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LASSA FEVER


It is one of the basic requirements for healthy living for a man to exercise adequate and timely protection toward the environment he lives in and what he eats; failure to observe this may result to unwanted diseases such as Lassa fever. Lassa fever is an extremely fatal, viral hemorrhagic illness named after the Lassa […]

FG moves to reduce cancer deaths


LAGOS— A new data from the National System of Cancer Registries has revealed that no fewer than 7,000 new cases of cancer were recorded across 11 Tertiary hospitals in the country, the Minister of Health, Professor Onyebuchi Chukwu has disclosed. To this end, the Federal Government has begun the procurement of two mobile cancer screening […]

HURRICANE SANDY: Ocean surge may hit Lagos in 7 days – LASG


LAGOS – FOLLOWING the devastating effects of Hurricane Sandy, currently ravaging some parts of the United States of America, the Lagos State Government, yesterday alerted residents of a possible ripple effect of the hurricane such as ocean surge on the state’s coastal areas within the next seven days. The alert was given by the state […]

Over 100m Nigerians ‘risk yellow fever


Over 100 million Nigerians are presently at risk of yellow fever, the chairman, Expert Review Committee on Polio Eradication in Nigeria, Prof. Oyewole Tomori, has said. Speaking at a Stakeholders Meeting on the Preparation for Mass Vaccination against Yellow Fever in Nigeria, organised by the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), he said children […]

Desert encroachment killing North


As the effects of the worsening global warming continue to ravage the nation, ALIYU ASKIRA and HAMIDU SABO write on its devastating effects on northern Nigeria Desert encroachment is a natural phenomenon which can also be caused by man through massive felling of trees. Most states from northern Nigeria in swampy savannah and Sahel areas […]

Brave Malala, 14, who survived attempted assassination by the Taliban for going to school, comes to UK


THE schoolgirl shot in the head and neck by the Taliban is being brought to the UK for treatment. A British medical team has flown to Pakistan to help doctors looking after 14-year-old Malala Yousafzai and will now transfer her to the UK for ‘prolonged treatment’. Malala – an outspoken advocate for girls’ education and […]

Why is hand washing so important?


While most people do have access to soap, the number of people who regularly wash their hands at the right times – such as before eating and after using the toilet – is worryingly low. Experts say that hand washing with soap is by far the best way to prevent germs from spreading and to […]

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