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Brain Training Boosts Memory, not Intelligence

On 09/Oct/2013 / In Medical News

Brain training games, apps, and websites are popular and it’s not hard to see why – who wouldn’t want to give their mental abilities a boost? New research suggests that brain training programs might s[...]

FG To Consider Creation of Special Fund For Setting-Up Top Hospitals, President Jonathan Tells NMA

On 09/Oct/2013 / In Medical News

President Goodluck Jonathan today in Abuja pledged to the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) that the Federal Government will fully explore the creation of a special intervention fund that will facilitate the rapid esta[...]

No going back on strike – Resident Doctors

On 08/Oct/2013 / In Medical News

The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) on Tuesday said it would continue its indefinite strike until its demands were met by the Federal Government. The President of the association, Dr Jibril Abdullahi,[...]

Malaria Peak, a Preventable Emergency (Chad)

On 08/Oct/2013 / In Medical News

  PRESS RELEASE   While Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is responding to an acute malaria peak in Chad, the first results from a prevention campaign carried out in the south of the country[...]

FG Declares Free Treatment For Dog Bite Victims In All Tertiary Health Facilities

On 08/Oct/2013 / In Medical News

The Federal Government has declared free treatment for dog bite victims in all tertiary health facilities spread across the country. Minister of Health, Prof.C.O.Onyebuchi Chukwu announced this in Abuja Thursday a[...]

ACPN to Sanction Members Without New Rx emblem

On 08/Oct/2013 / In Medical News

TO differentiate registered and genuine drug outlets in the country, Community Pharmacies have been mandated to get the new Rx emblem, without which they would be liable to sanction.   The Association of Commu[...]

Resident doctors may suspend strike today

On 07/Oct/2013 / In Medical News

  There are indications that the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) may have resolved to call off its strike today. This is following the intervention of the Minister of Labour and Productivity, Chi[...]

NMA flays plan to reduce medical studies years

On 06/Oct/2013 / In Medical News

  The Nigerian Medical Association has described the recommendation of the Minister of Health, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu, for the reduction of the number of years in medical studies, as ‘illogical and unreaso[...]

Reducing Cancer-Associated Fibroblasts

On 05/Oct/2013 / In Medical News

In this new study, they wanted to find out if losartan and other angiotensin inhibitors could decompress collapsed blood vessels in tumors. The blood vessels collapse under the forces exerted when certain tumor cells[...]

Blood Pressure Drug May Enhance Cancer Treatment

On 05/Oct/2013 / In Medical News

A new study reveals that a common class of drug used to control high blood pressure could enhance cancer treatment by improving delivery of chemotherapy drugs and oxygen through tumors. A clinical trial is already in p[...]

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