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New urine test a breakthrough

A NEW urine test which diagnoses aggressive prostate cancer can predict whether treatment is needed up to five years earlier than standard clinical tests. &n

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Posted On: 10 Jul 2019

Cannabis use during pregnancy

Pregnant women should refrain from smoking cannabis to prevent their infants from being born early, a new study warns.   A team of researchers in Ontario

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Posted On: 08 Jul 2019

Antibiotics can weaken flu def

Antibiotics can leave the lung vulnerable to flu viruses, leading to significantly worse infections and symptoms, according to a study. The research, publishe

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Posted On: 06 Jul 2019

HIV completely removed from mi

In a world first, scientists in the US were able to completely remove HIV from a living animal using gene editing. The research is a major milestone, giving hop

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Posted On: 04 Jul 2019

NAFDAC suspends new tariffs on

The Governing Council of the National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), said it has suspended implementation of the new tariffs which c

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Posted On: 28 Jun 2019

Garden snails provide ‘cure

Scientists have employed garden snails to fight antibiotic resistance, cancers, scars and skin blemishes, and to produce faster-acting insulin.   Until n

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Posted On: 27 Jun 2019

Scorpion venom kills TB, other

Doctor could use scorpion venom to fight human infections after a study on mice found it can kill bacteria without poisonous effects.   The venom contain

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Posted On: 19 Jun 2019

WHO to address mental disorde

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says it will be addressing emergencies and mental disorders in Nigeria and several other countries this year.   In a

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Posted On: 13 Jun 2019

Smoking Weed Is Key To Long An

Standing 4 feet, 8 inches tall, she doesn’t look like much. But at age 95, Jamaica‘s Melita Gordon can probably smoke most folks under the tabl

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Posted On: 05 Jun 2019

‘Nigeria has highest number

A professor at Igbinedion University, Okada, Dominic Osayande Osaghae, says Nigeria has the highest concentration of sickle cell disease sufferers in the world.

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Posted On: 24 May 2019

What happens to men who say 'n

When men say “no” to treatment for prostate cancer, they don’t walk away feeling unburdened and free of concern. They’ve made a difficul

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Posted On: 24 May 2019

Smokers more likely to have mu

Smokers who have a stroke are much more likely to have another one if they don’t quit or at least cut back, a Chinese study suggests.   Smoking has

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Posted On: 19 May 2019

Causative Factors and Complica

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a condition that prevents men from getting or keeping a firm erection necessary for sexual activities. It is a very common sexual p

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Posted On: 16 May 2019

How to manage your diabetes wi

The various communication outlets for this page are often inundated with queries made in respect of this very challenging medical condition that has no cure and

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Posted On: 12 May 2019

Lagos Govt warns consumers, Po

The Lagos Government has warned consumers about the health risk of some cow hide, popularly called ponmo, being offered for sale in the state.   A Press

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Posted On: 28 Apr 2019

How tight panties, jeans can d

A Clinical Microbiologist, Tony Mbume, on Sunday advised females to stop wearing tight jeans, synthetic panties and leggings, to prevent vaginal infections. &n

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Posted On: 08 Apr 2019

Major study debunks myth that

Blood pressure and stroke risk rise steadily the more alcohol people drink, and previous claims that one or two drinks a day might protect against stroke are no

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Posted On: 06 Apr 2019

Forever young: study uncovers

Beauty might only be skin deep, but for those wondering how to keep that skin young, scientists may have found an answer in the form of a protein that encourage

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Posted On: 04 Apr 2019

Lassa Fever: 117 Killed in Thr

Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has said that 117 people have so far died since the outbreak of lassa fever disease this year, while five more deaths

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Posted On: 01 Apr 2019

Cockroach Milk: The New Health

Health freaks will go to extreme lengths in the name of nutrients (and staying one step ahead of the trend), but I'm not afraid to say it: The latest "superfood

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Posted On: 28 Mar 2019

Rising cases of oral diseases

With the rising cases of oral diseases in Nigeria, dentists have said it may increase the risk of heart attack, diabetes, cancer, Acquired Immune Deficiency Syn

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Posted On: 21 Mar 2019

Lassa Fever kills eight, infec

Again, the ongoing Lassa fever outbreak in over 21 states of the federation has killed eight Nigerians and infected another 39 in Edo, Ondo, Ebonyi, Bauchi, Tar

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Posted On: 08 Mar 2019

London patient becomes second

A man in Britain has become the second known adult worldwide to be cleared of HIV after he received a bone marrow transplant from a virus-resistant donor, his d

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Posted On: 05 Mar 2019

To end AIDS, we must address t

Recently, the CDC released data showing that declines in HIV rates have stalled in the U.S., after about five years of substantial declines. The new repor

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Posted On: 04 Mar 2019

Are we eating real food or let

Just when you thought it was safe to venture into the middle aisles of a supermarket, even more evidence is merging about the damaging effects of the modern, We

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Posted On: 20 Feb 2019

Drinking two or more diet drin

A new study could be bad news for people who like diet soda.   The study, from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association, says drink

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Posted On: 18 Feb 2019

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