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Covid patients with gum disease NINE TIMES more likely to die, study warns

The research, published in the Journal of Clinical Periodontology revealed that patients with the oral condition were 3.5 times more likely to be admitted to intensive care.

Edo has capacity to conduct 600 Covid-19 test daily – Gov Obaseki

“In our COVID-19 response, we provided funding and platform for the set up of three additional Real Time-PCR Molecular Reference Laboratory in Edo State, with a daily testing capacity of 600 test per day at the Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital, (ISTH), University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH), Edo Specialist Hospital and Lily Hospital.”

Research: Pandemic lockdown may have increased nearsightedness (myopia) in China

The greatest increase in nearsightedness was among 6-year-olds, where the prevalence jumped from 5.7% in 2019 to 21.5% in 2020. Nearsightedness doubled among 7-year-olds over previous years, and increased 1.4 times in 8-year-olds.

Breaking: Pope Francis, ex-pope Benedict get virus vaccines – Vatican

Pope Francis had announced during an interview with Italian television station Tg5 on Sunday that he planned to receive the vaccine this week.

Nigeria lacks facilities for vaccine trials, says Tomori

Aside the COVAX facility, the Federal Ministry of Health is having a lot of follow up meetings for Non COVAX vaccines to come into the country but they will have to be accredited by NAFDAC and the phases will be fastened to fast track the process of getting this vaccination but the emphasis is not just in getting the vaccines but for them to be safe and effective.”

UAE says Sinopharm vaccine has 86% efficacy against COVID-19

The analysis also shows "99% seroconversion rate of neutralizing antibody and 100% effectiveness in preventing moderate and severe cases of the disease", the ministry said in a statement carried by the state news agency.

36 UCH nurses are already infected with COVID-19 – NANNM

“At least, 36 of us were infected at UCH. Some (infections) were severe, some mild, some moderate. But, to the glory of God, we all came out of it.

Sputnik V vaccine is 91.4% effective according to interim data, says Russia

Around 40,000 volunteers are taking part in the Phase 3 trials in Russia, of which more than 22,000 volunteers were vaccinated with the first dose and more than 19,000 with the first and second doses, according to the statement.

‘World’s biggest’ PPE manufacturer forced to shut factories as thousands of workers test positive for Covid

The glove maker has 47 factories and of that 41 are in Malaysia. but many of its workers are from Nepal and they live in crowded dormitory complexes.

Scientist behind coronavirus vaccine insists it’s safe with ‘no serious side effects’

“We did not see any other serious side effects which would result in pausing or halting of the study,”

Yellow fever: Nigeria records 222 suspected cases, 76 deaths in 3 states as fever resurfaces

“Between the 1st and 11th of November 2020, a total of 222 suspected cases, 19 confirmed cases and 76 deaths have been reported from these three states.”

First man cured of HIV infection now has terminal cancer

Dr. Gero Huetter, a blood cancer expert at the University of Berlin, believed that a marrow transplant was Brown’s best chance of beating the leukemia. He wondered, could he also cure Brown’s other life-threatening disease by using a donor with a gene mutation that provides natural resistance to the AIDS virus?

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Move to recall Okorocha from Senate deepens as traditional rulers endorse process

The decision was taken on Monday after the 48-hour ultimatum given to Okorocha to apologise to Imo people, expired. Okorocha had been asked to apologise for unsealing the Royal Palm Spring Hotel and Apartment linked to his wife, which the government had already sealed.

Oil thief bags three years in Port Harcourt

He was convicted on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 after pleading "guilty" to one count amended charge that borders on conspiracy and illegal dealing in petroleum products, contrary to Section 1 (1) (a) and punishable under Section 1 (17) (a) of the Miscellaneous Offences Act, CAP M17 of the Reverse Edition (Laws of the Federation of Nigeria) 2007.

Farmers count losses as fire ravages farmlands in Ekiti

The physically distraught farmer appealed to the government, private and religious organisations, as well as public spirited individuals to assist him, saying that the move would enable him to come back to life.

Boko Haram withdraws from Dikwa after killing five soldiers

The Nigerian military has repeatedly claimed that the insurgency had been largely defeated and frequently underplays any losses.