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18 Feb 2015
SUICIDE accounts for more than 40,000 deaths in the United States (US) each year, making it one of the top 10 leading causes of death in the country. While psychological factors such as stress, anxiety and depression are known drivers of suicide, a new study claims to have found evidence of a more surprising risk…
18 Feb 2015
To jointly build N2bn drugs store in Abuja   TO enhance accessibility to medicine and other health commodities across the nation, the United States Government and the federal government are collaborating to strengthen Nigeria’s national drug warehousing system.     Both organizations are of the view that Nigeria that the national warehousing infrastructure of the…
18 Feb 2015
NIGERIANS have been advised to go for cancer screening, informing them that early detection is the best option to treatment of the dreaded disease.      This call was made by the Chief Executive Officer, Optimal Cancer Foundation, Dr. Femi Olaleye at a seminar organized by Sunshine Foundation in collaboration with Committee of Concerned Women,…
18 Feb 2015
IN continuation of ourdiscuss on minerals of life today, I will be presenting two minerals, sodium and potassium. I am writing about these two minerals because apart from their individual contributions to the wellbeing of man and their functions in the body, the two of them together play a very significant role in maintenance of…
18 Feb 2015
CONCERNED about the objections to aspects of the Yayale Ahmed Presidential Committee of Experts on Professional Relationships in the Public sector, the Medical and Dental Consultants Association of Nigeria (MDCAN), has urged health workers to have a rethink.     MDCAN said in Abuja yesterday that the report, if implemented, would bring relative peace to…
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…
cancer
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…

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