How Eight Nigerians Discovered the World Foremost Anti-sickle Cell Drug

Sickle-cell anaemia is particularly common in western Africa and people of western African ancestry. Sickle-cell anaemia is also common in people from Mediterranean countries, the Middle East, and India, or people whose ancestors came from these regions. it is a genetic disorder which in particular shows its clinical manifestations in the black race and Nigeria… Read More How Eight Nigerians Discovered the World Foremost Anti-sickle Cell Drug

What Drug is Best for Preventing Malaria in Pregnancy

In Africa, about 30 million women a year become pregnant in areas where falciparum malaria — the most dangerous kind — is common. To protect them, health agencies use “intermittent preventive treatment,” or I.P.T., under which all pregnant women in such areas are given doses of anti-malarial drugs at regular intervals, whether or not they… Read More What Drug is Best for Preventing Malaria in Pregnancy

Common Antibiotics May Cause Delirium, Confusion And Hallucinations

I have long had severe reservations about quinolone antibiotics, like Levaquin and Cipro. I have had these concerns since I conducted clinical trials to test new antibiotics (including a variety of quinolones) before they went to market. Now I have further concerns about them because of their overuse as an alternative to busy physicians trying… Read More Common Antibiotics May Cause Delirium, Confusion And Hallucinations