Thursday, July 11, 2013
The latest addition marks the first of four A330 aircraft to be delivered over the coming year, the airline said in a statement released at the event.
The new A330 aircraft will complement Arik Air's long-haul wide body fleet, which currently consists of two A340-500 aircraft.
Oritsejafor was re-elected at the 9th session of the CAN National Assembly held at the National Christian Centre, Abuja.
The assembly also elected Mr. Olasupo Ayokunle as the new Deputy National President to replace the Most Rev. Daniel Okoh.
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The research in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute reported a 71 percent higher risk for dangerous high-grade prostate cancer among men who ate fatty fish or took fish-oil supplements, which are often touted for their anti-inflammatory properties.
"We've shown once again that use of nutritional supplements may be harmful," said Alan Kristal, researcher at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and senior author of the paper.
Scientists are still puzzled as to why omega-3s appear linked to a greater risk of prostate cancer, but they said the findings suggest they are somehow involved in the formation of tumors.
The same team of researchers published similar findings in 2011, linking high blood concentrations of DHA to a more than double risk of high-grade prostate cancer, which is more likely to be fatal than other types.
A large European study also found the same omega-3 and prostate cancer link.
"The consistency of these findings suggests that these fatty acids are involved in prostate tumorigenesis and recommendations to increase long-chain omega-3 fatty acid intake, in particular through supplementation, should consider its potential risks," the US study said.
Omega 3 supplement: links with prostate cancer
The difference in blood concentrations of omega-3 fatty acids between the highest and lowest risk groups was about 2.5 percentage points (3.2 percent vs. 5.7 percent), or just higher than the effect of eating salmon twice a week, Kristal said.
The latest study was based on an analysis of specimens and data from a large randomized, controlled trial that tested whether selenium and vitamin E would reduce prostate cancer risk.
The trial, known as SELECT (the Selenium and Vitamin E Cancer Prevention Trial), found that vitamin E raised the prostate cancer risk and selenium showed no impact either way.
For the July 11 study in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, researchers analyzed the data on 834 men diagnosed with prostate cancer and compared them to a random sample of 1,393 taken from the SELECT trial.
Those who had high blood concentrations of the fatty acids EPA, DPA and DHA were shown to have a 71 percent increased risk of high-grade prostate cancer.
The increased risk of low grade prostate cancer was 44 percent higher in those with elevated fatty acid levels, and the combined risk was 43 percent for all prostate cancers.
Due to the nature of the study, it was not possible to tell for certain whether the elevated blood levels were due to men taking supplements or eating fish rich in omega-3s.
However, Franklin Lowe, associate director of the department of urology at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital in New York, said the findings should remind consumers that supplements may not help, and may even do harm.
"In general, there is nothing that has been proven to actually limit the risk of prostate cancer," said Lowe, who was not involved in the study.
"For the most part, doctors do not recommend this stuff because it is unclear what the true benefits are for most of the supplements that people take."
Source: PM News
Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Speaking on the machine, the Chief Medical Director, LUTH, Professor Akin Osibogun told Nigerian Tribune:
"The Aquillon CT scanner is a 128-scanner and the main advantage it has over other CT scanners of earlier generations is its ability to penetrate deeper into the tissues and organs to show clearly the state of those tissues and organs. Of course the CT scanner is an imaging device and because it is able to provide images of tissues and organs inside the body. We are able to see the state in which those tissues and organs are and we are able to make diagnosis that help us to provide appropriate treatment for the patients.
"Earlier generations CT scanners are of course far better in terms of diagnostic capability than the x-ray because they provide clearer definitions than the x-ray but moving to a 128-slice CT scanner, in fact, that it is in terms of where current knowledge is, with regards to ability to get clearer images of tissues and organs that are internal to the body and therefore we are able to make better diagnosis. A further advantage of the 128-CT scanner is its speed with which it works and that means it is able to capture parts of the body that are in motion.
"So the Aquillon CT scanner is a very fast machine, able to pick items in motion and that advantage enables us now to study even the heart as it is beating and as it is pumping out blood, so we are able to study the arteries, the veins as the blood flow through them, so if there is a thin blockage or a blockage is developing, the scanner is able to pick it."
"So in coronary heart disease for instance, the scanner is a vast advantage over other imaging devices because we are able to pick them up early and we can then advise that patient on dietary changes or whatever changes that are necessary and if you have the capability, you can actually combine it with what we called interventional cardiology.
"You can remove small plague or small particles that are already forming on the way. It is just simply by introducing a catheter, you guide the catheter under the imaging device and go to where you want to go and remove what you want to remove, without opening the chest. The CT scanner can be combined to some extent with the interventional cardiology which we would introduce at a latter point. At this point because we just acquired the equipment, we will be using it largely for diagnostic methods to pick disease conditions and do that in a more precise manner."
