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Why people gain weight as they get older - Study

Many people struggle to keep their weight in check as they get older. Now new research at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden has uncovered why that is: Lipid turnover in the fat tissue decreases during ageing and makes it easier to gain weight, even if we don't eat more or exercise less than before.< [...]

Fri, 13 September 2019


Health ministry to provide affordable healthcare for elderly

The Federal Ministry of Health, said it will establish six regional geriatric centres in tertiary hospitals with a view to improving the health status of an older person in Nigeria. 

Dr. Saidu Dumbulwa, the coordinator, Healthcare Pack [...]

Sun, 08 September 2019


Ikorodu women: How family planning spared our lives

Interacting with some women in family planning clinic visit at Ita Elewa Primary Healthcare Centre, a flagship Centre in Ikorodu Local Government Area of Lagos state shows a high level of awareness with regards to family planning.

Majority of the women whom our correspondent interacted with rev [...]

Sun, 25 August 2019


Excessive social media use harms teens’ health — Study

As the debate on whether social media is good or bad on teenagers’ health continues, a new study has shed some light on its effect on the health and well-being of young people. 

The researchers from the Imperial College London and the Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health at [...]

Sun, 25 August 2019


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


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