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What’s the Difference Between An STD and An STI?

What’s the Difference Between An STD and An STI?

Think back to when you first heard the term sexually transmitted disease (STD). Middle school, right? Probably in a classroom where giggles and darting eyes abounded, sandwiched between information on where babies come from and the lowdown on your period. But fast-forward a few years (to, like, now) and all of a sudden everyone is […]

‘Nigeria Loses 3,000 Women, Children To Preventable Diseases Daily’

‘Nigeria Loses 3,000 Women, Children To Preventable Diseases Daily’

Nigeria loses 3,000 children and women daily to preventable diseases due to poor access to basic healthcare, the Executive Director of the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency, (NPHCDA), Faisal Shuaib has said. Mr. Shuaib said some the children die before their fifth birthdays because of the country’s poor health system. Speaking at a workshop on […]

Africa: Dispel Rumours to Fix Immunisation’s Image Problems

Africa: Dispel Rumours to Fix Immunisation’s Image Problems

Vaccine programmes can trigger fears of conspiracies and oppression. It’s time they got more collaborative. The world is becoming more crowded. People flock to cities, millions flee smouldering conflicts in refugee camps, and some countries experience population booms. As people’s space for living, building and farming shrinks, the challenges go beyond providing shelter, infrastructure and […]

10 symptoms of cancer you could be missing

10 symptoms of cancer you could be missing

A lump in the breast, sudden weight loss and blood in the stools. We think we know the signs of cancer. Except we don’t – and now experts are encouraging people to be more aware of less-known symptoms that could signal early disease and report them to their GPs. In the UK, one in two […]