Sunday, September 15, 2019

Why People Gain Weight As They Get Older

Scientists decode why old people gain weight. For illustration only Researchers have just uncovered why older people gain weight either they eat less or exercise more. What they found is that lipid turnover in fat tissue decreases during ageing and makes it easier to gain weight. “The results indicate for the first time that processes in...

NCDC Confirms Yellow Fever Outbreak, Deaths In Bauchi

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed that some persons have died following an outbreak of Yellow Fever in Bauchi State. In a statement on Friday said the Commission said it was first notified of the outbreak on August 29 when the agency received the report of a confirmed case of yellow fever...

Cameroonian Refugees Benefit From Opthalmological Society’s Cataract Surgeries

No fever than 200 Cameroonian refugees benefited from the free cataract surgeries carried out by the Opthalmological Society of Nigeria (OSN). The OSN offered the service to refugees at the settlement camp in Ogoja local government area of Cross River. Dr Ayobade Ogundipe, OSN President, disclosed this on Thursday in Calabar during the opening ceremony of...

Why More Men Are Likely To Commit Suicide Than Women – Neuropsychiatrist

Dr Uchendu Onyedika, a Neuropsychiatrist with the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, says though more women tend to attempt suicide; men are however, more likely to succeed in ending their lives. Onyedika, who said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), in Abuja on Saturday, defined suicide as an act...

Meningitis: Plateau Govt Launches 4-Day Immunization

Plateau Government on Friday launched immunisation of children against meningitis to checkmate any outbreaks of the disease in the state. Dr, Livinus Miapkwap, the Executive Secretary, Plateau Primary Health Care Board (PHC) who launched the four-day immunisation in Jos, as he described the meningitis vaccine as “cheap” and “very safe”. The executive secretary said that the...

Drinking Too Much Coffee Can Trigger Migraine: New Study

A new study has revealed that drinking too much coffee or other caffeinated drinks may be a trigger for migraines among people prone to these severe headaches. The study researchers found that, among people with periodic migraine headaches, consuming at least three caffeinated drinks a day was tied to a higher likelihood of experiencing a...

Why Breastfeeding Mothers Can Still Have Sex — Medical Experts

Two medical experts, Mrs Subedetu Nafiu, a Family Planning Manager and Mr Olusola Malomo, a Nutritionist, on Friday said that breastfeeding mothers could still enjoy sex while breastfeeding. The experts spoke in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on the sidelines of the just-concluded World Breastfeeding Week at the Ajeromi General Hospital...

Katsina FMC Upgrades Health Care System To Electronic Recording

The Federal Medical Centre (FMC) in Katsina State has upgraded its health care system to electronic recording. This is to help reduce the rate of paper work done manually in the hospital and improve service delivery. In a press briefing held at the hospital, the Managing Director of the hospital, Dr. Suleiman Muhammad noted that the...

WHO set to declare Nigeria polio free

By Kadiri Abdulrahman The World Health Organisation (WHO) says it is set to declare Nigeria a polio free country. This is according to a statement by Mr Charity Warigon, Media and Communication Expert for WHO Nigeria, in Abuja on Tuesday. Warigon quoted Mr Clement Peter, Officer in charge (OiC) of WHO office in Nigeria as stating that...

Fake Report On Bovine Tuberculosis In Beef Debunked

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Monday dismissed as absolutely false, social media reports on purported outbreak of bovine tuberculosis in cattle from the northern part of the country. The Director General NCDC, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, in a statement issued in Abuja, said Nigerians should disregard the fake report as it was...

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