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  • 2030, new target for developing effective malaria vaccines

    November 22, 2013 1:00 AM 29

    With anti-malarials, long lasting insecticide-treated nets (LLIN) and other interventions being deployed to reduce the impact of malaria, the World Health Organisation (WHO) recently set a new target of 2030 of developing new malaria vaccines that will reduce the number of malaria cases by 75 percent and eliminate the disease in multiple settings. This target

  • Only HEFAMAA is empowered to register health facilities, says Adeshina

    November 21, 2013 4:47 PM 42

    SPECIAL Adviser to the Lagos State Governor on Public Health, Dr. Yewande Adeshina has said that the Lagos State Health Facility Monitoring and Accreditation Agency (HEFAMAA) is the only regulatory agency empowered by law to accredit, register and license premises and locations where quality healthcare services are rendered, be it preventive or curative

  • The pros and cons of coffee

    November 21, 2013 3:25 PM 43

    By: Hae Young Yoo | November 21, 2013 | It is no secret that Americans drink a lot of coffee. According to the National Coffee Association’s 2013 National Coffee Drinking Trends study, 83 percent of the country’s adult population drinks coffee, and a large portion of that percentage is made up of college students. Some students need only a single cup to wake up in the morning

  • NIGCOMSAT Ready to Provide Tele-medicine

    November 21, 2013 5:16 AM 39

    The Nigerian Communication Satellite Limited (NIGCOMSAT) is ready to provide tele-medicine services to improve the health status of Nigerians. The agency said in its bulletin in Abuja that the service would make healthcare available to the citizens and timely. Tele-medicine is the use of telecommunication and information technologies in order to provide

  • Confessions of a skinny person: 'Eating can be a chore'

    November 21, 2013 12:51 AM 43

    As if I hadn't heard it before, yet another stranger decides they know what is best for my appearance - like eating a freaking cheeseburger is the answer to my problems. The heaviest I've EVER weighed was around 56 kilograms. My weight tends to fluctuate based on how much food I consume and how much I work out (naturally), but for me it's easier to drop weight

  • FG, states to raise N263bn for HIV/AIDS management

    November 20, 2013 11:58 PM 48

    by MARCUS FATUNMOLE on Nov 21, 2013 | No comments Posted under: Uncategorized The federal and states governments yesterday met to work out modalities for raising N262.7 billion e for managing HIV/AIDS in the country within the next two years. The meeting, an Agenda for Sensitization Meeting with States on the President’s Comprehensive Response Plan (PCRP)

  • New cell therapy leading way to faster tissue repair

    November 19, 2013 5:40 PM 56

    Researchers may be closer to developing a means of accelerating the healing of wounds on a battlefield, something the Pentagon has a keen interest in. As early as 2002, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency put out a request for proposals seeking novel ideas giving troops a technology to immediately accelerate tissue repair for wounded or injured

  • Osun to commit N1bn to hospitals’ rehabilitation in 2013

    December 30, 2012 4:40 AM 28

    Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, the governor, disclosed this in Osogbo on Friday during the inauguration of the free medical eye treatment organised by the state government with the Al-Basar International Foundation in Saudi Arabia. The free medical mission includes free eye screening, free eye surgeries and distribution of free eye glasses to the patients

  • 6 Killed In Katsina Crash

    December 18, 2012 11:12 AM 25

    The Katsina State Police Command has confirmed the death of six persons on Sunday in an auto crash on Kwankwama Road in Malumfashi Local Government Area of Katsina State. The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), ASP Aminu Sadiq, said that 16 others were injured in the accident that involved a bus and a car. An eyewitness, Malam Ibrahim Andayi, told the News Agency