New Research Reveals That Alcohol Can Cause Deadly Cancer

New Research Reveals That Alcohol Can Cause Deadly Cancer

Drinking alcohol raises the risk of cancer by damaging DNA, scientists have discovered for the first time, leading health experts to call for people to cut down on their consumption. Alcohol is contributes to more than 12,000 cases of cancer each year in Britain, and can happen in other countries too, but nobody had shown why it was so harmful. Now a new study by the Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology at Cambridge University, has found that when the body processes alcohol it produces a chemical called acetaldehyde…

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Psychiatric hospital records 15% increase in patients in 2017

Psychiatric hospital records 15% increase in patients in 2017

The Federal Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital in Yaba, Lagos, yesterday, revealed that it recorded a 15 per cent increase in patients’ attendance in the outgoing year. The Medical Director, Dr. Oluyemi Ogun, who disclosed this while presenting the hospital’s annual report, stated that 61,091 patients attended the hospital this year, as against 53,287 that assessed its services last year. She further revealed that male attendance at the hospital increased by 35 per cent, as against 1 per cent increase of female attendance in the year under review. Ogun stated that while there…

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Nigeria Has Second Largest HIV Epidemic Worldwide:unaids

Nigeria Has Second Largest HIV Epidemic Worldwide:unaids

The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) has reported that Nigeria purportedly has the second largest HIV epidemic in the world and has one of the highest new infection rates in sub-Saharan Africa. This is just as it said 720,000 Nigerians are on United States PEPFAR-supported HIV treatment with approximately four million Nigerians having received HIV counseling and testing services in 2017 alone. The acting Public Affairs Officer of the United States Consulate, Kevin Krapf, made this disclosure during the commemoration of the 2017 World AIDS day held in…

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Untreatable cancer linked to unforgiveness -Survey

Untreatable cancer linked to unforgiveness -Survey

Dr Patrick Ijewere, a medical consultant at Howard University, Washington DC has revealed that 61 per cent of men and 59 per cent of women of difficult to treat cancer has been traced to unforgiveness according to a recent survey in the US. The revelation was made on the sidelines of the International Drink Festival in Lagos. The medical expert was one of the dignitaries and discussants at the drink festival at the Balmoral Event Centre of the Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos which was ended on Sunday night….

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One in every 10 medical products is either substandard or falsified -WHO

One in every 10 medical products  is either substandard or falsified -WHO

A red alert has been issued by the World Health Organisation (WHO) saying that an estimated one in every 10 medical products circulating in low- and middle-income countries, including Nigeria, is either substandard or falsified. WHO, in conjunction with the first report from the Global Surveillance and Monitoring System published published a research that estimates a 10.5 percent failure rate in all medical products used in low- and middle-income countries like Nigeria. It said that it had since 2013 received 1,500 reports of cases of substandard or falsified products and…

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83,771 Hiv Infections Recorded In Borno, Ondo In 2016/2017

83,771 Hiv Infections Recorded In Borno, Ondo In 2016/2017

No fewer than 83, 771 cases of the the Human Immunodeficiency Virus HIV infections were recorded in Ondo and Borno States between 2017 and 2017 officials of the two states have disclosed, a pointer that the virus was still very active and spreading in society despite campaigns to check it. While Ondo State which took stock toll December 2016 discovered that 81,871 people were infected Borno State discovered that in 2017, over 1,900 persons were afflicted with HIV in the state. Borno State in the year 2017, the State Commissioner…

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World’s First Smart Condom Detects STDs, Rates Men’s Performance

World’s First Smart Condom Detects STDs, Rates Men’s Performance

A British company has released the first pictures of a ‘smart condom’ which collects very intimate data about the sex life of anyone brave enough to wear it. The device is called the i.Con and can detect sexually transmitted infections as well as sending data about a sex session straight to the wearer’s smartphone. British Condoms said its ‘revolutionary wearable tech for the bedroom’ measures the number of calories burned during intercourse, the speed of a man’s thrusts, how long he lasts and even what positions are used. The condom…

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437 Out Of 689 Foreign Students Fail Medical Dental Council Of Nigeria Examination

437 Out Of 689 Foreign Students Fail Medical Dental Council Of Nigeria Examination

About 437 foreign medical students who sat for the Medical Dental Council of Nigeria, MDCN examination recently, at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, UITH have reportedly failed the exam following the release of the result. The doctors who had been verified by US/MDCN questioned why only 243 allegedly passed out of the overall 689. It was initially hinted that about 500 doctors passed the assessment examination, only for the MDCN through its Registrar, Dr Tajudeen Sanusi to releases a statement that only 243 actually passed. One of the students,…

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Exodus: NMA raises alarm as 900 doctors resign

Exodus: NMA raises alarm as 900 doctors resign

The Chairman of the Nigerian Medical Association, Lagos State Chapter, Dr Olumuyiwa Odusote on Thursday said the exodus of doctors from Nigeria had reached an alarming proportion and called for improved health sector funding to discourage it. He said in Lagos, that more than 40,000 of the 75,000 registered Nigerian doctors, were practising abroad while 70 per cent in the country were thinking of picking jobs outside. According to him, over 100 doctors resigned from the University College Hospital, Ibadan, in 2017 while about 800 doctors resigned from Lagos State…

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Spicy food lowers blood pressure -Study

Spicy food lowers blood pressure -Study

A new study has revealed that eating spicy food may curb unhealthy cravings for salt, leading to lower blood pressure. Researchers found that people who enjoyed this type of cuisine appeared to eat less salt because it ‘tricks’ their brains into wanting less. As a result, they were found to have lower blood pressure, potentially reducing their risk of heart disease, heart attack and stroke. Senior study author Professor Zhiming Zhu, of the Third Military Medical University in Chongqing, China, said: “Previously, a pilot study found that trace amounts of…

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