The Cross River State Government on Thursday 18th January 2024 announced the outbreak of Lassa fever in Ejah community of Osupong Ward 1, Obubura Local Government Area of the state. This was contained in a notification by Dr Henry Ayuk, Cross River Commissioner for Health in Calabar. Ayuk were he also confirmed that the state government […]

  Blindness is the inability to see anything while Vision impairment occurs when an eye condition affects the visual system and its vision functions. The leading causes of vision impairment and blindness at a global level are refractive errors and cataracts.   A public health expert and Programme Officer with Sightsavers Nigeria, Dr Joshua Ibenu […]

Director General, National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye. The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control has warned the general public that fruits ripened with calcium carbide and buying drugs from hawkers is a complete risk that could lead to death. The Director-General, NAFDAC, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, […]


April 13, 2023

NCDC records 846 Lassa fever cases, 148 deaths   NCDC Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention has recorded 846 Lassa fever cases across 99 Local Government Areas in 25 states. The predominant age group affected is 21-30 years and the male-to-female ratio for the confirmed cases is 10:9. Lassa fever is an acute viral […]

Oral sex during menstruation unsafe, Gynaecologists warn Sex By Lara Adejoro Experts in Obstetrics and Gynaecology have warned against engaging in oral sex during the menstrual period, describing it as unsafe and could lead to multifaceted infections. According to them, such practice could lead to upper respiratory tract infections, hepatitis B and C, Sexually Transmitted Infections, […]

BY EMEKA DILIBE Skin bleaching refers to the use of products to lighten dark areas of the skin or achieve an overall lighter complexion. These products include bleaching creams, soaps, and pills, as well as professional treatments like chemical peels and laser therapy. There is no health benefit to skin bleaching. Results aren’t guaranteed and […]

Monkeypox is a viral zoonosis (a virus transmitted to humans from animals) with symptoms similar to those seen in the past in smallpox patients, although it is clinically less severe. Monkeypox primarily occurs in central and west Africa, often in proximity to tropical rainforests, and has been increasingly appearing in urban areas. Animal hosts include […]

The Carica papaya ( pawpaw) a small, sparsely branched tree, usually with a single stem growing from 5 to 10 metres (16 to 33 feet) tall.  The plant Carica papaya, one of the 22 accepted species in the genus Carica of the family Caricaceae. It was first domesticated in Mesoamerica, within modern-day southern Mexico and CentralAmerica. The fruit is a large berry about 15–45 cm (6–17+3⁄4 in) long and 10–30 cm […]

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