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Day: 29 October 2020

Nigeria has Highest Cancer Death Rate in Africa –Expert

Nigeria has Highest Cancer Death Rate in Africa –Expert

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The Director, Union for International Cancer Control, Dr. Zainab Shinkafi – Bagudu, says that 26 women die of cervical cancer daily in Nigeria, with more than 36.59 million at-risk globally. Speaking at an event to mark the 2020 World Polio Day on Wednesday, in Argungu Local Government Area of Kebbi State, Shinkafi-Bagudu, who is the founder, Medicaid Cancer Foundation also lamented that Nigeria has the highest cancer death rate in Africa. “More than 36.59 million women are at risk of cervical cancer globally and 26 dies of the disease on daily basis in Nigeria. “As it stands, Nigeria has the highest cancer death rate in Africa. “Cervical cancer can be eliminated by a simple vaccine against the human papillomavirus- HPV.” According to her, the country is set to com
Scientists Have Discovered a New Life-Threatening Disease that Affects Men

Scientists Have Discovered a New Life-Threatening Disease that Affects Men

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There are likely hundreds of men in the United States, if not more, who suffer from a just-discovered genetic disease that causes symptoms including blood clots in veins, recurrent fevers, lung system abnormalities, and — in 40% of patients — death. Researchers from the National Institutes of Health discovered the disease, named VEXAS, by working backwards: Rather than grouping people with similar symptoms and searching for biological explanations, they searched the genetic makeup of 2,500 people for variations that could be linked to the wide-ranging symptoms of their undiagnosed inflammatory conditions. "We had many patients with undiagnosed inflammatory conditions who were coming to the NIH Clinical Center, and we were just unable to diagnose them," said Dr. David B. Bec
No Justification for Attacking, Looting 11 Lagos Pharmacies –PSN

No Justification for Attacking, Looting 11 Lagos Pharmacies –PSN

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The Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria said there was no justification for the random attacks and looting visited on 11 community pharmacies in the wake of the violence that followed the shooting of #ENDSARS protesters at Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos State. On Tuesday, October 20, security agents shot at protesters in an effort to disperse them at Lekki Toll Gate, leading to yet-to-be ascertained number of casualties. The incident, which attracted both national and international outcry, subsequently degenerated into a mayhem attended by looting of private and public property. The affected pharmacies were Leotom Pharmacy, Lekki; MyPharmacy, Lekki; Springcare Pharmacy, Gbagada; HealthPlus, Lekki; Shekinah Pharmacy, Fagba; and Medplus, Lekki. Others are: Justrite Pharmacy, Aj...
Ehanire Laments Looting of Kaduna NAFDAC Offices

Ehanire Laments Looting of Kaduna NAFDAC Offices

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…NGO urges end to violence, looting The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire has described the damage and looting of the Zonal/State Offices of the National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) as “devastating and worse than can be imagined”. The minister’s outrage came just as the Anti-kidnapping, Human Trafficking, Child Abuse and Drug Abuse Initiatives (AK-TRACADAH), non-governmental organisation, lent their voice to demand an end to orgy of violence, looting and destruction of properties, including warehouses harbouring medicine. A statement signed by the ministry’s Director of Press, Olujimi Oyetomi, said Ehanire accompanied by the Director General of NAFDAC, Professor Moji Adeyeye along with some officials of the National Centre for D