Health

U.S. dedicates new $5m medical warehouse

 

Officials from the U.S. Agency for International Development, USAID, joined Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, to commission a central medical storage facility that will enable the Ministry to supply quality, life-saving health commodities to millions of Nigerians.

The $5.2 [...]

Sun, 03 June 2018


FG, U.S sign MoU on HIV/AIDS indicator, impact survey

The Federal Government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the United States on the Nigeria HIV/AIDS Indicator and Impact assessment Survey, NAIIS.

The survey which is expected to be the largest household survey ever done in Africa would give excellent information on Nigerian governme [...]

Sun, 03 June 2018


Daily egg consumption may reduce heart disease

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death and disability worldwide, including China, mostly due to ischaemic heart disease and stroke (including both haemorrhagic and ischaemic stroke).

Unlike ischaemic heart disease, which is the leading cause of premature death in most Wester [...]

Mon, 28 May 2018


FG, UNICEF sign MoU for procurement of therapeutic food

The Federal Government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, with the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund, UNICEF, for the procurement of Ready to Use Therapeutic Food, RUTF. 

The partnership is to serve as counterpart contribution for the procurement and di [...]

Mon, 28 May 2018


Many with migraines have vitamin deficiencies, says study

A high percentage of children, teens and young adults with migraines appear to have mild deficiencies in vitamin D, riboflavin and coenzyme Q10 -- a vitamin-like substance found in every cell of the body that is used to produce energy for cell growth and maintenance.

These deficiencies may be i [...]

Mon, 28 May 2018


Many with migraines have vitamin deficiencies, says study

A high percentage of children, teens and young adults with migraines appear to have mild deficiencies in vitamin D, riboflavin and coenzyme Q10 -- a vitamin-like substance found in every cell of the body that is used to produce energy for cell growth and maintenance.

These deficiencies may be i [...]

Mon, 28 May 2018


Eye, hair and skin color predicted from DNA

An international team, led by scientists from the School of Science at IUPUI and Erasmus MC University Medical Center Rotterdam in the Netherlands, has developed a novel tool to accurately predict eye, hair and skin color from human biological material -- even a small DNA sample -- left, for example, [...]

Mon, 28 May 2018


Drinking baking soda safe way to combat autoimmune disease

A daily dose of baking soda may help reduce the destructive inflammation of autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, scientists say.

They have some of the first evidence of how the cheap, over-the-counter antacid can encourage our spleen to promote instead an anti-inflammatory environment [...]

Wed, 23 May 2018


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