Health

Adewole charges states on population policy

Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, has charged state governments to review their population policy and implementation approaches with a view to ensuring that families see the need for moderate family sizes. 

Adewole stated this while speaking at the inaugural lecture on Professor [...]

Sun, 22 July 2018


Timing is key for bacteria surviving antibiotics

For bacteria facing a dose of antibiotics, timing might be the key to evading destruction. In a series of experiments, Princeton researchers found that cells that repaired DNA damaged by antibiotics before resuming growth had a much better chance of surviving treatment.

Sun, 15 July 2018


Tackling bullying could help reduce depression in autistic teens

Teenagers with difficulties in social communication, including autism have higher rates of depressive symptoms, especially if they are being bullied.

Researchers at the University of Bristol, using questionnaire, clinic and genetic information on 6091 young p [...]

Sun, 15 July 2018


Obesity alone does not increase risk of death – Study

Researchers at York University's Faculty of Health have found that patients who have metabolic healthy obesity, but no other metabolic risk factors, do not have an increased rate of mortality.

The results of this study could impact how [...]

Sun, 15 July 2018


Brain matures faster due to childhood stress

Stress in early childhood leads to faster maturation of certain brain regions during adolescence. In contrast, stress experienced later in life leads to slower maturation of the adolescent brain.

This is the outcome of a long-term study con [...]

Sun, 15 July 2018


Green tea, red wine may block formation of toxic metabolites

A new Tel Aviv University study suggests there is hope of treating certain inborn congenital metabolic diseases -- a hope found in green tea and in red wine.

Most people with inherited metabolic disorders are born with a defective gene that [...]

Sun, 15 July 2018


Federal medical centre Keffi gets new CMD

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Dr. Yahaya Adamu, as the Chief Medical Director, Federal Medical Centre Keffi, Nasarawa State. 

Congratulating Adamu on his new appointment, Minister of State for Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, char [...]

Sun, 15 July 2018


Male contraceptive stops sperm not hormones – Study

A new study published today in the journal PLOS ONE details how a compound called EP055 binds to sperm proteins to significantly slow the overall mobility of the sperm without affecting hormones, making EP055 a potential "male pill" without sid [...]

Sun, 15 July 2018


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