Scientists find gene responsible for sleep deprivation

The sleep habits of fruit flies are remarkably similar to humans. They get most of their sleep at night, certain drugs and stimulants like caffeine can negatively affect their sleep, and if they get a lousy night's sleep it can even affect their memory performance.

But what can they tell us [...]

Mon, 28 March 2016

400, 000 children die from diarrhoea, pneumonia in Nigeria annually

As Nigeria joins the rest of the world in commemoration of the 2016 International World Water Day, the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, PSN, and Partnership for Advocacy in Child and Family Health, PACFaH, has revealed that about 400, 000 Nigerian children die from diarrhoea and pneumonia, annually. [...]

Mon, 28 March 2016

PSN, PACFaH task Lagos gov’t on essential drugs

In order to eradicate childhood killer diseases like pneumonia and diarrhoea in Lagos state, the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, PSN and Partnership for Advocacy in Child and Family Health, PACFaH, has tasked the state government on procurement of first line drug in the management of the diseases.< [...]

Sat, 19 March 2016

Unilever, NDA walk to promote oral hygiene

Aimed at promoting awareness on oral hygiene, the Nigerian Dental Association, NDA, and Unilever Nigerian Plc, has embarked on a road-walk to commemorate this year’s World Oral Health Day, WOHD.

The 10 kilometre walk, which started from the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH, Idi -A [...]

Sat, 19 March 2016

Nordica, Diamond Bank walk for endometriosis

As part of its annual Endo Walk aimed at breaking the silence on endometriosis, Nordica Fertility Centre and Diamond Bank have partnered to raise awareness by walking five kilometres to keep women on the alert. 

The five kilometer walk organised by Endometriosis Support Group of Nigeria, E [...]

Mon, 14 March 2016

Lagos gov’t, Mirabel partner to celebrate rape survivors

To mark International Women's Day 2016, Mirabel Centre in collaboration with the Lagos State Domestic Violence and Sexual Response Team, DVSRT, and the Motherhood magazine teamed up to celebrate survivors of rape. 

Speaking to journalists, Executive Director, Mirabel Centre, Itoro Eze- [...]

Mon, 14 March 2016

Unilever to reach 10mn children on tooth maintenance by 2020

As parts of efforts to reduce the prevalence of oral health problems in the country, Unilever Nigeria plc has said that it will reach about 10 million Nigerian children on tooth maintenance by 2020.

Speaking at a press conference in Lagos to mark the World Oral Health Day, WOHD, the Brand build [...]

Mon, 07 March 2016

U.S., Nigeria, Launch $20mn women’s health initiative

In a move aimed at reducing maternal mortality, the United States and the Federal Government along with General Electric, GE, have launched a new mother-and-child health initiative that would expand access to pre-natal screenings to more than 2 million expectant mothers across Nigeria by 2020. 

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