Obafemi Awolowo University’s COVID-19 Drugs Ready Soon – VC

The Vice-Chancellor of  Africa’s most beautiful university, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Professor Eyitope Ogunbodede, has disclosed that the institution’s COVID-19 drugs will be ready soon. He said this on Tuesday during a media briefing heralding the events marking the 60th anniversary of the establishment of the university. The VC, who was flanked by the new Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Council of the university, Owelle Oscar … Continue reading Obafemi Awolowo University’s COVID-19 Drugs Ready Soon – VC

Guinness World Record: South African woman gives birth to 10 babies

A South African woman has given birth to 10 babies, breaking the Guinness World Record held by Malian Halima Cissé, who gave birth to nine children in Morocco last month. Gosiame Thamara Sithole, 37, gave birth to her decuplets – two more than doctors had earlier detected during the medical scans – at a hospital in Pretoria last night. Sithole, who has six-year-old twins, said … Continue reading Guinness World Record: South African woman gives birth to 10 babies

US approves first new Alzheimer’s drug in 20 years

The first new treatment for Alzheimer’s disease for nearly 20 years has been approved by regulators in the United States, paving the way for its use in the UK. Aducanumab targets the underlying cause of Alzheimer’s, the most common form of dementia, rather than its symptoms. Charities have welcomed the news of a new therapy for the condition. But scientists are divided over its potential … Continue reading US approves first new Alzheimer’s drug in 20 years

Biden’s vaccination goal faces roadblocks in the South

President Biden’s push to get 70% of Americans vaccinated by the Fourth of July is hitting roadblocks, even with million-dollar lotteries and free beer. Sixty-two percent of U.S. adults had received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine as of last week. This week, it’s inched up to almost 64%.  But in a handful of states — mostly in the South — fewer than half … Continue reading Biden’s vaccination goal faces roadblocks in the South

FG : $1.5m Clinical Trial Funding Delays First Local COVID-19 Vaccine

The Federal Government on Thursday explained that the production of the first local vaccine for COVID-19 was being threatened by its inability to raise the $1.5 million cost of clinical trial. Health Minister, Dr Osagie Ehanire, who disclosed this at the ministerial press briefing organized by the Presidential Communication Team at the State House, Abuja stressed that a Nigerian researcher had developed a COVID-19 vaccine … Continue reading FG : $1.5m Clinical Trial Funding Delays First Local COVID-19 Vaccine

COVID-19: FG approves N5.6bn for maintenance, construction of oxygen plants

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved N5.6 billion for the establishment of oxygen production plants in each of the 36 states of the country and the federal capital territory. The presidential steering committee (PSC) on COVID-19 had, on Monday, announced that one of its three major areas of focus will be to increase oxygen reserve capacity in case there is a third wave of the pandemic. … Continue reading COVID-19: FG approves N5.6bn for maintenance, construction of oxygen plants

Makinde urged residence to take advantage of the Oyo State Health Insurance Scheme

…Commissions High Dependency Unit at LAUTECH Teaching Hospital, Ogbomosho As part of ongoing efforts to standardize healthcare facilities in the state, Oyo State Governor, ‘Seyi Makinde on Monday, commissioned the newly completed High Dependency Unit (HDU) at the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, (LAUTECH)Teaching Hospital, Ogbomosho. The governor in his address while commissioning the HDU noted that the facility will provide extensive health services for … Continue reading Makinde urged residence to take advantage of the Oyo State Health Insurance Scheme

Anti-vax evangelical pastor Rick Wiles hospitalized with COVID-19, given oxygen

An anti-vaccine evangelical Christian pastor has contracted COVID-19 after describing the available vaccines as “global genocide.” Rick Wiles, who runs a conspiracy website called TruNews while serving as the head pastor at Flowing Streams Church in Florida, has refused to get vaccinated and has spoken about it in videos posted on social media, according to Newsweek. “I am not going to be vaccinated,” he said in … Continue reading Anti-vax evangelical pastor Rick Wiles hospitalized with COVID-19, given oxygen

China reports first human case of H10N3 bird flu

A 41-year-old man in China’s eastern province of Jiangsu has been confirmed as the first human case of infection with a rare strain of bird flu known as H10N3, Beijing’s National Health Commission (NHC) said on Tuesday. Many different strains of bird flu are present in China and some sporadically infect people, usually those working with poultry. There is no indication that H10N3 can spread … Continue reading China reports first human case of H10N3 bird flu

Becker worried for Osaka’s career following French Open withdrawal

Naomi Osaka’s career could be in danger because of her mental health issues, according to six-time Grand Slam champion Boris Becker. The 23-year-old Osaka withdrew from the French Open on Monday following the controversy surrounding her refusal to take part in post-match media conferences.  In a statement on Monday the Japanese player said she had made the decision to withdraw in order to avoid the … Continue reading Becker worried for Osaka’s career following French Open withdrawal