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11 Jun 2015
THIS is a phytonutrient commonly found in grapes. It is a stilbenoid and one of a group of plant chemicals known as polyphenols.
11 Jun 2015
NIGERIAN, United States (U.S.) and United Kingdom (U.K.) researchers have found more reasons why people must eat breakfast everyday.
11 Jun 2015
SHARING a bathroom with other people can have its downfalls - wet towels all over the floor, toilet seats left up, and that person who never replaces the toilet paper. But a new study finds there is one communal bathroom issue that is much more pressing: faecal contamination on toothbrushes. More than 60 per cent…
11 Jun 2015
DNA carries traces of past events meaning poor lifestyle can affect future generations IS poverty a disease? It is generally believed, in Nigeria, that poverty is a curse and could be inherited from generation to generation. Now scientists may have provided an explanation. Genetic faults caused by trauma, poor lifestyle or environmental stress can be…
11 Jun 2015
The first issue of concern is that there is lack of professionalism in the Nigerian health care system. Medical workers are atomised into several quarrelsome trade unions that pursues mundane and parochial selfish interest to the detriment of the sector. Doctors are diametrically opposed to nurses even as other non-medical health workers are ganged up in their own cocoon waging trade wars consistently in their selfish and ambitious attempts to earn same salaries with the medical professionals such as doctors and pharmacists.
11 Jun 2015
A job that suddenly becomes demanding can make you fat, researchers claim. That’s because a new bout of workplace stress can lead to poor diet and comfort eating. Interestingly, being under constant pressure doesn’t affect weight. It isn’t clear why this is, but it may be that the sudden onset of long hours and extra…
8 Jun 2015
ADVANCED tooth loss can often indicate that a person has a history of inflammatory oral diseases. In an extensive cohort study, carried out by the University of Helsinki (Finland) in collaboration with The National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL), an association was found between tooth loss and future cardiovascular events, diabetes and death. Lead…
8 Jun 2015
YOUR blood type could have a major impact on your brain as you age, researchers have found. They found those with an ‘O’ blood type have more grey matter in their brain than those with ‘A’, ‘B’ or ‘AB’ blood types. This helps protect against diseases such as Alzheimer’s. Researchers found those with an ‘O’…
8 Jun 2015
CERTAIN types of body fat can help a person fight heart disease, a new study revealed. Scientists believe their discovery may help explain why some obese patients live longer after suffering a heart attack, than their slimmer peers. A team at the University of Oxford found the fat surrounding a person’s blood vessels can help…
8 Jun 2015
DRINKING just two cans of fizzy drink a day raises your risk of liver disease, according to a study. Scientists found people who drink more than one sugar-sweetened drink such as cola or lemonade a day were more likely to have non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) than those who said they didn’t drink any fizzy…
8 Jun 2015
*Researchers put together list of questions they say can gauge health, find out person’s chance of making it to 2020 IT might be the last thing middle-aged people want to know, but scientists have developed a test that accurately predicts their chance of dying within the next five years. The research was published in The…
8 Jun 2015
  *Drug boosts women’s sexual desire but experts warn of side-effects including fainting, fatigue WOMEN could soon be prescribed a female version of Viagra after government experts recommended approval for a pill to boost sexual desire. Experts in the United States (U.S.) have endorsed the drug, but noted it comes with a caveat - that…

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