Sunday , 10 December 2017
Breaking News

In The News…!!!

PSN seeks National Rehabilitation Centre

Worried by the alarming rate of drug abuse in Nigeria, the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) said it is working on a proposal for the establishment of National Rehabilitation Centre for Drug Abuse to be presented to both the legislative and executive arms of the Federal Government. “We are leaving no stone unturned in our drive to eradicate drug abuse and ...

Read More »

Nigeria, Rwanda record increase in malaria cases

Malaria cases have shot up in Nigeria, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, according to statistics from the 2017 World Malaria Report. This is coming at the time that the world has set a target to eliminate the disease by 90 per cent in 2030. Experts at the World Health Organisation who coordinated and researched the figures said these ...

Read More »

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 ...

Read More »

WHO confirms 10.5% failure rate of all medical products in Nigeria

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has issued a red alert saying that an estimated one in every 10 medical products circulating in low- and middle-income countries, including Nigeria, is either substandard or falsified. WHO, in conjunction with the first report from the Global Surveillance and Monitoring System published last week, yesterday, published a research that estimates a 10.5 per cent ...

Read More »

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 ...

Read More »

Vagina ring that provides secret HIV protection for women with cheating partners

Women in Malawi have adopted a secret preventive measure against HIV infection from their partners who they suspect of cheating or who refuse to wear a condom. A silicon ring is inserted into the vagina which secretes an antiretroviral drug that prevents the virus from being contracted. A similar size to the contraceptive diaphragm, the device – that fits high ...

Read More »

Pharmacists Alumni Donate Generating sets, Microscopes, to Faculty of Pharmacy, UNIBEN

B. Parm Class Set of 1987 2, Balogun Street, Ikeja, Lagos, Lagos State Email dehikhuemen@yahoo.com, aifama@hotmail.com Pharmacists Alumni Donate Generating sets, Microscopes, Weighing Balances to Faculty of Pharmacy, UNIBEN Members of the 1987 Set of Pharmacy graduates from the University of Benin recently gathered together in Benin City, from all over the world, as part of Reunion activities to mark ...

Read More »

World’s first smart condom detects STIs, rates men’s performance

A British company has released the first pictures of a ‘smart condom’ which collects very intimate data about the sex life of anyone brave enough to wear it. The device is called the i.Con and can detect sexually transmitted infections as well as sending data about a sex session straight to the wearer’s smartphone. British Condoms said its ‘revolutionary wearable ...

Read More »

World AIDS Day: 28,000 condoms distributed in Abuja, others

An NGO, AIDS Healthcare Foundation, says it has distributed 28,000 condoms in six states of the federation to commemorate the 2017 World AIDS Day. The Senior Nursing Officer of AHF, Mrs. Christy Awunor, made this known in Abuja on Friday while speaking at an event commemorating the World AIDS Day. Awunor said that distribution of the condoms would help to ...

Read More »

ADDRESS BY PROF MOJISOLA CHRISTIANAH ADEYEYE AT OFFICIAL RECEPTION AS DIRECTOR GENERAL (NAFDAC). NAFDAC CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS, ABUJA

Protocol: Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen It is a great pleasure to meet with all of you today on my assumption of office as the Director-General of NAFDAC. Let me start by appreciating the warm reception given to me as many of you are meeting me for the very first time. Your presence here signifies your readiness to join in charting ...

Read More »