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18 Feb 2015
CITING their all-important role in the lives and well-being of all, the Lagos State governor, Babatunde Fashola (SAN) has said never again should doctors and nurses down tools in the state.   Fashola argued that the two professions are like God in the affairs of the populace, and “never has it been heard of that…
18 Feb 2015
RESEARCHERS at Yale School of Medicine, United States, have found that a compound produced by the body when dieting or fasting can block a part of the immune system involved in several inflammatory disorders such as type 2 diabetes, atherosclerosis, and Alzheimer’s disease.     In their study, published in the February 16 online issue…
11 Feb 2015
THE evolutionary pressures on our early ancestors helped to shape the biology in our bodies today. Early man gained survival advantage by extracting the most calories from the smallest amount of food. This partly explains our craving for fatty foods - which have twice the calorie density of protein-rich and starchy foods.     Peanuts…
11 Feb 2015
MOTHERS that take excessive amounts of folic acid during pregnancy may predispose their daughters to diabetes and obesity later in life, according to a new study published today in the Journal of Endocrinology. With high dose supplements being widely available, the study calls for a need to establish a safe upper limit of folic acid…
11 Feb 2015
MIDDLE-SCHOOL children who consume heavily sweetened energy drinks are 66 per cent more likely to be at risk for hyperactivity and inattention symptoms, a new study led by the Yale School of Public Health has found.     The finding has implications for school success and lends support to existing recommendations to limit the amount…
11 Feb 2015
BABIES with a very low birth weight may be at much higher risk of depression, ADHD or other psychiatric conditions in adulthood, compared with those born a healthy weight, and steroid use just before birth may increase this risk even further. This is according to a new study published in the journal Pediatrics.     …
11 Feb 2015
THE National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) has screened 2,109 Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) in Yobe of Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV)/Acquired Immune Deficiency state to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS in the state.       NACA project coordinator, Dr Aminu Fikin, told newsmen that the exercise, which was in day six screened…
11 Feb 2015
CHILDREN exposed to tobacco smoke from their parents while in the womb are predisposed to developing diabetes as adults, according to a study from the University of California, Davis and the Berkeley nonprofit Public Health Institute.     In the study, published February 9 in the Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease, women…
11 Feb 2015
A WELLNESS company, “The wellbeing of a nation is measured not only in terms of the physical health of her citizenry, but it’s the totality of the mental/emotional, financial/economic, intellectual, environmental, occupational and spiritual wellness that adds up and truly defines the wellbeing of a person and by extension a nation.”    This is the view…
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11 Feb 2015
THE human body is a collection of elements and minerals held together by certain chemical bonds. Some of these minerals have a reservoir in the body from where they are replenished whenever there is a deficiency. Others may not have a reservoir and must be replenished regularly from external sources. In the midst of all…
28 Jan 2015
A NEW study finds that resveratrol - a chemical found in grape skins and red wine - may protect against cancer, despite the alcohol content of red wine being a risk factor for head and neck cancer.     Resveratrol in red wine eliminates cells with the most DNA damage, which are the ones with…
28 Jan 2015
THE Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) has denied throwing its weight behind the All Progressives Congress (APC) gubernatorial candidate, Akinwunmi Ambode, as touted in some quarters.   President of the body, Olumide Akintayo, in a statement said the professional body remains apolitical, even its quest to champion national development, through espousing ethical values in public…

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