A new research has linked odd working hours among pregnant women to lower birth weight for babies. The study which was done by researchers at the University of Adelaide, Australia, suggests that women who do shift work during pregnancy...
A yet-to-be identified Onitsha-based trader has allegedly abandoned a substance suspected to be tramadol concealed in bags of garri. The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control said the substance was concealed in five bags of the staple. The...
By Prof. Oladapo Ashiru Sugar is the generalised name for sweet, short-chain, soluble carbohydrates that are used as food. There are different kinds of sugar and they are mostly extracted in sufficient concentrations from plants, such as sugar-cane and sugar...
The Ogun State Commissioner for Health, Dr Babatunde Ipaye, has said the drug procurement process in hospitals must be streamlined to ensure technical and financial efficiency, as well as quality health care delivery. Ipaye made the statement in Lagos on...
One in seven Nigerians uses drugs, more than twice the global average, according to the country’s first major national drug-use survey published on Tuesday. The survey, conducted by the Nigerian government, the European Union and the United Nations Office on...
A surgeon, Dr Benjamin Olowojebutu, says no drug will shrink fibroids in a woman. Olowojebutu, also the Founder, Benjamin Olowojebutu Foundation, a non-governmental organisation made this known at a news conference on Saturday in Lagos. Fibroids are non-cancerous abnormal growths that...
The Gombe State Office of National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Tuesday advised parents to always speak up against rape to protect children and ensure reduction of rape cases in the state. Mr Mohammed Abari, the Assistant Chief Investigation Officer...
The H1N1 flu virus, also known as swine flu, has killed seven adults in Mongolia since the beginning of this year, the country’s health minister says on Tuesday. At a plenary session of the parliament, Davaajanstan Sarangerel denied the media...
AFRICAN countries have been urged to Global immunisation strengthen their routine immunisation coverage while increasing domestic investment in disease surveillance and community engagement to drive vaccine deployment during disease outbreaks. Experts attending the biannual Regional Immunisation Technical Advisory Group (RITAG)...
The police in Benin, the Edo State capital, have confirmed the death of a medical doctor simply identified as Dr Ogbeide, who died in mysterious circumstances. Ogbeide was of the Radiology Department of the University of Benin Teaching Hospital. While many...