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Scientists Successfully Reverse Human Ageing Process

- Breathing pure oxygen may help to reverse the ageing process, scientists claim. Researchers used oxygen therapy to reverse two key indicators of ageing; 35 healthy adults aged 64 and older were placed into pressurised chamber, Sessions lasted 90 minutes and took place for five days a week for three months. Scientists claim they have successfully reversed the human ageing process in a group of elderly adults in a breakthrough study. Oxygen treatment altered the elderly people's bodies at a cellular level to how they were 25 years earlier, researchers claimed. In a unique study, scientists used oxygen therapy to reverse two key indicators of biological ageing - telomere shortening and an accumulation of malfunctioning senescent cells. As humans age, their bodies experience the shortening of telomeres - the protective caps on chromosomes - which leads to illnesses including cancer, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. Senescent cells, or so-called zombie cells, prevent regener

3D colour wrist scanner set to revolutionise broken bone treatment

A 3D colour wrist scanner developed in Christchurch could revolutionise the way patients are treated. Someone injures their wrist every 10 minutes in New Zealand, but many bone-breaking injuries can be missed by x-ray diagnosis. Swelling and bruising can make it hard to determine whether a fall caused a sprain to your wrist or a broken bone. The scanner is being developed at MARS Bioimaging in Christchurch. The usual way of assessing an injury is through basic black and white x-rays, which MARS Bioimaging director Anthony Butler says isn’t always effective. "They miss about 15 percent of significant injuries, and so those people will go home with a cast on, they'll have pain. But it may take a couple of weeks for that injury to be diagnosed." That delay can increase the seriousness of an injury, requiring multiple operations, and a long recovery. The MARS scanner has been in development for more than a decade, it uses full-colour 3D imaging technology to give de

Turkish Gernany couple made corona vacine breakthrough

A Turkish-German husband-and-wife team have emerged as frontrunners in the race to market a vaccine against coronavirus, which would be an extraordinary achievement. Turkish-born Ugur Sahin, 55, is CEO of German biotech firm BioNTech. He co-founded it with his wife and fellow board member Özlem Türeci, 53, and his former teacher, Prof Christoph Huber, an Austrian cancer expert. What is the vaccine breakthrough? BioNTech and its US partner Pfizer announced that their vaccine could prevent more than 90% of people from getting Covid-19, according to early results from Phase 3 trials. It is among 11 vaccines that are currently in the final stages of testing worldwide, involving other, rival pharmaceutical firms and labs. The world has never before seen such rapid progress towards vaccine development - normally the research and trials take seven or eight years. BioNTech's Covid team was given the title "Project Lightspeed". How would it work? Prof Sahin and Dr Türeci are

Timothy Ray Brown, First Patient Cured Of HIV, Dies Of Leukemia

TOPLINE   Timothy Ray Brown, initially introduced to the world as “the Berlin patient” and the first known person whose HIV was cured, died at his California home at age 54 of cancer. Timothy Ray Brown at the launch of the Timothy Ray [+] GETTY IMAGES KEY FACTS Brown died Tuesday with his friends by his side after battling leukemia for the past five months, his partner Tim Hoeffgen posted on Brown’s Facebook page. It was Brown’s first bout with cancer in 2007 that inadvertently led to his HIV being cured—he received a bone marrow transplant from a donor that carried the CCR5 gene, a rare genetic mutation that is believed to  provide resistance  to HIV as part of his leukemia treatment. After two transplants, doctors found that besides curing his cancer, the treatment appeared to have also  eliminated detectable traces  of HIV in Brown’s blood, and could stop taking medication that suppressed the virus. The success of Brown’s treatment was  first released  to the public in 2008 but kept

What Is Tear Gas, And What Should You Do If You Come Into Contact With It?

