Health&Fitness

How Obiano Saw Tomorrow With Establishment Of Oxygen Production  Plant– Ibezim 

Dr Gilbert OnyekaChukwu Ibezim is the Managing Director, Anambra State Oxygen Production Plant as well as the Special Adviser to the Executive  Governor on Indigenous Medicine and Herbal Practice. Dr Onyeka Ibezim as he is fondly called in Obiano’s first term in office was Special Adviser on Youth Empowerment and the Executive Director Anambra State AIDS Control Agency (ANSACA). Dr ...

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Alcohol Use Is Worryingly High Among Nigerian Students: Here’s Who Is Most At Risk

Used bear bottles in a factory in Nigeria. Stefan Heunis/AFP/Getty Images Samson Femi Agberotimi, North-West University Many young people drink alcohol – whether it’s out of curiosity, ignorance, peer pressure or other reasons. It’s a major public health concern. The consequences of drinking can be physical, social and academic. Young people may put themselves at risk of injuries, accidents, health ...

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What It Will Take To Produce Vaccines In Nigeria: Money’s Just The First Step

Nigeria can resuscitate its vaccine production laboratory with money recently released by its government for local production of COVID-19 vaccine. Leon Neal/Getty Images Daniel Oladimeji Oluwayelu, University of Ibadan The Nigerian government recently released N10 billion (about US$26 million) in support of the local production of COVID-19 vaccines. Wale Fatade, from The Conversation Africa, asked Daniel Oladimeji Oluwayelu, a professor ...

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Africa’s COVID-19 Case Fatality Rate Surpasses Global Level

Africa’s coronavirus case fatality rate has risen alarmingly to 2.5%, higher than the global level of 2.2%, the head of the continent’s disease control body said on Thursday. Earlier in the pandemic, Africa’s rate had been below the global average, the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) head John Nkengasong told reporters. “The case fatality rate is beginning ...

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COVID-19: How To Reduce Risk In The Holiday Season

Many Nigerians are expected to travel during the Christmas holiday season. Photo by Benson Ibeabuchi/AFP via Getty Images Doyin Odubanjo, Nigerian Academy of Science During the festive season, travel and gatherings are sometimes unavoidable, even in a global pandemic. Dr Doyin Odubanjo, Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Academy of Science and a past chairman of the Association of Public Health ...

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Where COVID-19 Has Left Nigeria’s Health System

The Nigerian government struggles to contain COVID-19 while other diseases suffer some measure of neglect Photo by Kola Sulaimon/AFP via Getty Images Doyin Odubanjo, Nigerian Academy of Science Over nine months into COVID-19 outbreak in Nigeria, there are concerns about how well the country has managed the pandemic. Adejuwon Soyinka, from The Conversation Africa, asked Dr Doyin Odubanjo, executive secretary ...

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Childhood Sex Education Reduces Risky Sexual Behaviour: A Nigerian Case Study

Getty Images Aloysius Odii, University of Nigeria and Nkechi G. Onyeneho, University of Nigeria The World Health Organisation has marked significant improvements in some aspects of adolescent sexual and reproductive health. Young people are having their first sexual encounters at a later age and are more likely to use condoms. But HIV infections in this age group are not decreasing ...

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Misinformation On Social Media Fuels Vaccine Hesitancy: A Global Study Shows The Link

A substantial proportion of people may refuse or delay taking a COVID-19 vaccine. Shutterstock Steven Lloyd Wilson, Brandeis University and Charles Shey Wiysonge, South African Medical Research Council Vaccine hesitancy is a severe threat to global health, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). The term refers to the delay in acceptance or the refusal of vaccines, despite the availability ...

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Six Diseases Caused By Lack Of Sleep

The importance of getting a good night’s sleep–normally between six to eight hours–should never be underestimated. Sleep is essential, as it affects how we feel, look, and perform on a daily basis. While we sleep, the body is conducting a number of activities, including growth, cell repair, and boosting the immune system. Not to mention, sleep restores energy and impacts our ...

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COVID-19 Vaccine Trials In Africa: What’s Promising, And What’s Problematic

Shutterstock Benjamin Kagina, University of Cape Town Scientists are working around the clock to develop and test vaccines against SARS-CoV-2, the causative agent of COVID-19. Experts agree that widespread use of safe and effective vaccines will rapidly contain the COVID-19 pandemic, preventing transmission and disease. A key step in the process of any vaccine development is clinical testing, which involves ...

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