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Former Enugu council chief dies one month after successor’s demise

A former Transition Committee Chairman of Nsukka Local Government Area of Enugu State, Ms. Chinwe Ugwu, is dead.
The member representing Isi-uzo Constituency in the Enugu State House of Assembly, Mr Chijioke Ugwueze, is dead.

Enugu assemblyman passes on at 49

The member representing Isi-uzo Constituency in the Enugu State House of Assembly, Mr Chijioke Ugwueze, is dead.
The Federal Ministry of Health through the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has formally announced the inclusion of three new laboratories into the national yellow fever-measles-rubella laboratory network 7

NCDC: Death toll from Lassa fever outbreak hits 193

Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Director-General of NCDC, told newsmen on Friday in Abuja, while giving an update of on the Lassa fever outbreak that amidst the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), outbreak in the country, the agency has continued to manage a national Lassa fever outbreak.
South Korea’s total number of novel coronavirus cases — the largest outside China, where the disease first emerged — approached 6,000 on Thursday as authorities reported 145 new infections.

100-year old Chinese national recovers from coronavirus

A 100-year-old Chinese man has fully recovered from the coronavirus, making him the oldest known patient to pull through the deadly illness, state media reported.
The case has trained a spotlight on the dangers of Egyptian prisons, where many inmates are serving time for crimes they insist they did not commit, or have not been charged at all, as President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi escalates a crackdown on dissent.

Egypt says it’s probing death of imprisoned US citizen

Egypt said Tuesday it would investigate the death in custody of a U.S. citizen who had gone on a hunger strike as part of a six-year battle against what he insisted was wrongful imprisonment.
A combination of two gene therapies may treat four diseases of old age – kidney failure, heart failure, type 2 diabetes, and even obesity – a new study suggests.

Single gene therapy could extend lifespans by fighting diseases in old age

A combination of two gene therapies may treat four diseases of old age – kidney failure, heart failure, type 2 diabetes, and even obesity – a new study suggests.

Family, associates seek N9 million to save ailing journalist

Family members, friends and professional colleagues of ailing veteran sports journalist Akinloye Oyebanji on Thursday appealed to governments, public-spirited individuals and corporate organisations to assist him with the sum of $25,000.
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Jamaican athlete Kemoy Campbell wants to be back on track after ‘dying’

Jamaican athlete Kemoy Campbell was told by doctors he had “died” after collapsing on the track during February’s Millrose Games in New York.
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Down Syndrome: Paediatrician warns against hiding children with condition

Dr Titilola Akintade, a Consultant Paediatrician at the Children Specialist Hospital, Ilorin, has urged parents of children with down syndrome not to hide them but to take them to hospitals for proper care.
Metformin

Diabetes drug could treat common heart failure syndrome

Researchers at the University of Arizona have discovered that Metformin, a drug commonly used to treat type 2 diabetes, might also be used to treat Heart Failure with preserved Ejection Fraction (HFpEF), a condition that is predicted to affect over 8 percent of people ages 65 or older by the year 2020.

Study: Mothers with more children face higher heart attack risk

A woman with more children has a greater risk of heart attack, stroke and heart failure, a newly presented study showed on Monday.

NHS: One-third of Nigeria’s adult population hypertensive

The Nigeria Hypertension Society (NHS) has said that one-third of Nigeria’s adult population is hypertensive.

World Hypertension Day: Doctors advise Nigerians on disease, prevention, treatment

Some medical experts have identified hypertension as the most common non-communicable disease in Nigeria and called for more awareness of the need for checkups, healthy diet and lifestyle to guard against it.

Government advised to monitor use of bromate by bakers

A professor of Food Chemistry has raised the alarm on use of Potassium Bromate in the production of bread, saying bakers still use it.

NAFDAC warns against eating fruits ripened with calcium carbide

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has warned the public to shun consumption of fruits ripened with calcium carbide.

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Zimbabwean doctors have filed a lawsuit aimed at compelling the government to beef up coronavirus protection for public hospitals and healthcare workers.

Expert cautions couples on effects of overweight, obesity on fertility

Dr Joseph Akinde, the Chairman, Society of Gynaecology and Obstetrics of Nigeria (SGON) Lagos Chapter, says obesity and overweight can reduce the chances of conception among couples.
Nigeria’s Victor Moses and teammates at Inter Milan are willing to accept pay cut as the Serie A outfit plan to reduce salaries due to the coronavirus crisis, according to the Italian agency ‘ANSA’,

Victor Moses in as Inter Milan name Europa League final squad

Victor Moses has been named in Inter Milan squad for the final stages of the 2019-20 Europa League while Kwadwo Asamoah has been excluded.
At least a dozen people have been killed over the weekend due to storms with heavy rains and landslides in South Korea.

Heavy rains in South Korea kill at least a dozen people

At least a dozen people have been killed over the weekend due to storms with heavy rains and landslides in South Korea.

UNICEF: Breastfeeding still best for mothers, babies

As Nigeria joined the rest of the world to celebrate this Year’s World Breastfeeding Week starting from August to 7th, the United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF, has urged mothers to continue to breastfeed their babies while observing all necessary safety and hygiene precautions during the COVID-19 pandemic.

NDDC audit: Senator Kalu asks National Assembly to focus on missing funds

Senate Chief Whip, Sen. Orji Kalu, has said that the ongoing audit of the operations of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), should focus on missing funds rather than projects awarded and completed by contractors.