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18 Feb 2015
A WOMAN whose vagina was so narrow she could no longer have sex has undergone successful surgery to have it reconstructed - using a pig’s intestine. The woman had been sent for treatment after her gynaecologist found she was so narrow it was not even possible to carry out an examination.      Doctors there…
18 Feb 2015
MILLIONS say stress from work has driven them to eat junk, smoke, drink more alcohol, exercise less If you’ve ever joked your job will be the death of you - you’re not alone.  Millions of workers say work is leaving them tired, stressed and fat, a survey found.    Many feel their work life is…
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18 Feb 2015
Canvass political will, healthy lifestyle  NIMR to commission state-of-the-art cancer research centre NOTWITHSTANDING the genetic risk factor, experts have said that several of the cancer diseases and deaths in the country today are actually preventable.   Specifically, up to 90 per cent of cancer are preventable if people embraced the habit of healthy lifestyle, regular…
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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