Saturday November 1st, 2014
Saturday November 1st, 2014
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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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maternal

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

holyghostmothers

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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olugbile

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

ivf3-new

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

Mosquito

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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Slim with ease: How Nina lost 54 kg in 2 years

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Nina-before-and-after

Slim with Ease, a healthy weight loss plan has been inspired by theremarkable weight loss programme Nina Ndubuisi has been following, that has enabled her to lose over 54kg in less than two years.

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NIMR DG bags NANS Excellence Award

  /   in Health 12:42 am   /   Comments

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The Director-General of the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research, NIMR, Prof. Innocent Ujah yesterday bagged the 2014 Achiever per Excellence Award of the National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS.

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Cakes Go Healthy

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veggie

For many of us it is so difficult to follow a vegetarian lifestyle or simply eat healthier because the change seems to come with less fun in eating.

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At 54, still mixed blessings

  /   in Health 12:35 am   /   Comments

At 54, Nigeria has come of age as a mature sovereign nation. As the country marks another independence day today, stakeholder’s say the sector has witnessed some level of improvement especially in the area of polio which has been successfully reduced by 95 percent between 2013 and 2014.

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Announce Ebola cure and go to jail, FDA warns

  /   in Health 7:25 am   /   Comments

vaccine-Ebola

The very act of suggesting or announcing a potential cure for the dreaded Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, has become riskier than envisaged as claimants of such unverified and “unorthodox” cures now stand the risk of going to prison if threats by the American Food and Drug Administration, FDA, are anything to go by.

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Maternal, infant mortality: Mobile Midwife, Dial-a-Doctor to the rescue

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Baby-mother

As part of efforts to reduce infant and maternal mortality rates in Nigeria, communications services provider, Airtel Nigeria, has unveiled innovative mobile health services dubbed Mobile Midwife and Dial-a-Doctor.

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After 5 Agonising Years: How I became the mother of ‘test tube baby’— Francesca Onwudijo

  /   in Health 9:41 am   /   Comments

Julian-test-tube

COUPLES often face hard decisions when experiencing infertility and harder choices when going through fertility treatments, and yet if they are successful, they face many other decisions as well. Thirty six years ago, on July 25, 1978, Lesley and John Brown faced such decisions prior to successfully undergoing a complicated and at that time, relatively unknown assisted reproductive procedure known as In Vitro Fertilisation, IVF

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Mother & Child Immunisation, life saver!

  /   in Health 12:38 am   /   Comments

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My friend’s second son, Ikechukwu, was born healthy and full of life. Ike had his first immunsation at the 6th week. On the second shot, he started screaming right away and continued to cry.

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No basis for discrimination against Ebola survivors — Orhii

  /   in Health 1:18 am   /   Comments

Ebola Survivors: Gov. Babatunde Fashola of Lagos(4th left) with survivors of the Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, during a visit to the Governor in Lagos, yesterday. From Right: Dr. Adaora Igonoh, Dennis Akagha, Fashola, Dr. Ibeawuchi Morris, Dr. Fadipe Akinniyi and Dr. Enemuo Kelechi

AS commendations pour in for successful containment of the Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, by the Federal Government, Director General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, Dr Paul Orhii, has condemned reports of discrimination and stigma being faced by Nigerian Ebola survivors.

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MNCH: WBFA seeks focus on education, access to midwives

  /   in Health 11:46 pm   /   Comments

Founder-President, Wellbeing Foundation Africa, WBFA, Mrs. Toyin Saraki, has said in addition to promoting health-seeking behavior in women and girls, education also leads to more qualified health care professionals.

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UNGASS holds 1st child marriage panel

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THE United Nations General Assembly, UNGASS, has held it’s first-ever panel discussion on child marriage in New York. The panel, requested by last year’s first General Assembly resolution on child marriage, focused on the post-2015 development agenda and the development costs of child marriage.

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Breast cancer: Sebeccly begins Light Lagos Pink Campaign

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In an effort to reduce incidences of cancer as well as create awareness about the disease, Sebeccly Cancer Care & Support Centre is raising fund to help cancer patients access life-saving treatments even as it announced plans to launch campaign on Light Lagos Pink in October.

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Meat free Monday

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•  Fresh meat could be good or bad.  Studies show that people who ate the most red meat and processed meat are likely to die sooner .Moderation is the key when it comes to consumption of  meat

The world wide campaign ‘Meat Free Monday’ is still to arrive in Nigeria. Even though our country is equally and in many parts severely affected by climate change.

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Expert warns consumers on abuse of alcohol

  /   in Health 5:03 pm   /   Comments

Mrs Aderonke Sobodu, the Managing Director, Spronks Creations Ltd., on Wednesday warned consumers of alcohol to drink responsibly and not to abuse its intake.

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Another Lagos doctors’ strike imminent

  /   in Health 5:37 pm   /   Comments

• Cross section of doctors during a strike action in Lagos recently

A month after doctors under the aegis of the Nigeria Medical Association, NMA. returned to work following suspension of a seven-week nationwide strike to press for implementation of a 24-point demand by Federal government, indications have revealed that, in Lagos, the last may yet to have been heard about the strike.

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N15,000 health plan debuts from Avon HMO

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ABANDONED: ABOVE: The children ward of Agbowa Primary Health Centre, Ikorodu, Lagos, yesterday.

FOLLOWING its licensing and accreditation as a National Health Maintenance Organisation, HMO, Avon Healthcare Limited has announced a collection of six health plans including a low-priced package designed to accommodate a wide cross section of Nigerians in the bid to ensure adequate coverage of the typical and prevalent ailments found in the country whilst providing quality care at affordable costs.

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