Antibiotics 

The fall is here and dry season is just around the corner,  will usher in another “sick season”. I am already thinking about illness as I just finished reading a JAMA article about the overuse of antibiotics.  Did you know that the CDC estimates that “30% of antibiotic prescriptions in the U.S. are unnecessary”? The CDC reported that the…

Paracetamol in pregnancy could double child’s risk of attention deficit disorder

Paracetamol Women who use a lot of the common pain reliever acetaminophen during pregnancy may be more likely to have children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) than those who don’t use the drug, a Norwegian study suggests. Researchers analyzed data on almost 113,000 children and their parents, including 2,246 kids who were diagnosed with…

Antibiotics in poultry products dangerous for humans – Veterinary doctor

Taking care of chickens with-additive antibiotic feeds has become the norm, with the advent of commercialised poultry production. Incidentally, the use of these feeds for chickens may cause more harm than good to the society in a long run. Daily Sun spoke to Dr. Peace Mbok, a practicing   veterinary professional on antibiotic administration on chickens and the…

Treat a Cough

Everywhere you go, I bet you hear someone coughing. Coughing is irritating but it’s your body’s way to get rid of material that builds up in your lungs and upper airway passages. I know the first thing you want to do to stop your child’s cough is head to your local pharmacy and buy an…

The best supplements for men

Want to improve your health, brain power and sex life? These healthy supplements have been vetted by scientific research. If you seek help in pill form, start here. Here’s a secret that you probably won’t hear from your friends at the gym: As long as you’re eating a healthy, balanced diet, there’s a good chance…

​FG, WDF set up 390 diabetes clinics nationwide

Minister of Health, Prof Isaac Adewole The Federal Government said it has, in partnership with the World Diabetes Federation (WDF), established about 390 diabetes clinics in different parts of the country to address the growing problem of diabetes, which experts say, has assumed an epidemic proportion in Nigeria and several other countries in the world….

PSN seeks more funding for NIPRID

The Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, PSN, has called on the Federal Government to pay more attention to the National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development, NIPRD, to enable it operate optimally and meet the healthcare needs of Nigerians. Meanwhile, the Society has also launched a Foundation to reaffirm its commitment to service to humanity and…

Frequent use of aspirin can lead to peptic ulcer – expert

Harvard University The frequent use of non-steroids and anti-inflammatory drugs like aspirin can lead to peptic ulcer, says Adegboyega Akere, consultant gastroenterologist at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan. The medical practitioner told NAN on Wednesday that 20% of patients using anti-inflammatory drugs are prone to peptic ulcer. “Frequent use of NSAID drugs like aspirin,…

New vaccine may end pneumonia

Researchers say the study represents the “most comprehensive” coverage of pneumococcal disease to date. Blaine Pfeifer, PhD, associate professor of chemical and biological engineering at the University at Buffalo’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and the study’s co-lead author said: “We’ve made tremendous progress fighting the spread of pneumonia, especially among children. But if…

Common Sources of Stroke and Remedy

What it is Stroke is a medical emergency that occurs when the supply of oxygen-rich blood to the brain either reduces or gets blocked. This interruption of blood flow causes brain tissues to die, which leads to a stroke. Also, treatment must be administered as soon as possible in order to prevent further brain damage….