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31 Mar 2015
NOT a week goes by, it seems, without another study showing the health benefits- or risks- of coffee. Just last week coffee was linked to a reduced risk of heart attacks. It’s been shown to protect against dementia, Type 2 diabetes and even skin cancer. But it’s also been blamed for anxiety, heartburn and making…
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28 Mar 2015
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.
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28 Mar 2015
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.
26 Mar 2015
Notwithstanding the current economic challenges for local manufacturers, an economic analyst, Dr. Akin Ogunbiyi has urged industrial pharmacists in the country to collaborate and foster a common front, if they must break even.
26 Mar 2015
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.
26 Mar 2015
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.
26 Mar 2015
Carbon dioxide (CO2), a gaseous waste product from cellular respiration, mixes with water to form carbonic acid (H2CO3). Carbonic acid is an intermediate specie in the production of bicarbonate. This reaction, without a catalyst, is usually very slow.
21 Mar 2015
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.
20 Mar 2015
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.
20 Mar 2015
THE Lagos Water Corporation (LWC) has raised the alarm over the impending danger in the proliferation of boreholes by individuals in Lagos metropolis and its environs.
19 Mar 2015
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.
19 Mar 2015
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,”

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