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Swedish scientists have identified a new strain of HIV that appears to progress much faster than most previously identified variations of the virus. The new strain, known as A3/02, is a recombinant, meaning it is a cross between two previously identified HIV strains. Writing in the Journal of Infectious Diseases, Lund University researchers said that the infection moves from HIV to full-blown AIDS in about five years, nearly two- to two-and-a-half years faster than most previously known strains. So far the new infection seems confined to West Africa. No related posts.
It is time to let go the expensive BRAs we keep as they seem to have no real benefits—except probably being sexy lingerie… According to scientists, brassieres increase sagging of our boobies and don’t alleviate back pain, contrary to what we have been for years. Wearing a bra does nothing to decrease back pain, and the support offered by a brassiere actually encourages the breasts to sag so if you are worried about sagging, it is time to ditch the bra. A 15-year study led by Jean-Denis Rouillon, from the University of Besançon in eastern France, found that “bras are a false necessity.” “Medically, physiologically, anatomically – breasts gain no benefit from being denied gravity. On the contrary, they get saggier with a bra,” Rouillon, a Sports Science expert, told France Info
A first-of-its kind wellness centre, located in the heart of highbrow Ikoyi has opened in Lagos. Just opposite the exclusive Ikoyi Club, sits Bodyline Wellness Centre, with unprecedented luxury and facilities and a dedication to wellness like none other. In a city dominated by so much work and traffic, with executives constantly in search of healthy ways to relax and rejuvenate, Bodyline, according to founder Bankole Opashi, is an intervention, to rescue us all from the madness, using all the tools we love to indulge. The only difference, Opashi says, is that Bodyline goes beyond fitness and relaxation. ‘It’s a full wellness centre, with healthy living at the core of every solution we provide’. There are gyms and saunas, indoor swimming pool, restaurants, cinema, bars, lounges, manicure,
Dr Conrad Murray’s dream to go back to being a doctor after being released from prison maybe just a dream, after it was reported that the Medical Board of California have no plans on giving him his license. TMZ reports that Murray wants to practice medicine again after he’s released from jail later this month. The Medical Board started the ball rolling to revoke Murray’s license, but it’s been put on hold while he tries to get an appeals court to reverse the verdict. Members of the Board reportedly believe Murray is unfit to practice medicine based on what he did to Michael Jackson. One source put it bluntly, “He’s not getting his license back.” This is because of the fact that Murray was fueling MJ with Propofol for 60 days straight and allowed him to massively OD just before
The first open heart surgery in a teaching hospital in Nigeria has been successfully carried out at the University College Hospital, UCH, Ibadan, Oyo State. The feat was carried out by surgeons at the UCH in conjunction with a team of surgeons from Tri-State Cardiovascular Delaware, United States of America, A statement by the institution’s Head of Information Unit, Mr. Toye Akinrinola, disclosed that the four-hour surgery was to correct a leaking heart valve in a 19-year-old secondary school leaver. An elated Chief Medical Director of the UCH, Professor Temitope Alonge, noted that the UCH was moved to embark on the exercise as a way of alleviating the hardship being experienced by Nigerians with heart-related challenges. He stated that as the first teaching hospital in Nigeria, the UCH
Some say the secret to good health is exercise, others a good night’s sleep. But for Susan Reynolds, who has gone without a hot dinner for seven years, it’s her raw food diet. She claims her strict regime of uncooked fruit, vegetables, grains, seeds, nuts and beans is the reason for her amazing health – and the fact she can pass for a 16-year-old. The yoga teacher, who is 29, admits she loved ‘all you can eat’ Chinese meals and McChicken Sandwiches as a student but a trip to India when she was 21 changed everything. Now her favourite meals include a cold soup made from spinach, herbs and an entire lettuce. Ms Reynolds, who runs a healthy living company in Edinburgh, said: ‘The difference I felt in a day was incredible, so I’ve done it ever since.’ No related posts.
