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Can Zika Virus Spread to Africa?

A relatively new mosquito-borne virus is prompting worldwide concern because of an alarming connection to a neurological birth disorder and the rapid spread of the virus across the globe. The Zika virus, transmitted by the aggressive Aedes aegypti mosquito, has now spread to at least 25 countries. The Centers for Disease

Health workers waste costly malaria drugs in Nigeria

  Research shows that health providers who are trained to use malaria rapid diagnostic tests (RDT) continue to prescribe costly malaria medicines to people who do not have the illness. Despite their training, the health workers continue to make these pricey mistakes, and rates of using the rapid diagnostic tests are

Video: Hair relaxers have been linked to fibroids

Damage to Scalp from the use of Relaxer

Scientists have linked the use of hair relaxers to the occurrence of uterine fibroids. I wrote about it here. This video sheds light on the study. The aim is to empower African/African American/women of African descent with the right information that will enable them make better health decisions. Feel free

9 Cancer Symptoms That Are Often Ignored

We all do it once in a while. We notice a weird pain, bump or other unusual something-or-other somewhere on or in our body and we just blow it off and decide it’s not something we need to worry about. In the vast majority of cases, people get away with

We should be food advocates

by Natasha Ellah What do I mean by this? Simply someone who is passionate about their food and cares about where their food comes from. Constantly we are bombarded by food choices. Healthy or not? Fried or roasted? Grilled or boiled? From a packet or freshly made? But do we ask

1 in 10 Malaria drugs are poor quality – Study finds

Substandard medicines more prevalent than fakes in world’s most malaria-burdened country A rigorous analysis of more than 3,000 antimalarials purchased in Enugu, Nigeria found 9.3% to be of poor quality, according to new research published in PLOS ONE. Researchers found 1.2% of the samples to be falsified and 1.3% to be degraded,

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