Miscarriage Rates ‘43% Higher’ in Black Women

Black women face a significantly higher risk of having a miscarriage than white, research suggests. The…

Austria Suspends AstraZeneca Covid-19 Vaccine Batch after Death

Austrian authorities have suspended inoculations with a batch of AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine as a precaution while…

Buhari, Osinbajo To Take COVID-19 Vaccine On Saturday, Says NPHCDA Boss

The Executive Director of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency, (NPHCDA) Dr. Faisal Shuaib has…

Dolly Parton Gets COVID-19 Vaccine, Urges Fans To Do Same

From “Jolene” to “Vaccine” — country music legend Dolly Parton has received her first COVID-19 shot and urged…

Nigerian Govt Launches Strategy For Effective COVID-19 Vaccination

Ahead of the receipt of the first batch of the COVAX vaccines, the Federal Government is…

‘It’s like we’re trying our best to help the virus’: A fourth wave is looming if US fails to contain COVID-19 variants, experts say

COVID-19 infection and hospitalization rates are falling nationwide, but experts talk in dire terms about what will happen…

COVID-19 Will Remain With Us – ECDC Chief

The world should be prepared for the coronavirus to continue to circulate long-term despite the roll-out…

WHO Expresses Concern About SA Vaccine Rollout Halt

The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned against jumping to conclusions about the efficacy of coronavirus…

UK Trial to Test Combining Pfizer and AstraZeneca Vaccines in Two-shot Regimen

Britain on Thursday launched a trial to assess the immune responses generated if doses of the…

WHO Team Visits Wuhan Virus Lab at Center of Origin Speculation

World Health Organization investigators on Wednesday visited a research center in the Chinese city of Wuhan…

J&J Vaccine Adds to Covid-19 Armoury, Includes South African Variant

Johnson & Johnson said on Friday that its single-dose vaccine was 66% effective in preventing Covid-19…

COVID-19 Vaccine: Firms Must Deliver, Says EU Chief

Companies producing Covid-19 vaccines “must deliver”, EU chief Ursula von der Leyen said on Tuesday as…

Moderna Vaccine Appears to Work against New Covid Variants

Moderna’s Covid vaccine appears to work against new, more infectious variants of the pandemic virus found…

As pandemic worsens, Biden unveils ambitious Covid-19 strategy

Joe Biden’s administration unveiled a detailed Covid-19 roadmap Thursday to boost vaccinations and testing while centering…

Mass Covid Vaccination Centres to Open in England

Thousands more people will receive a Covid-19 vaccine this week as seven mass centres open across…

Nigerian Governors Concerned About Covid Vaccine Availability, Urge Local Production

Nigerian state governors want the federal government to expedite actions on local production of Covid-19 vaccine…

Nigeria Records Six More Deaths As COVID-19 Cases Near 96,000

Nigeria’s COVID-19 death toll hit 1,330 on Thursday after six more people battling the disease lost…

WHO Endorses Pfizer Vaccine for Covid-19 Immunisation in Nigeria

As Nigeria prepares to take delivery of Covid-19 vaccines by the end of January,  the  World…

EU Agency Fast Tracks Moderna Vaccine Decision To Jan 6

The EU’s medicines watchdog said on Thursday that it had brought forward the date for a…

COVID- 19: Kaduna Shuts Schools Over Spike In Infections

The Kaduna State Ministry of Education has shut down all public schools across the 23 Local…

US Approves Pfizer Vaccine As Millions Of Doses Begin Shipping

The US green-lighted the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine late Friday, paving the way for millions of vulnerable…

Nigeria warned of possible new COVID-19 wave, authorities eye vaccine in early 2021

Nigeria may be on the verge of a second wave of COVID-19 infections, the health minister…

Covid-19: Isolation Centres Prepare for Reopening as Fear of ‘Second Wave’ Hits Nigeria

The Nigerian government has directed health workers to be on red alert and has asked Covid-19…

US Panel Endorses Widespread Use of Pfizer Covid-19 Vaccine

A US government advisory panel endorsed widespread use of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine Thursday, putting the country…

Ahead of Vaccine Approval Vote, US Regulator Says Pfizer Offers Strong Protection After First Dose

US regulators have confirmed the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid vaccine is 95% effective, paving the way for it…

90-Year-Old British Grandmother First To Receive Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine

A 90-year-old British grandmother became the first person in a Western country to receive an approved…

UNICEF Seeks $2.5bn For Mideast Children As COVID-19 Deepens Poverty

The UN children’s agency Monday appealed for $2.5 billion in new funds for 39 million children…

Global Attention as UK Starts Huge Covid-19 Vaccination Tuesday

Final checks took place on Sunday on the deliveries of the coronavirus vaccine developed by American…

