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    ‘Natural insecticide’ kills advanced prostate cancer cells – Medical News Today

    One of the hallmarks of advanced prostate cancer is a faulty PTEN tumor suppressor gene. Now, after screening compounds for their effect on cells lacking PTEN, scientists have discovered that a natural insecticide called deguelin can kill such cells by disrupting their energy supply...
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    Two common iron supplements may cause cancer – Medical News Today

    A new study finds that two iron compounds, which are used in supplements and food additives, raise levels of a cancer biomarker — even when consumed in low amounts. Certain iron supplements may raise the risk of colorectal cancer, a study shows. The new research comes from … Read more via...
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    Nigeria Faces a Crippling Population Boom – Council on Foreign Relations

    At a population conference in New York, Chairman of the National Population Commission (NPC) Eze Duruiheoma estimated that the current population of Nigeria is 198 million, and that the population living in urban areas has been growing 6.5 percent annually over the past fifty years. He …...
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    Wealthy, Not Poor Nigerians Stealing Electricity, NERC Claims – THISDAYLIVE

    The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has disclosed that wealthy Nigerians, and not poor members of the society, engage more in theft of electricity supplied to them by either tampering with their meters or connecting illegally to service points. NERC’s Commissioner for Finance …...
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    Collaboration aims to improve cancer care in Nigeria | News Center – News Center

    During a March visit to Nigeria, a group of Stanford physicians, including palliative care expert Karl Lorenz, MD, met a young woman with advanced breast cancer that had spread to her spine, leaving her partially paralyzed. Like 80 percent of cancer patients in the sub-Saharan African nation...
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    46% of Nigerians think senior govt officials behind extremist violence – Report – Premium...

    Some Nigerians think government officials at different levels in Nigeria give backing to extremist groups perpetuating violence attacks in the country, says a report by an international research group, Afrobarometer. According to the report, 46 per cent of Nigerians polled by the group think...
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