Eating ants, grasshoppers, silkworms protect against cancer -Study

Following a groundbreaking new study, researchers have discovered that eating ants and other insects could soon be recommended to protect against cancer. A series of experiments by Italian scientists show that the ubiquitous invertebrate – in common with others such as grasshoppers and crickets – contains high concentrations of antioxidants. The compounds are important for reducing chemical reactions in the body that produce free radicals, which are themselves believed to raise the risk of cancer. They have also been linked to higher chances of cardiovascular diseases and diabetes. Antioxidants are…

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Access Bank partners GE to Reduce Healthcare Delivery Cost

Access Bank and GE Healthcare Africa, have partnered to create accessible and repayable loans to healthcare providers to acquire health technologies and to reduce cost of quality healthcare delivery. Speaking at the signing of agreement for healthcare financing between Access Bank and GE Healthcare in Lagos recently, the President GE Africa and GE Healthcare Africa, Farid Fezoua noted that the partnership will go a long way by providing accessible healthcare services in Nigeria to reduce medical tourism. “I commend Access Bank for investing into the healthcare business. The private sector…

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Woman Donates Kidney To Ex husband 5 Years After Divorce

Kelly Hope, a 43-year-old woman, has been tagged selfless by many after she donated her kidney to her ex-husband, Dan Pyatt five years after their divorce. It is gathered that Hope began dating Pyatt when they were 18 and they got married 13 years later, in 2007. However, Pyatt fell ill with kidney disease less than a year after their wedding and by September  2017, he was told his kidney function had fallen to just 8%. He was put on dialysis and on a deceased donor waiting list but 12 months on the…

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150 new cases of Drug-induced mental disorders among Nigerians diagnosed weekly— Dr. Ogun

Dr. Oluwayemi Ogun, the Medical Director of the Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital Yaba, FNPHY, has raised the alarm over increasing prevalence of drug abused induced mental disorders among children, adolescent and adult Nigerians saying over 150 new cases are admitted at the hospital and its Child and Adolescent Centre, Oshodi Annexe every week. Ogun who also lamented poor funding of the hospital disclosed that most of the patients who have been admitted in the 60s and 70s are ageing without any form of budget for their upkeep from the government. Ogun…

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GTBank Holds 9th Annual Autism Conference

For the ninth year in a row, Africa’s foremost financial institution, Guaranty Trust Bank plc, will bring together some of the world’s leading experts in Autism for two days of critical discourse on supporting children and adults living with Autism in Africa. Organized as part of the GTBank’s Orange Ribbon Initiative, the Annual Autism Conference will hold on the 30th and 31st of July 2019 at the MUSON Centre, Onikan, Lagos. Themed, “Autism: Transitions, Vocational skills and The Role of Technology,” the Annual Autism Conference will bring to the fore the…

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Sleeping with lights on makes you gain weight -Study

A recent study has linked an increased risk of weight gain and obesity to keeping the lights switched on while sleeping. In the study published in the journal, JAMA Internal Medicine, the scientists wrote that sleeping with the television or the lights in the bedroom switched on was positively associated with gaining five kilogrammes, or 11 pounds, over a five-year period among women. A senior author, Dr Dale Sandler, said, “There was a 17 per cent chance of gaining five kilogrammes after we adjusted for confounding factors. In addition, there…

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Children born in polluted areas have lower IQs -study

A recent study has revealed that children born to mothers who live in polluted areas may grow up to be less intelligent. Research has found being exposed to tiny particles of air pollution while in the womb could affect brain development so much it dents a child’s Intelligent Quotient (IQ). Toxic particles may be able to travel through the placenta and cause direct brain damage, or stop the placenta working properly, scientists suggest. Toddlers living in highly polluted areas were found to have an IQ an average of 2.5 points…

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Fast food causes irreversible dementia -Study

Recent study by scientists has revealed that fast food could cause dementia. Experts say that unhealthy eating habits and a lack of exercises puts people at risk of a significant decline in brain function. A team at Australian National University found people are consuming an extra 650 calories every day, compared with what we were eating 50 years ago. That is the equivalent of a burger, fries and a soft drink. But they say that they have proven a clear link between eating more and brain deterioration. Prof Nicolas Cherbuin,…

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Doctors, management trade words over indefinite strike in LUTH

The June 7 indefinite strike action embarked upon by the Association of Resident Doctors (ARD), has deepen the crisis between the management of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) and the Doctors as both parties trade words. The management of LUTH had debunked the allegations made by the association, comprising Resident Doctors and all House Officers in the hospital, stating that all demands put forward by the association were baseless and untrue. Meanwhile, all the members of the ARD held a two-day warning strike on May 22-23, on the grounds…

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Study reveals world’s rivers are loaded with antibiotics waste

According to research unveiled at a conference on Monday, rivers worldwide are polluted with antibiotics that exceed environmental safety thresholds by up to 300 times. Scientists found one or more common antibiotics in two-thirds of 711 samples taken from rivers in 72 countries, they told a meeting of environmental toxicologists in Helsinki. In dozens of locations, concentrations of the drugs — used to fight off bacterial infection in people and livestock — exceeded safety levels set by the AMR Industry Alliance, a grouping of more than 100 biotech and pharmaceutical…

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