Saturday July 4th, 2015
Saturday July 4th, 2015
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What your hair says about your health

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Here’s how you can tell whether your hair changes are due to a health problem or genetics, starting with clue number one: Sudden changes, such as a lot of hair loss, are more likely linked to a treatable health problem than are gradual changes, such as thinning. The next time you look in the mirror, look out for these hair symptoms.

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N1.9bn Ebola fund scam: Ministry staff stop arrest of officials

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A seller of bananas walks past a slogan painted on a wall reading "Ebola" in Monrovia on August 31, 2014. Liberia on August 30, 2014 said it would deny permission for any crew to disembark from ships at the country's four seaports until the Ebola epidemic ravaging west Africa was under control. AFP PHOTO

It was all drama, yesterday, at the Ministry of Health in Abuja as workers stopped plain-clothes policemen from arresting top officials of the ministry over alleged mismanagement of N1.9 billion Ebola fund.

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Six women medical bills paid rescued from hospital

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HOSPITAL

It was all joy at the Ilogbo central hospital when the Anglican Dioceses of Lagos West headed by Rev. James Olusola Odedeji came to the rescue of six mothers who have been held in the hospital due to their inability to pay their medical bills.“The women whose names were given as Tochukwu Faith, James Joy, Ikechukwu Ukwuda, Ndubuisi Ogechi, Ikpeme Magaret and Olaposi Faith were victims of traditional birth attendants.

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G7 Summit: Leaders fail to make tangible commitment on health

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G7

The high expectations of Public health advocates in African countries and other low and middle-income countries were dashed yesterday as the G7 failed to make tangible commitment on financial assistance towards improvement of their health systems. On the 2nd day of the G7 Summit which held in Schloss Elmau, Germany, the Group of Seven had discussed on the health agenda – Ebola, Antimicrobial resistance, and Neglected Tropical Diseases, NTDs, without coming up with new and sustainable sources of funding urgently needed in these areas.

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Latest diagnostic tests

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back-pain

Pain is the commonest symptoms presenting to all doctors worldwide. It is a consistent finding in many illnesses, conditions, diseases and afflictions. While we, as Pain doctors, continue to investigate and advance new ways of treating pain, other physicians and scientists are developing new techniques of diagnosing disease itself.

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Eniola Karunwi fights obesity epidemic with Cambridge Weight Loss Plan

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Eniola

“According to research, being obese can take up to nine years off of a person’s lifespan and increases the chances of developing a range of health related problems. Obesity is a growing problem in Nigeria and CWP provides an affordable solution for people who want to become healthier and live longer” said Eniola.

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Methodist Old Girls, Arise Women task FG on Universal Health Coverage

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Convener, Arise Women, Mrs. Siju Iluyomade, (3rd left), with Nike Dennis  & Yosola Akinbi (1st & 2nd left);  President, Old Girls, MGHS, Yaba, Anne Olorun-Rinu; Fifelomo Dawodu and Funto Igun - members, Old Girls MGHS, Yaba 79 Set ,during the Arise Women Mobile Health Clinics outreach to MGHS, Yaba, Lagos, last week. Photo Lamidi Bamidele

“Government should ensure that every Nigeria has access to medical care not necessarily a big hospital but a smaller clinic in every community or local government. “We can have more outpatient clinics which would address almost everything before referral to specialised hospitals for further treatment apparently for serious cases. The care should also be paid by the government.”

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Twitter users share four billion Ebola messages in a week

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Number of Twitter users in African countries like Nigeria has increased exponentially since the onset of the West African Ebola Epidemic.

IN one week at the height of the outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, in West Africa in 2014, Twitter users shared over four billion Ebola-related messages. This discovery is from results of a new study carried out by researchers from Columbia University School of Nursing in New York. In the study, researchers analysed Ebola-related tweets posted over a week in the early stages of the West African outbreak – from July 24th to August 1st 2014, said Twitter can play a useful role in outbreak monitoring and control.

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NACA targets 15,000 for HIV counselling, testing in Lagos

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File photo: A rally to mark HIV/Aids Day.

