Are you eating any superfood?
We always hear about the importance of adhering to a well-balanced healthy diet; the healthy eating mantra is quite ubiquitous. But the reality is that not everyone is in tune with what constitutes healthy eating. When you think about your food choices over the past twenty-four hours, are you actually able to identify foods which…
Why gene edited babies have shorter life expectancy, by study
The scientist who edited the genomes of twin girls in an attempt to make them resistant to Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV) might have inadvertently shortened their life expectancy.
Hope for patients with sickle cell disease
*New genetic weapons fix mutations that causes ailment, boost protective foetal haemoglobin Help for patients with sickle cell disease may soon come from gene editing to fix the mutation that causes the disease and boost the patient’s own protective foetal haemoglobin.New research shows that using CRISPR-Cas9 (gene editing) and a corrective short Deoxy ribonucleic Acid…
Research finds chicken, beef raise cholesterol levels in equal measures compared to vegetable diet
In 2015, the International Agency for Research on Cancer listed red meat in Group 2A: a probable carcinogen. White meat has been held up as the healthier, leaner alternative - fueling the uptick in consumption of poultry, as sales of burgers and chops dwindle.
‘Dietary supplements cause miscarriage, harm foetal development’
An ingredient found in dietary supplements may cause a miscarriage or harm foetal development, the US Food and Drug Administration...
Drinking unsalted tomato juice lowers blood pressure, bad cholesterol
Drinking unsalted tomato juice lowered blood pressure and Low Density Lipo-protein (LDL)/ ‘bad’ cholesterol in Japanese adults at risk of cardiovascular disease.
Common heartburn drugs raise risk of early death
A popular type of heartburn medication may raise the risk of an early death for the millions of people worldwide that take it, research published last week suggests.
Over one million new STIs recorded daily, says WHO
Everyday, over one million new cases of curable Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) are recorded among 15 to 49 years population, a World Health Organisation (WHO) research reveals. The figure amounts to over 376 million new cases annually of four infections, including chlamydia, gonorrhoea, trichomoniasis and syphilis. According to the research findings, in 2016, there were…
Tackling vision problems among kids with photo-screening mobile app
In a bid to address vision issues among children in Nigeria, an Optometrist and the Executive Director, Vecad Clinic Ltd, Abuja, Dr. Edidiong Udom, and his research team have introduced a pediatric photo-screening mobile health...
Transgenic fungus rapidly killed malaria mosquitoes in West African clinical trials
Researchers describe the first trial outside the laboratory of a transgenic approach to combating malaria. The study shows that a naturally occurring fungus engineered to deliver a toxin to mosquitoes safely reduced mosquito populations....