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Polio-Free Nigeria: Gates, Dangote, others hail achievement

By Oluwabukola Akanni Ibadan, Aug. 25, 2020 Billionaire philanthropists Bill Gates and Aliko Dangote have hailed the declaration of Nigeria by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as being polio-free. Naija247news reports that the global health body on Tuesday certified Nigeria and the rest of Africa polio-free. The...

Gargled water an alternative to throat swab for virus test-Study

New Delhi,Aug. 21,2020 (dpa/Naija247news) A study by India’s top medical research body has found that swill from gargling could be used for testing for COVID-19, as the country raced towards three million infections on Friday. A sample of gargled water may be a viable alternative...

Honey outperforms antibiotics for cough, cold symptoms, study says

Honey appears to be more effective in treating cough and cold symptoms than antibiotics, according to a new study. Honey is cheap and widely available, and researchers say it outperformed usual care for improving symptoms of upper respiratory tract infections. It is safe for the...

Quail meat, an antidote for hypertension- Nigeria Scientist says

By Chidinma Ewunonu-Aluko Ibadan, Aug. 7, 2020 Dr Yemi Popoola, Animal Scientist at the Institute of Agricultural Research and Training (IAR&T), Ibadan, says Quail meat contains low fat and low cholesterol, hence a good antidote for a fat-related disease such as hypertension. Popoola disclosed this...

COVID-19: Expert seeks adequate investment in traditional medicine research

By Yinusa Ishola Ado-Ekiti, Aug. 5, 2020 A traditional medical practitioner, Chief Bamidele Alebiosu, has called for massive investment in traditional medicine research towards combating infections and diseases. Alebiosu, the Chief Executive Officer Lifecare Herbal Homes and member of National Association of Nigerian Traditional Medicine...

COVID-19: Virologist urges scientific proof for discoveries

By Blessing Odega Jos, Aug. 3, 2020 Dr Solomon Chollom, a Virologist and medical laboratory scientist, on Monday urged scientists to always embrace appropriate scientific communication as key to eliminating the various controversies, especially around the COVID-19 pandemic. Chollom in an interview with the News...

Chronic hepatitis B infections drop ‘drastically’ among children -WHO

By Harrison Arubu United Nations, July 27, 2020 The World Health Organisation (WHO) says the proportion of children under five years of age “chronically infected with hepatitis B (HBV)” dropped to just under one per cent in 2019. WHO in a statement on Monday, said...

Telemedicine can resolve 60% of Nigeria’s worst medical conditions – Expert

By Esenvosa Izah Lagos, July 19, 2020 A United Kingdom-based Nigerian medical practitioner, Dr Funmi Adewara, says 60 percent of medical conditions can be resolved through telemedicine. Adewara made this known on Sunday at a virtual seminar on Facebook, sponsored by AreaDoc, a telehealth platform developed...

HPV vaccination not guarantee for immunity against virus, says Oncologist

By Lilian Okoro Lagos, July 15, 2020 A Consultant Oncologist, Dr Abia Nzelu, on Wednesday said that Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccination in sexually active women does not guarantee immunity against the virus. Nzelu, also the Executive Secretary, Mass Medical Mission (MMM), made the assertion...

UNICEF calls for reinforcement of routine immunisation despite COVID-19

By Esenvosa Izah Lagos, July 15, 2020 The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has called for the reinforcement of routine immunisation in Nigeria in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic to protect children from preventable childhood diseases. UNICEF’s representative in Nigeria, Mr Peter Hawkins, who made...
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