China-made Brain Pacemaker Gives Hope To People Suffering From Parkinson’s Disease

ShareFacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinNearly 10,000 Chinese patients have received deep brain stimulation surgery since the first China-made brain pacemaker was implanted in a patient’s brain in November 2009. “Deep brain stimulation surgery has become an important method to treat the patients suffering from Parkinson’s disease at the middle and late stages,” said Li Luming, Director of the National …

Weight Loss: Dieting Can Cause Mental Disorder – New Study Reveals

ShareFacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinFollowing a regular eating pattern is more effective in managing weight loss than conventional dieting, which in fact may result in bigger waist and mental disorder, a recent Finnish study showed. Researchers at the University of Helsinki followed for 10 years nearly 5,000 men and women, aged 24 at the start of the study, to …

Ogun State Hospital Conducts Mass Burial For Unclaimed Corpse(Photos)

ShareFacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinThis post was shared by a Facebook user with name Enobong Nsimah with tag Unclaimed Corpses At State Hospital, Otta In Ogun Buried. State hospital Otta,Ogun state yesterday had mass burial burial of unclaimed corpses.

Man who got stabbed in the eye and brain gets his sight restored (Photos)

ShareFacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinA 23-year-old South African man Tshepiso Mothibi, who got stabbed in the eye during a tavern brawl had his sight restored after Doctors in North West, successfully removed the knife from his brain. It was gathered that Tshepiso Mothibi, who was enjoying drinks at a tavern in Magogoe near Mahikeng on March 20 when a fight broke …

Antibiotics Alarm: Global Usage And Abuse On The High

ShareFacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinGlobal consumption of antibiotics has soared since the year 2000, stoking calls for new policies to rein in usage — and fuelling fears that the worldwide threat posed by drug-resistant superbugs will spiral out of control, researchers say. A study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) — based on sales data …

Cockroaches To Be Used For Medical Treatment In China

ShareFacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinChinese scientists are taking a close look at cockroaches to explore their potential in medical treatment. The research is led by Li Sheng, director of the Institute of Insect Science and Technology at South China Normal University in Guangzhou City. Based on previous studies on the German cockroach by foreign researchers, Li’s team has been …

‘Fruits ripened with carbide can cause heart, kidney and liver failure’ – NAFDAC

ShareFacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinThe general public has been warned in a statement released by The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) on Monday, to shun consumption of fruits ripened with calcium carbide.According to NAFDAC who warned the public on the dangerous effects of eating carbide-ripened fruits, side effects of eating such fruits include include cancer, heart, kidney …

Scientists Explains Why Obesity Is Killing Peoples Taste Bud

ShareFacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinThrough the years scientists have gleaned that obesity can impact a person’s ability to taste, but until recently it’s been unclear why. Researchers at Cornell University report the discovery that, in mice, a tiny amount of inflammation driven by obesity actually reduced the number of taste buds on their tongues. Their work was published this …

“I’m proud of my saggy boobs” – Lady exclaims

ShareFacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinA Nigerian lady based in the UK who started a social media campaign encouraging women to embrace their natural saggy boobs has revealed it has triggered some ladies to change their minds about cosmetic surgery. Chidera Eggerue, from London, appeared on This Morning to discuss her efforts to challenge society’s ‘obsession’ with what perfect breasts …

Grilled And Well-Done Meat, Chicken, Fish Increase Hypertension Risk

ShareFacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinA new study urges caution when cooking, after finding that a regular intake of grilled and well-done meat, chicken or fish could increase the risk of high blood pressure. Researchers suggest that how we cook our meat may influence our hypertension risk. The new research was led by Gang Liu, Ph.D., of the Department of …

Avoid Consumption Of Exposed Sliced Onions To Prevent Food Poisoning – Nutritionist

ShareFacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinDr Bartholomew Brai, a nutritionist at the Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, has advised against the consumption of exposed onions cut the previous day, to avoid food poisoning. Brai told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Wednesday that such sliced onion if not properly stored when exposed could be highly poisonous as they could …

