Onions, cabbage, garlic. While nutritious, eating these foods can lead to an embarrassing side effect: smelly flatulence. More than just smelly, hydrogen sulfide, the chemical compound responsible for the rotten-egg aroma, is deadly if inhaled at doses of more than 700 parts per million. (Thankfully, a bout of flatulence contains just .001 to 1 ppm […]

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Dr Abisoye Abayomi, an Oncologist based in Lagos, on Sunday said that men were not exempted from screening for breast cancer. Abayomi disclosed this in Abuja. The Oncologist said that even though men do not develop milk-producing breasts, their breast cells and tissues could still develop cancer. “Breast Cancer in Men is real. Many people […]

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On-the-job exposure to high levels of pesticides raised the risk of heart disease and stroke in a generally healthy group of Japanese American men in Hawaii, according to new research published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, the open access journal of the American Heart Association. “This study emphasizes the importance of using […]

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A recent study finds that acupressure, a traditional Chinese medicine technique, can improve chronic pain symptoms in the lower back. “Acupressure is similar to acupuncture, but instead of needles, pressure is applied with a finger, thumb or device to specific points on the body,” says Susan Murphy, ScD, OTR, an associate professor of physical medicine and […]

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Cancer patients accessing care at the National Hospital, Abuja, have said respite has come their way with the donation of an additional Linear Accelerator (LINAC) radiotherapy machine two years after the Federal Government launched the same type of machine at the hospital. The new machine was donated by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and […]

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A molecule that is found naturally in the immune system could kill cancer cells, a research has suggested. Scientists at King’s College London exposed colorectal tumours to the β-galactoside-binding protein (βGBP) in the laboratory. They found the protein has “tumour-suppressing properties” which trigger the “suicide” of malignant cells. βGBP is also thought to make the […]

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The intensity of brain activity during the day, notwithstanding how long we’ve been awake, appears to increase our need for sleep, according to a new UCL study in zebrafish. The research, published in Neuron, found a gene that responds to brain activity in order to coordinate the need for sleep. It helps shed new light […]

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Martha said for several months she kept feeling persistent burning pain in her upper abdomen which grew worse whenever she finished eating. She also suffered from nausea and bloating. Initially she felt relieved from the indigestion when she drank water, but with time the pain got worse. She went to the hospital and was diagnosed […]

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A professor of population Health and Medicine at the New York University School of Medicine, United States of America, Gbenga Ogedegbe, has urged patients suffering from Alzheimer’s disease to engage in regular exercise and to eat healthy foods to improve their condition. Ogedegbe said this at a lecture organised by the Gabi-Williams Alzheimer’s Foundation to […]

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Mosquitoes can harbor thousands of malaria-causing parasites in their bodies, yet while slurping blood from a victim, they transmit just a tiny fraction of them. In an effort to define precisely the location of the parasite bottleneck, Johns Hopkins Medicine scientists say they have discovered that the parasites are stopped by a roadblock along the […]

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