Monday July 28th, 2014
Monday July 28th, 2014
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Mother of 3 seeks N7m for kidney transplant

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Helen Ohazurike is fighting the battle of her life with Chronic Kidney Failure, CKF. The ailment has caused the 34-year-old to be a shadow of her once vibrant self. Her marriage to Isaac, has become a trial of faith in the last five years since she took ill. In a chat, she told Good Health Weekly how she was first diagnosed with acute high blood pressure at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, LASUTH, Ikeja. For months, she was being managed there until her condition degenerated and she developed stroke. Thereafter she was referred to the Neurology Department of the hospital but her health kept deteriorating. Following series of comprehensive checks, a diagnosis of acute renal failure was prescribed.

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28,000 Nigerian communities move to stop open defecation by 2018

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SIX Nigerian states covering 28,000 communities are set to become free of open defecation activities by end of 2018. This is the expectation as the states, Katsina, Bauchi, Benue, Jigawa, Kaduna and Zamfara embark on “Sanitation, Hygiene and Water in Nigeria, SHAWN” project – Phase2 on the National Environmental Sanitation Day.

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Health professionals seek effective regulation on ultrasound use

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With rising incidence of misdiagnosis, health professionals have called for effective regulation that will provide a national framework on the use of ultrasound even as they appealed to the Federal Government to urgently reduce the import duty on medical equipment.

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Shortage of oncologists threatens cancer care in W-Africa

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THE acute shortage of qualified oncologists in Nigeria and other West African countries, as well as the growing incidence of westernised lifestyle are factors fuelling the rush abroad for cancer treatment at a huge cost.

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Child maltreatment may leave negative impacts on brain — Study

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Do you have children living with you? How well do you treat them? Beware! Scientists say children who experienced early life stress such as maltreatment or poverty may have long time negative impact on them.

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Nutritionist warns: Don’t eat suya without onion, cabbage

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REGULAR consumers of grilled and barbecued beef and chicken popularly called suya, have been advised to always eat the delicacy with generous portions of the slices of onions, cabbage, tomatoes and other vegetables usually served along with the meat.

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Cleft lip and palate: Free surgery for 100

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A total of 100 persons in Lagos have been booked for free cleft lip and Palate reconstructive surgery. The exercise is being organised by the Lagos State Ministry of Health in partnership with Rotary International District 9110 and American-based NGO, Alliance for Smile.

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Safeguard promotes hand washing with soap

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Hand washing is one of the most important and easiest ways to prevent infectious disease. Proper hand washing with soap has proved to be the first line of defense against the spread of many illnesses, from the common cold to more serious illnesses such as meningitis, bronchiolitis, influenza, hepatitis A, and most types of infectious diarrhoea.

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Neurologist educates workers about stroke

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A Consultant Neurologist at the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, OOUTH, Prof. Yomi Ogun, has called for increased focus on prevention of stroke.

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Child survival: Mothers acquire skills to save 10m

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In the bid to reduce infant and child mortality in Nigeria, Reckitt Benckiser has launched the ‘Dettol Journey to Save 10 Million Children’ through its Mom to Mom campaign to ultimately help save 10 million Nigerian children from premature death.

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Sickle Cell Disease: 10 hospitals get special blood transfusion equipment

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Hope for better lease of life has come the way of Sickle Cell Disease patients in Nigeria with the acquisition of specialised blood transfusion equipment known as “Cobe Spectra” by nine Federal and State Teaching Hospitals and the Sickle Cell Foundation of Nigeria, Lagos.

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Fake products: NAFDAC engages analysts in China, India

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The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, has engaged services of independent analysts in China and India to certify the quality of all products coming into the country from the two countries.

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Vulnerable children and national priority

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Nigeria is currently facing a child vulnerability crisis of potentially catastrophic proportions.

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What toexpect when a baby teethes

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By Chioma Obinna All of a sudden, her head became hot. No amount of pain reliever could subside the temperature. I have given all pain relievers I have,but she is still feeling hot and the situation appears getting worse. My neighbour advised I should get infant malaria ACT and Septrin. Still, nothing positive seems to

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Mouth ulcers

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An ulcer can occur in any part of the human body. They are named after the part in which they occur. We have peptic, duodenum, gastric, skin, foot, oesophageal, mouth ulcers, etc. The word ulcer is a descriptive word for a discontinuation (open) in the skin or mucous membrane. Its depth, diameter varies, it could be infected, inflamed, painful, painless.

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Your cell phone is killing your fertility!

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The new iPhone 5C is displayed during an Apple product announcement at the Apple campus on September 10, 2013 in Cupertino, California.

