Good nutrition is a very crucial component of health. It is essential in reaching normal growth and development and also in health maintenance throughout a person’s life. Protein is a very important nutrient among the six classes of food and is involved in virtually all the important physiological functions in the body. Here are the […]
Recently, scientists found domestic dogs to have a flu virus that poses a potential to infect humans. The researchers from Icahn School of Medicine in New York sequenced the genomes of 16 influenza viruses obtained from pet dogs in southern China and found they contained segments similar to the H1N1 strain responsible for the 2009 swine
Many students throughout the Netherlands have been diagnosed with scabies. Similarly in Norway southern hospital, a patient was admitted into hospital with a confirmed case of scabies. Subsequently, ten staff from the same hospital became infected. Dr Vel, a long serving staff in the hospital said he thinks this outbreak raises serious questions about cleaning.
The world health organisation (WHO) released a list of diseases that has a potential of becoming a global pandemic in future of which disease “X” was included. This report is contained in the 2018 edition of the organization’s annual review of the Blueprint list of priority diseases .The document stipulated that Disease “X” signifies the knowledge that
Nigeria one of the highly religious countries globally is among the world’s top ten markets for alcohol and the highest consumer of alcohol. According to the World Health Organization estimates, an average Nigerian consumes about 12.28 litres of alcohol per annum. In March this year, the president Muhammadu Buhari approved the new excise duty for
A Nipah virus disease (NiV) outbreak was reported from Kerala, India on 19 May 2018. This is the first NiV outbreak in South India. As of 31 May, there are 16 deaths, 16 confirmed cases and 12 suspected cases. The two affected districts are Kozhikode and Mallapuram. Nipah virus is currently on the World Health
The use of Tobacco kills nearly seven million people annually, and more than 900 000 of these people are exposed to second-hand smoke; these deaths occurring among people between ages of 25 to 40. In fact, tobacco kills up to one half of all its users and remains one of the leading preventable causes of
In a study published in the journal Heart where more than 500,000 participants recruited were asked about their egg consumption between 2004 and 2008. The study which was led by researchers from perking University Health Science Centre was then reduced to participants who did not have prior diabetes, cardiovascular disease even cancer. The results gotten shows that
Proper nutrition is essential during childhood to ensure proper organ function, healthy growth, strong immune system, cognitive and neurological developments (World Health Organization, 2012). Nutritional status of a child plays a major role in the survival of that child due to the synergistic relationship between disease and malnutrition (De Onis, 2012; Katona & Katona, 2008).
In west of Bani Walid Libya in the evening of May 23, more than one hundred migrants and refugees who had been held captive by human traffickers in the area managed to flee. In the attempt to escape, most of them were shot which resulted to 25 people injured and several casualties. According to a
The latest cholera outbreak in the northeast Nigeria may have infected close to 134 people and killed 12 according to a medical official. “So far 12 people have died from the disease and there are many more cases”, said Ezra Sakawa, medical director of the general hospital for Mubi, the town where the disease has struck.
The Ebola virus has remerged, this time in Democratic republic of Congo. According to WHO, more than 16 people have been confirmed dead in an area of North-western Democratic Republic of Congo and 393 people identified as contacts of Ebola patients are being followed up. In the pursuit to control this outbreak, WHO has authorized
Measles is a highly contagious disease caused by a virus in the paramyxovirus family of the genus Morbillivirus. It is one of the leading causes of death among children globally especially in developing countries, regardless of effective and safe vaccine that have been made available (World Health Organization, 2015). In 2014, WHO recorded that it
Malaria Prevention which is neglected by many is very essential, as malaria is still one of the leading causes of childhood death particularly in developing nations. Malaria can be prevented by using the A, B, C and D (awareness, bite avoidance, chemo-prophylaxis and diagnosis) approach, as recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO). WHO documented
Globally, one in three women has experienced physical violence, one out of five exposed to sexual violence and eight in ten harassed on the street. Violence against women has been recognised by the World Health Organisation (be it sexual, physical or psychological) as a major public health issue and should be seen as violation of
It is important to understand the underlying predisposing factors associated with child pneumonia, as practical primary prevention strategies are most likely to achieve major reductions in pneumonia-associated mortality and morbidity in children. Healthy children have many natural defenses present in their lungs that prevent pathogens causing pneumonia from invading. On the other hand, a child
The United Nations has continuously warned against the misuse of antibiotics. Taking antibiotics when it is unnecessary put us all at risk and speed up antibiotic resistance. Antibiotic resistance is when the effect of antibiotics is repelled by a bacteria causing disease. The bacteria will now SURVIVE, continue to multiply causing more harm to the
Water is an important building block of life.On the 22nd March every year, world water day is observed, which emphasises on actions to fight against water crisis. More than 663 million people today are living without safe water close to their homes, most people spend countless hours trekking to far sources and also
The death toll of Lassa fever in Nigeria has risen to 110 since the recent outbreak late last year. Lassa fever is endemic in Nigeria just like malaria. The virus affects both men and women in all age group. Individuals at risk include those living in rural and peri-urban areas where there are crowded living