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The Chinese in the mid-60’s made a concerted effort to find an effective antimalarial.  Chinese scientists searched for effective antimalarials  from both modern drugs and their ancient medicines.  Project 523 was initiated on 23 of May 1967 for this purpose.  It was  a multicentre collaboration and led...
William G. Kaelin, MD, of Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts, Gregg L. Semenza, MD, PhD, of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, and Sir Peter J. Ratcliffe, FMedSci, of Oxford University in the United Kingdom have been awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their...
The World Health Organisation (WHO) and football’s world governing body, FIFA, on Friday signed a four-year agreement that seeks to promote healthy lifestyles ”by using football as a tool to campaign against global tobacco consumption”. WHO in a statement issued via its website said...
The National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) has assured stakeholders that the scheme’s account remains secured, intact and beyond the possible reach of hackers and other nefarious entities as it only operates the federal government’s Treasury Single Account (TSA). The Head of Media and Public...
Sweating is the secretion of fluids by sweat glands onto the surface of the skin, mainly for the purpose of maintaining body temperature within an ideal range. This happens when the body temperature rises due to physical exertion or being in hot surroundings, the evaporation of sweat...
Yellow fever is an acute viral haemorrhagic disease transmitted by infected mosquitoes. The "yellow" in the name refers to the jaundice that affects some patients.Symptoms of yellow fever include fever, headache, jaundice, muscle pain, nausea, vomiting and fatigue.A small proportion of patients who contract the virus develop...
What is BHCPF? The BHCPF is the fundamental healthcare funding provided by the National Health Act. It was included in the national budget for the first time in 2018 since the Act was signed in 2014. It provides for not...
Researchers from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), and National Center for PTSD at VA Boston Healthcare System, have found that individuals with greater optimism are more likely to live longer and to achieve “exceptional longevity,” that is, living to...
The World Health Organisation (WHO) expert advisory committee has approved the first phase of a new global registry to track research on human genome editing. The UN health agency in a statement via its website on Friday said the 18-member committee also announced an...
A phobia is an extreme or irrational fear of or aversion to something. Humans have a tendency toward phobias. Certain phobias are deemed normal, tolerable, and easy to cope with, like pyrophobia (fear of fire) or thalassophobia (fear of the sea). These are phobias that are relatively...
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