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Researchers say two months of stress can damage a man’s fertility

A new study from researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and Soroka University Medical Center in Israel says eight weeks of stress may damage a man’s sperm.

NiMET predicts cloudy weather for Monday

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted cloudy weather conditions over the Central States of the country on Monday with chances of thunderstorms over Ilorin in the morning hours.

High level of vitamin D ‘linked’ with strong muscles in girls

A link between vitamin D levels and muscle strength has been found in girls, according to researchers from the Odense Child Cohort.

Wood-fire stoves linked to asthma, dementia, others

Inhaling smoke from the indoor wood fires may not only cause asthma and increase the risk of cardiovascular diseases, but can also enhance the risk of the onset of dementia, Swedish researchers said.

NASRDA predicts appearance of astronomical lunar crescent by June 14

The Centre for Basic Space Science of the National Space Research and Development Agency (CBSS-NASRDA) had predicted that the Astronomical Lunar Crescent would be sighted on June 14.

Coffee drinkers ‘may be at lower risk’ of liver disease

A preliminary study presented at the annual meeting of the American Society for Nutrition found that participants who drank three-plus cups of coffee a day were 21 percent less likely to find themselves hospitalised with liver-related illnesses.

Scientists develop bandage more effective for wound recovery

A Northwestern University team in the U. S. has developed a regenerative bandage that can quickly heal painful, hard-to-treat sores and wounds without using drugs.

NLNG receives 85 entries for $100,000 science competition

The Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) says it has received 85 entries from different people to compete in its 2018 edition of the $100,000 Nigeria Prize for Science.

Researchers urged to focus on medicinal plants, natural products

Vice Chancellor of University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN), Prof. Benjamin Ozumba, has urged researchers in Africa to pay more attention on medicinal plants and natural products in order to reduce medical tourism.

Study: Erectile dysfunction linked to increased risk of heart disease

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is linked to greater cardiovascular risk, regardless of other risk factors like cholesterol, smoking and high blood pressure, according to new research published on Monday in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation.

Scientists find more than 100 genes that affect hair colour

Scientists have found more than 100 genes that affect hair colour, China Youth Daily reported on Monday.

NiMet predicts cloudy skies, rains, thunderstorms for Saturday

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted cloudy weather conditions over the central states of Nigeria on Saturday morning with prospects of thunderstorms and moderate rains over Niger and Yelwa.

Study: Blood test may find if pregnant women are at risk of premature births

A study published in the journal Science revealed that blood tests can accurately identify if pregnant women will deliver babies up to two months prematurely.

NiMet predicts cloudy skies, rains, thunderstorms for Friday

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted thunderstorms over the Central States of the country, especially Ilorin and Shaki on Friday morning.

NiMet predicts cloudy skies, rains, thunderstorms for Thursday

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency has predicted cloudy weather conditions over the Central States of the country on Thursday with chances of localised thunderstorms over Lafia, Abuja, Lokoja and Makurdi in the morning hours.

Britain prepares for first womb transplant

A surgeon is preparing to select three women to undergo Britain’s first womb transplant later in the year, according to a report.

China to promote drug testing using hair samples

China’s health department will promote a drug testing method which uses hair instead of blood or urine samples to test for drug use, according to the developer, the Yunnan Institute for Drug Abuse.

NiMet predicts cloudy skies, rain showers on Monday

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted cloudy skies over the Central States of the country on Monday with prospects of isolated thunderstorms over Bida, Kaduna, Jos, Abuja and Lokoja in the morning.

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