Saturday October 25th, 2014
Saturday October 25th, 2014
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Innovative device checks newborn mortality

  /   in Health 12:09 am   /   Comments

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TOWARDS addressing the high rates of preventable neonatal or newborn mortality rates in Nigeria, and the rest of Africa, the prototype of an innovative power-independent clinical device that monitors the heartbeat of a foetus while a woman is in labour has been unveiled.

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Ebola: Experts call for sustained surveillance

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HEALTH PERSONNEL IN PROTECTIVE  KITS AT THE NATIONAL HOSPITAL IN ABUJA ON TUESDAY (12/8/14).

As the World Health Organisation, WHO, Monday declared Nigeria Ebola free, experts have warned Nigerians to maintain steady surveillance with a view to nip in the bud possible reoccurrence of the deadly virus even as it urged Federal Government to build a formidable emergency response service to address public health issues.

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Sanofi restates commitment to wellness in Nigeria

  /   in Health 12:00 am   /   Comments

To sustain the tempo of its Corporate Social Responsibility, CSR, initiatives in Nigeria, Sanofi has renewed its avowed commitment to the wellness of the country’s citizens, in line with the company’s corporate strategy focusing on the patient access to healthcare and safety.

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Ebola: Experts call for sustained surveillance

  /   in Ebola Outbreak, Health 12:11 am   /   Comments

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As the World Health Organisation, WHO, Monday declared Nigeria Ebola free, experts have warned Nigerians to maintain steady surveillance with a view to nip in the bud possible reoccurrence of the deadly virus even as it urged Federal Government to build a formidable emergency response service to address public health issues.

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Runaway girl finds herself at LUTH

  /   in Health 9:04 pm   /   Comments

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The Management of the Lagos Univeristy teaching Hospital, LUTH, has alerted the public over an unknown patient in its custody.

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How Nigeria defeated Ebola

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HEALTH PERSONNEL IN PROTECTIVE  KITS AT THE NATIONAL HOSPITAL IN ABUJA ON TUESDAY (12/8/14).

Ninety three days after the American Liberia Patrick Sawyer imported the Ebola Virus Disease, EVD into Nigeria, the nation is officially Ebola-free.

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Down Syndrome Foundation focuses on awareness

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*Children living with Down Syndrome last week during the activies to herald the maiden World Down Syndrome Day in Nigeria.

Down Syndrome Foundation Nigeria,DSFN, begins its 2014 awareness week with a focus on advocacy, awareness, fund raising, and celebrating uniqueness of people with Down Syndrome in Nigeria and the world at large.

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Churches, agencies formulate response to Ebola outbreak

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A seller of bananas walks past a slogan painted on a wall reading "Ebola" in Monrovia on August 31, 2014. Liberia on August 30, 2014 said it would deny permission for any crew to disembark from ships at the country's four seaports until the Ebola epidemic ravaging west Africa was under control. AFP PHOTO

To respond to the Ebola Virus crisis in West Africa, which has taken more almost 4,500 lives, the World Council of Churches, WCC, brought to the table representatives of Christian aid organisations and United Nations’ agencies to learn from each other and up their efforts.

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Elimination of mother-to-child HIV transmission is crucial to the MDGs — IDOKO

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The lawyer carrying the baby and her friend

The National Agency for the Control of AIDS, NACA, has described the upcoming launch of National Plan for the country’s Elimination of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV, eMTCT, initiative as being in line with the Global Plan towards the elimination of new HIV infections among children by 2015 and keeping their mothers alive.

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Breast cancer: Early screening saves lives, women told

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File Photo: Breast examination

Cancer is bad news everywhere but not a death sentence. This is evident in the case of Mrs Agnes Ola, who in 1983 as a nursing mother noticed a lump in her left breast which later metamorphosed in 2009 to cancer of the breast.

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ACPN calls for good hygienic practices to keep diseases at bay

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AS the World Health Organisation declared Nigeria an Ebola free nation, Community Pharmacists have called for good hygiene practices with an appeal to managers of private and public schools to provide running water in order to sustain the campaign against the Ebola Virus Disease, EVD and other infectious diseases.

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Nigerians prefer to spend money on expensive phones, cars than check-up

  /   in Health 9:00 am   /   Comments

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A medical doctor, Dr Dayo Ojo, on Saturday in Lagos urged Nigerians to always check their health status against any ailment.

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Heart health: Beware of animal fat, Nigerians warned

  /   in Health 4:46 pm   /   Comments

Unhealthy foods, notably animal fat, alcohol, high salt intake and inactive lifestyle took centrestage on this year’s World Heart Day, organised by the Nigeria Heart Foundation NHF, in Lagos.

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We are neglected, women living with HIV cry out

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Lucy

They wore long faces, their cries and lamentations loud and clear. With a common voice, they stated their case, telling stories of woe and anguish. As Persons Living With HIV/AIDS, PLWHA, they share a common destiny but with a common hope. They were united in their situation, bordering on what they termed negligence by the government, leading to inadequate welfare and poor outlook to life.

