Health

Weightlifting is good for your heart – Study

Lifting weights for less than an hour a week may reduce your risk for a heart attack or stroke by 40 to 70 percent, according to a new Iowa State University study.

Spending more than an hour in the weight room did not yield any additional benefit, the researchers found.

"People may [...]

Sun, 18 November 2018


FG reaffirms commitment to mental disorders

The permanent secretary, Ministry of Health, Mr. Abdulaziz Abdullahi, has reaffirmed the commitment of the federal government towards reducing cases of mental disorder in the country. 

Abdullahi said that the country’s high burden of mental disorders were due to inadequate attention [...]

Sun, 18 November 2018


Coca-Cola, FG launch N4bn safe birth initiative

The federal government, Coca-Cola and an NGO, Medshare International Inc, have launched the Safe Birth Initiative, SBI, with the inauguration of the first set of life-saving medical equipment officially handed over to National Hospital, Abuja.

The Safe Birth Initiative is a critical interventio [...]

Mon, 05 November 2018


Breathing through the nose aids memory storage

The way we breathe may affect how well our memories are consolidated (i.e. reinforced and stabilised). If we breathe through the nose rather than the mouth after trying to learn a set of smells, we remember them better, researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden report in The Journal of Neuroscien [...]

Sun, 28 October 2018


New test measures men’s fertility

At a time when more than half of male infertility cannot be explained by current methods, a new test developed by Androvia LifeSciences is able to measure male fertility.

The proprietary Cap-Score Male Fertility Assay is based on research patented by the Travis lab at the Baker Institute for An [...]

Sun, 28 October 2018


Infant diet key to healthy gut

A child has until the age of two-and-a-half to establish healthy gut bacteria -- with little change after this point, new research has revealed.

The study also reinforced the important role breastfeeding plays in providing good gut bacteria to babies during the early stages of their life.

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Sun, 28 October 2018


Health, education to get massive funds in 2019 - Minister

 

Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has assured Nigerians that President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration would invest more funds on health and education in 2019.

The minister gave this assurance during a peer review meeting with chief medical directors and medical dir [...]

Sun, 21 October 2018


Artificial sweeteners have toxic effects on gut microbes

FDA-approved artificial sweeteners and sport supplements were found to be toxic to digestive gut microbes, according to a new paper published in Molecules by researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) in Israel and Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.

The collaborative st [...]

Sun, 14 October 2018


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