UNN’s COVID-19 Drugs Near Advanced Stage – NAPA Chairman

As the world continues to battle the COVID-19 pandemic, pharmacists at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) are intensifying efforts towards developing drugs that can treat the symptoms of the deadly virus. According to the Chairman, UNN Chapter of the Nigeria Association of Pharmacists in Academia (NAPA), Dr Chukwuemeka Ubaka, pharmacists in the institution have […]

Breast Cancer Month: Early Detection ‘Guarantees Total Cure

Consultant advised Nigerians not to believe religious and traditional myths associated with cancer The Chief Medical Director of the National Hospital, Abuja, Jaf Momoh, on Tuesday advocated routine screening for breast cancer on women, saying that early detection guarantees 100 per cent cure. Mr Momoh said this during the commemoration of Breast Cancer Awareness Day, […]

We Lost More Nurses to COVID-19 Than Other Diseases- FOLGONM Chairperson

Mrs Ola Soremekun is the newly elected chairperson of the Forum of Local Government Nurses and Midwives, Lagos State Chapter. In this exclusive interview with Pharmanews, she laments the huge number of nurses who died while caring for COVID-19 patients and suggests that they should be immortalised. She also speaks on diverse issues affecting the […]

Food, Mood and the Cognitive Process

Unhealthy eating patterns are very common in Africa, despite the abundance of nutritious grains, tubers, fruits and vegetables. Illiteracy, coupled with poverty, makes many people on the continent to consume all sorts of unwholesome concoctions in the name of foods and soups, not minding the neurobiological and psychological implications of their actions. Important food nutrients […]

PCN Intensifies Enforcement, Set to Close Illegal Medicine Stores, Unregistered Pharmacies

Following the proliferation of illegal medicine stores arising from the temporary inability of officials of the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) to conduct routine national enforcement during the COVID-19 lockdown, the Council says it has renewed and intensified its operations to close all illegal medicine stores and unregistered pharmacies in the country. The PCN Registrar, […]

All You Need to Know About Prostate Cancer

September is a cancer awareness month. The American Cancer Society states that one out of every seven men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime. Prostate cancer is dangerous because there is often no way to detect it in the early stages; however, surviving prostate cancer is greatly increased when diagnosed early.   […]

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 […]