COVID-19 vaccines safe, shun conspiracy theories – ECOWAS Speaker

Dr Sidie Tunis, Speaker of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has encouraged community citizens to take COVID-19 vaccines and shun all forms of conspiracy theories because all vaccines are very safe. Tunis, made the call on Monday in Winneba, Ghana at the opening of the Second Extraordinary Session of the ECOWAS Parliament to consider and adopt the Parliament’s Draft Budget for the … Continue reading COVID-19 vaccines safe, shun conspiracy theories – ECOWAS Speaker

FDA vaccine advisers recommend emergency use authorization for booster dose of Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine

Vaccine advisers to the US Food and Drug Administration voted unanimously Thursday to recommend emergency use authorization of a booster dose of Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine. The FDA’s Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee agreed use of a booster dose would be safe and effective in some people six months out from their primary series. Moderna had asked for emergency use authorization for a half … Continue reading FDA vaccine advisers recommend emergency use authorization for booster dose of Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine

The world’s tallest living woman is a 24-year-old from Turkey

A 24-year-old Turkish woman who stands 215.16 centimeters (7 feet, 0.7 inches) tall has been confirmed as the world’s tallest living woman by Guinness World Records. Rumeysa Gelgi’s phenomenal height is due to a condition called Weaver syndrome, which causes accelerated growth and other abnormalities, Guinness World Records said in a statement.Both Gelgi and the world’s tallest living man hail from Turkey. Gelgi was re-measured this year after … Continue reading The world’s tallest living woman is a 24-year-old from Turkey

FG Sets December 1st Deadline For Civil Servants To Take COVID-19 Vaccine

The Federal Government has set a deadline of December 1 for civil servants to take the COVID-19 vaccine. Chairman of the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19 and Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, announced this at a briefing on Wednesday in Abuja. “With effect from 1st December 2021, Federal Government employees shall be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination, or … Continue reading FG Sets December 1st Deadline For Civil Servants To Take COVID-19 Vaccine

Igboho Down with Kidney-related Problem in Cotonou – Yomi Alliyu

This may be a trying time for Yoruba Nation Activist, Chief Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho as his lead counsel, Chief Yomi Alliyu, SAN revealed today that the detained Yoruba rights activist, was critically ill in Cotonou, Benin Republic. Alliyu who made the disclosure while speaking on BBC News monitored in Ibadan, said Igboho was battling with failure of his vital organ and taken to … Continue reading Igboho Down with Kidney-related Problem in Cotonou – Yomi Alliyu

Nigerian doctor, Osahon Enabulele, emerges President World Medical Association

Former President Nigeria Medical Association, NMA, Dr Osahon Enabulele, has emerged as the President-elect of the World Medical Association, WMA.  Enabulele, a Chief Consultant Family Physician,  is currently the President of Commonwealth Medical Association, CMA. Enabulele will be superintending over the World Medical Association during the 2022 – 2023 Executive year. His emergence followed an almost one week period of voting by participating National Medical Associations all … Continue reading Nigerian doctor, Osahon Enabulele, emerges President World Medical Association

WHO backs rollout of world’s first malaria vaccine for children in Africa

The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday the only approved vaccine against malaria should be widely given to African children, potentially marking a major advance against a disease that kills hundreds of thousands of people annually. The WHO recommendation is for RTS,S – or Mosquirix – a vaccine developed by British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline. Since 2019, 2.3 million doses of Mosquirix have been administered to infants in Ghana, Kenya … Continue reading WHO backs rollout of world’s first malaria vaccine for children in Africa

FG offers support to four agencies to produce pharmaceuticals

Federal Government has provided research funding opportunities to four of its agencies to champion the effort for local production of pharmaceuticals. The research funds which are provided by the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) will assist the agencies to carry out in-depth research that would boost local production of pharmaceuticals. TetFund Executive Secretary Prof Suleiman Bogoro, who disclosed the information on Tuesday during a virtual … Continue reading FG offers support to four agencies to produce pharmaceuticals

NAFDAC cautions consumers on dietary product

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has implored consumers to stop using Miss Slim dietary supplement products. The agency gave the caution in a public alert with number 032/2021, issued by the Director General, Prof. Moji Adeyeye in Abuja on Tuesday.It noted that the agency had been informed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that “Palisades Park, NJ, HIS … Continue reading NAFDAC cautions consumers on dietary product

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2021

The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet has today decided to award the 2021 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine jointly to David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian for their discoveries of receptors for temperature and touch Our ability to sense heat, cold and touch is essential for survival and underpins our interaction with the world around us. In our daily lives we take these sensations for … Continue reading The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2021