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Researchers at UNILORIN recommend pineapple in COVID-19 management

Researchers at UNILORIN recommend pineapple in COVID-19 management

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A team of researchers at the University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) have established the capacity of Bromelain derivable from pineapple fruits in the management of COVID-19 cases. According to the University of Ilorin Bulletin issued on...
Paternity Test: Twins conceived naturally can have two biological fathers, says Experts

Paternity Test: Twins conceived naturally can have two biological fathers – Experts

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Medical experts say that it is possible for twins conceived naturally to have two different biological fathers. The phenomenon, they say, is known as heteropaternalsuperfecundation — a phenomenon that occurs when two different males father...
South Africa reports deadliest day with 844 Covid deaths following detection of new variant

South Africa reports deadliest day with 844 from new COVID variant

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South Africa reached a grim milestone on Wednesday by reporting the highest single-day deaths and new cases as it wrestles an aggressive new wave of Covid-19. This is after the country detected a new, faster-spreading,...
Brace yourselves for a much deadlier pandemic than COVID-19, scientists warn

Brace yourselves for a much deadlier pandemic than COVID-19, WHO scientists warn

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Researchers at the World Health Organisation (WHO) have said COVID-19 will likely become endemic. This means that COVID-19 is ever present in the population to some degree. Dr Mike Ryan, head of the WHO Emergencies programme,...

Fake COVID-19 result certificates on sale in Lagos – Health Commissioner raises alarm

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The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, has raised an alarm that international travellers in the state are gaining access to fake COVID-19 certificate. Abayomi, at a briefing on Monday, said the state...
LED bulbs to kill coronavirus quickly, new findings reveal

LED bulbs to kill coronavirus quickly, new findings reveal

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Researchers from Tel Aviv University have proven that the coronavirus can be killed efficiently, quickly, and cheaply using ultraviolet (UV) light-emitting diodes (UV-LEDs). In a study that was published in the Journal of Photochemistry and...

Biden gets COVID shot, urges Americans to do same as WHO says new strain not out of control

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US President-elect Joe Biden has received his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on live television and urged Americans to take the vaccine as it becomes available to them. There have been 77 million cases...

Man wakes up blind after catching mutated coronavirus

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A mutated coronavirus strain has caused a man blindness after he contracted the deadly disease. This comes as Health experts all over the world are currently battling to understand the mutated Coronavirus. Photo of the man...

Sanwo-Olu reimposes Covid-19 restriction order on churches, mosques, bans street parties

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Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has returned the order restricting the operations of churches and mosques in Lagos state. The Lagos State governor asked worship centres not to hold services for more than two hours, adding that...

Hospital employee with no prior allergies in intensive care with severe reaction after Pfizer Covid vaccine

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A hospital employee with no history of allergies was admitted to intensive care over a severe reaction she suffered 10 minutes after having Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine. The unidentified female e suffered an anaphylactic reaction shortly...

90-year-old becomes first to receive Covid-19 vaccine in the UK [Photo]

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The United Kingdom has administered its first dose of coronavirus vaccine with a British grandmother making history by becoming the first person to receive the vaccine in the country. The 90-year-old British grandmother, Margaret Keenan...
Brace yourselves for a much deadlier pandemic than COVID-19, scientists warn

Lagos leads as NCDC records 145 new cases of COVID-19

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Nigeria on Monday, 30th November, 2020, recorded 145 new cases of the deadly coronavirus in seven states and the federal capital territory (FCT), the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) have announced. The Monday figure...

National University Hospital delivers woman of baby with coronavirus antibodies

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A Singaporean woman, who was infected with Covid-19 in March when she was pregnant, has given birth to a baby with antibodies against the virus, offering a new clue as to whether the infection...

138 corps members test positive for COVID-19 — NCDC

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Monday said 138 members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) had so far tested positive to COVID-19. Chikwe Ihekweazu, Director General, NCDC, said this at the...
Use of saliva to replace cotton swab for Covid-19 testing

Use of saliva for Covid-19 testing

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A recent test has been found to accurately detect the presence of SARS-CoV-2 from small samples of saliva. This test, if approved by the FDA, could be an alternative to blood-sample antibody tests for...

“Doctors removed my husband’s brain instead of tumour” – Widow

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Justice Lucy Njuguna has ordered AIC Kijabe Hospital to compensate the family of 37-year-old Michael Mwangi for medical negligence, ruling that were it not for the doctor and his medical team’s fatal mistake, the...

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