Health

Scientists to produce anti-cancer drugs in yeast

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 [...]

Sun, 30 December 2018


New houseplant can clean your home’s air

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 [...]

Sun, 30 December 2018


2019 budget: Health ministry gets N315.62bn

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.

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Sun, 30 December 2018


Boy or girl? It’s in the father’s genes

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 [...]

Sat, 22 December 2018


People with disability demand inclusiveness, equality

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 [...]

Sat, 22 December 2018


UN raises alarm over abuse of tramadol in Nigeria

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 [...]

Sat, 22 December 2018


The potentially deadly bacterium that’s on everyone’s skin

Forget MRSA and E. coli. There's another bacterium that is becoming increasingly dangerous due to antibiotic resistance -- and it's present on the skin of every person on the planet.

A close relative of MRSA, Staphylococcus epidermidis, is a major cause of life-threatening infections af [...]

Sat, 15 December 2018


Health ministry, UNICEF commence strategy review on newborns

Ministry of Health in collaboration with UNICEF and other partners have commenced the review of National Integrated Reproductive Maternal Newborn Child, Adolescent Health, Nutrition, Social and Behavior Change Strategy for 2019 to 2023. 

Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, who declare [...]

Sat, 15 December 2018


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