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    You may have a silent heart attack and not know

    A doctor checking the heart beat of a patient

    You may have had a heart attack and not know. The reason is because the typical symptoms of a heart attack are often so ordinary and insignificant, they are often missed. The classic symptoms include feelings of pressure, pain, fullness, and squeezing in the chest.

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    WHO cautions on transboundary nature of diseases

    The Director General of the World Health Organisation, WHO, Dr. Margaret Chan, has warned the world of the transboundary nature of diseases and infections even as she said the current global outbreak of diseases like Ebola, Zika and Yellow Fever has revealed a dramatic resurgence of new threats from emerging and reemerging infectious diseases the world is not prepared to cope with.

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    To prevent Sickle Cell Disease, know your genotype before marriage- Professor Michael Kehinde

    Who has Sickle Cell Disease, SCD, and why are some people born with this disease? In the view of Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Lagos, CMUL, Professor Michael Kehinde, not less than 300,000 children are born with one form of SCD every year mostly, in sub-Saharan Africa, where malaria is common. Kehinde, a Specialist Physician and Clinical Haematologist who for more than two decades, headed the Clinical Haematology Unit at the Lagos University teaching Hospital, LUTH, says parents who fail to verify their genotype before they get married, are to be blamed when they produce children with SCD.

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    Yellow Card

    Health Advisory: Why you need a Yellow Card

    Yellow fever is a serious disease caused by the yellow fever virus. It is spread through the bite of an infected Aedes mosquito and cannot be spread directly from person to person. It is found in certain parts of Africa and South America. Currently there is a Yellow Fever outbreak in Angola, it is spreading and has so far infected well more than 2,000 people, including imported cases to other countries such as the Democratic Republic of Congo Kenya and China.

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