Friday April 18th, 2014
Friday April 18th, 2014
Latest

Malaria society, Church partner against malaria

  /   in Health 12:35 am   /   Comments

Mosquito

AS the world will next week mark this year’s World Malaria Day, experts have advised Nigerians to change their perception about malaria even as they maintained that the disease remains a major public problem in Nigeria.

Read More →
Latest

Confronting hypertensive heart diseases

  /   in Health   /   Comments

BLOOD-PRESSURE-test

HOw often do you check your blood pressure? Do you know that High Blood Pressure, HBP, could lead to what experts call Hypertensive heart disease? Beware! Hypertensive heart disease is the No. 1 cause of death associated with high blood pressure.

Read More →
Latest

‘Why people should donate blood voluntarily’

  /   in Health   /   Comments

*A voluntary blood donor. Experts say the average adult person suffers no adverse effect from donating a pint of blood which may save a life. Every donor is tested and certified fit before donation.

HEALTH professionals last week explained the rationale on why people should donate blood voluntarily

Read More →
Latest

Malaria society, Church partner against malaria

  /   in Health   /   Comments

Mosquito

AS the world will next week mark this year’s World Malaria Day, experts have advised Nigerians to change their perception about malaria even as they maintained that the disease remains a major public problem in Nigeria. Meanwhile, Malaria Society of Nigeria, MSN, and the Methodist Church of Nigeria, Lagos Archdiocese,recently conducted free malaria, hypertension and diabetes tests for residents of Agege area of Lagos.

Read More →
Latest

Global Fund tasks FG over increasing cases of untreated MDR-TB

  /   in Health 12:01 am   /   Comments

Health Minister, Onyebuchi Chukwu

The Global Fund, a key partner in the National Tbberculosis and Leprosy Control Programme, NTBLCP, has raised alarm over the increasing cases of untreated Multiple Drugs Resistance – Tuberculosis, MDR-TB, in Nigeria.

Read More →
Latest

Mother & Child: Why your baby should not receive any supplement or water

  /   in Health 12:19 am   /   Comments

breast-feeding

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.

Read More →
Latest

In Lagos, the indigent benefit from free healthcare

  /   in Health 12:45 am   /   Comments

Nigerians obtaining free healthcare services during a medical mission \exercise recently.

SaturdayMarch 29th 2014 will forever remain evergreen in the minds of hundreds of residents of Oshodi in Lagos Island area of Lagos State as they received free medical check-up, treatments and drugs from the Arise Women Congress of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, Lagos Province 4.

Read More →
Latest

The Good, the Bad, the Ugly (3)

  /   in Health   /   Comments

Last week, we looked at Articles 23 – 39 and concluded that Article 39 was an “ugly” disappointment because it did not address the availability of and access to pain medication in Nigeria.

Read More →
Latest

Nigerian women dying to give life

  /   in Health 12:56 am   /   Comments

maternal

“Women are not dying because of diseases we cannot treat rather they are dying because societies are yet to make the decision that their lives are worth saving.”

Read More →
Latest

Experts worry over painful female disorder

  /   in Health 12:57 am   /   Comments

Health Minister, Onyebuchi Chukwu

Medical experts have raised alarm over increasing cases of a hazardous health condition known as Endometriosis in women whichcauses unbearable pain during the menstrual cycle of women but is wrongly diagnosed by most doctors.

Read More →
Latest

UNIC, DSFN celebrate children with Down Syndrome

  /   in Health   /   Comments

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

The premises of the United Nations Information Centre, UNIC, was agog recently when the centre in collaboration with Down Syndrome Foundation of Nigeria, DSFN and other organizations hosted children living with disease.

Read More →
Latest

Much ado about Ebola

  /   in Health 12:03 am   /   Comments

Since the latest outbreak of Ebola Haemorrhagic Fever in Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia and the threats in neighbouring West African countries, people have stopped sharing personal items such as towels, toothbrushes, cups, cutlery and hankies.

Read More →
Latest

Centre, bank seek govt support for Cerebral Palsy patients

  /   in Health 12:34 am   /   Comments

palsy

With one in 100 live births coming down with Cerebral Palsy, CP, stakeholders have stressed the need for government at all levels to pay more attention to children with CP, lamenting the sufferings face by families with such children.

Read More →
Latest

Eating 7 portions of fruit, vegetable daily can prolong live – Research

  /   in Health 5:17 pm   /   Comments

File photo: Fruits and veggies

Eating at least seven portions of fruit and vegetables every day is healthier than the publicised “five a day” and will make people live longer, according to a new research finding.

Read More →
Latest

Environment, set back in war against malaria

  /   in Health 12:12 am   /   Comments

mosquitoes

FOr over a decade, Emmanuel and Ruth Odigie and their four children reside in a rented two-room apartment in Ajegunle area of Lagos. Year in, year out, the poverty-striken family have had their share of tales of woe. Come rain, come shine, they are forced to cope with challenges of living in an unhealthy environment.

Read More →
Latest

Give Universal Health Coverage priority, Elebute tells FG

  /   in Health   /   Comments

Health Minister, Onyebuchi Chukwu

President Goodluck Jonathan has been urged to prioritise the recently launched Universal Health Coverage in the country

Read More →
Latest

Embrace group partnership, Iroko tells private sector

  /   in Health   /   Comments

COexistence and group practice within the private sector have been identified as essential factors to close some of the observed heath care gaps and guarantee advancement of the nation’s health care industry.

