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Scientists achieve long-term viral suppression in HIV infection

A new generation of broadly neutralising antibodies provides a novel approach to treating Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV) infection.The research group of Prof Florian Klein, Director of the Institute of Virology at the University Hospital Cologne and scientist at the German Center for Infection Research (DZIF), has collaborated with scientists at the Rockefeller University in New York and the University Hospital Cologne to investigate the impact of combining such antibodies in HIV-infected patients.



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Why delaying pregnancy beyond 35 years increases heart health risks for moms, sons

*Researchers unveil heart monitor powered by sunlight

Delaying pregnancy may increase the risk of cardiovascular disease in both women and their children, with boys at higher risk of disease, according to a new study. Researchers from the University of Alberta in Canada presented their findings Tuesday at the American Physiological Society’s (APS) Cardiovascular, Renal and Metabolic Diseases: Sex-Specific Implications for Physiology conference in Knoxville, Tennesse, United States (U.S.).

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Mediterranean diet- Eating to beat depression, suicidal tendencies

Diet with plenty of fish, fruit, vegetables, nuts slashes risk of depression by 33%
*Doctors question claims fish oil can cut heart attack, stroke chances by 25%

Eating a Mediterranean diet with plenty of fish, fruit, vegetables and nuts lowers a person’s risk of depression. A review of dozens of studies found pescatarians who eat lots of plant-based foods are a third less likely to develop the mental-health condition.Researchers today described the evidence to show there is a relationship between the quality of diet and mental health as ‘compelling’.

Lowers depression

Mediterranean diet… Eating a Mediterranean diet with plenty of fish, fruit, vegetables and nuts lowers a person’s risk of depression.

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Prenatal Nigerian Nutrition: Eat for one, nourish for two for Pregnant Mothers

‘Eat for Two…’
This phrase used to be a reality for a good number of pregnant women in the past, but thankfully today more women know that ‘Eating for two’ will only impact on their waist lines and scale weight, and it gets even harder to lose all that extra weight after delivery. Today, more pregnant women are embracing healthier food options and portions.

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Diet and Juice: Does 100% fruit juice make any difference?

If we are healthy, chances are that we will enjoy life to the full. If we are physically strong, we feel good and recover faster from illnesses or even resist them in the first place. The key is to eat the right foods in the right proportion. Under normal circumstances, we should find this easy to do. However, our desire to balance our diet may be constrained by low cash outlay, lifestyles, lack of know-how or ingrained negative societal values. Therefore, the smart thing to do is to evaluate and take advantage of readily available and affordable nutrients fillers.

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Exercise -10 minutes of light activity can boost memory

According to a recent study, just a few minutes of light exercise can give your brain an immediate push in the right direction, helping to improve memory, among other things.As we age, our memory is likely to become less reliable.

Health brain needs exercise

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Mosquitoes that can carry malaria eliminated in lab experiments

Researchers have eliminated caged mosquitoes using ‘gene drive’ technology to spread a genetic modification that blocks female reproduction. The team from Imperial College London, United Kingdom, was able to crash caged populations of the malaria vector mosquito Anopheles gambiae in only seven-11 generations.

Lab experiment on malaria drugs

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GLIOBLASTOMA: What you should know about brain cancer(s)

The National Cancer Institute defines Glioblastoma as “a fast-growing type of central nervous system tumour that forms from glial (supportive) tissue of the brain and spinal cord, with cells that look very different from normal ones. Dr. Olufemi Bankole, a Consultant Neurosurgeon at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) explained what Glioblastoma is all about and how to manage it.

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Expert warns mothers against allowing others breastfeed their child

A medical expert has warned nursing mothers to stop giving their babies to relatives or friends to breastfeed them whenever they are not around or sick.

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Nutritional Values – Food supplements and your health

Food or nutritional and herbal supplements have been quite popular in the country for some years. They are often packaged in tablets, pills, capsules or liquid forms, and they can be vitamins, minerals, herbs or other botanical plants.This article is a master pieces as it will outline the nutritional values of food supplements to your health and many more.

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