Scientists Flag 2 Killer Blood Pressure Drugs

Scientists at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States have red-flagged two blood pressure drugs that are themselves killers.

New TB Cases Worldwide Hit 10.4 Million

Nigeria’s Minister of State for Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, says there are an estimated 10.4 million cases of Tuberculosis worldwide.

Medical Doctors In Edo Embarks On Five Day Warning Strike

Medical doctors in Edo have declared a five-day warning strike to press home their demands for better working conditions and human capacity development, among other demands.

Social Work (Establishment) Bill 2017: Forum Seeks Buhari's Assent

A group of professional and trained Social Workers across Nigeria, Forum of Concerned Professional and Trained Social Workers in Nigeria (FCPTSWN), has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to sign the Nigerian Council for Social Work (Establishment) Bill 2017 he earlier rejected some weeks ago without wasting more time.  

Bayelsa Will Eradicate Maternal/Infant Mortality Soon, Says Dickson

Bayelsa State Governor, Honourable Henry Seriake Dickson says, the Government would soon unfold plans to eradicate maternal and infant mortality in the state.

Chinese Condoms Too Small For Our Men - Zimbabwean Minister

Health minister David Parirenyatwa has challenged local companies to consider manufacturing condoms, saying imported options aren’t quite up to task.

Improve Health Care Services, Ambode Urges Nurses

Lagos State Government has implored nurses in all the State-owned hospitals to be alive to their responsibilities such that the erroneous impression of lukewarmness believed to have pervaded the health sector could be reversed and corrected.

Autism, Schizophrenia And Bipolar Disorder Share Similar Gene Expression - Says Research

Major mental disorders such as autism, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder appear to have more in common than previously thought, new research finds.

Scientists discovered that these disorders share similarities at a molecular level: They all show an activation of genes in star-shaped brain cells called astrocytes, and suppression of genes which function at synapses, the junction between neurons.

The new findings, published on Science magazine Friday, could lead to better diagnoses and treatments of these psychiatric disorders.

"With these new genomic molecular measurements, we're actually able to understand what is shared and what is distinct" about these disorders, Daniel Geschwind, lead investigators of the research, told Scientific American magazine.

"It gives us hope that perhaps we can use these signatures or hallmarks of the disorder to screen for drugs which can reverse them," he said.

Autism, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder are common psychiatric disorders that share some features in common, such as language problems, irritability and aggression.

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