How local plants stop brain, breast cancer growth

Nigerian scientists have identified and validated the efficacy of more local plants in the treatment of cancers. They found that thymoquinone, kaurenoid acid and betulinic acid extracted from local plants showed anti-cancer activity against malignant brain tumours and breast cancer. The researchers led by a Professor of Cancer Pharmacology at the University of Maiduguri, Borno […]

Wealth from mental health

In Nigeria, estimates by the WHO-AIMS Report (2006) suggest that 7,079,815 million Nigerians suffer from depression (that is 4% of the population) and 4,894,557 million Nigerians suffer from an anxiety disorders (that is 2.7% of the population). Promoting good mental health in the workplace is one of the most important things an employer can do […]

Low calcium doubles heart arrest risk

*Just one extra banana, avocado daily could prevent cardiac attacks, stroke *Vitamin K in kale, spinach, broccoli, green vegetables keeps organ pumping Researchers have linked low blood calcium levels to an increased risk of sudden cardiac arrest.Calcium is best known for its role in bone health, but a new study suggests that its role in […]

Regular jogging grows brain connections

*Watching sport puts as much strain on heart as running Regular exercise is not just good for your waistline – it flexes your brain as well.That is according to a new study by the National Institutes of Health, which found running once a day has a transformative effect on cognitive health. Examining mice, the researchers […]

Complete recovery from AIDS

*Lock HIV in reservoir cells, to die through apoptosis With the successful suppression of the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) virus (HIV) through medication, the focus turns toward its eradication. Researchers from Kumamoto University in Japan have developed a new compound that is key to the destruction of HIV. When the compound is introduced into […]

Shea butter for skin cancer, typhoid fever

SHEA BUTTER. PHOTO CREDIT: Until now, Shea butter was known for its application in the treatment of osteoarthritis and skin care products among others. Topical use of Shea butter has also demonstrated anti-ageing and anti-inflammatory properties. But recent studies have validated extracts of Shea butter for the treatment of skin cancer and typhoid fever. Dietary […]