Date archive forDecember, 2016
By Solomon Ojigbo On Saturday, December 31st, 2016
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Applications of enzymes in industry

Enzymes are proteins which are responsible for catalysing most metabolic reactions occurring in biological systems. Enzymes are highly selective and specific in their activity, as they usually catalyse only one More...

By admin On Thursday, December 29th, 2016
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Lassa Fever Killed More People Between 2015 and 2016 – NCDC

According to the Nigeria Centre of Disease Control (NCDC) within the past 15 months a total 273 infections have been recorded and 149 people died from contracting Lassa fever. “Of these, 165 cases and 89 deaths More...

By admin On Thursday, December 29th, 2016
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Niger state government partners with international NGO on free eye surgery

Albasar International Foundation in collaboration with the Niger State Government conducted a FREE EYE SURGERY for Nigerlites battling with various eye defects. About 400 persons benefited from the eye programme More...

By admin On Wednesday, December 28th, 2016
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Nurses lead campaign against rape

In what would be tagged the first of its kind is a campaign against rape held by the Institute of Nursing Research (INR-FCNSWZ), Nigeria in Ekiti state earlier November this year. The programme tagged “THE MENACE More...

By admin On Wednesday, December 28th, 2016
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National orthopaedic hospital dala Kano healthcare workers embark on an indefinite strike

Nurses and other healthcare workers at the National Orthopaedic Hospital Dala Kano today embarked on indefinite strike action. The strike is sequel to the 5 days warning strike that was embarked upon about two weeks More...

By Solomon Ojigbo On Monday, December 26th, 2016
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Contact lens wireless sensors for ocular diagnostics

Glaucoma is an irreversible progressive disease of the eye characterised by abnormally high intraocular pressure (IOP) which causes damage to the optic nerves (the light sensitive and signal transmitting tissues More...

By admin On Saturday, December 24th, 2016
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The origin and health risk of plastic rice

Since early 2011, social media rumours have asserted plastic rice was being manufactured in China, exported, and consumed by people in other countries unaware the rice they were eating was in fact not a food at More...

By admin On Saturday, December 24th, 2016
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Hormone-disrupting compound provides new approach to malaria control

A chemical that disrupts biological processes in female mosquitoes may be just as effective as insecticides in reducing the spread of malaria, according to a new study from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The More...

By admin On Friday, December 23rd, 2016
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May and Baker promotes three senior management officers

Pharmaceutical giant, May & Baker Nigeria Plc has announced the promotion of three senior management officers to the position of Executive Directors. The new members on the Board of Directors of the company More...

By admin On Friday, December 23rd, 2016
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Experimental Ebola vaccine provides 100% protection against the disease

An experimental Ebola vaccine was highly protective against the deadly virus in a major trial in Guinea, according to results published today in The Lancet. The vaccine is the first to prevent infection from one More...

By admin On Thursday, December 22nd, 2016
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Season’s Greetings From All of Us At Pharmanews

The management and staff of Pharmanews Limited wish you and your family the best of the Christmas season and the new year 2017. We assure you of improved services next year. Have a merry Xmas and a prosperous new More...

By admin On Wednesday, December 21st, 2016
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May and Baker boss forcast scarcity of essential medicines by 2017

According to Mr Nnamdi Okafor, Nigerians should prepare for scarsity of essential drugs in 2017. Mr Okafor, the managing director of May and Baker Plc spoke at his office on tuesday also lamented the though situation More...

By admin On Wednesday, December 21st, 2016
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Lassa Fever Resurfaces In Ogun State, Claims Two Lives

Activities at the Federal Medical Centre, Idi-Aba, Abeokuta, on Tuesday were paralysed as medical personnel and patients deserted the hospital after Lassa Fever claimed two lives in the hospital. The victims More...

By admin On Tuesday, December 20th, 2016
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Holiday Drinking Can Damage Your Brain, Expert Warns

For many, the holidays are indeed the most wonderful time of the year. Families and friends come together and enjoy food, good cheer – and, often, alcohol. Commercially speaking, alcohol and the holidays seem More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Tuesday, December 20th, 2016
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Why You Need To Exercise During Winter

As the yuletide usually falls during the winter, it’s a time people go on holidays and picnics, and merriment at its peak. While many may seize the period to add some flesh, a seasoned physiologist has advised More...

