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Weight plan that conquers obesity

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THERE are many ways to lose a lot of weight fast, however, they make people hungry and unsatisfied. If you don’t have the willpower, hunger will cause you to give up on these plans quickly. The fastest way to lose weight is as follows. First reduce your appetite significantly. Second, this will make you lose weight fast, without being hungry. Third, it will improve your metabolic health at the same time. But this is much easier said than done.

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Bridget’s mission to motherhood

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Bridget

AN encounter with Bridget Osho is a delightful experience. Wife, mother, entrepreneur, writer, and researcher all rolled into one, Bridget defines herself as “a woman on a mission to support women on their journeys to motherhood from pre-conception through the post natal period”. A holistic fertility therapist with a difference, Bridget is on a mission to stop women losing their pregnancies.

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Experts worry over use of ‘wrong’ water for lab tests

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SEMINAR: L-R; General Manager and CEO, Operations, Katchey Company Ltd, respectively,  Mrs. Kate lsa and Samuel Nwosu; Market Director, Merck Millipore Lab, Dr.Maurice Memmi; Director of Lab Services, SON, Mr. Louis Njoku and Country Rep, Merck  Pharma, Mr. Kingsley Udoakpan during a workshop on Lab Water Purification Technologies held recently in Lagos.

Stakeholders in the Nigerian laboratory industry have identified wrong use of water as a major factor militating against the quality and reliable laboratory analysis in the country. Speaking in Lagos at a workshop on Laboratory Water Purification Technologies by Merck Group and Katchey Company Ltd, they said use of the wrong type of water contaminates results of lab analyses.

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People will forget one day what polio looked like

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Dr. Sanjay Gupta

It’s a pretty remarkable milestone. When you think of polio, you think about the wild polio virus and the fact that it occurs naturally in an environment. Obviously, when vaccinating people and disinfecting them, you expect declining infection rate and when you go on for years, I think the significance is you are on your way to eradicating it.

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Ebola: Sawyer, Stella Adadevoh, one year after

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Patrick-Sawyer

One year and one month ago, Ebola came to Nigeria and the experience, for most Nigerians, was like embarking on a trip to Golgotha, the proverbial place of the skulls.

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Lifeline: What Use-by, Sell-by, Best-by dates mean

  /   in Health, News 12:21 am   /   Comments

Lifeline

When you purchase food items at your local store or supermarket, you may notice a printed “Sell by” date, ”Use by” date or ”Best Before” date on the packaging or item itself and wonder just what that date really means. Getting informed about the true ”Shelf Life” of most popular food items, reveals that most food is still edible after these printed expiration dates have passed.

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Just Female: Four P’s of breastfeeding

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Breast feeding mothers.

Breastfeeding could be one of the most demanding but exciting experiences of motherhood. But it is not an automatic response because several women are confused about when to start or exactly what to do.

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Expert links kidney diseases to untreated infections, others

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KIDNEYS: Water is one of the best free natural medicines that you can give your body.

As incidences of kidney related diseases continued to rise in the country, expert has linked the formation of the disease to untreated infectious, diabetes and hypertension, adding that early diagnosis and proper treatments of such conditions would prevent the disorder. The expert further explained that drinking three or more litres of water every day will help prevent kidney stone.

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‘Every drug is a potential poison’

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The word “poison” may evoke thoughts of murder and mayhem, but for centuries, healers and scientists have harnessed the power of natural poisons, toxins, and venoms, as medicine.

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Stakeholders drive digital awarness in pharmacy practice

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NIGERIAN pharmacists can ow enhance their skills and knowledge through an innovative, non-promotional and free online training programme tagged Scientific Course for Pharmacist Education, SCOPE.

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Reactivate Yaba vaccine lab now, health workers urge Buhari

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In the wake of the impending outbreak of meningitis epidemic in the country, the Joint Health Sector Union and Assembly of Healthcare Professionals, APHA, have called on President Mohammadu Buhari to urgently reactivate the defunct Vaccine Production Laboratories in Yaba, Lagos.

