President Buhari, Osinbajo and Other Leaders Will Receive COVID-19 Vaccine on Live TV – Shuaib

The Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency, Faisal Shuaib, has announced that Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari will receive Covid-19 vaccine on live television, alongside other top and prominent Nigerian leaders including Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, and the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss…

FG Sanction Passport Holders, Travellers, Govt. Officials For Skipping COVID-19 Test Protocols

The Federal Government has sanctioned travellers, government officials and other passport holders; for failing to undergo compulsory COVID-19 tests after returning into the country. Dr Sani Aliyu – the National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19 – spoke extensively in a video released on Twitter; by the Ministry of Information and Culture on…

COVID 19: More NYSC Members Test Positive, PTF Speaks On Rising Rate Of Infections, Commences Sanctioning of Defaulting Passengers

The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on Covid-19 has announced that 731 members of Batch B National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) have tested positive for coronavirus. Mr Boss Mustapha– The Chairman of the PTF on Covid-19 – had informed the public during Tuesday’s briefing at Abuja. The Chairman who spoke extensively, explained that the PTF had…

Johnson defends COVID-19 strategy as UK infections soar

Johnson defends COVID-19 strategy as UK infections soar

BRITISH Prime Minister Boris Johnson yesterday defended his handling of the coronavirus pandemic despite weeks of rising infections, but warned that the country faced a “bumpy” winter ahead. Britain has Europe’s highest coronavirus death toll, at more than 42,400, and Johnson’s Conservative government is facing criticism from all sides. Opponents said tougher social restrictions are…

China vaccine

CHINA’S VACCINE SHOWS ‘NO SIDE EFFECTS’, SAYS RUSSIAN PHARMACEUTICAL FIRM

CHINA’S coronavirus candidate vaccine caused no side effects among recruits in Moscow as part of large-scale clinical trials. Russia approved Phase 3 trials of the Chinese vaccine developed by CanSino Biologics, a Chinese high-tech biopharmaceutical company, and a research team with the Academy of Military Sciences in August. “At the moment, the volunteers are doing…

BRITISH RESEARCHERS TO TEST COVID-19 VACCINE ON VOLUNTEERS DELIBERATELY INFECTED WITH VIRUS

British researchers are reportedly set to run clinical trials in which volunteers are deliberately infected with Covid-19 to test the effectiveness of potential vaccines. So-called “challenge trials” are expected to begin in January at a quarantine facility in London, according to the Financial Times, which cited people involved in the project. About 2,000 participants are said…

UCH NURSES, PHARMACISTS, LAB SCIENTISTS, OTHER HEALTH WORKERS JOIN JOHESU NATIONWIDE STRIKE

Healthcare workers at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, on Monday, joined the nationwide strike called by the Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU). The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that many essential places in the hospital, including the pharmacy, the medical records section and two of the main gates into the hospital were locked.…

MANAGEMENT OF OBESITY

The main treatment for obesity consists of weight loss via calorie restricted dieting and physical exercise. Dieting, as part of a lifestyle change, produces sustained weight loss, despite slow weight regain over time. Although 87% of participants in the National Weight Control Registry were able to maintain 10% body weight loss for 10 years, the…

OBESITY: CONTINUATION ON CAUSES

Sedentary lifestyle A sedentary lifestyle plays a significant role in obesity. Worldwide there has been a large shift towards less physically demanding work, and currently at least 30% of the world’s population gets insufficient exercise. This is primarily due to increasing use of mechanized transportation and a greater prevalence of labor-saving technology in the home.…