Category Archives: Health

Novel antibacterial drugs developed at University of Eastern Finland

Researchers at the University of Eastern Finland have developed novel antibacterial compounds, focusing on the role of LsrK kinase. LsrK kinase is a protein involved in bacterial communication. In a new study published in ChemMedChem, the researchers explore LsrK kinase as a target in antibacterial drug design.

In the era of increased antibiotic resistance, it is necessary to focus on developing new antibacterial agents. Rising resistance alarms us following the traditional mechanisms of antibiotics for drug development. Addressing this, the INTEGRATE consortium focused on validating novel targets that can be used in future antibacterial drug development. Quorum sensing (QS) is a process of bacterial communication involved in the host colonization, virulence factors production, biofilm formation and infection establishment. Consequently, the investigation of quorum quenching and inhibiting agents, which would interfere with the production and processing of QS mediators, has become a new strategy for developing antivirulence agents.

Doctors Separate Conjoined Twins At Abuja Hospital,speaker Dogara Pay The Bill

A set of conjoined twins(boys) have been separated by doctors at Gwagwalada Special Hospital.The surgery reported took place on Monday 29th of Oct 2018.The surgery cost N1m.

According to report,Speaker Dogara played a significant role in footing the bill of the surgery.Attention of Dogara was drawn to the condition of the twins when Ms Mariam Mohamed made a post about the conjoined twins.

Women Who Wear High Heels Risk Developing Arthritis –Physiotherapist

A physiotherapist, Mr. Vincent Shoetan, says women who wear high heeled shoes on a regular basis risk the chances of developing knee problems, including arthritis and back pains in future.

Shoetan, who spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria on Friday in Lagos, advised women, who want to wear high heeled shoes not to wear them for an extended period.

Scientists uncover why knee joint injury leads to osteoarthritis

University of Eastern Finland
Press release, 25 October 2018
Scientists uncover why knee joint injury leads to osteoarthritis

Knee joint injuries are typically related to sports, such as football, rugby or ice hockey, but people often do not know that such injuries may lead to joint inflammation and post-traumatic osteoarthritis. In advanced post-traumatic osteoarthritis, joint cartilage breaks down completely, causing severe joint pain, lack of mobility and even social isolation. However, the mechanisms leading to osteoarthritis are not known. Currently, it is not possible for a physician examining a patient to predict future joint condition and possible development of osteoarthritis. In the future, however, this may be possible, as a new study from the University of Eastern Finland and Massachusetts Institute of Technology now shows that articular cartilage degenerates specifically around injury areas when the fluid flow velocity becomes excessive. The findings were reported in Scientific Reports.

Lady Who Dramatically Changed Her Skin Color Through Tanning Injection Gets Married In Hawaii

Lady Who Dramatically Changed Her Skin Color Through Tanning Injection Gets Married In Hawaii

A glamour model who hit the spotlight after dramatically changing her skin colour through tanning injections has married in Hawaii.

Accurate evaluation of chondral injuries by near infrared spectroscopy

Osteoarthritis is a disabling disease characterised by joint pain and restricted mobility, affecting especially the elderly. The disease generally progresses slowly, even over decades. Post-traumatic osteoarthritis, however, affects people of all ages and is initiated by joint trauma, for example, as a result of falling. The disease is most prevalent in articulating joints, such as the knee.

No Shortage of Anti-retroviral Drugs in Nigeria, Says NACA

The National Agency for Control of Aids (NACA) has said that there is no shortage of anti-retroviral drugs in Nigeria.

The Director, Community Prevention, Care, and Support Services in NACA, Dr Alex Ogundipe, made the clarification in Minna, Niger State ahead of the census of HIV/AIDs prevalence in the country.

Increasing vigorous exercise decreases the risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease already in childhood

University of Eastern Finland
Press release, 15 October 2018
Increasing vigorous exercise decreases the risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease already in childhood

Physical exercise can reduce the risk factors of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease even in children, a new study from the University of Eastern Finland shows. In a two-year follow-up of primary school children, sedentary behaviour increased the accumulation of risk factors, whereas increasing the amount of vigorous exercise reduced it. This is one of the first follow-up studies to reliably demonstrate these associations in children.