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Cervical Cancer: WHO advises African countries to step up HPV vaccination

The World Health Organisation has urged all countries in the region to actively engage in awareness campaigns and promote screening as well as HPV vaccination to protect women and girls against cervical cancer. The WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr...

WHO declares widely used sweetener aspartame a possible cancer cause

For the first time, a semi-independent committee for the World Health Organisation has said that it is determined that aspartame, a popular artificial sweetener found in thousands of products like diet sodas and sugar-free gum, should be categorised as...

WHO alerts countries as contaminated cough syrups kill 300

The world health governing body, World Health Organisation, has alerted countries to prevent, detect and respond to incidents of substandard and falsified medical products as contaminated cough syrups kill 300 children in at least three countries. The WHO, in a statement,...

Seriously? 12.7 million Nigerians living with hepatitis B – WHO

The World Health Organisation in its 2021 viral hepatitis scorecard indicates that an estimated 998,000 children under five years in Nigeria are chronic carriers of Hepatitis-B antigen. The scorecard also showed that not less than 11,679,000 other Nigerians are chronic...

Sad! Tobacco kills 30,000 Nigerians annually – WHO

The Country Representative, World Health Organisation, Mr Walter Mulombo, has said over 30,000 Nigerians die of tobacco-related diseases annually. Mulombo said this in Abuja on Tuesday during the inauguration of the Nigeria Tobacco Control Data Initiative Dashboard by Development Gateway,...

Monkeypox cases top 100 in Europe, WHO calls emergency meeting

The World Health Organisation says over 100 cases of Monkeypox has been confirmed or suspected in Europe. The world health body, according to Reuters held an emergency meeting on Friday to discuss the recent outbreak of monkeypox. In what Germany described...
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Is “male menopause” real? [READ]

The female reproductive cycle comes to an end with the menopause. But as men age, they undergo a variety...
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