Hope rises as new HIV jab prevents infection
A new study has found that an experimental vaccine completely prevented HIV infection in half of monkeys given the jab. The monkeys were given the vaccine and then exposed to high doses of an aggressive virus that is the equivalent of Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV)/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) in humans. The results were so…
Medical Cure And Spiritual Healing
There is a difference between a cure and a healing, and this underlies the difference between medicine and spirituality.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders (PTSD) In Our Polity
Obika’s wife is threatening him with divorce because the latter has lost his status as the breadwinner of the home. He invested his capital in a joint business with a group of friends which turned out to be an illegal drug business. The case is with the security agents.
Goodness Of Cucumber
IN the last article, I concluded that Jeremiah from the religion of Judaism, Jesus, the assumed leader of the Christian religion and Mohammed the purported founder of the Islamic religion lived ahead of their times.
World Bank, USAID, Hail Wellbeing Foundation’s PHR Scheme
THE World Bank, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the World Health Organization (WHO) have described the Personal Health Record (PHR) – a tool on maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) of the Wellbeing Foundation Africa – as a necessity to building health information and having consistency of data from different health facilities.
In-Breeding: The Best Form Of Breeding
IN the last week, we have laboured to understand the concept of breeding of animals. But as it goes, it has become trickier to understand, as a reader recently posited. Let me confess to you that I have found the study of genetics to require an uncommon understanding for one to digest its principles. I…
Understanding Cancer From The Spiritual Perspective IV
The heart pumps blood to the lungs, where it drops off carbon dioxide (a waste product) in exchanged for fresh and life-giving oxygen for delivery to every cell in the body. In this way, the blood brings nourishment to all the cells, tissues and organs, especially the liver and the brain, which control every part of the body.
New diet jab helps obese people lose more than 6.35kg
• Common diabetes drug injected at breakfast suppresses appetite, researchers find A diabetes drug approved for used as a weight-loss aid helped obese patients lose more than a stone (6.35 kilogrammes) on average, in a new year-long trial A diabetes drug approved for use as a weight-loss aid helped obese people lose more than a…
Restaurants meals higher in fat, salt than cheap takeaways
RESTAURANT meals can be just as bad for you as cheap fast-food takeaways, a study has found. They are just as bad for salt and cholesterol levels as burger bars, according to researchers. Home-cooked meals were healthiest of all, as people who cooked their own food ate around 200 calories less than those who bought…
‘Mixed-race relationships are making us taller, smarter’
• Children born to genetically diverse parents are more intelligent than their ancestors AS the world becomes more connected and cultures merge researchers are starting to see how this is playing a role in our evolution. A study has found humans today are taller and more intelligent than their ancestors, and the cause has been…
‘Foreign foods reduce life expectancy’
A professor of pharmacognosy and founder Bioresources Development and Conservation Programme (BDCP) and International Centre for Ethnomedicine and Drug Development (IntCEDD), Maurice Iwu, has warned against the consumption of foreign and imported food products even as he linked them with the proliferation of chronic diseases and sudden deaths. Iwu, however, recommends locally prepared and traditional foods as medicines to reverse damage caused by processed meals. Iwu also told The Guardian how he stumbled upon the bitter kola drug for Ebola, which he said has been authenticated by the United States Institute for Health (NIH) and the drug is presently undergoing further development. Iwu clarifies that he never said Garcinia kola cures Ebola but that there is a compound in it that has activity against Ebola. Contrary to views propagated by the Western media that palm oil is not good for health, Iwu said that locally produced palm oil is better than imported vegetable oils, very rich in nutrients and has more vitamin A than carrots. CHUKWUMA MUANYA writes. Excerpts