Catholic knights kick against abortion, cloning, IVF, others
The Order of The Knights of Saint Mulumba Nigeria has held its 2018 pro-life rally and lecture for Region Three, comprising Ojo, Satellite, Festac, Badagry and Lagos Island sub-divisions. With the theme, The Family and Sanctity of Human Life, the event reiterated the Catholic Church’s aversion to abortion; termination of lives in all forms; In…
Brain drain, poor funding threaten development of EKSUTH, says CMD
The Chief Medical Director of the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital (EKSUTH), Ado Ekiti, Dr Kolawole Ogundipe, has said the institution’s great challenge is brain drain occasioned by poor remuneration and lack of funds.
CIS’ Volt club donates 200 mastectomy pillows to LUTH’s breast clinic
A representative of the President of the Club, Dopuala Benibo, at the official presentation of the equipment, said: “One of the goals of the club is to identify needs in immediate communities and to make a difference through communal engagement.
Why some Nigerians are ‘protected’ from cancer
Experts made the finding by analysing the human genome, looking for strings of genetic information that were out of place.This revealed an inheritance of markers from an unidentified human-like species, some of which may be of benefit to their descendants...
Science says being lazy is a sign of intelligence
New research suggests that smarter people spend more time being lazy, proving the theory that brainy people spend more time lazing around than their active counterparts. Findings from a United States (US)-based study seem to support the idea that people with a high IQ get bored less easily, leading them to spend more time engaged…
Vaccine for prostate cancer designed
A vaccine could one day protect men from developing prostate cancer, thanks to a breakthrough by British scientists.Experts have designed a vaccine that boosts the immune system’s ability to track down and kill the cancer cells as soon as they start to appear.
Fertility experts want stricter regulations for IVF practice
President, African Fertility Society (AFS) and Medical Director of Medical Art Centre (MART) and MART Detox Clinic, Ikeja, Lagos, Prof. Oladapo Ashiru, has urged governments across Africa to introduce stricter regulations for Assisted Reproductive Techniques....
Empowered women will help break cycle of poverty, disease, reduce HIV burden in Nigeria, says NACA
Ahead of the 2018 International Women’s Day, today March 8, the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) has called on all stakeholders to rededicate and reposition themselves towards improving the quality of life for women- mothers, sisters and daughters.
Termites sacrifice their elderly in ant wars: study
When termites go to war, the oldest soldiers fight on the front lines, being closer to death anyway, a study revealed on Wednesday.
Next Einstein Forum launches survey to measure gender gap in STEM education and research in Africa
The Next Einstein Forum (NEF), an initiative of the Africa Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) in partnership with Robert Bosch Stiftung, today announces the launch of an important survey that hopes to measure the existing gender gap in science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) education and research in Africa. The survey results will be announced through…