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Scientists fault WHO case definition on Ebola

British and Sierra Leonean researchers have called to question the norms set down by the World Health Organisation,WHO, on Ebola case definition after they established that it has a specificity of 31.5 percent, and that at least 9 percent of people that develop the Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, could be false negatives because they neither exhibited fever symptoms nor report any Ebola risk exposure.

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NGO affirms its commitment to best hygiene practices in Abia

Diet Doctor Home remedies for food poisoning

Food poisoning is an illness caused by bacteria or other toxins in food. It is a common, yet distressing and sometimes life-threatening problem for millions of people throughout the world. It occurs when food or water that contains bacteria, parasites, viruses, or toxins made by these germs is ingested. The types of food poisoning from bacterium infection range from Campylobacter, Salmonella, Shigella, E. coli O157:H7, Listeria, and botulism.

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When your male ‘engine’ fails to run

Decreased testosterone levels might have no effect on general health, but some men with low testosterone experience one or more of an array of symptoms, including sleep disturbances, loss of motivation or self-confidence, depression, decreased sexual desire, infertility, decreases in memory or concentration, decreased bone density, increased fat levels and loss of muscle tissue and strength.

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Maternal healthcare must be affordable

We frown at a lot of things that the religions are against but we don’t look at certain modern realities and this question of abortion comes under that. When I was doing my postgraduate training, Britain was one of the first countries that legalized abortion and they had a lot of reasons for that. Those reasons are not peculiar to Britain. Since I was going to work in their maternity unit we had to sign a contract that said when you are there you will be able to carry out abortions.

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Robotic medicine: Healer or killer?

If there is a field that will forever be grateful to technology, it has to be the field of Medicine. It would seem in fact that from time immemorial, advancements in Medicine have been largely tied to advancements in health technology. Even before the invention of the medical syringe in 1863, and beyond the giant strides in robotic medicine today, this fact lives on.

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After Ebola, Nigeria can defeat polio

This month – July – was a very auspicious month for Nigeria in 2014. Two health related occurrences took place in that month. On Sunday July 20 2014, Patrick Sawyer flew into Lagos airport, a sick man with Ebola Virus Disease. He died five days later, but not before infecting other people – his primary contacts -health workers who took care of him and who subsequently infected other people.

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