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  • Vitamin D and Cardiovascular Disease: Jury Is Still Out

    July 6, 2017 2:38 PM 26

    Fat-soluble vitamin D seems to be the vitamin we talk about most these days. In particular, researchers, clinicians, and pharmacists all have an opinion about whether vitamin D supplementation is necessary or wise. Researchers from Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta have published a paper in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology

  • Man who inspired ice bucket challenge back in the hospital

    July 3, 2017 2:35 PM 34

    A Facebook post from the family of 32-year-old Pete Frates asked for prayers Sunday and said he is at Massachusetts General Hospital "and battling this beast ALS like a Superhero." Frates was diagnosed with ALS, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, in 2012. The disease weakens muscles and impairs physical functioning. There is no known cure. The family's

  • Non-insulin diabetics needn’t check sugar levels often: Doctors

    July 3, 2017 1:08 AM 33

    Chennai: Self-monitoring of regular blood glucose levels at home by people with type 2 diabetes may have become a routine since it is an important part of diabetes management. But a recent study shows that self-monitoring of blood sugar levels for patients taking non-insulin medications is not necessary. Diabetic patients complain that self-monitoring

  • Delta government to upgrade hospital facilities

    July 1, 2017 7:19 PM 27

    The Delta State Commissioner for Health, Dr Nicholas Azinge, has disclosed the state government’s willingness to upgrade and renovate all its hospitals in the   state. The Delta State Commissioner for Health, Dr Nicholas Azinge, has disclosed the state government’s willingness to upgrade and renovate all its hospitals in the state. Dr. Azinge disclosed

  • Terminally ill U.K. baby to be given 'more time'

    June 30, 2017 3:46 PM 27

    LONDON -- A terminally ill British baby will be given "more time" before life support is withdrawn, the 10-month-old boy's parents and a London children's hospital said Friday, days after the family lost a legal battle to take him to the U.S. for trial therapy. Charlie Gard, who suffers from a rare genetic condition and brain damage, is unable to breathe

  • Charlie Gard’s parents say baby’s life support to be switched off

    June 30, 2017 9:43 AM 43

    Family of child with rare condition ‘massively let down’ throughout illness Charlie Gard’s parents have said their baby son’s life-support will be switched off today. Chris Gard and Connie Yates, both in their 30s from Bedfont, west London, wanted 10-month-old Charlie, who suffers from a rare genetic condition and has brain damage, to undergo a therapy

  • Aspirin reduces risk of pre-eclampsia in pregnant women

    June 29, 2017 10:17 AM 35

    Taking a low-dose aspirin before bed can reduce the risk of pre-eclampsia, which can cause premature birth and, in extreme cases, maternal and foetal death. Pre-eclampsia causes the flow of blood through the placenta to be reduced, restricting the flow of oxygen and nutrients to the foetus which could restrict growth. A family history of the condition

  • Just in: Osinbajo appoints 14 new Chief Medical Directors

    June 28, 2017 10:03 PM 34

    The Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has approved the appointment of 14 new Chief Medical Directors, Medical Directors for the Federal Teaching Hospitals, Federal Medical Centres and Specialist Hospitals in Nigeria. Although five of the directors were reappointed to serve another term, the appointments are with immediate effect and would last for four years

  • FG Declares Nigeria Meningitis Free

    June 28, 2017 3:31 PM 30

    The Federal Government has officially declared Nigeria free from the latest ‘type c’ deadly Cero Spinal Meningitis (CSM) which has claimed thousands of lives since the outbreak in 2016. The Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Oyewole disclosed this to State House correspondents after the Federal Executive Council weekly meeting in Abuja. He said that there

  • Sheep gives birth to weird lamb that looks like a human being (photos)

    June 22, 2017 2:38 PM 51

    These are photos of a lamb that looks like a human being which have been making rounds on social media. At first the photos appeared to be a hoax, but the Eastern Cape Department of Rural Development and Agrarian Reform, South Africa confirmed that photos of the severely deformed lamb are no hoax. According to Herald Live, it confirmed the authenticity