Rights group, physicians at World Health Day, decry poor nutrition
“Government through the Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH) has designed a plan through the 2014-2018 National Strategic Plan of Action on Nutrition (NSPAN) which is guided by the National Food and Nutrition Plan (NFNP), to reduce the number of under five children who are stunted by 20%.
Stress markers in unemployed persons linked to poor health
Research from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) International Centre for Lifecourse Studies at University College London (UCL), United Kingdom suggests direct biological effects of stress during unemployment may help explain the increased mortality and morbidity among jobseekers. The study used biological signatures in blood samples called inflammatory markers, which are influenced by stress and are clinically important because mildly raised levels predict atherosclerosis (narrowing of the arteries due to fatty deposits) and heart disease.
Study sheds light on how malaria parasites grow exponentially
A UNIVERSITY of South Florida College of Public Health, United States, professor and his team of researchers have become the first to uncover part of the mysterious process by which malaria-related parasites spread at explosive and deadly rates inside humans and other animals.
Peanut Eaters May Live Longer, Study Finds
Researchers found that the people in the study who ate the most peanuts tree nuts (such as walnuts, pecans and almonds) every day had a lower risk of dying over a five or six years period than the people who ate the least peanuts and tree nuts, or none of them.
‘Most Sachet, Table Water Not Safe For Drinking’
Mr. Austine Chidueme, Chief Executive Officer, Real Sky Water and Zonal Vice Chairman, Association of Table Water Producers (ATWAP), in Alagbado, Lagos was Brewing Manager in-charge of Technological Control training before leaving Nigerian Breweries Plc, to start Real Sky in 2005. Hardnosed stickler for high water quality, among other raw material inputs, Chidueme told FABIAN ODUM that consumers are at health risk drinking all manner of water in the market.
Consuming Water At Your Own Risk
Malams, local diggers of shallow wells, also called Konga are also not in lack of business especially in the city’s suburbs, where a budget of between N50,000 – N70,000 secures ground water at very superficial level. This story is replicated across the country.
The Great Bone Debate (2)
The risk of lodged bone fragments and cracked teeth can be minimised by feeding bones that are appropriate for your dog’s size.
Emerging and re-emerging diseases: Stopping the spread (2)
Lecture Delivered at the 2014 Health Week ceremony of the University of Lagos by Prof. Akin Osibogun, MBBS (Lagos); MPH(Columbia); FMCPH; FWACP; FRSPH(UK), Professor of Community Health, University of Lagos, & Consultant Public Health Physician/Epidemiologist, Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH).
Pesticides in fruit, vegetables lowers sperm quality
The first study to investigate the relationship between eating fruit and vegetables containing pesticide residues and the quality of men’s semen has shown a link with lower sperm counts and percentages of normally-formed sperm.