Lagos partners PharmAccess on finance scheme for SMEs
The Lagos State Ministries of Health, Wealth Creation and Employment in partnership with PharmAccess Group have introduced a financial framework for Small and Medium Scale Enterprises in the health sector to expand their businesses, while creating employment in the state.
Scientists record breakthrough in HIV, malaria vaccine
Findings have shown that an experimental HIV-1 vaccine regimen is well-tolerated and generated comparable and robust immune responses against (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) HIV in healthy adults and rhesus monkeys.
Scientists develop blood test to measure lifespan
Scientists have developed a blood test that could measure how long you have left to live. The study is one of countless research programs around the world currently racing to develop the best ‘lifespan calculator’, which would be able to quantify your cells’ age, as opposed to your ‘chronological age’. The Yale University researchers behind…
Generating electrical power from waste heat
Researchers from Sandia National Laboratories have developed a tiny silicon-based device that can harness what was previously called waste heat and turn it into DC power. Their advance was recently published in Physical Review Applied. Principal investigator and Physicist, Paul Davids said: “We have developed a new method for essentially recovering energy from waste heat. Car…
Being rich and successful is in your DNA
Scientists have found social mobility is partially written into our genes, which can make us high-flyers or high-earners. A study of more than 20,000 people in the UK, US and New Zealand found those with certain genetic variations earned more money, had better careers and got further in education. Regardless of which class they came…
‘Blood moon’ to grace Nigerian skies on July 27
Nigeria and most other parts of the world will on July 27, 2018 experience blood moon- a spectacular total lunar eclipse.
Pollution responsible for one-fifth of infant deaths in sub-Saharan Africa
A new study estimates that 22 per cent of infant deaths in sub-Saharan Africa — a total of 449,000 — could be avoided by decreasing average levels of air pollution to the lowest levels...
Commissioner urges FG to prioritise healthcare as security issue
The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Jide Idris has charged the Federal Government to place healthcare as security issue.He said the nation’s healthcare system is currently in chaos and ineffective, with its global level being a major concern as Nigeria is rated very low in public health.
PSN seeks media participation to curb drug abuse
To mark International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking and improve quality of drug abuse reporting, the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) has partnered the media so as to curtail the adverse effect associated with substance abuse.
Firms sign agreement to promote life expectancy in Nigeria
As part of efforts to improve life expectancy in Nigeria and other African countries by providing access to top quality and affordable pharmaceuticals, St. Racheal’s Pharma and HealthPlus Limited have signed a strategic collaboration agreement.