‘Nutrition is key to achieving SDGs in Nigeria’
Society wants govt to urgently embark on national food and nutrition survey, tackle endemic issues of malnutrition The nutritionists in a communiqué released at the end of its 45th annual conference and scientific meeting held recently at the Center for Management Development, Lagos, expressed concern that malnutrition in its diverse forms is still a problem…
More herbs with possible anti- HIV activities identified
AS Nigeria joined the rest of the world to mark the World AIDS Day on Tuesday December 1, 2015, researchers have validated more medicinal plants with possible anti-Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV) that causes Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) activities. Top on the list are: guava, neem tree, garlic, lemon, and scent leaf. Before now, researchers…
More Nigerian women still can’t pay for breast cancer treatment, says Sebeccly Cancer Care
AS the cost of treating breast cancer continues to hit the roof, Sebeccly Cancer Care is worried that more women in Nigeria are going to be lost to this disease despite advancement and availability of quality of cancer care in Nigeria. “About 27,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer annually in Nigeria and we would…
LUTH celebrates pioneer biomedical engineering graduates
THE Chief Managing Director (CMD) of Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Prof. Chris Bode has expressed joy as the hospital sendoff its first set of graduates from the school Biomedical Engineering Technology (BMET). According to the CMD: “We are here to celebrate eighteen young Nigerians who are engineers on their own but graduating from one…
Study predicts drug-resistant malaria will persist
Proffers proper use of available, cheap drugs, development of effective vaccine
Firm introduces beetroot juice to beat hypertension
A UNITED Kingdom (UK) company, James White Drinks in partnership with a Nigerian firm, Vizuri Limited, have introduced organic beetroot liquid dietary supplement or rather beetroot juice in a bottle, BEET IT, to beat rising cases of hypertension and its associated complications. Chief Executive Officer of Vizuri Limited Surulere, Lagos, Olumide Onabolu, who was at…
Anti-ageing drug could see humans live to 120
THE world’s first anti-ageing drug will be tested on humans next year in trials which could see diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s consigned to distant memory.
Could going gluten-free boost your brainpower?
NEW research has suggested going ‘gluten free’ can also boost concentration and help you think more clearly.
Stopping Malaria: Affordable New Test Seeks To Reveal Hidden Reservoirs Of Disease
In 1980, the world collectively shed not a single tear upon hearing that the scourge of smallpox would likely never take another life. A gargantuan global effort had eradicated the disease in the open (though the virus still survives in government labs). Now it looks as if humanity will be able to close the book…
‘Constant traffic noise boosts depression risk’
The risk was about 25 percent higher for people living in areas with a lot of traffic, compared to those living in areas with little road noise. However, the risk was largely confined to those who were poor, unemployed, had limited education, smoked or had insomnia, the German study authors found.
Many worries for persons living with HIV in Nigeria
Stella Wegba is 35 years old. She is married with five children. Her husband, Terwase, is dead. He died six months ago after a protracted illness. He was a long-distance driver. Stella was diagnosed with Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV) that causes Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) two months ago after coming down with fever, diarrhea, oral thrush and skin rashes.
‘Sitting further away from your boss makes you a better worker’
SITTING next to your boss may have a negative impact on the quality of your work, a study suggests. Researchers in the Netherlands have found that physical distance is a key factor in determining the extent to which bad behaviour of managers spreads to employees.