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INSOMNIA IN ADULTS LINKED TO HEART ATTACK AND STROKE

Do you suffer from insomnia? You may be more likely to suffer a heart attack or stroke or develop heart disease, according to a new study published Wednesday. “This is

WHY NIGERIANS SEEK MEDICAL CARE ABROAD – BUHARI

President Muhammadu Buhari has named the poor attitude of health workers across Nigeria as a major reason for the growing culture of Nigerians seeking medical care outside the country. The

NYAOPE, THE DRUG EPIDEMIC IN SOUTH AFRICA

Golden Mtika, a crime reporter in Johannesburg with AFRICA EYE tells the story of Nyaope. The highly addictive heroin-based narcotic which sometimes contains HIV medication. This is a story of

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ARE SOUTH AFRICA’S PUBLIC HOSPITALS ‘OVERBURDENED’ BY FOREIGN PATIENTS?

With elections looming in South Africa the debate about migration is again hotting up. But do foreign nationals take up hospital beds meant for locals? South Africa’s health system was

AFRICAN INNOVATIONS THAT COULD CHANGE THE WORLD

Welcome, to the bleeding-edge of African innovation: VR, 3D printing, AI and the rest. The continent isn’t just driving technological change for Africa, but for the world. Click through  to discover

HAND DRYERS SUCK IN FECAL BACTERIA AND BLOW IT ALL OVER YOUR HANDS, STUDY FINDS

We know fecal bacteria shoots into the air when a lidless toilet flushes — a phenomenon known, grossly, as a “toilet plume.” But in bathrooms where such plumes gush regularly,

DO A THIRD OF ADULTS IN NIGERIA SUFFER FROM HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE?

Claim: One out of every three adults in Nigeria has high blood pressure. Source: Dr. Okechukwu Ogah, president of the Nigerian Cardiac Society (October 2018) Verdict: Mostly correct Explainer: 28.9%

NIGERIA RUNS LOW ON SNAKEBITE ANTIDOTE

Thousands of people are bitten by snakes in Nigeria every year, and many people die or lose their limbs because of a shortage of antivenoms. Snake bites kill more than