Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Gluten is a protein present in many processed foods. It is found in wheat, barley, and rye. Gluten is present in pasta – spaghetti, noodles, bread – both wheat and white flour cakes, pastries such as meat pies, sausages,...
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...
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...
Haematemesis is simply defined as “vomiting blood”. It is caused by bleeding from part of the upper portion of the gastrointestinal tract. Hematemesis is a very dangerous condition in which a person bleeds internally, and vomits blood as a...
A blood pressure drug recalled worldwide amid fears it could cause cancer does not increase the risk of the disease in the short run. Valsartan, which can be prescribed under the brand name Diovan, was recalled in 22 countries, including...
Scientists have in recent studies advanced the use of gene therapy as cure for Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV), type I diabetes and blindness. The results of a new study published in the December 28 issue of the journal PLOS Pathogens...
Celebrating the World Sight Day, Ophthalmological Society of Nigeria has said that cataract is the major cause of blindness in Nigeria, and at least 144,000 Nigerians are blind for different reasons in the country. General Secretary, Ophthalmology Society of Nigeria,...
By Professor of Anatomy/Consultant Reproductive Endocrinologist dapo.ashiru@medicalartcenter.com 0700 MARTCENTERRecently, Sheryl Vanderpool of the World Health Organisation circulated a paper to the 15th-member FIGO working committee on Reproductive Toxins with a special request that we spread the information contained therein widely. I,...
The deadly yellow fever virus has the potential to spread into cities around the world where it previously has not been seen, according to a new study led by St. Michael’s Hospital. Researchers led by Dr. Kamran Khan of St....
Opioids: Dangerous prescription painkillers – Prescription and illegal opioids are commonly abused because they are so addictive. Opioid medications bind to the areas of the brain that control pain and emotions, driving up levels of the feel-good hormone dopamine...