How wasp venom kills cancer cells, by researchers
WASPS can be a menace, often found haunting picnics and fruit trees in the summer. However, the venom of one particular breed of wasp is known to contain a potent anticancer ingredient, and now researchers have shown precisely how the venom’s toxin selectively kills cancer cells. Venom belonging to the Brazilian social wasp Polybia paulista…
Colourful potatoes may pack powerful cancer prevention punch
COMPOUNDS found in purple potatoes may help kill colon cancer stem cells and limit the spread of the cancer, according to a team of researchers. Baked purple-fleshed potatoes suppressed the growth of colon cancer tumors in petri dishes and in mice by targeting the cancer’s stem cells. Attacking stem cells is an effective way to…
‘Air pollution causes poor academic performance’
A UNIVERSITY of Texas at El Paso (UTEP), United States, study on children’s health has found that fourth and fifth graders who are exposed to toxic air pollutants at home are more likely to have lower Grade Point Averages (GPAs). UTEP researchers analyzed academic performance and socio-demographic data for 1,895 fourth and fifth grade children…
Biomedical Engineering Crucial In Health System, Says Aderolu
Biomedical engineering is a branch of engineering that involves the application of traditional engineering principles and design concepts to healthcare related developments.
Expert Blame Non-Compliance In Diabetes Treatment On Poverty
A specialist in diabetes and hormonal disorders, Prof. Babatope Kolawole, of the Department of Medicine, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, has blamed non–compliance in diabetes treatment on poverty, ignorance, poor health education among others.
‘Burning of incense needs to come with health warning’
THE burning of incense might need to come with a health warning. This follows the first study evaluating the health risks associated with its indoor use. The effects of incense and cigarette smoke were also compared, and made for some surprising results. The research was led by Rong Zhou of the South China University of…
Firstborn women more likely to be obese as adults than second-born sisters
FIRSTBORN women are more likely to be overweight/obese as adults than their second-born sisters,finds the largest study of its kind in women, and published online in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health. The findings back up similar research on the impact of male birth order, and prompt the researchers to ponder whether shrinking family…
‘Drinking water before meals aids weight loss’
ARE you struggling without any success to lose weight? Not to worry because a new study has found that simply drinking 500 ml of water 30 minutes before each meal can help. Published in the journal Obesity, the study found drinking 500 ml of water half an hour before eating breakfast, lunch and dinner led…
Health Insurance Made Easy debuts
Citing his bid to fill the knowledge gaps because the practice of health insurance and managed care is a process of ensuring universal health coverage, Bimbo Banjoko a Chartered Insurer, has written a one hundred and sixty six (166) paged book titled “Health Insurance Made Easy.”
25 heart healthy foods
THERE are at least 25 foods that you need to add to your menu list that you should eat regularly to ensure that your heart is healthy. Regular consumption of these foods will help to prevent heart disease.