FG Reappoints Faruk Abubakar as Nursing Council Registrar

The Federal Government of Nigeria has reappointed Alh. Faruk Umar Abubakar as the Secretary-General/Registrar, Nursing & Midwifery Council of Nigeria, NCMN for a second and final term of four (4) years. The reappointment, held at the Office of the Honourable Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire on Tuesday, 15 September, 2020 with the Permanent Secretary, […]

Study Shows Exercise Improves Learning and Memory in Young Adults

Just a single exercise workout has positive effects on learning and memory in young adults, according to a recent review of published studies. The review, which is published in Translational Sports Medicine, included 13 relevant studies. The types of exercise that were studied involved walking, running, and bicycling in individuals between 18 to 35 years of […]

6 Low-Sugar Fruits Good for Diabetic Patients

It is a fact that all fruits are good for human consumption. It  is also a statement of truth that all fruits contain different sugar content. This makes it crucial for anyone, looking to control his sugar intake to be selective in the choice of fruits he/she eats. Of course, fruit is a healthful way […]

Coronavirus Test Compulsory for All Civil Servants in Abuja, FG Insists

The Federal Government has recently directed Civil Servants living in Abuja to undergo Coronavirus test. The directive came in a circular titled “Conduct of COVID-19 testing for civil servants” and signed by the Permanent Secretary, Service Welfare Office in the Office of the Head of Service of the Federation, Dr Evelyn Ngige. Ngige also said that provisions for […]

Our Analyses Show Madagascar Syrup can’t Cure COVID-19- NAFDAC, NIPRD

The management of the National Agency for Food and Drug, Administration and Control, NAFDAC, along with the sister agency of National Institute of Pharmaceutical Research and Development, NIPRD, have countered the claims of the celebrated Madagascan herbal syrup ‘COVID Organics’, assumed to be effective in the treatment and cure of the novel Coronavirus. Findings from […]

Pass the PCN Bill Now, Registrar Urges National Assembly

The Registrar, Pharmacists Council of Nigeria, PCN, Dr Elijah Mohammed has called on the National Assembly to expedite action in the passage of the PCN bill before it. In an interview in Abuja, the PCN Registrar said the passage of the bill was key to its performance as the body mandated to regulate pharmacy practice […]

Chloroquine, Hydroxychloroquine Effective as COVID-19 Prophylaxis, Study Finds

A preliminary trial on the use of chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine as prophylaxis for COVID-19 in Nigeria has recorded some level of success. The study protocol, sponsored by LiveWell Initiative (LWI), in collaboration with frontline healthcare workers in the country, has undergone hypothesis testing among physicians, researchers and pharmacists with debates on several professional health platforms. […]

Curbing Cancer, Diabetes With Lime Extracts

Naturally, lime comes in a small shape, but its smallness does not undermine its potency, as studies have found that lime juice has high antimicrobial activity, anti-malarial, anti-inflammatory, anti-diabetes, and anti-cancer properties. According to a study titled, “Evaluation of the antimicrobial properties of different parts of Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime Fruit) as used locally”, published in […]

Coronavirus Kills Prominent Warri Doctor in Isolation Centre

A former Zonal Medical Director of the Central Hospital, Warri, Dr Toju Eresanara, has recently died in isolation centre. He reportedly died on Wednesday. According to the Nation, Eresanara may have died of COVID-19 complications. Reports show that he was undergoing treatment at the COVID-19 treatment centre in Asaba, after testing positive. The late medical […]

Bitter kola – The African wonder nut

Bitter kola, with the botanical name Garcinia kola (Heckel), also known as African wonder nut, is a species of flowering plants belonging to the family Guttiferae. It grows in coastal rainforests in the south-western and south-eastern parts of Nigeria, and can also be found in some other African countries, such as Cameroon, Côte de Ivoire, […]

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