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.
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
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
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
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,
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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