Study: Vitamin D Protects Against Colds And Flu

On 19/Feb/2017 / In Articles

Vitamin D supplements protect against acute respiratory infections including colds and flu, according to a study led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).   The study provides the most robust evidence yet[...]

When Your Eyes Override Your Ears: New Insights Into The McGurk Effect

On 19/Feb/2017 / In Articles

Humans can use the statistical relationship between what they see in a talker’s lips and what they hear in a talker’s voice to determine how well they match. The better the match between the seen speech and[...]

Second Cause Of Hidden Hearing Loss Identified

On 19/Feb/2017 / In Articles

Patients who complain they can't hear their friends at a noisy restaurant, but pass a hearing test in their doctor's office, may be describing hidden hearing loss.   Now, less than six years since its[...]

Interview: Doctors In Public Hospitals Shouldn’t Be Allowed To Run Private Clinics – NMA President

On 19/Feb/2017 / In Articles

Mike Ogirima, a professor of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, is the President of the Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, and President of Nigeria Orthopaedic Association. He spoke in an exclusive interview with Ayodamol[...]

What is Epigenomics?

On 19/Feb/2017 / In Articles

Epigenomics is the study of the epigenome, which is a multitude of chemical compounds that direct the functioning genome as a whole. These compounds bind to the DNA to activate or deactivate specific genes in the genom[...]

Why Government Must Invest In The Health Sector: Dr. Datonye Alasia

On 19/Feb/2017 / In Articles

Dr. Datonye Alasia is the chairman of the Rivers State branch of the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA). In this interview with ANN GODWIN, he urges government to see the fund spent on the health system as investment.[...]

Military Arrests 10 Suspected Baby Sellers In Plateau

On 19/Feb/2017 / In Articles

Commander of the Special Task Force (STF) in charge of internal security in Plateau State, Major General Rogers Nicholas, has arrested 10 suspected operators of baby factories at Bukuru Park, in Jos North Local governm[...]

The HIV Controversy: First Abalaka, Now Ezeibe

On 19/Feb/2017 / In Articles

A Nigerian research scientist, and professor of Veterinary Medicine and Virology at the Michael Okpara University, Umudike, Umuahia, Dr. Maduike Ezeibe very recently stirred settled waters with his announcement of a di[...]

Caring For Someone With Dementia At The End Of Life

On 13/Feb/2017 / In Articles

Please be aware - this information is for healthcare professionals   What is Dementia?  Dementia is not a disease in itself. It is a word used to describe a group of symptoms that occur when the brain i[...]

Important Notice: How To Spot A Fake News Story Before You Share

On 04/Feb/2017 / In Articles

In this post-truth age of fake news and ‘alternative facts’, you have to be careful who you trust online. Due to the increase in fake news stories in Africa, Nigeria and beyond, we urge you to be more vigil[...]

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