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Oncologists to Hold Conference in Lagos

On 05/Jun/2019 / In Articles

The Society of Oncology and Cancer Research of Nigeria and the American Society of Clinical Oncology will hold a Multidisciplinary Cancer Management Course in Lagos, in July.   According to a statement made av[...]

Living in Warzone Linked with Increased Heart Attack, Stroke Risk among Civilians, Even Years after Conflict Ends

On 05/Jun/2019 / In Articles

Living in a warzone is linked with an increased risk of heart attack and stroke among civilians, even years after the conflict ends, a study has found.   The findings come from the first systematic review of t[...]

‘Men Born to Mothers Stressed by Bereavement, Divorce while Pregnant have Fewer Sperm, Less Testosterone

On 05/Jun/2019 / In Articles

Men whose mothers were stressed while pregnant may grow up to be less fertile, according to research. Sperm counts and quality were found to be lower in adult men who were exposed to stress while in the womb.  [...]

‘Energy Drinks Raise Heart Function Abnormalities, Blood Pressure Changes’

On 05/Jun/2019 / In Articles

Drinking 32 ounces (0.946 litres) of an energy drink in a short timespan may increase blood pressure and the risk of electrical disturbances in the heart, which affect heart rhythm, according to a small study published[...]

How Honey ‘Cures’ Cold Sores Effectively as Anti-Viral Creams

On 05/Jun/2019 / In Articles

It is already used as a topping on breakfast. But scientists say honey may also be able to fight cold sores. Notoriously difficult get rid of, cold sores are normally treated with anti-viral creams bought over the coun[...]

Opinion - Ebola Patients Are Human Beings Not Biosecurity Threats

On 04/Jun/2019 / In Articles

In February, I worked as a nurse with Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Katwa, North Kivu - a town in the Democratic Republic of Congo in the epicenter of the current Ebola outbrea[...]

Post @IsaacAdewole: Despite Reforms, Health Sector Still Rated Low

On 04/Jun/2019 / In Articles

When Professor Isaac Adewole assumed office as the Minister of Health on November 11, 2015, he promised to make changes in the health sector. Nearly four years after, some areas of the health sector have witnessed chan[...]

Scores Get Medical Succour in Rivers Communities

On 04/Jun/2019 / In Articles

As part of its corporate social responsibility, French oil firm, Total Exploration and Production Nigeria Limited (TEPNG), recently undertook free health programme for OML 58 host communities in Rivers State.  An[...]

New Drug Therapy Slows Spread of Pancreatic Cancer - Study

On 04/Jun/2019 / In Articles

For people diagnosed with advanced pancreatic cancer, the outlook is about as grim as it gets: the average patient won’t live longer than a year. But a new study involving a targeted drug therapy has demonstrated[...]

ABUTH Records First Breakthrough in Open-Heart Surgeries

On 04/Jun/2019 / In Articles

Afe Babalola University Teaching Hospital (ABUTH), Ado-Ekiti A major breakthrough was recorded in open-heart surgeries by a team of medical experts at the multi-system Afe Babalola University Teaching Hospital (ABUTH),[...]

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