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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 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...

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...

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...

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...

10,000 Nigerians die of cancer annually – Minister

Nigeria's Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, on Friday in Abuja said 10,000 people die annually due to agony and lack of basic equipment for...

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...

Cholera outbreak kills four in Nasarawa

Fresh cholera outbreak has claimed no fewer than four lives and 38 others infected by the diseased in Toto Local Government Area of Nasarawa...

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...

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Bitcoin’s vertiginous ascent showed no signs of stopping on Monday, with the cryptocurrency soaring to another record high just a few per cent away...

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