Sunday September 21st, 2014
Sunday September 21st, 2014
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PSN tasks Nigerian pharmaceutical, scientific researchers on Ebola virus

  /   in Health 12:26 am   /   Comments

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NIGERIAN pharmaceutical and scientific researchers have been tasked to respond to the public health concern brought about by the Ebola Virus Disease through intense research and development to identify a vaccine to prevent infection with the disease.

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‘We’re in the middle of largest Ebola outbreak ever’

  /   in Health 11:52 pm   /   Comments

Medical doctors attending to an Ebola virus disease victim

As at August 7, 2014, there were nine cases (two probable, seven suspect) on Ebola Virus Disease in Nigeria and two deaths.All nine cases have been known primary contacts of the index case in Nigeria, Mr Sawyer. At this point therefore, as far as we know, while there has been transmission in Nigeria, it is

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Ebola: Spare a thought for health workers at risk

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Health workers evacuating the remains of an Ebola  Virus Disease victim.

Ebola, the dreaded disease that has no known cure has come knocking on the door of the Nigerian nation and thus the dilapidated health system has no choice but to answer.

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SFH promoted exclusive breastfeeding

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• Breast feeding is a family affair. Many men mistakenly believe that breastfeeding is strictly confined to women and babies. Men often see their role as that of a passive or neutral  observer who have little influence on the process. Many fathers of breastfed babies tend to feel excluded from the intimacy of the nursing dad. But fathers actually have tremendous potential to facilitate or undermine the success of breastfeeding. Understanding the importance of their role is the first step in equipping fathers to help their breastfeeding partners.

This year’s World Breastfeeding Week themed “Breastfeeding: a winning goal for life” by the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action, focused on activities that lay emphasis on protecting, promoting and supporting breastfeeding of infants and young children.

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With mobile health insurance, every Nigerian’ll be covered — Thomas

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The Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Dr. ‘Femi Thomas has stated that the National Mobile Health Insurance Programme (NMHIP) is a game changer that will revolutionise the industry and establish the Scheme as the heart beat of the health sector.

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Experts say transmission of Ebola virus by air possible

  /   in Health 6:28 pm   /   Comments

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THE Ebola Virus is essentially transmitted from human-to-human through direct contact with infected patients, or through contact with body fluids of a victim. However, scientists are not ruling out the possibility of transmission by air through aerosolised particles.

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LUTH conducts open heart, kidney transplant surgeries

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*Deserted corridor leading to the entrance of a main wing of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, in Lagos as the strike called by the Joint Health Sector Unions persisted weekend. Photo: Sola Ogundipe

In its bid to end medical tourism and save huge capital flight lost by the country following rush by Nigerians to obtain medical treatments overseas, the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH, has successfully performed open heart surgeries and kidney transplant on three patients. The feat is a first by the apex referral institution.

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20m Nigerians living with hepatitis

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A medical researcher at the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research, NIMR, Dr Rosemary Audu, says over 20 million Nigerians are living with Hepatitis B Virus, HBV.

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Ebola: The Enemy at Your door

  /   in Health 8:17 pm   /   Comments

Medical doctors attending to an Ebola virus disease victim

Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, is a contagious illness that has been reported in several African countries, including Uganda, Gabon, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea and Nigeria. It is caused by an infection with the Ebola virus, and is often lethal in humans and non-human primates (such as monkeys and gorillas). Since 1970, there have been at least 25 confirmed outbreaks of EVD. In the latest outbreak in West Africa, around 1,200 infections and 730 deaths have been reported

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Adamawa Dep Gov accuses ex-Gov Nyako of mismanaging N82bn

  /   in Health 12:38 am   /   Comments

Gov. Murtala Nyako of Adamawa

YOLA — Adamawa State Acting Governor, Hon. Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, yesterday, accused the former Governor of the state, Murtala Nyako of allegedly mismanaging N82 billion during his tenure, saying that the government had concluded arrangements to probe the former governor.

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Ebola: The enemy at your door!

  /   in Health 12:39 am   /   Comments

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IS Ebola in Nigeria? Are Nigerians at risk of transmission the incurable disorder? No one could provide a definite answer to this question on Friday after the confirmation of the suspected case by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, Abuja, and the Lagos State Ministry of Health the previous day

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Ebola: The virus, the disease

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- A file photo taken on June 25, 2014 shows the isolation ward at the Donka Hospital in Conakry where people infected with the Ebola virus are being treated. A regional centre is being set up in Guinea to coordinate the response to the worst-ever outbreak of Ebola that has killed hundreds of people in West Africa, the World Health Organisation said on July 11, 2014. The haemorrhagic fever sweeping through Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone has left an estimated 539 people dead, according to the latest WHO figures.    AFP PHOTO

As the World Health Organisation (WHO) continues to monitor the evolution of the Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, outbreak in Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea and the suspected case in Nigeria, the rend of the epidemic in West Africa remains serious, with about 1,500 cases of infection reported up to 24 July 2014, including suspect, probable, and laboratory-confirmed cases

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Consumption of groundnut prevents Hemophilia – Nutritionist

  /   in Health 3:35 pm   /   Comments

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“People suffering from nose bleeding benefit from eating groundnut. It is also helpful in reducing excessive menstruation in women. “Groundnut contains vitamin B3 that boosts memory and helps lower cholesterol; it also contains vitamin A, B, C and E.”

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Liberian man died of Ebola in Lagos

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The death of a Liberian national who died in quarantine in Lagos, today confirmed that the worst-ever outbreak of the virus has reached Nigeria.

