New drug suggests possibility of age reversal

According to a new study, a drug that helps the immune system clear away old cells could restore youthfulness. The research suggests it may be possible to reverse the ageing process and could potentially pave the way for anti-ageing treatments that actually work. Researchers at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel investigated the way the immune system is involved in clearing away old, senescent (or, ageing) cells that are not completely dead but are irreparably damaged and barely functioning. Within weeks, those who received the team’s new drug had…

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Scientists invent gel that may stop sperm production

Scientists in the United States will soon start human trials of a male birth control gel, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced Wednesday. Currently, the only approved male contraceptives are condoms or vasectomies, surgical procedures to block sperm. There are myriad forms of birth control for women and they often come with complicated and disruptive side effects. If it proves safe and effective, it would be the first new birth control for men since the condom was introduced in the 1800s. Between condoms and female birth controls, we now…

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40m Nigerians suffering from mental disorders— FG

An estimated 40 million Nigerians are believed to be suffering from mental disorders. This was made known by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, Abdulaziz Abdullahi, at the ongoing mental health action committee and stakeholders workshop in Abuja. Abdullahi, who attributed the country’s high burden of mental disorders to inadequate attention to mental illnesses, misconceptions and lack of awareness on the part of the public, said more people would be disabled by psychological challenges than complications arising from HIV/AIDS, heart disease, accidents and wars combined by the year 2020. He…

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67-year-old woman gives birth to child 40 years after marriage

Professor Samuel Otubusi and his wife, Ajibola finally had their first child 40 years after being married. The couple held on to God’s promise of a child revealed to the husband in a dream after 35 years of marriage but was not fulfilled until five years later when the marriage clocked 40 years. Last Saturday, October 20, Mrs. Otubisi gave birth to a bouncing baby boy at the age of 67. The husband is 72. Before then, the couple had sought medical assistance from within and outside the country without any…

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Poor oral hygiene linked to hypertension

According to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal, people with high blood pressure taking medication for their condition are more likely to benefit from the therapy if they have good oral health. Findings of the analysis, based on a review of medical and dental exam records of more than 3,600 people with high blood pressure, reveal that those with healthier gums have lower blood pressure and responded better to blood pressure-lowering medications, compared with individuals who have gum disease, a condition known as periodontitis. Specifically, people with periodontal…

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Man Born Without Penis Gets Artificial One for ₦18million, Had First Sex at 45

Andrew Wardle, a 45-year-old man born without a penis has lost his virginity following a bionic manhood made from his own skin. Wardle from Manchester, had a 10 hours penile implant operation at University College Hospital London in June but had to wait six weeks before he could have sex for the first time. Andrew, pictured in hospital, successfully underwent the final stage of a £50,000 penile implant operation and has been given the all clear to at last lose his virginity at the age of 45. In a remarkable…

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Recent study reveals Vitamin Supplements Does Not Impact Bone Health

Recent studies have indicated that Vitamin D supplements which are usually taken to improve the bones are irrelevant and have advised that health professionals should discontinue giving them to patients. For a long time, vitamin D has been related to reducing the risk of osteoporosis (a condition in which bones become weak or brittle) and hypertension. However, the authors of the research have said that there is “little justification” when it comes to bone health. The lead author, Dr Mark J. Bolland who is an associate professor at the University…

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Serena Williams goes without top in a breast cancer campaign video

To raise awareness for breast cancer, tennis superstar, Serena Williams caused an internet sensation on Sunday by posing topless for a video while singing “I Touch Myself”. In the Instagram video, Williams divers her breasts with her hands while singing a version of Australian band The Divinyls’ 1991 hit in support of Breast Cancer Network Australia. “This Breast Cancer Awareness Month I’ve recorded a version of The Divinyls global hit ‘I Touch Myself’ to remind women to self-check regularly,” wrote Williams on the post. “Yes, this put me out of…

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More doctors recommend cannabis for cancer, pain, as Coca-Cola considers developing Cannabis drink

Cannabis sativa has become a novel adjunct treatment for cancer, pain, poor appetite, nausea, epilepsy to mention but a few. Although it is illegal in most parts of the world including Nigeria, the country is a major source of West African-grown cannabis, and ranked world’s eight highest consumer of cannabis. Little wonder some doctors especially oncologists in Nigeria, United States (U.S.), United Kingdom (U.K.), Canada among other countries recommend it for their patients. Even Coca-Cola is considering developing a drink containing Cannabis. Coca-Cola Cola, last week, said it is eyeing…

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Monkey pox: NCDC reports outbreak in 15 states

76 cases of monkey pox has been reported by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) this year 2018. 37 have been confirmed with one probable and two deaths in 15 states. It named Rivers, Akwa-Ibom, Bayelsa, Cross River, Delta, Edo, Enugu, Imo, Lagos, Nasarawa, Oyo, Abia, Anambra, Plateau and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja as the affected states. Its latest situation report on the disease released yesterday showed that Rivers with 34 cases, Bayelsa (20) and Cross River (9) have the highest number of confirmed cases since the…

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