Weird! Suspicious ailment affecting only U.S Spies

havana syndrome

“Havana syndrome” is a phenomenon first suffered by CIA officers and U.S. diplomats in Havana, Cuba in 2016.  What kind of ailment is it?  Symptoms of Havana syndrome include dizziness, vertigo, and extreme fatigue, which often begin after hearing strange chirping sounds. Many sufferers are affiliated with the U.S. government, from intelligence officers to diplomats, … Read more

NAFDAC warns against dangerous skin products

skincare

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has warned Nigerians against the use of skin-damaging cosmetics products that have flooded the Nigerian beauty market.  Did they identify the products?  The Agency warned against the abuse of bleaching agents, as it explained that such products have dangerous chemicals that cause skin cancer … Read more

Medication errors under-reported in Nigeria – FG

medical doctors

Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire has enjoined Nigerians to report medication errors among health care professionals to relevant Medical Councils and health regulatory bodies, lamenting that medication errors are under-reported in the country. The Health Minister stated this at a press briefing in collaboration with the World Health Organisation to mark this year’s World Patient … Read more

Gambia: authorities probe link between paracetamol syrup and children’s deaths

pcm

Gambian authorities have suspended the sales and import of paracetamol syrups in response to recent deaths of children under the age of five.  Have the deaths been linked to the medicine?  Investigations are ongoing to determine if the medicines are responsible for the deaths. But according to the country’s health service director, Mustapha Bittaye, autopsies … Read more

US records first monkeypox-related death

monkeypox image

Health officials in Texas, United States have confirmed the first death of a person diagnosed with Monkeypox. United States Department of Health Service stated on its website on Tuesday that the case, involving an adult resident of Harris County, is under investigation to determine what role monkeypox played in the death. Tell me more… The … Read more

Reiterating the importance of sleep 

sleep

That sleep deprivation is harmful to man’s health is no news, but scientists say poor sleep does more than diminish our health.  What else does it do?  Sleep deficiency has since been linked to heart disease and other health challenges, but scientists now say that our tendency to be kind may be dependent on how … Read more

New case of Ebola Virus disease confirmed in DRC

new ebola case

Democratic Republic of Congo’s National Institute of Biomedical Research has reportedly confirmed a new case of Ebola Virus infection in the city of Beni, the Eastern part of the country. What! did I hear you right? Yes! The confirmation is coming just two days after the World Health Organization said authorities were investigating a suspected … Read more

Monkeypox: respecting the animal 

monkeypox image

The World Health Organization (WHO) has asked for suggestions on a possible name change for the world’s latest health concern, Monkeypox.  The stigma on Monkeys, and the African continent, which has a significant population of animals. The UN’s health agency is making the call for a new name for the disease after some experts warned … Read more

Finding new treatment for multiple sclerosis 

Scientists are looking at the possibility of new treatment protocols for Multiple Sclerosis, after new findings in recent studies of the disease.  What causes the disease?  Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a relatively rare disease that causes the immune system to attack the protective covering of nerves, with the resulting nerve damage disrupting communication between the … Read more

Food for thought  

New research presented Monday at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in San Diego, California reported finding that highly processed foods may hasten the rate of cognitive decline.  How did it make its findings?  The research examined the diets and cognition of more than 10,000 middle-aged and older adults in Brazil. Its findings, which have not … Read more