‘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.
Renewed efforts to tackle sickle cell anaemia
President, American Society of Haematology (ASH), Dr. Alexis A. Thompson, during a webinar to mark the World Sickle Cell Day, highlighted that one of the greatest hurdles we face in curbing the heartbreaking rate of mortality caused by sickle cell disease in sub-Saharan Africa is lack of awareness of the condition....
Dyslexia, also known as reading disorder, is characterized by trouble with reading despite normal intelligence. Different people are affected to varying degrees. Problems may include difficulties in spelling words, reading quickly, and writing words, “sounding out” words in the head, pronouncing words when reading aloud and understanding what one reads. Often these difficulties are first…
How local plants boost liver functions
The liver is an organ about the size of a football that sits just under the rib cage on the right side of the abdomen. The liver is essential for digesting food and ridding the body of toxic substances.Liver disease can be inherited (genetic) or caused by a variety of factors that damage the liver,…
Is Earth heading for extinction?
Scientists have modelled the three possible fates for our planet as Earth’s population grows and the effects of climate change worsen.Mathematicians modelled how advanced civilisations on ancient exoplanets might have survived or perished when faced with a similar changing environment.
Preventing epidemic diseases in Nigeria
A recent study has shown that infectious diseases account for approximately 22 per cent of deaths from all causes in the Nigeria.According to World Health Organisation (WHO), effective public health surveillance is critical for the early detection and prevention of epidemics, to know existing communicable diseases....