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Vaccine shortage threatens yellow fever response – WHO

MEDICAL MISSION:The Sole Administrator, Alimosho LCDA, Hon. Ganiu Quadri being conducted round the various centres by the Managing Director of PathCare  Laboratories, Dr. Pamela Ajayi during the 2016 Doctors On Air Medical Mission held weekend in Alimosho LCDA,  Lagos.

Limited supplies of the yellow fever vaccine is stalling full response efforts to the yellow fever outbreak in parts of Africa. It takes six months to develop the vaccine.

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BORN FREE: Two boys making their way by canoe through the waterways of Makoko, an urban slum in Lagos. They were born HIV-free, but thousands of children are still infected annually through birth. Photo: Akeem Salau.

Nigeria makes slow progress against paediatric HIV infection

At 15 percent and 23 percent reduction respectively in AIDS-related paediatric deaths over a six-year period, Angola and Nigeria have made the least progress in recent times. Data from the new UNAIDS report entitled “On The Fast Track To An AIDS Free Generation”, revealed that Nigeria has the largest number of newly infected children with 41,000 cases, equivalent to the numbers of the next eight countries combined.

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Novel beauty spa helps women shed unwanted fat

THOUSANDS of Nigerian women battling with overweight and obesity now have opportunity to get rid of any form of unwanted body fat through non- surgical cosmetic treatment. This is being made possible with the introduction of Beauty Spa, Maison de beaute, (House of Beauty), a one-stop shop for beauty care, and subsidiary of Pumoh Exclusive online Services Limited that utilises the innovative V9 and the V11 machines.

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Polio kids victims

WHO sad over new polio cases in Nigeria

The World Health Organization, WHO, has expressed deep sympathy over the detection of new cases of wild polio virus in Nigeria, after more than two years without wild poliovirus. Reacting to the development, the WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr Matshidiso Moeti, said: “We are deeply saddened by the news that two Nigerian children have been paralyzed by polio. The Government has made significant strides to stop this paralyzing disease in recent years.

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endometriosis

‘Secret Plague’ Endometriosis: So painful, you will be scared of pregnancy

“My heart was broken when my doctor told me I had less than one percent chance of conception. But, today, I am rejoicing because I was able to overcome the scary stage three endometriosis, a disorder in which the tissue that forms the lining of the uterus grows outside of the uterine cavity. Gabriel and Joy are proofs of my victory over the terrible condition, “Ebere Amadi narrated.

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Dr. Kehinde Okunade.

Women with multiple sex partners at higher risk of cervical cancer- Dr. Okunade

First, let me start by explaining what the cervix is. The cervix is the lower part of the uterus (womb) in the human female reproductive system (neck of the womb). Cervical cancer is the most common gynaecological cancer and a leading cause of cancer deaths among women in Nigeria. It starts with disorders abnormal growth of the cells of the cervix. These abnormal cells then turn into cancer and the change normally takes between 10 and 15 years.

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