Authorities said nine refugees were confirmed dead on Thursday morning and more than 300 people were isolated in several health centres due to a cholera outbreak in Uganda. The outbreak occurred in Hoima District, 230 km northwest of the capital Kampala, where most of the refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are settled. […]

Cholera outbreak in central Tanzania’s Dodoma region has left 18 dead in four months, a health official said on Tuesday. Dodoma Regional Medical Officer James Kiologwe, said that since Oct. 2017, 470 cholera cases had been recorded in the region. He said in December and January, cholera cases were low, but the number went up […]

People who are fond of wearing heavy make-up on their faces and skins to enhance their beauty have been warned to reduce such to its barest minimum. Some dermatologists who gave the warning on Monday said that this could cause the applicants high blood pressure, low fertility, skin cancer, irritation and other diseases. A Lagos-based […]

Regular use of cleaning sprays can hurt a woman’s lungs as badly as smoking 20 cigarettes a day, according to a new study by scientists in Norway, Newsweek reported. After tracking 6,000 people who used such products for 20 years, the team found lung function decline in women who regularly used cleaning products, suggesting that […]

The Delta State Government has said that three persons out of the seven confirmed cases of Lassa fever have died since the outbreak of the disease in the state. The state Commissioner for Health, Dr Mordi Ononye, who disclosed this, also said 24 persons had been placed under surveillance. Ononye, in a statement on Sunday, […]



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