Tuesday, February 19, 2019
A new research is suggesting that adults with gum disease may be twice as likely as people with healthy gums to suffer a stroke. This, however, is not the first study to link gum disease and brain attacks caused by...
While pregnancy and motherhood is every woman’s dream, the journey of nine months comes with a lot of uncertainties and trepidations. From the moment a pregnancy test comes back positive, a woman’s life changes…what to eat, what not to...
Respiratory infections, said a study Thursday which reopened a debate on the usefulness of over-the-counter supplements. A review of 25 clinical trials in 14 countries, some with conflicting results, yielded “the first definitive evidence” of a link between vitamin D...
Meningococcal meningitis is a potentially serious infection that can result in brain damage or even death. It’s fairly uncommon, but it can be highly infectious. The condition is often the result of a viral infection and can spread rapidly,...
Two new studies confirm the hypothesis that the psychoactive compound found in "magic mushrooms" may be a useful new treatment for depression, avoiding some of the side effects of conventional antidepressants. At Medical News Today, we have reported on a...
Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver. The virus can be self-limiting or can progress to fibrosis scarring.The disease could also be caused by excessive consumption of alcohol and certain drugs, among others. Autoimmune diseases can also bring it...
The three-decade-old quest for an AIDS vaccine received a shot of hope Monday when developers announced that a prototype triggered the immune system in an early phase of human trials. Tested in 393 people in the United States, Rwanda, Uganda,...
Malta has on Tuesday legalised prescription of medicinal cannabis products by general practitioners. The new law means that patients would be able to access non-smoking forms of medicine at pharmacies with a doctor’s prescription after a control card has been...
It is illegal in most parts of the world including Nigeria. Yet the country is a major source of West African-grown cannabis, and ranked world’s eight highest consumer of cannabis. But the weed, marijuana, hemp, igbo, gbana, kaya, wee-wee, abana...
A body of research putting people with Type 2 diabetes on a low calorie diet has confirmed the underlying causes of the condition and established that it is reversible. Professor Roy Taylor at Newcastle University, UK has spent almost...