 A civilian runs during a protest against the death of George Floyd in Indianapolis, USA. Chris Owens/Shutterstock During the current wave of protests against  systemic racism ,  police brutality , and the murder of  George Floyd  taking place in the United States, thousands of people have had encounters with the burning, stinging, and choking sensation of tear gas. But what exactly is this stuff? Why is it so dangerous? And what should you do if you come into contact with it? Tear gas was  first used  by the French Army during World War I (1914-1918) as a means to drive the enemy out of trenches. But as of 1997, it's now illegal to use tear gas in international conflict and war. Under the global Chemical Weapons Convention,  it states : "Each State Party undertakes not to use riot control agents as a method of warfare,” defining a riot control agent as "Any chemical not listed in a Schedule, which can produce rapidly in humans sensory irritation or disabling physical eff

Atletico Forward Correa Suffers Muscle Injury In Training

Atletico Madrid forward Angel Correa has undergone an an MRI scan after injuring a leg muscle in training, the La Liga club said in a statement . The Argentine, 25, is the second Atletico player to be injured in training this week after record signing Joao Felix sprained the medial ligament in his left knee on Monday. Atletico were sixth when play was halted in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic with 11 rounds of matches remaining and are due to visit Athletic Bilbao next when the season restarts. The Spanish government has approved the top two divisions resuming action without spectators from June 8, although La Liga president Javier Tebas has said the league hopes to restart from June 11. Joao Felix Huge Doubt For Atletico Madrid’s LaLiga Restart After Suffering Knee Ligament Injury In Training JOAO FELIX is a huge doubt for Atletico Madrid's LaLiga restart after suffering a knee ligament injury in training. The Portuguese star, 20, could be forced to sit out around a

4 Common leaves That cures Malaria and Typhoid In 3 Days

Most common trees and plants around us has health benefits, some people do not know this and those who knows about the health benefits of these leaves don't like taking them simply because it was gotten locally.  Malaria and typhoid are two sickness which affects most Nigerians, it is mostly caused by unclean environment and untreated waters we drink in this part of the world, the unclean environment gives room for mosquitoes that transmittes malaria to operate in. Both sickness can attack someone at the same time, they have similar symptoms and kills faster as well.  As a parent it is advisable to know some of these common leaves that cures malaria and typhoid faster and how to make use of them naturally to cure malaria or typhoid diseases in your family. Here is how to set it up: * Paw paw leaves  * 10 pieces of lime * Mango leaves  * 5 Lipton tea. Now wash all the leaves and lime, put them in a big pot and add 10 liters of water and boil for at least 1 hour. Dosage: Drink one gl

Cannabis can reduce coronavirus infection by more than 70 percent and may even treat it, says research

Scientists looking into cannabis as a possible cure and treatment for Covid-19 have said that they believe the plant could have the potential to reduce infection by as much as 70 percent.    Nigeria to legalize cannabis cultivate,sale and use In a study conducted by researchers from the University of Lethbridge in Canada, it was found that at least 13 strains of cannabis were high in Cannabidiol (CBD) — an essential component of medical marijuana that has been used to treat anxiety and insomnia — that affects the ACE2 pathways that the SARS-CoV-2 virus uses to access the body of its host. The results, which were obtained after parsing through 400 different strains, were published in online journal Preprints and indicated that hemp extracts high in CBD might help block proteins that provide a "gateway" for the coronavirus to enter the cells. "The virus has the capacity to bind to [ACE2] and pull it into the cell, almost like a doorway," Olga Kovalchuk, on

UK arrivals to pay £1,000 Fines for Breaking Coronavirus Quarantine law

Passengers arriving in the U.K. will be forced into quarantine for two weeks and face fines of 1,000 pounds ($1,217) if they break the rules, under measures set to be announced on Friday. The plan is designed to stop travelers re-introducing coronavirus to the country after becoming infected overseas and is likely to have a major impact on the aviation industry’s attempts to recover after the lockdown. Home Secretary Priti Patel will set out the details of the new quarantine system at the daily government press conference at 5 p.m. on Friday. Her Cabinet colleague, Brandon Lewis, said the measures will be reviewed every three weeks, along with the rest of the government’s coronavirus response. “We are going to introduce a quarantine system,” Lewis, the Northern Ireland secretary, told BBC Radio on Friday morning. “We will have 14-day quarantine for people coming into the U.K.” He didn’t say if individual countries will be able to apply for exemptions. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps s

31 Coronavirus patients on the run in Gombe

At least, 31 people who tested positive for Coronavirus in Gombe State are on the run, the state’s Taskforce on COVID-19 said on Wednesday. According to the task force, the 31 people have refused to show up once they knew they were positive. Chairman of the task force, Prof. Idris Mohammed, who spoke while giving update of Coronavirus in the State, said the 31 positive individuals who were yet to be identified and evacuated. The 31 positive cases were among people intercepted at the state entry points, whose samples were taken for tests after being isolated. However, by the time their results came out, which tested positive, they had found their ways back into their communities, refusing to be evacuated to the isolation centres. Mohammed, however, appealed to them to cooperate with the task force team by submitting themselves willingly to curtail community transmission. He said the task force would rather persuade the people to cooperate with them than to use force. Accordi

