IWD: IWEF, others partner Eko Hospital to fight cancer, screen 5, 000 women (Guardian)

As Nigeria joins the rest of the world to mark this year’s International Women’s Day (IWD) tomorrow, stakeholders in the healthcare sector have identified the need for effective collaboration to address health issues affecting women, such as cancer. According to…

Having sex with more than 10 people ‘could be linked to increased cancer risk’

Having more than 10 sexual partners over a lifetime is linked to increased odds of getting cancer, researchers say. And women with a higher number of sexual partners are more likely to report a limiting, long-term condition, experts from the…

Bros, is what you eat killing you? – Peju Akande

This is one of those articles you read and immediately know the writer isn’t just in the mood for it. So I’ll start with a story. Weeks back, I checked my phone and was confronted with a post about a…

*Explosion victims narrate ordeals, count losses as death toll rises to five (Guardian) *Diesel-laden tanker falls, catches fire in Lagos (Punch)

Explosion victims narrate ordeals, count losses as death toll rises to five (Guardian) After the raging fire following Sunday night’s pipeline explosion at Abule Egba area of Lagos State was put out by a combined team of firefighters and emergency…

Only four cancer treatment centres functional in Nigeria – NMA president (Punch)

Investigations by our correspondents have revealed that public hospitals are battling with obsolete equipment in some hospitals while some medical facilities have none. Consequently, patients with cancer and terminal ailments are being subjected to needless wait before treatment could get…

Telecoms radiations not behind cancers, says WHO (Guardian)

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has stated that Electromagnetic Fields (EMFs) or radiations emitted by telecommunications masks do not cause cancers or anything untoward to human health. The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) quoted the global agency yesterday at the 103th…

Drinking hot tea almost doubles risk of cancer – Report (Punch)

According to a new study, people who drink tea piping hot may be increasing their risk of oesophageal cancer. Researchers found that tea drinkers who liked their beverage to be warmer than 60 degrees Celsius and consumed more than 700…

Anambra mourns Okwui Enwezor (1963-2019)

The Anambra State government has said that it is with the deepest grief that it received the news of the untimely passing of the world-class curator, Okwui Enwezor, one of their own. The inimitable Okwui Enwezor, who was fondly known…

OML 29: Aiteo’s Milestones, FakeNews and Mischief Makers

Criss Jami, a young American poet and philosopher once wrote that “a rumor is a social cancer: it is difficult to contain and it rots the brains of the masses. However, the real danger is that so many people find…

UW cell isolation research yields promising results for treating cancer (STRN)

John Oakey’s work at the cellular and molecular level could radically change the way cancer is treated. Oakey, an associate professor of chemical engineering at the University of Wyoming’s College of Engineering and Applied Science, and his research group have…

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