Monday September 22nd, 2014
Monday September 22nd, 2014
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What causes lower back pain?

  /   in Health 12:15 am   /   Comments

back-pain

The Americans have a saying : “I’ve got your back”. This usually refers to an assurance that you are protected , covered or shielded from some negative effect yet unseen. When it comes to back pain, you actually “have your back” yourself!

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African technologists write Nigeria on Ebola

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A file photo taken on June 28, 2014 shows a member of Doctors Without Borders (MSF) putting on protective gear at the isolation ward of the Donka Hospital in Conakry, where people infected with the Ebola virus are being treated. Guinea announced on August 9, 2014 it was closing its land borders with Liberia, Sierra Leone over Ebola fears.    AFP PHOTO

Nigeria and indeed all African nations have been put to task on three possible ways technology can be used to stamp out the dreaded Ebola disease currently ravaging the people and economies of the continent.

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Why women prefer male condom

  /   in Health 7:12 pm   /   Comments

*Used correctly and consistently, female condoms are 95 percent effective. They help to protect against pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections.

As the world marked the third annual Global Female Condom Day on September 16, 2014, more facts emerged as to why the female condom is yet to gain popularity comparable to the long existing male condom.

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FG to introduce pneumococcal vaccine in October

  /   in Health 7:03 pm   /   Comments

The National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA), on Monday, said the Federal Government would introduce Pneumococcal vaccine in October for children against pneumonia.

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Expert worries over proliferation of unsafe drinking water

  /   in Health 12:19 am   /   Comments

Nigerian woman fetch water from a local pond, which is  a source of drinking water making her susceptible to Guinea worm larvae infestation. Photo by E. Staub, courtesy of the CDC and The Carter Center.

The Principal Consultant, Emani Global Network Limited, Emmanuel Osiegbu has raised concern over the proliferation of unsafe drinking water in the country.

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Church, hospitals partner against EVD

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

Recognising the threat of the Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, High Life Church in partnership with the Etiosa Zone of the Association of General and Private Medical Practitioners of Nigeria, AGPMPN, to donate 30 Infectious Disease Control, IDC, Kits and 30 non-contact thermometers for use in the early detection of the disease in the zone

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Corper doctor gives Agbado Health Centre new look

  /   in Health 8:43 pm   /   Comments

•Agbado Health Centre, Ifo LGA, Ogun State.

A Corper doctor, Dr. Anuri Emeh, has given the premises of the Agbado Health Centre, in Ifo local government, Ogun state, a brand new look.

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Ebola: Experts task scientists on research findings

  /   in Health 12:21 am   /   Comments

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As the Federal Government continued to battle with the outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease in the country, medical have urged Nigerian scientists to publicise their findings for the good of the populace and for national development

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It is unwise to unveil Ebola survivors publicly

  /   in Health 12:34 am   /   Comments

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IN the wake of the outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, in Nigeria, numerous experts on the local and international scene have commented on the immediate and long-term implications of the outbreak in the country.

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Nigeria: Population explosion looms except… — Expert

  /   in Health 12:19 am   /   Comments

Statistics by experts show that by2040, Nigeria’s population growth would have quadruplewithout commensurate amenities and employment to sustain it

An expert in population issues has warned of dire consequences of uncontrollable population explosion in Nigeria, saying that if not checked, it will create more problems than expected in future.

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Veg diet boosts your immune system (2)

  /   in Health, Veggie Victory 1:04 am   /   Comments

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The bottom line: To boost your immune system, try a low-fat vegetarian diet accompanied by regular physical activity. Vegetables, fruits, beans, and grains contain nutrients and phytochemicals to strengthen the immune system. Fiber, which is readily available in plant foods, helps your body flush out toxins.The omega 3 fatty acids, found in flax oil, act as immune boosters by increasing the activity of phagocytes, the white blood cells that eat up bacteria. Use flax oil as your base for vinaigrettes, drizzle it on top of vegetables, stir it into oatmeal, or whir it in your smoothies.Foods to boost your immune system:

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Veg diet boosts your immune system

  /   in Health, Veggie Victory 8:14 pm   /   Comments

The better our immune system works, the better for us. Our body is designed to fight off diseases and infections caused by viruses and bacteria. Our immune system does not even surrender to cancer – and also not Ebola as written at this column space last week.

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How Ebola-infected patients are ‘cured’

  /   in Health 8:00 am   /   Comments

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

Medical Director of Specialised Infectious Disease unit at the Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Dr.Bruce Ribner has stated that, in general, patients who have recovered from Ebola virus infection have developed a very robust immunity to the virus.

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Cathem: End in sight for blindness diseases in Nigeria

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river-blind

No thanks to the fact that it is a problem which encompasses several degrees of impaired sight, ranging from the simple impairments of sight, to a total lack of sight, is currently plaguing the Nigerian population.

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Scientists ‘hunt’ malaria with magnets

  /   in Health 8:56 pm   /   Comments

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A research team from the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology, SMART, has devised a way to use magnetic resonance relaxometry,MRR, a close cousin of magnetic resonance imaging, MRI, to detect a parasitic waste product in the blood of malaria- infected patients.

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Infant seeks N2.4m for corrective heart surgery

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Emmanuel Mekwunye

The prayer of every couple is the blessing of the fruit of the womb. When this prayer was answered for the family of Henry and Oluchi Mekwunye, and Master Emmanuel was born, little did anyone realise that he came with a health challenge.

