Slide in oil prices hits global stocks
Volatility swept through world markets yesterday, as a renewed slide in oil and weakness in credit markets hit stocks, weighed on bond yields and added to the nervousness already building ahead of an expected U.S. interest rate hike later this week. European stocks wiped out earlier gains to trade in the red by midsession, while…
Cannabis helps prevent seizures in childhood epilepsy
CANNABIDOL (CBD), a type of cannabinoid, has come into focus as a potential therapy for various conditions, including epilepsy. CBD is looking promising for children with treatment-resistant forms of epilepsy, such as Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome (LGS) and Dravet Syndrome (DS). Epidiolex, a pharmaceutical liquid formulation of CBD developed by GW Pharmaceuticals, is currently undergoing phase 3…
How thyme, sweet potatoes boost brainpower
Compiled by Chukwuma Muanya, Assistant Editor (Head Insight Team, Science & Technology) with agency reports<strong Can eating meals cooked with thyme and sweet potatoes boost brain power? New research reveals how a substance present in thyme and parsley - apigenin - triggers formation of human brain cells and boosts connections between them. Researchers found the…
Five tell-tale warning signs of autism revealed
A leading expert has revealed the five biggest indicators that a child may have autism.
Six things most likely to send you to early grave
SITTING too long and having lie-ins could take years off your life, new research suggests.
Mosquitoes engineered to wipe out their species
THE mosquito that is responsible for most of the world’s malaria has been genetically modified to spread genes that could wipe out its species.
Why people who work out tend to drink more than those who don’t
Two new studies have revealed you may not be alone, after scientists discovered a link between physical activity and craving alcohol.
Reload multivitamins take centre stage at PSN conference
Reload Multivitamin at the just concluded 88th Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) in Abuja celebrates the first anniversary of the liquid range that was officially launched at the 87th edition of the conference in Uyo, Akwa Ibom.
MLSCN boss urges medical lab practitioners to embrace quality assurance
Medical laboratory practitioners in the country have been urged to as a matter of urgency to embrace the concept of External Quality Assurance (EQA) in order to improve the quality of service they render to the patients.