Can’t resist cigarette with your drink? Blame your mother!
GORGING on junk food during pregnancy ‘can shape child’s taste for nicotine and alcohol’, experts warn.If you can’t resist lighting up when having a drink with friends, blame your mother.
Breast cancer breakthrough as drug transforms treatment for half of victims
ALMOST half of women with breast cancer could have their treatment transformed by a readily available hormone found in the Pill.
How junk food fools us into overeating
Eating too much fatty food can damage nerves in the stomach that tell the brain we are full, scientists believe.An unhealthy diet can alter the balance of bacteria in the gut – encouraging those that thrive on fat to multiply and killing off others, which prefer healthier food.
Groups advocate improved services during emergencies
WITH increasing number of displaced persons and emergency situations caused by insecurity and other natural disasters in the country, Development Communications Network (DevComs) in partnership with NOTAGAIN Campaign said they are particularly worried about the plight of women and children during such emergencies, adding that during the last five years, many Nigerians have been subjected to various forms of displacements as a result of communal clashes, natural disaster, conflict, violence and insurgency by the Boko Haram group in North-Eastern Nigeria.
Lagos shuts 29 illegal patent medicine stores
WORRIED by the danger posed by the activities of illegal operators of patent medicine and pharmaceutical stores in Lagos, the State government through its Taskforce on Fake, Counterfeit and Unwholesome Processed Foods has sealed no fewer than 29 illegal Patent Medicine stores.
Why more Nigerian men will have potbellies, by experts
Potbelly or trunk obesity usually is attributed to women, most especially those who fail to sheered weight of pregnancy after childbirth. But of late, its prevalence in men is on the surge.
Hospital staff send Buhari reminder over alleged victimisation
OVER one month after they sent a save-our-soul letter to President Muhammadu Buhari, some staff including senior ones of the Federal Psychiatric Hospital, Uselu near Benin City yesterday sent a reminder to the president where they alleged that a management staff has boasted that their earlier petition would never get the ears of the president.
Global poor sanitation undermines better health, says WHO
LACK of progress on sanitation threatens to undermine the child survival and health benefits from gains in access to safe drinking water, warn the World Health Organisation (WHO0 and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in a report tracking access to drinking water and sanitation against the Millennium Development Goals.
JUTH on lockdown, as strike enters second month
Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH), in Lamingo area at the eastern part of Jos Metropolis, has been on total lockdown for over a month following the industrial action by the Association of Resident Doctors (ARD) of the hospital.
Heartburn drug, Prevacid, offers ‘excellent’ hope of new TB treatment, say scientists
A common over-the-counter drug used to treat heartburn could help wipe out tuberculosis, scientists believe. The antacid lansoprazole, marketed as Prevacid, has been touted as an ‘excellent’ drug to help wage war on the infection. Lansoprazole belongs to a class of drugs known as ‘proton-pump inhibitors’ that keep the stomach from pumping too much acid,…
‘Secondhand smoke increases stroke risk by 30% ’
A new study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine found that secondhand smoke (SHS) increases the risk of stroke by about 30 percent for nonsmokers. Using data from the Reasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) study, a national, population-based, longitudinal study investigating cardiovascular disease events and mortality endpoints among white…