Health

FG assures WAHO of commitment

Minister of State for Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, has reiterated the commitment of the federal government to advance the agenda of the West African Health Organization, WAHO, in the country and sub-region. 

The minister made this known while receiving the director general, West African Hea [...]

Sun, 22 July 2018


Cell phone radiation may affect memory performance - study

Radiofrequency electromagnetic fields may have adverse effects on the development of memory performance of specific brain regions exposed during mobile phone use. These are the findings of a study involving nearly 700 adolescents in Switzerland.

The investigation, led by the Swiss Tropical and [...]

Sun, 22 July 2018


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


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