Read More →
Latest

LUTH seeks relatives of accident victim

  /   in Health 10:21 pm   /   Comments

maureen-ACCIDENT

Management of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH, Idi Araba, Lagos is calling on relatives of a dark complexioned, 26 year old female road traffic accident victim, Maureen Okwudili who is being managed for mild traumatic brain injury at the institution’s Accident & Emergency Department.

Read More →
Latest

It’s the menopause, not the end

  /   in Health 1:24 am   /   Comments

menopause1

Even as a woman,Oluwatope has always had very little knowledge about the biological make up of a woman. She knew absolutely nothing about the menarche and puberty and even less about menstrual periods until as a 12–year-old, she woke up one morning and saw blood stains on her night dress and bed sheets. “I didn’t know what happened but I was really scared when I saw the blood.

Read More →
Latest

Malaria and pregnancy, a dangerous twist

  /   in Health   /   Comments

pregnant woman

“What if I get malaria while I am pregnant?” She asked. Don’t direct your thoughts in that direction, I answered. Actually, pregnancy makes you susceptible to malaria. Studies have suggested that if you get malaria while you are pregnant, your immunity level decreases.

Read More →
Latest

Managed Healthcare Pay your contribution now and get covered in retirement

  /   in Health   /   Comments

Nigeria-map

Last year, President Goodluck Jonathan mandated the National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS, to achieve coverage for 30 percent of Nigerians by 2015. But, in-house, the Executive Secretary and Chief Executive Officer of the NHIS, Dr. Martins Oluwafemi Thomas decided to stretch the mandate to 40 percent through which, at least 70.8 million Nigerians will be reached. He speaks on the mandate and a host o frelated issues

Read More →
Latest

‘Autism: Air polution risk in pregnancy’

  /   in Health 12:55 am   /   Comments

pregnant woman

Experts have identified exposure to air pollution during pregnancy as one of the major causes of Autism Spectrum Disorder, ASD.

Read More →
Latest

Catholic Church campaigns against abortion, contraception

  /   in Health   /   Comments

The Knights of Saint Mulumba,KSM, of the Catholic Church, Lagos took to the streets last week to campaign against what they described as the evil of abortion and use of contraception. made known to the world that the child in the womb is a human being from the moment of conception.

Read More →
Latest

Reddington bags NHEA Private Healthcare award

  /   in Health   /   Comments

Nigerian health sector last week received a boost with the introduction of Nigerian Healthcare Excellence Award, NHEA. The award, which has been adjudged as a competitive development honoured Reddington Hospital, Lagos as best private healthcare provider of the year award.

Read More →
Latest

Corps members hold free health checks for Police tomorrow

  /   in Health 1:23 am   /   Comments

*NYSC members

Medical doctors of the Nigeria Youth Service Corp, NYSC, are organising an HIV/AIDS and Health Awareness programme tomorrow, Friday March 28, 2014, for members of the Nigeria Police, as part of their Community Development Service, CDS, The event includes a HIV/AIDS Awareness seminar and Free Medical Check-Up specifically for Police staff members at the Ifo Police Station, Ogun state on Friday.

Read More →
Latest

Why children should brush twice daily

  /   in Health   /   Comments

Students Of Different Schools Across Lagos State Brushing their Teeth .At The Lagos World Record Breaking Teeth Brushing Challenge Held at Teslim Balogun Stadium Lagos.PHOTO BY AKEEM SALAU.

THIS is the way we brush our teeth, brush our teeth, brush our teeth, this is the way we brush our teeth, early in the morning.”

Read More →
Latest

Experts warn over Nigerian ‘viagra’ drink

  /   in Health 5:10 pm   /   Comments

viagra-drinks

Nike Ajibade and three of her colleagues sit on a Lagos pavement with small plastic bottles of liquids tucked inside weather-beaten plastic buckets.

Read More →
Latest

The Good, the Bad, the Ugly (1)

  /   in Health   /   Comments

Nigerians and its health care professionals in particular, received a Valentine season present from the National Assembly on Feb. 19th. 2014. The senate passed the National Health bill, aka SB 215, after its 3rd reading. It had received its first reading on October 2nd 2012 and the second on December 12th 2012. The Articles of the Bill are divided into 7 Parts:

Read More →
Latest

Smoking predominant among Nigerians, 18 to 40 – survey

  /   in Health 10:13 pm   /   Comments

Cigerette-Smoking

Nigeria’s leading survey and opinion polling firm, NOIPolls Ltd, says tobacco smoking has become highly predominant among Nigerians between the ages of 18 years and 40 years.

Read More →
Latest

TB: Access to treatment still elusive

  /   in Health   /   Comments

Hospital

THOMPSON Cole, 33, may be counted among the missing three million people that do not have access to Tuberculosis treatment. Born and raised in a small village, poor health and poverty prevented him from accessing health care.

Read More →
Latest

Optometrists make case for children with low vision

  /   in Health   /   Comments

african-child

NIgerian Optometrists have called for comprehensive evaluation of children with visual impairment starting from birth with a view to nip in the bud avoidable blindness among Nigerian children.

Read More →
Latest

Oral health: Why children should brush twice daily

  /   in Health   /   Comments

White-teeth

THIS is the way we brush our teeth,brush our teeth, brush our teeth, this is the way we brush our teeth, early in the morning.”

Read More →