Beauty & Health

Polio: Senate Wants Immunization Of Children Sustained

The senate has called on the governments at the federal and state levels, as well as relevant ministries and agencies, to sustain the immunization of infants and children in the country. The call was made against the backdrop of a motion considered to commemorate the declaration of Nigeria as a poliovirus free nation by the …

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WEARING FACE MASKS EXPOSES ASTHMATICS TO HYPOXIA — PHYSICIANS

Medical professionals have warned that people with chronic asthma who use face masks, especially the surgical and clothing type, are exposing themselves to hypoxia. Hypoxia is a condition in which the body or a region of the body is deprived of adequate oxygen supply at the tissue level. The World Health Organisation described asthma as …

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BREAKING: 143 DEAD AS NIGERIA’S COVID-19 CASES RISE TO 4,399

Nigeria has recorded 248 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total number of confirmed infections in the country to 4,399. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control made this known via its Twitter handle. It also said that no fewer than 143 patients have died from coronavirus-related complications in the country. NCDC said, “On the 10th …

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EKITI BEGINS MANDATORY TEMPERATURE CHECKS IN PUBLIC PLACES

Ekiti State Government has released implementation guidelines on the new measures to control COVID-19 pandemic with a description of the type of activities allowed for an initial period of four weeks effective from Monday. The Secretary to State Government, Biodun Oyebanji, said the easing of the lockdown of the state effective from Monday, May 4 …

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Covid-19: Nigeria has the highest number of cases and fatality in West Africa and third in Africa

With 2,388 confirmed infections and 85 fatalities, Nigeria also has the third-highest number of confirmed cases in Africa. South Africa has the highest number of COVID-19 cases in Africa with 6,336 infections while Algeria has the second-highest cases with 4,295 infections. According to data released by the World Health Organisation, as of 11am on Sunday, …

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FG CONSIDERS TREATING COVID-19 PATIENTS AT HOME

The Federal Government said it might consider treating coronavirus patients at home because of the shortage of bed spaces at isolation centres. This was disclosed by the Director-General of the Nigeria Center for Disease Control, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, during the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 briefing on Thursday. He said there was bed spaces shortage …

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COVID-19: DON’T WASH SURGICAL MASKS FOR REUSE, NCDC WARNS

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control on Monday warned against the washing of surgical masks for reuse. In a tweet via its official handle, the NCDC referenced an image of women washing masks in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Such behaviour, the NCDC said, “poses a RISK for #COVID19 spread”. The NCDC advised that …

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Covid-19 confirmed cases in Nigeria now 305 as new case confirmed in Niger State

Confirmed coronavirus cases in Nigeria reached 305 on Friday as Easter celebrations begin around the world with people stuck indoors. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control made this known via its Twitter handle on Friday. It tweeted, “17 new cases of #COVID-19 have been reported as follows: eight in Lagos, three in Katsina, two in …

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Covid-19: The need for robots arises as social distance is been practiced by hospitals

Long maligned as job-stealers and aspiring overlords, robots are being increasingly relied on as fast, efficient, contagion-proof champions in the war against the deadly coronavirus. One team of robots temporarily cared for patients in a makeshift hospital in Wuhan, the Chinese city where the COVID-19 outbreak began. Meals were served, temperatures taken and communications handled …

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