Author Archives: Folashade Adebayo

Celebrating the Centenarian Monarch

Celebrating the Centenarian Monarch

 Residents of the ancient city of Ibadan and well-wishers from across the country and beyond roll out the drums to honour Samuel Osundiran Odulana, the Olubadan of Ibadan, as he marks his 100th birthday If many are asked who was the one Nigerian born in 1914, the year of the country’s amalgamation, who fought in

Enter the World’s First Malaria Vaccine

All things being equal, the world’s first malaria vaccine could make its debut in 2015. GlaxoSmithkline, GSK, the pharmaceutical company behind the vaccine development, has indicated that if the gains from RTS,S – the name of the vaccine – continue then it would apply for a licence from the European Medicines Agency.   In spite

Why Lagos Hospitals Need Surgery

A combination of negligence, dearth of bed spaces and acute staff shortage in the face of overwhelming patient traffic tops the list of factors militating against the efforts of Lagos State government to deliver quality health care to the citizenr She waited seven years and nine months for the birth of her second child. Supported

Waging War Against Counterfeit Drugs

It seems that the Society for Family Health, SFH, may have finally found a way to beat drug counterfeiters. Recently, the organisation unveiled the mobile authentication service, MAS, coding for Postinor 2, an emergency contraceptive pill, in Lagos. With the launch, it was revealed that people can now buy Postinor 2 from a pharmacy, scratch

United Against Breast Cancer

It was not a first attempt, but Skye Bank has dealt breast cancer a major blow. Recently, the bank donated two ultra modern screening machines to Care Organisation and Public Enlightenment, COPE, a non-governmental organisation located in Adeniyi Jones, Lagos.   Handing over the screening machines to Ebun Anozie, national coordinator, COPE, Kehinde Durosinmi-Etti, group

Coffee Makes You Immortal?

Black, creamy, or with sugar? There is no mistaking the coffee when it is guest at your table. But it is even likely that you will fall in love with your coffee all over again to learn that coffee can add years to your life. That is the verdict from a recent study that will

New Wonder Drug against Cancer

T-DM1, a cancer drug, has emerged a game changer in breast cancer treatment. Last week, doctors in the United States, pronounced T-DM1, a drug to watch in preventing fatalities among women with very advanced breast cancer.   If this drug sails through further scrutiny, it will be available in one year and rubbish the five-year

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