Diesel fumes could harm male fertility, research suggests. Men living in areas with high levels of air pollution were found to have distorted sperm, a new study reveals.
Tumour pills could combat high BP, save millions from heart attacks, stroke
Cancer drugs could combat high blood pressure, leading to an alternative treatment for the condition that affects millions, and causes heart attacks and strokes.
Funding pharmaceutical sector will improve Nigeria’s health system
The Country Director, Pharmaccess Foundation, Nigeria, Njideka Obijiaku said the pharmaceutical sector has been overlooked, especially the community pharmacists who are closest to the people.
Why open window will help you sleep
It helps the air circulate at night, leading to better quality sleep, a study found. Sleepers were less likely to toss and turn and wake up, researchers said.
Jelly made of alcohol could help kill off cancer
The implant is injected into the middle of a tumour, where it slowly releases tiny amounts of ethanol — the pure alcohol that makes up, for example, 12 to 14 per cent of wine.
Local plant validated for ovarian, pancreatic cancer treatment
A local plant, Rauvolfia vomitoria, commonly called Chieftaincy leaf, serpent wood or swizzler stick in English, asofeyeje in Yoruba, akanta in Ibo, and wada in Hausa, has been validated for treatment of ovarian, pancreatic and prostate cancer.
Why HIV, malaria, TB are ‘untreatable,’ by WHO
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has raised fresh alarm that malaria, Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV) and tuberculosis (TB) may become untreatable soon.
Half of cancer deaths driven by bad habits, researchers find
At least half of United States (U.S.) cancer cases and deaths are caused by avoidable factors like smoking, eating processed meat and physical inactivity, a new American Cancer Society report reveals.
Rolling out national plan for disease control
As part of efforts to ensure a healthier and safer Nigeria through the prevention and control of diseases of public health importance, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), on Tuesday, launched a five-year strategy and implementation plan.
Five habits to stop for a healthier skin
Many people strive to maintain youthful, vibrant, and healthy skin on a daily basis. While some are able to sustain flawless looking skin all of the time, for others it may come as a huge challenge.