Nigeria’s quest for local vaccines suffers setback
Nigeria’s quest to get its first set of locally manufactured vaccines has suffered a setback. The country was expected to roll out its first locally produced vaccines in July 2019, beginning with the drugs against Yellow fever, Tetanus Toxoid and Hepatitis B.
West African surgeons extend safe practices’ operations to Lagos
The West African College of Surgeons (WACS) has commissioned its Permanent Secretariat in Yaba, Lagos state as part of its mandate to extend operations of safe surgical services to grassroots and development of surgical manpower.
Lagos partners PharmAccess on finance scheme for SMEs
The Lagos State Ministries of Health, Wealth Creation and Employment in partnership with PharmAccess Group have introduced a financial framework for Small and Medium Scale Enterprises in the health sector to expand their businesses, while creating employment in the state.
Scientists record breakthrough in HIV, malaria vaccine
Findings have shown that an experimental HIV-1 vaccine regimen is well-tolerated and generated comparable and robust immune responses against (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) HIV in healthy adults and rhesus monkeys.
Scientists develop blood test to measure lifespan
Scientists have developed a blood test that could measure how long you have left to live. The study is one of countless research programs around the world currently racing to develop the best ‘lifespan calculator’, which would be able to quantify your cells’ age, as opposed to your ‘chronological age’. The Yale University researchers behind…
Generating electrical power from waste heat
Researchers from Sandia National Laboratories have developed a tiny silicon-based device that can harness what was previously called waste heat and turn it into DC power. Their advance was recently published in Physical Review Applied. Principal investigator and Physicist, Paul Davids said: “We have developed a new method for essentially recovering energy from waste heat. Car…
Being rich and successful is in your DNA
Scientists have found social mobility is partially written into our genes, which can make us high-flyers or high-earners. A study of more than 20,000 people in the UK, US and New Zealand found those with certain genetic variations earned more money, had better careers and got further in education. Regardless of which class they came…
Bright pink is the world’s oldest colour, scientists say
Scientists believe they have discovered the oldest colours in the world and they are bright pink.
Pollution responsible for one-fifth of infant deaths in sub-Saharan Africa
A new study estimates that 22 per cent of infant deaths in sub-Saharan Africa — a total of 449,000 — could be avoided by decreasing average levels of air pollution to the lowest levels...
Why Nigeria, Russia, Florida have worst HIV/AIDS indices
Scientists have provided explanation why Nigeria, Russia, and Florida in the United States (US) have worst outcomes for Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV)/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) in the world.
Commissioner urges FG to prioritise healthcare as security issue
The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Jide Idris has charged the Federal Government to place healthcare as security issue.He said the nation’s healthcare system is currently in chaos and ineffective, with its global level being a major concern as Nigeria is rated very low in public health.