‘Genetically modified mosquitoes could eradicate malaria’
A strain of genetically modified mosquitoes could be the key to wiping out malaria, scientists have revealed. Using a groundbreaking gene-editing technique, they have created a mosquito capable of rapidly introducing malaria-blocking genes into the insect population.
‘Personalized diets to combat obesity, diabetes identified’
A new study published in Cell has recommended personalized nutrition plans to help people identify the foods needed to achieve their health goals.
‘Walnuts prevent heart attack, lower cholesterol’
TWO handfuls of walnuts a day could help stave off heart disease, a new study has revealed.
Taking aspirin daily decreases risk of colorectal cancer, researchers find
IT is known to reduce the risk of heart attack. But, aspirin could also prove a vital tool in the fight against another leading cause of death across the world - cancer.
Why Africans are more likely to progress to kidney failure
AN increase in serum phosphorus levels in African Americans with chronic kidney disease (CKD) is associated with faster progression to kidney failure, known as end-stage renal disease (ESRD), according to new research presented at ASN Kidney Week 2015 November 3 o 8 in San Diego, CA, United States. Previously confirmed in primarily Caucasian populations, the…
Waking early on workdays may harm metabolic health
GETTING up earlier on workdays may harm metabolic health, according to researchers. Published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, the study found that routine sleep changes - such as waking up early on weekdays - may increase the risk for metabolic conditions, such as obesity, diabetes and heart disease. Previous research has already…
‘Vigorous exercises protect men from prostate cancer’
A study that tracked tens of thousands of midlife and older men for more than 20 years has found that vigorous exercise and other healthy lifestyle habits may cut their chances of developing a lethal type of prostate cancer by up to 68 percent. While most prostate cancers are ‘clinically indolent,’ meaning they do not…
Fistula Cases Should Get More Attention, Say Experts (2)
Though about 100,000 - 150, 000 women are affected by fistula in Nigeria, there are 12 new cases every year, early treatment and management would help.
‘Pneumonia Contributes To Under Five Deaths In Nigeria’
A Research Consultant for International Vaccine Access Centre (IVAC) Nigeria, Ms. Chisom Obi has said that Nigeria should strengthen its efforts to prevent and treat pneumonia as it is the second leading cause of child deaths
‘Local snuff- smokeless tobacco causes cancer’
cerIT is usually taken through the nose or mouth but a new study found that adults who use only local snuff that is smokeless tobacco products have higher levels of biomarkers of exposure to nicotine and NKK - a cancer-causing toxicant - compared with those using only cigarettes. Local snuff is called utaba in Ibo…