Health

CB Health Department sets first flu-shot clinic

CB Health Department sets first flu-shot clinic

Children and the elderly are particularly vulnerable. The cost of the flu shot depends on the patient's insurance. It has put so much pressure on public hospitals that governments are paying private hospitals to treat the overflow. It is heartening that federal Health Minister Greg Hunt has asked Chief Medical Officer Brendan Murphy to advise on ways to strengthen the National Immunisation Program, including pushing pharmaceutical companies to develop stronger vaccines.


President Buhari reportedly signs proclamation which officially proscribes IPOB

President Buhari reportedly signs proclamation which officially proscribes IPOB

He specifically praised the UN Security Council for humanitarian assistance and pledges in the Lake Chad Basin. Noting, in particular, the "exemplary show of solidarity" by the worldwide community in confronting threats posed by the Boko Haram and Al Qaida terrorist groups in the Sahel and Lake Chad Basin region, he urged greater cooperation between the United Nations and regional organizations in conflict prevention and management.


The world is running out of antibiotics, WHO report warns

The world is running out of antibiotics, WHO report warns

The remarks come after a new World Health Organization report found a serious lack of new drugs in development to combat the growing threat of antibiotic resistance. Gram-negative bacteria are getting less research attention because they are harder to find drugs against. The rest are just modifications of drugs that already exist and may already be compromised.



Data of up to 400000 Britons stolen in Equifax hack

The Information Commissioner's Office, a.k.a. the UK's data protection authority, said they have been "pressing the firm to establish the scale of any impact on United Kingdom citizens and have also been engaging with relevant USA and United Kingdom agencies about the nature of the data breach ".