Health&Fitness

COVID-19: We’ve Recorded 135 Deaths In Third Wave, As Pandemic Cases Rise In Lagos – Sanwo-Olu

•‘Distribution of Moderna Vaccine Starts Wednesday’ – Governor Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has confirmed the record of 135 fatalities in the current third wave of the pandemic, highlighting the havoc being wreaked by deadly strains of the virus spreading in the country. The Governor during a briefing on Monday at the State house, Ikeja revealed that the State ...

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Nigeria Isn’t Ready To Deal With Rising COVID-19 cases

Nigeria must increase its testing capacity to deal with rising COVID-19 cases Olukayode Jaiyeola/NurPhoto via Getty Images Doyin Odubanjo, Nigerian Academy of Science With rising cases of the Delta variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in Nigeria, there is heightened concern about how well the country is prepared to deal with them. The Conversation Africa’s Wale Fatade asked public health expert ...

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Monkeypox In Nigeria: Why The Disease Needs Intense Management

Monkeypox can only be diagnosed through a laboratory test. Shutterstock Oyewale Tomori, Nigerian Academy of Science Monkeypox is back in the news. The publicity this time derives from a case brought into the US by someone from Nigeria in June 2021. In this interview with Adejuwon Soyinka, The Conversation’s West Africa regional editor, virologist Oyewale Tomori explains that the US ...

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You Should Not Sleep With Fan All Night, Experts Warn

As most Brits up and down the country sizzle in temperatures of up to 32C, many will be intending to switch on their fans full blast as they sleep tonight. But according to some experts, keeping a fan on overnight may have a several cons that you may want to be aware of to protect your health. Sleeping with a ...

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Cholera Is Still A Danger In Nigeria: Here’s What The Government Can Do

Cholera outbreaks are more common in internally displaced persons camps Stefan Heunis/AFP via Getty Images Olayinka Stephen Ilesanmi, University of Ibadan Thousands of cases of cholera have been reported in Nigeria between January and June 2021. The northern states of Bauchi, Gombe, Kano, Plateau and Zamfara are among those affected. Cholera is an acute diarrhoeal disease caused by Vibrio cholerae ...

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Why A Bacterium In Goat And Sheep Milk In Southwest Nigeria Poses A Health Risk

  Goat sellers in the Birnin Kudu market, Jigawa State, Nigeria Jorge Fernández/LightRocket via Getty Images Ezekiel Omoshaba, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta Sheep and goats in southwest Nigeria are carrying bacteria that are resistant to a range of drugs, such as antibiotics. This is a problem because the bacterium, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, poses a potential health risk to the ...

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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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