How Non-passage of Bill Puts Health of Nigerians in Jeopardy, by HERFON

On 24/Aug/2013 / In Medical News

THE Health Sector Reform Coalition (HERFON) has lamented the non-passage of the National Health Bill and its implications on the health of the nation. The organisation say s the two per cent consolidated revenue of t[...]

How SARS Virus Hijacks Host Cells

On 23/Aug/2013 / In Medical News

  UC Irvine infectious disease researchers have uncovered components of the SARS coronavirus -- which triggered a major outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome in 2002-03 -- that allow it to take over host[...]

Strike Disrupts Services In Federal Hospitals

On 23/Aug/2013 / In Medical News

  • Minister faults action, doctors pledge to work    AS the strike by workers of federal hospitals entered its second day Thursday, only skeletal services were provided at such health facilit[...]

Cancer-surgery Complications Rise While Death Risk Drops

On 22/Aug/2013 / In Medical News

The number of complications experienced by United States patients after major cancer surgery is rising, but fewer are dying from their operations, a new study reveals.   Researchers analysed data from 2.5 mill[...]

Study Casts Doubt on Effectiveness of Delerium Drug

On 22/Aug/2013 / In Medical News

Haloperidol, an antipsychotic drug that’s widely used in hospitals to treat delirium in critically ill patients, is no more effective than a placebo, a new study contends.   Delirium is common in critica[...]

Conference Reviews Impact of PG Medical Education on Healthcare Delivery

On 22/Aug/2013 / In Medical News

WORRIED by the poor state of medical services in the country, the 8th Annual Scientific Conference and All Fellows Congress of the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria (NPMNC) has reviewed the impact of pos[...]

Early Tx For Infants With HIV Beats Waiting

On 22/Aug/2013 / In Medical News

  For neonates with HIV, early treatment followed by a drug holiday yielded better results than deferring treatment until it was medically necessary, researchers reported.   In a randomized, open-label[...]

Health Strike: Doctors Promise "Uninterrupted Services"

On 22/Aug/2013 / In Medical News

  Nigerian Medical Association has directed its doctors nationwide to remain "at their duty posts and work relentlessly to render uninterrupted services" as support staff begin a planned strike Wednesd[...]

Abuse of Drugs Capable of Killing Faster

On 21/Aug/2013 / In Medical News

Experts say that indiscriminate use of drugs, especially antibiotics can cause complications and drug resistance in future.   They agree that antibiotics can be lifesavers, but misuse may increase the number o[...]

Doctors Rebuilt Our Baby

On 21/Aug/2013 / In Medical News

. Boy is given man-made intestine after rare complication stops it growing inside the womb . George Dibbs was born with an entire part of his digestive tract missing . Condition occurs when there is a build up of a[...]