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Ecuador says first batch of 18m contracted doses of COVID-19 vaccine arrive

  Ecuador said the first batch of 18 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines it contracted for with three pharmaceutical companies and the COVAX initiative arrived on Wednesday for a pilot plan with medical staff from public hospitals and nursing homes. After several months of negotiations, Health Minister Juan Carlos Zevallos said the Andean nation had […]

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COVID-19: Concerns as new infections, deaths rise

With the global death toll arising from coronavirus infections surpassing the two million mark, the world community including Nigeria is on edge regarding the huge disease burden occasioned by the pandemic. Experts say adhering to non-pharmaceutical protocols (NPP), taking advantage of preventive vaccine, ensuring effective treatment, among others, could tilt the scale, reports APPOLONIA ADEYEMI […]

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90% of deaths from HPV occur in developing nations

…as COVID-19 undermines gains of curbing cancers As Nigeria joined other parts of the world to commemorate the Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, marked in January, the Executive Secretary of GivingTide International, Dr. Abia Nzelu, a physician, said 90 per cent of deaths from HPV occurred in developing nations like Nigeria, where women lack access to […]

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Untreated yeast infection could result to infertility

Yeast infection which accounts for about 84 per cent of vaginal disease, affects up to 25 per cent of women. The infection can cause discomfort and result to other medical issues such as infertility when untreated. The high rate of reported yeast cases which reoccur often, is on the rise. Dr. Alfa Yusuf, a resident […]

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Watermelon treats kidney disorders, prevents cancers (II)

Other benefits of watermelon are: Treats kidney disorders Watermelons contain a lot of potassium, which is very helpful in cleaning out the toxic depositions in the kidney. Moreover, they are helpful in reducing the concentration of uric acid in the blood, thereby reducing the chances of kidney damage and the formation of renal calculi in […]

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FG: Nigeria can store up to 400,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine

    The Federal Government on Tuesday said the country has the capacity to store up to 400,000 doses of the expected COVID-19 vaccine. The Executive Director of the National Primary Health Development Agency, Dr Faisal Shuaib disclosed this during a tour of the National Strategic Cold Store in Abuja. Nigeria is expected to receive […]

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Yellow fever kills 112 persons in Benue

At least 112 people from Ogbadibo and Okpokwu local government areas of Benue State are reported to have died from yellow fever since the outbreak of the disease in September 2020 to date.   The state’s epidomiologist, Dr. Terungwa Ngise, who confirming the incidence in an interview, said emergency interventions had been mobilized to the affected […]

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China builds 1,500-bed hospital in 5 days after surge in virus cases  

  China on Saturday finished building a 1,500-room hospital for COVID-19 patients to fight a surge in infections the government said are harder to contain and that it blamed on infected people or goods from abroad. The hospital is one of six with a total of 6,500 rooms being built in Nangong, south of Beijing […]

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Fake COVID-19 vaccines in circulation – NAFDAC warns

  …says no vaccine has been approved in Nigeria   Regina Otokpa, Abuja   The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), has warned Nigerians to beware of fake COVID-19 vaccines being circulated in the country. Giving the warning on Friday in Abuja, the Director General NAFDAC, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, said the […]

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