By admin On Monday, December 19th, 2016
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Users Beware: Facebook, Instagram Reduce Bedroom Activities, Study Finds

Scientists have reiterated it overtime that your health status has a direct impact on your sex life, and this has shown with people managing one condition or the other. However, in what sounds like an incredible More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Monday, December 19th, 2016
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Akintayo, Gbolagade Pledge Support For YPG-NG

The immediate past president of PSN, Pharm Olumide Akintayo, and the PSN National Secretary General, Pharm. Gbolagade Iyiola, have thrown their weight behind the activities of the Young Pharmacists Group, Nigeria More...

By admin On Sunday, December 18th, 2016
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UNICEF partners with Malawi on the first humanitarian drone testing corridor in Africa

The Government of Malawi and UNICEF have announced the establishment of an air corridor to test potential humanitarian use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) – also known as drones. The corridor is the first More...

By admin On Saturday, December 17th, 2016
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UNICEF executive director laments the health situation of children in north-east Nigeria

Statement by Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director, on the situation of children in Nigeria “The violent conflict in northeast Nigeria has left children severely malnourished and at risk of death.” “In More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Friday, December 16th, 2016
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Regular Jogging Can Boost Your Memory, Study Finds

A new study conducted by researchers from the University of Arizona, have found that running stimulates your brain and also helps to keep you alert. The scientists who studied 11 male runners aged between 18 and More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Friday, December 16th, 2016
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Alpians close the year in grand style

It was merriment galore for all Lady Pharmacists in Lagos on Thursday, December 15, 2016 as they gathered at the Conference Hall of the Neuro-Psychiaric Hospital, Yaba, Lagos for the 2016 ALPS Forum. Some Alpians More...

By admin On Thursday, December 15th, 2016
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Novartis launches SMS for Life 2.0 in Nigeria to help improve access to essential medicines

SMS for Life 2.0 launches for the first time in Kaduna State, Nigeria’s third most populous region, in collaboration with the Kaduna State Ministry of Health Program uses smartphones and tablet computers to improve More...

By admin On Thursday, December 15th, 2016
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WHO report shows impact of devastated health services in north-eastern Nigeria

One third of more than 700 health facilities in Borno State, north-eastern Nigeria, have been completely destroyed, according to a report released today by WHO. Of those facilities remaining, one third are not functioning More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Thursday, December 15th, 2016
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Young Pharmacists Group-Nigeria Visits Pharmacist Corps at Lagos NYSC Camp

In a bid to build a sustainable structure for the Young Pharmacists Group-Nigeria (YPG-NG) the national executive of the YPG-NG, led by the President, Pharm. Benjamin Onimisi, paid a visit to the 2016 Batch B Stream More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Wednesday, December 14th, 2016
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UK Pharmacists Lament Drugs Scarcity

It is no longer business as usual for pharmacists practicing in the United Kingdom, as they are experiencing what has been described as worst drugs scarcity ever, a situation which has landed many patients in the More...

By admin On Wednesday, December 14th, 2016
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Malaria control improves for vulnerable in Africa

WHO’s World Malaria Report 2016 reveals that children and pregnant women in sub-Saharan Africa have greater access to effective malaria control. Across the region, a steep increase in diagnostic testing for children More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Wednesday, December 14th, 2016
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PSN Commiserates with UNIBEN Pharmacy Faculty over the Death of 3 Pharmacists

The Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) has sent her condolence message to the families, the entire members of the Faculty of Pharmacy and the University of Benin Community, over the sudden death of three pharmacists More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Friday, December 9th, 2016
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Smokers Beware: Cannabis Can Damage Link between Retina and Brain

Researchers from the Pole Hospitalo-Universitaire de Psychiatrie du Grand Nancy in France have found that regular cannabis use could damage eyesight. The study conducted in France has found prolonged marijuana use More...

