One in Every Five Nigerian Suffers from Mental Disorders says FG

The Federal Government said an estimated 40 million Nigerians are believed to be suffering from mental disorders.

According to Vanguard report, the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Health, AbdulazizMashiAbdullahi, made this assertion at the on-going Mental Health Action Committee and Stakeholders Workshop in Abuja. 

Scientists from the University of Toledo were completely surprised to discover a previously unknown structure in the human sperm, since sperm cells are well-studied.

The new study, which was published online June 7 in the journal Nature Communications also found that the new structure could contribute to infertility, miscarriages and birth defects.

However, the positive thing here is that once the researchers understand this structure better, it may assist them develop new therapies for male infertility and learn more about early human embryonic development.

The Plateau state Government has confirmed that the state has recorded two positive cases of monkey pox in Shendam Local Government Area of the state. Dr Kunden Deyin, the state Commissioner for Health, said in Jos, the state capital that the first case recorded was imported from Port-Harcort, as the victim came in from Rivers state for treatment.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) researchers, working with scientists from Brigham and Women's Hospital, have developed a new way to power and communicate with devices implanted deep inside the human body.

The devices which are powered by a radio frequency waves which can safely pass through human tissues, could be used to deliver drugs, monitor conditions inside the body, or treat disease by stimulating the brain with electricity or light.

While conducting tests on animals, the researchers found that the waves can power devices located 10 centimeters deep in tissue, from distance of 1 meter.

A study published in the Journal of Science says blood tests can accurately identify if pregnant women will deliver babies up to two months prematurely. According to the study, the blood biomarkers could also estimate gestational age or the delivery date with comparable accuracy to ultrasound, at a lower cost.

Health practitioners in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Tuesday concluded vaccination of Ebola patients in the city of Mbandaka with experimental vaccine, as they try to contain a disease that has killed around 25 people, the health ministry said.

Ebola virus disease easily spreads through bodily fluids and the medical strategy involves vaccinating all the people a patient may have infected and then vaccinating all the people a patient may have infected and then vaccinating a second "ring" of contacts around each of those potential sufferers.

As many as 70 percent of women with the most common form of breast cancer may be able to skip chemotherapy, based on their score on a genetic test, researchers said Sunday. Until now, women have faced a great deal of uncertainty about whether to add chemo to hormone therapy after a diagnosis with hormone-receptor positive, HER-2 negative breast cancer at an early stage before it has spread to the lymph nodes.

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