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[...]

Stem Cells Reach Standard For Use In Drug Development

On 12/Jun/2013 / In Articles

Drug development for a range of conditions could be improved with stem cell technology that helps doctors predict the safety and the effectiveness of potential treatments.   University scientists have been abl[...]

Food Safety: New Rules For Baby Food, Special Diet Food And Low-Calorie Food

On 12/Jun/2013 / In Articles

Rules on the labelling and content of baby milks and foods for special medical purposes will be better defined in order to protect consumers and distinguish more clearly between foods for normal consumption and foods f[...]

New Cause of Life-Threatening Disease Identified

On 09/Jun/2013 / In Articles

Danish researchers have just published findings that explain a previously unknown mechanism used by cells to communicate with one another. The research significantly contributes to understanding why some children are b[...]

Mandela Is Hospitalized Again, Deepening Worries Over Frailty

On 08/Jun/2013 / In Articles

JOHANNESBURG — Former President Nelson Mandela of South Africa was hospitalized early Saturday to be treated for a recurring lung infection, the South African government said. It was the fourth time in less than[...]

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