Thursday January 29th, 2015
Thursday January 29th, 2015
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Acute versus chronic pain

  /   in Health 12:48 am   /   Comments

back-pain

Pain is an uncomfortable feeling and/or an unpleasant sensation in the body. The presence of pain often is an indication that something is wrong. Pain can appear suddenly or can come about slowly.

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Hospitals advocate more awareness on glaucoma

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File photo: Surgeons at work

Worried about the rising incidence of blindness caused by glaucoma in Nigeria, eye experts at the Apollo Hospitals in collaboration with Diamond Helix Hospitals, Lagos, have advocated increased awareness and effective medical management to stem the disease.

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Free medical treatment for Ogijo residents

  /   in Health 9:00 pm   /   Comments

Patients at the LASUTH as doctors called off strike

To keep alive, the vision of late Dr. Marius Unchenna Ashibuogwu who died at the age of 28 shortly after his graduation from medical school, MUA foundation an organisation set up in his remembrance has provide free medical treatment for the residence of Ogijo in Ogun State.

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Shortage of medical personnel: Tougher times ahead for Nigerians (1)

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Hospital

This chronic health worker shortage that has prevailed in public hospitals over the years in Lagos and Nigeria as a whole has steadily gone from bad to worse.

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We are ready to call off strike if… JOHESU

  /   in Health 12:20 am   /   Comments

protest-JOHESU

We are asking that the Federal Government address needless deaths in its hospitals and put an end to this strike before the elections.— JOHESU

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Experts confident Nigeria will be certified polio-free by 2018

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“The last case of polio virus in Nigeria was reported in July 2014 and making it six months without the incidence of polio virus in Nigeria. What it means is that no child has been paralyse as a result of polio virus in Nigeria in six months”,—Tomori

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Marital bliss: Bring the magic back into the bedroom

  /   in Health 12:15 am   /   Comments

sex

Indeed, good sex doesn’t necessarily have to be about an orgasm. It can just be an emotionally fulfilling experience between partners. However, bedroom issues can make or break a marriage. Experts say every couple has the potential to have good sex if it is willing to put a little effort into it.

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We are ready to call off strike if… — JOHESU

  /   in Health 7:12 am   /   Comments

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Health workers under the aegis of the Joint Health Sectors Union, JOHESU, Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH branch, Wednesday staged a peaceful protest over what they described as government insensitivity to their demands even as they expressed willingness to call of the strike should the Federal Government release the much expected circular on their demands.

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Experts confident Nigeria will be certified polio-free by 2018

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Contrary to reports that Nigeria will by certified polio-free by 2015 Chairman Expert Review Committee, ERC, Mr. Oyewale Tomori has said Nigeria can only be certified polio free in 2018 if it does not record any new case of polio this year.

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Bird flu: Govt should reactivate animal component of national emergency response now — ENAHORO

  /   in Health 9:30 am   /   Comments

Enahoro

Dr. Gani Enahoro, is Vice President, African Veterinary Association, AVA. He is also the Immediate Past President, Nigerian Veterinary Medical Association, NVMA. Enahoro is currently Managing Director, GAN-ROVET ANIMAL .

In this chat with Chioma Obinna, he is optimistic that the latest outbreak of Bird flu will be effectively contained.

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Ghana joins list of guineaworm-free countries

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• Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter comfort ng 6-year-old Ruhama Issah at Savelugu (Ghana) Hospital as a Carter Centre technical assistant dresses Issah's extremely painful Guinea worm wound. In May 2010, Ghana reported its last case of Guinea worm disease and announced it had stopped disease transmission a year later.

The move toward a Guinea worm free world became more realisable last week as Ghana was officially certified by the World Health Organisation, WHO, as having eliminated the disease.

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Spurs (not the football team)

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I have seen a few patients in Lagos these last few weeks whose MRI scans show something called osteophytes. Someone, usually a fellow physician, has requested this investigation. A few times the report has already been discussed in detail with the patient. But the patient is not satisfied. He/she is concerned ……a tumour? A growth? cancer in the bone? The patient wants more explanation and answers. Osteophytes, otherwise known as “bone spurs” are none of these.

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Novel drug from Novo Nordisk halts Type2 diabetes

  /   in Health 12:00 am   /   Comments

In its bid to help over five million Nigerians with type 2 diabetes control their blood glucose levels, Novo Nordisk, a healthcare company that provide diabetes care has introduced an innovative product Victoza (liraglutide) for the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus in adults to achieve glycaemic control when diet and exercise is not enough.

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In 3 years, Igbobi has not achieved 100% bed occupancy

  /   in Health 8:56 pm   /   Comments

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DECADES after it was established as a military rehabilitation camp for returning World War 2 prisoners of war, the National Orthopaedic Hospital, Igbobi, NOHL, has undergone a metamorphosis to become the nation’s No.1 Federal health institution for trauma management.

