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21 Jan 2015
THE amount of time a person sits during the day is associated with a higher risk of heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and death, regardless of regular exercise, according to a review study published on Tuesday in the Annals of Internal Medicine.   Senior Scientist, Toronto Rehab, University Health Network (UHN) and Institute for Clinical Evaluative…
21 Jan 2015
IN a new study, published today in the journal Legal and Criminology Psychology, researchers from the University of Surrey have found further evidence to suggest that eyewitnesses to crimes remember more accurate details when they close their eyes.  The team also discovered that building a rapport with witnesses also helped them to remember more.   …
21 Jan 2015
IN order to enhance a better understanding of children with special needs, a group, Dickens Sanomi Foundation, is seeking to educate parents and caregivers on how best to manage the behavioral pattern of autistic children.   The Executive Director of the foundation, Keji Graham Douglas, said they are empowering and impacting useful information about autism…
21 Jan 2015
A NIGERIAN firm, LS Scientific Limited, a laboratory solutions provider, have signed a working partnership with Portugal-based laboratory experts, Industrial Laborum, in the area of building laboratories from design to completion.    Addressing journalists on the ground-breaking pact, the Managing Director, LS Scientific, Mr. Olumurewa Odunjo explained that the step was aimed at making them…
Ebola-Virus
21 Jan 2015
• Virus kill third of chimps, gorillas since 1990s NEW treatments for Ebola could be obsolete before they are available for use by patients, because of genetic mutations in the disease, scientists have warned.   Experimental drugs that are in development are designed to bind to and target pieces of the virus’ genetic sequence -…
21 Jan 2015
EARTH’S earliest primates have taken a step up in the world, now that researchers have gotten a good look at their ankles.   A new study has found that Purgatorius, a small mammal that lived on a diet of fruit and insects, was a tree dweller. Paleontologists made the discovery by analyzing 65-million-year-old ankle bones…
21 Jan 2015
EVEN as red flags were raised in Lagos and Kano States over outbreak of Avian Influenza, popularly known as bird flu, at the weekend, experts have allayed fears over safety of poultry meats and another epidemic outbreak in the class of the deadly Ebola Virus Disease.    Not denying the problem though, the experts advised…
21 Jan 2015
WITH more than 387 million people – 8.3 per cent of the global adult population – believed to have diabetes worldwide, and additional 316 million people (6.9 per cent of the world adult population) having impaired glucose tolerance (IGT), which can often lead to diabetes Type 2. Also, more than 592 million people of the…
21 Jan 2015
WORRIED about the deadlock in its discussions with government over its ongoing strike action, the Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) has resorted to intense praying and fasting to touch the hearts of government officials.   A communique issue after a meeting of JOHESU and the Assembly of Health Professionals (AHPA), yesterday, members were directed to…
Alhassan
21 Jan 2015
NOTWITHSTANDING the concerns of allied health workers in the country, the minister of health, Dr. Khaliru Alhassan has expressed a vote of confidence in the Yayale Ahmed-led panel report on inter-professional harmony in the health sector.   Briefing reporters recently, Alhassan said that the provisions in the white paper, currently before the ministry, would enhance…
21 Jan 2015
MEDICAL and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) has disclosed its readiness to compile the lists of Nigerian hospitals whether public or private versatile in the treatment of some terminal diseases to serve as a medical directory to those in need of such services.   The development, apart from reducing the cost and stress associated with…
21 Jan 2015
SICKLE Cell News and World Report, Magazine Ikorodu, Lagos, has launched free online edition of the magazine in other to get across to its readers all over the world through online.     This was made available through press release signed by public relation Officer of the magazine Victor Damilola. He said that Sickle Cell Disease…

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