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Why your baby should not receive any supplement or water

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Promotes recovery of the sick child Breastfeeding provides a nutritious, easily digestible food when a sick child loses his or her appetite for other foods. Continued breastfeeding during diarrhea reduces dehydration, the severity and duration of diarrhoea, and the risk of malnutrition. Provides total food security: Breastmilk is a hygienic source of food with the

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‘Nigerian health sector needs public, private sectors’ collaboration’

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Managing Director, Premium Health, Ladi Okubuoyejo, at the 9th annual general meeting in Lagos said, for health sector to achieve desired results and receive more strengthening in the country, there is a need for public and private collaboration.

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Lagos tackles mother-to-child HIV transmission

  /   in Health 7:43 pm   /   Comments

*Mother and child

WORRIED by the high rate of Mother-to-child Transmission of HIV, MTCT, and overall high maternal death rate in the state, the Lagos state government has put together a renewed campaign to accelerate the Prevention of Mother-to-child Transmission of HIV, PMTCT, towards reducing maternal death in the state.

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Leave our jobs alone, AGPMPN tells teaching hospitals

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MEMBERS of the Association of General and Private Medical Practitioners of Nigeria, AGPMPN, Lagos State Branch, have urged University Teaching Hospitals across the Federation to steer clear of rendering primary health care services.

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Man, too much alcohol may harm your fertility

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It shouldn’t be surprising that alcohol and fertility don’t mix. As a young man, the more alcohol you drink, the lower your sperm count and the poorer your sperm quality are likely to be. Excessive alcohol intake is generally bad for health, particularly reproductive health.

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Experts launch campaign against tooth decay, cavities

  /   in Health 8:14 pm   /   Comments

White-teeth

In the bid to stop the menace of cavities and tooth decay in the country, leaders in dentistry and public health recently launched a national campaign in Abuja.

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Mind your language

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File photo: Surgeons at work

The title of this article reminds me of a TV sitcom in the Eighties where a Spanish guy, in a UK class of multinationals, was asked to give an example of a “metaphor”.

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Maternal mortality: WARDC urges political will

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The Executive Director, Women Advocates Research and Documentation Center, WARDC, Dr Abiola Akiyode-Afolabi, has urged Government at all levels to deploy resources in addressing maternal mortality and morbidity in the country.

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Lagos seeks support for people with mental disorders

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Fashola

In line with its resolve to reduce the burden of mental illness in the state, the Lagos State Government has called for care and practical support for people living with with mental disorders.

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PSN targets best practices as 87th conference holds

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In its quest to raise the standard of pharmacy practice to meet the expectations of Nigerians and in line with global best practices, the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, PSN, is set to hold its 87th annual national conference with a symposium designed to put into consideration how transformation could cut across various dimensions of pharmacy practice.

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Maternal mortality: WARDC urges political will

  /   in Health 12:26 am   /   Comments

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The Executive Director, Women Advocates Research and Documentation Center, WARDC, Dr Abiola Akiyode-Afolabi, has urged Government at all levels to deploy resources in addressing maternal mortality and morbidity in the country.

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Controversy as ‘lethal injections kill three -month-old baby’

  /   in Health 12:51 pm   /   Comments

File photo: Surgeons at work

By Favour Nnabugwu Some patients have limited understanding of medicine, so it is difficult, if not impossible, for a doctor to confirm that a patient has given adequately informed consent. It is almost self-evident that adherence to the doctrine of informed consent requires a doctor to disclose enough about the risks and benefits of proposed

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Rescuing private health care from imminent collapse

  /   in Health 12:15 am   /   Comments

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Today in Nigeria, the sorry state of the country’s health care system has left many Nigerians with the option of seeking medical treatment overseas. The reason is not far-fetched as majority of them have lost hope in the health care delivery of the country. The decision to go abroad is predicated on the conviction that, hospitals in the choice country are better equipped for accurate diagnosis and treatment.

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Rabies: NVMA calls for vaccination of dogs in Lagos

  /   in Health 1:44 am   /   Comments

rabies

In honour of Master James Musa and Miss Aishat Opakunle, two promising young Nigerians who recently lost their lives as a result of bites from a rabid dog, the Nigeria Veterinary Medical Association, NVMA, Lagos state chapter, recently commenced free vaccination of dogs and other household pets in Meiran area of the state under the Alimosho Local Government.

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Living with schizophrenia

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On the 10th of October, it will be World Mental Health Day. This is a day set aside by the World Health Organisation, WHO, for people all over the world to focus on the importance of Mental Health to human society, and to pay especial attention to the scourge represented by Mental Illness in all its varieties.

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Embrace community pharmacists’ home health care, Nigerians told

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Drug-HAWKING

Nigerians and consumers of medicines in the country have been admonished to embrace the ideals of the community pharmacist home health care initiative as a benefit package preferred by Home Care Pharmacists within the sector.

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Without regulation, IVF treatment is unsustainable

  /   in Health 1:56 am   /   Comments

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Infertility remains a source of social, mental and emotional distress and especially some Sub Saharan Africa where a high premise is placed on child-bearing. The treatment of infertility has advanced and a lot of hope has been brought to many families who hitherto might not have had any chance of child bearing with the advent of Assisted Reproductive Technology, ART.

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Chevron’s sprays Ondo houses against mosquito

  /   in Health 9:25 pm   /   Comments

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AS part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSP), oil giant, Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL), distributed drugs and insecticide treated mosquito nets to over 2,000 pregnant and nursing mothers in the oil rich communities in Ondo State

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