On October 4, news broke that there was a suspected outbreak of monkeypox in Bayelsa state. The health commissioner said: “Recently in Bayelsa State, we noticed a suspected outbreak of monkeypox. It has not been confirmed. We have sent samples to the World Health Organisation’s reference laboratory in Dakar, Senegal.
For decades, Nigeria's health sector has been characterised by a disturbing degree of deterioration due to neglect by successive administrations. Indeed, the sector is now near a total collapse with very little hope of revival. Indeed, that President Muhammadu Buhari continues to be treated abroad for his health challenges is a
The television star Charlie Sheen revealed his H.I.V.-positive status on Tuesday during a live interview with Matt Lauer on NBC’s “Today” show. His Revelation “I am in fact H.I.V.-positive,” he said. Mr. Sheen said he had known about the diagnosis for about four years and at first thought that he had a brain
Male Infertility forms 40% of the total infertility. The reasons are many, from low sperm count, immotile sperm to abnormal shaped sperm. For long infertility experts were advising to stop smoking, restrict alcohol intake, cut flab which were generic for the couple. Now there seems growing evidence that stress stands
Can men get HPV? Yes! While it is somewhat rare for men to contract oral oncologic human papillomavirus (HPV) infections, there are four types of men who are most susceptible to infection. HPV16 is associated with the growing increase of oropharyngeal cancer in the world. However, prevalent oral HPV16 infection is rare and
Today marks the launch of the first-ever national mass media campaign to warn people of the Gambia about tobacco’s harms. Developed by the Non Communicable Disease Control Programme, Ministry of Health & Social Welfare and World Lung Foundation, the campaign graphically depicts tobacco’s impact on smokers and non-smokers exposed to tobacco smoke. The campaign, which
The Multilateral Initiative on Malaria conference (MIM) is currently going on in Durban, South Africa. This is a conference where researchers and experts in the field gather together to share progress of their research to the malaria community. One of such progress that has been reported is by Glaxosmithkline (GSK)