Sunday, October 21, 2018
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...
AN oncologist, Prof. Bisi Ademuyiwa, has warned that failure on the part of women to breastfeed their babies may increase their risk of cancer. Ademuyiwa, who is ranked by Forbes as one of the top 27 breast cancer oncologists in...
A new study carried out in the University of Cincinnati has linked second-hand smoke to poor health, higher absenteeism, increased likelihood to seek medical attention among adolescents. According to sciencedaily.com, the study was published in the September 2018 issue of...
A cholesterol-lowering vaccine has successfully prevented heart disease in mice — and humans could be next. Known as AT04A, the vaccine triggers the production of antibodies that target an enzyme involved in regulating levels of blood cholesterol. When injected into mice,...
World Arthritis Day has come and gone, but Nigerians have been advised to always visit rheumatologists for proper treatment of the ailment. The disease, said to be an infection or injury to the joints, can exacerbate natural breakdown of cartilage...
African women, particularly Nigerian women had always longed to be big, that is, fat. Mostly for married women, being fat was seen as a sign of affluence on the part of their husbands. The bid to achieve this so-called...
A new study, designed to estimate the harmful effects of poor air quality, revealed a significant correlation between diabetes and pollution levels. The conclusion, the authors hope, will help to shape future guidelines.Air pollution and diabetes are responsible for...
Pregnant mothers who take paracetamol even at recommended doses might be harming the masculinity of their unborn son. According to the findings of a new study, published in the scientific journal ‘Reproduction’, paracetamol could also reduce fertility in daughters too. The...
Global consumption of antibiotics has soared since the year 2000, stoking calls for new policies to rein in usage — and fueling fears that the worldwide threat posed by drug-resistant superbugs will spiral out of control, researchers say. A study...
The rapid plasma reagin test is a simple blood test that doctors use to screen for syphilis. The test checks the blood for a current syphilis infection.The rapid plasma reagin (RPR) test looks for specific antibodies that will be...