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Obesity and the Nigerian

Obesity is defined as abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that presents a risk to health. It associated with non-communicable diseases (NCDS) like type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and heart disease. At an individual level, obesity is as a result of the combination of excessive food energy intake and a lack of physical activity. Other causes include […]

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HIV: Airtel partners UNAIDS to tackle mother-to-child transmission

The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS and leading telecommunications services provider, Airtel Nigeria, have partnered to support the National Agency for the Control of AIDS in an initiative to ensure that no child is born with HIV in Nigeria. The UNAIDS and Airtel partnership sealed through a Memorandum of Understanding will allow the Telco’s […]

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Ebola drug trials lurch ahead

News leaked last week that the drug favipiravir worked in some Ebola patients, but even researchers running the study in Guinea said questions remain about its efficacy. Interpreting the data is difficult because there is no control arm that treated patients can be compared with. This is just one of several confusing twists in the […]