Thursday, December 3, 2020
By Richard Gray With some countries already emerging from lockdown, can wearing face masks in public help to keep coronavirus infection rates from rising again? Face masks are a symbol of the pandemic era – a visual metaphor for the tiny,...
Coronavirus is spreading around the world, but there are still no vaccines to protect the body against the disease it causes, Covid-19. Medical researchers are working hard to change that. Why is a coronavirus vaccine important? The virus spreads easily and the...
By James Gallagher BBC Health and science correspondent A new study of people who have caught and recovered from coronavirus raises the prospect that immunity to the virus may be short-lived. Scientists at King's College London studied how the body naturally fights...
Coronavirus (also known as COVID-19) brought the entire world almost to a standstill and state of confusion. However, many countries’ leaders, teams and World Health Organization (W. H.O) battled (and still battling) the ravaging disease head-on and tirelessly with...
Health experts have called on stakeholders in the health sector and governments to take advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic to reverse the growing trend of medical tourism by Nigerians. Stating this during the Ernst and Young (EY) Healthcare Webinar held...
With the COVID-19 pandemic exposing several strains in Nigeria’s healthcare system, especially in the area of digital engagement, it is time the government and stakeholders in the sector think outside the box going forward, Martins Ifijeh writes. It is no...
A new research, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, finds that sleep deprivation increases sensitivity to pain by numbing the brain’s painkilling response. The effects of sleep deprivation on the brain are numerous, from inducing an inebriation-like state of cognitive...
The United States Centre for Disease Control (CDC) has warned about damaging impact of exposing children to too much toothpaste, saying too much fluoride, a major component of toothpaste was damaging to developing teeth. According to findings from a survey...
By Prof. Oladapo Ashiru February 4th, 2019 was World Cancer Day. I have, therefore, chosen to write a feature on cancer. The readers of this article should henceforth know the factors that trigger cancer and the ways and means to...
Cancers fueled by obesity are on the rise among young adults in the United States and appearing at increasingly younger ages, according to an analysis released Monday by the American Cancer Society. The study, published in The Lancet Public Health,...