Tribunal deregisters two pharmacists for misconduct
The Pharmacists Council of Nigeria Disciplinary Tribunal (PCNDT) has deregisters two pharmacists- Linus Joseph Agbo and Iyekekpolor Williams Esosa- for professional misconduct.
Medical activities grounded at FMC Owerri as strike persists
The medical activities at the Federal Medical Centre, Owerri, capital of Imo state have remained grounded, for about two weeks, following industrial action embarked by medical and allied workers of the institution under the aegis of Nigerian Union of Allied Health Professionals (NUAHP) and Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria (MAHWUH).
Thalassemia: A genetic blood disorder
Thalassemia is an inherited blood disorder, which manifests early in childhood, usually in the first year itself.
The Helium Conundrum (5)
THE strategic value of helium first became apparent during World War I (1914-1918)—which erupted barely a decade after the Dexter episode. A U.K. scientist proposed that lighter-than-air flying craft (dirigibles) be inflated with the inert gas, instead of highly flammable hydrogen.
CMUL inducts 83 doctors, harps on professionalism
Vice-Chancellor of University of Lagos (UNILAG), Prof. Rahmon Ade-Bello, has appealed to newly inducted medical doctors from College of Medicine (CMUL) of the university to live according to the oath of the profession and desist from acts that can lead to the withdrawal of their license.
Strokes steal eight years’ worth of brain function
Having a stroke ages a person’s brain function by almost eight years, new research finds — robbing them of memory and thinking speed as measured on cognitive tests. In both black and white patients, having had a stroke meant that their score on a 27-item test of memory and thinking speed had dropped as much…
NACA dismisses report on HIV/AIDS accounting for 59.3% of female deaths
'Strengthening health systems decreases virus prevalence’ The National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) has dismissed report in one of the national dailies, not The Guardian Newspapers, which quoted a National Bureau of Statistics Report titled “Statistical Report on Women and Men in Nigeria” that said “Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV)/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)…
Scientists out for dinosaur blood
Scientists said Tuesday they have discovered what appear to be red blood cells and collagen fibres in dinosaur bones, a find that may boost prospects of prising organic remains from a much wider range of fossils. Using molecular microscopy, a British team analysed eight bone fragments from dinosaurs that lived some 75 million years ago,…
Creativity and psychosis share a genetic source: study
Artistic creativity may share genetic roots with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, according to a study published on Monday. The research, published in the journal Nature Neuroscience, delves into a well-known genetic database -- the deCODE library of DNA codes derived from samples provided by the population of Iceland. The authors first compared genetic and medical…
Kaldi Africa inaugurates premier coffee, tea roastery in Lagos
Coffee lovers in the country may begin to refresh their taste buds for a new yummy experience that local beverage market has got to offer. This is as the Kaldi premier roastery shop opens to serve over 300 flavours of freshly brewed coffee and tea.