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Who is sick in Nigeria?

Who is sick in Nigeria?

By Oyewale Tomori   In Nigeria, you are sick, when…….well, let us start with the definition of health. It is clear to the World Health Organization (WHO), who is sick…

Daily alcohol consumption raises risk of cirrhosis

Approximately 170,000 people die from alcoholic cirrhosis of the liver in Europe every year. Although alcohol is the most important risk factor, less is known about the significance of different…

Lab scientists to trace quacks with hand writing detectors

By Hassan Zaggi / Correspondent, Abuja   Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists of Nigeria (AMLSN)  have advised employers of health care professionals in the public service to put in place  hand…

Girls lead boys in academic achievement globally – Research

Using international data, researchers at the University of Missouri in United States and the University of Glasgow in Glasgow, Scotland, have determined that girls outperform boys in educational achievement in…

Don’t blame JOHESU for strike – Adeniji

Don’t blame JOHESU for strike – Adeniji

As the nation’s  government owned hospitals have become ghost centres since the past two months following the industrial action embarked upon by the Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU), poor Nigerians…

Scientists make rare findings on female ejaculation

Researchers have come a step closer to defining this controversial phenomenon behind female ejaculation, by performing the first ultrasound scans on women who express large amounts of liquid during orgasm.…

Nigerians will experience better health services in 2015 – Minister

Nigerians will experience better health services in 2015 – Minister

By Hassan Zaggi / Correspondent, Abuja   There is every indication that the health sector will experience peace and zero strikes and all Nigerians will have access to better and qualitative…

Sugar, sweet food could be used for diabetes control

Professor of medicine at the faculty of Clinical Sciences, University of Ilorin, Emmanuel Okoro, has said sugar, sweet foods and fruits could be used to control diabetes, an avowal that…

Every disease is curable – Prof. Adikwu

Every disease is curable – Prof. Adikwu

• Says asthma, whooping cough treatable with Snail By Onche Odeh    Professor of Pharmaceutics at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Michael Adikwu, is preaching a rare sermon. He has…

Foods that enhance sexual stamina in men

Garlic Garlic contains allicin, a compound that is thought to increase blood flow to the sexual organs. Increased blood flow to the penis causes it to stay erect longer, thereby…

How healthy life styles prevent heart attacks in women

How healthy life styles prevent heart attacks in women

A new study that followed nearly 70,000 women for two decades concluded that three-quarters of heart attacks in young women could be prevented if women closely followed six healthy lifestyle…

As pneumonia vaccine takes off in Nigeria

As pneumonia vaccine takes off in Nigeria

By Ejikeme Omenazu  / Production Editor, Lagos   On Monday December 22, a historical event was held in Lokoja, Kogi State capita. That day, the Federal Government, in collaboration with National…

NASA’s Mercury orbiter running out of gas

NASA’s Messenger, which is the first spacecraft to orbit Mercury planet is expected to make one last thruster boost on 21 January, as it is running out of gas. This…

UNIDO rep seeks sustainable e-waste management in Nigeria

Dr Patrick Kormawa, the Country Representative, UN Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) in Nigeria, has called for sustainable management of electronic waste (e-Waste) in the country. Kormawa, who is also the…

HIV/AIDS in Nigeria: How far, so far?

HIV/AIDS in Nigeria: How far, so far?

By Hassan Zaggi  / Correspondent, Abuja   Recently, stakeholders in the fight against HIV/AIDS from the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) including partners such United…

2015: NLNG Prize winner calls for Presidential Science Debate

2015: NLNG Prize winner calls for Presidential Science Debate

A laureate of The Nigeria Prize for Literature, Adeleke “Mai Nasara” Adeyemi, has advocated, as a matter of national urgency, the staging of a Science Debate between the two presidential…

Ebola: More recognition for Adadevoh, others

Late Dr. Ameyo Adadevoh, who died after contracting Ebola virus, has continued to get more recognition, months after her demise. The latest was bestowed on her during the PathCare Doctor’s…

ACTs, bed nets saved 4.3m from malaria deaths – Report

Combined strategies, including the campaign for the use of bed nets, rapid diagnosis and artemisinin based therapies, have helped the world halve the death rate from malaria between 2000 and…

Humans, birds share same singing genes

Dozens of the genes involved in the vocal learning that underpins human speech are also active in some songbirds. And knowing this suggests that birds could become a standard model…

Scientists discover why people look up to ‘gods’

A new study from the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent) suggests that societies with less access to food and water are more likely to believe in various types of deities…

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