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Canadian pop singer Justin Bieber has told fans that he is battling Lyme disease.

Justin Bieber reveals he has Lyme disease

In a post on Instagram, Bieber said he will address his struggle with the illness, which is contracted through a tick bite, in a YouTube documentary.
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CDC: Vaping-associated lung injuries can be attributed to vitamin E acetate

The outbreak of vaping-associated lung injuries this summer and fall can officially be attributed to vitamin E acetate in THC-containing vaping products, the Centers for Disease Control said today. The new confirmation of the link between the chemical and the injuries came after a new study found it in nearly all of the lung fluid samples from a new set of patients.

Man raises alarm over missing son after summon by local vigilante

Controversy has been stirred by an alarm raised by one Chief Emmanuel Anyina, alleging that his son, Amos Amadi, disappeared after he honoured an invitation by the Community Development Committee, CDC, Chairman of the Community, Chikwere Ogbuogor, the ONELGA Security and Peace Advisory Committee, OSPAC, Vigilante Commander, Alexander Omezuruike, to denounce cultism.
Measles

140,000 die in measles outbreaks

More than 140,000 people worldwide have died from measles in 2018, according to new estimates from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United States Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC).

‘Vandals’ rupture Shell pipeline in Rivers

The fear of explosion has gripped residents of Eneka Community in Obio-Akpor local government area of Rivers State because of the ruptured petroleum products high-pressure pipeline belonging to Shell Petroleum Development Company, SPDC, which was gushing out products on Friday.

WHO: Antimicrobial resistance kills more than 700,000 people every year

Since the discovery of Penicillin in 1928 by Alexander Fleming, antibiotics have continued to play a critical role in healthcare. Not only are they used to treat infections caused by various strains of bacteria, but they are also used to prevent bacterial infections during surgery and in the event of accidents.
Claire Pierangelo

US consular general wants user-fees for people living with HIV removed

United States Consular General, Claire Pierangelo, has called for the removal of user-fees for people living with HIV/AIDS in the country.
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WHO: Three in ten children still unprotected from chickenpox disease

A new study by the World Health Organisation (WHO) has shown that despite progress recorded worldwide in combating Rubella virus, three out of ten children are still not protected from the disease.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on October 02, 2018 a man is seen exhaling smoke from an electronic cigarette in Washington, DC. – The number of patients suffering from probable lung injury cases associated with e-cigarette use has surged to 1,080, US health authorities said Thursday, while the death toll from the outbreak now stands at 18. (Photo by EVA HAMBACH / AFP)

Vaping-linked lung injury kills 18, sickens 1,080 in US outbreak

Eighteen people have died from illnesses associated with e-cigarette use since March, US health authorities said Thursday, while more than a thousand others have suffered probable lung injuries linked to vaping.
Walmart will stop selling e-cigarettes because of “regulatory complexity and uncertainty” surrounding the products.

Walmart to stop selling e-cigarettes

Walmart will stop selling e-cigarettes because of “regulatory complexity and uncertainty” surrounding the products. CNBC reported on an internal company memo about the change, and Walmart confirmed the news in a statement.

Experts: Why Nigeria needs more field epidemiologists

The federal government needs to train more field epidemiologists to be able to face the daunting challenge of disease outbreaks in the country, an official from the U.S. Center for Disease Control, Bolu Omotayo, has said.

US commends Akwa Ibom governor over improved health care system

United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Stuart Symington, has commended Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State for the high premium placed on healthcare system, especially in transforming the secondary health centres to meet international standards in the state.
W. Stuart Symington, United States Ambassador to Nigeria

US partners Akwa Ibom government to fight HIV/AIDs, other diseases

The United States of America has sought the support of the Akwa Ibom State Government to fight HIV/AIDs and other diseases in the next one year.

Gunmen kill youth leader in Rivers

Mr Emmanuel Ikechukwu, the acting president of Choba Youth Association, in Obio-Akpor local government area of Rivers was killed by some yet to be identified gunmen at about 11 pm on Wednesday in the presence of his family members.

WHO approves two highly effective Ebola drugs for immediate use

Two of four Ebola treatment drugs have been determined “more effective” than the others and will be the only ones used on patients going forward, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has announced.
The Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company, IBEDC, has appealed to its customers to go through the proper channel and avoid fraudulent activities in meter collection.

Ikeja Electric expands meter roll-out for customers

To meet customers’ needs, Ikeja Electric Plc has commenced the full roll-out of meters under the Meter Asset Provider (MAP) scheme to all unmetered customers across its network.

Ikeja Electric expands meter rollout for customers

In a bid to meet its customer’s needs, Ikeja Electric Plc has fully commenced the rollout of meters under the Meter Asset Provider (MAP) scheme, to all unmetered customer across its network.
Protesters sit on the road in the Liberian capital Monrovia on July 31, 2019. The group that organised the June 7 protests took to the streets again to protest rising prices and corruption. PHOTO - ZOOM DOSSO - AFP

Liberia protesters clash with police at rally over economy, graft

Hundreds of demonstrators clashed with police in Liberia's capital Monrovia on Wednesday during a march against corruption and economic mismanagement under former footballer turned president George Weah.

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PenCom directs PFAs to implement pension enhancement for retirees

The National Pension Commission, PenCom, on Monday directed Pension Fund Administrators to implement pension enhancement for retirees on Programmed Withdrawal under the Contributory Pension Scheme.
Reiner Jesus in training with the Brazil U23 team Lucas Figueiredo - Official Photographer of the Brazilian National Football Team

Real Madrid complete signing of Brazilian attacking midfielder

Real Madrid have completed the signing of teenage Brazilian prospect Reinier from Flamengo on a six-and-a-half-year deal, the Spanish giants announced on Monday.
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has deployed 1,400 corps members to Gombe State for the 2019 Batch B Stream II orientation course.

NYSC member down with Lassa fever in Delta

A male youth corps member (name withheld) serving in Delta State has been diagnosed with the Lassa fever virus.
In the aftermath of the European Parliament, the legislative hand of the European Union (EU), having said that no progress has been made in the war against Boko Haram in Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari said things were a lot better. 6

Counterinsurgency: Things are a lot better – President Buhari tells Boris Johnson

In the aftermath of the European Parliament, the legislative hand of the European Union (EU), having said that no progress has been made in the war against Boko Haram in Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari said things were a lot better.
Nigeria Police

17 people killed in Katsina road crash

The Katsina State Police Command has confirmed 17 persons killed in a road crash at Yardudu village, Mashi Local Government Area of Katsina State.