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Okowa decries delayed implementation of National Health Act

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Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa has said the delay in implementation of the National Health Act, NHA, was devastating, stating that, the absence of funding for primary healthcare system might have stalled the Act.

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‘Even men can breastfeed’

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breastfeeding-man

Do you know that the creation of mankind gives both men and women equal opportunity to play the role of breastfeeding? Are you a man? How have you been contributing to breastfeeding you children? Experts say even men can breastfeed a child.

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Ambode, governor with heart-of-gold for children, women

  /   in Health, News 12:40 pm   /   Comments

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode

Ambode approved the immediate rehabilitation and undisclosed provision of welfare assistance to Uche, who had earlier visited the state government Secretariat, Alausa, to narrate her ordeal to the media. Ambode had after publication of the story in the media, promptly approved the immediate rehabilitation and provision of welfare assistance to Uche. According to Uche, Ambode, through the deputy Governor, Mrs. Idiat Adebule, expressed deep concern over her plight and that of her children

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Four P’s of breastfeeding

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Breastfeeding mother

BREASTFEEDING could be one of the most demanding but exciting experiences of motherhood. But it is not an automatic response because several women are confused about when to start or exactly what to do. One such woman is 31-year-old Funmi who as a new mother is eager to breastfeed her son, but doesn’t really know how to start.Funmi is not alone.

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Why Lagos helicopter crash survivors were moved to St Nicholas Hospital

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Medical attendants,  Gbagada General Hospital moving survivors of the Bristow helicopter crash on a referral to St. Nicholas Hospital in Lagos on Thursday.

THE six survivors of Wednesday’s Bristow Helicopter crash are recuperating at St Nicholas Hospital, a private hospital on Lagos Island.

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Exclusive: Photos on Bristow helicopter crash survivors in Lagos

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Medical attendants, Gbagada General Hospital moving survivors of the Bristow helicopter crash on a referral to St. Nicholas Hospital in Lagos on Thursday. - See more at: http://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/08/exclusive-photos-of-bristow-helicopter-crash-survivors-in-lagos/#sthash.sDmaLGI9.dpuf

Exclusive: Photos of Bristow helicopter crash survivors in Lagos

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Buhari’s govt too young to experience doctors’ strike – AWUTE

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COMMISSIONING: L-R: Medical Director, National Orthopaedic Hospital Igbobi, Lagos, NOHIL, Dr Olurotimi Odunubi and  Permanent Secretary, FMOH, Mr. Linus Awute officially commissioning the newly built  Societe Internationale de Chirurgie Orthopédique et de Traumatologie,  SICO, Education Centre at the National Orthopaedic Hospital Igbobi, NOHIL, Lagos last week.

“As far I am concerned, it is the life of the patients that matter. So, sacking them from the hospitals, and going on strike, or remaining on strike perpetually for this number of months, is also a disservice to Nigerians,” he stated. On the SICOT centre, Awute said that the gains are enormous and said it would advance the practice, skill and knowledge in orthopaedics which he said, is a very critical service demand angle in the health system.

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Malnutrition: Nigeria’s silent crisis

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AT RISK OF MALNUTRITION: A mother and her infant.

From the findings, the percentage of children in Nigeria who are wasted, or too thin for their height, has steadily increased over the last decade, rising from 11 percent in 2003 to 18 percent in 2013. At least 1 million Nigerian children under the age of 5 are affected by Severe Acute Malnutrition, SAM, each year. The children have severely low weight for their height and are at risk of dying unless given urgent attention. About 4 out of 5 Nigerian children do not meet the World Health Organisation’s recommendation for exclusive breastfeeding during the first 6 months of life, while 70 percent of children ages 6 to 23 months are not receiving the minimum acceptable diet.

