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Losing weight can decrease headaches

For migraine sufferers with obesity, losing weight can decrease headaches and improve quality of life, researchers from Italy and the United States report. The results of their meta-analysis will be presented Saturday, March 23 at ENDO 2019, the Endocrine Society's annual meeting in New Orleans, L [...]

Fri, 15 November 2019


Running linked to significantly lower risk of early death

Any amount of running is linked to a significantly lower risk of death from any cause, finds a pooled analysis of the available evidence, published online in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.

 

If more people took up running -- and they wouldn't have to run far or fast -- [...]

Fri, 15 November 2019


NAFDAC aims at 60 percent local manufacturing of drugs

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, said it would ensure that 60 percent of the drugs being imported into the country were manufactured locally.

The director-general of the agency, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, disclosed this at a press briefing in Abuja.

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Fri, 15 November 2019


U.S. reiterates commitment to health, wellbeing of Nigerians

The United States Government has reiterated its commitment to work with the Nigerian government to improve the health and wellbeing of the Nigerians.

This according to the Chargé d’Affaires of the U.S. Embassy, Ms. Kathleen FitzGibbon, is part of the long-standing diplomatic, econo [...]

Sun, 27 October 2019


Ebola vaccine still effective when highly diluted, study finds

A single dose of a highly diluted VSV-Ebola virus (EBOV) vaccine -- approximately one-millionth of what is in the vaccine being used to help control the ongoing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) -- remains fully protective against disease in experimentally infected monkeys, [...]

Sun, 20 October 2019


Phone, computer light may accelerate aging - Study

Prolonged exposure to blue light, such as that which emanates from your phone, computer and household fixtures, could be affecting your longevity, even if it's not shining in your eyes.

New research at Oregon State University suggests that the blue wavelengths produced by light-emitting dio [...]

Sun, 20 October 2019


Contraceptive cancer free, no negative effect for child spacing

The director of family planning, Federal Ministry of Health, Adebimpe Adebiyi, has said family planning or the uses of contraceptives do not cause cancer.

Mrs Adebiyi disclosed this at the National Health Dialogue held in Abuja.

The two-day event with the theme “Universal Health Co [...]

Sun, 20 October 2019


PSN seeks ban on hawking of psychotic drugs

The Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, PSN, has called for the removal of psychotic drugs from the streets hawkers and those that sell in a commercial bus.

The president Pharmaceutical society of Nigeria, PSN, Sam Ohuabunwa, stated this at a briefing in Abuja, organised by the society to mark t [...]

Sun, 13 October 2019


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