Promising New Device Detects Disease With Drop of Blood

On 25/Jun/2013 / In Articles

An NJIT research professor known for his cutting-edge work with carbon nanotubes is overseeing the manufacture of a prototype lab-on-a-chip that would someday enable a physician to detect disease or virus from just one[...]

Stroke drug can 'boost quality of life'

On 22/Jun/2013 / In Articles

Patients given a clot-busting drug within six hours of a stroke are more likely to have a good quality of life 18 months afterwards, an international study suggests.   However, the review of more than 3,000 pa[...]

Chemical Probe Confirms That Body Makes Its Own Rotten Egg Gas, H2S, to Benefit Health

On 19/Jun/2013 / In Articles

A new study confirms directly what scientists previously knew only indirectly: The poisonous "rotten egg" gas hydrogen sulfide is generated by our body's growing cells.   Hydrogen sulfide, or H2S[...]

You Can Get Cancer Through Dry Cleaning

On 18/Jun/2013 / In Articles

For the average white-collar worker, getting your clothes dry-cleaned over the weekend is the first step towards preparing for the coming week. Apart from the fact that it eases you of dirty laundry, there are clothes[...]

On Medical Tourism

On 17/Jun/2013 / In Articles

I cry when I am happy: I cry when I am sad   I cry for Nigeria: It makes me happy and sad   I have cried several times for my poor mother who died of kidney failure many years ago. The pain of what sh[...]

Smoke from One Mosquito Coil Equals 100 Cigarettes — Study

On 16/Jun/2013 / In Articles

Nigeria, like most other third world tropical countries, still suffers from malaria. According to the United States Embassy’s Nigeria Malaria Fact Sheet, “malaria is a risk for 97 per cent of Nigeria’[...]

Sugar Overload Can Damage Heart

On 15/Jun/2013 / In Articles

Too much sugar can set people down a pathway to heart failure, according to a study led by researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).   A single small molecule, the glu[...]

African Pepper, Goat Weed Endorsed For Cancer Treatment

On 14/Jun/2013 / In Articles

More researches have validated the use of African pepper (Xylopia aethiopica) and goat weed (Ageratum conyzoides) for use in the prevention and treatment of cancers.    AS Nigerians and indeed the rest of[...]

Selfish Reasons To Donate Blood

On 14/Jun/2013 / In Articles

Today is World Blood Donor Day, a day set aside by the World Health Organisation, in collaboration with other global bodies, to raise awareness about the need for safe blood and blood products; and to thank voluntary u[...]

Study: Tenofovir Reduces HIV Infections in Injection Drug Users

On 13/Jun/2013 / In Articles

Preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) with tenofovir disoproxil fumarate nearly halved (48.9%) HIV infection rates in injection drug users, according to a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, phase 3 trial of 2413 pa[...]