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Body odour reveals malarial infection

  /   in Health 12:07 am   /   Comments

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Scientists have found that an infection with malaria pathogens changes the scent of infected mice, making those infected more attractive to mosquitoes. These are the findings of a team of researchers from ETH Zurich and Pennsylvania State University in a new study.

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Doctors’ Strike: Lack of oxygen kills two-month-old baby

  /   in Health, Special Report 9:44 am   /   Comments

An empty ward in a Lagos owned hospital due to the strike by the medical doctors

A two-month-old baby has died at the Daughters of Charity Hospital, Kubwa, the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, as a result of lack of oxygen for treatment following the nation wide strike embarked upon by doctors.

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Malaria: Disarming a killer at large

  /   in Health 12:51 am   /   Comments

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For several centuries, Africa was tagged the “white man’s graveyard,” no thanks to malaria. Today, Africa is still engaged in combat with the Anopheles mosquito.

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Habits to be discouraged

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Habits tend to be developed; these habits are often difficult to shake off, whilst a considerable number of these habits are relatively harmless from the health and indeed oral health point of view, however some if continued over a period of time may become harmful and could easily be initially avoided.

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Body odour reveals malarial infection

  /   in Health 12:54 am   /   Comments

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Scientists have found that an infection with malaria pathogens changes the scent of infected mice, making those infected more attractive to mosquitoes. These are the findings of a team of researchers from ETH Zurich and Pennsylvania State University in a new study.

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Louismed Hospital tackles poor maternal health

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SUCCOUR has come the way of Nigerian women who desire the best that is available in obstetric and gynaecological care. This is made possible through exploits of a Nigerian medical expert, Professor Anthony Akinloye Bamigboye, who just returned from South Africa to set up a state-of-the-art health facility in Lagos. Bamigboye, an ardent researcher and

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Why roasted meat could cause cancer

  /   in Health 12:23 am   /   Comments

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Cases of various forms of cancer, the deadly disease seen by many as death sentence, have been on the rise. Although experts have not been able to pinpoint the exact cause or causes of cancer, some believe that diet could be playing a very important role in cancer formation.

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Cancer: Hope at last for improved care for West African countries

  /   in Health 7:30 pm   /   Comments

Dora Akunyili

NEWS of the death of Professor Dora AKunyili came to most Nigerians as a rude shock. More confounding to many of them was the report that such a high profile stakeholder in the health industry died of cancer. But she was not alone as many notable Nigerians and thousands from other West African countries have died from the dreaded disease.

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Day experts unite against sexual assault

  /   in Health 12:05 am   /   Comments

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The increasing wave of sexual assault in Nigeria is raising concern. Reports show increase in child sexual abuse/molestation, rape and other forms of sexual violence. The seeming increase may not be unconnected with increased public awareness about sexual assault as an important health problem.

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‘They gave us new kidneys’

  /   in Health 12:12 am   /   Comments

From right: Ondo State Commissioner for Health, Dr Dayo Adeyanju(with microphone), showing   the Senate President  David Mark  the  facilities at the Ondo Medical Village where the kidney centre is situated, as Governor  Olusegun Mimiko watches.

Got kidney problem?
Don’t hop into that US/Europe-bound plane. Go to Ondo! Yes, the Kidney Care Centre located within the Medical Village, Laje, Ondo, Ondo State. Learn from the many mighty men who have fallen in this clime, in search of elusive cure in foreign lands.

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Trimming your baby’s nail

  /   in Health 12:29 am   /   Comments

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There is so much shouting from the sittingroom. What is it all about? Mummy! Mummy! Mummy! Why can’t one have peace in this house? David’s mother shouted back.

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Symptoms no man should ignore

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File photo: Surgeons at work

By Sola Ogundipe A lump on the testicleTesticular cancer is the most common cancer in men aged 20 to 35. Nearly 2,000 men are diagnosed with testicular cancer each year in the UK, and regular self-examination is recommended. If you notice a lump or abnormality in your testicles, first thing to do is see your doctor.

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Oral health care for diabetics

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Diabetes mellitus is a sugar, as glucose is a type /class of sugar. The condition can damage many body parts including the heart, vessels eyes kidneys and literarily could affect all body organs. The incidence in the general population is rising at an alarming rate.

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Eliminating mother-to-child transmission of HIV

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“No child should be born with HIV; no child should be an orphan because of HIV; no child should die due to lack of access to treatment.” This famous 2010 quote by Ebube Sylvia Taylor, an 11-year-old Nigerian born free of HIV, speaks volumes. It was made during a meeting of world leaders in New

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Too much television viewing linked to premature death

  /   in Health 12:36 am   /   Comments

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Adults who watch television three hours or more at a stretch daily may double their risk of premature death compared to those who watch less television.

A new research published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, found that increase in the trend of major sedentary behaviour such as televison viewing, was commensurate with increase in premature death from almost all other causes.

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Nigerian mothers tasked on micronutrient nutrition

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IN line with efforts to address the growing problem of maternal mortality and morbidity arising from adverse maternal and foetal effects of micronutrient deficiency in pregnant women in Nigeria, pregnant women and all women of reproductive age have been urged to ensure adequate intake of nutrients that will guarantee their optimal health and that of their babies.

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Nigeria may miss MDG target for water, sanitation — UNICEF

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With 63 million Nigerians lacking access to improved water supply, Nigeria may not meet the Millennium Development Goal, MDG, target for water and sanitation including other health related goals.

According to reports, Nigeria ranks among the 10 countries that are home to almost two-thirds of the global population without access to improved drinking water sources.

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NAFDAC spearheads regulation of medicines in W/Africa

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The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, has called on the heads of National Medicine Regulatory Authorities, NMRA, and West African Economic Monetary Union, WAEMU, to fast track the harmonisation of medicine regulation in West African region.

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