Commenting about possible kidney transplant in Nigeria, LUTH Chief MD said that the procedure was possible at the hospital with just N3 million but the donor must be a relative of the patient.
"Maybe if you help us make that public, that all they need to do, is to bring a relative who is willing to donate kidneys to them and with N3 million, we work them up, carry out the transplant and follow them up" he stated.
Source: Linda Ikeji
LOP Launches Its Online Store, LOPONLINE.COM!!! – Win an IPAD Mini, Blackberry Playbook, Shopping Vouchers & Loads of Amazing Give-Aways in Its “Tweet & Win” Launch Contest.
Land of Plenty department store (LOP) popularly known for its combination of style, quality and value brings you an online version (www.loponline.com) of what has been Lagos' favourite store for over a decade.
LOP came into existence before the advent of the large shopping malls and social centres, revolutionized the retail shopping scene with its combination of style, quality and value which was hitherto unseen and has arguably remained unmatched till date.
Over the years, LOP has not just been a store but a 'must visit' location as many of their customers have strived to keep that LOP advantage of being one step ahead of friends and colleagues by being first with new trends.
Loponline.com has a wide selection of classy and authentic products for men, women and children ranging from fashion apparel to accessories, electronic gadgets to mobile phones, fragrances to sports gear, books to magazines, bed, bath to kitchen accessories, home entertainment (music and movies) to outdoor living and lots more.
According to the company, Loponline.com is a response to customers' requests of being able to shop conveniently from the comfort of their homes, mobile devices and electronic gadgets anywhere they are- home and abroad without having to visit the physical store which is located on Kofo Abayomi, Victoria Island, Lagos.
In celebrating the birth of its online store, Loponline is offering reasonable discounts on its wide range of products as well as an opportunity to win an Apple IPAD MINI, Blackberry playbook, a shopping voucher to the tune of N30,000 and other fabulous gift items in her "TWEET & WIN" contest.
To participate in this amazing contest, follow the following steps:
•Follow them on twitter www.twitter.com/lop_online
•Tweet why you like online shopping & why you therefore welcome a new entrant, loponline.com into the fold using the hashtag #loponline
•Shortlisted entries will be posted on their facebook page www.facebook.com/loponline & the tweeps with the highest number of facebook likes will win the prizes.
This contest closes on August 7th, 2013.
* Terms and conditions apply.
The store will be offering nationwide delivery across all cities and towns in Nigeria through the highly efficient and trusted courier outfit, DHL.
Loponline stocks top international brands including Versace, Nintendo,Nike, Rayban, Blackberry, Adidas, Sony, Indulgence, Timberland, Apple, Armani, Canon, Banana Republic, Timex, Dolce & Gabbana,True Religion, Gucci, Loake, Savile Row Company, Salvatore Ferragamo, Calvin Klein and Ralph Lauren just to mention but a few.
Feel free to connect with them and check out their exciting offers by visiting www.loponline.com , follow them on Twitter @lop_online and Like their Facebook Page www.Facebook.com/loponline
You can also call to order on: +234-704-2PLENTY (0704-275-3689) or +234 (01)-460-5333
Sunday, July 7, 2013
Of the 307 passengers, only two died. The victims have been identified as Chinese school girls, 16 year old Ye Mengyuan and Wang Linjia. Their bodies were found on the runway after the tail of the plane. The two girls were part of a group of 29 students and five teachers who were on a class trip to the US. They were all seated near the back of the plane when it crashed during landing.
180 people suffered various injuries, five people, including two children have been listed in critical condition.
Of the 307 passengers, 41 of the were Chinese, 77 were South Korean, 61 were Americans and 1 was Japanese.
In a bid to giving back to his numerous fans and music lovers across Nigeria, the young and promising rapper under the aegis of his CADILLY will be embarking on a tour across Nigerian campuses as well as major streets in Lagos. This tour kicks off with visits to the Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo & the Lagos State Polytechnic (LASPOTECH), Isolo between Tuesday, 2nd and Friday, 5th of July, 2013.
The street tour commences on Saturday, 13th July, 2013 with the Cadilly team touring streets in Festac Town, Ajah, Ajegunle, Somolu/Bariga and a host of other communities in Lasgidi.
This tour which will be supported by several Nigerian artistes, comedians and dance groups will also feature the 'Werè Freestyle Contest', a dance contest aimed at promoting his brand new street single 'Werè' which is presently rocking the Nigerian air waves. Participants in this contest stand a chance to win exciting prizes like mobile phones, customized t-shirts, CDs and loads more.
Feel free to connect with the budding star on Twitter @cjmamaflow @cadillybaby and like his fan page on facebook.com/cadillybaby.
You can also get to download his songs on www.cadilly.com/freebies and pictures at www.cadilly.com.