A survivor of the COVID-19 pandemic in Lagos State has asked the government to pay more attention to the welfare of coronavirus patients

A survivor of the COVID-19 pandemic in Lagos State has asked the government to pay more attention to the welfare of coronavirus patients being isolated at the Infectious Disease Hospital, Yaba. . The female survivor, who asked to be identified simply as Bimbo, said after the admission of patients, many of them were left to cater for themselves, adding that in the process, some patients fell into depression. . She noted that the doctors and nurses complained that they ran out of personal protective equipment and hence could not endanger their lives. The PUNCH learnt that Bimbo’s father had died a day after testing positive for the coronavirus. . Health workers were said to have conducted tests on members of his family, as 26-year-old Bimbo and her sister tested positive. The graduate told our correspondent that she was then admitted to the IDH, where she spent over two weeks. . “When I first got there, the nurses were coming to take our vitals, temperatures and all. But sudd

Coronavirus: What Chinese experts came to do in Nigeria – Minister

The Nigerian government has said the 15 member team of Chinese medical personnel came into the country to assist in building and equipping isolation centres. The minister of interior, Rauf Aregbesola, said this while responding to questions at the daily Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 briefing on Tuesday. The Chinese team arrived in Nigeria on April 8 ”to share their experiences in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic,” the minister of health, Osagie Ehanire, had earlier said. Although some Nigerians and medical associations kicked against the decision to invite the medical experts, the government went ahead as planned. However, the whereabouts of these experts recently sparked controversy when Mr Ehanire requested reporters not to bother his ministry about them. An exasperated Mr Ehanire said the medical personnel “are not guests of the Federal Government but CCECC, a construction company.” Target Mr Aregbesola said the doctors are in Nigeria on the bill of China Civil Engineering

Pastor that laid hand to covid 19 patients dies with corona virus

A Pastor, Frankline Ndifor, 39, who laid his hands on dozens of confirmed and suspected coronavirus sufferers is dead, according to . Dr Gaelle Nnanga, who was called to treat Ndifor after he started suffering severe respiratory difficulties a week after falling ill with the virus, said the pastor died ten minutes after treatment. . Ndifor, a candidate in Cameroon’s presidential election in 2018, claimed to cure COVID-19. . In previous weeks, sufferers had flocked to the Kingship International Ministries Church, founded by Ndifor, where he laid his hands on them and prayed for their healing. . His supporters called him a ‘prophet’ and blocked the entrance to his home in the capital city of Douala for eight hours as medical workers tried to retrieve Ndifor’s body on Saturday morning. . The Governor of the coastal region said a police force had to be deployed when supporters blocked the entrance to his home and claimed the pastor was on a spiritual retreat with God so he

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has advised pregnant and breastfeeding women

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has advised pregnant and breastfeeding women to take routine preventative actions to avoid the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) infection.⁣ ⁣ Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, Director General of NCDC, gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Abuja.⁣ ⁣ Ihekweazu said that the preventive measures were recommended in alignment with the Department of Family Health, Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH).⁣ ⁣ He listed the measures to include diligent hand-washing, avoiding close contact with people exhibiting symptoms of infection, and covering sneezes and coughs.⁣ ⁣ He said that it was not currently known if pregnant women were more susceptible to COVID-19 than the general public nor whether they were more likely to have the illness as a result.⁣ ⁣ This is about how to solve various problems on line and off line.Is about those gadget that can help solve those problem

Madagascar’s President Promotes Unproven Herbal Cure For COVID-19

Madagascar’s president, Andry Rajoelina, unveiled an unproven cure for COVID-19 that is derived from a plant, Artemisia annua. His comments at a launch of the herbal remedy on April 20 suggested that the remedy, called COVID-ORGANICS, would act both as a cure and a vaccine. No evidence from any clinical trials was shared to back up the claims. The World Health Organization did not respond to Mongabay’s questions about COVID-ORGANICS, but the agency has warned against the spread of misinformation and purported miracle cures. The president of Madagascar, Andry Rajoelina, on April 20 appeared to promote an unproven treatment for COVID-19.  The remedy, named COVID-ORGANICS, is effective against the virus, Rajoelina said, speaking in Malagasy at the launch of the product in the capital Antananarivo. The product strengthens the body’s immune system, he added. The president’s office did not respond to Mongabay’s request for information supporting the claim that the product helps c

