NCDC, NFELTP scientific conference to address public health issues, boost research works
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and the Nigeria Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Program (NFELTP) is set to hold its third yearly scientific conference.Themed: “Strengthening Health Security Through Field Epidemiology”, the conference, which is billed to hold from September 4 to 6, 2018 at the Transcorp Hilton Conference ...
‘Antimalarial, antibiotics, most falsified drugs in developing countries’
A new study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has revealed that antimalarial and antibiotics are medicines most commonly sold in substandard or falsified conditions in developing countries.
Lagos prepares for impending Ebola virus outbreak
Recent reports on the resurge of Ebola Virus Disease making rounds in the news raised fear among countries, as they move to strengthen their readiness and emergency response for possible outbreak.Barely a week after the Health Minister of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Oly Ilunga....
Hospital provides free surgery to save indigent 16 year- old Subdural Empyema patient
Mr and Mrs Godwin Ehi-Ebhodaghe would never forget May 21, 2018. It was a day the couple had lost all hope of seeing their 16 year-old son, Godisgreat, who was diagnosed with Subdural Empyema, fulfill his dream of becoming a medical doctor.
NIPRD gets international accreditation for drug development
The National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development (NIPRD) has been granted the ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation with certification by the United States (U.S) based ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board for the research and development of drugs, food, cosmetics, agricultural and herbal products.
World at risk of irreversible hot temperature, report reveals
Scientists have cautioned that the world is at risk of entering ‘hothouse’ conditions where global average temperatures will rise to 4-5 degrees Celsius higher, even if emissions reduction targets under a global climate deal are met. Presently, global average temperatures are just over 1 degree Celsius above the pre-industrial period and rises at 0.17C every…
‘Why blood moon was not visible in some areas’
Stargazers across the globe were treated to the longest celestial event of the 21st century last Friday as a lunar eclipse turned the moon bright red.But most Lagos residents and people in Southern Nigeria were disappointed they could not behold the latest celestial spectacle that graced the skies ....
'Blood moon' dazzles skygazers in century's longest eclipse
The longest "blood moon" eclipse this century dazzled skygazers across the globe Friday, coinciding with Mars' closest approach in 15 years in a thrilling celestial spectacle.
Stepping up efforts to tackle antimicrobial resistance
Worried that most disease may soon become untreated, countries including Nigeria are making significant steps in tackling antimicrobial resistance (AMR). But, according to a report released Tuesday by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) and the World Health Organization (WHO), serious gaps remain and require…
First lake of liquid water is discovered on Mars
A massive underground lake has been detected for the first time on Mars, raising the possibility that more water -- and maybe even life -- exists there, international astronomers said Wednesday.