Friday February 27th, 2015
Friday February 27th, 2015
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Appropriate legislation is answer to strikes — Prof Chris Bode, CMD LUTH

  /   in Health 12:19 am   /   Comments

*National Assembly

The Acting Chief Medical Director, Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH, Idi Araba, Lagos, Professor Chris Bode, said that only the enactment of a policy that will outlaw strikes by unions or groups of workers in public health sectors can put a stop to incessant strike in the country.

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Health workers should end strike now — Dr Rahman Lawal, MD, Yaba Psychiatric Hospital

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THE Management Board, Federal Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital, Yaba, Lagos has urged healthworkers to return to work immediately in the interest of the patients who are the centre of healthcare in the sector.

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Stop diabetes before it stops you

  /   in Health, My World 12:37 am   /   Comments

File Photo: Breast examination

JOHN was diagnosed diabetic at 40, but instead of focusing on the disease, he ignored it. After all, he didn’t feel sick. But gradually, his health was failing.

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Why healthworkers should resume work — LAWALBY

  /   in Health 9:01 am   /   Comments

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The law if ​​Federal Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital, Yaba, Lagos has urged healthworkers to return to work immediately in the interest of the patients who are the centre of healthcare in the sector.

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Another facet of back pain

  /   in Health 12:11 am   /   Comments

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The human spine is like a ladder made up of 24 steps, called vertebrae, stacked on top of one another to create the spinal column. This ladder gives the body its form, our main upright support.

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Shortage of medical personnel: Tougher times ahead for Nigerians (2)

  /   in Health 8:00 am   /   Comments

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In 2014, when the Federal government ordered the sacking of 16,000 resident doctors across the Federation, there was a huge outcry not only from the medical community, but from the entire health sector. The decision was not only considered drastic, but ill advised and potentially catastrophic because resident doctors a.k.a. trainee doctors, constitute the main support force and backbone for medical practice in the public sector.

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Big war against cancer in Nigeria

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File Photo: Breast examination

Today, February 4, is World Cancer Day. It is a day set aside by the United Nations and World Health Organisation to raise awareness of cancer and to encourage its prevention, detection, and treatment. The Day is part of the Big War against the global cancer epidemic.

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Mothers welcome Three Crowns 380g powder

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In its bid to enable that their children and families remain happy from obtaining the maximum nutritive benefits and health boost from their diet, mothers have endorsed the new Three Crowns powder milk with low cholesterol and 28 vitamins and minerals to support daily growth and body maintenance.

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Second British health worker tested for Ebola in London

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

Public Health England, on Monday in London, confirmed that a second British military healthcare worker has been flown back to England from Sierra Leone following the likely exposure to the Ebola virus.

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Strike: ACF urges JOHESU to resume work

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“We are aware of the skeletal services being offered by the senior management staff and students of health institutions, but feel that this is nowhere near satisfactory services for the care of our teeming sick everyday,” —ACF

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Appropriate legislation is answer to strikes — Prof Chris Bode, CMD LUTH

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

The Acting Chief Medical Director, Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH, Idi Araba, Lagos, Professor Chris Bode, said that only the enactment of a policy that will outlaw strikes by unions or groups of workers in public health sectors can put a stop to incessant strike in the country.

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WHO appoints 1st female Africa Regional Director

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A new Africa Regional Director has been appointed by the World Health Organisation. She is Dr Matshidiso Rebecca Moeti, a public health veteran, with more than 35 years of national and international experience with WHO, UNICEF, UNAIDS and the Botswana Ministry of Health.

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NAFDAC smashes fake Viagra, Alomo Bitters syndicate

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NAFDAC DG, Paul Orhi.

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, has smashed syndicates specialised in faking and distribution of Viagra and Kasapreko Alomo Bitters, two popular performance enhancing drugs registered in the Nigerian market.

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“All lumps are guilty until proven cancer free”

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...Mr Uwaegbulam on his sick bed

An estimated 20,000 breast cancer cases are recorded in Nigeria annually. Only annual screening guarantees prevention of untimely death. Today, more Nigerian women are aware of their breast health and breast cancer; however, some damaging myths exist that misinform on the benefits of early detection and seeking prompt care. In commemoration of the World Cancer Day, Sebbeccly Cancer Care is dispelling common myths around the disease by promoting breast awareness, and helping people understand the benefits of early detection and treatment.

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Health sector strikes: Appropriate legislation is the answer — Prof Chris Bode, CMD LUTH

  /   in Health 12:06 am   /   Comments

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The Acting Chief Medical Director, Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH, Idi Araba, Lagos, Professor Chris Bode, says only the enactment of a policy that will outlaw strikes by unions or groups of workers in public health sectors in the country.

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Who is sick in Nigeria?

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*The mad woman’s wares’

So what does WHO mean by saying that health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being? What are those daily and “taken-for-granted”signs and symptoms of lack of health or sickness that we exhibit in our homes, in the offices, on the road, in our communities, among the high and the low?

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Acute versus chronic pain

  /   in Health 12:48 am   /   Comments

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Pain is an uncomfortable feeling and/or an unpleasant sensation in the body. The presence of pain often is an indication that something is wrong. Pain can appear suddenly or can come about slowly.

