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World blood day: Minister tasks Nigerians on voluntary donation

As Nigeria joined the rest of the world to mark World Blood Donor Day, the Minister of State for Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, has urged Nigerians to sacrifice their blood by donating it to those in need. 
According to the minister, the occasion to mark world blood donor day focuses on recogn [...]

Wed, 29 June 2016


PSN/PACFaH lauds FG’s essential drugs approval

The Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, PSN, under the Partnership For Child and Family Health, PACFaH, has applauded the federal government’s approval of essential drugs for pneumonia and diarrhoea.
Speaking to journalists in Lagos at a media dialogue, senior programme officer of PSN/PACFa [...]

Wed, 29 June 2016


3 % drop in quality of sperm annually - Expert

A renowned fertility expert has revealed that there is three percent drop in quality of sperm annually, just as he called on patients to embrace modern technology in resolving of male and female infertility in the country.
The Managing Director of Nordica Fertility Center, a consultant obstetric [...]

Wed, 29 June 2016


Autism is not just a disorder of the brain, study suggests

Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are characterized by impaired social interactions and repetitive behaviors, often accompanied by abnormal reactions to sensory stimuli. ASD is generally thought to be caused by deficits in brain development, but a study in mice, published June 9 in Cell, now suggests t [...]

Fri, 10 June 2016


LUTH CMD calls for collaboration, achieves first open heart surgery

The Chief Medical Director, CMD, of Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH, Prof. Chris Bode, has called on all stakeholders in Nigeria to collaborate with the hospital as it carried out its first open heart surgery.
Briefing journalists in Lagos, the CMD said "this successful achievement [...]

Fri, 10 June 2016


Study shows female sex hormone may protect against STIs

A team of researchers led by McMaster University's Charu Kaushic has revealed for the first time how estradiol, a female sex hormone present during the menstrual cycle and found in oral contraceptives, may work to protect women against sexually transmitted viral infections.
In a study publis [...]

Mon, 06 June 2016


Migraine may permanently change brain structure - Report

Migraine may have long-lasting effects on the brain's structure, according to a study published in the online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
"Traditionally, migraine has been considered a benign disorder without long-term consequences [...]

Mon, 06 June 2016


Fructose linked to wide range of diseases, including diabetes

A range of diseases -- from diabetes to cardiovascular disease, and from Alzheimer's disease to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder -- are linked to changes to genes in the brain.
A new study by UCLA life scientists has found that hundreds of those genes can be damaged by fructose, a su [...]

Tue, 26 April 2016


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