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Tumor Paint: Changing the way surgeons fight cancer

On 15/Nov/2013 / In Medical News

STORY HIGHLIGHTS . Tumor Paint illuminates cancer cells, helping distinguish them from healthy tissue . Human clinical trials will begin in cancer patients in Australia this year . Dr. Jim Olson recently launched[...]

Eye cells could help diagnose Alzheimer's disease

On 14/Nov/2013 / In Medical News

Changes to specific cells in the retina could help diagnose and track the progression of Alzheimer's disease, scientists say. A team found genetically engineered mice with Alzheimer's lost thickness in this lay[...]

First Case of New Bird Flu Identified in Human Patient

On 14/Nov/2013 / In Medical News

The latest version is called H6N1, and represents the first time that this strain of bird flu has jumped from birds to people. Flu researchers are especially wary of birds, from wild avian species like migrating geese[...]

Health Workers Urge Jonathan to Implement Industrial Courts Judgment

On 14/Nov/2013 / In Medical News

In a move that may compel health workers across the country to embark on another round of industrial action,  the Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists of Nigeria (AMLSN), has called on President Goodluck J[...]

How Gene Puts Africans at higher Risk For Kidney Failure

On 14/Nov/2013 / In Medical News

ARE Africans and indeed Nigerians more susceptible to chronic kidney disease (CKD)? Do soft drinks and sugar in diet have negative effects on the kidneys? Do kidney disease patients who consume more vegetable protein l[...]

MORE STUDIES VALIDATE FOLKLORE HERBAL CURES FOR DIABETES

On 14/Nov/2013 / In Medical News

As Nigeria joins the rest of the world today to mark the World Diabetes Day, CHUKWUMA MUANYA reports that more recent studies are validating the folklore uses of local plants and spices such as bitter leaf, scent leaf[...]

Private Doctors Seek Review of Health Sector Funding

On 14/Nov/2013 / In Medical News

Private medical doctors under the auspices of the Association of General and Private Medical Practitioners of Nigeria, AGPMPN, Lagos Apapa Zone, have called for the review and appropriate funding of the country’s[...]

Evolution of Bitter Taste Sensitivity

On 13/Nov/2013 / In Medical News

It’s no coincidence that the expression “to leave a bitter taste in one’s mouth” has a double meaning; people often have strong negative reactions to bitter substances, which, though found in he[...]

Breast Cancer Radiotherapy During Surgery Could Ease Treatment

On 13/Nov/2013 / In Medical News

Two new studies published in leading journals this week show how a "one-stop" targeted radiotherapy given during lumpectomy may offer some patients with early-stage breast cancer a viable alternative to curre[...]

Lose Weight to Prevent Type-2 Diabetes

On 13/Nov/2013 / In Medical News

Type-2 diabetes, popularly known as adult diabetes,  is a chronic condition that affects the way the body processes sugar, the body’s main source of fuel. When you have Type-2 diabetes, your body either resi[...]

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