Category Archives: Health

New antibiotics cannot combat growing threat of antimicrobial resistance – WHO

Few new antibiotics currently in the pipeline cannot combat the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance, a World Health Organisation (WHO) report has said. “Most of the drugs currently in the clinical pipeline are modifications of existing classes of antibiotics and are only short-term solutions. “Antimicrobial resistance is a global health emergency that will seriously jeopardise […]

Spread producers position on health, product segmentation to win consumers heart

By Princewill Ekwujuru & Chinenye Chianumba PRODUCERS of Margarine and Butter also referred to as (Spread) have resorted to positioning their products based on consumers’ health concerns and income. The health concern has to do with the presence of hydrogenated fats (unnatural fats) in spreads and producers are now focusing on reformulating the recipes (product ingredients), while reducing the unnatural […]

Madagascar health minister separates siamese twins

In most countries health ministers are seen as bureaucrats more interested in paperwork than medical miracles. Not in Madagascar, where Mamy Lalatiana Andriamanarivo recently picked up a scalpel and separated conjoined siamese twins in a medical first for the Indian Ocean island nation. “Surgery was performed at the Joseph Ravoahangy Andrianavalona hospital on September 13 […]

NIMR, PaxHerbals sign MoU to boost research in natural medicine

Determined to encourage scientific-based indigenous natural medicine, the Nigeria Institute of Medical Research, NIMR, and PaxHerbals have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with PaxHerbals to achieve research continuum in natural drug discovery, clinical verification, observation and analysis of herbal products. They will be finding solutions to mostly diseases that affect Nigerians including such as […]

Experts decry shortage of manpower for children with disability

By Chioma Obinna Experts have decries shortage of professionals to correctly diagnose, manage and offer appropriate counsel and medical attention to children with special needs in the country. A cross section of the new physically-challenged students According to them, such children should be appropriately diagnosed, treated promptly and reintegrate into the society. The experts who […]