Wednesday April 16th, 2014
Wednesday April 16th, 2014
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Kidney transplant survivor reveals:Many Nigerian Policemen are dying silently from kidney disease

  /   in Health 12:54 am   /   Comments

Mohammed-Abubakar

Worldwide, the incidence of End Stage Renal Disease, ESRD, is increasing by 6 to 7 percent every year and about 16 million (10 percent) of 160 million Nigerians are suffering from kidney disease.

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Nigerian food companies shun labelling requirement

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MOST food manufacturing companies in Nigeria have not complied with the recommendation to adopt the Nigerian Heart Foundation, NHF, Heart Check Food Labelling programme introduced in 1988.

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Financial constraint, low awareness hinder survival of kidney patients

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patient undergoing kidney surgery

Poor awareness about kidney disorders as well as high cost of treatment and mangement of the disorder, especially after a kidney transplant, have been identified as major obstacles to the survival of kidney patients in the country.

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Unskilled persons are running most dialysis units in Nigeria — BAMGBOYE

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A Consultant Nephrologists, and Clinical Director, St Nicholas Hospital, Dr. Ebun Bamgboye, has raised alarm over the running of dialysis units in the country by unskilled personnel.

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We are giving people their sight back – HASSAN

  /   in Health 12:40 am   /   Comments

*A driver under going an eye test

An experienced ophthalmic surgeon, and Chief Medical Director, Eye Foundation Hospital, Lagos, Dr. Adekunle Hassan, speaks to SOLA OGUNDIPE on the Eye Restoration Intervention Scheme, EYERIS, an initiative of the MTN Foundation to reach an estimated 33,364 underprivileged Nigerians.

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Shoes: Don’t sacrifice comfort for style

  /   in Health 12:22 am   /   Comments

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Lady Gaga, one of the most successful women on the planet, has one of the worst and probably the unhealthiest taste for shoes.

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Vaginal gel to protect women from HIV developed

  /   in Health 7:23 pm   /   Comments

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

U.S. researchers have developed a new vaginal gel that might help to protect women from HIV even if applied three hours after sex, a report said.

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Help! Goodness needs N3.4m for an anus

  /   in Health 12:20 am   /   Comments

Goodness

Imagine a life without an anus. Imagine your baby excreting faeces from her mouth. Imagine having to be abandoned by your spouse when you needed him or her most. Imagine accessing care and you were told that your hospital file is no where to be found? These aptly described the present challenges confronting Mrs. Florence Nkemachor Edokpayi and her four year-old child, Goodness Edokpayi.

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World Kidney Day: FG urged to regulate dialysis centres

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AS Nigerians join the rest of the world to mark this year’s World Kidney Day, today, the Federal Government has been urged to regulate the activities of dialysis centres across the nation to prevent avoidable deaths in renal clinics.

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‘Incessant strikes, bane of residency training of doctors in Nigeria’

  /   in Health 12:05 am   /   Comments

Empty seats at a government owned hospital

EXpert has said that incessant strikes which has dominated the landscape of medical practice in public health service is the bane of residency training among Nigerian doctors.

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Franklin, kidney patient needs N3.5m for transplant

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Onuoha-surgery

FRanklin Uche Onuoha, a patient with End Stage Kidney Failure, ESKF, to remain alive, he ugently needs N3.5 million to undergo kidney transplant in India

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Experts seek end to high incidence of limb amputations in diabetics

  /   in Health 12:55 am   /   Comments

*Dr. Afokoghene Isiavwe of Rainbow Specialist Medical Centre, Lagos, explaining a point about  the high incidence of diabetic foot ulcers in persons living with diabetes.

THE lack of local capacity and training of podiatrists (medical specialists in foot care) for people living with diabetes in Nigeria is currently taking its toll on the management and care of the disorder in the country.

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‘HEFAMAA not out to witch-hunt medical doctors’

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Lagos State Government has debunked insinuations that its Health Facility Monitoring and Accreditation Agency, HEFAMAA, was out to victimise or witch hunt medical practitioners in the State.

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Protect your fertility, women told

  /   in Health 8:09 pm   /   Comments

WOMEN with persistent and abnormal chronic pain especially during the menstrual period have been urged to seek prompt and proper medical attention as they may be suffering from endometriosis – a chronic disorder that occurs when normal endometrial tissue grows outside the womb lining and within the abdominal cavity.

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‘Get more involved in sporting activities’

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Olumide Oyedeji (C) of Nigeria scores against Dominican Republic, during their Pre-Olympic basketball game in Caracas on July 8, 2012. Nigeria won 88-73 and qualifies for London 2012 Olympic Games. AFP PHOTO

As the maiden Nigerian Medical Doctors Games ends in Akwa Ibom State, Minister of Health, Professor Onyebuchi Chukwu, has advised medical doctors to practise what they preach by getting more involved in sporting activities and others that promote healthy living.

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‘HEFAMAA not out to witch-hunt medical doctors’

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Health Facility Monitoring and Accreditation Agency,HEFAMAA, has explained that the agency is not a government agency that victimizes, or witch hunt medical practitioners. This was revealed at the 2nd HEFAMAA grassroot meeting in Lagos.

