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14 Oct
Researchers have demonstrated the detoxification capacity and protective effects of medicinal plants. They highlighted the detoxification ability of the medicinal plants...
14 Oct
•Scientists hail historic malaria jab approval but point to challenges ahead •Say WHO-approved RTS,S vaccine has modest efficacy, requires complex regimen of doses •At N3,250 per dose, vaccine rollout would cost N211.25b yearly to administer in ten African countries Scientists have hailed approval by the World Health Organisation (WHO) of the first and, to date,…
14 Oct
Medical experts, including the Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, has said the inauguration of Euracare Wellness Centre will help reduce foreign exchange lost due to medical tourism. Abayomi, who is also a public health physician, at the inauguration of the state-of-the-art Wellness Centre in Victoria Island, Lagos, commended the management of Euracare…
14 Oct
The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria announces it has awarded to date a total of $4 billion to more than 100 low- and middle-income countries to fight COVID-19, adapt Human Immuno-deficiency Virus...
12 Oct
Medical doctors under the aegis of World Medical Association (WMA) have called for an end to travel restrictions and discrimination caused by certain vaccines not being recognised across the world.
12 Oct
It was one traumatic event, too many for a Sexual Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) survivor and nursing mother in Binji Local Government area of Sokoto, Northwest Nigeria.
12 Oct
The Prince Ned Nwoko Malaria Eradication Project, yesterday, hailed the approval by World Health Organisation (WHO) for wide-use of the RTSS malaria vaccine in countries and the endorsement of the Foundation to coordinate the national response to implement the jab in Nigeria
11 Oct
British pharmaceuticals giant AstraZeneca on Monday revealed more positive results from a trial of a treatment for Covid-19 symptoms. The drug, made from a combination of two antibodies, achieved a "statistically significant reduction in severe Covid-19 or death" in non-hospitalised patients with mild-to-moderate symptoms, AstraZeneca said in a statement. The group's treatment, known as AZD7442,…
9 Oct
In commemoration of Breast cancer awareness month held throughout October, Medicaid Cancer Foundation, owned by a paediatrician and First Lady of Kebbi State, Dr Zainab Shinkafi Bagudu, is set to host Nigeria's biggest cancer walk on today, 16th October 2021. Aimed at creating awareness for breast, cervical and prostate cancer, the group 5km walk will…
9 Oct
The alarming rate of addiction amongst youths and my love for humanity led me down this path. I strongly believe that love makes you do the unbelievable and I don’t think anyone who knew me 15 years ago ever saw me starting a non-profit as tasking as this; but here we are today.
7 Oct
England's National Health Service (NHS) has announced a new "life-saving" drug Crizanlizumab to help people suffering from sickle cell disease (SCD). Crizanlizumab is expected to be delivered through transfusion drip and "works by binding to a protein in the blood cells to prevent the restriction of blood and oxygen supply that lead to a sickle…
7 Oct
Stakeholders have bemoaned inadequate expertise in ear care, saying the country has very few Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) specialists serving more than one million Nigerians against the World Health Organisation (WHO) prescription of one ENT to 160 patients.

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