Nigeria clinches first position in world abortion pill search
Ghana and Nigeria are the two countries with the highest search interest in Misoprostol, an abortion pill, the BBC reports. According to the BBC, data of countries who search for abortion pills the most, was sourced from Google. Google data shows how often exact phrases are searched about a topic.... Read more
About 700 get Ebola vaccine in Congo; more cases possible
Congo’s health ministry says more than 680 people have received Ebola vaccinations in three health zones where cases of the deadly virus have been confirmed. Health experts are pushing to find contacts of those infected. The World Health Organization this week estimated there could be up to 300 cases... Read more
China exceeds U.S. in healthy life span for first time – WHO
China has exceeded U.S. in healthy life span for the first time since records began, according to WHO data. The figures show Chinese newborns in 2016 can expect 68.7 years of healthy life, compared with 68.5 years for American babies. The world health body said American babies can still... Read more
Ebola vaccinations kick-off in Congo today
Health workers in Democratic Republic of Congo will begin a vaccination campaign today  aimed at containing an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus. A spokeswoman for the health ministry, Jessica Ilunga said 4,000 doses of vaccine were shipped on Saturday to Mbandaka, which last week registered the first cases in... Read more
Depressed men may become infertile- Study
A study published Thursday in the journal Fertility and Sterility showed that among couples receiving infertility treatment, depression in the male partner was linked to lower pregnancy chances. The study also linked a class of antidepressants known as non-selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors (non-SSRIs) to a higher risk of early... Read more
Ebola: First doses of experimental vaccine arrive DR Congo
The first 4,000 doses of experimental vaccine provided by the World Health Organisation (WHO) to combat against the Ebola outbreak has arrived on Wednesday in Kinshasa, the capital city of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The WHO on Monday gave the go-ahead to officials in the DRC to import... Read more
Ebola outbreak in Congo, 17 people dead
At least 17 people have died in an area of northwestern Democratic Republic of Congo where health officials have now confirmed an outbreak of Ebola, the health ministry said on Tuesday. It is the ninth time Ebola has been recorded in the central African nation, whose eastern Ebola river... Read more
Researchers stumble on drug that can reverse baldness
Baldness could be a thing of the past thanks to a new drug shown to enhance hair growth. Researchers from the University of Manchester’s Centre for Dermatology Research found the drug, originally designed as a treatment for osteoporosis, has a “dramatic stimulatory effect” on human hair follicles donated by... Read more
Ebola resurfaces, kills 17 in Congo
Ebola deadly virus, that raged in some African countries several years ago, has staged a return in northwest part of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), killing 17 people. Congo’s health ministry on Tuesday described the fresh outbreak as a “public health emergency with international impact.” “Twenty-one cases of fever... Read more
Nigeria’s elections among world most expensive
Nigeria’s elections are among  the most expensive in the world, with the cost soaring from a little above N1 billion in 1999 to over N100 billion in 2015, investigations by Daily Trust have shown. The country’s huge cost of elections has surpassed that of the world’s largest democracy, India,... Read more