Recent incidents of expensive healthcare and medical negligence have brought the focus back on poor healthcare facilities in the country. The writer takes a look at the policy challenges and how the situation can be changed.
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The government’s latest efforts in import substitution through the establishment of a pharmaceutical manufacturing zone will see 60% of the demand for pharmaceutical tablets and pills being met by locally made drugs by 2020, in furtherance of the vision of the late Pharmacologist Professor Senaka Bibile.
In a new study published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, researchers have found that the amount of time in a study and day of the week were associated with dietary self-monitoring but not the season after examining weekly and seasonal patterns of dietary self-monitoring, particularly when using a smartphone application (app).
According to new research by a team from the Nebraska Center for Virology, a vaccine combining centralized ancestral genes from four major influenza strains appears to provide broad protection against the dangerous ailment.
A new University at Buffalo study has shown that HIV testing among transgender adults was higher in those who identified as female, were African-American or Hispanic, or had a history of incarceration.
A team of Yale researchers tested a new chemical compound that suppresses HIV, protects immune cells, and remains effective for weeks with a single dose.
In animal experiments, the compound proved to be a promising new candidate to enhance current HIV treatment regimens — without increasing toxic side effects, a new study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reported.
Elderly patients with stage III non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) showed improved overall survival when treated with the combination of chemotherapy and radiotherapy compared to definitive radiation alone. The study was published in the Journal of Thoracic Oncology,
New research shows autogenous conduits improve patency in hemodialysis patients undergoing lower-extremity bypass surgery, but are used less often in women than in men. The study findings were published in the Journal of Vascular Surgery.
Building knee cartilage has been a dream of researchers, and now several methods are under study. None has yet shown it can prevent or cure osteoarthritis , and all are in early phases, caution the scientists who presented their findings at the recent annual meeting of the American College of Rheumatology in San Diego, CA.
According to a study published in Neurology, consumption of green leafy vegetables is linearly associated with slower cognitive decline. Eating 1 serving of green leafy vegetables per day may help to slow cognitive decline with aging, the researchers suggest.
In a new research published in Scientific Reports, scientists have use enzymes responsible for marine animal bioluminescence to help researchers test whether cancer immunotherapies work.
Researchers at the University of Louisville, Kentucky, have demonstrated that a new radiotracer, 2-18F-fluorodeoxysorbitol (18F-FDS), can identify and track bacterial infection in lungs better than current imaging methods and is able to differentiate bacterial infection from inflammation. The study was published in The Journal of Nuclear Medicine.