Russia announces world’s first Coronavirus vaccine which offers ‘two years’ immunity

Russia president Vladimir Putin, has announced that his country has finally approved the world’s first Covid-19 vaccine, saying he has tested it on his daughter and it worked. According to Putin, the vaccine was developed at Moscow’s Gamaleya Institute, with large-scale production of the vaccine projected to start in September, while mass vaccination may beginContinue reading “Russia announces world’s first Coronavirus vaccine which offers ‘two years’ immunity”

Nigerian man invents breast cancer-detecting bra to save rural women

A primary school teacher has invented an affordable cancer-detecting bra to help women with early detection after a woman died from breast cancer. Idris Dangana, 43, a Kano native, was unfulfilled with his job as a teacher and wanted to do more to help his community. Consequently, he decided to quit and develop his interest in learning computerContinue reading “Nigerian man invents breast cancer-detecting bra to save rural women”

Water is the only thing Nigerian pharmaceutical companies don’t import – NAFDAC DG, Mojisola Adeyeye

The Director-General ofNational Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Mojisola Adeyeye has elucidated the need for increased local production in the country.  Speaking in a Channels Television programme, Mojisola said the only thing Nigerian pharmaceutical companies do not import is water. The NAFDAC DG also revealed how importation affected the availability of medical suppliesContinue reading “Water is the only thing Nigerian pharmaceutical companies don’t import – NAFDAC DG, Mojisola Adeyeye”

‘A fatal unknown Pneumonia’ deadlier than Coronavirus has broken out in Kazakhstan – Chinese Embassy warns

A fatal ‘unknown pneumonia’ that is deadlier than Coronavirus has reportedly broken out in Kazakhstan, Chinese officials have warned. According to the warning issued by the embassy: “The death rate of this disease is much higher than the novel coronavirus. The country’s health departments are conducting comparative research into the pneumonia virus, but have yet toContinue reading “‘A fatal unknown Pneumonia’ deadlier than Coronavirus has broken out in Kazakhstan – Chinese Embassy warns”

“Dr Anu showed me pepper” Omohtee goes into details about all that went wrong with her body after spending 1.2 million Naira for cosmetic surgery at MedContour

Popular socialite, Omotola Taiwo Temilade, aka Omohtee, who had called out Dr Anu Adepoju of MedContour following a botched cosmetic surgery, has told of how she became suicidal and had to spend millions to treat herself after the botched surgery. Speaking to BBC pidgin, she narrated how she wanted to make her tummy flat andContinue reading ““Dr Anu showed me pepper” Omohtee goes into details about all that went wrong with her body after spending 1.2 million Naira for cosmetic surgery at MedContour”

Baby is born holding his mother’s contraceptive coil that was supposed to stop her from getting pregnant

A newborn baby made an entrance into the world while holding the contraceptive coil that was supposed to stop her from getting pregnant with him. The baby boy born at Hai Phong International Hospital in the city of Hai Phong in northern Vietnam, can be seen clasping his mother’s yellow and black intrauterine device (IUD) in his hand.Continue reading “Baby is born holding his mother’s contraceptive coil that was supposed to stop her from getting pregnant”

Brazilian man becomes first person to be ‘cured’ of HIV with drugs alone

A 35-year-old Brazilian man who went into long-term remission after being treated for less than a year with an intensified multi-drug cocktail of AIDS medicines, has raised hope of a potential breakthrough on Tuesday July 7.  The man who tested positive for HIV in 2012, was treated with a base of antiretroviral therapy or ART which wasContinue reading “Brazilian man becomes first person to be ‘cured’ of HIV with drugs alone”

FG okays clinical trial of new COVID-19 drug, dexamethasone

The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has announced that it will allow clinicians to add dexamethasone, the life saving drug recently discovered by a team of researchers from the United Kingdom, to their treatment regimen for trial. The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire who made the announcement during the daily briefing of the Presidential Task ForceContinue reading “FG okays clinical trial of new COVID-19 drug, dexamethasone”

“It can cause side effects that will kill you” – Nigerian doctor warns against abusing new COVID-19 drug Dexamethasone

