Alcohol link to premature birth: Just three drinks a week in early pregnancy can double the chance

On 11/Mar/2014 / In Medical News

  . Leeds University study found abstinence to be only way for healthy growth . Even drinking in the month before conception could affect baby's size . Drinking most dangerous during the first three mont[...]

Call Off Strike, CMD Begs Sokoto Doctors

On 10/Mar/2014 / In Medical News

The Chief Medical Director of the UsmanuDanfodio University Teaching Hospital (UDUTIH), Sokoto, Dr. Yakub Ahmed, has appealed to the state chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association(NMA), to shelve their industrial ac[...]

Health workers may resume strike over ministerial appointment

On 10/Mar/2014 / In Medical News

•  Nigeria, others seek post-2015 health framework •  Jonathan inaugurates Presidential Task Team Tuesday THE unending bad blood between the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) and health workers[...]

Community Pharmacists to Reject Mobile Authentication System (MAS)

On 08/Mar/2014 / In Medical News

INITIAL optimism that pharmacists once expressed on Mobile Authentication System (MAS) and its ability to check counterfeit drugs in the country is fast vanishing.   And barring a quick action by National Agen[...]

Pharmacist, Health Workers Disagree with Doctors Over National Health Bill

On 07/Mar/2014 / In Medical News

IT was set for Presidential assent in May 2011 but a disagreement among stakeholders over some sections of the National Health Bill (NHB) forced President Goodluck Jonathan to return it to the National Assembly for ame[...]

College of Medicine Commissions Refurbished Gate

On 07/Mar/2014 / In Medical News

The commissioning of the new College of Medicine Gate, University of Lagos, Idi-araba was carried out at a short but colourful ceremony that was witnessed by the Vice Chancellor, University of Lagos, Prof. Rahamon Rpll[...]

Sixteen killed in Manchester by hospital superbug

On 07/Mar/2014 / In Medical News

  Sixteen people have died in Manchester in the past four years from a highly resistant superbug spreading across North West England, figures show. Klebsiella Pneumoniae Carbapenemase (KPC) is causing more conce[...]

Is breast-feeding really better?

On 06/Mar/2014 / In Medical News

Many women who are unable to breast-feed feel guilty about it and worry they may be depriving their children of a range of benefits.   Groups like the American Academy of Paediatrics and the World Health Organ[...]

Drug May Offer Better Protection Against HIV Infections

On 06/Mar/2014 / In Medical News

A long-acting, injectable HIV drug could potentially protect people from infection with the AIDS virus for up to three months, new animal studies suggest. The experimental drug, called GSK744, protected macaque monke[...]

Neonatal Tetanus: Deadly But Preventable

On 05/Mar/2014 / In Medical News

Over 20 years ago, the University College Hospital, Ibadan, invited some of us Nigerians to come and look at the dilapidated conditions of their hospital wards and then do something. “I walked into the children[...]

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