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African hospitals adopt SOPHiA artificial intelligence to trigger continent-wide healthcare leapfrogging movement

African hospitals adopt SOPHiA artificial intelligence to trigger continent-wide healthcare leapfrogging movement

African hospitals are adopting SOPHiA to – no matter their experience in genomic testing – get up to speed and analyze genomic data to identify disease-causing mutations in patients’ genomic profiles, and decide on the most effective care. As new users of SOPHiA, they become part of a larger network of 260 hospitals in 46 […]

Biogaran takes over Swipha’s activities in Nigeria to produce quality generic medicines for the local market

Biogaran takes over Swipha’s activities in Nigeria to produce quality generic medicines for the local market

Biogaran, a French pharmaceutical company specialized in generic and biosimilar medicines, and a subsidiary of Servier, today announced the takeover of all the activities of Swipha, a Nigerian company that manufactures and distributes pharmaceutical products known for their quality. This is an important step forward in the internationalization of the French company Biogaran. In order […]

Garmin and MTN Nigeria partner to introduce a range of world class health and fitness devices

Garmin and MTN Nigeria partner to introduce a range of world class health and fitness devices

Garmin in collaboration with MTN Nigeria partner to introduce a range of world class health and fitness devices to help boost fitness standards while maintaining a healthy lifestyle. There is an increased focus around the world to be healthy and more active, and through innovation and technology Garmin created a range of wellness devices that […]

Marijuana Biggest Mysteries That Researchers Are Still Trying to Solve

Marijuana Biggest Mysteries That Researchers Are Still Trying to Solve

In many ways, it’s the age of access to pot. As of last November, more than 20 percent of Americans live in states that have voted to legalise recreational marijuana use. A majority live in states that allow access to medical marijuana. In Colorado, cannabis aficionados can attend US$125 per person dinners, where multiple varieties of weed are […]

Malaria Parasites Make Human Hosts Attract Mosquitoes

Malaria Parasites Make Human Hosts Attract Mosquitoes

The malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum produces a molecule which makes infected humans emit carbon dioxide and other volatile compounds that attract mosquitoes and help them spread the disease more efficiently, a study has found. The molecule, HMBPP, works by stimulating red blood cells, says Ingrid Faye, researcher at the Department of Molecular Bioscience, Stockholm University […]

Dangote Foundation commits N200m for Kano Specialist Hospital rehabilitation

Dangote Foundation commits N200m for Kano Specialist Hospital rehabilitation

To complement its N7 billion Surgical and Diagnostic Centre (SDC) currently under construction, the Dangote Foundation has concluded the renovations of some sections of the Murtala Muhammed Specialists’ Hospital, Kano which gulped over N200 million. The 900 bed capacity hospital, reputed for highest number of in-patients in sub-Saharan Africa has been lacking facilities that may […]

Scientists Are Making Personalised Eczema Treatments From People’s Own Microbes

Scientists Are Making Personalised Eczema Treatments From People’s Own Microbes

Cultivating ‘friendly’ bacteria from people’s skin makes it possible to develop personalised lotions to treat skin conditions like eczema, a new study shows. It’s the latest evidence that beneficial bacteria in our microbiome can be used to treat infections spurred by harmful microbes, and could provide a new direction in antibiotics research: something we desperately […]

How To Get A Good Night Sleep: Sleep Naked

How To Get A Good Night Sleep: Sleep Naked

Avoiding arguments, wearing socks and keeping pets out of the bedroom all encourage a good night’s sleep, according to recommendations from the Global Council on Brain Health. The GCBH has published advice to help people get enough healthy sleep as they age, as well as those who have trouble falling and staying asleep, those who […]

App designed to detect hearing loss makes a big noise in South Africa

App designed to detect hearing loss makes a big noise in South Africa

Millions of South Africans suffer from debilitating hearing loss. Early screening is vital, but represents a challenge in a vast country where rural populations lack access to medical experts. A new smartphone app is attempting to address these problems by detecting hearing loss and connecting patients with experts. The hearScreen app, developed at the University […]

Scientists call for new measures to reduce harmful non-communicable diseases across Africa and the Middle East

Scientists call for new measures to reduce harmful non-communicable diseases across Africa and the Middle East

Scientists, healthcare providers, policymakers and private sector companies met in Dubai for the first ever Middle East and Africa (MEA) Health Forum on ‘Harm Reduction for Healthier Societies’. With a focus on obesity and tobacco, participants at the inaugural forum considered some of the major developments and transformative innovations being adopted to help build healthier […]

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