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US Surgeons Successfully Implant Pig’s Heart In Human

US surgeons have successfully implanted a heart from a genetically modified pig in a 57-year-old man, a medical first that could one day help solve the chronic shortage of organ donations. The “historic” procedure took place Friday, the University of Maryland Medical School said in a statement on Monday. While the patient’s prognosis is far from certain, it represents a major milestone for animal to human transplantation. The patient, David […]

todayJanuary 11, 2022 2

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Read This Important Information on How Water Can Affect Your Health

Water is one of the most essential nutrients in the body and Doctors have always advocated that people should drink water on a regular basis. However there are ways water can affect your health if you don't take proper measures. Dr Fidel Ezeome disclosed this in an interview onS Sdblivetv's Good Morning Show. He stated that taking water is good and beneficial for the body and an adult should take […]

todayOctober 19, 2021 5

Coronavirus

New lockdown restrictions including ban on gatherings and curfew-Cyril Ramaphosa

South African president Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that all gatherings and alcohol will be banned, schools closed and a curfew put in place in a bid to contain the spread of the Delta variant. The adjusted alert level 4 restrictions, which will include a 9pm to 4am curfew, will be in place for 14 days, reports Sdb Live News. Addressing the nation this evening 27th June, 2021, the president said […]

todayJune 27, 2021 36

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China administers over 900m doses of COVID-19 vaccines

Over 900 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in China as of Monday, the National Health Commission said on Tuesday. The commission vowed to ensure a steady vaccine supply and continue to facilitate mass vaccination. China announced on June 3 that it had administered more than 700 million doses of vaccines, and has since administered another 200 million doses in less than two weeks’ time.

todayJune 15, 2021 8

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World Bank, AU to deploy vaccines for 400m Africans

The World Bank (WB) and the African Union (AU)’s COVID-19 Africa Vaccine Acquisition Task Team (AVATT) have announced a decision to work together to deploy vaccines for 400 million Africans. The pledge came after the president of the World Bank, David Malpass, met with the AVATT to discuss ways to accelerate vaccine deployment to Africa, according to a joint statement by the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA). The AVATT […]

todayJune 15, 2021 4

Coronavirus

Philippines records 5,389 new COVID-19 cases, 118 more deaths

The Philippines’ Department of Health (DOH), on Tuesday reported 5,389 new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infections, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the Southeast Asian country to 1,327,431. The death toll climbed to 22,963 after 118 more patients died from the viral disease according to the DOH. The Philippines, with a population of more than 110 million, had tested more than 13 million people since the outbreak in January […]

todayJune 15, 2021 2

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Health: How to overcome memory loss; point no 6 will shock you

Have you ever entered a room and then wondered why? You know you went in for something, but was it to grab your keys, or your headphones, or to turn off the lights? You remember soon enough, but the momentary blip raises a concern: Are you losing your memory? Is it already lost? Relax for a second, and remember this: You can prevent this from happening. Science used to think […]

todayJune 11, 2021 64

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Breaking: New Covid-19 Restriction imposed

News reaching our desk states that the federal government has reintroduced COVID-19 restrictions across all 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). This was declared by Dr Mukhtar Mohammed, a member of Presidential Steering Committee (PSC) on COVID-19. This new directive takes effect from midnight of Tuesday 11th May 2021 Mohammed, who is the Head of Technical Secretariat of the PSC, made the announcement while briefing reporters on Monday […]

todayMay 10, 2021 9

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Marijuana Removed by UN from the List of Most Dangerous Drugs

The United Nations' Commission for Narcotic Drugs had voted on Wednesday to exclude cannabis from Schedule IV of the 1961 single Convention on Narcotic Drugs after recommendations from the World Health Organization (WHO) This decision is expected to impact the use of marijuana and its research throughout the world in years to come. Before the vote took place on Wednesday, marijuana was listed alongside drugs such as heroin, methadone, morphine, […]

todayDecember 3, 2020 1

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