COVID-19: Atiku's Son Moves To ICU

Mohammed Atiku-Abubakar, a son of Nigeria’s former vice-president, has being moved to Intensive care unit were he is battling for survival as his case for coronavirus worsen on Wednesday, Ebonyitvnews learnt. Mr Atiku-Abubakar who is 31, tested positive for the virus on March 19. He was subsequently moved to the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, where most COVID-19 cases around the Nigerian capital are treated. After undergoing all the necessary medication, including antiretroviral and immune-boosting vitamins, he has continued to test positive 35 days on which is quiet very strange. Medical experts knowledgeable with COVID-19 cases have said the virus can last for 37 days. But Mr Atiku’s son at 35 days, is now the longest carriers of the virus so far in Africa.

Victory at last: Vaccine to be ready for global distribution, Bill Gates warns it isn't from him Apr 14, 2020 8:49 AM The much awaited cure for the deadly virus (covid19) seem to be coming in pretty sooner than we all thought. This which was confirmed by a report issued in by "Times of Israel" According to the filed report a vaccine had been gotten and  confirmed by a British vaccinologist who's currently spearheading advanced efforts in the search of immunization. The report which further included that  Dr. Sarah Gilbert, a professor of vaccinology had gotten a vaccine built by her team, and was close to a 100% sure of it's potency. In her words she said " there’s a high chance that it will work based on the results gotten from several researchs carried out with it” Dr. Gilbert told The Times of Israel It should be ready for distribution in about 5months she added. According to the Israeli scientist; we would not fold our arms and watch millions of people die from the virus. The virus would be ready soon but might

Nigerians with less than ₦5000 in their account balance will benefit from Buhari's cash transfer - Minister

Nigerians with less than ₦5000 in their account balance will benefit from Buhari's cash transfer - Minister Poor Nigerians with an account balance of ₦5,000 or less will be among the beneficiaries of the Federal Government Conditional Cash Transfer scheme. The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar-Farouk, made this known on Tuesday. Nigerians who regularly top their mobile phones with between ₦100 and ₦200 will also benefit. The third category of beneficiaries are the daily wage earners as well as people living with disabilities. The minister, who had earlier updated the president on the activities of her ministry, revealed that those saddled with the responsibility of carrying out president’s directive on expansion of the social register would focus more on the urban poor. “You are also aware that Mr President in his broadcast yesterday has directed that we expand the beneficiaries of the Conditional Cash Transfer by one m

Why patients are overcoming Coronavirus infection, by UCH CMD

The Chief Medical Director (CMD) of the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, Prof. Jesse Otegbayo, has revealed why patients people are overcoming Coronavirus infection within days. Stressing that the development should not be a surprise to people, Otegbayo said a combination of factors including having underlying diseases, immunity level and viral load determines who can survive within days of confirmation of Coronavirus infection. He disclosed this in an exclusive interview with The Nation on his experience in self-isolation while infected. The CMD tested negative last week, less than eight days after testing positive to the virus. The CMD explained that the virus thrives better and wreak havoc more in persons who have underlying diseases such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes etc, adding that those with weak immunity will most easily fall prey to the deadly virus. He said: “Result coming back negative within days is largely a function of the status of immunity and viral load.

Scientists find drug that kills COVID-19 in 48 hours

Scientists in Australia have found an already existing drug that kills  COVID-19  in the laboratory within 48 hours. The drug, Ivermectin, is used to treat head lice and is available all over the world. Researchers at Monash University found that a single dose of Ivermectin stops the SARS-CoV-2 virus growing in cell culture. But the research is in its early stages and Ivermectin, an anti-parasitic drug, has not yet been tested on persons infected with COVID-19. According to British tabloid Daily Mail, the next step is for scientists to determine the correct human dosage, to make sure the level used in vitro is safe for humans. The scientists warned that it could take at least a month before human trials start. ‘We found that even a single dose could essentially remove all viral RNA (effectively removed all genetic material of the virus) by 48 hours and that even at 24 hours there was a really significant reduction in it,’ Daily Mail quotes Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute’s Dr Ky