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Scientists record major HIV breakthroughs

11% sufferers in poor countries risk becoming resistant to AIDS-prevention drugs, dying from condition Hope for vaccine as two American-funded clinical trials launch in Africa, discovery puts brakes on virus’ ability to infect Cancer drug triggers decrease in patient’s viral load as vagina ring provides protection for women with cheating partners Two United States (U.S.)-funded trials for Human Immuno-deficiency Virus ...

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Contrary to popular thinking, cough drugs could be toxic??

A senior doctor has urged parents not to give kids cough and cold medicines or syrups. Rather, he said, honey and lemon should be used to treat cough. Dr. Oliver Bevington warned that over-the-counter treatments may not work and the ingredients could have side-effects or be toxic in large doses. He also said many cough syrups contain paracetamol, which could ...

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U.S. scientists discover possible cure for leukemia

Group of American scientists have found a new possibility to cure leukemia, the results of a new study showed on Tuesday. Leukemia is a deadly disease that knocks down patients as young as only seven years old. In the study published in Journal Nature Medicine, the group of scientists from Stanford University and National Institute of Health (NIH) found that ...

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What Nigeria can do about Antimicrobial Resistance

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a growing global public health concern. The rapid emergence of drug resistant microorganisms worldwide is undermining the efficacy of available antibiotics. According to some estimates, super bugs now kill more than 100,000 people globally, every year. On our current trajectory, this number is projected to rise to 10,000,000 per year by 2050. It will cost world ...

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Vitamin D pills help burns heal, prevent scarring

Vitamin D supplements can help speed up the time taken for burns to heal, and prevent scarring, a new study suggests.The vitamin which is produced naturally in the body when the skin comes into contact with sunshine, is believed to help protect against burning. Previous studies have shown that vitamin D supplements help decrease inflammation, redness and swelling after sunburn, ...

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Alert!!! Ebola-like virus breaks out in Uganda

An outbreak of a lethal virus ‘clinically similar’ to Ebola has broken out in Uganda, concerned health chiefs have announced. Marburg virus disease (MVD), which kills up to 88 per cent of people it strikes, is considered to be one of the most deadly pathogens in existence. Five cases have been identified so far as international aid agencies have rushed ...

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Study: Marijuana associated with better sexual performance, libido

Marijuana boosts libido and enhances sexual performance, a new study has found – despite previous research suggesting the opposite. For years, many scientists have associated the drug with sexual dysfunction. But new research by the Stanford University School of Medicine, United States (U.S.), has found that, on the contrary, cannabis users have 20 percent more sex than non-users – and ...

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Paracetamol in pregnancy could double child’s risk of attention deficit disorder

Women who use a lot of the common pain reliever acetaminophen during pregnancy may be more likely to have children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) than those who don’t use the drug, a Norwegian study suggests. Researchers analyzed data on almost 113,000 children and their parents, including 2,246 kids who were diagnosed with ADHD. Almost half of the mothers ...

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Legalizing marijuana can increase use – Study

Legalising marijuana can lead to increased use of the drug, according to a French study that looked at consumption levels in two US states and Uruguay in the midst of a debate over France’s narcotics laws. The study conducted by France’s National Institute of Higher Security and Justice Studies and the French Observatory for Drugs and Drug Addiction examined data ...

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Antibiotic resistance and public awareness!!! By Pharm. Ibrahim Aminu Shehu

Antibiotic resistance and public awareness!!! By Pharm. Ibrahim Aminu Shehu ibrahimaminushehu@gmail.com +2347063431873 29th Sept. 2017. In simple term antibiotic resistance; refers to the failure of antibiotic drugs in respond to bacterial infections such as Tuberculosis, Malaria, Typhoid, Cholera, leprosy, pneumonia etc. It occurs when bacteria change in a way that reduces the effectiveness of drugs, chemicals, or other agents designed ...

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