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.
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