China virus cases up sharply as infection spreads

China has reported 139 new cases of a mysterious virus in two days, with the outbreak spreading from Wuhan to other major Chinese cities. Beijing, the capital, reported two cases, while the southern tech hub of Shenzhen reported one case. The total number of confirmed cases now exceeds 200, and three have died from the […]

UNICEF moves against yellow fever in Ekiti State

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has planned to immunise two million persons to curtail the spread of yellow fever killer disease in Ekiti State. A World Health Organisation (WHO) State Technical Officer, Ekiti State, Mr. Ayomide Aibinuomo, who described yellow fever as a killer disease, said it had claimed the lives of many people […]

Over 500 Lagos residents empowered with free HIV/AIDS test

Over 500 members of Ilaje Community in Bariga, Lagos have undergone sensitization, test and counselling exercise on HIV/AIDs to commemorate the 2019 World Aids Day during a seminar organised by HACEY Health Initiative with support from Access Bank. Adults and children were sensitized on the mode of contracting HIV/AIDS, preventive measures and the importance of […]

Diet Decisions You Can Make To Live Longer

If you are to ask many people to make one wish, it is certain that quite a number would wish for long life. However, we already know that if wishes were horses, beggars would ride. You don’t have to rely on wishes to live long when there are conscious diet decisions you can make to […]

China believes new virus behind mystery pneumonia outbreak

China believes a mysterious pneumonia outbreak that struck 59 people is caused by a new strain of virus from the same family as SARS, which killed hundreds of people more than a decade ago. Lead scientist Xu Jianguo told the official Xinhua news agency that experts had “preliminarily determined” a new type of coronavirus was […]

AI ‘outperforms’ doctors diagnosing breast cancer

Artificial intelligence is more accurate than doctors in diagnosing breast cancer from mammograms, a study in the journal Nature suggests. An international team, including researchers from Google Health and Imperial College London, designed and trained a computer model on X-ray images from nearly 29,000 women. The algorithm outperformed six radiologists in reading mammograms. AI was […]

Measles death toll in Samoa rises to 15: UNICEF

The death toll from a measles outbreak raging in the Pacific nation of Samoa has risen to 15, with most of the victims young children, UNICEF said Tuesday. The UN children’s agency said that suspected measles cases had topped 1,000 in the island nation, which has declared a state of emergency and launched a compulsory […]

Swine flu kills fourth person in Vietnam in 2019

A 37-year-old Nun in Vietnam’s central highlands has died of swine flu, bringing the total number killed by the disease this year to four, authorities said on Tuesday. The patient initially experienced mild fever and fatigue before growing malnourished. She was then taken in for a private health check-up, the Kon Tum Centre for Disease […]