Health Risk Associated With Consumption Of Genetically Modified Food Substances In Nigeria

In recent time, Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) or Genetically Engineered (GE) food substances were approved to be grown in Nigeria and the issue continues to generate debate for and against in many quarters. For those that are not agriculturally or scientifically biased; GMO means, those food substances that have been genetically altered or in other words, those whose genetic materials have been altered from its naturally occurring state. In another concept, genes from other sources have been introduced into these food substances and for various reasons such as an increase in quantity, size, growth rate, color /pigment, taste, among others.

Niger State Gov’t Voices Concerns over Use of Steroids By Livestock Farmers

In a bid to curb the excessive use of steroids on livestock and its implication on public health, the Niger state government has raised concerns over use steroids by livestock farmers and butchers across the twenty-five (25), Local Government Area of the State.  

U.S Foundation To Setup Dialysis Centres In Nigeria

A U.S based Nigerian foundation, Handover Heals Foundation, said it planned to setup state-of-the-art dialysis centres in Anambra and other states in Nigeria.

Chief Executive Officer and President of the foundation, Ms Ukay Chima-Jorji, during the foundation's 2018 Award and Gala Night in New jersey, revealed that the chronic kidney disease was assuming disturbing epidemic proportions in the country.

Ebola Epidemic In DR Congo Stabilizing - Who

The World health Organisation (WHO) have hinted that the current outbreak of Ebola virus disease ravaging Democratic Republic of Congo, seems to be stabilizing, though the disease still has an element of springing surprise.

According to Reuters, WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said "It's stabilizing. We're optimistic, cautiously optimistic."

A statement by the Adamawa State Ministry of Health on Monday, has confirmed 19 new cases of cholera in Mubi North and Mubi South Local Government Areas (LGAs) respectively.

The Information Officer of the ministry, Mohammed Abubakar, said that 16 of the new cases were recorded in Mubi South LGA, while the other three happened in Mubi North.

CDC Cautions Against Salmonella Outbreak From Pre-Cut Melons

Up to 60 persons fell sick over the weekend in different places of salmonella poisoning after they consumed contaminated pre-cut melon purchased from retailers.

Among the people who were sickened from the deadly bacteria, 31 went for medical attention complaining of symptoms including vomiting, fever and diarrhea, reported.

Researchers at Stanford University and Chan Zuckerberg Biohub have identified sets of cell-free RNA (cfRNA) biomarkers in the blood of pregnant women that can be used to predict a woman's risk of premature birth.

A pregnant woman's risk of delivering early can depend on factors such as a previous preterm birth, certain pregnancy or medical complications, preeclampsia, stress or diabetes. A woman can also have a premature birth even if she has no known risk factors.

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