Malaria is a life-threatening mosquito-borne blood disease that has plagued Nigerians since time immemorial. Usually, when one gets infected, anti-malaria pills are prescribed or in more severe cases, patients are treated with an oil-based intramuscular injection. While those methods have proven effective, there are also natural, tamer routes to wellness.
The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has approved the use of five investigational therapeutics to treat Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). This marks the first time such treatments have been available in the midst of an Ebola outbreak in the country. The WHO said four of the five approved drugs are currently in the country, which are Zmapp, GS-5734, REGN monoclonal antibody combination, and mAb114, under the framework of compassionate use and expanded access.
According to updated results from an early stage clinical trial presented on Saturday, an experimental cancer drug from Loxo Oncology performed even better in patients with a rare mutation of the RET gene than previously reported. Last month, Loxo released preliminary data that revealed its drug, LOXO-292, targeting RET mutations shrank tumors in 69 percent of advanced cancer patients regardless of whether their disease originated in the lung, pancreas or thyroid.
President Buhari has praised the use of technology in the conduct of the 2015 general election, which he said helped him to win the election because it eliminated all forms of electoral malpractices. The President said this on Tuesday at the breaking of fast with the judiciary at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The Nigerian Government has inaugurated the National Steering Committee (SC) and Technical Working Group (TWG) for Domestic Resource Mobilisation for Tuberculosis Control. Inaugurating the SC and TWG recently in Abuja, the Minister of Health, said that 2017 WHO Global TB report shows that the incidence of all forms of Tuberculosis in Nigeria was 219/100,000.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC to issue public health advisory note to members of the public to be aware of the risk and take appropriate precautions, following the increasing rise in the number of Cholera case reported in Nigeria. There have been confirmed outbreaks of Cholera in Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Kano, Plateau, Yobe, Nasarawa, Anambra and Zamfara States.
From rejuvenating existing cells to simply adding fresh stem cells to replace old ones, scientists are trialing a variety of approaches that could extend our lives and keep us disease-free for longer. A team of scientists from the University of Virginia have claim that they may soon be able to reverse aging by smoothening out wrinkles inside human cells.