Walking To Save Children’s Sight From Glaucoma
IF you come across Musa Ahmed, you would no doubt agree that he is a brilliant boy. But to the dismay of his parents and relatives, Musa’s academic result does not tally with his intelligence. At Jibowu Primary School, Lagos, where the 15 year-old attends, he always comes last in the class.
Healing The Ills In The Ailing Nigerian Health System
WITHOUT mincing words, Nigerian health professionals are some of the best in the world. In Canada for instance, a Nigerian couple, both pharmacists trained at the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria are blazing the trail in pharmaceutics. Between them, and their pharmaceutical company, they hold more than 50 chemotherapy patents.
Keys to ageing well unveiled
With wisdom gleaned from some of the longest-living, healthiest cultures in the world, as well as new insights made possible by high-tech studies, researchers say that old views of aging are simply outmoded. Yes, our bodies change.
Lagos, PATHS2, others partner on standard warehousing system for drugs
For improved operational efficiency of medical consumables and drug warehousing in the state, the Lagos State Ministry of Health has gone into collaboration with Partnership for Transforming Health Systems II (PATHS2) and private suppliers of medicines and consumables to Lagos central medical store, Oshodi.
‘The Consequence Of Global Warming Is Climate Change’
Acting Head of the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET) Operational Headquarters in Lagos, Mr. Francis Adefuye, a meteorologist with sub-specialisation in Climatology, explains in this interview why some Nigerians may be experiencing intense heat and why there is an increase in the number of cockroaches and mosquitoes.
Nigerian Doctor Blazes The Trail In US Pathology
A member of Emory faculty since 2007 Associate Professor Osunkoya is Director of Genitourinary Pathology and of Emory Surgical Pathology Fellowship and he previously received another eponymous USCAP prize: The Benjamin Castleman Award for the best paper published in human Pathology in 2009.
Folic acid reduces stroke risk in hypertensives
Stroke is the leading cause of death in China and second leading cause of death in the world. Primary prevention (prevention prior to a first episode) is particularly important because about 77 percent of strokes are first events. Uncertainty remains regarding the efficacy of folic acid therapy for primary prevention of stroke because of limited and inconsistent data, according to background information in the article.
Red alert over DNA mutation, editing of human embryos
Geneticist Xingxu Huang of ShanghaiTech University in China, for example, is currently seeking permission from his institution’s ethics committee to try genetically modifying discarded human embryos. In February 2014, he reported2 using a gene-editing technique to modify embryos that developed into live monkeys. Human embryos would not be allowed to develop to full term in his experiments, but the technique “gives lots of potential for its application in humans,”