Health

Researchers reverse cognitive impairments in mice with dementia

Reversing memory deficits and impairments in spatial learning is a major goal in the field of dementia research.

A lack of knowledge about cellular pathways critical to the development of dementia, however, has stood in the way of significant clinical advance. But now, researchers at the Le [...]

Tue, 19 June 2018


Respite for sickle-cell patients as new drug births

In furtherance of the private sector alliance with the federal government under the Public Private Partnership, PPP, arrangement, Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, witnessed the signing of Memorandum of Understanding between the National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development NIP [...]

Tue, 19 June 2018


At summit, experts advocate for more cancer funding

The fight against cancer in Nigeria, have taken another dimension as experts converged in Abuja and called for more funding in the country.

The key speaker, Senior Health Specialist, International Finance Corporation IFC of the World Bank Group, Dr.Olumide Okunola, in his presentation titled, & [...]

Tue, 19 June 2018


U.S. dedicates new $5m medical warehouse

 

Officials from the U.S. Agency for International Development, USAID, joined Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, to commission a central medical storage facility that will enable the Ministry to supply quality, life-saving health commodities to millions of Nigerians.

The $5.2 [...]

Sun, 03 June 2018


FG, U.S sign MoU on HIV/AIDS indicator, impact survey

The Federal Government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the United States on the Nigeria HIV/AIDS Indicator and Impact assessment Survey, NAIIS.

The survey which is expected to be the largest household survey ever done in Africa would give excellent information on Nigerian governme [...]

Sun, 03 June 2018


Daily egg consumption may reduce heart disease

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death and disability worldwide, including China, mostly due to ischaemic heart disease and stroke (including both haemorrhagic and ischaemic stroke).

Unlike ischaemic heart disease, which is the leading cause of premature death in most Wester [...]

Mon, 28 May 2018


FG, UNICEF sign MoU for procurement of therapeutic food

The Federal Government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, with the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund, UNICEF, for the procurement of Ready to Use Therapeutic Food, RUTF. 

The partnership is to serve as counterpart contribution for the procurement and di [...]

Mon, 28 May 2018


Many with migraines have vitamin deficiencies, says study

A high percentage of children, teens and young adults with migraines appear to have mild deficiencies in vitamin D, riboflavin and coenzyme Q10 -- a vitamin-like substance found in every cell of the body that is used to produce energy for cell growth and maintenance.

These deficiencies may be i [...]

Mon, 28 May 2018


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