‘Humans have hit limit for height, lifespan, physical performance, could soon move backwards’
Humans may have reached their peak - and could soon start moving backward, a chilling new report has warned.
Obesity prevented in rats fed high-fat diet
Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, United States (U.S.), have identified a way to prevent fat cells from growing larger...
Keep the festive season healthy
Well we’re in December and it seems that the festive season is kicking off for most people. Christmas is so much more than just one day these day, it seems to start around the first week of December and finish sometime after the New Year’s....
Harmattan tied to rise in BP, stroke, heart failure
The Harmattan is here again. Most parts of the country are already feeling the harsh weather condition. The Harmattan is a season in the West African subcontinent, which occurs between the end of November and the middle of March.
Vitamin B17 and metabolic therapy in cancer - Part 2
In continuation of this series on the health benefits of seeds, I bring you this article on Vitamin B17. Also known as Amygdalin, Vitamin B17 is a naturally occurring anti-tumour agent, a natural chemotherapeutic agent found in over 1000 plants.
Experts call for public, private partnership in mental care
Experts in the mental health have emphasised on public-private partnership as a means to improving the mental health services in the Federal Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital, and the country.
Gum disease tied to cancer, others
Add one more reason to why you should brush and floss regularly: Gum disease bacteria are now tied to higher odds of oesophageal cancer. The study tracked the oral health of 122,000 Americans for 10 years. It found that the presence of two types of bacteria linked with gum disease may hike the risk of…
Harmful effects of being overweight underestimated as study measured effects of high, low BMI
The harmful effects of being overweight have been underestimated, according to a new study that analysed body mass index (BMI), health and mortality data in around 60,000 parents and their children, to establish how obesity actually influences risk of death. The University of Bristol study is published in the International Journal of Epidemiology (December 1).…
How intense workouts boosts memory
Pump up your workouts, pump up your memory, new research suggests. The study of 95 healthy young adults showed that six weeks of 20-minute bouts of interval training led to significant improvements in what's called high-interference memory. An example of this type of memory is distinguishing your car from another of the same make and…
Why blood pressure declines 14 to 18 years before death, by researchers
Blood Pressure in the elderly gradually begins to decrease about 14 or so years before death, according to a new study published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine. Researchers from UConn Health and the University of Exeter Medical School in the United Kingdom (U.K.) looked at the electronic medical records…