It’s World Malaria Day on April 25 and the theme for 2017 is ‘A Push for Prevention.’ Malaria is endemic in 91 countries and especially in Sub-Saharan Africa. It is spread by Anopheles mosquitoes (which abound in the region), carriers of Plasmodiun – the parasite, that injects malaria into the bloodstream on contact. This parasite…
First large-scale malaria vaccine trials for Africa
A new malaria vaccine will be tested on a large scale in Kenya, Ghana and Malawi, the World Health Organization said Monday, with 360,000 children to be vaccinated between 2018 and 2020.
Scientists restore visual function with gene editing technique
Using the gene-editing tool CRISPR/Cas9, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Shiley Eye Institute at UC San Diego Health, with colleagues in China, have reprogrammed mutated rod photoreceptors to become functioning cone photoreceptors....
‘Cell phones do fuel tumours’
A man has been awarded monthly social security payments after a court found that his brain tumour was caused by a company-issued cellphone.Roberto Romeo was given a phone by Telecom Italia, which he used for three hours a day for 15 years in the job.
Thunderstorm associated with asthma epidemic conditions
As allergy sufferers can attest, thunderstorm activity can exacerbate asthma and respiratory ailments.In fall 2016, when strong storms moved across southeastern Australia, a major thunderstorm asthma epidemic struck Melbourne and the surrounding area.
Healthcare is endangered in LUTH, says JAF
JAF Chairperson, Dr. Dipo Fasina, stressed the need for Nigerians to resist the wicked and anti-human step, while also calling for the stoppage of the victimisation of patriotic doctors and health workers.
Charcoal validated to treat diseases, whiten teeth
Charcoal also is used to relieve itching related to kidney dialysis treatment and to treat poisoning or drug overdose. Charcoal may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Amuwo-Odofin Maternal Child Centre boosts healthcare delivery
Commissioner for health Lagos State Dr. Jide Idris has restated the state’s government commitment to apply technology in area of health so as to provide qualitative, affordable and sustainable services to the populace.
CHAI, others begin community outreach to end malaria
Malaria is a major health and development challenge in Nigeria. Globally, a child dies every two minutes from malaria. The disease represents a major drag on Nigeria’s human development indices associated with up to...