Bacteria containing cream is good for offensive armpit odour

Body odour, especially armpit odour, is a social menace in public places and has threatened marriages. Sometimes, the use of deodorants results in more offensive hybrid odour than the original odour. A research team from the department of Medical Laboratory Science at Nnamdi Azikiwe university led by Professor Kingsley Anukam has reported that the incorporation of lactobacilli in a body cream has been able to reduce offensive armpit odour in healthy volunteers. Lactobacilli is the type of bacteria you find in yoghurts. The outcome of this research was published in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology

The number of pregnancy related deaths has reduced in recent years but it is still an unmet health need. Anaemia is a major cause of complication during pregnancy and childbirth which sometimes result in the unfortunate death of the mother. A combined extracts of Alchornea cordifolia (Ubebe in Igbo; Ipan-esin in Yoruba; Bombana in Hausa), Pennisetum glaucum (pearl millet or gero in Hausa) and Sorghum bicolor (Guinea corn; soro in Igbo, Dawa in Hausa and Okababa in Yoruba) known as Mojeaga has been shown to be effective in battling anaemia(“low blood level”) in pregnant women. The researchers led by Prof Joseph Ikechebelu of the Department of obstetrics and gynaecology  of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, reported that Mojeaga when combined with iron therapy corrects anaemia faster that iron treatment alone. Other researchers involved the study were Dr George Eleje (the lead author) from the Department of Obstetrics and gynaecology, Nnamdi Azikiwe university and other researchers including those from Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, University of Nigeria, Enugu state University. This report was published on the 8th of May, 2023 in Plos One journal.

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