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NAFDAC: Tougher laws for fake druggists

  The National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) mooted a bill prescribing life imprisonment for fake drug manufacturers and importers. The bill, which has passed the second reading in the House, is being deliberated upon to tighten the noose on manufacturers and distributors by amending the Fake Drugs and Unwholesome

Malawi: Child Labour and HIV/Aids Affecting Fishing Industry in Malawi

Mangochi — The Ministry of Agriculture through the Department of Fisheries has acknowledged that child labour and HIV/Aids are affecting the fishing industry since most of the fishermen are dying of HIV/Aids pandemic. Speaking with Malawi News Agency (Mana) assistant district fisheries officer in Mangochi, Francis Phiri, said most of the

Preventing Mother To Child HIV Transmission

In a study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), of children under 13 living with AIDS who were infected by their mothers, 66% were of African descent. This sobering 2005 statistic illustrates a huge problem in the African community with regard to pregnant HIV-positive women accessing

10 Amazing Smoothie Hacks..Yummy,Quick and Easy!

#1 Freeze Ingredients for Later If you want to save yourself the extra steps in the morning, prep most of your smoothie ingredients the night or up to a week before. Simply follow your recipes, chopping the ingredients and adding the correct measurements of fruit, veggies and spices then store them in

Over 80 kg? The morning after pill may not work for you

There have been reports that more and more African women use an emergency contraceptive pill for the prevention of unwanted pregnancy. One of such contraceptives is the progesterone only pill, Norlevo, which is produced by an European pharmaceutical company called Mother Jones.  Norvelo which is found in african countries like

PAPER: LYMPHOKINES; THE CORNERSTONE TO HIV/AIDS CURE

Dr Ekitumi Robert Ofagbor, MBBS. INTRODUCTION AIDS is a disease caused by the retrovirus human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and characterized by profound immunosuppression that leads to opportunistic infections, secondary neoplasms, and neurologic manifestations. The magnitude of the modern plague is truly staggering. By the end of 2006, more than a million cases

Skin Whitening Injections in Africa

South Africa's Afri-Pop princess, Mshoza Motswako The World Health Organization has reported that Nigerians are the highest users of bleaching products: 77% of Nigerian women use the products on a regular basis. They are followed by Togo with 59%; South Africa with 35%; and Mali at 25%. Conversations have been had on bleaching creams

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