‘Exposure To Terror May Increase Risk Of Migraine, Other Headaches’

Survivors of a terror attack have an increased risk of frequent migraine and tension headaches after the attack, according to a study published in the online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The study involved the teenage survivors of...

New Gene May Protect Against Heart Disease – Study

Scientists have discovered a new gene that may play a protective role in preventing heart disease. The new gene, MeXis is said to act within key cells inside clogged arteries to help remove excess cholesterol from blood vessels. MeXis is an example of a “selfish” gene, one that...

Scientists Near Sickle Cell Cure

Scientists have successfully used gene editing to repair 20 to 40 percent of stem and progenitor cells taken from the peripheral blood of patients with sickle cell disease, according to Rice University, United States (U.S.), bioengineer Gang Bao. Bao, in collaboration with Baylor...

Unnecessary C-Sections: WHO Warns Against Not Giving Women Enough Time To Give Birth

Women are being pushed into unnecessary C-sections because they are not given enough time to give birth, the World Health Organisation has warned. The UN agency yesterday issued new childbirth guidance removing the emphasis on a timescale over which a ‘normal’ labour should take...

Kuje Parents Reject Measles Vaccine For Children – PHC Coordinator

Some parents in Kuje Area Council, FCT, have prevented their children from receiving measles vaccination in the ongoing immunisation in the area. The Primary Health Care Coordinator of the council, Mr Haruna Agwai, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria...

Africa: Breakthrough As Health Workers Can Now Transport Vaccines Without Fridges

The World Health Organisation has approved the first carrier that doesn’t require vaccine freezing during transport. The Path’s Freeze-Safe innovation helps protect vaccine potency, reduces the burden on health workers, and provides cost savings to health systems. The...

Nutritional Therapists Warn Coffee Could Lead To Weight Gain

Coffee is often seen as a guilt-free energy boost. With less than one calorie per cup, it offers the same jolt as a chocolate bar. It is also a bit of a darling in scientists’ eyes: even the American Heart Association said last year that the benefits of antioxidants in coffee and...

Your Brain Reveals Who Your Friends Are – Study

You may perceive the world the way your friends do, according to a Dartmouth study finding that friends have similar neural responses to real-world stimuli and these similarities can be used to predict who your friends are. The researchers found that you can predict who people...

People with Diabetes Face Increased Risk of Infections – Report

Diabetes patients have an increased risk of suffering serious infections or death compared to the general public, new research has shown. The study analysed the electronic GP and hospital records of more than 100,000 English adults aged 40 to 89 years with a diabetes diagnosis,...

70 Million Girls Face Genital Mutilation By 2030 – UNFPA Warns

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has warned that about 70 million girls face Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) between 2015 and 2030 across the world. The new figures, according to a statement by the UNFPA on Tuesday in Abuja, project that the current estimates of 3.9...