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Researchers warn against excessive exercise

Researchers warn against excessive exercise

Dayo Ojerinde A new study conducted in the United States of America has suggested that regular physical activity lasting 45 minutes, three to five times weekly, can reduce poor mental health, but doing more than that may not always be beneficial. In the study published in the Lancet Psychiatry Journal, a total of 1.2 million […] …

A case for affordable anti-hypertensive drugs

A case for affordable anti-hypertensive drugs

Emmanuel Okoro A timely public service article appeared in The PUNCH of Friday, July 27, 2018, on page 16 refers. I would, however, like to draw attention to a number of related issues and comment as follows: This is essentially a quality problem that has to do with manufacturing and likely to be rectified with […] …

Why weight loss produces remission of type 2 diabetes

Why weight loss produces remission of type 2 diabetes

Dayo Ojerinde A new study carried out in the University of Newcastle, United Kingdom, has shown that successful response to weight loss was associated with the early and sustained improvement in the functioning of pancreatic beta cells. The study published in the Journal Cell Metabolism challenges the previous paradigm that beta-cell function is irreversibly lost […] …

Scientists recommend eating of crickets to stay healthy

Dayo Ojerinde A new clinical trial showed that consuming crickets can help support the growth of beneficial gut bacteria and that eating crickets is not only safe at high doses but may also reduce inflammation in the body. The clinical trial, which was carried out in the University of Wisconsin-Madison, United States, documented for the […] …

Scientists discover link between appendicitis, allergies

Scientists discover link between appendicitis, allergies

Dayo Ojerinde According to a new study carried out in Lund University and Skåne University Hospital in Sweden, children with allergies have a lower risk of developing complicated appendicitis.  According to sciencedaily.com, the findings, published in the JAMA Pediatrics, could pave the way for new diagnostic tools in the future. The study included all children […] …

‘How magnetic force can be used to manage pain’

‘How magnetic force can be used to manage pain’

Dayo Ojerinde Bioengineers have demonstrated that a gel-like material containing tiny magnetic particles could be used to manage chronic pain from disease or injury. According to sciencedaily.com, the study, carried out at the University of California, Los Angeles, United States, demonstrated the promising use of biomechanical forces that push and pull on cells to treat […] …

In-vitro-fertilisation is 40 years old (2)

In-vitro-fertilisation is 40 years old (2)

Oladapo Ashiru It is now well known that the human ability to get pregnant decreases with age, which explains why only one per cent of teenagers are infertile, while a vast majority of infertile couples are in their thirties. It is well documented that from our teenage years, when the last thing we want is […] …

Ambode, GT bank make case for children with autism

Ambode, GT bank make case for children with autism

Tare Youdeowei Lagos State Governor, Akinwumi Ambode has reiterated his administration’s resolve to continue supporting children with special needs. The governor who was represented by his Special Adviser on Social Development, Mrs Joyce Onafowokan, at the eighth Annual Autism Awareness Conference organized by GT Bank, said the current administration in Lagos State was dedicated to […] …

Scientists link diabetes with cancer

Scientists link diabetes with cancer

 Dayo Ojerinde A new study has confirmed the link between diabetes and cancer as scientists also warned that the risk of cancer is sex-specific in people with diabetes. According to medicalnewstoday.com, the study suggests that a diagnosis of diabetes places a person at an increased risk of various types of cancer. According to the researchers, […] …

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