‘Artificial sweeteners used in soft drinks, foods are toxic to gut bacteria'
The collaborative study indicated relative toxicity of six artificial sweeteners (aspartame, sucralose, saccharine, neotame, advantame, and acesulfame potassium-k) and 10 sport supplements containing these artificial sweeteners.
What to know about brain cancer (s)
The National Cancer Institute defines Glioblastoma as “a fast-growing type of central nervous system tumour that forms from glial (supportive) tissue of the brain and spinal cord, with cells that look very different from normal ones. Dr. Olufemi Bankole, a Consultant Neurosurgeon at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) explained what Glioblastoma is all about…
When stakeholders converged to eliminate malnutrition in Nigeria
Robust and healthy citizens are no doubt a catalyst for both national and development goals. And in the developed world, their leaders spend a huge amount of money yearly on health. The reverse is the case on the African continent where her governments pays lip services to the health sector...
Oluwatobi needs N.5m for Tibia Bone operation
A student of Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu (LASPOTECH), Abiodun Oluwatobi, is seeking financial support from members of the public to enable him undergo a tibia of the right leg operation.
Diet: Does 100% fruit juice make any difference?
If we are healthy, chances are that we will enjoy life to the full. If we are physically strong, we feel good and recover faster from illnesses or even resist them in the first place. The key is to eat the right foods in the right proportion. Under normal circumstances..
Fresh concerns over IVF babies
While assisted pregnancy gives infertile couples the chance at a child, recent study has revealed that children conceived with Assisted Reproductive Technologies, such as In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) were more likely to develop high blood pressure at adolescent age.
Paralysis breakthrough: Electrical implant helps man walk again
A recent case study could overturn existing beliefs about certain paralysis types. An approach combining spinal chord stimulation and physical therapy has now helped a man living for years with lower-body paralysis to stand and walk.
Eating to beat depression, suicidal tendencies
Eating a Mediterranean diet with plenty of fish, fruit, vegetables and nuts lowers a person's risk of depression. A review of dozens of studies found pescatarians who eat lots of plant-based foods are a third less likely to develop the mental-health condition.
Mosquitoes that can carry malaria eliminated in lab experiments
Researchers have eliminated caged mosquitoes using 'gene drive' technology to spread a genetic modification that blocks female reproduction. The team from Imperial College London, United Kingdom, was able to crash caged populations of the malaria vector mosquito Anopheles gambiae in only seven-11 generations.
10 minutes of light activity can boost memory
According to a recent study, just a few minutes of light exercise can give your brain an immediate push in the right direction, helping to improve memory, among other things.As we age, our memory is likely to become less reliable.
New drug blocks pancreatic cancer growth
A newly developed drug can prevent the most common type of pancreatic cancer from growing and spreading in laboratory mice, according to a study led by Cedars-Sinai.The study, published recently in the journal Gastroenterology, also demonstrated in mice that the drug, called Metavert....