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Obesity, alcohol more likely to trigger heart attack

By Ejikeme Omenazu  / Production Editor, Lagos (With Agency Reports)   It has been revealed that lifestyle factors such as a poor diet, smoking and a lack of exercise are more likely…

Pregnant women relive Lagos clinic experiences

• Most still face hurdles to safe delivery By Onche Odeh    It was a regular Ante Natal Clinic Day (ANC) at Orisunbare Primary Health Centre. The waiting hall of…

‘Nigeria can’t tackle breast cancer epidemic’

By Onche Odeh    Executive Secretary, Committee for Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy (CECP), an organisation at the forefront of campaign on cancer prevention, Abia Nzelu, has said Nigeria currently lacks the…

Confusion over Ebola treatments lingers

Confusion over Ebola treatments lingers

• As FG conducts physical audit of containment facilities across states By Onche Odeh (With agency reports)   The confusion over what could pass for the most appropriate treatment for Ebola…

‘Resistant’ or ‘ stubborn’ venereal diseases (3)

‘Resistant’ or ‘ stubborn’  venereal diseases (3)

By Samu Akaeze / 08034130822   No doubt, most cases of untreated or poorly treated VDs have many unpleasant consequences for their victims, such as: In men, epididymitis (damage to the…

Patient completes treatment with Nigerian HIV drug

By Onche Odeh    One volunteer patient who is living with HIV has completed a three month treatment with an experimental medicine which its makers say possess the potential to…

United Methodist Church dispels Ebola myths with animation

Meanwhile, the United Methodist Communications, the global communications agency of The United Methodist Church, has collaborated with Chocolate Moose Media and iHeed to create an animation for West Africa that…

Inspiration to help Nigerians slim with ease

By sharing her inspiring weight loss story, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Slim with Ease, Nina Ndubuisi, is hoping that others in Nigeria would be inspired to lose weight and live…

Something in broccoli, vegetables may improve autism symptoms

A small study led by investigators at MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine has found evidence that daily treatment with sulforaphane, a molecule found…

Climate Change: US military surveys over 7000 installation

A roadmap, intended to prepare the US military for climate change, has revealed that more than 7000 its military installations have been surveyed for vulnerability, as some sites have even…

Ebola: We’re far too late -Piot, co-discoverer of virus

Ebola: We’re far too late  -Piot, co-discoverer of virus

Peter Piot, a professor of global health and director of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, co-discovered the deadly Ebola virus about 40 years ago while working at…

New space power arises

By Onche Odeh  (With agency reports)   On Wednesday September 24, global media space was awash with stories that Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) had successfully sent their own satellite…

Ebola: HIV drugs to the rescue?

By Ejikeme Omenazu  / Production Editor, Lagos   In indication has emerged to the effect that drugs used for the treatment of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) can cure the Ebola…

Malaria vaccine just a step away

• GSK submits findings from Phase III trials in Nigeria, others By Onche Odeh    Data from the phase III vaccine trial programme conducted for Glaxo SmithKline (GSK)’s malaria vaccine…

NAFDAC and Ebola outbreak

As if the National Agency for Food Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) got an inkling that the dreaded Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) will emerge in Nigeria with accompanying symptoms associated…

Scientists obtain more secrets of Ebola virus

• Outcomes show positive dimension to recent outbreaks By Onche Odeh    Outcomes of the recent Ebola Virus Disease outbreak in Nigeria and other countries have shown that about 50…

Nigeria awaits data-driven research technology

Imagine a strap-on gadget that could enable a doctor keep tab on his patient without physical interaction. Such technology is already being tested, as Nigerian medical experts eagerly await its…

Reproductive Health tops hurdles to youth development in Nigeria

By Onche Odeh    Poor access to Reproductive Health has emerged as a major reason youths in Nigeria are unable to develop intellectually. The issue, which was highlighted in the…

Ebola: ‘Bringing back schools resumption date high-risk decision’

• COHRED urges local research and innovation systems By Onche Odeh    The decision by the Federal Government of Nigeria to bring back the date of schools resumption across the…

Africa’s agric revolution climate may increase global carbon emissions – study

Productivity-boosting agricultural innovations in Africa could lead to an increase in global deforestation rates and carbon emissions, a Purdue University study finds. Historically, improvements in agricultural technology have conserved land…

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