Infants And Children Exposed To Household Pet Dogs Less Likely To Develop Schizophrenia As Adults – Study

A new study has found that exposure to household pet dogs in early childhood lessens the risk of developing schizophrenia in latter years. Continue Reading

Here is why children in Nigeria must now take two doses of measles vaccine

The government of Nigeria has introduced a second dose of measles vaccine into the routine immunization schedule. Here is why. Continue Reading

You may be at risk of alcoholic liver damage even if you don’t drink alcohol

Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

A new study has found that those who do not drink alcohol may suffer alcoholic liver damage due to the activities of some bacterial that generates alcohol in the liver. Continue Reading

Oral Antibiotic Use May Increase Your Risk Of Bowel Cancer – Study

Researchers have found an increased association between oral antibiotic use and risks of bowel cancer. Continue Reading

Why Today – World Mosquito Day – Should Be A Day of Global Reflection

Today is World Mosquito Day. Has the world done enough on malaria? Continue Reading

Researchers say you can now postpone your menopause for up to 20 years

Researchers say a new revolutionary procedure has now made it possible for women to postpone menopause, for up to 20 years, even for life, if a woman wishes. Also, the procedure can also help women to preserve their fertility. Continue Reading

Researchers find bowel preparation for surgical operation unnecessary

Following findings from a multi-centre study about the benefits of bowel preparation before large bowel surgery, researchers in Finland are calling for the review of the recommendation by many societies. Continue Reading

Social interaction protective against dementia – study

A new study has linked social contacts in early and midlife with lower risk of dementia in later life. Continue Reading

World Breastfeeding Week: WHO advocates for more commitment as 6 out of 10 children not exclusively breastfed in 2018

Globally and for one week, the attention of the world will focus on breastfeeding from 1st to 7th August 2019 in the annual celebration of World Breastfeeding Week . Continue Reading

World Hepatitis Day: Let’s Join forces against 2nd major killer infectious disease

Today is World Hepatitis Day. The theme for this year’s celebration is Invest in eliminating hepatitis.” Continue Reading

Current guidelines on infant feeding, recipes for overfed, overweight infants – John Hopkins researchers

Researchers at John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have revealed that following the current guidelines on infant feeding in the standard amounts recommended, could produce overweight, overfed infants. Continue Reading

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Adolescents who skip breakfasts are more likely to be obese – study

The findings from a new research have revealed that adolescents who skip their breakfast have higher tendency to be fat. Continue Reading

Sexual Pleasure: Brain of men and women react the same way to pornography, a new study reveals

A new study has found that there are no discernible differences between the responses of the brain of males and females while watching erotic contents. Continue Reading

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Ebola Outbreak: US announces over $38 million additional financing to contain outbreak in DRC

The United States government is providing over $38 million in further assisting to contain the ongoing Ebola outbreak in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Continue Reading

HIV/AIDS: This is the new medication “strongly” recommended by WHO

In line with new evidence, the World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday announced it is “strongly” recommending a new medication for the treatment of HIV/AIDS. Continue Reading

Trump election associated with increased preterm deliveries among Latinas in US – Study

A new study led by researchers at John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has revealed an association between the election of President Trump in 2016 and preterm births among Latina mothers in the US. Continue Reading

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Details of why WHO declared Ebola in Congo DR a Public Health emergency have emerged

The Ebola Virus Disease that started about one year ago in Congo Dr has now been declared as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern by WHO. But why? Continue Reading

Alarming: 1 in 5 Africans undernourished, a new FAO report on food insecurity reveals

A new report by Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) has reported that undernourishment is highest among Africans, with 20% prevalence of undernourishment. Continue Reading

Here is why babies in Kenyatta National Hospital neonatal unit are dying

Reports from Kenya are disturbing because it is about avoidable deaths. This is given the circumstances surrounding the deaths being reported. So far, 11 babies reportedly died in one week. Continue Reading

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As Nigeria introduces meningitis vaccine into routine immunisation schedule, here are important points you should note

The Government of Nigeria, through the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), is planning to add a new vaccine to the current immunisation schedule. Continue Reading