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Ebola: Still too much to worry about

Ebola: Still too much to worry about

The world seems to have taken control of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) that is hitting out at various countries in West Africa. Nigeria, for instance was able to tame…

What Cocaine does to your heart

What Cocaine does to your heart

Cocaine users complaining of chest pain may have abnormal blood flow in the heart’s smallest blood vessels that may not be detected in regular testing, putting these patients at risk…

Skin test may shed new light on Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s diseases

Scientists have discovered a skin test that may shed new light on Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, according to a study released today will be presented at the American Academy of…

Researchers discover how to reduces urge to eat

Researchers have identified a peptide and hormone that, when administered to a specific area of the brain, may reduce the desire for food. The study, which appears in the journal…

HIV/AIDS: Maximising local research for herbal solution

HIV/AIDS: Maximising local research for herbal solution

By Hassan Zaggi  -  Correspondent, Abuja   Over the years, there has been consistent effort by scientists all over the world to get a permanent orthodox solution to the dreaded…

UNFPA, NPHCDA/SURE-P partnering towards giving women better lives

UNFPA, NPHCDA/SURE-P  partnering  towards  giving women better lives

By Hassan Zaggi  / Correspondent, Abuna   Recently, in its  consistent and continuous effort to support Nigeria in the fight against maternal and child mortality, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)…

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…

Prayer as tonic for good health

Prayer as tonic for good health

• ‘Unbelievers’ most prone to depressions Prayer is mostly seen as a spiritual act of worship that connects humans to a high power that they model their lives after. It…

CPC calls for caution against food poisoning

CPC calls for caution against food poisoning

By Tor Vande-Acka Correspondent, Makurdi   The Consumer Protection Council (CPC) has advised consumers to be alert to the quality and safety of goods and service offered them by service…

Eight signs of impending death in cancer patients

Researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have identified eight highly specific physical and cognitive signs associated with imminent death in cancer patients. The findings, published in…

Nigerian experts’ antidote to Bird flu

Nigerian experts’ antidote to Bird flu

Guided by experience of the past, Nigerian experts have unveiled simple strategies that could curb further spread of Bird flu in the country. The experts, led in a discussion forum…

Poor coordination threat to global pharmaceutical supply chains – Report

Ten years after the 2005 Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness reported on the need for better coordination in the global fight against disease, global pharmaceutical supply chains remain fragmented and…

What Nigeria must do to prevent AI pandemic

Lessons from the past   In 2007, when Nigeria was first hit by the Avian Influenza, the World Health Organisation (WHO) proactively reeled out a strategic action plan to To…

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…

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