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Bauchi confirms outbreak of yellow fever

The Bauchi State Government has confirmed an outbreak of yellow fever, days after 4 students of the College of Education, Waka-Biu in Born state were confirmed dead while 12 others were hospitalised after a field trip to the Yankari Game Reserve.   Bauchi State Primary Health Care Development Agency Executive Secretary, Dr Rilwan …

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Vaginal steaming leaves woman with severe second degree burns

A 62-year-old Canadian woman who attempted so-called “vaginal steaming” suffered a second-degree burn. The gynaecological misadventure, reported in the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada, occurred after the woman tried the Goop-endorsed practise as a means of remedying vaginal prolapse, which eMedicineHealth describes as a condition in which structures such as …

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7-Year-Old Boy Has 526 Teeth Removed From His Mouth

A 7-year-old boy in India had 526 tooth-like structures removed from his mouth, according to doctors. The boy was brought to the hospital with swelling in his jaw, according to a statement from the Saveetha Dental College and Hospital. Doctors decided to operate and discovered what they said resembled a …

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Ebola patient ‘escapes from treatment centre’

An Ebola patient under treatment in the Democratic Republic of Congo has reportedly escaped from the treatment centre. Local officials say the patient tested positive for the virus and was being treated. News website Actualité reports that DR Congo’s health ministry confirmed the incident. The Ebola treatment centre is located …

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