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Hospitals advocate more awareness on glaucoma

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File photo: Surgeons at work

Worried about the rising incidence of blindness caused by glaucoma in Nigeria, eye experts at the Apollo Hospitals in collaboration with Diamond Helix Hospitals, Lagos, have advocated increased awareness and effective medical management to stem the disease.

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Free medical treatment for Ogijo residents

  /   in Health 9:00 pm   /   Comments

Patients at the LASUTH as doctors called off strike

To keep alive, the vision of late Dr. Marius Unchenna Ashibuogwu who died at the age of 28 shortly after his graduation from medical school, MUA foundation an organisation set up in his remembrance has provide free medical treatment for the residence of Ogijo in Ogun State.

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Shortage of medical personnel: Tougher times ahead for Nigerians (1)

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This chronic health worker shortage that has prevailed in public hospitals over the years in Lagos and Nigeria as a whole has steadily gone from bad to worse.

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We are ready to call off strike if… JOHESU

  /   in Health 12:20 am   /   Comments

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We are asking that the Federal Government address needless deaths in its hospitals and put an end to this strike before the elections.— JOHESU

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Experts confident Nigeria will be certified polio-free by 2018

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“The last case of polio virus in Nigeria was reported in July 2014 and making it six months without the incidence of polio virus in Nigeria. What it means is that no child has been paralyse as a result of polio virus in Nigeria in six months”,—Tomori

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Marital bliss: Bring the magic back into the bedroom

  /   in Health 12:15 am   /   Comments

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Indeed, good sex doesn’t necessarily have to be about an orgasm. It can just be an emotionally fulfilling experience between partners. However, bedroom issues can make or break a marriage. Experts say every couple has the potential to have good sex if it is willing to put a little effort into it.

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We are ready to call off strike if… — JOHESU

  /   in Health 7:12 am   /   Comments

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Health workers under the aegis of the Joint Health Sectors Union, JOHESU, Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH branch, Wednesday staged a peaceful protest over what they described as government insensitivity to their demands even as they expressed willingness to call of the strike should the Federal Government release the much expected circular on their demands.

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Experts confident Nigeria will be certified polio-free by 2018

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Contrary to reports that Nigeria will by certified polio-free by 2015 Chairman Expert Review Committee, ERC, Mr. Oyewale Tomori has said Nigeria can only be certified polio free in 2018 if it does not record any new case of polio this year.

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Bird flu: Govt should reactivate animal component of national emergency response now — ENAHORO

  /   in Health 9:30 am   /   Comments

Enahoro

Dr. Gani Enahoro, is Vice President, African Veterinary Association, AVA. He is also the Immediate Past President, Nigerian Veterinary Medical Association, NVMA. Enahoro is currently Managing Director, GAN-ROVET ANIMAL .

In this chat with Chioma Obinna, he is optimistic that the latest outbreak of Bird flu will be effectively contained.

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Ghana joins list of guineaworm-free countries

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• Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter comfort ng 6-year-old Ruhama Issah at Savelugu (Ghana) Hospital as a Carter Centre technical assistant dresses Issah's extremely painful Guinea worm wound. In May 2010, Ghana reported its last case of Guinea worm disease and announced it had stopped disease transmission a year later.

The move toward a Guinea worm free world became more realisable last week as Ghana was officially certified by the World Health Organisation, WHO, as having eliminated the disease.

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Spurs (not the football team)

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I have seen a few patients in Lagos these last few weeks whose MRI scans show something called osteophytes. Someone, usually a fellow physician, has requested this investigation. A few times the report has already been discussed in detail with the patient. But the patient is not satisfied. He/she is concerned ……a tumour? A growth? cancer in the bone? The patient wants more explanation and answers. Osteophytes, otherwise known as “bone spurs” are none of these.

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Novel drug from Novo Nordisk halts Type2 diabetes

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In its bid to help over five million Nigerians with type 2 diabetes control their blood glucose levels, Novo Nordisk, a healthcare company that provide diabetes care has introduced an innovative product Victoza (liraglutide) for the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus in adults to achieve glycaemic control when diet and exercise is not enough.

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In 3 years, Igbobi has not achieved 100% bed occupancy

  /   in Health 8:56 pm   /   Comments

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DECADES after it was established as a military rehabilitation camp for returning World War 2 prisoners of war, the National Orthopaedic Hospital, Igbobi, NOHL, has undergone a metamorphosis to become the nation’s No.1 Federal health institution for trauma management.

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What you need to know about bird flu

  /   in Health 8:38 pm   /   Comments

How birds are slaughtered: Medical exprets say this procedure could create challeneges

THE H5N1 is a highly pathogenic avian (bird) flu virus that has caused serious outbreaks in domestic poultry. Highly pathogenic refers to the virus’s ability to produce disease

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When your sex life is boring

  /   in Health 12:10 am   /   Comments

Relationship

“MY wife and I are bored with our sex life. We love each other, but cannot seem to find the time or urge for sex again,”—Disgruntled Husband

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