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‘No. of people with dementia to triple in 30 years’ -WHO Releases New Guidelines To Reduce The Risk 

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.

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WHO Issues Dire Warning After Measles Cases Increase 300% Globally In 2019 Alone

The World Health organisation (WHO) has raised alarm over the surge in cases of measles since the beginning of 2019 and that it keeps getting worse despite the availability of a perfect vaccine. Health organizations around the world are also

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WHO Reveals Why Men Are More Likely To Die Earlier Than Women Today

A new report by the World Health Organization, WHO has revealed why men die earlier than women in contemporary times. According to “2019 World Health Statistics” published on the WHO website on Thursday, men are more likely to die earlier

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UNICEF & WHO Reveals The Dangers Of Not Breastfeeding Newborns Within An Hour Of Birth In A New Study And Every Mom Should Know About It

In Nigeria, there are varying beliefs regarding early breastfeeding. While it has been well documented by UNICEF and WHO in a new report that breastfeeding within an hour after birth is critical for saving newborn lives, only 3 out of 10 newborns

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Important Reason Why WHO Recommends Less Than Five Grammes of Salt as Daily Consumption for Adults

The World Health Organisation, WHO has recommended that every adult should consume less than five grammes of salt which is equivalent to less than one teaspoon daily to maintain a healthy life. WHO, on its Twitter Handle @WHOAFRO, on Saturday,

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Milk in The Second Year of Life: 4 Things You Should Know

According to WHO (world health organization), babies are expected to be breast-fed for 24 months, however, barely 5% of babies are breast-fed that long. Void of breast milk in their diets, toddlers still need sufficient nutrients and all classes of

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“Children Should Not Be Given Fizzy or Soft Drinks” – WHO Explains Why

As Christmas and the year end celebrations begin, this is a good time to remind parents about a warning by the WHO on the hazards of giving children fizzy drinks. According to a report by Mail Online, the UN health

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Health Alert! World Health Organization Confirms Third Case Of Polio In Nigeria

Nigeria’s progress towards attaining a polio-free status may have suffered another setback as reports of third fresh infections is confirmed by the World Health Organization, WHO, in Monguno Local Government Area of Borno State. According to Punch, the third case confirmed according

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FG, UNICEF And Partners Target 5 Million Children For Polio Immunization

Following the confirmation of two fresh cases of polio virus (read here) in Northeast Nigeria, Borno State, the Federal Ministry of Health supported by WHO, UNICEF and partners of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative have rolled out an emergency Polio immunization

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Nigeria is 4th Worst Country to Give Birth in the World – WHO

A new report has emerged from the World Health Organisation (WHO), declaring Nigeria, the ‘giant of Africa’, as the 4th worst country to give birth. According to the report, Nigeria’s maternal mortality rate is at an all-time high with 814 female deaths per

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Chinese Mum gives birth to world’s biggest baby weighing 6.3kg

A mother in mainland China gave birth last weekend to a baby boy weighing a massive 14lbs. The woman, known only as Mrs Tian gave birth at the Chongji Maternity Hospital in Yecheng city, Shanxi province according to local news

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What you need to know about Ebola from WHO

Transmission Ebola is introduced into the human population through close contact with the blood, secretions, organs or other bodily fluids of infected animals. In Africa, infection has been documented through the handling of infected chimpanzees, gorillas, fruit bats, monkeys, forest

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What Exclusive Breastfeeding Really Is…

Breastfeeding is an unequalled way of providing ideal food for the healthy growth and development of infants; it is also an integral part of the reproductive process with important implications for the health of mothers. Review of evidence has shown

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