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Angola records first Zika virus cases

Angolan health officials said Monday they had recorded the country’s first two cases of the Zika virus, a French tourist and a resident in the capital Luanda.... Read more


Steps to Prevent and Manage High blood Pressure (Hypertension)

High blood pressure (also known as hypertension) is the health condition of having blood pressure readings above 140/90 mmHg, over a number of weeks.... Read more


New therapeutic vaccine shows potential cure for HIV infection

Janssen Vaccines & Prevention B.V., one of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, has announced results of a new study published in Nature, which points to a potential new approach against human immunodeficiency virus (HIV-1) infection.... Read more


Avoid self medication: Pharmaceutical Society advises Nigerians

Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, Nasarawa state chapter, has advised Nigerians to avoid self-medication and seek medical examination before taking drugs.... Read more


Emir urges parents to support campaign against polio

The Emir of Keffi in Nasarawa State, Dr Shehu Chindo-Yamusa III, has urged parents to support Federal Government’s campaign against polio by presenting their children for immunisation.... Read more


Ogun declares state free of Lassa fever

The Commissioner for Health in Ogun, Dr Babatunde Ipaye, has declared the state free of Lassa fever following a recent expression of fear at a patient showing signs of the fever.... Read more


Dangers of watching solar eclipse with naked eyes

As the country witnesses the eclipse of the sun today, experts have warned against watching it with naked eyes.... Read more


US urges all donated blood undergo tests for Zika

Donated blood should be tested for the Zika virus, which can cause birth defects, US regulators warned amid a mounting outbreak of the mosquito-borne disease in the United States.... Read more


Ministers declare polio outbreak in Nigeria public health emergency

Ministers of Health of the Member States of the Lake Chad Basin have declared the recent polio outbreak in Nigeria as a public health emergency not only for Nigeria but for all the countries of Lake Chad Basin.... Read more


Nigeria records fresh cases of Polio

Nigerias hope of being certified Polio-free by the World Health Organisation (WHO), next year, might have been dashed, as two new cases have been reported.... Read more


Gombe state begins vaccination against pneumococcal diseases

The Executive Secretary, Gombe State Primary Health Care Development Agency, Dr. Ahmed Gana has disclosed that 800,000 children under five years old die from pneumococcal disease in developing countries every year, according to World Health Organization (WHO).... Read more


South Africa confirms first case of Zika virus

South Africa confirmed its first case of the mosquito-borne Zika virus in a Colombian man, health authorities said.... Read more


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