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What you need to know about bird flu

  /   in Health 8:38 pm   /   Comments

How birds are slaughtered: Medical exprets say this procedure could create challeneges

THE H5N1 is a highly pathogenic avian (bird) flu virus that has caused serious outbreaks in domestic poultry. Highly pathogenic refers to the virus’s ability to produce disease

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When your sex life is boring

  /   in Health 12:10 am   /   Comments

Relationship

“MY wife and I are bored with our sex life. We love each other, but cannot seem to find the time or urge for sex again,”—Disgruntled Husband

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Look younger, live longer

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beauty

Have you observed how some people keep looking young and ageless despite their age? And there are other people who tend to look older than they really are. Ageing is natural, but looking aged isn’t essentially so.

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Countdown to guineaworm eradication begins

  /   in Health 12:04 am   /   Comments

carter

Countdown to Zero: Defeating Disease, a new exhibition about scientific and social innovations that are ridding the world of ancient afflictions, opens at the American Museum of Natural History in collaboration with The Carter Centre in New York City today even as a total of 126 Guinea worm cases were reported worldwide in 2014, from the remaining four endemic nations of Chad, Mali, Ethiopia and South Sudan.

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Research shows fast food lowers student test scores by 20%

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Eating out at fast food joints seems to be a way of life for most families, but one study has discovered a link between consumption of fast foods and a decline in testing ability among grade-school children. So detrimental are the changes in their body, say …

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Research shows optimistic people have healthier hearts

  /   in Health 5:56 pm   /   Comments

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PEOPLE who have upbeat outlooks on life have significantly better cardiovascular health, suggests a new study that examined associations between optimism and heart health in more than 5,100 adults.

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How nutrition, contraceptives affect reproductive health

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Home Remedies for Coughs

Nigerian medicinal plants Plants, in addition to providing the animal kingdom with food, fuel and shelter also synthesize a large variety of chemical substances. These substances include basic metabolites as well as secondary metabolites which includes; phenolic compounds such as alkaloids, glycosides,…

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We need continuity to sustain health policies — MINISTER

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Dr. Khaliru Alhassan

ONE of the biggest expectations of Nigerians from the health sector in 2015 is improved access to universal and improved quality health care as a fall out of the various policies launched by the Federal government over the years.

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Spurs (not the football team)

  /   in Health 12:08 am   /   Comments

Hospital

The term “bone spurs” is not really accurate. The word “spurs” implies that these bony growths are spurring or poking some part of the spinal anatomy and causing pain. They are actually…

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Countdown to guineaworm eradication begins

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HOSPITAL

“The number of cases of Guinea worm disease continued decreasing in 2014, bringing Guinea worm eradication closer to the finish line,…” — U.S. President Jimmy Carter

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Targeting HIV treatment goals through decentralisation, increased funding

  /   in Health 12:20 am   /   Comments

File photo: A rally to mark HIV/Aids Day.

The Federal Ministry of Health with support from the United States Agency for International Development is addressing the issue of Universal Access to Comprehensive HIV/AIDS Services in Nigeria through the decentralisation of HIV Treatment at the community level.

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Stop indiscriminate prescription of antibiotics, doctors warned

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*File name

Warning of a looming “disaster of antibiotics” if the current excessive use of the drugs is not curbed, Nobel laureate for Physiology, Dr John Robin Warren, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in 2005 for his discovery on the ‘bacterium Helicobacter pylori’ and its role in gastritis and peptic ulcer diseases, noted specifically that …

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WHO approves 2 Ebola vaccines …Trials begin Jan 2015

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The World Health Organisation says the two most advanced Ebola vaccines — one made by GlaxoSmithKline and the other licensed by Merck and NewLink appear safe and will soon be tested in healthy volunteers in West Africa.

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Poor reproductive, sexual health killing Africans enmasse — REPORT

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INCONTROVERTIBLE evidence that poor sexual and reproductive health practices and policies are killing Africans enmasse necessitating prompt government action, has been released.

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26% Nigerian men engage in sexual experimentation, says study

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Cartoon-Wrong

Despite widespread awareness about HIV/AIDs and other Sexually Transmitted Diseases, commercial sex trade in Nigeria is notorious for its growing market. Results of a study carried out in Lagos recently, revealed that 26% of men who patronize commercial sex workers do so to fulfill….

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New meningitis vaccine renews hope for African infants

  /   in Health 12:33 am   /   Comments

vaccine

Making the announcement last week, the Meningitis Vaccine Project, MVP —a partnership between the global health nonprofit PATH and WHO—and Serum Institute of India Ltd, manufacturer of the MenAfriVac vaccine, said the stage has been set for the elimination of menigitis within the continent’s epidemic belt.

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Indian hospital separates African twins joined at abdomen and chest

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Medical doctors at Apollo Children’s Hospital, Chennai, India, have successfully separated eight-and-a-half months old Thoraco Omphalopagus (the fusing of two bodies at the lower chest and abdomen) twins, Abriana and Adriana

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Scientists worry over paracetamol ‘skin rash’

  /   in Health 12:12 am   /   Comments

* In extreme cases of skin bleaching, the skin can become multi-coloured and marred with inflammation or scarring.

Just over a year after the National Pharmacovigilance Centre of the National Agency for Food Drugs Administration and Control, NAFDAC issued a public alert over the association of Paracetamol, a.k.a. Acetaminophen, with risk of a rare but serious skin reaction, the US Food and Drug Administration, FDA, has again warned about the potential hazard of the commonly used analgesic.

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