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Eve’s Desire tackles low libido in women

  /   in Health 8:35 pm   /   Comments

From left: Managing Director, Sylken Limited, Mr. Uche Nwana; Chairman, Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, PSN, Lagos State Branch, Mr. Gbenga Olubowale; Marketing Manager, Sylken Ltd., Mrs. Maryjoe Ihejirika and Registrar, Pharmacists Council of Nigeria, PCN, Mr. Elijah Mohammed, at the presentation of Adam's and Eve's Desire in Lagos.

DATA from research suggests that 43 percent of women and 31 percent of men report some degree of sexual dysfunction yet it is a topic many people especially women are hesitant or embarrassed to discuss

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Woman gives birth to quintuplets at NAUTH, Nnewi

  /   in Health 1:54 am   /   Comments

Chiamaka-Ezeudenyi

THE industrial town of Nnewi in Nnewi North Local Government Area of Anambra State recently played host to an uncommon occurrence but a pleasant surprise.

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Resident doctors fail to resume work in Lagos

  /   in Health 9:05 am   /   Comments

Five days after the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) suspended its strike, resident doctors in the Federal Government-owned hospitals in Lagos State have yet to resume work.

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Veg diet versus Ebola and other zoonotic diseases

  /   in Health, Veggie Victory 12:50 am   /   Comments

Wondering what ‘zoonotic disease’ means? If you think of zoo then you are pretty close. Yes: animals! More precisely, diseases we human can catch from animals. Zoonotic diseases are common and can be caused by viruses, bacteria, fungus, parasites and other agents, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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Ebola: Deadly, cowardly and stupid

  /   in Health 12:38 am   /   Comments

Cartoon-ebola

While the eye of the hurricane of Ebola still sits on a cluster of small countries in far West Africa, its wind shears has now engulfed our nation, Nigeria.

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Tackling low libido in women with Eve’s Desire

  /   in Health 10:02 pm   /   Comments

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DATA from research suggests that 43 percent of women and 31 percent of men report some degree of sexual dysfunction yet it is a topic many people especially women are hesitant or embarrassed to discuss.

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Scientist invents ‘robot’ that kills Ebola virus

  /   in Health, News   /   Comments

TRU-Ebola

RECENTLY, in effort to eliminate Ebola at the source, through use of innovative disinfection technology, two “germ-killing robots” were deployed from the US to the JFK Hospital and ELWA Hospital both in Monrovia, Republic of Liberia, both hotspots of the Ebola disease outbreak.

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NHIS set to take community health insurance to 36 states — Thomas

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Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS, Dr. ‘Femi Thomas says the Scheme is set to launch Community Based Health Insurance Programme, CBHIP, in at least three LGAs of each state of the Federation by the end of the year.

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Stakeholders advocate better care for the elderly

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In the effort towards better care and health for the elderly, the Federal Institute of Industrial Research, FIIRO, Oshodi, in collaboration with Dave Omokaro Foundation, DOF, teamed-up with stakeholders to assess the welfare of the elderly and commenced review of policies that would advance their health and well-being into old age.

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Good bras do bad things

  /   in Health 12:22 am   /   Comments

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Surgeons found women are more likely to suffer regular breast pain, which has been linked to breast cancer. Across the world, breast cancer is a problem only in cultures where women wear bras. There is already international evidence that cultures where women do not wear bras are free of breast cancer.

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Bitter kola, not a cure for Ebola virus – Iwu

  /   in Health 10:42 am   /   Comments

Prof Maurice Iwu

IN recent times, former Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Prof. Maurice Iwu, has been in the news over his acclaimed research of a potential cure for the Ebola virus in a drug synthesised from Garcinia (bitter kola).

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Lagos State Govt’s response to Ebola

  /   in Health 12:08 am   /   Comments

Ebola-Fashola1

I am writing these words as I watch what is probably the highest concentration of Europeans in the UK….at the exit/entrance point of the Eurostar train at St Pancras Station, London. I am surrounded by recognisable Spanish, Italian, French and German dialects and a few unknown ones, probably Polish and Romanischte. No, I am not

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Why your baby should not receive any supplement or water

  /   in Health 12:05 am   /   Comments

breast-feeding

How do you expect me to feed my baby with breast milk alone? Will she cope all through the six months period? She asked. Mmmm, my sister breast milk is enough for your baby during those periods.

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Ebola: WBFA stresses importance of stronger health systems

  /   in Ebola Outbreak, Health, News 12:59 am   /   Comments

A file photo taken on June 28, 2014 shows a member of Doctors Without Borders (MSF) putting on protective gear at the isolation ward of the Donka Hospital in Conakry, where people infected with the Ebola virus are being treated. Guinea announced on August 9, 2014 it was closing its land borders with Liberia, Sierra Leone over Ebola fears.    AFP PHOTO

The Wellbeing Foundation Africa, WBFA, has noted that the current Ebola outbreak in the intersection of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, does not come at much surprise, when one considers that Liberia and Sierra Leone have the worst doctor-patient ratios in West Africa.

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We need breastmilk banks, says Ogundimu

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Breast feeding mothers.

In a bid to reduce the infant mortality rate in the country and give hope to babies whose mothers were not opportuned to breastfeed, Project Coordinator of ColostrumInternational, Dr. Bunmi Ogundimu has advocated for establishment of breast milk banks across the country. The initiative which she described as a way of identifying with nursing mothers who are passing through some challenges that have denied them opportunity to breastfeed their baby.

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French drugmaker delivers first semi-synthetic malaria drugs to Nigeria, others

  /   in Health 10:22 pm   /   Comments

French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi announced Tuesday the delivery of the first anti-malaria drugs using a semi-synthetic version of their key ingredient to millions of patients in Africa.

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