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Talcum powder may cause cancer, experts warn

Researchers are unanimous that talc or talcum powder can cause lung, ovarian, stomach and endometrial (uterine) cancers. They said talc consisting of asbestos is generally accepted as being able to cause cancer if it is inhaled or/and used regularly in the genital area. Evidence on asbestos-free talc is however less clear. “The health implication of […]

Agency decries increasing use of generators

The National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA) says the increasing use of power generators across the country is a time bomb on the environment. Mr Daniel Wuave, the Coordinator of NESREA in Gombe State made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Gombe on Wednesday. Wuave noted […]

FG announces decline in Lassa fever cases

The Federal Government has announced a decline in number of new cases of Lassa fever in the country. Chief Executive Officer, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, who disclosed this at a news conference in Abuja, said that the country had witnessed a reduction in the number of people who have died […]

UK man ‘free’ of HIV with new stem cells

A UK patient’s HIV has become “undetectable” following a stem cell transplant – in only the second case of its kind, doctors report in Nature. The London patient, who was being treated for cancer, has now been in remission from HIV for 18 months and is no longer taking HIV drugs. The researchers say it […]

Gene therapy first to ‘halt’ blindness

A woman from Oxford has become the first person in the world to have gene therapy to try to halt the most common form of blindness in the Western world. Surgeons injected a synthetic gene into the back of Janet Osborne’s eye in a bid to prevent more cells from dying. It is the first […]

Bollywood star’s cancer posts inspires India fans

Bollywood actress Sonali Bendre has returned to India after undergoing treatment for an aggressive form of cancer in New York. Social media users are full of praise for the 43-year-old actress, who has been candidly documenting her cancer journey for months. The star’s husband Goldie Behl told local media that she was “recovering” but would […]

Babies’ cold recovery ‘all in the nose’

Babies who are born with a wide variety of bacteria in their nose are more likely to recover quickly from their first cold, research suggests. It is hoped the findings may help in the fight against the common cold. The common cold is caused by a virus, but scientists want to understand how such illnesses […]

FG plans to facilitate local manufacture of HIV medicines

The Federal Government has said that it is set to facilitate local manufacture of medicines and other relevant commodities needed for the treatment and care of people living with Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV)/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) and inaugurate an HIV Trust Fund. Director-General, National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA), Dr. Sani Aliyu, […]

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