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Scientists hail dexamethasone as ‘major breakthrough’ in treating coronavirus

Dexamethasone, a cheap and widely used steroid, has become the first drug shown to be able to save lives among Covid-19 patients in what scientists hailed as a “major breakthrough”. Results of trials announced on Tuesday showed dexamethasone, which is used to reduce inflammation in...

Covid-19: Healthy patients and mary mallon; A tale of identical situation

Viewing an episode of one of CBS’s 1000 ways to die was the first time I came across the story of Mary Mallon, the controversial nature of the program made me doubt the story but my doubts were later dispelled in my epidemiology textbook. Mary Mallon...

COVID-19: WHO warns of more deaths over antibiotics abuse

The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that the continuous abuse and unauthorised use of antibiotics to treat COVID-19 may cause antibiotic resistance by some bacterial infections over time, resulting in avoidable deaths. The WHO Country Representative, Dr. Fiona Braka, gave the warning on Monday...

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation pledges $1.6 billion to Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, to produce lifesaving vaccines

Global leaders unite to safeguard 300 million more children from disease and mitigate consequences of COVID-19 SEATTLE, United States, June 4th, 2020,-/- The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today announced a five-year, US$1.6 billion commitment to Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, to deliver lifesaving vaccines to...

Alabukun Powder: The story behind Nigeria’s best local scientist Jacob Sogboyega Odulate’s manufactured drug with ‘magic cure’

Nigerians do vouch for this drug. From minor headaches, migraine, sore throat to preventing blood clots and stroke, the 100-year-old Alabukun Powder, Nigeria’s first homegrown modern drug, which is seen as a cure-all, has stood the test of time. Without any significant advertising or commercial,...

Hydroxychloroquine linked to higher risk of death in coronavirus patients — Study

Hydroxychloroquine which President Donald Trump once touted as a solution to coronavirus is not as effective after all, according to an observational study of nearly 100,000 coronavirus patients who received antimalarial drugs-including hydroxychloroquine. The study found that the patients on...

WHO worries about “silent epidemic” unless Africa prioritises virus testing

Reuters) - Africa has so far been spared the worst impact of the coronavirus, but the World Health Organization is worried the continent could face a “silent epidemic” if its leaders do not prioritise testing for it, a WHO envoy said on Monday. “My first...

Babcock University scientists begins research to find COVID-19 cure – VC

Prof. Ademola Tayo, the Vice Chancellor of Babcock University says the institution has put together a team of researchers to find treatment for the raging coronavirus pandemic. The Vice Chancellor disclosed this in statement on Tuesday by Mr Joshua Suleiman, the Director of Marketing and...

WHO supports Nigeria’s drive to maintain routine immunization during COVID-19

In Nigeria over three million children under one year are still either unvaccinated or under-vaccinated. At the start of the pandemic, these numbers were at risk of rising due to a lack of awareness of continued routine immunization, fear of COVID-19 infection, and transport...

Wrap it up, she said: Revealing the breast flattening culture

18 May-24 May is Mental Health Awareness Week, there are thousands of practices that poses negative effect on the mental health of its survivals one of which is the breast flattening culture, though widely practiced, but it hasn’t received expected publicity as expected. Breast...
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