The National Agency for the Control of AIDS, NACA, has said that it is targeting about 15,000 people for Human Immune deficiency Virus, HIV, testing and counselling in the ongoing free medical outreach programme in Lagos. Disclosing this during the flag – off of the exercise which is holding simultaneously in Kairo Market Oshodi and Ejigbo Market play ground all in Isolo – Oshodi Local Government Area of Lagos State, the Director Partnerships Coordination, NACA, Dr. Emmanuel Alhassan stressed the need for every Nigerian to know his or her HIV status.

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NAFDAC seeks collaboration for effective regulation

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Chairperson, Association for Good Clinical Practice in Nigeria , AGCPN, Professor Ifeoma Okoye, Director Registration and Regulatory Affairs, NAFDAC, Dr. Monica Eimunjeze and DG, NAFDAC, Dr. Paul Orhii, during the presentation of award of excellence to DG, NAFDAC by the Association for Good Clinical Practice in Nigeria, AGCPN, at the  3rd Nigeria Clinical Trial Summit, held at Sheraton Hotel, Lagos recently.

THE National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, has urged other government agencies, international community, regulatory bodies and all stakeholders in the regulatory sector to embrace effective regulation and collaboration with a view to delivering quality products for final consumers.

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NMA, Dettol caution against non-certified products

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Dettol

THE Nigeria Medical Association, NMA, and Dettol Antiseptic from RB stable, have warned against usage of non-certified products even as they renewed their partnership on health promotion Speaking during NMA’s 55th Annual General Conference held in Ibadan, the Marketing Director, RB West Africa, Silivrili Oghuzan, said the on-going campaign is focused on educating Nigerian families about the need for gold standard protection against germs and unwholesome products.

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UN Peace Ambassador awardee makes case for PHCs

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Kelvin Ebhohime.

A RECIPIENT of the UN Peace Ambassador Award, Mr. Kelvin Ebhohime, has called for the revitalisation of the country’s Primary Health Centres, PHC, saying it is the bedrock of healthcare delivery anywhere in the world.

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Life inside the IDPs camp

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*Eyewitness account By Edeh Chinenye WE arrived the Internally Displaced Persons, IDP, camp in Yola on Friday, May 21, 2015 at the beginning of a 3-day visit spearheaded by the Foundation for African Cultural Heritage, FACH. I was on the entourage as a representative of the Doctors Health Initiative, DHI. Others that were also part

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Playzone canvasses safety for children

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The Ikeja City Mall branch of Playzone centre was agog as Nigerian children irrespective of their social status throng the centre to celebrate this year’s Children’s Day in a grand style. Hundreds of children who besieged the centre which houses new generation games went home with various gifts and souvenirs.

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NACA targets 15,000 for HIV counselling, testing in Lagos

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•L-R: Mrs Christy Carew, Media Relation, NACA/SURE-P,  Dr Emmanuel Al-Hassan, Director Partnerships Coordination,  NACA attending to the people, during the  NACA/SURE-P, Free Medical Outreach in Lagos, at Kairo Market, Oshodi,Lagos PHOTO; Kehinde Gbadamosi

The National Agency for the Control of AIDS, NACA, has said that it is targeting about 15,000 people for Human Immune deficiency Virus, HIV, testing and counselling in the ongoing free medical outreach programme in Lagos.

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Winding down after work

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winding

Even the journey home has contributed its share in the overall tiredness of the work day. What with all the anxiety over the slow-moving traffic. Once home you probably go straight to the kitchen for a snack or collapse into a chair for some television viewing. You are just too tired. Now, just as there is the need to start off the day with energy-releasing exercises so there is the need to wind down after work.

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Detergents linked to genital defects in babies: study

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...the Quadruplets

Pregnant women regularly exposed to a range of detergents, solvents and pesticides have a substantially greater risk of giving birth to boys with genital deformities, according to a new French study.

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Ways to hide wrinkles

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How to reduce wrinkles? The key to reducing wrinkles is making sure the skin remains very moist and soft, so not too much powder and ensure you moisturize really well. First step is to make sure you apply a good amount of rich moisturizer. Make sure you apply plenty of moisturizer, particularly in the areas where you have more wrinkles.

