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Coughs, Sneezes Float Farther Than You Think

On 14/Apr/2014 / In Medical News

The next time you feel a sneeze coming on, raise your elbow to cover up that multiphase turbulent buoyant cloud you’re about to expel.   That’s right: A novel study by MIT researchers shows that co[...]

JAMB: Medical Doctor Arrested For Alleged Impersonation, Malpractice

On 14/Apr/2014 / In Medical News

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Jigawa, on Sunday, said it arrested a medical doctor (name withheld) for alleged impersonation and examination malpractice.   The NSCDC Commandant in the[...]

5 myths about the ER, debunked

On 13/Apr/2014 / In Medical News

. Dr. Anwar Osborne says the emergency room can resemble some famous medical TV shows. . Visiting an ER can be both lifesaving and frightening . Knowing what to expect and what the ER can and can't do is helpfu[...]

Senate Passes HIV/AIDS Anti-Discrimination Bill

On 12/Apr/2014 / In Medical News

The Senate on Thursday passed a bill seeking to prevent the stigmatisation of and discrimination against those living with, or affected by HIV and AIDS in Nigeria.The upper chamber also approved a punishment of either[...]

NATIONAL CONFERENCE SHOULD NOT CREATE OFFICE OF SURGEON GENERAL – AKINTAYO

On 12/Apr/2014 / In Medical News

Olumide Akintayo is the National President of Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN).  Akintayo who is an executive member of the Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) and Assembly of All Healthcare Professionals i[...]

Ebola: FG Puts Ports health Officials On High Alert

On 12/Apr/2014 / In Medical News

In its determination to deploy all available apparatus to prevent outbreak of Ebola infection in Nigeria, the federal government has further placed all health officials at the nation’s borders on high alert. &n[...]

Nigeria Under Ebola Threat, Says FG

On 10/Apr/2014 / In Medical News

The Federal Government on Wednesday admitted that Nigeria was in danger with the rate at which the Ebola virus had been moving eastward towards the country.   The Minister of Health, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu, ra[...]

Cancer Cells May Respond To Mechanical Force

On 10/Apr/2014 / In Medical News

The push and pull of physical force can cause profound changes in the behavior of a cell. Two studies from researchers working at the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center reveal how cells respond to mechanical ma[...]

Chemo Might Give Certain Lung Cancer Patients An Edge

On 10/Apr/2014 / In Medical News

••• Cancer specialists have been unsure about how best to treat certain patients with an advanced form of lung cancer.   Now, a new analysis of existing research finds that traditional chemoth[...]

Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria Flays Creation of Office of Surgeon General

On 10/Apr/2014 / In Medical News

The Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) has once again flayed the attempts to create the Office of the Surgeon General of the Federation and the proposed National Health Commission.   In a statement in Lag[...]

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