Akwa Ibom inaugurates digital HIV situation room, other equipment to tackle disease
Following the release of the National HIV/AIDS Indicator and Impact Survey (NAIIS) report, which recorded a 5.5 percent Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV) prevalence in Akwa Ibom State, the state government
Diverticular disease and diverticulitis are related digestive conditions that affect the large intestine (colon). In diverticular disease, small bulges or pockets (diverticula) develop in the lining of the intestine. Diverticulitis is when these pockets become inflamed or infected.
Severe gum disease linked to 49% higher risk of hypertension
More and more evidence points to the notion that gum disease increases the risk of other health conditions, including hypertension. A new review of the literature now argues that the more severe the form of gum disease, the higher the risk of hypertension.
Study to boost wheat yield, contain extreme weather
An international team of scientists has identified significant new chromosomal regions for wheat yield and disease resistance and created a freely-available collection of genetic information and markers for more than 40,000 wheat lines.
The welfare state as enlightened self-interest
Given the pervasive environment of poverty without cause in Nigeria, political discussions are necessarily dreary or un-interesting in the absence of sincere interrogation of the root cause of the failure to establish the incidents of the welfare state regime in the country. It would be an odd sort of state which regards the general welfare…
Imperatives of agric insurance under climate change
Agriculture in Nigeria is a critical aspect of the nation’s economy, providing direct employment for about 30 per cent of the population, while the sector contributes about 24 per cent to the Gross Domestic Product, according to the Nigerian Bureau of Statistics.
Experts blame unabated infectious disease on disruption of ecosystem
Medical experts have attributed the reoccurrence of Emerging Infectious disease (EIDs) to the inability of the government to control the disruption of the ecosystem through human activities.
Have a mosquitoes-free yard
Love being outdoors but sick of those annoying blood-sucking mosquitoes? The threat of contracting diseases from a mosquito is very real. Not only are humans infected with dangerous illnesses each year because of mosquitoes, so are animals, including household pets and veterinary animals.
New drug compound could tackle ‘killer’ kidney disease
Scientists from the University of Sheffield are part of an international collaboration to develop a new class of drugs to treat a common genetic kidney disease, which is a major cause of kidney failure. Working with Glasgow-based biotech company Mironid and colleagues in the United States (U.S.), the Sheffield researchers have carried out successful laboratory…
Good physical fitness in middle age lowers chronic lung disease risk
Good heart and lung (cardiorespiratory) fitness in middle age is associated with a lower long term risk of chronic lung disease (COPD), suggests Danish research published online in the journal Thorax. Physical activity that boosts fitness should be encouraged “to delay development, progression and death from COPD,” conclude the researchers. COPD, short for chronic obstructive…
Why breast tumour survivors face increased risk of heart disease
Thanks to advanced medical treatments, women diagnosed with breast cancer today will likely survive the disease. However, some treatment options put these women at greater risk for a number of other health problems. A new study out of Brazil shows that postmenopausal women with breast cancer are at greater risk for developing heart disease. Results…