How ‘fake medical practitioners’ are spreading health falsehood on social media

By Funmilola Afolabi Over the years, most people have increasingly relied on social media to seek and share health information irrespective of age, gender, and nationality. The reliance has been facilitated by factors like health organisations and professionals also leveraging these platforms…

Monkeypox to get a new name- W.H.O

The World Health Organization says it is working with experts to come up with a new name for monkeypox. It comes after more than 30 scientists wrote last week about the “urgent need for a non-discriminatory and non-stigmatising” name for the virus…

Medical Expert calls for regular check up to prevent Hypertension

By Oluwatobi Oladipupo                                                                 A medical expert, Dr Abiodun Ojo has called…

Spain to allow girls over 16 opt for abortion

Spain has approved a draft bill that would remove the requirement for 16 and 17-year-old girls to have parental consent before terminating a pregnancy.The new bill is aimed at reforming a previous abortion law approved by the conservative People’s Party in 2015.Government…

Dust storm leaves 5000 people with breathing problems in Iraq.

One person has died and more than 5,000 people have been admitted to hospitals with breathing problems in Iraq after a seventh severe dust storm in a month. A health ministry spokesman said 2,000 of the cases of “suffocation” had been reported…

Expert advocates legal backing for drug integrity test for politicians.

A legal expert Mr Ibukun Fasanmi says the proposed drug test for aspirants into political offices is a good move that will need strong legal backing before its effectiveness can materialize. Fasanmi, gave the submission while speaking on the move by the…

Covid-19 declining in Africa steadily – WHO

The number of Coronavirus infections in Africa has been dwindling in the last four months, the World Health Organisation announced yesterday. According to the report, the number of COVID-19 cases registered each week had steadily declined over the past 16 weeks, while…

Stakeholders in health sector advocate cleaner environment to avoid pollution.

As Nigeria joined the rest of the world to mark the 2022 world health day on Thursday, stakeholders in the health sector have charged nigerians to take care of their environment to avert pollutions. An environment health expert, Dr. Adesola Oni, while…

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