• FEBRUARY 24, 2020
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    Colonoscopy

    Colonoscopy

    A colonoscopy (koe-lun-OS-kuh-pee) is an exam used to detect changes or abnormalities in the large intestine (colon) and rectum. During a colonoscopy, a long, flexible tube (colonoscope) is inserted into the rectum. A tiny video camera at the tip of the tube allows the doctor to view the inside of the entire colon. Why it’s

    • FEBRUARY 20, 2020
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    Antibiotics discovered that kill bacteria in a new way

    Antibiotics discovered that kill bacteria in a new way

    A new group of antibiotics with a unique approach to attacking bacteria has been discovered, making it a promising clinical candidate in the fight against antimicrobial resistance. The newly-found corbomycin and the lesser-known complestatin have a never-before-seen way to kill bacteria, which is achieved by blocking the function of the bacterial cell wall. The discovery

    • FEBRUARY 18, 2020
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    Thyroid malfunction: Why everyone needs screening

    Thyroid malfunction: Why everyone needs screening

    Reasons thyroid disease awareness is important Medical experts say a malfunction of the thyroid can cause the secretion of too much or too little of thyroid hormones, thereby causing the body metabolism to either fasten its activities or slow down.  The hormones need to be just enough for the body to function ultimately. Too much

    • FEBRUARY 17, 2020
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    20m Nigerians have kidney diseases – Nephrologists

    20m Nigerians have kidney diseases – Nephrologists

    The Nigerian Association of Nephrology (NAN) says 20 million Nigerians have kidney diseases, just it canvasses early detection of the diseases. The President of the association, Prof. Ifeoma Ulasi, disclosed on Monday at a news conference heralding the association’s 32nd Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Scientific Conference, in Ibadan. According to her, the theme of