See How Chemicals In Consumer Products Affect Sperm Count

ShareFacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedin A study has shown that chemicals found in a variety of routinely used consumer products may be contributing to the substantial drop in sperm counts and sperm quality among men in recent decades. The study found the effect of chemicals that disrupt the body’s hormones, called endocrine-disrupting chemicals, may extend beyond more than one …

Avoid Excessive Intake Of Local Herbs – Expert Warns

ShareFacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedin A medical expert, Dr Stephen Aderemi of the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH), has warned people against excessive consumption of locally prepared herbs to avoid causing serious damage to their health. Aderemi gave the warning Monday during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ilorin on Monday. Herbs are plants …

Over Half A Million Children Smokes Cigarettes Daily In India – New Study

ShareFacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinFor all the government’s efforts to discourage smoking, it remains a common sight across India. What’s worse is that the deadly habit can begin incredibly early, affecting children as young as 10 years old. There are over 625,000 Indian children (pdf) aged between 10 and 14 years who smoke cigarettes every day, according to the …

Eat Eggs For Weight Loss And Wellness

ShareFacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedin Those with age-long belief that eggs cause high cholesterol and other diseases, should have a change of mind as eggs have been rated as life saver. No longer considered artery cloggers, we now know that eggs are nutrient-packed and may protect against some chronic diseases. An egg has more than 10 essential nutrients, including …

FDA make moves to reduce the amount of Nicotine in Cigarettes

ShareFacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinIn a historic step, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is moving toward limiting the amount of nicotine in cigarettes, in an effort to make them less addictive. The agency on Thursday announced that it is proposing a rule that, if enacted, would “lower nicotine in cigarettes to minimally or non-addictive levels.” The proposal — …

Before You Drink That Bottled Water,Read This! Bottled Water Contaminated With Plastic Particles

ShareFacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedin We are drinking plastic particles! That is the shocking conclusion of the research of the world’s leading brands of bottled water in nine countries. The research found that the bottles are contaminated with tiny plastic particles that are likely seeping in during the packaging process. Even more shocking was the recommendation of the researchers: …

How Women Can Deal With Nausea Before Menstrual Period

ShareFacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedin Some women experience nausea just before they get their menstrual period. This is common and is not usually a cause for concern. Nausea before a period could be caused by many factors, including cramps, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), and pregnancy. If symptoms are severe, this could indicate an underlying condition such as endometriosis. PMS is …

Scientists Red-Flag Two Killer Blood Pressure Drugs

ShareFacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedin Scientists at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States have red-flagged two blood pressure drugs that are themselves killers. According to Medical News Today, scientists found that individuals with hypertension who used alpha blockers and alpha-2 agonists to control their blood pressure showed an increase in blood pressure …

Glaucoma Is Responsible For About 4.5m Blindness Worldwide – NOA

ShareFacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedin The Optometric Association of Nigeria (NOA) says that glaucoma accounts for 4.5 million blindness globally. Dr Njong Onugu, Chairperson World Glaucoma Week Committee NOA FCT Chapter, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Abuja. Onugu, who spoke on the 2018 World Glaucoma Week scheduled for March 11 to …

Being Sleepy During The Day Could Be Warning Sign Of Alzheimer’s – New Study

ShareFacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinResearchers know that a condition as complicated as Alzheimer’s can’t be traced to a single or simple cause. Genetic factors contribute to the degenerative brain disorder that robs people of their memory, and biological process related to aging play a role as well. But in recent years, scientists have uncovered some behaviors that may also …

Scientists Reveal Vitamin D Is A Secret Weapon Against Heart Attack

ShareFacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedin A new study has revealed that Vitamin D, which is often called the “sunshine vitamin,” can also prevent a heart attack, apart from a range of physiological roles that it performs in the body. Few foods contain vitamin D. Instead, the vast majority is synthesized in our skin following exposure to the sun. During …

HIV: Studies On Prevention In Women Assuring – USAIDS

ShareFacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedin UNAIDS is elated with mid-way results from two studies that show a vaginal ring releasing long-acting antiretroviral medicine to prevent HIV infection in women. Reports say that the results show that studies is up to 54 percent effective in preventing HIV. The ring, which is replaced monthly, slowly releases the antiretroviral medicine dapivirine and …

