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Surgery death rates in Africa double global average – study

The risk of dying from scheduled surgery in Africa is more than double the global average, researchers said this week, in a study shedding...

Nigeria confirms new monkeypox cases

The Nigerian government has confirmed six additional cases of monkeypox. The cases are amongst those sent to the World Health Organisation’s laboratory in Dakar, Senegal,...

36 people die in disease outbreak in South Africa

Thirty-six people have died in South Africa from an outbreak of the food-borne disease listeriosis, the country’s department of health said on Tuesday. By the...

Bauchi records 507 cases of measles says WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Monday said 507 suspected cases of measles were reported from the 20 local government areas of Bauchi State...

Research links Ibuprofen to male infertility

Ibuprofen has a negative impact on the testicles of young men, a study published on Monday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy...

Research links marijuana users to higher intercourse rate

Where there is smoke, there tends to be fire, say medical researchers who found frequent marijuana users have about 20 per cent more sex...

Expert says cervical cancer cases could hit 15m by 2020

Dr Francis Ajang, A consultant gynaecologist with the Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH) has warned that global new cervical cancer cases could reach an...

Diabetes has 5 types not just two, researchers say

Scientists on Friday unveiled a revised classification for diabetes, one they said could lead to better treatments and help doctors more accurately predict life-threatening...

Nigeria moves to tackle tuberculosis

The government in Nigeria has deployed health officers, resources and strategies to all the states to investigate, test and treat tuberculosis patients for free. The...

Dangerous drug worth N4.1bn destroyed in Kano

The Kano State Government, on Monday, said it had destroyed illicit drugs worth N4.1 billion confiscated in the state in 2017 alone. Governor of Kano...

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Nigeria qualify for World Cup

Nigeria's Super Eagles are the first African side to qualify for next year's edition of the FIFA World Cup in Russia after defeating Zambia...

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