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Flu, common infections can cause stroke in kids

A new study suggests that colds and other minor infections may temporarily increase stroke risk in children. The study found that the risk of stroke was increased only within a…

Congo polio strain resists vaccine

An unusually severe outbreak of poliomyelitis that hit Congo in 2010 has been linked to a strain of poliovirus that sometimes resists the immune responses mounted by vaccinated people. The…

West African Health confab to spotlight Ebola

By Onche Odeh Medical and Health experts from various parts of the world would in Sptember converge on Lagos for  the10th edition of the West African Health International Medical and…

Paper currency and Ebola transmission

Paper currency and Ebola transmission

By Onche Odeh   Fears that Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) could be transmitted by exchange of paper currencies may not be completely wrong, as scientists have found that paper currency…

Nigeria eyes 2014 Health Innovation Awards

Nigerians and organisations  resident in Africa with innovations for the benefit of people are rushing to beat the August 25 closing date for entry stage of this year’s one-million-dollar ($1,…

‘Ebola exposed defects in Nigeria’s health system’

By Onche Odeh   This current Ebola outbreak in Nigeria, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, has been described as an event that has not come with much surprise. This observation…

Male survivors can transmit disease via semen

Meanwhile, the WBFA has also disclosed that although Ebola outbreak starts among groups of persons when the first person gets infected with the virus through contact with the blood or…

Ebola: Nigerian virologist meets American experts, World Bank

Ebola: Nigerian virologist meets American experts, World Bank

• Virus forces researchers back to study labs By Onche Odeh   Renown Nigerian virologist, Professor Oyewale Tomori, is currently in the United State where has met with experts from…

Cervical cancer as consequence of underage marriages

Cervical cancer as consequence of underage marriages

By Onche Odeh Nigeria has been listed among 10 African countries with highest absolute numbers of cervical cancer, which a new report has said is a consequence of the high…

Africa: Many experts, very little progress

I wrote on this subject many years ago but it has become very necessary again to write on the subject to draw attention to the  Africans and related international institutions…

Piot, the ‘outbreak detective’ who discovered Ebola

Piot, the ‘outbreak detective’ who discovered Ebola

By Onche Odeh  (With Agency Reports) About 38 years ago, Professor Peter Piot made a daring trip to Zaire, now the Democratic Republic of Congo that would later change his…

Nigeria may have been in long romance with Ebola

By Onche Odeh Nigerians were jolted by the death, last week, of a Liberian national from the deadly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). The story became even scarier with the discovery…

Nigerians seek own HIV/AIDS drugs, test kits

Nigerians seek own  HIV/AIDS drugs, test kits

By Onche Odeh A cross section of Nigerians has said the country could make remarkable progress in most aspects if the burden of HIV and AIDS is This is in…

Nigeria to make STI count in economic development

Nigeria is looking at how it could harness Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) to build a sustainable and competitive economy. This was disclosed by newly appointed Minister of Ministry of…

Okei-Odumakin raises concern over health of Chibok mothers

• To table case for health bill before president By Onche Odeh Today makes its 101 days since over 200 girls were hauled away from a government secondary in Chibok,…

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