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CRIA SYNDROME: A NEWLY DISCOVERED DISEASE.

CRIA syndrome (cleavage-resistant  RIPK1-induced  autoinflammatory syndrome) is  a recently  discovered  autoinflammatory  disease  caused  by  mutations  within  the recepto-interacting  serine/threonineprotein  kinase  1  (RIPK1)  gene.The  exact  prevalence  of  CRIA  syndrome  is  still  undetermined  as  it  has  only recently  been  identified  as  a  disease.  Seven  people, who were aged between 10 and 82,  from three separate families in the U.S have  been  diagnosed  with  CRIA  syndrome  through  genetic testing. All reported having had a fever every two to four weeks since they were babies. It  is …

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650,000 HOURS: OUR AVERAGE LIFE SPAN.

According to Bill Bryson in his book, ‘A Short History of Nearly Everything,’ the average human being lives about 650,000 hours which amounts to a little above 74 years. Of course, this is just on an average but it does make one sober to think of our life span in that context – reduced to the concept of hours. All of a sudden, every hour we spend living in the past or worrying about the future takes on an entirely…

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Microsoft withdraws support for Windows 7

Cyber-security experts are urging Windows 7 users to upgrade their operating system. Microsoft is has stopped supporting Windows 7 so that it can focus on “newer technologies”. As a result, Windows 7 users will no longer receive the all-important security updates and patches that keep their machines safe. One in four Windows users is running Windows 7, according to statistics website StatCounter. What does this all mean? It means that Microsoft is ending the cat-and-mouse game with hackers seeking to exploit…

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WHAT HAPPENED TO NIGERIA’S VISION 2020?

The year 2020 is well underway. This is the year that the entire fabric of the country was mobilised to become the top 20th economy in the world. The drumbeat of this audacious goalhad entertained and grabbed public imagination for the last 10 years, but has quietened down in the last two, because of the realisation that the goal would not be met. Why? And what went wrong? The entire government of Nigeria embarked upon the ambition to “position Nigeria…

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UCH RELEASES BLUEPRINT FOR UCH SEXUAL HARASSMENT POLICY

The University College Hospital has released a blueprint for Sexual Harassment Policy in the hospital environment. The Blueprint is the brainchild of THE COMMITTEE DEVELOPING BLUEPRINT FOR UCH SEXUAL HARASSMENT POLICY. The committee has called for the support of the hospital community which majorly constitutes students and staff. The blueprint includes; Gathering information and data for policy development Gathering evidence for effective strategies Undertake consultations Set out the vision, values, principles and objectives of the policy Determine the areas for…

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TRUMP PLANNING TO EXTEND TRAVEL BAN TO SEVEN MORE COUNTRIES

Donald Trump is planning to add seven countries to his US travel ban, including Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nation, according to reports. The president told the Wall Street Journal in an interview from Davos, Switzerland, that he wants to extend the controversial ban, but declined to name the countries to be added to the list. The Paper and Politico both reported that the countries likely to be targeted are Nigeria, Sudan, Belarus, Myanmar, Tanzania, Kyrgyzstan and Eritrea.  An announcement may come as soon as Monday, on the third anniversary of…

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