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‘For diabetic foot, prevention is better than cure’

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DIABETIC FOOT: A typical case of diabetic foot. On the right is Project Coordinator Diabetes Podiatry Initiative Nigeria/Medical Director, Rainbow Specialist Centre, Lagos, Dr. Afoke Isiavwe.

ARE you a diabetic patient, how well do you take care of your feet? Your doctor is likely to tell you that a diabetic foot ulcer is a pivotal event in the life of a person with diabetes and a marker of serious disease and co-morbidities. It is a fact that poorly managed diabetes could lead to amputation and without early and optimal intervention; the wound can rapidly deteriorate, leading to amputation of the affected limb.

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National Hospital Abuja live-tweets heart operation

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National Hospital Abuja Tuesday live-tweeted an operation to repair a hole in the heart of an eight-year-old girl.

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‘For diabetic foot, prevention is better than cure’

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diabetes

Are you a diabetic patient, how well do you take care of your feet? Your doctor is likely to tell you that a diabetic foot ulcer is a pivotal event in the life of a person with diabetes and a marker of serious disease and co-morbidity.

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Add years to your life, eat walnuts, groundnuts

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groundnut

The next time you come across a walnut hawker, buy a couple of wraps or more and eat. And whenver you are offerred some groundnuts, whether boiled or roasted, make sure you take some and eat.

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Now, you can have your own personal health advisory

  /   in Health, News 12:54 am   /   Comments

Dr. Victor Okeh

“We got him to a doctor he finally agreed to see. For two years previously, had not been able to lay down flat to sleep because of the type of heart disease he had. But two weeks in the hospital with this physician, he was able to lie down and sleep. He was told that he had three months to live but he eventually lived nine months of quality life.

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1000 to benefit from free cataract surgeries as Lions Club partners eye foundation

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Lion Patricia Udeme (2nd right) and other dignitaries at the event

As part of its project for the 2015/2016 calendar year, the Lions District 404A-1 has finalised plans to partner with an eye foundation to undertake one thousand cataract surgeries. This was revealed by the newly elected District Governor, 404A-1, Lion Patricia Udeme recently while speaking to newsmen in Lagos.

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How improper waste disposal damages health

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POOR REFUSE DISPOSAL: Heap of refuse  dumped in front of Community Primary School Orogwe, Owerri West Local Government Area of Imo State.

“apart from infectious diseases, improper disposal of refuse will also result to leachate and contamination of ground water and this can result in poisoning of bore holes.” He explains that leachate is the liquid that forms as water trickles through contaminated areas. It is a very harmful mixture of chemicals that may result in hazardous substances entering surface water, groundwater or soil.

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Heart disease: Unhealthy lifestyles put youth at risk

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junk food

Unhealthy lifestyles, consumption of junk foods and lack of exercise have been linked to the growing incidences of heart attacks and other heart related problems among young people.

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Intensive care: We can save Nigerians!

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doctor-3

Survival chances for many recent deaths in Nigeria would have been greatly improved had we been blessed with top notch intensive care services.

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New York’s largest Legionnaires outbreak kills seven

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New York’s largest recorded outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease has killed seven people and infected 86 others, as the city moved Tuesday to draw up new legislation to halt future outbreaks.

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Obesity: Why you might get fatter while eating less

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obese

Nigerians are consuming less calories, but obesity rates are going up. What could be responsible? Experts say calorie intake has reduced nationally over the years, but obesity rates are outpacing overweight rates in general. The problem seems to be that everyone is okay with consuming less, but doing less.

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Govt should offer more nursing scholarships – Cheryl Ukegbu

  /   in Health 12:43 am   /   Comments

“I believe a nurse can work in any health organisation, pharmaceutical company or a company with health needs because nurses are needed 24/7 and the possibilities are limitless; there is always an opportunity for employment.

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Heart disease: Unhealthy lifestyles put youth at risk

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heart disease

Unhealthy lifestyles, consumption of junk foods and lack of exercise have been linked to the growing incidences of heart attacks and other heart related problems among young people.

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