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NG Launches Natural Health Blog For The Benefit Of Mankind

I want to make it officially known to you that we have launched a natural health blog for the benefits of all our readers. I recently became a naturopathic doctor and to share my experience and life-saving tips with all, I  launched the blog for the benefit of all my fans, family members and friends. […]Continue reading…

The clock is ticking for e-cig companies to block underage users

The FDA is giving makers of e-cigarettes 60 days to come up with a more effective, forceful plan to combat underage use of the products. FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb is yet again moving the goal posts for e-cig companies. He now considers underage use of electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) an epidemic, forcing the government to make a choice that we all knew was coming: save the smokers or save the kids? “I believe in the power of American ingenuity to solve a lot of problems, including this one,” said Gottlieb in a statement. “I’m deeply disturbed by the trends I’ve seen. I’m disturbed by an epidemic of nicotine use among teenagers. So, we’re at a crossroads today. It’s one where the opportunities from new innovations will be responsibly seized on right no...

Google Street View cars will be roaming around the planet to check our air quality with these sensors

Aclima, a San Francisco-based startup building Internet-connected air quality sensors has announced plans to integrate its mobile sensing platform into Google’s global fleet of Street View vehicles. Google uses the Street View cars to map the land for Google Maps. Starting with 50 cars in Houston, Mexico City and Sydney, Aclima will capture air quality data by generating snapshots of carbon dioxide (CO2), carbon monoxide (CO), nitric oxide (NO), nitrogen dioxide (NO2), ozone (O3), and particulate matter (PM2.5)while the Google cars roam the streets. The idea is to ascertain where there may be too much pollution and other breathing issues on a hyper local level in each metropolitan area. The data will then be made available as a public dataset on Google BigQuery. Aclima has had a close rela...

Our goal is to eliminate cervical cancer in Nigeria —ADEWOLE

Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole has said that his ministry would procure mobile solution treatment machines and distribute to 774 local government councils across the country as part of measure to eliminate cervical cancer in Nigeria even as he said that Federal tertiary hospital will be equipped with the bigger size of the machines. Continue reading Our goal is to eliminate cervical cancer in Nigeria —ADEWOLE at Vanguard News.

We need to create safe spaces for the girl child — EXPERTS

Worried about the vulnerability of the girl-child in urban slums, medical experts have called on the government, corporate organisations and well-meaning Nigerians to deliberately and consistently create safe space for girl children. Continue reading We need to create safe spaces for the girl child — EXPERTS at Vanguard News.

FG appoints Aidgwe Director General NIPRID

A NEW Director General/CEO in the person of Dr. Obi Peter Adigwe has been appointed for the National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development (NIPRD), Abuja. Continue reading FG appoints Aidgwe Director General NIPRID at Vanguard News.

Interview with Priscilla Chan: Her super-donor origin story

Priscilla Chan is so much more than Mark Zuckerberg’s wife. A teacher, doctor, and now one of the world’s top philanthropists, she’s a dexterous empath determined to help. We’ve all heard Facebook’s dorm-room origin story, but Chan’s epiphany of impact came on a playground. In this touching interview this week at TechCrunch Disrupt SF, Chan reveals how a child too embarrassed to go to class because of their broken front teeth inspired her to tackle healthcare. “How could I have prevented it? Who hurt her? And has she gotten healthcare, has she gotten the right dental care to prevent infection and treat pain? That moment compelled me, like, ‘I need more skills to fight these problems.’” That’s led to a $3 billion pledge towards curing all disease from the Chan Zucker...

Nima launches food sensor to detect peanuts

I’m deathly allergic to nuts, so I felt super excited when I heard about the Nima peanut sensor. I’ve ended up in the emergency room numerous times because there were nuts in something I thought did not contain nuts. With Nima, I could’ve tested those specific foods before consumption and probably avoided a trip to the ER. Nima, a TechCrunch Battlefield alum, is gearing up to launch a peanut sensor, its second product, on September 12. The sensor is able to detect even the tiniest trace (10 parts per million) of peanut protein. To use Nima, you insert the food into a disposable test capsule, which goes into the device to figure out if there’s any peanut protein in the food. In under five minutes, the Nima sensor will tell you if your food is peanut-free. The device ...

Review NHIS Act for improved coverage, HCPAN tells NASS

THE Healthcare Providers Association of Nigeria, HCPAN, has appealed to the 8th National Assembly to review the National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS, Act with a view to making the Scheme more accessible to Nigerians. Continue reading Review NHIS Act for improved coverage, HCPAN tells NASS at Vanguard News.

Taking a spin with Garmin’s vivosmart 4 activity tracker, out today

Garmin continues to go head-to-head with Fitbit with the launch of its latest offering — the vivosmart 4 activity tracker. This sleek new wristband not only tracks steps, activities and gives you the weather but also comes with a blood oxygen sensor and will tell you how much energy you have saved up for your next full throttle burn session. That new body battery energy calculator estimates the body’s energy reserves to help you figure out when you feel more rundown and why. You simply swipe through the menu on the display to get to your energy levels or a number of other data offerings like steps, heart rate, stress levels and stairs climbed. The blood oxygen sensor will tell you how well oxygen is being pumped from your heart to the farthest regions of your body and can help you figure o...

George Church’s genetics on the blockchain startup just raised $4.3 million from Khosla

Nebula Genomics, the startup that wants to put your whole genome on the blockchain, has announced the raise of $4.3 million in Series A from Khosla Ventures and other leading tech VC’s such as Arch Venture Partners, Fenbushi Capital, Mayfield, F-Prime Capital Partners, Great Point Ventures, Windham Venture Partners, Hemi Ventures, Mirae Asset, Hikma Ventures and Heartbeat Labs. Nebula has also has forged a partnership with genome sequencing company Veritas Genetics. Veritas was one of the first companies to sequence the entire human genome for less than $1,000 in 2015, later adding all that info to the touch of a button on your smartphone. Both Nebula and Veritas were cofounded by MIT professor and “godfather” of the Human Genome Project, George Church. The partnership between the two comp...

Bathlowme, 22, seeks N10.5m for kidney transplant

By Gabriel Olawale A 200-level student from the Department of Food Science Technology, University of Owerri, Odoh Uchenna Barthlowme,  may not realise his dream of graduating and living a healthy life except help comes urgently. Odoh, diagnosed with End Stage Kidney Disease, has been confined to his sick bed at St Nicholas Hospital, Lagos for some time. His face, legs and stomach  are swollen. Odoh Uchenna Barthlowme. Speaking on his precarment, his brother, Ikechukwu Odoh, said recently the ailing Bathlowme  had to undergo a procedure where two litres of water was removed from his heart. “Before the procedure, he couldn’t breathe normally because the water enclosed his heart and made it difficult to function properly. The procedure cost us a lot aside the pain he had ...