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Solar Lamps Improve Maternal Care, Despite the Unreliability of the Grid

On 29/Jul/2019 / In Articles

More than 30 expecting mothers are admitted to Mother and Child Hospital, a small maternity clinic in Ado Ekiti located in southwest Nigeria, every day. The hospital specializes in maternity services, ranging from ante[...]

Know Your Rhesus Factor

On 26/Jul/2019 / In Articles

About 95 per cent of Nigerians are rhesus disease positive. The remaining five per cent are RhD negative. There is a need to encourage parents, especially mothers, to know their blood groups and Rhesus factors because[...]

Men Who Go To Bed Early Produce Better Sperm — Study

On 26/Jul/2019 / In Articles

Researchers from Aarhus University, Denmark, have said that men who go to bed early could have better sperm compared to those who sleep late. According to www.independent.co.uk, the study revealed that men who go to be[...]

Addressing Natural Causes of Rising Suicide Rates

On 25/Jul/2019 / In Articles

In recent times, there has been a rise in suicides associated with poisoning with pesticides generally and Sniper, in particular, rat poison, and other objects such as rope by a number of depressed persons. Among the[...]

Gene Drives Promise HIV Cure this Year Self-Destructing Mosquitoes, Sterilised Rodents

On 25/Jul/2019 / In Articles

Three separate studies published in the journal Nature have demonstrated how gene drives could provide a cure for Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV) within a year, self-destructing mosquitoes and sterilized rodents. I[...]

Assisted Reproductive Techniques: The Journey So Far

On 24/Jul/2019 / In Articles

Over forty years ago, the study of in vitro fertilisation began, and for the first time in the history of medical science, a woman named Lesley Brown, considered to be sterile at that time due to her diagnosis of prima[...]

ECHO Trial Shows Contraception does not Increase Risk of HIV

On 23/Jul/2019 / In Articles

New evidence has emerged to put to rest the long-standing concern that certain hormonal contraceptives might increase women’s risk of becoming infected with HIV. The evidence, which comes from the highly-publicis[...]

WHO Recommends Dolutegravir as Preferred HIV Treatment Drug

On 23/Jul/2019 / In Articles

The World Health Organization (WHO) has strongly recommended the use of the HIV drug, dolutegravir (DTG) as the preferred first-line and second-line treatment for all ages. This includes pregnant women and those of chi[...]

Management of Viral Hepatitis (2)

On 23/Jul/2019 / In Articles

The diagnosis of hepatitis B virus is a major issue as it has an impact on every part of life for the person who receives the diagnosis. It is a potentially chronic and life-limiting illness associated with considerabl[...]

‘Possible Link between Sugary Drinks and Cancer’

On 22/Jul/2019 / In Articles

A study published by The BMJ  reports a possible association between higher consumption of sugary drinks and an increased risk of cancer. While cautious interpretation is needed, the findings add to a growing body[...]

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