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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...

Air pollution kills 7 million people annually, WHO reports

Toxic levels of pollution leads annually to the early death of an estimated seven million people, according to a new World Health Organization (WHO)...

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,...

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...

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...

Nigeria among nations facing risks as Earth warms

Africa's most populous nation, Nigeria, has been listed among those "facing significant cooling risks" owing to climate change. According to a report released by Sustainable...

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...

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...

Tomatoes, apples can repair damaged lungs of smokers

Smokers who quit smoking and live on a diet high in tomatoes and fruits, particularly apples, have better chances of restoring their lung functions...

WHO warns about high risk of cholera epidemic in DR Congo

The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned about a high risk of a cholera epidemic in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. WHO's Africa director...

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