Health&Fitness

Cancer In The Under 50s Is Rising, Globally – Why?

Siobhan Glavey, RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences We know what we need to do to reduce our risk of getting cancer, right? Wear SPF, stop smoking, avoid processed foods, keep fit, lose weight and get enough sleep. But what if much of what causes cancer has already happened in our early years, or worse still, before we were ...

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Burkina Faso Surpasses 10% COVID-19 Vaccination Milestone

Last week, Burkina Faso surpassed the 10 per cent COVID-19 vaccination milestone (of total population, fully vaccinated), a noteworthy step in the protection of lives and towards ending vaccine inequity. Despite competing health priorities, Burkina Faso working together with stakeholders and partners including COVAX has made efforts to roll out strategies to drive vaccine demand with uptake growing in recent ...

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Malawi Surpasses 10% Per Cent COVID-19 Vaccination Milestone

Malawi has surpassed the 10 per cent COVID-19 vaccination milestone (of total population, fully vaccinated), a noteworthy step in the protection of lives and towards ending vaccine inequity. Since the start of COVID-19 vaccination in March 2021, the Malawi government, working together with stakeholders and partners including COVAX, has made effort to sustain COVID-19 vaccination across the country despite competing ...

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Nigeria To Produce Vaccines Locally With Serum Of India

Nigeria will partner with Serum Institute of India to start local manufacturing of vaccines used in the country’s immunisation programmes, health minister Osagie Ehanire said on Wednesday. Africa’s most populous country imports all of its vaccines, including those used to prevent polio, measles and tuberculosis, but has been seeking foreign partners to produce them at home. “We hope to start ...

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Ovarian Condition That Can Cause Missed Menstrual Periods And Infertility Is Going Undetected In Nigeria

Women with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome often battle infertility and may not conceive easily. Photo by Florian Plaucheur/AFP via Getty Images. from www,gettyimages.com Ajike Saratu Omagbemi, Babcock University Polycystic ovary syndrome is the most common gynaecological endocrine disorder in women of reproductive age. It affects between 4% and 20% of women globally and is influenced by genetic and environmental factors. Despite ...

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Roche Launches VENTANA DP 600 Slide Scanner For Digital Pathology

Roche has announced the CE launch of the next-generation VENTANA DP 600 slide scanner (CE-IVD marked). This high-capacity slide scanner produces excellent image quality of stained histology slides from patient tissue samples, while providing ease-of-use and workflow flexibility for the pathology lab. “The VENTANA DP 600 slide scanner is vital for the advancement of healthcare in Africa. This solution helps ...

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Roche Launches New BenchMark ULTRA PLUS System For Cancer Diagnostics

● The BenchMark ULTRA PLUS tissue staining system, with optimised workflow, testing efficiency and environmentally sustainable features, enables pathologists to provide high-quality, time-critical results to doctors and patients. ● About 17 million new cases of cancer are diagnosed worldwide each year, and nearly 10 million people die from the disease. Roche, a global pioneer in pharmaceuticals and diagnostics, has announced ...

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Buhari Names Dangote As Chairman Of National End Malaria Council

…Dangote Pledges private sector support Chairman of Aliko Dangote Foundation and Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, has been named the pioneer Chair of the National End Malaria Council (NEMC), a body established by President Muhammadu Buhari to eliminate the scourge of malaria in the country. The National End Malaria Council (NEMC) was inaugurated by the President at a well-attended event ...

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Tanzania Surpasses 10% COVID-19 Vaccination Milestone

Last week, United Republic of Tanzania surpassed the 10% (with a primary series of two doses) COVID-19 vaccination milestone, commendable progress in curbing vaccine inequity and protecting lives. Despite commencing COVID-19 vaccination after a majority of countries, Tanzania’s government and stakeholders have moved fast to ensure coverage across the vast country amidst competing health priorities. Tanzania has since received over ...

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Institut Pasteur de Dakar, African Risk Capacity, Others Form Alliance To Strengthen Epidemic Preparedness

The Institut Pasteur de Dakar (IPD) has entered into a partnership with the African Risk Capacity (ARC), AfriCatalyst and the West African Health Organization (WAHO) to strengthen outbreak preparedness and response to high consequence infectious diseases in West Africa such as Ebola, Marburg, Lassa fever, Meningococcal meningitis, and emerging pathogens of concern. The partnership will also evaluate the capacities for ...

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