to the practice after their public […]

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US FDA approves first COVID-19 test kit for home use

  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Tuesday it had approved the first COVID-19 self-testing kit for home use that provides results within 30 minutes. The single-use test, made by Lucira Health, has been given emergency use authorization for home use with self-collected nasal swab samples in individuals aged 14 and older who […]