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  • Should Fighting Antibiotic Resistance Always Include Finishing A Prescribed Medication?

    July 26, 2017 10:30 PM 32

    A group of experts takes a controversial stance on how to control superbugs If there were a battle hymn against antibiotic resistance, it would have one common refrain: Every inappropriate prescription or insufficient dose strengthens the enemy. It may kill weak bacteria but it won’t eliminate stronger, drug-resistant ones that can move in and multiply

  • As untreatable gonorrhoea spreads, new research sparks hope for vaccine

    July 24, 2017 6:23 PM 42

    GONORRHOEA is becoming untreatable, but there is hope on the horizon according to findings by a team of scientists in New Zealand, who say there may be a chance for a preventative vaccine. According to the scientists, an outer membrane vesicle vaccine designed to protect against meningitis appears to also be capable of protecting against gonorrhoea

  • Parents of 10-months-old baby Charlie Gard sentenced to death to decide how he dies

    July 24, 2017 5:57 PM 26

    Parents of a 10 months old baby sentenced to death by a European Human Rights Court have decided on how their baby, Charlie Gard, will die. Armstrong, speaking in London’s High Court, said the parents had dropped their legal fight for Charlie to continue to receive treatment because scans showed that the child suffered irreversible damage

  • NYSC deploys 2,000 corps members to Gombe

    July 24, 2017 12:40 PM 28

    The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) says it has posted 2,000 corps members to Gombe State for the 2017 batch ‘A’ stream II service year. NYSC spokesperson in Gombe State, Margaret Dakama, said in a statement that the orientation course would hold from July 26 to Aug. 15. “In Gombe State, about 2,000 prospective corps members are expected to report

  • 600,000 cholera cases feared in Yemen by year-end

    July 23, 2017 10:17 AM 52

    Cholera cases in Yemen are expected to at least double by the end of 2017 to more than 600,000, the International Committee of the Red Cross said on Sunday, as the charity's president visited the war-ravaged country to assess the worsening crisis. "The great tragedy is that this cholera outbreak is a preventable, man-made humanitarian catastrophe," said ICRC President

  • ‘Why egg consumption is low in Nigeria’

    July 22, 2017 7:17 PM 29

    As part of the efforts to increase egg consumption in Nigeria to 300 per person annually, Funtuna Foods and Bottling Company  has introduced ‘coloured hard boiled eggs’  into the market. As part of the efforts to increase egg consumption in Nigeria to 300 per person annually, Funtuna Foods and Bottling Company has introduced ‘coloured hard boiled eggs’

  • Exotic oils available in Nigeria

    July 22, 2017 12:55 PM 27

    Nigerians are beginning to understand the importance of using nature to sustain health and the use of natural resources are gradually becoming a thing. Instead of using the harmful additives and chemicals we normally use, Nigerians are now learning to use natural remedies such as exotic oils are extracted from plants. Exotic oils or Essential oils are simply

  • Senate releases names of banned anti-malaria medicines

    July 20, 2017 8:43 AM 30

    The Nigerian Senate has provided a list of 42 banned anti-malaria medicines that are still in circulation in hospitals and pharmacies and are consumed by Nigerians. According to report, the drugs have been banned in Europe but are still in the Nigerian market. The Senate mandated its committee on Health (Secondary and Tertiary), led by Senator Olarewaju

  • 42 anti-malaria drugs banned in Europe still consumed in Nigeria, says Senate

    July 20, 2017 1:48 AM 34

    ABUJA—THE Senate yesterday raised the alarm that all the forty two anti- malaria drugs banned in Europe were still being stockpiled, sold and consumed in Nigeria. According to the Senate, the situation is already trending and generating panic as well as concern among medical practitioners and members of the public. Against this backdrop, the Senate has mandated

  • Top 7 facts about rare genetic disease that can turn people into stone

    July 19, 2017 10:50 AM 58

    So far only three twins across the world have been diagnosed with this disorder. The rare disorder, known as Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva (FOP), turns people into stone. So far, only three twins across the world have been diagnosed with this rare connective tissue disorder. As reported by Daily Mail, 26-year-old Zoe Buxton and Lucy Fretwell