A 37-stone man forced to buy two plane tickets due to his size was shocked to discover the airline had given him two seats in different rows. Les Price, from Brynithel, south Wales, wasn’t thrilled when he was told by an unnamed airline he would have to buy an extra ticket because he weighed more than 20 stone. And things soon got even worse for the 43-year-old when he discovered the seats he had purchased for a return trip to Ireland were not located next to each other. ‘When I got to the airport I had to explain to all the staff why I had two tickets,’ he said. ‘They didn’t have a clue. When I finally got on the plane one was an aisle seat and the other was by the window – in a three-seat row. ‘On the way back from Ireland one seat was in row 17 and the other in row 19.’ Mr
A Zimbabwean woman who breastfed a neighbour’s baby without her consent faces a possible two-year sentence for deliberately infecting another person with HIV after she tested positive. 39-year-old Annie Mpariwa appeared in court on Wednesday … the case was deferred to October 24 to allow a second HIV test to be performed on the toddler. The child’s initial results were negative. Mpariwa was arrested last week on charges of common nuisance and should the child test positive; the charge will be raised to “deliberately infecting another person with HIV”. The mother of the 14-month-old baby said seeing her child being breastfed by her neighbour was traumatising. She alleged that her neighbour snatched the child while she was playing outside and hid her in her room. After searching for
A footballer from Devon needed emergency surgery after he was bitten by a false widow spider – one of Britain’s feared poisonous arachnids whose population is believed to be on the rise. (Doctors had to cut away the poison from from Steve Harris’ body) Doctors had to cut away the part of Steve Harris’ skin that had been infected by the terrifying creature, which had bitten him as he slept. The 22-year-old said: ‘When I woke up I had a pain in my side – a stinging feeling. I didn’t take that much notice until it started swelling and the pain got worse. ‘I was in agony. I have never had pain like that before in my life. It’s still very painful now. I still can’t sleep properly and find it virtually impossible to get in and out of a car.’ It
The headquarters of the Lord’s Chosen and Charismatic Revival Church on Ijesha, Oshodi-Apapa Expressway, Lagos, southwest Nigeria has been closed indefinitely by Lagos State Government over environmental nuisance. Pastor Lazarus Muoka is the founder and General Overseer of the Lord’s Chosen Church. Ministry of Environment officials shut down the church on Sunday morning and prevented the worshippers from having their Sunday service usually attended by thousands of faithful. It has now emerged that the church does not have solid waste disposal facility. Waste is burnt inside the church premises, thereby exposing the lives of its worshippers to serious health hazard. A sizeable part of the expansive church lies on the Odo Asimawu Canal drainage channel, thereby hampering proper flow of
An unemployed factory worker has proved his immunity to snake venom by letting a deadly mamba bite his bare arm. Tim Friede says he has built up immunity and claims he has now endured bites from 100 poisonous snakes. The 45-year-old from Milwaukee is now able to survive a snake bite from a black mamba, which normally kills anyone bitten within just 20 minutes. Mr Friede can also survive bite from cobras and other deadly serpents. He hopes that by building up human immunity to snake poison he can contribute to the development of a new anti-venom. Pictures of the process show the mamba locking its jaws around his arm and leaving a bloody wound. He said: ‘When people see what I do they usually swear or ask me if I’m going to die. ‘The pictures are a display of my immunity, to
When recently viewed the list world top 1000 universities that was released. Many questioned the veracity of the ranking while claiming that at least a Nigerian university ought to be in the list. But a look at the level of infrastructure in our universities shows that ours is still a far cry to what is obtained elsewhere in the world. This pictures clearly depict the deplorable state of our Nigerian universities. No related posts.
Swarms of deadly hornets have killed more than 40 people and injured more than 1,600 in northern China. At least 37 patients are in a critical or serious condition in hospitals, according to Shaanxi provincial government. Victims of the attack have been left with deep, dark craters in their skin the size of bullet wounds. (Victims of the attack have been left with deep, dark craters in their skin the size of bullet wounds) (Terrifying: One victim told local media that ‘the more you run, the more they want to chase you) Over the past three months the cities of Angkang, Hanzhong and Shangluo have been worst affected. The Chinese term for hornets is ‘hu feng’ and local experts believe the culprit is the Asian giant hornet or Vespa mandarinia, which grows up to 5cm long with
These extraordinary images may appear to show colourful boiled sweets or even glass beads – but in fact, they show specially bred ears of corn. Glass Gem corn was developed by a Native American farmer who noticed that every so often, a cob showed signs of unusual colouring shining through. Now the unique strain is available for purchase online, and is in hot demand from gardeners keen to add a touch of colour to their vegetable patch. The crop originates from Oklahoma, where part-Cherokee farmer Carl Barnes had the idea of gathering colourful ears of corn and breeding them together. As the years went on, he managed to produce corn displaying dozens of different colours on a single cob. I LOVE corn with a passion but this one o … Can you eat it? No related posts.
Surrogacy business is quite booming in India especially in Dr Nanya Patel’s clinic situated at rural Gujarat, which houses up to 100 surrogate mothers. Women who carry babies for couples with fertility problems are paid US$8,000 while the doctor gets $28,000. The (surrogacy) industry believed to be worth over $1billion (£619m) attracts childless couples from all over the world. Couples employ surrogate mothers as nannies and when they are through with all necessary paper work, they separate and take the children back to their respective countries. The Doctor has several times been accused of running a baby-making factory and exploiting poor women but she doesn’t see herself in that light, she considers herself as a feminist who is empowering them to take charge of their lives and