Furore over recent Earth tremors in Abuja
The earth tremor that lasted for three days in Mpape and some parts of Maitama district in Federal Capital Territory (FCT) left not only residents, but also the whole country...
AFRH moves to strengthen IVF treatment practice, awareness in Nigeria
As part of efforts to enhance fertility treatment benefits across the board for patients, the Association for Fertility and Reproductive Health (AFRH) is set to address...
Scientists discover new method to convert sunlight into fuel
Researchers have successfully split water into hydrogen and oxygen by altering the photosynthetic machinery in plants as part of their quest to harness solar power. Photosynthesis is the process where plants convert sunlight into energy, producing oxygen as by-product when the water absorbed by plants is ‘split’. It is one of the most important reactions…
GMOs: Nigeria making steady progress
In the last two weeks, the scientific community in Nigeria has been agog with celebration of two main feats that showed genetically modified products have come to stay and that Nigerians are eager and ready to adopt it.
Upgrading pharmacy degree for effective practice to boost patient care
The pharmaceutical sector has raised concern on the need to re-evaluate the professional doctorate in pharmacy.According to pharmacists, the degree has received low recognition in the country and its healthcare space.
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 ....