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Malaria vaccine just a step away

• GSK submits findings from Phase III trials in Nigeria, others By Onche Odeh    Data from the phase III vaccine trial programme conducted for Glaxo SmithKline (GSK)’s malaria vaccine…

NAFDAC and Ebola outbreak

As if the National Agency for Food Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) got an inkling that the dreaded Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) will emerge in Nigeria with accompanying symptoms associated…

Scientists obtain more secrets of Ebola virus

• Outcomes show positive dimension to recent outbreaks By Onche Odeh    Outcomes of the recent Ebola Virus Disease outbreak in Nigeria and other countries have shown that about 50…

Nigeria awaits data-driven research technology

Imagine a strap-on gadget that could enable a doctor keep tab on his patient without physical interaction. Such technology is already being tested, as Nigerian medical experts eagerly await its…

Reproductive Health tops hurdles to youth development in Nigeria

By Onche Odeh    Poor access to Reproductive Health has emerged as a major reason youths in Nigeria are unable to develop intellectually. The issue, which was highlighted in the…

Ebola: ‘Bringing back schools resumption date high-risk decision’

• COHRED urges local research and innovation systems By Onche Odeh    The decision by the Federal Government of Nigeria to bring back the date of schools resumption across the…

Africa’s agric revolution climate may increase global carbon emissions – study

Productivity-boosting agricultural innovations in Africa could lead to an increase in global deforestation rates and carbon emissions, a Purdue University study finds. Historically, improvements in agricultural technology have conserved land…

Low dose fish oil may curb epileptic seizures

The omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil are able to cross over from the bloodstream into heart cells where they work to stabilise heart rhythm and protect against heart…

Free medical missions key to governance – Pitan

Free medical missions key to governance – Pitan

• Says it’s time to create more Adadevohs By Onche Odeh    Free medical services, especially when they are coming from someone in or close to government, are often regarded…

Researchers unveil new malaria diagnosis method

A research team from the Singapore- Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART) has devised a way to use magnetic resonance relaxometry (MRR), a close cousin…

Ebola outbreaks expose weak health system, others in Nigeria – Report

• DRC, West Africa outbreaks not linked - WHO By Onche Odeh    The spontaneous outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease in Nigeria and other West African countries is a consequence…

Intel’s new Parkinson’s monitoring technology excites Nigeria researchers, experts

By Onche Odeh   Medical researchers and experts in Nigeria are rife with expectations, as global leader in computing innovation, Intel, in conjunction with The Michael J. Fox Foundation unveil…

Nigeria’s ageing population as blessing to youths

• Making the best of Nigeria’s ageing population By Onche Odeh    That Nigeria’s population is ageing has demoralised a wide cross section of the population, especially the youth, which…

Flu, common infections can cause stroke in kids

A new study suggests that colds and other minor infections may temporarily increase stroke risk in children. The study found that the risk of stroke was increased only within a…

Congo polio strain resists vaccine

An unusually severe outbreak of poliomyelitis that hit Congo in 2010 has been linked to a strain of poliovirus that sometimes resists the immune responses mounted by vaccinated people. The…

West African Health confab to spotlight Ebola

By Onche Odeh Medical and Health experts from various parts of the world would in Sptember converge on Lagos for  the10th edition of the West African Health International Medical and…

Ebola a bioterrorism risk – Iwu

• WHO says search for more cases continues By Onche Odeh Ever wonder why the government of United States was quick to react to the outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease…

‘Nigerian insurers have capacity to cover Ebola’

By Sola Alabadan Senior Correspondent   As Nigerians and people around the world continue to dread the Ebola Virus Disease, Managing Director, Riskguard Africa Limited, Yemi Soladoye, has assured that…

Paper currency and Ebola transmission

Paper currency and Ebola transmission

By Onche Odeh   Fears that Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) could be transmitted by exchange of paper currencies may not be completely wrong, as scientists have found that paper currency…

Nigeria eyes 2014 Health Innovation Awards

Nigerians and organisations  resident in Africa with innovations for the benefit of people are rushing to beat the August 25 closing date for entry stage of this year’s one-million-dollar ($1,…

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