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 […]

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 […]

Shea butter for skin cancer, typhoid fever

SHEA BUTTER. PHOTO CREDIT: https://i.ytimg.com 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 […]

Lettuce ‘cure’ for depression, stroke, thromboembolism

Lettuce has been traditionally used for relieving pain, inflammation, insomnia, anxiety, neurosis, dry coughs, rheumatic pain, stomach problems including indigestion and lack of appetite. Botanically called Lactuca sativa, lettuce, a leafy vegetable, belongs to the Asteraceae family. Lettuce has been traditionally used for relieving pain, inflammation, insomnia, anxiety, neurosis, dry coughs, rheumatic pain, stomach problems […]