Health

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


PACFaH talks tough on vaccine budget slash, seeks review

Following the World Health Organisation, WHO, declaration that Nigeria has successfully interrupted polio virus transmission as no case was detected since 2014 and commemorating 2016 Africa Vaccination Week, Partnership For Advocacy in Child and Family Health, PAcFaH, has called the Federal government [...]

Tue, 26 April 2016


NGO raises alarm over obesity rise in Africa

With the increasing rate of obesity in the continent, going by the projection of World Health Organisation, WHO, that more than one- third of African women and a quarter of African men are overweight, a non-governmental organisation, InVcap, has raised worry over the development.

Founding partn [...]

Fri, 15 April 2016


33% of couples in Nigeria have fertility issues - Orebamjo

A medical expert, Dr. Taiwo Orebamjo, has revealed that 33 percent of couples in Nigeria are faced with fertility problems.

Orebamjo, medical director of Parklande Specialist Hospital as well as Lifeshore Fertility Unit Lagos, in a chat with our correspondent in Lagos, disclosed that 1 In 3 cou [...]

Fri, 15 April 2016


Marijuana holds key to new fertility treatments for men - Report

In a research report in The FASEB Journal, scientists show that a cannabinoid receptor, called "CB2," helps regulate the creation of sperm.
Not only does this provide more evidence that marijuana can disrupt fertility in males, but it also suggests a therapeutic strategy for treating m [...]

Tue, 12 April 2016


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