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11 Ways to Reduce Your Risk of Cancer

Cancer is a group of diseases involving abnormal cell growth with the potential to invade or spread to other parts of the body. These contrast with benign tumors, which do not spread. Cancer is one of the world’s leading causes of death, but fortunately about 33% cases can be prevented, according to the World Health Organization. There’s no magic pill to keep you from getting cancer, b... »

Nigeria Records 386 New Cases Of Coronavirus

Nigeria Records 386 New Cases Of Coronavirus

COVID-19 Test Nigeria has recorded 386 new Coronavirus cases, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control. In a post on Twitter on Friday evening, the agency said, “176-Lagos, 65-Kano, 31-Katsina, 20-FCT, 17-Borno, 15-Bauchi, 14-Nasarawa, 13-Ogun, 10-Plateau, 4-Oyo, 4-Sokoto, 4-Rivers, 3-Kaduna, 2-Edo, 2-Ebonyi, 2-Ondo, 1-Enugu, 1-Imo, 1-Gombe, 1-Osun.  COVID-19 Test Google “3912 cases of ... »

COVID-19: Media Group Calls For Increased Welfare For Journalists

COVID-19: Media Group Calls For Increased Welfare For Journalists

Journalists Media/civil society groups have demanded increased welfare of journalists during the outbreak of COVID-19. The groups also called for special protection and support for journalists covering the outbreak of the virus in Nigeria. The groups made the demand following a survey to assess the support available to journalists for their safety in covering the COVID-19 pandemic.  Journalists Ni... »

COVID-19: Ogun Extends Lockdown For One Week

COVID-19: Ogun Extends Lockdown For One Week

Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State has extended the lockdown in the state by another week. The governor announced this on Friday while briefing journalists in the state. The governor frowned at the flouting of social and safety guideline to ensure the eradication of the virus in the state. He noted that the lockdown extension was a precautionary method, adding that residents must wear face masks.... »

My Uncle Died Of Coronavirus Symptoms, His Wife Now Sick But NCDC Failed To Respond, Kano Resident Says

My Uncle Died Of Coronavirus Symptoms, His Wife Now Sick But NCDC Failed To Respond, Kano Resident Says

A resident of Kano State has accused the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control of ignoring calls made to their lines since she lost her uncle, who was exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms on Thursday night. The resident, identified as @Nabeeylarh2, said the NCDC in Kano State had refused to move in to test or evacuate those, who might have been infected despite so many calls to their hotlines.  @Nabeeylarh2 ... »

Nigerians Suggest Lockdown Extension As Lagos Records All-time Daily High Of 183 COVID-19 Cases

Nigerians Suggest Lockdown Extension As Lagos Records All-time Daily High Of 183 COVID-19 Cases

Some Nigerians are piling pressure on the federal and Lagos State government to place a fresh lockdown on Lagos to reduce the spread of Coronavirus. On Thursday, Lagos recorded an all-time high of 183 cases of COVID-19 in a single day.  A dusk-to-dawn curfew was announced by President Muhammadu Buhari last week after the outrage that greeted the lockdown.  Since the  lockdown was lifted on Sunday,... »

JUST IN: Delta Discharges Third COVID-19 Patient

JUST IN: Delta Discharges Third COVID-19 Patient

Delta State has discharged another person infected with COVID-19 after treatment. This was disclosed by the state government via its official Twitter handle, with the latest discharge bringing the total number of persons discharged in the state to three.  The state now has 11 active cases after recording 17 cases with three deaths and three persons discharged. The state government has in place a d... »

Socso’s PSP for Covid-19 screening : Only RT-PCR tests will do

Socso’s PSP for Covid-19 screening : Only RT-PCR tests will do

KUALA LUMPUR: The Social Security Organisation will only accept the ‘Reverse Transcriptase-Polymerase Chain Reaction’ (RT-PCR) method for Covid-19 screening under its Program Saringan Prihatin (PSP) initiative and not the ‘Rapid Test Kit (RTK) Antibody’ methodology. Socso said it was taking this measure based on the latest guidelines from the Health Ministry (KKM) on Covid-19 screening which only ... »

Sarawak’s second active Covid-19 detection operation covers 2,100 people

Sarawak’s second active Covid-19 detection operation covers 2,100 people

KUCHING: A Covid-19 case detection operation is being conducted in Kampung Tabuan Lot here today involving more than 2,100 people from 423 houses, said Sarawak State Disaster Management Committee (JPBN) chairman Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas. He said the operation, the second such exercise in Sarawak, was being undertaken from 8.30am to 5pm to screen the close contacts of Covid-19 positive patien... »

Commemorating Smallpox Eradication – a legacy of hope, for COVID-19 and other diseases

On 8 May 1980, the 33rd World Health Assembly officially declared: ‘The world and all its peoples have won freedom from smallpox.’  The declaration marked the end of a disease that had plagued humanity for at least 3 000 years, killing 300 million people in the 20th century alone.   It was ended, thanks to a 10-year global effort, spearheaded by the World Health Organization, that involved thousan... »