Cone snail's deadly venom provides better medicines
Cone snails have inspired humans for centuries. Coastal communities have often traded their beautiful shells like money and put them in jewelry. Many artists, including Rembrandt, have featured them in sketches and paintings.
Under-cooked poultry could give you urinary tract infection
Eating under-cooked chicken and turkey could give you a urinary tract infection (UTI), research has found.
How fever in early pregnancy induces heart, facial birth defects
Researchers have known for decades that fevers in the first trimester of pregnancy increase risk for some heart defects and facial deformities such as cleft lip or palate.
Yellow Fever: Kwara vaccinates 200,000 people in 3 days
The Kwara Government said on Monday that no fewer than 200,000 people have been vaccinated within three days of the ongoing yellow fever reactive vaccination in the state.
Food marketing, policies, pricing behind tenfold rise in childhood, adolescent obesity in four decades
Obesity rates in the world’s children and adolescents increased from less than one per cent (equivalent to five million girls and six million boys) in 1975 to nearly six per cent in girls (50 million) and nearly eight per cent in boys (74 million) in 2016.
Fasting until lunch cuts calories
Study author, Dr. Keith Tolfrey, said: “There is a common belief that breakfast is the ‘most important meal of the day’. However, around one third of children and adolescents in many countries skip breakfast regularly.”
Human intestines grown in lab, transplanted into rats
The technique involves creating a three-dimensional biological scaffold made with human stem cells called iPSCs (induced pluripotent stem cells).
Group urges 'Boys Scout spirit' in Ondo healthcare delivery system
To consolidate on the past successes recorded in Ondo State health sector, Guaranteed Healthcare Foundation (GHCF), has urged the state government to employ the "Boy Scout Spirit" to safeguard the lives of the people. The Executive Direct of the group, Dr Dayo Adeyanju, said this yesterday in Akure while allaying the fears of the people…