How painkillers, kidney disease increase obesity, diabetes risk
New research from the largest study of its kind reveals patients taking painkillers alongside medication for heart disease, stroke or diabetes are 95 per cent more likely to become obese as the sedative drugs make people inactive and affect their metabolism. The findings were published in the journal PLOS One. According to the study, the…
Gene editing tool can reverse multiple diseases in mice, researchers find
A new twist on gene editing makes the CRISPR/Cas9 molecular scissors act as a highlighter for the genetic instruction book. Such highlighting helps turn on specific genes. Using the new tool, researchers treated mouse versions of type 1 diabetes, kidney injury and Duchenne muscular dystrophy, the team reports December 7 in Cell. The new method…
Gum disease tied to cancer, others
Add one more reason to why you should brush and floss regularly: Gum disease bacteria are now tied to higher odds of oesophageal cancer. The study tracked the oral health of 122,000 Americans for 10 years. It found that the presence of two types of bacteria linked with gum disease may hike the risk of…
Obama: 'No One Nation' Can Confront Global Development Challenges
Former U.S. President Barack Obama said nations must cooperate to confront some of world's most pressing challenges, including climate change, poverty, disease, and discrimination.
Progress of Nigeria, others against poverty, disease in jeopardy, says report
“We have investments in many states. Our focused delivery programmes are concentrated in Kaduna and Kano. We also have significant investments / engagement in Niger, Lagos, Borno, Yobe, Sokoto, and Bauchi states.