Nigerian doctors have warned against the abuse of Dexamethasone, the drug hailed by UK scientists as a major breakthrough for the treatment of COVID-19. Scientists in the United Kingdom said the widely used low-dose steroid has been found to considerably reduce the risk of patients dying from COVID-19. However, doctors are warning Nigerians not to tryContinue reading ““It can cause side effects that will kill you” – Nigerian doctor warns against abusing new COVID-19 drug Dexamethasone”

We’re researching on how blood plasma can be used to treat COVID-19 cases – Minister of Health, Ehanire Osagie

The Minister of Health, Ehanire Osagie has revealed that they working on using plasma from the blood of recovered Coronavirus patients to treat people infected with the virus.  He revealed this at a news conference to commemorate the World Blood Donor Day (WBDD). Ehanire said the plasma of patients who recovered from COVID-19 is called convalescent plasma,Continue reading “We’re researching on how blood plasma can be used to treat COVID-19 cases – Minister of Health, Ehanire Osagie”

Nigerian lady who has bilateral breast abscess after plastic surgery allegedly performed by Dr Anu cries out (videos)

A Nigerian lady who identified herself simply as “Vick” has cried out in a viral video following the challenges she’s been facing after a breast surgery controversial Nigerian doctor, Dr Anu Fella allegedly performed on her.  Vick said her she suffered complications shortly after the surgery she paid N1.6m for. After making a complaint of havingContinue reading “Nigerian lady who has bilateral breast abscess after plastic surgery allegedly performed by Dr Anu cries out (videos)”

BBC newscaster George Alagiah reveals his bowel cancer has spread to his lungs 2 months after being diagnosed of COVID-19

BBC newscaster, George Alagiah, has revealed he now has lung cancer, saying his bowel cancer has spread to other organs in his body.  Alagiah’s update on his health condition comes two months after he was diagnosed of COVID-19. The 64-year-old was first diagnosed with bowel cancer in 2014 and later said it had spread toContinue reading “BBC newscaster George Alagiah reveals his bowel cancer has spread to his lungs 2 months after being diagnosed of COVID-19”

Phone charger removed from man’s bladder after inserting it into his penis (photos)

A two foot phone charger has been removed from a man’s bladder by some doctors in India.  Though it’s unclear how the phone charger got into the bladder of the 30-year-old patient who has been complaining of abdominal pain since last week, doctors believe it was swallowed or inserted for ‘sexual gratification’. Dr. Walliul Islam told the HindustanContinue reading “Phone charger removed from man’s bladder after inserting it into his penis (photos)”

Sokoto discharges all 101 Coronavirus patients

Sokoto is currently COVID-19 free after discharging all 101 isolated Coronavirus patients in the state.  The state’s commissioner for health, Dr Ali Inname also disclosed that the state recorded 14 Coronavirus deaths at a news conference.  He said the first index case was recorded on April 19 with 731 samples collected, while 655 contacts completed a 14 day follow up.Continue reading “Sokoto discharges all 101 Coronavirus patients”

Brazil overtakes Italy as country with third-highest Coronavirus deaths; Toll tops 34,000

Brazil has overtaken Italy as the country with the third-highest Coronavirus death toll after a daily record of 1,473 fatalities took its total tally to more than 34,000. The figure published by Brazil’s health ministry on Thursday night showed that only the United States and the United Kingdom have registered more deaths from the disease. Continue reading “Brazil overtakes Italy as country with third-highest Coronavirus deaths; Toll tops 34,000”

Lagos will see decline in number of COVID19 patients in four to six months time – Commissioner for Health, Akin Abayomi

Professor Akin Abayomi, the Lagos state Commissioner for Health, says the state will begin to see a significant decline in the number of COVID-19 cases in four to six months. Abayomi disclosed this when he spoke at the 2020 Ministerial Press Briefing in commemoration of the One-Year Anniversary of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s assumption of office onContinue reading “Lagos will see decline in number of COVID19 patients in four to six months time – Commissioner for Health, Akin Abayomi”