Former Vice President Alex Ekwueme is dead

Nov 20, 2017 0

Nigeria’s former Vice President of Nigeria, Dr Alex Ifeanyichukwu Ekwueme, is dead. He died at the age of 85. His brother and the traditional ruler of Oko in Anambra State, Igwe Laz Ekwueme, said the former Vice President, died by 10:00pm in a London clinic, on Sunday. ...

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28-year-old brain dead man gives life to three

Nov 18, 2017 0

A 28-year-old Assistant Professor of architecture at a renowned institute in Gurugram gave a new lease of life to three people on Friday after his family agreed to donate his five organs — liver, corneas and both kidneys. The patient, after a road accident on November 13, was declared brain dead late on Thursday at Jaypee Hospital in Noida. “We are thankful to the donor and his family who have taken this courageous step and have given a new life to three people. Organs of a deceased patient can save lives of at least six to eight people,” Manoj Luthra, CEO, Jaypee Hospital, Noida, said in a statement. As per the instructions of National Organ & Tissue Transplant Organisation, a liver and a kidney have been transplanted to two patients at the hospital. The liver has been transplanted to a 57-year-old patient who is a resident of Ghaziabad. The patient was suffering from liver cirrhosis for last one year and was in an urgent need of transplant.  The kidney was transplanted to... ...

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US: No need to delay conception after a miscarriage, suggests study

Nov 17, 2017 0

The World Health Organization (WHO) currently recommends waiting at least 6 months before attempting another pregnancy. Women, take note! If you’ve had a miscarriage and are delaying conception to avoid the risk of another, you don’t need to wait, a recent study has suggested. While many women after a miscarriage are often advised during counseling to delay conception after a miscarriage, the study, carried out by US researchers, found that women participating in a larger long-term study who conceived within three months of a pregnancy loss had the lowest likelihood of another miscarriage compared to women who waited 6 to 18 months. ...

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 Nigeria: Suicide Bombers Kill 14, Injured 28 in Borno

Nov 16, 2017 0

Up to 14 persons were yesterday killed in bomb explosions by four suicide bombers. 28 others also sustained various degrees of injuries the suicide bombers attacked a prayer ground at Muna Gari Community in Konduga local government area of Borno State. ...

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 Regular Exercise boost brain functioning- study

Nov 15, 2017 0

A new study has suggested that regular physical activity can also improve your brain functioning. As per the research, indulging in aerobic exercises can help you increase the brain size that further enhances the memory function and maintains a good brain health. ...

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Study suggests women less likely to get CPR from bystanders

Nov 13, 2017 0

Women are less likely than men to get CPR from a bystander and more likely to die, a new study suggests, and researchers think reluctance to touch a woman’s chest might be one reason. Only 39 percent of women suffering cardiac arrest in a public place were given CPR versus 45 percent of men, and men were 23 percent more likely to survive, the study found. ...

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Lungs of donors over 60 years safe for transplantation, says study

Nov 11, 2017 0

A new study suggest that using lungs from donors who are over 60 years of age is a viable option and can significantly address the scarcity of lungs for transplantation, “The availability of suitable donor lungs for transplantation continues to be a major obstacle to increasing the number of lung transplants performed annually,” said William Whited from the University of Louisville in Kentucky.  The findings, published in the journal The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, showed that younger patients who received older donor lungs experienced much better outcomes when a double versus a single transplantation was performed.  Further, younger patients who received a single lung transplant using organs from older versus younger donors, there was a lower five-year survival (15 per cent versus 50 per cent).  However, with a double lung transplant, there was no significant difference in five-year survival (53 per cent versus 59 per cent). For the study, the team examined 14,222 lung transplants patients, between January 2005 and June 2014.  Among this group of younger patients who received... ...

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