Diabetes drug works better than diet, exercise at weight loss
A drug used by patients with diabetes holds potential in helping people lose weight and keep it off, a study suggests. Metformin is dished out to millions across the world to treat type 2 diabetes, as it helps the body respond to insulin. But a 15-year study of more than 30,000 people found a daily…
Smoking more than 20 cigarettes daily can damage your vision
Smoking more than 20 cigarettes a day can damage your vision, a study co-authored by a Rutgers researcher finds. The research appears in the journal Psychiatry Research. The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 34.3 million adults in the United States currently smoke cigarettes and that more than 16 million…
Natural ways to lower prostate cancer risk
Several studies have shown that, while it is impossible to prevent prostrate cancer, certain natural remedies have proved to lower a person’s risk.
U.S. releases progress report on malaria, urges Nigeria to improve prevention
The United States (U.S.) President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), led by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) yesterday released its 12th annual report documenting the progress of its programmes in Nigeria and other countries.
Even light exercise can increase men's lifespan
A new study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine finds that even a few minutes of low-intensity physical activity may significantly reduce mortality risk among senior men.
Resurgence of Lassa fever in Nigeria
The current upsurge in the cases of lassa fever demands urgent attention of governments at all levels. Lassa fever is an acute febrile illness, with bleeding and death in severe cases.
Liberia elections marred over accusations of fraud
The Supreme Court of Liberia has suspended arrangements for next week’s presidential run-off vote between the candidate of the Congress for Democratic Change...