April 26, 2017

Nigeria meningitis deaths rise to 813 – health minister

More than 800 people have died in a meningitis outbreak in Nigeria but the disease is now spreading more slowly, health minister Isaac Adewole said on Wednesday. “As of yesterday (Tuesday), the number of deaths stood at 813,” he told reporters in Abuja after a cabinet meeting. “As of now, […]
April 26, 2017

4 Conversations A Father And Son should Have — Psychologist, Andreas Mphunga

Counselling psychologist Andreas Mphunga enlists four subjects that fathers need to address with their sons The role of each person in the household  Mphunga says it’s important for a father to let his son know what’s expected of him in the household and explain the role of every other person. […]
April 26, 2017

WHO rolls out first-ever malaria vaccine in 2018

Africa bears the greatest burden of malaria worldwide and it is against this backdrop that the World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa (WHO/AFRO) announced on April 25 that three countries,  Ghana, Kenya, and Malawi will take part in a WHO-coordinated pilot implementation programme that will make the world’s first […]
April 25, 2017

Alert: Cosmic rays may be sensitive to your electronics

A weather alert is being spread on the presence of cosmic rays being expected tonight, April 25, 2017. The message goes like this: “​Tonight at 12:30am to 3:30am make sure to turn off the phone, cellular, tablet, etc. Please tell your family and friends.  ‘Tonight,12:30am to 3:30am for our planet […]
April 25, 2017

Mental health education should be compulsory in schools

Every single human being has mental health. It’s something we all have to take care of. It impacts everybody . So it’s strange, then, that mental health isn’t something we mention in schools. The most many young people hear about the concept of depression which is now the leading cause of illness […]
April 25, 2017

Leading US psychiatrist claims there are mental health impairments in President Trump

The president of the United States, Donald Trump is “showing a lot of signs” of dangerous mental impairment and may be a threat to the survival of American society, a leading Yale psychiatrist has claimed. In an exclusive interview with The Independent, Yale University’s Dr Bandy Lee said she had seen a “marked surge” in […]
April 25, 2017

#HealthConvo: I was about to stop using condoms

Jeanne, 21 years old, lives in San Pedro, a city in southwest Côte d’Ivoire about 500 kilometers from Abidjan. Like many young girls, Jeanne came to this port city in search of a better life. With its port, San Pedro is a city in which a lot of economic activity […]
April 25, 2017

Controversy over weight loss of world’s heaviest woman 

Indian doctors on Tuesday angrily rejected claims that they had not been truthful about the amount of weight an Egyptian woman once believed to be the world’s heaviest, had lost after surgery. The sister of Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty alleged that her sibling previously weighed 500 kilogrammes (1,100 pounds) […]