By admin On Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017
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World Water Day 2017: ‘Why Waste Water?’

Investing in adequate infrastructure to address efficient and sustainable wastewater management United Nations World Water Day is an international observance held every March 22 that provides an opportunity to learn More...

By admin On Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017
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Prof. Odidi visits Faculty of Pharmacy, UNILAG

Dr (Mrs) Rebecca Soremekun, senior lecturer, department of Clinical Pharmacy; Prof. Boladale Silva, dean of the Faculty; Cecilia Igwilo, distinguished professor of Pharmacy; Prof. Isa Odidi, chairman, Intellipharmaceutics More...

By admin On Saturday, March 18th, 2017
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Hip fractures in the elderly

A hip fracture, or the complete or partial break of the femur, is a common injury. However, it is more common in elderly individuals. 90% of hip fractures occur in people over the age of 65. As we age, our bones More...

By admin On Thursday, March 16th, 2017
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Baby with hydrocephalus (A tale of two Heads)

I met the baby on the ward. She was blind, deaf and unable to feed. Her head was as huge as a big watermelon and definitely too big for her neck. She could not sit, stand or walk at the age of 16 months. She was More...

By admin On Thursday, March 16th, 2017
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2017 market research report on presbyopia correction device, ibuprofen and spirulina

Orbis Research presents three valuable global market reports from the pharmaceuticals industry which can be the key for growth and expansion for the customers. The reports namely, 2017-2022 Global Top Countries More...

By admin On Tuesday, March 14th, 2017
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The key to productive living

Your life is productive when you exploit your God-given potential.  Your abilities, gifts and talents can remain untapped and unused and therefore not useful to anyone, including yourself. Potential refers to dormant More...

By admin On Friday, March 10th, 2017
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Super tips for personal breakthrough

By Pharm. Sesan Kareem People often ask me, what is a breakthrough? How can I achieve breakthrough in my health, happiness, relationship or finance? How can I move from where I am to where I desire to be? A breakthrough More...

By admin On Wednesday, March 8th, 2017
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About 1.7 million children die each year due to polluted environment – WHO

More than 1 in 4 deaths of children under 5 years of age are attributable to unhealthy environments. Every year, environmental risks – such as indoor and outdoor air pollution, second-hand smoke, unsafe water, More...

By admin On Tuesday, March 7th, 2017
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The 20 percent duty on imported medicines

The scarcity of essential medicines and the consequent hike in their prices, started last year as a result of scarce foreign exchange. This has been recently exacerbated by the new government policy which compels More...

By admin On Monday, March 6th, 2017
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Meet AIG Alex Okeke, our personality for March

Pharm. (AIG) Alex Emeka Okeke, hails from Amawbia, Awka South L.G.A. of Anambra state. He had his primary education in Awka and Kaduna between 1958 and 1964. He was at St John’s College Kaduna; Igwebuike Grammar More...

By admin On Sunday, March 5th, 2017
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R&D urgently needed for drug-resistant TB alongside other antibiotic-resistant pathogens – WHO

WHO reaffirms the critical need for research and development (R&D) of new antibiotics to tackle the threat of drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB). “Addressing drug-resistant TB research is a top priority More...

By admin On Saturday, March 4th, 2017
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WHO publishes list of bacteria for which new antibiotics are urgently needed

WHO on the 27th of February, 2017 published its first ever list of antibiotic-resistant “priority pathogens” – a catalogue of 12 families of bacteria that pose the greatest threat to human health. The More...

By admin On Wednesday, March 1st, 2017
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Parents Beware: Children in day care may be more stressed — Study finds

Norwegian researchers have measured the stress hormone cortisol in 112 toddlers from 85 different childcare centres in six municipalities, approximately five months after they started attending. Children with the More...

By admin On Tuesday, February 28th, 2017
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Mothers with children sleep less than fathers at night, study affirms

Urges mothers to get adequate rest “Getting enough sleep is a key component of overall health and can impact the heart, mind and weight. It’s important to learn what is keeping people from getting the rest More...

By admin On Tuesday, February 28th, 2017
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Buhari’s Health: Nurses call for solidarity, kick against medical tourism

Nurses under the aegis of University Graduates of Nursing Science Association (UGONSA) have called for unity among Nigerians in this trying period when the father of the country is off-color. In a statement jointly More...

By admin On Saturday, February 25th, 2017
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About 1.4 million children risk malnutrition as famine looms in Nigeria, Somalia, others – UNICEF

As UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Orlando Bloom meets children and families affected by Boko Haram violence on Niger trip Orlando Bloom speaks with Eta, 12, Bosso, Niger, 19 February 2017. Two years ago Boko Haram forced More...

