Health

Africa On Verge of Eradicating Polio – WHO

​Africa is on the verge of eradicating polio if the current momentum is sustained through improved surveillance, vaccination and public awareness , a WHO official said on Tuesday . According to WHO Regional Director for Africa, Matshidiso Moeti, the majority...

Nigeria Has The Third Highest Infant Mortality Rate In The World – WHO

​Nearly ten per cent of new-born deaths in the world last year occurred in Nigeria, a new report by the United Nations Children Fund, UNICEF, has revealed. According to the report, five countries accounted for half of all new-born deaths...

According to this Study, Pollution is One Of The Great Killers Of Our Age

​Pollution is one of the world’s great killers if our age, a new study says, causing more premature deaths than war, terrorism, natural disasters, cigarettes and disease. A 2016 study in the medical journal Lancet said pollution, both outdoor and indoor, killed...

Meet Florida Uzoaru, Founder of Slide Safe: A Self-Test Kit For HIV

In Nigeria, just like every other conservative societies in Africa, open conversations about sex is pretty seen as a taboo. As such, getting tested for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) at clinics or even purchasing condoms for ones own protection...

According To This Study, Tall men Are At Greater risk of Dying From prostate Cancer

Tall men are at greater risk of contracting aggressive prostate cancer and of dying from the disease, the findings of a large study suggest. For this research, British scientists looked at height and body mass index to see how they...

MonkeyPox Outbreak: Things You Need To Know About The MonkeyPox Virus

Monkeypox outbreak in Nigeria Following the outbreak of Monkeypox in two states in Nigeria, Bayelsa State, Rivers state. I felt I needed to enlighten people about the hideous virus. Here are things yOu need to know about the hideos Monkeypox virus What...

Obesity In Africa: 15 Facts About Obesity You Should Know

According to experts, obesity is a medical condition in which excess body fat is accumulated to the extent that it may have a negative effect in health. Obesity is a major health problem, and currently there is an increasing...

This New Study Suggests Women Use Their Brains Alot More Than Men

A new study shows men and women have differences in the way they think and use their brains—and it also shows that one of them is using their brains a whole lot more than the other.. Although we might not...

Everyday Foods That Are Linked To Higher Intelligence

A specific type of fatty acids found in foods such as avocados, nuts (almonds, walnuts,cashews etc) and olive oil is linked to higher intelligence, new research finds. Monounsaturated fatty acids — or MUFAs as it is normally called— have been regularly linked...

Mycoplasma Genitalium: Things To Know About The New Sexually Transmitted Disease

With 15-24 year olds accounting for half of all new Sexually transmitted Diseases it has become imperative to provide information about the newly discovered sexually transmitted diseases and its implications for the sexually active Nigerians. The new sexually transmitted disease "Mycoplasma...

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TIME 100: Tony Elumelu, Three Other Nigerians Makes Time’s list of 100 Most Influential People Of 2020

Tony Elumelu, is among four Nigerians named by the Time Magazine International in their 2020 list of 100 most...

Zambia’s Namwali Serpell Wins UK’s Top Prize For Science Fiction

Zambia's Namwali Serpell has won the UK’s top prize for science fiction, the Arthur C Clarke award, for her first novel "The Old Drift". The...

African Tribe: The Artistic Ndebeles of Southern Africa

The Ndebeles are an African ethnic group living in South Africa and Zimbabwe known for their artistic talent, especially with regard to their painted houses and colorful beadwork. Not much is known about these people except that they originated from the larger Nguni tribes who make up almost two thirds of the black population in South Africa.

Matriarchal Communities in Africa: African Communities Where Women Reign Supreme

From the Umoja community in Northern Kenya to the small rural community of Arnado Debbo in Niger state, Nigeria. These here are three African communities with long-standing traditions where to be a woman is superior.

African Tribe: The Dinka People Of South Sudan

The Dinka are a pastoral-agricultural people that make up the largest ethnic group in South Sudan. They vary their lifestyle by season – in the rainy season they live in permanent savannah settlements and raise grain crops like millet,