Health

FG, UNICEF sign MoU for procurement of therapeutic food

The Federal Government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, with the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund, UNICEF, for the procurement of Ready to Use Therapeutic Food, RUTF. 

The partnership is to serve as counterpart contribution for the procurement and di [...]

Mon, 28 May 2018


Many with migraines have vitamin deficiencies, says study

A high percentage of children, teens and young adults with migraines appear to have mild deficiencies in vitamin D, riboflavin and coenzyme Q10 -- a vitamin-like substance found in every cell of the body that is used to produce energy for cell growth and maintenance.

These deficiencies may be i [...]

Mon, 28 May 2018


Many with migraines have vitamin deficiencies, says study

A high percentage of children, teens and young adults with migraines appear to have mild deficiencies in vitamin D, riboflavin and coenzyme Q10 -- a vitamin-like substance found in every cell of the body that is used to produce energy for cell growth and maintenance.

These deficiencies may be i [...]

Mon, 28 May 2018


Eye, hair and skin color predicted from DNA

An international team, led by scientists from the School of Science at IUPUI and Erasmus MC University Medical Center Rotterdam in the Netherlands, has developed a novel tool to accurately predict eye, hair and skin color from human biological material -- even a small DNA sample -- left, for example, [...]

Mon, 28 May 2018


Drinking baking soda safe way to combat autoimmune disease

A daily dose of baking soda may help reduce the destructive inflammation of autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, scientists say.

They have some of the first evidence of how the cheap, over-the-counter antacid can encourage our spleen to promote instead an anti-inflammatory environment [...]

Wed, 23 May 2018


FG tasks civil servants on immunization

The Minister of Health, Prof Isaac Adewole, has called on civil servants to be advocates of immunization and monitor the activities of Primary Healthcare Centres, PHC, in their various localities. 

Adewale made the call in Abuja while speaking at the sensitization workshop on immunization [...]

Wed, 23 May 2018


Frequent sexual activity can boost brain power in older adult

More frequent sexual activity has been linked to improved brain function in older adults, according to a study by the universities of Coventry and Oxford.

Researchers found that people who engaged in more regular sexual activity scored higher on tests that measured their verbal fluency and thei [...]

Wed, 23 May 2018


FG to unveil national health development plan 11

The federal government has revealed that plans are on top gear to unveil the National Etrategic Health Development Plan II and put to effective use.  

Minister of State for Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, made this known in Abuja, while speaking at the validation of inputs from various heath s [...]

Sun, 06 May 2018


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