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Hope for Patients with Kidney Damage As Blood Vessels Built From Their Cells Could Help People On Dialysis

On 09/Apr/2019 / In Articles

Bioengineered blood vessels are one step closer to being available for patients.In clinical trials, these vessels were installed in the arms of dialysis patients and successfully integrated into their circulatory syste[...]

Nigeria: The Case for Improved Primary Healthcare

On 09/Apr/2019 / In Articles

In my regular visits to rural areas of Nigeria to run medical clinics, I often encounter children severely dehydrated from diarrhoea. These children are terribly weak, frail and sometimes unconscious. Sadly, diarrhoeal[...]

Mothers Who Smoke During Pregnancy Could Be Harming Their Daughters’ Fertility

On 09/Apr/2019 / In Articles

Mothers who smoke during pregnancy could be harming their daughters’ fertility in years to come, research suggests.Women have been warned about the risks of smoking while pregnant for years, with their offspring[...]

‘Hot Peppers Slow Lung Cancer Progression’

On 09/Apr/2019 / In Articles

Findings from a new study show that the compound responsible for chili (hot) peppers’ heat could help slow the spread of lung cancer, the leading cause of cancer death for both men and women. Most cancer-related[...]

Why Women Must Stop Wearing Tight Jeans – Microbiologist

On 08/Apr/2019 / In Articles

A Clinical Microbiologist, Dr Tony Mbume, on Sunday, advised females to stop wearing tight jeans, synthetic panties and leggings, to prevent vaginal infections. According to him, most Nigerian females wear these synthe[...]

Daily Intake of Nutritional Supplements Cannot Prevent Depression - Study

On 08/Apr/2019 / In Articles

MooDFOOD, the largest randomized clinical trial to study the effects of nutritional strategies on the prevention of major depressive disorder concludes that daily intake of nutritional supplements cannot prevent depres[...]

‘Exercise Helps Prevent Cartilage Damage Caused by Arthritis’

On 08/Apr/2019 / In Articles

Exercise helps to prevent the degradation of cartilage caused by osteoarthritis, according to a new study from Queen Mary University of London.   The researchers show for the first time how mechanical forces e[...]

Major Stella Mwangi, First Female Doctor at Gilgil Military Garrison Regional Hospital

On 08/Apr/2019 / In Articles

Major (Dr) Stella Mwangi was the first woman to be posted to Gilgil Military Garrison Regional Hospital as a medical doctor, and the first doctor to handle surgery while on missions. She is a patriot who serves tireles[...]

USAID Gives Malawi MOH Equipment Worth 1.3 Billion

On 08/Apr/2019 / In Articles

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) on Wednesday handed over medical equipment worth K1.3 billion to the Ministry of Health in Lilongwe. The medical equipment, which was handed over through Organ[...]

UNICAL Loses 200 Level Student To Cold Hands of Death Over Doctors Strike

On 08/Apr/2019 / In Articles

The University of Calabar, UNICAL has lost yet another of her student to the cold hands of death after being neglected at the hospital due to the ongoing Doctors’ strike in Cross River State.   It was ga[...]

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