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FG to use BRISIN against corruption.



A data expert, Dr Anthony Uwa, said application of Basic Registry and Information System in Nigeria (BRISIN) would help Federal Government in the fight against corruption and other social vices.

Uwa told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja that BRISIN was about the generation of primary data across the country that would be applied to engender good governance and boost economic performance.

“Federal Government is screaming over corruption, that a lot of money has been stolen and more are still being stolen.

But, if BRISIN, which has been on the drawing board after it was approved by the Federal Government more than a decade ago, is implemented, the government does not need to scream,’’ he said.

BRISIN is an integrated system for the collection, storage and distribution of information to support the management of the economy.

Uwa said, “the operation of the programme would generate information on every individual, all activities and issues in the country and extension of these outside the country.

“The system will recover all the money stolen and job opportunities will abound. This is part of the work that BRISIN is supposed to do for Federal Government.’’

According to him, BRISIN is that foundation that gives the clear picture if the government wants to move the country forward.

Uwa, who is the National Coordinator of BRISIN, said that the project would allow every resident in Nigeria to state source of income.

“The system will make the government to know whatever you are earning and if you are a thief or armed robber, it will be clear.

“But, if you don’t have this data base or information system, it will be difficult to track the vices,’’ he said.

Uwa disclosed that a Technical/Implementation Committee had been inaugurated by the government to fast-track the implementation of the project.

He said that the Minister of Budget and National Planning had at the inauguration of the committee, admitted that without a system like BRISIN, it would be difficult to properly plan for the country.

BRISIN will give Nigeria credibility; it will tell Nigeria how rich the economy is.

“Today, we don’t know how rich we are; we don’t know who carries our money, who and what brings in our money and what the money is used for?

“So, the opportunity of making Nigeria a great nation will not be there if there is no BRISIN.

“This is what made other countries what they are today; that is why they are functioning well. Nigerians like going to America to deliver their babies because of the benefits. Why can’t we do that here?

“BRISIN carries a whole load of opportunities for health, education, development and employment, mostly,’’ the coordinator said.

When The Federal Government approved the implementation of the national central data project, it appointed Dermo Impex, an Italy-based Information and Communication Technology (ICT) company, to execute it.

Uwa, who is the representative of Dermo Impex in Nigeria, said no fewer than 9,822 servers would be installed in all the wards, local governments and states in the country as part of BRISIN implementation process.

He explained that the system would generate four major data – economic, social, demographic, and security.

“These are issues BRISIN has addressed in developed countries like America, Britain, Japan and Germany and we don’t have it here.

“ We need to have such system in Nigeria before we can move this country forward,’’ he said.

According to him, with the data system engendered by BRISIN in place, it will be easier for investors to come to Nigeria.

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Newly high-tech weapon tested in North Korea




North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has tested new ‘high-tech’ weapon in message to the US despite having an agreement with President Trump to denuclearized in the international summit, in June.

North Korea state media is yet to identify the kind of weapon that was launch.


source report says, the picture the state media released showed Mr Kim surrounded by officials but no weapon was seen present.


United State have reacted to the claim , adding that they are still hopeful with the promises made by president Trump and Chairman Kim will be fulfilled.


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Effects of Hot baths on inflammation, glucose metabolism



According to new research, a hot bath could have effects that extend way beyond mental relaxation. According to the authors, regular hot baths might reduce inflammation and improve metabolism.

Over recent years, hot baths, saunas, and other so-called passive heating therapies have received growing attention from scientists.

Scientists now believe they offer some potential benefits, including improved vascular function and sleep.

Because hot baths are low cost and unlikely to cause significant side effects, understanding any benefits that a hot bath might have could be a quick win for medical science.

Recently, researchers set out to understand whether hot bath immersion could have an impact on metabolic disorders, such as diabetes.

 Almost 20 years ago, a paper concluded that hot water immersion of individuals with type 2 diabetes enhanced insulin sensitivity. However, it is still unclear how this might occur.

In the most recent study, the researchers dug a little deeper into the mechanisms at work. They theorized that the influence of a hot bath over glucose metabolism might revolve around the inflammatory response.


Inflammation and insulin resistance

There is some evidence that chronic, low-level inflammation increases insulin resistance. In other words, inflammation reduces a cell’s ability to respond to insulin, potentially contributing to the development of diabetes.

Conversely, exercise has been shown to reduce inflammation and improve insulin sensitivity — meaning that the body has better control over glucose levels.

Although doctors often recommend exercise to reduce the risk of developing metabolic disorders, not everyone can exercise — perhaps due to health conditions or physical capacity. It is, therefore, essential to find alternative ways to improve insulin sensitivity for these people.

Exercise, as with other physical stressors, sparks a brief inflammatory response, followed by a more extended anti-inflammatory response. The researchers wanted to see if a different type of physical stressor — a hot bath — might have a similar effect on the immune system.

For this study, the researchers investigated the impact of a hot bath on overweight, mostly sedentary men. The findings were published recently in the Journal of Applied Physiology.


Hot bath intervention

Each participant immersed themselves in a water bath set at 102°F (39°C) for 1 hour. Scientists took blood just before and after the bath, and then 2 hours later.

Also, the researchers charted the participants’ blood pressure, body temperature, and heart rate every 15 minutes.

 Over the following 2 weeks, the participants had a further 10 hot water immersions.

The researchers found that a single hot water immersion caused a spike of interleukin — a marker of inflammation. Similarly, there was an increase in nitric oxide (NO) production.

The spike in NO is important because it causes blood vessels to relax, lowering blood pressure. NO also improves glucose intake into tissues, and scientists think it has anti-inflammatory properties.

As expected, the 2-week intervention saw a reduction in fasting blood sugar and inflammation. In the same way that exercise influences inflammation, the researchers saw an initial increase followed by a long-term decrease in inflammation.

The researchers also write that it “might have implications for improving metabolic health in populations unable to meet the current physical activity recommendations.”

It is important to note that the people who took part in the study did report some discomfort. This was either due to the length of time that they were required to stay in the bath or the high temperature. Future research might investigate whether shorter periods or lower temperatures might have similar benefits.

Of course, hot baths alone cannot treat metabolic disorders, but they may be a simple, cost-effective intervention that can run alongside other treatments.


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