Sunshine vitamin protects against heart failure
Heart failure is a serious, potentially life-threatening condition, wherein the heart is unable to pump sufficient blood and oxygen to nourish the tissues of the body. In 2009, around one in nine deaths in the United States "included heart failure as contributing cause."
Monkeys provide new clues toward elusive HIV vaccine, cure
Despite enormous efforts over more than 30 years, Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV)/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) researchers have yet to develop either a vaccine or cure for the disease. But they have made progress in monkey experiments, and two studies reported this week at the largest annual United States....
Why memory cells stop regenerating after age of 13, by researchers
New neurons stop growing in a key region of the brain's 'memory center' as early as 13 years old, according to a controversial new study.
Women wearing heavy makeup less likely to be perceived as leaders
Women wearing heavy makeup are less likely to be thought of as good leaders, new research from Abertay University has found.
Genetically modified pigs with organs that can be transplanted into humans developed
Humans may be able to rely on pigs for life-saving transplants in the near future.
Addressing rising cases, high cost of treating chronic kidney disease
Nigeria, on March 8, joined the rest of the world to celebrate the World Kidney Day (WKD). A day set aside to raise awareness on the plight of people living with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and how to better prevent, treat and manage the “incurable condition.” CHUKWUMA MUANYA (Assistant Editor) and OLUWATOSIN AREO write. Tina…
‘Smog interacts with human genetic code, damages well being’
Air pollutants like smog is more likely to make you ill than the Deoxy ribonucleic Acid (DNA)/genetic material you inherited from your parents, a new study claims. Little is known about how damaging environmental factors can be on human health, but experts found that air-borne pollutants have a bigger effect than ancestry. Fossil fuels and…
Watching more than four hours of TV daily raises men’s bowel cancer risk by 35%
Men prone to binge-watching their favorite TV shows may want to take note of the results of a new study. It revealed that such behavior could increase their risk of colorectal cancer. Researchers found that men who watched TV for more than four hours per day were likelier to develop colorectal cancer over six years…
Health minister seeks private sector support to succeed
The Minister for Health, Professor Isaac Adewole has said the present global economic recession would not make the Federal Government to exclusively meet all the health needs of the nation and her people. Adewole therefore canvassed a workable synergy between the management of government owned hospitals and the endowed private concerns towards ending unnecessary medical…
How lifetime of regular exercise slows down ageing, by researchers
Groups of older people, who have exercised all of their lives, were compared to a group of similarly aged adults and younger adults who do not exercise regularly. The results showed that those who have exercised regularly have defied the aging process, having the immunity, muscle mass, and cholesterol levels of a young person. Researchers…