Diet, exercise may improve physical function, quality of life in older obese adults
A recent review and analysis of published studies since 2005 found low-to-moderate evidence that dietary and exercise interventions can improve physical function and quality ...
How to enjoy healthy, long life, by physiotherapists
People can improve their quality of life, function optimally and add more years to their life, as they grow older, physiotherapists at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) have said.
Babies born with big heads have better chance of successful future
Babies with big heads are more likely to be clever and have successful futures, a study has shown.Research carried out by United Kingdom (U.K.) Biobank has strongly linked higher intelligence with large head circumferences and brain volume.
Men’s sex drive could be boosted with light therapy
The results of a small study bring some positive news for men with low sexual desire; they suggest exposure to bright artificial light, often used to treat seasonal affective disorder - could also boost libido.
Nigerian scientist develops new malaria vaccine
Prof. Nasiru Shua’ibu of Biochemical Parasitology Department, Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria has developed a new malaria vaccine to prevent high rate of death from malaria fever.
Moderate alcohol intake may raise risk of stroke, heart failure
According to the United States National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), around 71 percent of Americans report consuming alcohol in the past year, while almost 57 percent report drinking in the past month.
Key to faster-acting insulin found in snail venom
A study of the crystalline 3-D structure of insulin extracted from the venom of a marine snail reveals a potential way to make insulin for the treatment of diabetes act more rapidly.
New fertilization without an egg technique produces healthy baby mice
In the traditional sense, fertilization occurs when a sperm meets a female egg. Once this occurs, the egg “reprograms” the sperm, whereby various chromosomal and DNA changes occur that enable the sperm to...