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Newer variant of COVID-19-causing virus dominates global infections

Research in the journal Cell shows that a specific change in the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus virus genome, previously associated with increased viral transmission and the spread of COVID-19, is more infectious in cell culture.

The variant in question, D614G, makes a small but effective change in the [...]

Fri, 10 July 2020


NHIS reconciles HMOs, HCFs over unpaid bills

The National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS, said it had commenced reconciliation between Health Maintenance Organisations and Healthcare Facilities over unpaid bills.

The organisation premised the decision on its resolve to end the contentions between the HMOs and HCFs over claims of unpaid bil [...]

Fri, 10 July 2020


Civil society group laments severe malnutrition in North East

A civil society group has lamented the high rate of malnutrition in the North- Eastern part of the country, describing the situation as pathetic.

Spokesman for the group, Mr. Alhassan Yahya, stated this in Abuja during a press briefing organised by the International Society of Media and Public [...]

Fri, 10 July 2020


IVF treatment more affordable in Nigeria – Dr. Ajayi

The managing director, Nordica Fertility Centre, Lagos, Dr. Abayomi Ajayi, has advised couples experiencing infertility to consider In Vitro Fertilisation treatment.

Ajayi, disclosed this at a briefing organised in Abuja to unveil the company’s two new products, Nordica Flex Pay Plan and [...]

Fri, 10 July 2020


Expert says maternal deaths preventable with safe motherhood strategies

The Regional Manager, south west Marie Stopes International Organisation Nigeria, Mr.Abimbola Faloye, has said maternal deaths are preventable through combined safe motherhood strategies of focused antenatal care.

He noted that immediate postpartum care and access to family planning, go a long [...]

Fri, 10 July 2020


Our doubts over effectiveness of online lessons- FCT residents

As schools across Nigeria remain closed in an effort to curtail the spread of the deadly covid-19 pandemic, efforts to recover the academic calendar and schemes of work have tilted towards virtual learning. While the method presents a viable alternative to many schools and their students, [...]

Fri, 10 July 2020


Why more men are coming down with low sperm count – Fertility expert

The president, Association for Fertility and Reproductive Health, AFRH, Adebayo Folorunsho Francis and a reproductive health expert, Ibrahim Wada, has alerted that men should be more careful with some social habits they indulge in.

According to him, certain social habit can lead to increasing t [...]

Tue, 30 June 2020


Expert says victim of rape should not bathe before visiting hospital

A family medicine specialist, Dr Adesida Adewumi, has advised rape victims not to bathe or change their clothes before visiting the hospital for examination.

Adewumi, made this revelation at a webinar organised by The Pro Bono Centre in Abuja.

He said rape victims always suffer infection [...]

Tue, 30 June 2020


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