Depression, a condition to watch

Three years after Joe bagged a master’s degree in Economics, he’s yet to find a suitable job. He has since given up and will not bother to apply for any

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Merck, UNESCO to Build Research Capacity in Africa

Merck, a leading science and technology company, today launched, in partnership with United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the first edition of the UNESCO-Merck Africa Research Summit, to

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Climate change will increase malnutrition unless…

Health care specialist, Peter Omoragbon, has warned that Nigeria may begin to record more cases of malnutrition due to reduced food production arising from extreme climate events such as floods,

Breast milk stops inflammation, combats infection

… new research reveals Human breast milk, which provides essential nutrients and antibodies to newborns, has long been known to play an important role in infant development and the immune

Antioxidant use may promote spread of cancer

A team of scientists at the Children’s Research Institute at UT Southwestern (CRI) has made a discovery that suggests cancer cells benefit more from antioxidants than normal cells, raising concerns

Ebola virus fragments stays in survivors’ semen for at least nine months – WHO

Preliminary results of a study into persistence of Ebola virus in body fluids show that some men still produce semen samples that test positive for Ebola virus nine months after

LUTH gears up for Laparoscopic surgery

… as American firm donates equipment It is no longer news that knifeless surgery has become the preferred choice of reputable surgeons across the world. However, only few Nigerian public

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More 2.8m Nigerians may die of HIV/AIDS soon – BOT NEPWHAN

An estimated 2.8 million Nigerians may be on their way to early grave if not provided with required treatment, Chairman, Board of Trustees of the Network of People Living with

Why Nigeria Must go pink to fight cancer – Prof. Okoye

Professor of Radiology, College of Med, UNN/UNTH, Coordinator, ‘Breast Without Spot and Nigeria’s most prominent cancer awareness campaigner says Nigerians must be united in pink throughout the month of October

Day Abuja turned pink against cancer

By Kemi Yesufu All over the world, October is the breast cancer awareness month and the 5th day in the month is the Go Pink Day. Pink is the official

Surgeons restore hand, arm movement to quadriplegic patients

A pioneering surgical technique has restored some hand and arm movement to patients immobilized by spinal cord injuries in the neck, reports a new study at Washington University School of

LUTH commissions IVF centre

Twenty-six years after it pioneered the IVF method of assisted reproduction in Nigeria, the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) has re-commissioned its IVF centre. The commissioning was witnessed by Prof.

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Discoverer of artemisinin wins Nobel Prize for medicine

Youyou Tu the Chinese scientist who discovered artemisinin, now the drug of choice for the treatment of malaria, has won the 2015 Nobel Prize for medicine or physiology. She is

NACA begins pilot study to prevent HIV/AIDS infection

The National Agency for the Control of AIDS(NACA) has begun a study in some states on pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PREP), an initiative geared toward the prevention and elimination of HIV/AIDS. According

Nigeria targets higher contraceptive prevalence rate

The Federal Government has assured it would lift the nation’s contraceptive prevalence rate, CPR (for family planning) from its present 10 percent to 36 percent in 2018. Director of Child

NIMR commissions cancer research centre

The Nigerian Institute of Medical Research (NIMR) has established the first ever public-private biomedical and cancer research Centre in the country. Speaking during the launch, the President Nigeria Medical Association,

Why President Buhari must invest in Maternal and Child Health

Feature By DevComs Maternal death is one of the daunting consequences of inadequate health care during pregnancies and within 42 days after termination of pregnancy. The mere fact that it

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Nigeria’s healthcare at 55: Still not good picture of health

Today, availability and accessibility to quality health care services in Nigeria remain poor and below global standards. Virtually all health indices have worsened over the last decade. Apart from an

Pregnancy complications may signal later risk of heart disease death – Study

Women who experience complications during pregnancy may be at greater risk of dying from heart disease later in life than women with uncomplicated pregnancies, according to new research in the

UK approves first womb transplants

Britain will attempt to carry out its first womb transplants after a clinical trial enabling 10 women to undergo the procedure was approved, doctors said Wednesday. Surgeons hope to replicate

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Buhari hails delisting of Nigeria from polio-endemic countries

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday hailed WHO’s delisting of Nigeria from the polio-endemic countries, calling for continued vigilance to ensure that Nigeria maintains this new status. Presidential spokesman, Mr Femi Adesina,

Nigeria’s new polio status: GPEI leaders react

Stakeholders in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI), the partners group coordinating the global development and implementation of short-term, long-term polio eradication strategic plans and emergency action plans, have reacted

WHO removes Nigeria from polio – endemic countries

Nigeria has been removed from the list of polio endemic countries, a major feat in the global polio eradication efforts. The announcement was made today by the World Health Organisation

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Reconstitute Pharmacists Council, PSN urges Buhari

… marks World Pharmacists Day Pharmacistss in Nigeria today joined their counterparts all over the world to mark the World Pharmacists Day amidst calls on President Muhammadu Buhari by the

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Painful menstruation? See a doctor

… experts say it’ts a medical condition that requires treatment Recent studies have revealed that about 50 per cent of women above the puberty age suffer from a monthly disorder