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NHIS offers centennial treatment package

  /   in Health 12:10 am   /   Comments

Doctors attending to mothers and their babies in one of the wards of the Ondo State’s Mother and Child Hospital in Akure, the state capital weekend.

AS part of activities to mark Nigeria’s Centennial anniversary, the National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS, is offering a special treatment package of Non-Communicable Diseases to hundreds of enrolees nationwide.

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Breakthrough in long-lasting AIDS drugs in monkeys

  /   in Health 1:16 pm   /   Comments

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A single shot of antiretroviral drugs protected lab monkeys from the AIDS virus for weeks, according to two US trials released on Tuesday that open the way to tests on human

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Present childhood cancer cases early, experts urge

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*Cancer cell

Experts in paediatric oncology at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH, have blamed high number of cancer deaths, particularly in children in Nigeria on late presentation of cases in various hospitals for treatment

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Sanofi reinforces commitment to African children

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The 4th Annual Vanguard's Children's Conference, Moulding Nigerian Child, Africa's Pride Theme; Child Abuse; Enforcing the Child's Rights for a peaceful Nation Organised by Vanguard in collaboration with Lagos State Government and Centre for Black African Arts & Civilization (CBAAC) took place at the Muson Centre in Lagos  yesterday     Px shows Cross section of participating students at the ceremony      Px   Joe Akintola (Photo Editor), Kehinde Gbadamosi  Bunmi Azeez, and Folake Odebiyi

To improve childhood health through partnerships with health authorities and professionals, Sanofi has launched across the African continent the Paediatrics Initiative entitled “Healthy Children, Happy Children

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Experts urge action to transform health sector

  /   in Health 12:12 am   /   Comments

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The Healthcare Federation of Nigeria, HFN, has called for a coalition of Nigerian private health sector stakeholders to promote and enhance medical care in the country

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Over 45 and pregnant, what will people think?

  /   in Health 1:06 am   /   Comments

pregnant woman

An important lesson of parenthood is that the desire to have your first baby is the same, whether you are 25 or 45. However, planning a midlife pregnancy, or suddenly discovering you are expecting when you are already well into your 40s, often elicits some degree of concern. You are apprehensive about what people will think.

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Obtain health care services through your smartphone

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There are times finding the right doctor can be tricky. Whether you are looking for general healthcare maintenance, or you require care for a specific health condition, it is important that you get the right physician and at the most convenient health institution.

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Lifeline: Restoring lost desire

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Loss of libido can be one of the most difficult symptoms of menopause to manage.

Decreased sex drive can be deeply unsettling. The loss of sexual desire is less common in men than it is in women. It occurs in about 15 percent of men compared to about 30 percent of women. But for those men who do have low libido it often bothers them more than it does women.

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Don’t lose sleep if baby isn’t eating well

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The babies

It has been a challenge over the past two weeks. One of my twins has refused to eat. She is just a year old. She has gone from wanting to eat four times in a day to barely two times. She started daycare last month.

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DNA: Succour beckons

  /   in Features, Health 8:36 pm   /   Comments

The DNA lab in LUTH

WHEN in March 2012, the Chief Medical Director of the University of Lagos Teaching Hospital, LUTH, Professor Akin Osibogun cried out that Nigeria lacked genetic testing centres, many Nigerians shared his pains.

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Pakistan, Nigeria have highest child mortality rate – report

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Children in Abuja, today.

A million newborn babies a year die within 24 hours, charity Save the Children said in a report out Tuesday which urged governments to tackle preventable deaths.

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How malaria parasite beats top insecticides

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Mosquito

Gene detectives on Tuesday said they had discovered how the parasite that causes malaria becomes resistant to DDT and to insecticides used in anti-malaria bednets.

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Adopt good dietary habit and eat your way to motherhood

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Baby-mother

In recent times, the upsurge of infertility has become a public health concern. According to the Center of Diseases Control and Prevention, approximately 1 in 10 women will experience infertility.

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Joseph, cancer patient, needs N3m for another amputation

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Unless parents of nine year- old Joseph Olorunlagbara urgently raises N3 million for a second amputation, Joseph, a cancer of the bone patient, may not survive the dreaded disease. Currently, he has lost his right limb to the disease which cancer experts at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH, described as right lower limb osteosarcome..

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Adopt good dietary habit and eat your way to motherhood

  /   in Health 12:20 am   /   Comments

File photo: Fruits and veggies

In recent times, the upsurge of infertility has become a public health concern. According to the Center of Diseases Control and Prevention, approximately 1 in 10 women will experience infertility. Unfortunately, most of the people affected by this condition think that fertility treatment is all about sophisticated diagnostic testing, powerful medications, and high-tech procedures. Experts say though they are also important but maintaining a healthy diet is important at every point particularly, in a woman’s life, especially when trying to conceive a baby.

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Joseph, cancer patient, needs N3m for another amputation

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Unless parents of nine year- old Joseph Olorunlagbara urgently raises N3 million for a second amputation, Joseph, a cancer of the bone patient, may not survive the dreaded disease cancer. Currently, he has lost his right limb to the disease which cancer experts at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH, described as described as right lower limb osteosarcome?

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