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Are you breast aware? Examine yourself

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File Photo: Breast examination

The self-exam includes looking at and feeling the breast and any unusual changes can be easily detected and addressed. Many women feel that doing a breast self-exam is important to their health especially in detection of breast cancer. Quite so many breast abnormalities are picked up during breast self-exams.

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No evidence that eating placenta post-birth has benefits

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Eating one’s own placenta after giving birth may be trendy but there is no scientific evidence that women derive any benefits from it, researchers said Thursday.

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How breastfeeding beats breast cancer

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breastfeeding-nigeria

MOTHERS who breastfeeding still shy away from breastfeeding their babies because they think their breasts would go flat, need to have a rethink.

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HCPAN tasks FG on health insurance

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The Lagos State chapter of Health Care Providers Association of Nigeria (HCPAN) has called on government to play by the rule and get relevant stakeholders involved in the decision and programme roll-out of the National Health Insurance, NHIS in the state.

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Doctors urged to unite health professionals

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doctors

A passionate plea has been made to medical doctors in the health sector to play a leadership role as head of the medical team with a view to ensuring harmony among all health workers and above all better medical outcomes in the management of patients.

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NIMR advocates more investment in Nigerian children

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THE Director-General of the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research, NIMR, Prof. Innocent Ujah, has stressed the need for governments to invest in children saying that, ‘children are the most nation’s valuable resource’.

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Adadevoh, other Ebola heroes to be honoured at NHEA

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Dr. Ameyo Adadevoh

Late Dr. Stella Ameyo Adadevoh and other healthcare workers who personally sacrificed their lives to ensure the containment of Ebola in Nigeria will be honoured at the Nigerian Healthcare Excellence Awards, NHEA.

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Olawale, 20, seeks N10m for bone marrow transplant

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Olawale Kareem on his hospital bed.

For the parents of 20-year-old Olawale Kareem, a cancer patient, who is lying critically ill at the private ward of Good Tiding Hospital, Lagos, the quest for medical care for him has been a long and wearisome two-year journey with no end in sight.

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Laughing gas to remain for use in theaters

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hospital-lab

A debate at this year’s Euroanaesthesia meeting in Berlin will focus on whether laughing gas (nitrous oxide) should be banned from the operating room.

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Praise seeks N2.5m for corrective heart surgery

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Praise

LIFE has little meaning for Praise Omonhimoria, aged one year and five months, no thanks to a nagging health problem. Born with a hole in the heart, he has been denied the excitement and indulgence of infancy enjoyed by his contemporaries.

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Population control is not in our DNA – Prof Babatunde Oshotimehin, Executive Director, UNFPA

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THE United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA, has described as false and misleading, reports alleging that it is attempting to coerce the pregnant girls and women rescued from Boko Haram insurgents in the Sambisa Forest, to terminate their pregnancies.

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Dental care starts from the womb – OLATOSI

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As Nigerian’s celebrate this year’s Children’s Day, expectant mothers have been urged to eat healthy foods as part of measures to ensure good oral health for their unborn babies.

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How dangerous can familiar tech hazard carbon monoxide be?

  /   in Health, News 12:17 am   /   Comments

Air-polution

The emission of carbon monoxide into the atmosphere has no doubt created a negative impact on the environment. But the issue is beyond the environment, the health of humans is also gravely affected. Kerosene stoves, generators, gas flaring among others, are major components of the average Nigerian. This is sad because according to a recent research, about one thousand Nigerians die as every year as a result of inhaling of toxic smoke.

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Stakeholders brainstorm to reverse worrisome situation in health sector

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•Participants at the presentation of Anambra State health SDI surveys

AWKA — FOLLOWING the release of the fact sheet of Service Delivery Indicators, SDI, survey for 2013 in Anambra State, which exposed the problems in the health sector, stakeholders from the health departments in al the 21 local government areas of the state brainstormed in Awka to suggest ways of improving the situation.

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