Don’t sleep after eating -Physician warns
Dr Zayad Ahmed, a family physician at the National hospital, Abuja, has advised people to avoid lying down immediately after a meal as such practice could be responsible for common abdominal pains. He told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Abuja that such practice could lead... Read more
Stephen Hawking: Visionary physicist dies aged 76
World renowned physicist Stephen Hawking has died at the age of 76. He died peacefully at his home in Cambridge in the early hours of Wednesday, his family said. The British scientist was famed for his work with black holes and relativity, and wrote several popular science books including... Read more
Moon and Mars will be refuge zones for humans during the Third World War: Elon Musk
Bases on the moon and Mars could help preserve human civilization and hasten its regeneration on earth in the event of a third world war, billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk, said on Sunday. Musk, the founder of rocket and spacecraft company SpaceX, said the company’s interplanetary ship could begin test... Read more
Doctors protest against salary increase in Canada
In Canada, more than 500 doctors and residents, as well as over 150 medical students, have signed a public letter protesting their own pay raises. “We, Quebec doctors who believe in a strong public system, oppose the recent salary increases negotiated by our medical federations,” the letter says. The... Read more
Scientists reveal something terrible had happened to the nearest, most similar planet to earth
Proxima Centauri has a temper. Earth’s nearest planet-hosting neighbor released a gigantic flare in March 2017, a new analysis of observations of the star shows. And that’s bad news for the potential for life on the star’s planet, Proxima b. The star got 1,000 times brighter over 10 seconds... Read more
Outrage as doctor performs brain surgery on wrong person
There has been an outpouring of rage in the social media after a neurosurgeon at Kenya’s largest hospital performed brain surgery on the wrong patient. The Kenyatta National Hospital, which admitted the horrific error has suspended the doctor, as well as two nurses and an anaesthetist, according to a... Read more
Morocco’s King Mohammed undergoes heart surgery
Morocco’s King Mohammed VI underwent successful heart surgery in France on Monday, state news agency MAP said. The 54-year old king was treated at a Ambroise Paré Clinic in Paris after suffering from a “heart rhythm disorder” on Jan. 20, the agency said, adding he had been diagnosed with... Read more
5G, the cornerstone of the digital revolution
Blazing fast 5G wireless networks promise to unlock the potential of internet connected devices, or the Internet of Things — making driverless cars and talking fridges a reality. With most European operators targeting 2020 for its rollout, 5G is the term on everyone’s lips at the Mobile World Congress... Read more
Instant noodles, cakes, bread, others cause cancer- Research
A link between highly processed foods and cancer has been suggested by French researchers. They classified foods including cakes, chicken nuggets and mass-produced bread as “ultra-processed”. A study of 105,000 people hinted the more of such foods people ate, the greater their risk of cancer. A lot of caution... Read more
Rising temperatures: NIMET warns Nigerians and gives tips for coping
As temperature rises across the country, the National orientation agency is distributing a memo from the Nigerian Metrological Agency (NIMET), warning Nigerians of more hot days and warm nights, and giving tips to cope with the climatic situation. Nigerians are advised to stay indoors between 12.00noon and 3.00pm, eat... Read more