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  • NIMR holds 2017 Molecular Biology Workshop

    May 10, 2017 11:41 PM 23

    OLECULAR Biology and Biotechnology Department of Nigeria Institute of Medical Research (NIMR) will be holding its seventh Annual Molecular Biology Hands-on-Training workshop. The 2017 Molecular Biology Hand-on-training workshop with the theme: “Protein Expression” is schedule to hold from August 7-11, 2017 at NIMR conference room, Yaba, Lagos

  • World’s heaviest man goes under knife in Mexico

    May 10, 2017 7:34 AM 16

    Guadalajara, Mexico: The world’s heaviest man, who at one point weighed almost 600 kilogrammes (1,300 pounds), has undergone successful gastric bypass surgery, his doctors in Mexico said. The procedure on Juan Pedro Franco is intended to reduce his weight by half, and is expected to be followed up with another operation, his surgeon Jose Castaneda said Tuesday

  • Surgeons successfully remove LONG slimy fish from patient's body (photos)

    May 8, 2017 9:40 AM 14

    - Social media users have received shock after photos of an eel fish being extracted from a man’s body came up online. A man who had an eel fish inside his body has been rescued after doctors surgically removed the fish. In a video posted online, a group of surgeons in China, were seen extracting an elongated fish from a patient’s body. One of the surgeons

  • 137,000 die yearly in Africa from poor food —Minister

    May 8, 2017 3:15 AM 27

    PORT HARCOURT— Minister of Health, Prof. Isàac Adewole, has said that no fewer than 137,000 persons die yearly in Africa due to poor food safety culture and hygiene. The Minister disclosed this, weekend, in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, while declaring open a one-day awareness programme on National Policy on Food Safety and its Implementation Policy

  • Publix Pharma introduces new antimalarial drug

    May 7, 2017 10:55 PM 23

    To commemorate World Malaria Day 2017, Publix Pharmaceuticals Nigeria has introduced into the market a new anti malaria drug that is an Artemisinin Combination Therapy, ACT, formulation known as Publitem 80/480 tablets and suspension. The new product which contains Artemether and Lumefantrin is formulated in convenient dosing for adults and children

  • Aunt Jemima waffles, French toast recalled

    May 6, 2017 3:35 PM 25

    Products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, says Canadian Food Inspection Agency There is a national recall of Aunt Jemima Frozen Waffles and Frozen French Toast Slices due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency says. A food recall warning on the CFIA website says people should not consume

  • Teenager devises 'smart bra' that can detect signs of breast cancer

    May 5, 2017 4:46 PM 20

    An 18-year-old man in Mexico has developed a 'smart' bra integrated with sensors that can detect early signs of breast cancer. The bra, developed by Julian Rios Cantu, has to be worn for only an hour a week, so it does not interfere with daily life. It has 200 sensors that map the surface of the breast as well as texture, colour and temperature, and relay

  • Hand washing in the spotlight

    May 5, 2017 2:18 PM 20

    According to WHO, infectious diseases are a particular risk to the children, the elderly, those with a pre-existing disease, and people with a compromised immune system. While some may take hand hygiene lightly researchers suggest that hand-contact had been the cause of the spread mild conditions, such as the common cold, but also more severe infections

  • WHO, Somalian Govt to vaccinate 460,000 against cholera

    May 4, 2017 11:40 AM 18

    The World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Somali government have launched cholera vaccination campaigns targeting 460,000 people in the drought-stricken country, where a diarrhoea outbreak has killed 618 people so far this year. According to a statement by the WHO, 31,674 cases of cholera has been registered. The WHO said a vaccination campaign targeting

  • Skip the sunscreen: Nearly 1 billion people need more vitamin D

    May 2, 2017 5:08 PM 20

    Just 15 minutes of sun per day can help boost vitamin D levels Nearly 1 billion people may be vitamin D-deficient due to disease or overuse of sunscreen, according to a report published in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. Vitamin D is a fat-soluble hormone that plays a vital role in many bodily functions. Insufficient levels can lead to heart