8 Oct 2019
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.
29 Sep 2019
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.
26 Sep 2019
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…
23 Sep 2019
Obesity damages the lining of blood vessels because fat tissue secretes a harmful protein, research suggests. Chinese scientists analysed more than 1,000 people with atherosclerosis, which occurs when fatty deposits clog the arteries.
17 Sep 2019
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.
15 Aug 2019
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.
3 Aug 2019
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.
1 Jul 2019
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…
1 Jul 2019
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…
20 May 2019
A mysterious epidemic of chronic kidney disease among agricultural workers and manual laborers may be caused by a combination of increasingly hot temperatures, toxins and infections, according to researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. The study was published in the New England Journal of Medicine. In recent years, chronic kidney disease has…
8 May 2019
Children who refuse to brush their teeth may be putting themselves at risk of heart disease in later life, research suggests. A study that followed 755 children over 27 years found those with tooth decay or gum disease were more likely to have a build-up of plaque in their arteries as adults, known as atherosclerosis.…
15 Mar 2019
The Kidney Foundation for Africa has intensified call for more awareness and funds to help cater for people living with kidney disease as the world marked World Kidney Day (WKD) yesterday. Dean, Faculty of Clinical Sciences, Lagos State University College of Medicine, Prof. Jacob Awobusuyi, who spoke as a Guest Speaker at the event to…