Exciting early trials suggest that super-strength vitamin C doses could be a way to fight leukaemia. Found in high levels in oranges, peppers and kale, scientists believe it encourages blood cancer stem cells to die.
Postoperative pain reduced with sleep, caffeine, study finds
Sleep is essential for good mental and physical health, and chronic insufficient sleep increases the risk for several chronic health problems. Now, a new study focuses in on the role that sleep loss plays in pain following surgery.
Sperm cells created in lab to beat major cause of male infertility
Using male mice, scientists at the Francis Crick Institute in London created multi-purpose stem cells – which can be used to create any type of cell – from ear tissue.
Pharmacists seek action on national drug distribution guideline
Similarly, the Chairman, Lagos State Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN), Adeniran Bolanle urged the Federal Government to appoint a new Director-General for the National Agency for Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC).
Artificial womb raises hope for premature babies
An artificial womb has been successfully used to incubate healthy baby lambs for a period of one week, and researchers hope the technology will one day be able to do the same for extremely premature babies.
Scientists rejuvenate old hearts by injecting younger stem cells
Scientists have successfully reversed ageing in rats' hearts - paving the way to a treatment for humans. Researchers at Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute, United States...
Athletic ability linked with finger length
A father-son research partnership has found that athletic prowess could be related to the length of your fingers.
Kogi strange illness: Controversy trails casualty figures
Apparently piqued by public outcry over purported high number of deaths due to a strange ailment in some communities in Yagba West Local Council, Kogi State, the state government has decided to take census of graves of victims to ascertain the actual number of casualties.
Group criticises Kwara commissioner over poor handling of lassa fever outbreak
Oro-Ago Unity Alliance has criticised the Kwara State Commissioner for Health, Alhaji Suleiman Alege, following the nonchalant attitude he put up after the reported outbreak of lassa fever in Oro Ago community of Ifelodun Local Council.
World Mosquito Day: Health professionals recommend use of nets, clean environment
As the World Mosquito Day is observed today, experts have reiterated the need for people to sleep under insecticide treated mosquito nets, which is one of the effective means of preventing malaria.
WDF, centre partner to train health workers on foot care in diabetics
Rainbow Specialist Medical Centre, Lagos State, in partnership with World Diabetes Foundation and the Podiatry Institute, United States, are partnering to train doctors and other health workers on how to manage and prevent diabetes-related foot complications.