Category Archives: Health

Persons with Alzheimer’s Disease are more often Hospitalized after initiating Antibiotic Use

Persons with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) are more often hospitalized after antibiotic initiation than people without AD, a new study from the University of Eastern Finland shows. The risk of hospitalization was 40 per cent higher for persons with Alzheimer’s disease. The findings were published in Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease.

Variation in cancer-causing KRAS mutations greater than thought

The effects of KRAS mutations underlying many different types of cancer are more diverse than previously thought, according to a new study led by the University of Eastern Finland. Different mutations in the same amino acid of the KRAS protein have so varied effects on protein function that they may require different approaches when it comes to treatment and drug development.

The findings were published in PLOS Computational Biology.

Mutations occurring in the proteins of the human body often constitute a critical factor that predisposes to cancer development. In this sense, one of the most important proteins is KRAS, whose mutations play a role in the development of pancreatic cancer, among others. Point mutation of the glycine 12 amino acid of the KRAS protein can – depending on the mutation – cause glycine to mutate into any of the six possible different amino acids, all of which make the protein overactive. This causes uncontrolled cell growth and, consequently, the development of cancerous tissue.

UK Records First Case Of Monkeypox Via A Nigerian

The first ever case of monkeypox has been recorded in the UK. The rare viral infection was recorded on Friday in a Nigerian national staying at a naval base in Cornwall, Public Health England (PHE) said.

The patient was transferred to the expert infectious disease unit at the Royal Free Hospital in London on Saturday morning.

Smartphones Can Transmit Virus, Germs, Expert Warns

A Public Health Physician, Dr Michael Oguntoye, has warned that mobile phones could transmit diseases and infections if it comes in contact with body fluids of an infected person.

Oguntoye told newsmen that phones are “fomites” which could serve as medium of transmitting viral organism, causing diseases and infections on people.

Mel B ‘Took 200 Pills In An Attempt To Kill Herself’

Mel B has twice tried to take her own life, swallowing 200 pills in her second attempt, her new book will reveal.

The Spice Girl will tell how she was just 14 and living in Leeds when she swallowed tablets in her first cry for help.

LUTH KILLED My Brother! Man Cries Out After Doctors ‘NEGLECTED’ Dying Soul For 5 HOURS

These allegations are becoming too rampant and no one is questioned.

This is sad, beyond sad! And even private hospitals aren’t helping either. Ones it’s emergency, the doctor wants to buy his next car via the family. It’s just sad. Promising Nigerians dying because they lack mere treatments that can save their lives. Nigeria is failing citizens on so many levels.

ABUTH To Conduct First Open Heart Surgery

The Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital (ABUTH) is set to conduct its FIRST open heart surgery by the end of September, the Chief Medical Director has said.

Prof. Lawal Khalid, who addressed reporters in Zaria yesterday, said the operation was the culmination of years of careful planning and upgrade of hospital’s capacity.

1,086 Young Nigerians Confirmed HIV/AIDs Positive – Aids is real, BEWARE

About 1,086 out of 75, 435 young Nigerians between the ages of 14 and 19, who were counselled and tested for HIV/AIDS in Nasarawa State, have been confirmed to be carrying the deadly virus.

The Executive Director, Nasarawa State AIDS Control Agency, Dr. Ruth Adabe, disclosed this on Sunday during a one-day workshop organised by the United Nations International Children’s Fund, in conjunction with the National Orientation Agency, in the Keffi Local Government Area of the state.