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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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What you should know about the dreaded MonkeyPox

MONKEYPOX FACTS Monkeypox is a rare disease that occurs primarily in remote parts of Central and West Africa, near tropical rainforests. The monkeypox virus can cause a fatal illness in humans and, although it is similar to human smallpox which has been eradicated, it is much milder. The monkeypox virus is transmitted to people from various wild animals but has ...

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Why it’s necessary to protect adolescent from STDs

In my last piece, I established that the health of the girl child is so important in the adolescence period because of the numbers of hormonal agents at play. I will take it further today by focusing on how to prevent and protect the adolescent girls from contracting sexually transmitted diseases, oral cancers, genital warts and cancer of the cervix ...

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How worrying affects your health

We all worry from time to time. But if you can’t shake it after a few weeks or it starts to get in the way of your normal work or home life, talk to your doctor. It can take a toll on your health and might be linked to an anxiety disorder. Therapy, drugs, and other strategies can help. Nervous ...

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US approves first gene therapy for cancer

The United States approved the first gene therapy against cancer on Wednesday — a treatment that uses a patient’s own immune cells to fight leukemia — opening a new era in the fight against one of the world’s top killers. The treatment is made by Novartis and is called Kymriah (tisagenlecleucel). This type of anti-cancer immunotherapy, known as a CAR-T ...

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Warning signs of Type 2 diabetes

When you have this disease, your body does a poor job turning the carbohydrates in food into energy. This causes sugar to build up in your blood. Over time it raises your risk for heart disease, blindness, nerve and organ damage, and other serious conditions. It strikes people of all ages, and early symptoms are mild. About one out of ...

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Effective Communication Skills for Pharmacists….. Part 2

Sometime ago, we published the part 1 on “effective communication skills for pharmacists”. In case you missed it, click here  Now here is the part 2 Verbal Communication —Essential verbal communication skills include the ability to listen, understand, and respond to what people say (active listening) and the ability to interpret nonverbal communication and respond in a way that encourages continued ...

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Scientists begin trial for multi-drug resistant malaria in Africa

Medical scientists on Monday launched a patient trial for “KAF156”, a next-generation anti-malarial compound with the potential to treat drug-resistant strains of the malaria parasite in Africa. Global healthcare firms, Novatis and Medicines for Malaria Ventre (MMV) said in a joint statement on that the trial will test the efficacy of “KAF156” in combination with a new, improved formulation of ...

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What to know about gastroenteritis

It is an intestinal infection marked by watery diarrhoea, abdominal cramps, nausea or vomiting, and sometimes fever. The most common way to develop viral gastroenteritis — often called stomach flu — is through contact with an infected person or by ingesting contaminated food or water. If you’re otherwise healthy, you’ll likely recover without complications. But for infants, older adults and ...

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