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Malaria in pregnancy asymptomatic – Medical parasitologist

A Consultant Medical Parasitologist, Prof. Wellington Oyibo, has advised pregnant women to always consult medical doctors whenever they want to take anti-malaria medicines to prevent birth defects. Oyibo of the Department of Medical Microbiology and Parasitology, University of Lagos, Idi-Araba, gave the advice in Lagos on Tuesday. According to him, there are certain drugs a […]

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How to Treat Acne Scars

 “This article was originally published at  aedit.com/aedition” and care products from HSM organic skincare brand What Causes Acne Scars and Marks? Simply put, acne scars and marks are caused by pimples that did not heal properly, whether from picking, popping or not treating them properly. Remember how your mom told you to not pick your […]

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Keto Diet Fundamentals

You’ve heard of the keto diet. Everyone from the young to the old in Nigeria have used the low-carbohydrate, high-fat diet for reasons like performance and weight loss. The goal of the keto diet is to get the body producing ketones– a fundamentally different energy source than the carbohydrates and fats your cells typically use […]

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Do Calories Matter on a Keto Diet?

Originally published at HVMN.” The ketogenic diet first gained fame through its effectiveness for weight loss. The high-fat, low-carb diet promotes nutritional ketosis–a normal metabolic state marked by moderate levels of ketones in the blood. The idea with carb restriction in terms of weight loss is that it prompts the release of body fat to be burned or […]

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New virus could help destroy cancer

A new study examines the behavior of a cancer-killing virus that fits tumor cells perfectly and leaves healthy cells intact. Cancer is a chronic disease that kills millions of people worldwide. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), cancer is the second leading cause of death globally and is likely to be responsible for more than 9 million deaths […]

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‘Natural protein’ could reverse obesity-related diabetes, fatty liver

A chance find in cancer research has revealed that a protein that occurs naturally in the body plays an important role in regulating metabolism. Further investigation led to the suggestion that raising levels of the protein could reverse fatty liver, type 2 diabetes, and other obesity-related conditions. Obesity can cause a range of cardiometabolic disorders, […]

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How lights and sounds encourage risky behavior

A recent study provides fresh insight into gambling addiction. According to the findings, the sounds and lights that accompany a win on slot machines increase the likelihood of making risky decisions. An addiction to gambling affects a significant proportion of adults in the United States. The North American Foundation for Gambling Addiction Help estimate that 2.6 percent of U.S. adults […]

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MS: How too much salt can cause inflammation

New research, published in the journal Nature Immunology, now shows how a high intake of salt may cause inflammation in multiple sclerosis. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disorder in which the body’s immune system destroys the protective coating around neurons called myelin. This neurological disease affects around 400,000 people in the United States and approximately 2.5 million adults worldwide. Generally, women […]

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Alzheimer’s may be treated with diabetes drugs

A new study finds that people with Alzheimer’s disease who also took antidiabetes medication exhibited fewer molecular markers of the neurological condition. These findings could inform future Alzheimer’s treatments. New research — led by Vahram Haroutunian, Ph.D., a professor of psychiatry and neuroscience at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City, NY […]