Category: Health

Zika Virus now transmitted through sex

With a first case reportedly coming from the US, a rare case of the Zika virus being transmitted through sex, not a mosquito bite, has been reported. “A patient infected in Dallas, Texas, is likely…

Zika Virus: six facts you should know

Recently the Federal Government of Nigeria warned Nigerians, especially pregnant women, to avoid going to Latin America because of the recent outbreak of the Zika virus.   Many Nigerians might worry less about the virus because…

NGO urges to prioritise care of the elderly

Government at all levels and the younger people have been urged to cater for the elderly are too weak to care for themselves.   The Executive Director of the Caring Hands International (CHI), a non-governmental…

WHO declares Zika virus as international emergency

The World Health Organisation, on Monday in Geneva, Switzerland declared the Zika virus a “public health emergency of international concern”. It also announced that the explosive spread of the virus in the Americas “is an extraordinary…

Lassa Fever: 55 people under surveillance in Osun

Fifty five people are currently under surveillance in Osun State following contacts with a medical doctor at the department of Maxilofacial Surgery of the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital Ile-Ife, who died of suspected Lassa…

Breaking News: Olubadan of Ibadan dead?

The Olubadan of Ibadan land, the Oyo State Capital, Oba Samuel Odulana Odugade 1, is dead. Aged 101 years, the monarch, joined his ancestors in the evening of Tuesday evening. Sources closed to the ruling…

Clinical trial leads to brain death in France

One person has been left “brain-dead” and five more have been hospitalised after a clinical trial on a cannabis-based drug went wrong in France.   Independence quotes the Health Ministry as saying “serious accident” happened on…

Accident claims 10 Lives in Ibadan

Ten persons were feared dead at new garage area of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, following an accident involving a blue trailer with registration no LND 221 XA.   The vehicle was said to be…