Health

Early life experiences influence DNA in the adult brain

In the perennial question of nature versus nurture, a new study suggests an intriguing connection between the two. Salk Institute scientists report in the journal Science that the type of mothering a female mouse provides her pups actually changes their DNA.

The work lends support to studies ab [...]

Sat, 24 March 2018


National hospital receives second cancer treatment machine

The National Hospital, has taken delivery of the second Radiotherapy machine for cancer treatment in Abuja. 

The Elekta machine for Linear Accelerator, LINAC, is made up of several components to be coupled and installed soon. 

Speaking in a brief interview at the hospital, the [...]

Fri, 16 March 2018


U.S flags-off insecticide treated bed nets distribution in Nasarawa

The U.S.  Government through the President’s Malaria Initiative, PMI, has donated 1.6 million bed nets for distribution in Nasarawa state.

The program is jointly implemented by the United States Agency for International Development, USAID, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prev [...]

Fri, 16 March 2018


Vaccination: Lagos targets 3.6mn children for measles

In order to curb child mortality resulting from measles infection, the Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Primary Health Care Board (LSPHCB), Dr. Iyabo Are, has said that the state targets to reach 3.6 million children for vaccination.

Speaking to journalists at an event organised by LSPHCB with [...]

Fri, 16 March 2018




FG applauds Shell for donating cancer treatment machine

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has commended Shell Petroleum Development Company for donating a cancer treatment machine to the National Hospital, Abuja.

The minister made the commendation in a statement issued by Mrs Boade Akinola, Director, Media and Public Relation of the minis [...]

Sun, 04 March 2018


Beneficial skin bacteria protect against skin cancer

Science continues to peel away layers of the skin microbiome to reveal its protective properties. In a study published in Science Advances on February 28, University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers report a potential new role for some bacteria on the skin: protecting against can [...]

Sun, 04 March 2018


Alcohol use biggest risk factor for dementia

Alcohol use disorders are the most important preventable risk factors for the onset of all types of dementia, especially early-onset dementia.

This according to a nationwide observational study, published in The Lancet Public Health journal, of over one million adults diagnosed with dementia in [...]

Sun, 04 March 2018


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