Posts Tagged ‘health’

Lassa Fever, Cholera Kill 90 In Ebonyi State

Ebonyi State government, yesterday, said 14 persons died of Lassa fever disease, while 83 suspected cases were recorded since the outbreak in January. It also lamented that the state lost 76 lives to Cholera outbreak, which affected 38 communities. The Commissioner for Health, Dr. Daniel Umezurike, who spoke while briefing newsmen on the level of […]

Lassa Fever Spreads To Lagos And Ondo

The Lagos State Government is investigating suspected Lassa Fever cases reported by the Mainland Hospital, Yaba and General Hospital, Mushin, following the death of three women that exhibited symptoms similar to Lassa virus infection.

Nigerian medic designs novel ventilator

THE prototype of an innovative portable, battery-powered ventilator designed to assist unconscious patients breathe is set to be launched in Lagos. Manufactured in Canada, the innovation has been described by the Head of the Emergency Department at the Lagos University Teaching

FIXING IMMUNIZATION IN AFRICA

  “You let a doctor take a dainty, helpless baby, and put that stuff from a cow, which has been scratched and had dirt rubbed into her wound, into that child. Even, the Jennerians now admit that infant vaccination spreads disease among children. More mites die from immunization than from the disease they are supposed […]

Female Smokers More Likely To Suffer Brain Haemorrhage

A new research has revealed that women who smoke and have high blood pressure are 20 times more likely to have a brain haemorrhage than non-smoking men who have healthy blood pressure. The study carried out by Helsinki University Central Hospital and Australian School of Advanced Medicine, shows that the risk of a

MAKING A DIFFERENCE

I have always wondered how people could live ordinary, humdrum, lives never wanting to achieve anything great or even attempt to make a difference in the world. Right from my childhood, I have always been dissatisfied with mundanity and mediocrity. Even as a medical student of the great University of Benin, I had always sought […]

Doctors treat Nigerian children of world’s worst case of lead poisoning after 2-year delay

LAGOS, Nigeria – The Nigerian village that suffered one of the world’s worst recorded incidents of lead poisoning is now habitable and doctors can start treating more than 1,000 contaminated children, a doctor and a scientist from two international agencies said Friday.