Disease specialists identify post-Ebola threats
AS West Africans try to bring the calamitous Ebola outbreak to an end, the World Health Organization (WHO) had called scientists and doctors to Geneva, Switzerland, on December 8 and 9 to discuss which infectious disease is likely spark the next pandemic.
Catholics ‘walk’, offer free tests to end HIV/AIDS
DETERMINED to end Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV)/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), the Catholic Archdiocese of Lagos Heath Department (CALHD) organized awareness and sensitization rally with free tests through Shogunle, Ladipo, Oshodi and Mafoluku in Oshodi-Isolo Local Government Areas (LGAs).
Initiative set to combat blood cancers
Ara, a volunteer initiative to combat blood cancers and sickle cell anemia in Africa, in collaboration with the Bone Marrow Registry in Nigeria (BMRN) and Delete Blood Cancer (DKMS) is launching a programme to recruit the first 2,000 bone marrow donors in Lagos, Nigeria.
Tackling obesity naturally
By way of definition, obesity is simply the accumulation of too much fat in the body. So when you look at such a person, you can tell whether he or she obese or not
Total, Development Africa, Lagos host malaria intervention campaign
RECENT findings in the study into malaria treatment has revealed an emerging parasite resistance to anti-malarial medicines and mosquito resistance to insecticides which if left unaddressed could render some of the current tools ineffective and trigger a rise in global malaria mortality.
‘Nigeria can defeat HIV with Ebola, polio experience’
The Nigerian Implementation Science Alliance is meant to bring together specifically groups or organizations that are involved in the implementation of health programs, specifically implementation of communicable diseases and then, subsequently off course, non-communicable diseases.
Fresh health concerns over farm-raised animals
SCIENTISTS have raised fresh warning that dosing livestock with antibiotics is putting human health at risk. They said farmers should thread with caution in their use of the drugs because bacteria are becoming immune to treatment.
Knorr restates commitment to reducing anaemia
ONE of Unilever Nigeria’s most popular brands, Knorr, has restated its commitment to help reducing the prevalence of iron deficiency anaemia in Nigeria, through its Knorr social mission.
‘Gene editing not ready to be used in pregnancy’
A tool to edit human genes is ‘nowhere near ready’ to be used in pregnancy – but international experts argue they should be allowed to alter early embryos for research purposes.
These Three Researchers Are Leading The Way In The Fight Against HIV
In the 1980s, when AIDS started ravaging communities around the world, many people reacted to the disease with panic. With no cure and little information about the illness, there was a climate of fear similar to last year’s outbreak of Ebola in West Africa. “There [were] a lot of people who felt they did not…