Martha said for several months she kept feeling persistent burning pain in her upper abdomen which grew worse whenever she finished eating. She also suffered from nausea and bloating. Initially she felt relieved from the indigestion when she drank water, but with time the pain got worse. She went to the hospital and was diagnosed […]

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A professor of population Health and Medicine at the New York University School of Medicine, United States of America, Gbenga Ogedegbe, has urged patients suffering from Alzheimer’s disease to engage in regular exercise and to eat healthy foods to improve their condition. Ogedegbe said this at a lecture organised by the Gabi-Williams Alzheimer’s Foundation to […]

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Mosquitoes can harbor thousands of malaria-causing parasites in their bodies, yet while slurping blood from a victim, they transmit just a tiny fraction of them. In an effort to define precisely the location of the parasite bottleneck, Johns Hopkins Medicine scientists say they have discovered that the parasites are stopped by a roadblock along the […]

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For respiratory infections in children under 12, physicians are increasingly more likely to recommend antihistamines and less likely to recommend cough and cold medicines, a Rutgers study found. Antihistamines are widely used over-the-counter to treat various allergic conditions. However, these medicines have little known benefit for children with colds, and some older antihistamines cause sedation […]

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Dr Betta Edu, former Director General of Cross River Primary Health Care Development Agency (CRPHCDA) on Tuesday advised women who refused to breastfeed their babies for fear of having saggy breast that “the breast would definitely change shape and size with age.” She said this in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in […]

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The National Agency for Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has called for mandatory listing of agro-chemical dealers in the country with the view to curbing the influx of fake and substandard agro-chemicals and other farm inputs into the market. The Director General of the agency, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, made the call in Kano on Tuesday […]

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Experts have said the use of dental amalgam in surgeries and other procedures in many Nigerian hospitals and clinics has negative effects on human health and the environment. Dental amalgam is a common material used to fill cavities – holes that form in the teeth. The expert said it should not be used in children […]

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The Kwara executives of Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) has commended the management of Biomedical Pharmaceuticals, the pioneer manufacturers of Intravenous fluids for producing quality products. The Pharmaceutical body made the comment during the visit to the revamped factory of the company on Friday, 21st June ,2019. During the visit, PSN Kwara Chairman, Pharm. Alli Bakau commended the management team led by Mr. […]

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Dying of viral hepatitis in Africa is a bigger threat than dying of AIDS, malaria or tuberculosis, the World Health Organisation has warned. In its first-ever scorecard assessing the prevalence of—and response to—hepatitis, it said only three of the 47 countries in region are on track to eliminate the disease. Viral hepatitis affects one in […]

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Prof. Ravi Gupta is a Professor of Clinical Microbiology and a Wellcome Trust Senior Fellow. In March this year he presented a ground breaking research on a potential cure for HIV using stem cell transplantation. He was among researchers at the University College London (UCL) that treated the HIV positive man referred to as ‘London […]

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