Women advised to sleep on side to help prevent stillbirth

Nov 20, 2017 0

Women are being advised to sleep on their side in the last three months of pregnancy to help prevent stillbirth.  A study of just over 1,000 women found the risk doubles if women go to sleep on their backs in the third trimester. The study looked into 291 pregnancies that ended in stillbirth and 735 women who had a live birth. ...

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 Confirmed Dead after Drinking Local Gin in Imo

Nov 20, 2017 0

At least five persons confirmed dead after drinking a local made gin, sold by one Uwadiegwu Eze, a native of Umunakara community, in the Ngor-Okpala Local Government Area of Imo State. Names of the dead victims were given as: Daniel Nwosu Jnr. 45; Friday Osuji, 70; Ifeanyi Njoku, 31; Adanna Iheanacho, 60, and one Benjamin Okoroafor. ...

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Gut bacteria may contribute to onset of multiple sclerosis

Nov 20, 2017 0

The composition of gut bacteria, which is the presence of microbiota in the digestive tracks, at a young age, may contribute to the onset and further progression of multiple sclerosis (MS) disease, a new study says. MS is a disabling disease that affects the immune system of the body, whereby the nerve cells of the spinal cord and brain gets damaged. ...

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 India: Water test may help prevent crippling bone disease –says scientists 

Nov 20, 2017 0

A simple colour-changing test to rapidly detect fluoride in drinking water may help prevent a crippling bone disease, in developing countries such as India, scientists have said. While low amounts of fluoride are beneficial for healthy teeth, high levels of fluoride can weaken bones, leading to skeletal fluorosis, said researchers at the University of Bath in the UK. ...

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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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