Thursday, May 23, 2019
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...
The founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, is to donate $25 million to contain the outbreak of the deadly Ebola Virus Disease that has killed over 4,300 people. Highlights: The funds will be given to the Centre for Disease Control (CDC) The need to get...
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...
Researchers at the Nairobi-based International Centre for Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE) have discovered a new way that could be used to control malaria in Africa. Highlights: The six-year-old research aims to attract female mosquitoes and kill them before they lay...
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...
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...
A dermatologist has warned women against the use of heavy makeup, saying it aggravates skin problems. Mrs Ayopo Adeyemi, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that the use of heavy makeup could lead to skin irritation, allergies...
Drinking a few cups of coffee a day may help people avoid clogged arteries - a known risk factor for heart disease - Korean researchers believe. Highlights: In the study, the researchers used medical scans to assess heart health In coronary heart...
Carl Thompson, Britain’s heaviest man at 65 stone (412 kilogrammes) was told by his doctors to reduce his food intake if he hoped to live longer but he died just hours after ordering his last meal.   Highlights  Carl Thompson died at...
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...