A gynaecologist, Dr Adebayo Sekumade, on Friday urged the Federal and State Governments to create awareness on appropriate nutrition for women to reduce the high rate of anaemia in pregnancy.
How vitamin B3 prevents glaucoma, by researchers
There is currently no cure for the group of eye diseases that make up glaucoma. However, new research points to a way of preventing the disease, as vitamin B3 has been proven effective as a treatment in mice.
The scary truth about commercially produced bread
Last Christmas, I decided to prepare stuffing from scratch to take along with my turkey to our family Christmas dinner. I went ahead to buy four loaves of bread from our neighbourhood supermarket.
Long-term heavy drinking may age arteries over time
Heavy alcohol drinking habits over the years may prematurely age arteries, especially in men, putting them at an increased risk for heart disease, according to new research...
Compound from marine snail is potent pain reliever
A tiny snail may offer an alternative to opioids for pain relief. Scientists at the University of Utah have found a compound that blocks pain by targeting a pathway not associated with opioids.
20% duty on imported medicines will trigger rise in fake drugs, deaths, say pharmacists
Further analysis showed that the prices of essential medicines in Nigeria such as anti-malarial and antibiotics have risen by over 150 per cent in less than two years.
Sugar, salt, fat taxes, subsidies on fruits, vegetables could save billions in healthcare costs
In the new study, researchers modeled the effect of taxes on saturated fat, salt, sugar, and sugar-sweetened beverages and a subsidy on fruits and vegetables on the Australian population of 22 million alive in 2010.
Gluten-free diet may have ‘unintended consequences’ for health
A new study suggests that a gluten-free diet may pose serious health risks, after finding that the eating pattern may raise the risk of exposure to arsenic and mercury.
Maintaining wellbeing of the kidneys
Inside the kidney is an intricate arrangement of tiny blood vessels (arterioles and venules) interwoven and covered with the tubules of the kidneys.
Court orders federal, state hospitals to create separate department for medical laboratory scientists
The court ruled that Medical Laboratory Scientists should be allowed to discharge their duties freely without being supervised by doctors appointed by the management of Teaching Hospitals and Federal Medical Centres.