The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, has advised Nigerians against the use of bleaching or whitening chemicals because they could result to cancer and kidney malfunction.
Director-General of NAFDAC, Prof. Moji Adeyeye, gave the warning recently in Abuj [...]
Regularly eating fried food is linked with a heightened risk of death from any cause and heart-related death, among postmenopausal women, finds a US study in The BMJ today.
Foods such as fried chicken and fried fish/shellfish were associated with a higher risk of heart-related death, particular [...]
Nature is so complex that natural molecules used for i.e. cancer treatment still can't be produced by chemical synthesis. Today, major chemical and pharmaceutical companies harvest large amounts of rare plants and seeds in order to extract valuable substances.
But the production methods bas [...]
We like to keep the air in our homes as clean as possible, and sometimes we use HEPA air filters to keep offending allergens and dust particles at bay.
But some hazardous compounds are too small to be trapped in these filters. Small molecules like chloroform, which is present in small amounts i [...]
President Muhammadu Buhari has proposed a recurrent expenditure of N315.62 billion for the ministry of health in its 2019 appropriation bill summited to the National Assembly.
This is about 46.3 billion increase from last year’s recurrent expenditure, which was N269.3 billion.< [...]
A Newcastle University study involving thousands of families is helping prospective parents work out whether they are likely to have sons or daughters.
The work by Corry Gellatly, a research scientist at the university, has shown that men inherit a tendency to have more sons or more daughters f [...]
Persons With Disabilities, PWDs, have called for inclusiveness and equality in order to create enabling environment for the disabled.
At a media roundtable to commemorate the 2018 International Day of Persons with Disabilities in Lagos with the theme: "Empowering persons with disabilities [...]
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) says Nigeria, West and Central Africa face “disruptive” new trends regarding drug trafficking and abuse.
Yury Fedotov, executive director of UNODC, said this while briefing the UN Security Council session, presided by Côte d [...]
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