The World Health Organization (WHO) has revealed that the novel Coronavirus is proving exceptionally difficult to stop, as the number of cases approaches 20 million with over 700,000 deaths as at today Monday, August 10. Dr. Mike Ryan, executive director
Cancer is a leading cause of death for children and adolescents around the world and approximately 300,000 children aged 0 to 19 years old are diagnosed with cancer each year. The most common categories of childhood cancers include leukemias, brain
Experts have urged that the air conditioning units that recirculate the same air in a room should be switched off or only used with open windows amid mounting concern around the role of airborne transmission to spread coronavirus popularly known
The World Health Organisation has released new criteria for the treatment of the coronavirus, COVID-19 patients, which would hasten their discharge from hospitals and isolation centres in different countries. The organisation in a statement released recently said that the need
Scientists from the University of Oxford, UK, announced on Tuesday that they had found dexamethasone cured patients critically ill with Coronavirus. Such cases have high hopes of recovery now according to the University. Reacting to the latest discovery, WHO Director-General,
The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued a statement on the possibility of transmission of the dreaded COVID-19 from mother to child through breastfeeding. The body in its statement said there is no evidence that COVID-19 is transmitted via breast
The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, has warned Nigerians about the circulation of fake Chloroquine phosphate 250mg tablets. The Director-General of the agency, Prof Mojisola Adeyeye disclosed this in a statement. She added that NAFDAC
If anyone has taken the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic lightly before now, here’s an awakening. The United Nations, has labelled Coronavirus as the worst crisis to hit the world since World War II. The warning comes as US fatalities have now
The World Health Organization (WHO) has debunked a myth about what causes COVID-19. According to WHO, swirling rumours that COVID-19 is airborne and can remain in the air for 8 hours is false. The international health agency in its tweet
The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that the Coronavirus disease pandemic is “accelerating” and that almost every country in the world has reported cases of the viral disease. Speaking at a news conference in Geneva on Monday, March 23rd,
The World Health Organization has warned against taking Ibuprofen for symptoms of coronavirus which includes runny nose, sore throat, cough and fever. The warning came after French health officials warned that anti-inflammatory drugs could worsen effects of the virus. Commenting on
The World Health Organization (WHO) has called for the promotion of regular and thorough hand-washing hygiene, adding that the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19) can be contracted when someone infected coughs or exhales. The global health body released a statement on February
The World Health Organization has officially named the deadly Coronavirus that broke out from Wuhan in China COVID-19. Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the director-general of the global body, announced the new name at a conference in Geneva on Tuesday afternoon.
Cervical cancer is caused by the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus (HPV), which is the most common viral infection of the reproductive tract. It affects younger age groups as a result of early sexual activity, multiple sexual partners, and exposure to
Nigeria and twelve other nations have been listed as high-risk African countries for Coronavirus by the World Health Organisation. Nigeria, Algeria, Angola, Ivory Coast, DR Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia were identified as African
The World Health Organization has declared an international public health emergency over the outbreak of the deadly Coronavirus. The announcement was made on Thursday after a meeting between Health experts and the WHO emergency committee in Geneva. Speaking to reporters, WHO
The World Health Organization has revealed that the Ebola virus is now preventable and treatable. According to a report by Vanguard, the organisation has prequalified an Ebola vaccine for the first time, a critical step that will help speed up
Hepatitis is inflammation of the liver tissue. The condition can be self-limiting or can progress to fibrosis (scarring), cirrhosis or liver cancer. Hepatitis viruses are the most common cause of hepatitis in the world but other infections, toxic substances (e.g.
In a report issued on June 6, 2019, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said more than one million people catch a sexually transmitted disease (STD), or STI, every day across the globe, with chlamydia, gonorrhoea, trichomoniasis and syphilis of greatest
According to a UN report that proposed new guidelines Monday to improve infant diets, commercial baby foods often contain too much sugar and display confusing ingredient lists. The World Health Organization (WHO) examined nearly 8,000 products from more than 500
The World Health Organisation has unveiled its recommendations on how to reduce the risk of dementia globally in a report released on Tuesday. In the report, WHO also warned against taking dietary supplements, such as vitamins B and E, in
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has alerted to a recent emergence and spread of new strains of vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) in Southern Nigeria, especially Lagos. The health organisation disclosed that there is evidence of missed transmission in Nigeria
The World Health Organization (WHO) has officially recognized gaming addiction as a Mental Health Disorder. The WHO’s International Classification of Diseases (ICD), describes addiction to digital and video gaming as “a pattern of persistent or recurrent gaming behavior” that becomes
The World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday declared an important milestone has been reached in fighting the mosquito-borne disease-malaria. The two countries given a clean bill of health on malaria are Algeria in North Africa and Argentina in South America.
The number of people with dementia worldwide, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO) is expected to triple in the next 30 years. The organisation disclosed this in a statement announcing new guidelines to tackle the ailment, on its website.