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A combination of two gene therapies may treat four diseases of old age – kidney failure, heart failure, type 2 diabetes, and even obesity – a new study suggests.

Single gene therapy could extend lifespans by fighting diseases in old age

A combination of two gene therapies may treat four diseases of old age – kidney failure, heart failure, type 2 diabetes, and even obesity – a new study suggests.

Family, associates seek N9 million to save ailing journalist

Family members, friends and professional colleagues of ailing veteran sports journalist Akinloye Oyebanji on Thursday appealed to governments, public-spirited individuals and corporate organisations to assist him with the sum of $25,000.
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Jamaican athlete Kemoy Campbell wants to be back on track after ‘dying’

Jamaican athlete Kemoy Campbell was told by doctors he had “died” after collapsing on the track during February’s Millrose Games in New York.
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Down Syndrome: Paediatrician warns against hiding children with condition

Dr Titilola Akintade, a Consultant Paediatrician at the Children Specialist Hospital, Ilorin, has urged parents of children with down syndrome not to hide them but to take them to hospitals for proper care.
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Diabetes drug could treat common heart failure syndrome

Researchers at the University of Arizona have discovered that Metformin, a drug commonly used to treat type 2 diabetes, might also be used to treat Heart Failure with preserved Ejection Fraction (HFpEF), a condition that is predicted to affect over 8 percent of people ages 65 or older by the year 2020.

Study: Mothers with more children face higher heart attack risk

A woman with more children has a greater risk of heart attack, stroke and heart failure, a newly presented study showed on Monday.

NHS: One-third of Nigeria’s adult population hypertensive

The Nigeria Hypertension Society (NHS) has said that one-third of Nigeria’s adult population is hypertensive.

World Hypertension Day: Doctors advise Nigerians on disease, prevention, treatment

Some medical experts have identified hypertension as the most common non-communicable disease in Nigeria and called for more awareness of the need for checkups, healthy diet and lifestyle to guard against it.

Government advised to monitor use of bromate by bakers

A professor of Food Chemistry has raised the alarm on use of Potassium Bromate in the production of bread, saying bakers still use it.

NAFDAC warns against eating fruits ripened with calcium carbide

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has warned the public to shun consumption of fruits ripened with calcium carbide.

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