Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Breast Cancer Treatment: Docetaxel Investigation After Several Deaths in France

  Following the death of three women treated for breast cancer in France, pharmacovigilance survey was launched in September on drugs containing docetaxel, the National Agency for Drug Safety (ANSM) announced in a statement on...

Deadly Lupus disease cause and symptoms

Lupus is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects mostly women and occurs when the body’s immune system attacks tissues and organs in the body.” Inflammation caused by lupus could affect body systems such as joints,...

Resident Doctors announce indefinite strike, reject FG’s offer

Resident Doctors this morning announced their commencement of indefinite strike. The doctors under the umbrella of National Association of Resident Doctors, NARD who had last week met with the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator...

‘Suicide’ gene therapy kills prostate cancer cells

US scientists have discovered a new gene therapy technique that is able to modify prostate cancer cells so that a patient's body attacks and kills them. According to a report by BBC, the technique causes the...

Guinness stout, how healthy is it?

Guinness, like other Irish stouts, enjoys a seasonal popularity every St. Patrick's Day. It has also been touted as being "good for you," at least by its own advertising posters decades ago. But can this...

Vitamin D

Vitamin D is made in our skin via direct exposure to sunlight. Our liver and kidneys then convert it into a form we can use. Vitamin D is extremely important for strong bones and teeth, as it...

New brain, ovarian cancer risk findings

Genetic changes and variants linked to the development of brain and ovarian cancers have been discovered in two new studies. This significant development offers researchers the chance to understand more about how these cancers...

Common habits that damage your skin

There are obvious ways to damage your skin, such as getting sunburn or soaking your body for hours in a chlorinated pool. Also, there are the less obvious ways by which people damage their...
Pastor dies during sex with 19-year-old girl

Women who dye their hair ‘are at greater risk of breast cancer’

A surgeon has claimed that people who dye their hair more than six times a year are 14% more likely to develop breast cancer. Professor Kefah Mokbel, a breast surgeon from Princess Grace Hospital in...
Rare skin desease

‘How I came to terms with the disease’ – Woman with rare skin condition

A woman with a rare condition that leaves her with bubble-like tumours on her body has spoken about how she has come to terms with the disease. Sandra De Santos, from Rio de Janeiro, said...
New way to prevent HIV discovered

New way to prevent HIV discovered

Scientists in the United States have engineered an antibody that could offer a new way to treat or prevent HIV, following successful tests on monkeys. Unlike the naturally occurring antibodies, it is built to attack...

WHO revokes Robert Mugabe appointment

The World Health Organization has revoked the appointment of Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe as a goodwill ambassador following a widespread concerns. "I have listened carefully to all who have expressed their concerns," WHO head Tedros Adhanom...

Four health signs you must never ignore

Health is wealth, they say. Therefore, one must take utmost care of it, but unfortunately many times this isn’t always the case. Jumia Travel, a leading online travel agency, shares 4 health signs from your...

Oral sex: How much do you know?

Recently, a woman dragged her husband to court, asking to be divorced from him. Her major complaint: her husband wanted her to perform oral sex on him the way his girlfriends does, but she...

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