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Nigeria: Don develops two antimalarial drugs in ABU

Prof Umar Katsayel of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences of the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, has developed two antimalarial drugs that can compete with other relevant drugs in the treatment of material parasites. Katsayel disclosed this in an interview...

Scientists discover drug that can make blood poisonous to mosquitoes

An "exciting" pill can make human blood poisonous to mosquitoes and kill them, a research has suggested. A group of scientists discovered that disease-carrying flies died after feeding on human blood which contains ivermectin. This discovery will be a cheering news...

WHO: Nigeria’s Lassa fever outbreak is slowing, but remains a concern

After nearly 400 confirmed infections and 100 deaths, the spread of Lassa fever in Nigeria is beginning to slow but the epidemic is far from contained, the World Health Organization and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) have...

Nigeria: 2 cured of Lassa Fever in Kogi health facility

Two confirmed victims of the dreaded Lassa Fever have been successfully treated and discharged since the establishment of the newly activated, well equiped Isolation Center for the treatment of the disease by the Kogi State government. The commissioner for Health,...

Doctor arrested for spreading HIV

Police on Thursday arrested an unqualified medical practitioner accused of infecting dozens of people with HIV in India’s northern state of Uttar Pradesh. The police said the suspect Rajendra Yadav who went into hiding following the detection of HIV infected...

Prostate cancer overtakes breast cancer to become third biggest killer – signs of disease

PROSTATE cancer symptoms include needing to urinate more frequently and having a weak flow of urine. The disease has overtaken breast cancer to become the UK’s third biggest cancer killer in the UK. Prostate cancer has overtaken breast cancer to...

Three Persons Die of Lassa Fever in Imo

Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha has confirmed that the dreaded epidemic of Lassa Fever has claimed three lives in the state. Speaking with Government House correspondents Wednesday, Okorocha noted that the state government had taken necessary steps to bring the...

Nigeria develops herbal drugs for Ebola, malaria, sickle cell

The National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development (NIPRD) says it has developed six herbal products for the treatment of Ebola, malaria and other diseases. Karniyus Gamaliel, NIPRD director-general, made this known while presenting the scorecard of his eight-year tenure...

How painkillers, kidney disease increase obesity, diabetes risk

New research from the largest study of its kind reveals patients taking painkillers alongside medication for heart disease, stroke or diabetes are 95 percent more likely to become obese as the sedative drugs make people inactive and affect their...

Cross River Records First Death From Lassa

The Cross River State Government has confirmed a case of Lassa fever death in the state in Nigeria’s south-south. The confirmation follows a positive test result received from the Institute of Lassa Fever Research and Control, Irrua in Edo State. The...

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