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Meningitis outbreak kills 328 people in Nigeria

Nigeria is currently going through a meningitis epidemic which has affected 16 states in the Northern region. The National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed that the outbreak started in Zamfara state.  No fewer than 328 persons have died and 2,524 suspected cases have been recorded since November 2016.

Watch: Fake Chinese Rice Spreads in Nigeria

China has been producing fake rice for at least four years and it is still on the market. Its been reported that this “rice” – believe it or not – contains poisonous plastic called resin, dibutyl phthalate (DBP) and other chemicals used in pharmaceutical tablets. It is shaped like regular

Lassa Fever in Nigeria -5 Quick Facts

There’s increasing concern in Nigeria about the spread of Lassa fever. The latest outbreak has killed at least 72 people and the disease has spread to 17 of the country’s 36 states. Here are some quick facts you should know about the virus. What is lassa fever? it is a virus similar

Health Benefits of Okro/Okra

The superior fiber found in okra helps to stabilize the blood sugar by curbing the rate at which sugar is absorbed from the intestinal tract. Okra's mucilage binds cholesterol and bile acid carrying toxins dumped into it by the filtering liver. Okra helps lubricate the large intestines due to its bulk

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

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