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Pharmaceutical Industry Needs Intervention Fund - PCN

On 04/Sep/2013 / In Medical News

A CALL has been made to state governments to inject some intervention funds to pharmaceutical industries across the nation. While commending the Kano State government for some talks towards that direction, with the pha[...]

Sickle Cell Disease (2)

On 04/Sep/2013 / In Medical News

I welcome the esteemed readers of this column to September, the National Sickle Cell Awareness month. It is a time for the public to reflect on the children, teenagers and adults whose lives, education and careers have[...]

Sleep 'Boosts Brain Cell Numbers'

On 04/Sep/2013 / In Medical News

  Scientists believe they have discovered a new reason why we need to sleep - it replenishes a type of brain cell.   Sleep ramps up the production of cells that go on to make an insulating material know[...]

Depression, Epilepsy, Psychosis for Treatment at PHCs in Lagos

On 03/Sep/2013 / In Medical News

Patients suffering from depression,epilepsy and psychosis will soon have access to treatment at the primary healthcare, PHC, level in Lagos, if a new project initiated by Mental Health in Primary   Care (MeHP[...]

FG, LASG Task States on Global Health Commitments

On 03/Sep/2013 / In Medical News

STATE governments across the Federation have been tasked to demonstrate unrelenting commitment towards achieving national and global targets in the health sector.   Towards this end, Federal and the State gove[...]

Mosquitoes Can ‘Smell’ Humans at Night

On 03/Sep/2013 / In Medical News

A team of researchers have published in Naturethat the major malaria vector in Africa, the Anopheles gambiae mosquito, is able to smell major human host odorants better at night.   The study reports an in[...]

Intestinal Flora Determines Health of Obese People

On 03/Sep/2013 / In Medical News

New research shows that there is a link between richness of bacterial species in the intestines and the susceptibility to medical complications related to obesity.   Researchers demonstrated that people with f[...]

Still On Colon Cancer

On 03/Sep/2013 / In Medical News

Until the past six or seven generations, humans ate a diet filled with vegetable and grain fibre. With industrialisation, our diets changed radically: the processing of foods for commercial sale resulted in the loss of[...]

LUTH Interns Protest Unpaid Seven-Month Salary

On 03/Sep/2013 / In Medical News

Doctors, pharmacists and other health professionals on internship at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba, on Monday protested the non-payment of their salary for seven months.   The junior medica[...]

Toxins warning over chinese medicines

On 02/Sep/2013 / In Medical News

  Health regulators have issued a warning over some Chinese medicines, saying they contain "dangerously high" levels of lead, mercury and arsenic. Toxins warning over chinese medicines   The M[...]

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