UN Chief Warns Of Long Road Ahead After Vaccines

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned Thursday that the world could be fighting the aftershocks of the…

US Hits Record Covid-19 Cases and Hospitalisations

Record-high coronavirus infections and hospitalisations have been reported in the US, with fears they will not…

UN: Food has run out for nearly 100,000 refugees in Ethiopia

The United Nations says food has now run out for the nearly 100,000 refugees from Eritrea…

UK First Country to Approve Pfizer/BioNTech Covid Vaccine for Mass Roll Out

The UK has become the first country in the world to approve the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine…

Covid-19: Lung Damage ‘Identified’ in Study

Covid-19 could be causing lung abnormalities still detectable more than three months after patients are infected,…

Nigeria Braces for Global Politics of Vaccines

Nigeria’s federal government has owned up that acquiring the Covid-19 vaccine for the public is a…

UK Secures Two Million More Doses of Moderna’s Covid-19 Vaccine

Britain has secured two million doses of Moderna Inc’s COVID-19 vaccine candidate, to be available in…

New Study Explains Why Africa Defied Dire Predictions to Survive Deadly Covid-19

A new study by a consortium of African medical doctors has given reasons why the Covid-19…

UK City to Start Mass Coronavirus Vaccination December 7

The British Army is to take over part of Ashton Gate Stadium in South Bristol next…

Type O Blood Linked to Lower Covid Risk

A large study adds to evidence that people with type O or Rh−negative blood may be…

India’s Pharmaceutical Giant To Make 100 Million Sputnik V COVID-19 Vaccines

One of the developers of Russia’s Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine announced Friday that India-based drugmaker Hetero…

South Korea Braces for Bed Shortages as Coronavirus Cases Near Nine-month High

South Korea reported more than 500 new coronavirus cases for the second consecutive day on Friday,…

Covid-19 Vaccines for Africa ‘Might Not Be Available Until Second Quarter of 2021’

Africa may have to wait until the second quarter of 2021 to roll out vaccines, according…

Nigeria Working Closely With WHO To Access COVID-19 Vaccines, Says PTF

The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 says Nigerian authorities are working closely with the World…

China Tests Millions after Coronavirus Flare-ups in Three Cities

Chinese authorities are testing millions of people, imposing lockdowns and shutting down schools after multiple locally…

Malaria Cases Rise In Jigawa After Flood Hits 17 LGAs

Malaria cases in Jigawa State have risen as a result of the flood that killed dozens…

Pfizer Seeks Emergency Use Authorization For Coronavirus Vaccine

Pfizer and BioNTech on Friday submitted to the US Food and Drug Administration for emergency use…

Donald Trump Jr. Tests Positive for Covid-19

Donald Trump Jr., the son of US President Donald Trump, tested positive for Covid-19 this week,…

Mexico Passes 100,000 Coronavirus Deaths

Mexico has passed the 100,000 mark in COVID-19 deaths, becoming only the fourth country, behind the…

India’s COVID-19 Cases Surpasses Nine Million As Delhi Struggles

India’s coronavirus caseload passed nine million on Friday, as hospitals in the capital New Delhi came under increasing…

COVID-19 Vaccine Roll Out Approachers As US Closes Early For Holidays

US giant Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech prepared Friday to file an emergency request to…

Lufthansa Cargo Prepared to Fly Covid Vaccines Worldwide

Germany’s largest airline Lufthansa says it’s cargo unit is ready to fly a possible coronavirus vaccine…

Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine Deliveries Could Start ‘Before Christmas’

Pfizer could secure emergency U.S. and European authorization for their COVID-19 vaccine next month after final…

US MasterChef Junior Star Dies Aged 14 from Rare Cancer

MasterChef Junior star Ben Watkins has died aged 14 from a rare form of cancer, his…

New York Orders Schools to Close on Thursday as US Records 250,000 Covid Deaths

The US has recorded more than 250,000 deaths from Covid-19, a bleak marker as cases soar…

DR Congo Announces End of Ebola Outbreak

The Democratic Republic of Congo has said it is now Ebola-free after more than 40 days without…

Health Commissioner Claims No Strange Death In Kogi, Says 43 People Died In Enugu Border Town

Following an alarm raised by a lawmaker representing Olamaboro Constituency in the Kogi State House of…

UK Tops 50,000 Coronavirus Deaths as Italy Reaches One Million Infections

The United Kingdom has surpassed 50,000 deaths linked to COVID-19, with a recent rise in infections…

Turkey Bans Smoking in Public Areas as Covid Cases Increase

Turkey on Wednesday banned smoking in crowded public places to slow a recent surge in symptomatic…

Niger State Governor Tests Positive to COVID-19

Governor of Niger state in north-central Nigeria, Abubakar Sani Bello, has announced that he has tested…