By admin On Wednesday, December 7th, 2016
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How Nestle Nigeria Is Coping Despite Economic Meltdown – Ifezulike

Engr David Chidolue Ifezulike is the Chairman of Nestle Nigeria Plc, which is part of Nestle Central and Africa Region (CWAR), headquartered in Accra, Ghana. He recently marked his 70th birthday and feted friends More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Wednesday, December 7th, 2016
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Why Health Writers Must Up Their Skills

“Health is like money, we never have a true idea of its value until we lose it.”  ~Josh Billings That health is wealth is a truism, which many people seem to take for granted until they experience the many More...

By George Emetuche On Tuesday, December 6th, 2016
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Unbreakable Laws of Sales 7th Law: Selling is like fishing – you need the line, the hook and the bait

If you aren’t going all the way, why go at all? –  Joe Namath There is a price for everything. Even the item that is classified as priceless still has a selling price. Its selling price is ‘‘priceless!’’ More...

By Yusuff Moshood On Tuesday, December 6th, 2016
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Beyond Recession And Depression

The year 2016, for many Nigerians will go down in history as the year of economic recession.  The economic downturn in this outgoing year has had far-reaching impacts on Nigeria and Nigerians. The seriousness of More...

By admin On Tuesday, December 6th, 2016
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Leadership Inspirations For Excellence (Life) Series

12 stressful things that extraordinary leaders do not tolerate Needless tolerations can bleed you dry of energy and make it impossible for you to function effectively as a leader. You can’t live a happy, successful, More...

By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Tuesday, December 6th, 2016
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Large Turnout At Biofem’s Diabetes Camps

No fewer than 200 people benefited from the open camps initiated by Biofem Pharmaceuticals Limited, maker of Biobetic, in celebration of this year’s World Diabetes Day. World Diabetes Day is celebrated annually More...

By Yusuff Moshood On Tuesday, December 6th, 2016
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PCN committed to strengthening, regulating pharmacy technicians – Mohammed

Pharmacy technicians are important stakeholders of the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) and the Council is committed to regulating and enhancing their operations, Pharm. N.A.E. Moahmmed, registrar, PCN, has More...

By Adebayo Oladejo On Monday, December 5th, 2016
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Lagos ALPS partners traditional birth attendants on cancer awareness

As part of  efforts to reduce the incidence of cancer and its destructive impact on family life, the Association of Lady Pharmacists (ALPs), Lagos State Chapter has organised a sensitisation programme for traditional More...

By Yusuff Moshood On Monday, December 5th, 2016
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Ferring holds infertility treatment lecture, launches Menopaur

Ferring Pharmaceuticals, a research-driven specialty biopharmaceutical group headquartered in Switzerland, has pledged its commitment to collaborating with stakeholders in the healthcare sector, especially those More...

By Yusuff Moshood On Monday, December 5th, 2016
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Ducit Blue, Gwarinpa General Hospital raise awareness on antimicrobial resistance

Ducit Blue Solutions, a health consulting firm, and Gwarinpa General Hospital, Abuja, are leading the campaign to sensitise Nigerians on antimicrobial resistance. The two organisations recently organised a week-long More...

By Ifeanyi Atueyi On Friday, December 2nd, 2016
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Activate Your Business Ideas

People who succeed in business are not necessarily those who have the best ideas, products or services. What they have is the best application of their ideas.  What counts is what you do with your idea and how More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Friday, December 2nd, 2016
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Expert Decries HIV Prevalence Among Women, Gives PMTCT Blueprint

For Nigerian women and girls to survive the onslaught of HIV and bring forth an AIDS-free generation, it is incumbent on all stakeholders to educate them to delay coitarche age, empower them to be self-sufficient, More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Friday, December 2nd, 2016
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Meet Prof. Salako, The New NIMR DG

Professor Babatunde Lawal  Salako is the current director general/CEO of the National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR). A seasoned physician, lecturer and administrator, his voyage into the world of medicine More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Friday, December 2nd, 2016
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NIMR Proffers Strategies For Achieving Health-Related SDGs

For the health-related components of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)to be actualised before the 2030 deadline, the federal government must demonstrate more financial commitment towards implementation of More...

By admin On Thursday, December 1st, 2016
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Intellipharmaceutics Submits First of Its Kind NDA To FDA for Approval

Intellipharmaceutics International Inc. (Nasdaq : IPCI)  has filed a New Drug Application (NDA) with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) seeking authorization to market its Rexista® abuse-deterrent More...