Physically active women who have foresworn bedtime snacks should feel no fear cracking open the cupboards after sundown for a protein-rich treat, according to new Florida State University-led research. In a study of women weight lifters, nutrition scientists at FSU showed that protein consumption before bed compared to protein consumption during the day does not disturb overnight belly fat metabolism or whole-body fat burn. The findings, published in the Journal of Nutrition, challenge widespread misconceptions about the relationship between nighttime eating, weight gain and metabolism, especially in women. “For far too long, people have been led to believe that eating before bed causes metabolic disturbances and will make them gain fat,” said study author Michael Ormsbee, an associate
An experimental treatment given to mice after a traumatic brain injury (TBI) reduced damage almost to the levels of mice that never had a TBI, researchers at UT Health San Antonio reported. The study was published July 4 in the Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism. The scientists hope to convert the discovery into a simple and effective treatment for use in emergency rooms or by first responders shortly after a TBI has occurred in military and civilian settings. Currently, no treatment options exist for TBI patients. “After a traumatic brain injury, about 40% of mice experience a seizure within one week, and many continue to experience seizures for years, leading to epilepsy disease,” said study senior author Mark S. Shapiro, Ph.D., professor of cellular and integrative
Nigerian First Lady and Global TB Ambassador, Hajiya Aisha Buhari, has called for more funding to fast-track efforts to end tuberculosis (TB). The First Lady, who made the call during the UN High Level Meeting on Tuberculosis at the UN Headquarters, New York on Sunday, 22 September, 2019, challenged leaders to increase political commitment and fulfil their promises to increase resources and support effective and sustainable partnerships to end TB. Mrs Buhari was represented by Dr Hajo Sani, Senior Special Assistant to the President, at the meeting aimed at promoting multi-sectoral action to take forward the commitments made last year at the United Nations High Level Meeting on Tuberculosis. Mrs Buhari made reference to the last meeting of African First Ladies alongside the African Union...
The Nigeria Implementation Science Alliance (NISA) has set up a research fund for young Nigerians who wish to conduct implementation science research projects. The chair, NISA Trustee Board , Prof Echezona Ezeanolue, disclosed this, yesterday, in Abuja during the organisation’s 5th annual implementation science conference in Abuja. He said the fund would be used to support one researcher annually for the next 10 years and would be expanded to more persons as its accesses more grants. He said the research fund was set up because there was little or support for research in Nigeria. While saying that NISA would also provide mentors for the researchers, he said government needs to do more in funding research in the country. Ezeanolue, who is also a professor of Pediatrics and Epidemiology at
A nursing mother, Peace, and her husband, Uche Onu, have dragged a medical practitioner, Dr Alfred Nwoyeocha, before Justice Hannatu Balogun of the Kaduna State High Court over her detention due to her family’s inability to settle the N480,000 allegedly incurred during childbirth through caesarean section. The couple is demanding N32m from the doctor and the Maneks Hospital Limited for alleged negligence, confiscation of peace’s car valued N4.6m and for carrying out illegal surgery on her without her consent. Nwoyeocha and his medical facility were named as the first and second defendants, respectively. But in his statement of defence filed by his lawyer, Valentine Ajibo, the doctor denied most of the claims. While describing the suit as incompetent, he said the court lac