15 die of mysterious disease in Nigeria’s Delta State

At least 15 people have died of an unknown disease in the Ute Okpu and Idumesa…

Madrid’s Militao Tests Positive For COVID-19

Real Madrid defender Eder Militao has contracted coronavirus on the eve of the Champions League group…

WHO chief in quarantine after contact tests positive for Covid-19

The World Health Organization chief said late Sunday that he was self-quarantining after someone he had…

Scientists Invent New Method To Treat Cancer Without Drugs

A research team in Singapore has devised an experimental treatment approach that causes cancer cells to…

FG reveals when COVID-19 vaccines will be available, cautions Nigerians against abandoning preventive measures

– Nigeria’s health minister, Ehanire, has cautioned Nigerians against abandoning Covid-19 prevention measures – Ehanire said…

Nationwide Strike: JOHESU Declares

The Joint Health Workers Union (JOHESU) has asked its members to withdraw their services and embark on…

Lassa Fever kills 80 Lives In Ondo State

Lassa fever has recorded more fatalities than the much pronounced Coronavirus disease in Ondo State as…

First Volunteer Receives Italian Anti-COVID-19 Vaccine

An Italian hospital said on Monday it had inoculated a first volunteer with an anti-COVID-19 vaccine…

US Approves Plasma To Treat COVID-19, Global Death Toll Above 800,000

The United States announced an emergency authorization to use blood plasma from recovered coronavirus patients as…

Aisha Buhari Returns From UAE Medical Trip, Calls For Better Hospitals In Nigeria

Nigeria’s First Lady, Aisha Buhari, on Saturday announced her return from medical treatment in the United…

We’ve learnt to strengthen our health system, says Ehanire

The Minister of Health Dr Osagie Ehanire, has said the COVID-19 pandemic has taught the country…

Bitter Kola: The 7 health benefits of this plant are incredible

Bitter Kola does not only increase sex drive, it also improves the sexual performance of men…

You need to read this before eating that pork

Pigs: their meat (pork) comes with health risks Pig meat or pork is said to be…

Ebola Cases Rise In New DR Congo Outbreak

The Ebola outbreak in the DR Congo’s northwest is growing, according to health officials, sounding the…

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Supreme court justice has cancer again

US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has said she is undergoing chemotherapy for a recurrence…

Fertility rate: ‘Jaw-dropping’ global crash in children being born

James Gallagher Health and science correspondent reported that the world is ill-prepared for the global crash…

Sudan Criminalises Female Genital Mutilation

Sudan’s sovereign council, the highest authority in the country, on Friday ratified a law criminalising female…

Strange pneumonia deadlier than COVID-19 around, China warns

A pneumonia patient under care in Kazakhstan China has raised an alarm over a mystery pneumonia,…

WHO Declares Sri Lanka, Maldives Measles-Free

Measles and rubella have been eradicated from Sri Lanka and the Maldives after decades of immunisation…

WHO Studying Evidence Showing Airborne Transmission Of COVID-19 Virus

The WHO said Tuesday it would study fresh evidence on airborne transmission of the coronavirus, after…

Kenya To Ease Lockdown, Resume International Flights

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday announced a “phased reopening” of the country, with the resumption…

Surge in COVID-19 cases among VIPs worries Federal Govt.

The Federal Government has expressed concern over the high rate of positive cases of the coronavirus…

Resident Doctors Embark On Indefinite Strike

Members of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) have embarked on an indefinite nationwide strike.…

COVID-19: Cancer drug may quench inflammation in severely ill patients

An international clinical trial has been launched after a cancer drug that targets the root cause…

Nigeria Records 663 New COVID-19 Cases, Total Infections Now 13,464

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 663 new positive cases of coronavirus (COVID-19)…

Nigeria Records 315 New COVID-19 Cases, Total Infections Now 12,801

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 315 new positive cases of coronavirus (COVID-19)…

Coronavirus: Lockdowns in Europe saved millions of lives

Lockdowns have saved more than three million lives from coronavirus in Europe, a study estimates. The…

Coronavirus: AstraZeneca to begin making potential vaccine

Drug company AstraZeneca is to start producing a potential vaccine for coronavirus, its boss has told…

EU Launches Anti-Virus Air Bridge For DR Congo

The European Union will on Sunday launch a humanitarian air bridge to support the fight against…

Nigeria Records 348 New COVID-19 Cases, Total Infections Exceed 11,000

Nigeria has recorded an additional 348 COVID-19 cases, taking the total number of infections in the country…

COVID-19: WHO makes u-turn on Chloroquine trial

The World Health Organization (WHO) has made a u-turn and is resuming hydrochloroquine trial for treatment…