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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 […]

Mercer appoints Mustafa Faizani Market Leader & CEO of its India, Middle East, Turkey and Africa Market

Mercer appoints Mustafa Faizani Market Leader & CEO of its India, Middle East, Turkey and Africa Market

Mercer, a global consulting leader in advancing health, wealth and careers, and a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies (NYSE: MMC) has appointed Mustafa Faizani, a 10 year Mercer veteran, as Market Leader & CEO for its IMETA region, which comprises India, the Middle East, Turkey and Africa. He will also serve as […]

Philips Showcases Innovations that will shape the Future of Healthcare at the Innovation Experience 2016 in Nairobi

Philips Showcases Innovations that will shape the Future of Healthcare at the Innovation Experience 2016 in Nairobi

Around the globe, disruption, innovation, and the rapid pace of technological development is reshaping consumer experience, as well as the operating environment for organisations of all sizes and within every industry. The healthcare industry is no exception. Today, technological and business innovation is empowering companies and healthcare professionals to deliver medication, treatment, as well as […]

Partnership to Improve Breast Cancer Care Launches in Kenya

Partnership to Improve Breast Cancer Care Launches in Kenya

First Lady Margaret Kenyatta, Kenya Ministry of Health and Roche Pharmaceuticals Limited has launched key activities that will facilitate access to improved care for patients with breast cancer in Kenya. The launch builds on the country’s 2015-2020 National Strategy for the Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases and represents a comprehensive approach to battling the […]

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