European women twice as likely to be blonde as men, study says

Apr 17, 2018 0

Women from European descent are twice as likely to be naturally blonde as men, according to new research.  The largest ever genetic study on pigmentation looked at nearly 300,000 people of European descent.  It found 124 new genes that play a major role in determining human hair colour variation.  The report’s authors say they are not sure why there are so many more blonde women than men, calling it an “intriguing mystery”.  The study which is published in Nature Genetics, builds on previous genetic studies that had only identified a dozen or so hair colour genes.  The data was supplied by the UK Biobank, American DNA testing company 23andMe and the International Visible Trait Genetics Consortium and their study partners in the Netherlands, Australia and Italy.  They chose people of European descent because of their variety in hair colours.  They found men were three times as likely as women to have black hair.  ...

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 Counterfeit cosmetics seized in LA contained lead, feces

Apr 17, 2018 0

Los Angeles police say $700,000 worth of counterfeit cosmetics seized from vendors in downtown’s fashion district have tested positive for bacteria, lead and traces of animal feces. Officials said Monday that the investigation began after customers complained of rashes and other skin irritations from using the knockoff mascaras, ...

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 Nigeria: UK Announces New Scholarships for Nigeria, 51 Other Countries

Apr 17, 2018 0

The United Kingdom has announced a new scholarship scheme for Nigerian students and other young people from The Commonwealth to study in low and middle-income countries. This was revealed by Prince Henry of Wales, popularly known as Prince Harry, while speaking at the opening session of the Commonwealth Youth Forum at the Queen Elizabeth II centre in London. The Prince, who is fifth in line to the Royal throne, said “60 per cent of the Commonwealth is under the age of 30 and at 1.4 billion strong,” adding that they have the capacity to change the world. Speaking in his new role as Commonwealth Youth Ambassador, the Prince said the scholarships were named after Queen Elizabeth II, and would be funded with the additional £5 million (N2.58 billion) provided by the UK government for the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan, ...

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Crisis looms as health workers announce indefinite strike

Apr 17, 2018 0

The Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) says it will begin an indefinite nationwide strike by midnight on Tuesday. Josiah Biobelemoye, president of the union, announced this when he led the union executive on a courtesy visit to  Jafaru Momoh, chief medical director of the National Hospital, Abuja. He alleged that Isaac Adewole, minister of health, had been treating the union members as slaves. He said the minister failed to implement the agreement reached by the union with the federal government on September 30, 2017, for upward adjustment of CONHESS. Biobelemoye said the implementation of the agreement was supposed to begin five weeks after it was signed “as was done for medical doctors”. ...

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MedShare Donates $40 Million Medical Supplies to Nigeria

Apr 17, 2018 0

A U.S. based non-profit organization, MedShare, says it has donated more than $40 Million worth of new medical supplies and biomedical equipment to strengthen Nigeria’s healthcare systems in the last 20years. The Vice-President, International Development of MedShare, Nell DIallo, disclosed this at the Nigeria Day at Atlanta to celebrate MedShare 20years of strengthening healthcare in Nigeria. All the 19 Northern state government and the Federal Capital Territory have benefited from the charity organization while Southern states beneficiaries include Abia, Anambra, Balyesa, Delta, Osun, Oyo, Lagos and Enugu states. ...

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 Herdsman allegedly hacks man to death in Ilorin

Apr 17, 2018 0

An Ilorin Magistrates’ Court on Thursday ordered the remand of a herdsman, Ashiru Mati, for allegedly hacking one Karimu Alabi to death. Mati is now standing trial on a one-count charge of culpable homicide. The Police First Information Report (FIR) indicated that the corpse of Alabi was discovered at a stream, at Olowu village in Malete, Moro Local Government Area of Kwara. ...

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