What has become of the Federal Task on Fake and Counterfeit Drugs? Federal Task on Fake and Counterfeit Drugs is a team that is supposed to be led by the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control,...
Scientists have alerted that people with a non- O blood group have a slightly increased risk of heart attack and stroke. According to findings in a new research presented at the European Society of Cardiology, scientists stated that this...
inexpensive and widely available drug could save the lives of one in three mothers who would otherwise bleed to death after childbirth, a study published in The Lancet has revealed. According to the 2013 Nigeria Demographic and Health...
A wonder drug’ that boosts survival in women battling genetic and ovarian cancers may also be a lifeline for men with advanced prostate cancer. According new research which unveiled these, the pioneering cancer inhibitor drug is called olaparib. Latest findings on...
When Noa Shulman came home from school, her mother, Yael, sat her down to eat, then spoon-fed her mashed sweet potatoes mixed with cannabis oil. Noa, who has a severe form of autism, started to bite her own arm. “No...
In this concluding part of a two-part story, ARUKAINO UMUKORO writes on how the meningitis outbreak in Zamfara, the worst hit state in Nigeria, exposed Nigeria’s flawed health care system. Ground zero: Gora. Eleven days before Christmas last year, at about...
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), health is a state of complete physical mental and social wellbeing, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. Therefore, good health and not money, properties or political power is the...
Soreness and cracked skin around the nipples during breast-feeding is normal, but cracks in the skin open the way for breast infections. Developing an infection typically happens within the first six weeks of breast-feeding, though it is possible to...
As part of efforts to sensitise and devise a sustainable means towards the complete eradication of female genital mutilation and cutting (FGM/C) the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) are partnering to introduce FGM/C...
As Nigeria joins the rest of the world to mark this year’s World Tuberculosis Day, Martins Ifijeh and Kuni Tyessi look at why the disease is still prevalent in the country and how it can be eradicated. According to the...