Beware of killer water — Experts

By Chioma Obinna Although water has remained with mankind for ages, the quantity and quality is  a matter of concern to many.   The question on the lips of people, particularly in Nigeria where meeting water needs has  remained a mirage, is how safe is the little available.  Nigerians are said to …

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Helping a suicidal person

By Sola Ogundipe What could drive an individual to take   his or her own life? What goes on in the mind of a suicidal person? Fear, desperation, isolation, hopelessness, failure or what? Suicide is a desperate attempt to escape unbearable suffering. Most suicidal people are deeply conflicted about ending their …

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Yoghurt treats depression

Yoghurt is good for digestion, clear skin and glossy hair.  But a new study has found yoghurt could also treat depression. Researchers at the University Of Virginia School Of Medicine have found yoghurt’s probiotic bacteria, lactobacillus, in the gut affects the level of a metabolite in the blood called kynurenine, …

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Shorter men more likely to go bald earlier

Short men may have an increased risk of becoming bald prematurely.An international genetic study under the leadership of the University of Bonn at least points in this direction. During the study, the scientists investigated the genetic material of more than 20,000 men. Their data show that premature hair loss is …

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