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HEALTH

500 blood units compromised due to power outage – NBSC

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The National Blood Service Commission (NBSC) says 500 blood units were compromised due to disconnection by the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC). This is contained in a statement issued by Mr Haruna Abdullahi, Head, Media and Publicity of the commission. “No fewer than...

Lassa fever: Nigeria records 2 deaths, 222 infections, says NCDC

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By Grace Audu - Nigeria recorded 222 new Lassa fever cases and two new deaths in one week across 15 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) . The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed this in its weekly situation report...

COVID-19: NCDC records 301 new infections, 8 deaths

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By Grace Audu - Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has recorded 301 additional infections of COVID-19 on Sunday. NCDC made this known via its verified website on Monday morning, also disclosing that eight people were confirmed to have died of...

Chinese study shows oatmeal feeds healthy gut bacteria

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 A new study has shown that oatmeal can help healthy bacteria grow in people’s guts. A high cholesterol level is a significant risk factor for coronary heart disease (CHD). Oats and oat products have been proved to reduce cholesterol. In the new...

Foods that are good for Diabetes

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By Vera Awuah Honnyveea3@gmail.com WhatsApp: +233541447024 -------------------------------- Choosing healthy food can be very difficult especially when you have been diagnosed with diabetes. Diabetic patients become self-conscious about their eating routine.  The key is to choose foods that are high in fibre, protein and healthy...

COVID-19: Nigeria records 420 new infections, 8 deaths

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By Grace Audu - Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says the country recorded 420 new cases, eight deaths from the COVID-19 virus on Monday in 12 States including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) This was made known via its verified...

Mauritania tightens restrictions amid rising COVID-19 cases

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The Ministerial Committee in charge of monitoring the development of COVID-19 in Mauritania, late on Friday, tightened restrictions amid rising COVID-19 cases. The committee banned “all public gatherings” and ordered the “closure of theatres”. Also on Friday, the Ministry of the...

Why South Africa changed its strategy on Covid-19 and lockdown restrictions

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In the final days of 2021 the South African government eased its Covid regulations. On December 30th the government scrapped a curfew that had been in place since March 2020. It also initially announced an easing around quarantines and contact...

WHO renews appeal for vaccine equity to defeat COVID-19

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World Health Organisation (WHO) on Thursday renewed its call for vaccine equity and solidarity to defeat COVID-19 pandemic as the highest number of cases were reported last week across the globe. WHO Director-General, Tedros Ghebreyesus, told journalists in Geneva at...

COVID-19: Nigeria records 856 new infections, 5 deaths

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By Grace Audu - Nigeria on Wednesday recorded additional five fatalities from COVID-19 and 856 fresh infections. The Nigeria Centre For Disease Control (NCDC) said that with the five confirmed deaths from COVID-19 complications on Wednesday , the country’s death toll...

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Italian-born Ghanaian barred from singing contest because she is ‘not a...

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A 15-year-old Italian girl of Ghanaian descent has been barred from taking part in a singing contest in Verona, Italy because she is black...

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