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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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Chinese scientists clone monkeys

Chinese scientists have successfully cloned two monkeys. Identical long-tailed macaques Zhong Zhong and Hua Hua were cloned using the same process that produced Dolly...

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...

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...

54 babies born HIV positive in Nasarawa

The Executive Director of Nasarawa State Aids Control Agency (NASACA), Dr Zakari Umar, has revealed that 54 babies delivered between January and September in...

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Health workers declare total strike in Nigeria

Nigerian health workers on Wednesday declared a total strike to protest the government’s alleged failure to honour previous agreements and court rulings regarding their...

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