How Disease-Causing Microbes Make Drug Powerless: Introduction

by Tayo Fasuan

Microorganisms cause diseases. That is perhaps the oldest news ever heard. What might perhaps be news is that most microbes are as old as man himself, and according to the theory of evolution, even older than man. The first living creature is an amoeba-like organism, and from that unicellular being, other organisms eventually evolved.

Facts about your liver

by Patience Joseph Mamman

The liver is probably one of the many amazing organs in the human body when its functions are clearly understood yet happens to be one of the most misused and abused organs largely due to ignorance. This article hopes to draw back the curtains to help us see what this wonder organ is and what it is capable of doing.

How to deal with Sleep Apnea

by Aisha Ajekigbe

Obstructive sleep apnea is a common and serious sleep disorder that causes you to stop breathing during sleep. The airway repeatedly becomes blocked, limiting the amount of air that reaches your lungs. When this happens, you may snore loudly or making choking noises as you try to breathe. During this time, your brain and body becomes oxygen deprived, leading to you waking up.

Cosmetics and Cancer: The Beauty and The Killer

by Tayo Fasuan

The fact that cosmetics are directly related to cancer is almost an already over-flogged issue. Someone must have heard about that at least once before now, so it is not almost a new topic of discussion. But are people listening or taking to those obvious warnings? No. The cosmetics industry keep booming year in, year out, churning out thousands of new products everyday; and people are buying.

MedLines: Facts about Shock

By Patience Joseph Mamman

Shock is a life threatening condition resulting from insufficient circulation of blood round the body. Shock is classified as a medical emergency. Shock often accompanies severe injuries or illness and can lead to other conditions such as hypoxia (low oxgen supply), cardiac arrest and vital organ damage.

Helicobacter pylori: A cause of stomach ulcer and cancer

by Tayo Fasuan

Helicobacter pylori is a microaerophilic microorganism, a bacterium, that has an unusual multiple flagella that look like sheaths. It is a prominent causative agent of gastritis or commonly known as gastric ulcer. For years, it is one of the scariest microbes around because most times, its infection is lifelong, and prolonged infection can lead to cancer.