By admin On Friday, February 24th, 2017
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National Healthcare Management Conference 2017 – Improving Patients’ safety

Health care has evolved greatly over the past 20 years. Our knowledge of diseases and technological innovations have all contributed to improving life expectancy during the 20th Century. But one of the greatest More...

By admin On Friday, February 24th, 2017
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300 Million People Suffer Depression, 800,000 Commit Suicide Yearly-WHO

More than 300 million people of all ages suffer from depression, which is the leading cause of disability worldwide, and is a major contributor to the overall global burden of disease, according to the World Health More...

By admin On Monday, February 20th, 2017
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Making the “Save One Million Lives” initiative work

At a time when the economy of the nation is in a depressing state, with the health sector, in particular, in doldrums, it was indeed heartwarming when the federal government announced that it had disbursed the sum More...

By admin On Sunday, February 19th, 2017
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International Conference and Exhibition on Pharmaceutical Development and Technology

Conference Series LLC invites all the participants from all over the world to attend “International Conference and Exhibition on Pharmaceutical Development and Technology” during April 24-26, 2017 in Dubai, More...

By admin On Saturday, February 18th, 2017
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5th International Conference and Exhibition on Pharmacology and Ethnopharmacology

Conference Series LLC invites all the participants across the globe to attend the “5th International Conference and Exhibition on Pharmacology & Ethnopharmacology” slated on Mar 23-25, 2017 Orlando, More...

Bwari Area Council immunises 140,273 children
By admin On Friday, February 17th, 2017
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WHO Statement on the international spread of Poliovirus

Twelfth meeting of the Emergency Committee under the International Health Regulations (2015) regarding the international spread of poliovirus The twelfth meeting of the Emergency Committee (EC) under the International More...

By admin On Friday, February 17th, 2017
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11th World Congress on Pharmaceutical Sciences and Innovations

(Monday, Feb 27 – Tuesday Feb 28 , 2017) The Organizing Committee of Conference Series LLC invites all the participants across the globe to attend the 11th World Congress on Pharmaceutical Sciences and More...

By admin On Tuesday, February 14th, 2017
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Key strategies for achieving optimum health in 2017

Do you want to have a healthy body, a peaceful mind and a fulfilled spirit this new year? Then these three master principles discussed here are for you. What is optimum health? Optimum health can simply be described More...

By admin On Monday, February 13th, 2017
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Information is key in winning the war against cancer-Pfizer

For the prevalence of cancer incidences to be drastically reduced, information dissemination on the prevention and management of the disease has been identified as crucial element. This remark was made as Pfizer More...

By admin On Sunday, February 12th, 2017
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The world must make faster progress to end female genital mutilation by 2030 – UNFPA

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin and UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake on the 2017 International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM. “It irreparably damages girls’ bodies, inflicting More...

By admin On Saturday, February 11th, 2017
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Early cancer diagnosis saves lives, cuts treatment costs – WHO

New guidance from WHO, launched ahead of World Cancer Day (4 February), aims to improve the chances of survival for people living with cancer by ensuring that health services can focus on diagnosing and treating More...

By admin On Friday, February 3rd, 2017
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Moleac’s product NeuroAiD named Asia’s new product innovation of the year for neurological disorders

NeuroAiD™ stroke treatment, marketed by Bolar Pharmaceuticals in Nigeria, has been named New Product Innovation of the Yearby Frost & Sullivan. This award recognizes healthcare products that are bringing innovative More...

By admin On Thursday, February 2nd, 2017
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Unbeatable Offers from Pharmanews

It’s a new year and we are delighted to present to you value-added services that have been specially designed to bring happenings and updates in the health industry closer to you. They are: Pharmanews e-Edition More...

By admin On Thursday, February 2nd, 2017
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African Heads of State Commit to Advancing Immunization in Africa

Heads of state from across Africa adopted a Declaration on Universal Access to Immunization in Africa, in which they endorsed the Addis Declaration on Immunization, a historic and timely pledge to ensure that everyone More...

By admin On Wednesday, February 1st, 2017
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Job satisfaction & Employee Turnover in Retail Pharmacy

By Oluwole A Williams, Bpharm (lfe), PharmD (Howard)(practising in Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA) Employers of labour in Pharmacy as in other industries normally seek to recruit candidates who are not only professionally More...

By admin On Monday, January 30th, 2017
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Pharm. Agaruwa is our January Personality

Pharm. Chibuike Uchemadu Agaruwa, chief executive officer and superintendent pharmacist of Euromed Limited, was born on 16 September, 1952. A native of Ikwuano North Local Government Area of Abia State, Agaruwa More...

By admin On Friday, January 27th, 2017
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Youth Empowerment and Nigeria’s Development: The Missing Link

By Pharm. Sesan Kareem President Muhammadu Buhari on 21 September 2016 in his address at the US-Africa business forum on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, said, “Apart from our More...

