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Scientists nears autism treatment with gut-brain connection

People with autism often suffer from gut problems, but nobody has known why. Researchers have now discovered the same gene mutations -- found both in the brain and the gut -- could be the cause. The discovery confirms a gut-brain nervous system link in autism,...

Global Call to End Drug Resistant Tuberculosis

An Analysis By Vivian Ihechu, News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Antimicrobial (including antibiotic, antiviral, antifungal and antiprotozoal) agents are critical tools for fighting diseases in humans, terrestrial and aquatic animals and plants, but they are becoming ineffective. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) has become terrifying as diseases...

Misuse of antimalarial drugs

It's another 25th of April and today marks World Malaria Day and Malaria is still one of the major health problem in Nigeria. Malaria remains a major public health issue with one third of the global population at...

Glaucoma: The silent thief of sight

by Akinlabi bisola March 10-16 is the World Glaucoma Week, which is a joint initiative between the World Glaucoma Association and the World Glaucoma Patient Association and has had a highly successful run for the past 10 years. This year's theme is ' B-I-G' Beat Invisible...

Suspense, anger as authorities postpone Nigeria’s general elections

Suspense and anger are in the air as Nigeria's electoral body, the Independent National  Electoral Commission (INEC) postponed the presidential and parliamentary elections scheduled for 16 February. Nigeria’s president and the leading opposition candidate urged people to remain calm after a national election scheduled for...

Nigeria declares Lassa Fever outbreak, activates emergency response

Nigeria on Tuesday declared a Lassa Fever outbreak in the country. This followed the increase in the number of Lassa Fever cases reported in states since the beginning of the year, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control said. This is coming on the heels of the...

How to Age Well in 2019 By Tara Parker-Pope

About the Author Tara Parker-Pope is the founding editor of Well, an award-winning consumer health site with news and features to help readers live well every day. Twitter: @nytimeswell

The Secret to Aging Well? Contentment By Robert W. Goldfarb

Despite having many friends in their 70s, 80s and 90s, I’ve been far too slow to realize that how we respond to aging is a choice made in the mind, not in the gym. At 88, I remain a competitive runner, always sprinting the last...

What Happens When You Die? Scientists Have Recreated a Near Death Experience to Find Out What It Feels Like

What happens when you die? As she lay blindfolded in a seat in a dimly lit room, Anna* came close to finding out. But Anna wasn’t dying, or even close to death, when she entered what she described as an alternate realm. Instead, she was...

How to Be Healthier, Happier and More Productive: It’s All in the Timing

When is the best time to exercise or do creative work? Research on the science of timing has answers