Almost Everyone Is Creative The Same Time Everyday – New Study

ShareFacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinThere’s some basic information about ourselves that we rarely, if ever, act on: When are we sharpest or dimmest—or happiest, or flattest—throughout the day? Or, for nocturnal types, the night? Although we may know our patterns well enough to answer that question, most of us schedule events—or get pulled into them—haphazardly. This is especially true …

FG Set To Get Vaccine To Tackle Lassa Fever

ShareFacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedin The Federal Government on Monday said it would soon receive vaccine to check the spread of Lassa fever in the country. The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewale, made this known to newsmen after the signing of a joint approval of the biennium WHO Programme Budget of 2018 to 2019 in Abuja. Adewole explained …

Medical Association Tasks Govt On Disease Surveillance

ShareFacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedin In order to forestall the outbreak of diseases in the country, the Nigeria Veterinary Medical Association (NVMA) has urged government at all levels to beef up veterinary extension services, surveillance and public health service delivery. Dr Godwin Abonyi, President of the association, made the appeal in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria …

Outrage As Doctor Performs Brain Surgery On Wrong Person

ShareFacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedin There has been an outpouring of rage in the social media after a neurosurgeon at Kenya’s largest hospital performed brain surgery on the wrong patient. The Kenyatta National Hospital, which admitted the horrific error has suspended the doctor, as well as two nurses and an anaesthetist, according to a statement on Friday. Health Minister …

Pregnant Women In Ghana Take Drugs To Bleach Their Unborn Babies’ Skin

ShareFacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinAccording to reports, pregnant women in Ghana have started taking pills to alter the complexion of their unborn children, making them light at birth. Medical experts however stated that these illegal drugs can cause birth defects, including damage to limbs and internal organs. Ghana‘s Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) says using Glutathione pills for this …

India Offers Free Breast Implant, Surgeries

ShareFacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinSouthern Indian state has offered free breast surgeries, including implants, both for aesthetic and medical reasons. The Tamil Nadu state government launched the new scheme on Monday at a state-run clinic in its capital Chennai, with priority given to the poorest women there. Authorities had promised to soon expand the free service to other districts …

Here’s What You Need To Know About Ear Management

ShareFacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedin Dr Abdulwahab Anas, an Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) specialist, has advised Nigerians on the best way to care for the ear to avoid any form of infections. He warned against incessant use of earphones and headbands, saying that such could cause sores in the ear. Anas told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) …

Controlling High Blood Pressure With Coconut Water

ShareFacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinIt has been revealed that moderate consumption of coconut water can lower the risk of high blood pressure, reduce cholesterol level and weight control. Dr. Ochuko Erikainure, a nutritionist and biochemist, said this in an interview with newsmen in Lagos on Thursday. He. said coconut water was rich in high electrolyte contents particularly, potassium, which …

Here’s What Happens After Getting Rid Of Bed Bug Infestation- New study

ShareFacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinAfter bed bugs are eradicated from an infestation, they leave behind a potentially unhealthy souvenir that lingers in the air for months afterward. New research from North Carolina State University shows homes that have been treated for bed-bug infestations have levels of histamines, the chemicals responsible for allergies and other immune reactions, up to 20 …

8 Tips For Talking To People About Their Mental Health

ShareFacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinAccording to study , 2 in 3 people report having experienced a mental health problem in their lifetime.Sometimes it will seem obvious when someone is going through a hard time, but there is no simple way of knowing if they have a mental health problem. Sometimes you don’t need to know. It’s more important to …

Manhunt For Fake Doctor who injects people with HIV in India Begins

ShareFacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinPolice officials in northern India were searching on Tuesday for a fake doctor suspected of infecting dozens of his patients with H.I.V. by reusing a dirty syringe. The patients were treated by what is known as a “jhola chhaap doctor,” a wandering medical practitioner whose only verifiable qualification (a chhaap is a trademark or official …

Here’s State that use the most condoms according to new study

ShareFacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinAccording to new reports ,It has been claimed that Imo State indigenes use the most condoms than any other state in Nigeria. Maureen Zubie-Okolo, a monitoring and evaluation specialist with United Nation Children’s Fund (UNICEF), stated that Imo state tops the chart in use of condoms in South -w astern states. She disclosed this when she …