Monday, March 18, 2019
Scientists say they have identified a gene that makes humans sleep soundly. In a study published in the U.S. journal Science Advances, Jason Gerstner of the Washington State University, and colleagues demonstrated that the gene, called FABP7, plays a role...
US President Barack Obama has stressed the need for increased global efforts in containing the Ebola Virus Disease in West Africa, warning that in an age of frequent travel the disease could spread globally. Highlights: Obama cancelled a political campaign trip...
Global Editors Network (GEN), a cross-platform community of more than 1000 Editors-in-Chief, has ranked Voice of Nigeria (VON) among the best 3 media organizations in the Nigeria Editors Lab competition which ended in Lagos on Tuesday. VON emerged as first runner-up to the winning...
A clinical trial of a made-in-Canada Ebola vaccine will be conducted in Halifax, the Health Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada announced on Friday, raising hopes for countries with the highest rate of deaths as a result of...
By Dr Dallas Clouatre: Every day we read jokes, gossips, propaganda, etc posted to us via Facebook, Whatsapp, Email and other such mediums. As we do so, we expose our eyes to incipient damage. Yet we ignore more important content...
          Highlights: The woman helped treat a Spanish missionary and a Spanish priest, both of whom had contracted Ebola in West Africa. Both died after returning to Spain Health officials said she developed symptoms on September 30. She was not hospitalized until...
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has urged African nations to strengthen their national food safety systems in order to improve the health of its citizens.   Rudi Eggers, WHO Representative in Kenya, said this on Monday in Nairobi during the 22nd...
South African doctors have successfully performed himworld's first penis transplant on a young man who had his organ amputated after a botched circumcision ritual, a hospital said on Friday. Highlights: The transplant lasted nine hours Doctors said the patient has recovered full...
Chocolate maker Mars this week ordered a recall of chocolate products in 55 countries. Highlights The recall follows the discovery by a customer in Germany of plastic in a Snickers bar The recall only involved products manufactured in a Mars factory in...
Boston researchers have reportedly created a supercomputer that has the ability to predict when a patient will die with 95 percent accuracy. Highlights The supercomputer can make a speedy and accurate diagnosis It measures everything from oxygen levels to blood pressure With the...