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Research shows new cause of aging

New research from the USC Viterbi School of Engineering could be key to our understanding of how the aging process works.

The findings potentially pave the way for better cancer treatments and revolutionary new drugs that could vastly improve human health in the twilight years.

The work, [...]

Mon, 12 August 2019


Hepatitis a silent killer, says Hassan

The President of Rotary Club of Wuse Central, Abuja, Dr. Mohammed Hassan, has described hepatitis disease as a silent killer in Nigeria and other Africa countries. 

Hassan stated this in Abuja in commemoration of the 2019 Hepatitis day.

The event saw the club conducting free hepatit [...]

Mon, 12 August 2019


Train birth attendants as mobilisers, USAID tells Nigeria

The United States Agency for International Development, USAID, has called on the federal government to train traditional birth attendants as community mobilisers for women on health issues. 

The team leader of United States Agency for International Development Reproductive, Maternal, Newbo [...]

Mon, 12 August 2019


Stakeholders calls for synergy to end TB in Nigeria

Organizers of the National Pre-Tuberclosis conference held in Abuja, have called for stakeholders’ engagement in the health sector to courtail the disease in Nigeria. 

The chairman planning committee for the conference, Dr Odume Bethrand, stated this at a press briefing held in Utako [...]

Sat, 13 July 2019


Nigeria’s population doesn’t tally with economic growth’

Development Communications Network, DevComs, has said that Nigeria's rising population growth is not equivalent with economic development as the little resources apportioned for a certain number of people is being stretched to accommodate more people.

Speaking to journalists in Lagos to mar [...]

Sat, 13 July 2019


Birth control vaginal ring prevents unwanted pregnancy - Research

A recently approved contraceptive vaginal ring -- the first that can be used for an entire year -- is a highly effective birth control method, according to clinical trial data presented at ENDO 2019, the Endocrine Society's annual meeting in New Orleans, La.

Approved last August by the Food [...]

Fri, 21 June 2019


Gut microbes eat our medication

The first time Vayu Maini Rekdal manipulated microbes, he made a decent sourdough bread. At the time, young Maini Rekdal, and most people who head to the kitchen to whip up a salad dressing, pop popcorn, ferment vegetables, or caramelize onions, did not consider the crucial chemical reactions behind t [...]

Fri, 14 June 2019


Traditional ruler turns palace to clinic

The village head of Kangimi-Ubangida, Igabi local government area of Kaduna State, Abudullahi Ubangida, has turned his palace into a clinic to reduce maternal mortality in the community. 

Ubangida, disclosed this at the Karishi General Hospital in Abuja.  

He said the gest [...]

Fri, 14 June 2019


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