Health

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


Intermittent fasting may help reverse type 2 diabetes –Doctors

Planned intermittent fasting may help to reverse type 2 diabetes, suggest doctors writing in the journal BMJ Case Reports after three patients in their care, who did this, were able to cut out the need for insulin treatment altogether.

Around one in 10 people in the US and Canada have type 2 di [...]

Sun, 14 October 2018


Over 32 million Nigerians suffer from dyslexia

Over 32 million Nigerians suffer from a learning disability called dyslexia which affects reading, spelling, writing and comprehension.

Chairman Board of Trustees, Dyslexia Foundation of Nigeria, Mr Ben Arikpo, who disclosed this at a press conference in Abuja, said one in every six students in [...]

Sun, 14 October 2018


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