Do you carry a cell phone in your trousers or jeans pockets? If you do, your cell phone could be killing your fertility. You could be inadvertently harming your fertility and sperm health and reducing your chances of fathering children. Results of long-term studies show that consistent exposure to radio-frequency electromagnetic radiation emitted by cell

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U-report: Developing community health through mobile technology

  /   in Health 1:32 am   /   Comments

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Towards encouraging developmental programming and services in Nigeria, U-report, a new, free SMS-based communications technology developed by UNICEF Nigeria, is engaging Nigerians towards establishing and enforcing accountability in governance, health, education, the environment and other areas of community endeavour through social mobilisation.

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Weather-beaten tables and flashing light

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By FEMI OGUNYEMI As I help to cut down the waiting time at this hospital, I’ve seen no less than 100 patients in the last two weeks. Most are over 60 years old suffering the consequences of aging that doctors refer to as “spondylosis”. In this condition, an aching or throbbing pain begins in the

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Nigeria loses 26 women to cervical cancer daily — Okoye

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No fewer than 26 Nigerian women die daily from cervical cancer, a radiologist and Founder, Breast Without Spot, BWS, Professor Ifeoma Okoye has disclosed.

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Younger people developing hypertension, diabetes — Experts

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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.

Young people in Nigeria are now at great risk of developing Cardiovascular Diseases, CVDs, such as hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol, obesity and other unhealthy lifestyle conditions which currently account for one-third of all deaths worldwide.

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Medical lab scientists seek improved blood donation policy

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With growing insurgency and many challenges associated with blood safety in Nigeria, Medical Laboratory Scientists have called for the institutionalisation of a standard blood donation and transfusion policy, that embraces pooling of resources by government and other stakeholders towards addressing the declining adequacy of blood supply and quality of blood services in the country.

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Alert!: Gonorrhoea fast becoming untreatable

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Gonorrohoea, the world’s most commonly reported Sexually Transmitted Infection, STI, is becoming more and more untreatable, and experts are worried of the implications of a world with cases of incurable gonorrhoea.

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New health, new life, as Lagos community gets 1st medical centre

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The new Ibijola Medical Centre.

By  Chioma Obinna NOn-availability of functional and accessible private or public health facilities in several communities is a major contributor to child and maternal mortality. Hundreds of communities across the Federation are currently faced with such challenge and quite often, it is the women and children who bear the brunt. The result is often the

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At 6 months,your baby needs solid food

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By CHIOMA OBINNA Oh! Tobi’s crying is becoming unbearable.  The sound is driving me crazy. They tried to pacify her,but she refused. Give her breast milk, she won’t stop.  She will be wide awake and crying. I don’t know what to do with her again. Mummy Tobi, are you sure that baby is not hungry?  How

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Women and the big “O”

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Sometimes reaching an orgasm isn’t as easy as it appears. There are evidences that the big O for a woman is far more complicated compared to the man. The act itself releases oxytocin—a chemical that induces feelings of relaxation, peace, safety and other positive feelings. That is why an orgasm can briefly alleviate a headache, arthritic pain or menstrual pain.

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That midnight call from Dora Akunyili

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Prof. Dora Akunyili

The phone call came just after midnight. As the strident and persistent tone startled me out of fatigued slumber, I clawed for my handset on the bedside table wondering who could be calling so late and why.

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Customer service in Nigerian healthcare

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As I settle down in this Intercity train from Manchester to London, the initial subject of today’s article has been substituted for an account of an incident that occurred this morning at a hospital just outside Manchester.

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Nyanya blast victims obtain relief materials

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A multinational medical company, Johnson and Johnson, has donated relief and medical devices to three hospitals in Abuja for the treatment of victims of Nyanya and Zuba bomb blasts.

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Medical mission saves lives in Apapa

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When Musiliu Adetona, 63, was diagnosed with with a blood sugar level of 576 during a Medical Mission recently, doctors described him “walking corpse.”

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Nigeria records150,000 babies born with sickle cell yearly- Foundation

  /   in Health 6:11 pm   /   Comments

The Sickle Cell Foundation Nigeria (SCFN) says Nigeria has the highest burden of Sickle Cell Disorder (SCD) in the world with 150,000 new births every year.

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Water diet can prevent pot belly, says expert

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Mrs Gbemisola Adeyefa, a public health nurse and weight management expert at the University College Hospital, (UCH), Ibadan, says a special water diet can prevent or reduce pot belly.

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HIV response: Experts call for more focus on youths

  /   in Health 12:39 am   /   Comments

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VOluntary HIV screening has never been a strong issue with the younger generation. Since most young people with HIV do not know their status, it is vital that youth at risk for HIV be tested and know where to get a confidential HIV test

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