Friday, September 20, 2019
Adequate intake of certain nutrients is associated with a reduction in all-cause mortality when the nutrient source is foods, but not supplements, according to a new study. There was no association between dietary supplement use and a lower risk...
Members of the House of Representatives Committee on Healthcare Services on Monday grilled the Director-General of the National Agency for Food, Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Professor Mojisola Adeyeye, for “expenditure without legislative approval in 2018.” The chairman of the...
The Director-General, National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, has accused some National Assembly members of demanding bribe during their oversight of her agency. She said they also asked the agency for N35 million...
Researchers from Britain, France, and Italy have revealed that newborn babies have the ability to pick out words from speeches at just three days old. Funded by the European Research Council, the study was the product of collaboration between scientists...
One in seven Nigerians uses drugs, more than twice the global average, according to the country’s first major national drug-use survey published on Tuesday. The survey, conducted by the Nigerian government, the European Union and the United Nations Office on...

Global warming will have a variety of effects on our planet, yet it may also directly impact our human biology, research suggests. Specifically, climate change could alter the proportion of male and female newborns, with more boys born in places...
the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has said that at least 992 people died of cholera, Lassa fever, yellow fever and monkeypox in 2018. The centre made the data available on its website and stated that Cholera caused 830 deaths,...
The better you can smell, the more likely you are to be slim, suggests a new study. It is the newest discovered possible link between obesity and olfaction, or your sense of smell. Obesity is a medical condition characterized by an...
In collaboration with other international researchers, researchers at the University of Bergen have, discovered that glucagon producing cells in the pancreas, can change identity and adapt so that they do the job for their neighbouring damaged or missing insulin...
LASSA fever is caused by a virus carried in the urine or faeces of infected rats. The virus causes fever, weakness, muscle pain and seizures, and is frequently fatal. Lassa virus occurs endemically in West Africa and while it regularly...