Screening reduces risk of breast cancer death by 40 percent
Women who undergo mammography screening reduce their risk of dying from breast cancer by 40 percent, an international study published in the United States showed. Researchers reported that women aged 50 to 69 who received screening were 40 percent less likely to succumb to the decrease compared to women who were not screened. Simply inviting…
Eating walnuts to beat cancer, others
Researchers have provided more evidence on how a handful of walnuts a day could help slow the growth of cancer tumours, stop drug resistant micro-organisms and boost mental power. CHUKWUMA MUANYA writes
Lagos, JICA move to strengthen access to health services
Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in collaboration with the Lagos State Ministry of Health has launched the pro-poor community health project; a project that focuses on strengthening outreach services in communities and encouraging members of the community to take advantage of health care services provided at the primary health centers (PHCs) close to them.
Harmony in health sector: Agenda for Buhari’s govt
As a new government takes over the leadership of the country, it has become imperative to lend a voice to the continual clamour for harmony in the health sector.
Iwu explains why work on bitter kola for Ebola stalled
The President, Bioresources Development Group (BDG), Professor Maurice Mmaduakolam Iwu has revealed that the reason why the research on bitter kola as a drug for Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) was not concluded was because it wasn’t a priority for them then.
Abuse of common painkillers associated with increase in violent crimes
CERTAIN drugs affecting the central nervous system - such as painkillers and tranquilizing benzodiazepines - are associated with increased risk of committing a murder, finds a new study published in the journal World Psychiatry. The Swedish and Finnish researchers behind the study were interested in investigating whether there was any scientific basis for the claim…
Delaying cutting baby’s umbilical cord by three minutes ‘could speed up their development later in life’
WAITING a few minutes to clamp the umbilical cord after birth could boost a child’s co-ordination and social skills, according to new research. A study found waiting at least three minutes to cut the cord after birth led to improved development in boys. They not only had a more ‘mature’ pencil grip, but also better…
Killing sperm: Alcohol, soy sauce, paint, laptops, tight underwear cause infertility
Up to a fifth of young men find themselves with a low sperm count, which is defined as having fewer than 15 million sperm per millilitre of semen.
Deaths from cancer soar due to obesity, smoking, living longer
SOARING numbers of people are dying from cancer, a global study has revealed.
New drug accelerates weight loss
SCIENTISTS have developed a new drug, which promises to help people lose weight by setting their ‘fat on fire’.
Vaccine lowers blood pressure for up to six months, ‘could replace daily tablets’
A vaccine that lowers blood pressure for up to six months at a time could spell an end to daily tablets, scientists have claimed. Researchers say a simple injection would be sufficient to control blood pressure for a prolonged period, meaning patients would no longer have to worry about taking their daily medication. High blood…