By admin On Wednesday, January 25th, 2017
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Reviving The PHC Scheme in Nigeria

The recent flagging off of a revitalisation programme to revive Primary Health Care (PHC) in Nigeria could not have come at a better time.  President Muhammadu Buhari, while inaugurating a model PHC clinic in Kurchigoro, More...

By admin On Wednesday, January 25th, 2017
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What is time ?

I tried to find out what time is and its significance in life, and observed   that it has no simple universal definition. It is defined in different contexts.  In physics, it is defined by its measurement. It More...

By admin On Tuesday, January 24th, 2017
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House of Reps Charges FMoH &PCN on Closure of Illegal Pharmacies

Worried by the nefarious activities of unqualified individuals in the trade and distribution of drugs , House of Representatives has mandated the Federal Ministry of Health and the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria, More...

By admin On Thursday, January 19th, 2017
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Oluyinka Olutoye – The surgeon with a difference

A surgeon who has made exceptional contributions to the art and science of surgery, Prof. Oluyinka Olutoye has without a doubt distinguished himself in the medical field. Prof. Oluyinka Olutoye He is the Nigerian More...

By admin On Wednesday, January 18th, 2017
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Early moments matter for children’s brain development – UNICEF

UNICEF today launched #EarlyMomentsMatter, a new campaign supported by the LEGO Foundation to drive increased awareness about the importance of the first 1,000 days of a child’s life and the impact of early experiences More...

By admin On Wednesday, January 18th, 2017
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Tobacco control can save millions of lives – WHO

Policies to control tobacco use, including tobacco tax and price increases, can generate significant government revenues for health and development work, according to a new landmark global report from WHO and the More...

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By admin On Tuesday, January 17th, 2017
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Job Vacancy for Analytical Chemist

A pharmaceutical company in a high growth phase requires an analytical chemist to manage and be part of their rapid growth.  Requirements: The ideal candidate should have hands on experience on instrumental analysis, More...

By admin On Tuesday, January 17th, 2017
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Vice President Insists on PPP for Healthcare Delivery

The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osibajo has called for public private partnership (PPP) for effective healthcare delivery in Nigeria. The Vice President made this call in Abuja today at a stakeholder’s meeting More...

By admin On Monday, January 16th, 2017
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Kogi Governor Flags Off 2017 Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Week

In adherence to the decision of the Nigeria Governor’s Forum taken in 2009 to address the rising maternal and child morbidity in Nigeria, which stipulated the implementation of Maternal, Newborn and Child Health More...

By admin On Friday, January 13th, 2017
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A Dose of Progesterone Could Prevent Recurrent Miscarriage

The lead author of the study, Dr. Mary D. Stephenson, explained that recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL) is a clinical condition that occurs when a woman has two or more failed pregnancies within the first 4-6 weeks More...

By admin On Thursday, January 12th, 2017
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FG Alerts on the Resurgence of Bird flu in 26 States, FCT

A new strain of Avian Influenza virus, popularly known as bird flu, has entered Nigeria and spread to 26 states and the Federal Capital Territory, with over 3.5 million birds affected, the Federal Government has More...

By admin On Wednesday, January 11th, 2017
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NAPPSA Annual Scientific Conference and Exposition 2017

NAPPSA Annual Scientific Conference and Exposition to be held in Houston, Texas. The NAPPSA Annual Meeting is the largest International Nigerian pharmaceutical conference and exposition, attracting scientists from More...

By admin On Tuesday, January 10th, 2017
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National Healthcare Management Conference 2017 – Patient Experience

The National Healthcare Management Conference is a platform to expand advocacy and generate new ideas and opportunities to improve patient safety. This year’s edition of the  Confernce explores contemporary More...

By admin On Monday, January 9th, 2017
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Expert Links The Consumption of Catfish To Cardiovascular Diseases

A medical practitioner, Dr Arikawe Adeolu, has warned against the excessive consumption of catfish, saying it could increase the chances of developing cardiovascular diseases. Adeolu, a practitioner at the Federal More...

By admin On Monday, January 9th, 2017
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Nurses Lead Campaign Against Rape

In what would be tagged the first of its kind campaign against rape, was held by the Institute of Nursing Research (INR-FCNSWZ), Nigeria in Ekiti state recently. The programme tagged “The menace of rape: the professionals’ More...

By admin On Sunday, January 8th, 2017
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Why I Established Lefas Pharmaceuticals – Asuni

Former managing director of GlaxoSmithKline (Nigeria) Plc, Pharm Lekan Asuni, has explained why he parted ways with the multinational company. In an exclusive interview with Pharmanews, Asuni who is also chairman, More...

By admin On Friday, January 6th, 2017
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What you need to know about Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia, also called fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS), is a long-term condition that causes pain all over the body. It is a disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep, More...