Sunday, April 29, 2018

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The Sabanci University is offering merit-based scholarships for MBA students including international applicants. Scholarships are available (without assistantship requirement) with partial.

The University of Leicester is inviting applications for Centenary Scholarship to new student starting a full time undergraduate campus-based course in September 2018. 


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Friday, April 27, 2018

Regular Exercise Can Reduce Risk for Depression

Regular exercise can reduce your risk of depression, no matter what your age or where you live, research suggests.
In a new study, an international team of researchers analyzed data from 49 studies that included nearly 267,000 people in North America, Europe and Oceania. The study participants did not have any mental illnesses and were followed for an average of more than seven years.
High levels of physical activity were associated with a lower risk of depression in all age groups during the follow-up, the investigators found. However, the new study was not designed to prove that exercise actually caused depression risk to drop.
"This is the first global meta-analysis to establish that engaging in physical activity is beneficial for protecting the general population from developing depression," said study author Felipe Barreto Schuch, a professor at Universidade La Salle in Brazil.
"The evidence is clear that people that are more active have a lesser risk of developing depression. We have looked at whether these effects happen at different age groups and across different continents, and the results are clear," he said.
"Regardless your age or where you live, physical activity can reduce the risk of having depression later in life," Barreto Schuch said in a Kings College London news release.
Study co-author Joseph Firth added that "the compelling evidence presented here provides an even stronger case for engaging all people in regular physical activity; through schools, workplaces, leisure programs and elsewhere, in order to reduce the risk of depression across the lifespan." Firth is a research fellow at NICM Health Research Institute at Western Sydney University, in Australia.
More research is needed to determine the minimum amount of exercise required to reduce the risk of depression, and which types and amounts of physical activity may be the most effective, the researchers said.
The study was published April 24 in the American Journal of Psychiatry.

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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Anti-Malaria: Eating 'Ogbono' Soup during Malaria Treatment is Helpful-Researchers Say

A Pharmacist has opened up on how eating Ogbono soup while administering an Anti-Malaria drug would improve the efficacy of the drug and the health of the individual. 

A Pharmacist, Dr Chukwuma Agubata, has said that taking Irvingia Fat from nuts of Irvingia Gabonensis Var Excelsa, known as ‘Ogbono’ soup has helped to improve the efficacy of anti-malarial drugs.
 Agubata, a researcher and lecturer in the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, made the assertion when he spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday in Lagos.
 He said that eating Ogbono soup while administering Artemether, an Anti-Malaria drug would improve the efficacy of the drug.
 He said that Ogbono would assist the drug to pass through all the barriers to get to its destination in the body and start working properly.
According to him, the finding came out of a research work entitled “Novel Lipid Microparticles for Effective Delivery of Artemether Anti-Malaria Drug Using a Locally-Sourced Irvingia Fat from Nuts of Irvingia Gabonensis Var Excelsa (Ogbono)."
“Malaria is an endemic disease and is a major cause of morbidity and mortality, and we also know that most malaria drugs are administered by mouth — the Artemether Anti-Malaria drugs.
“’But there is a major challenge which is the low water solubility of the drug which limits it dissolution and absorption into the blood stream; all this also affect the efficacy of the drug.
“’So, what we have done in this research is to improve the anti-malaria efficacy of Artemether drugs by formulating with Irvingia Fat (Ogbono) which is locally sourced so that there could be improved delivery and efficacy.
“In our research, we got a very good result and this shows that our local materials can actually improve the efficacy of some drugs that already exist,’’ he told NAN.
“The Ogbono was formulated as microparticles, where the fat from it was used to entrap the drug and it became a carrier for the drug to the bloodstream.
“So, if you take Ogbono soup while administering or taking Artemether, there should be an improvement as it will assist the drug to pass through all the barriers to get to its destination in the body and start working properly.’’
 Agubata called for support from the government and private organisations to take the research to the next level.
 “We intend to take this research to the next level with the support of corporate organisations and the government.
“We will be able to do local mobilisation and mass produce the locally sourced materials so that Nigerians will benefit.
“Going forward, there is hope in reducing the burden of malaria with this research,’’ he said.


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