Sunday October 26th, 2014
Sunday October 26th, 2014
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Chevron’s sprays Ondo houses against mosquito

  /   in Health 9:25 pm   /   Comments

Mosquito

AS part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSP), oil giant, Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL), distributed drugs and insecticide treated mosquito nets to over 2,000 pregnant and nursing mothers in the oil rich communities in Ondo State

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Slim with ease: How Nina lost 54 kg in 2 years

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Slim with Ease, a healthy weight loss plan has been inspired by theremarkable weight loss programme Nina Ndubuisi has been following, that has enabled her to lose over 54kg in less than two years.

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NIMR DG bags NANS Excellence Award

  /   in Health 12:42 am   /   Comments

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The Director-General of the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research, NIMR, Prof. Innocent Ujah yesterday bagged the 2014 Achiever per Excellence Award of the National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS.

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Cakes Go Healthy

  /   in Health, Veggie Victory   /   Comments

veggie

For many of us it is so difficult to follow a vegetarian lifestyle or simply eat healthier because the change seems to come with less fun in eating.

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At 54, still mixed blessings

  /   in Health 12:35 am   /   Comments

At 54, Nigeria has come of age as a mature sovereign nation. As the country marks another independence day today, stakeholder’s say the sector has witnessed some level of improvement especially in the area of polio which has been successfully reduced by 95 percent between 2013 and 2014.

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Announce Ebola cure and go to jail, FDA warns

  /   in Health 7:25 am   /   Comments

vaccine-Ebola

The very act of suggesting or announcing a potential cure for the dreaded Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, has become riskier than envisaged as claimants of such unverified and “unorthodox” cures now stand the risk of going to prison if threats by the American Food and Drug Administration, FDA, are anything to go by.

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Maternal, infant mortality: Mobile Midwife, Dial-a-Doctor to the rescue

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Baby-mother

As part of efforts to reduce infant and maternal mortality rates in Nigeria, communications services provider, Airtel Nigeria, has unveiled innovative mobile health services dubbed Mobile Midwife and Dial-a-Doctor.

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After 5 Agonising Years: How I became the mother of ‘test tube baby’— Francesca Onwudijo

  /   in Health 9:41 am   /   Comments

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COUPLES often face hard decisions when experiencing infertility and harder choices when going through fertility treatments, and yet if they are successful, they face many other decisions as well. Thirty six years ago, on July 25, 1978, Lesley and John Brown faced such decisions prior to successfully undergoing a complicated and at that time, relatively unknown assisted reproductive procedure known as In Vitro Fertilisation, IVF

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Mother & Child Immunisation, life saver!

  /   in Health 12:38 am   /   Comments

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My friend’s second son, Ikechukwu, was born healthy and full of life. Ike had his first immunsation at the 6th week. On the second shot, he started screaming right away and continued to cry.

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No basis for discrimination against Ebola survivors — Orhii

  /   in Health 1:18 am   /   Comments

Ebola Survivors: Gov. Babatunde Fashola of Lagos(4th left) with survivors of the Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, during a visit to the Governor in Lagos, yesterday. From Right: Dr. Adaora Igonoh, Dennis Akagha, Fashola, Dr. Ibeawuchi Morris, Dr. Fadipe Akinniyi and Dr. Enemuo Kelechi

AS commendations pour in for successful containment of the Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, by the Federal Government, Director General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, Dr Paul Orhii, has condemned reports of discrimination and stigma being faced by Nigerian Ebola survivors.

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MNCH: WBFA seeks focus on education, access to midwives

  /   in Health 11:46 pm   /   Comments

Founder-President, Wellbeing Foundation Africa, WBFA, Mrs. Toyin Saraki, has said in addition to promoting health-seeking behavior in women and girls, education also leads to more qualified health care professionals.

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UNGASS holds 1st child marriage panel

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THE United Nations General Assembly, UNGASS, has held it’s first-ever panel discussion on child marriage in New York. The panel, requested by last year’s first General Assembly resolution on child marriage, focused on the post-2015 development agenda and the development costs of child marriage.

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Breast cancer: Sebeccly begins Light Lagos Pink Campaign

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In an effort to reduce incidences of cancer as well as create awareness about the disease, Sebeccly Cancer Care & Support Centre is raising fund to help cancer patients access life-saving treatments even as it announced plans to launch campaign on Light Lagos Pink in October.

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Meat free Monday

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•  Fresh meat could be good or bad.  Studies show that people who ate the most red meat and processed meat are likely to die sooner .Moderation is the key when it comes to consumption of  meat

The world wide campaign ‘Meat Free Monday’ is still to arrive in Nigeria. Even though our country is equally and in many parts severely affected by climate change.

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Expert warns consumers on abuse of alcohol

  /   in Health 5:03 pm   /   Comments

Mrs Aderonke Sobodu, the Managing Director, Spronks Creations Ltd., on Wednesday warned consumers of alcohol to drink responsibly and not to abuse its intake.

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Another Lagos doctors’ strike imminent

  /   in Health 5:37 pm   /   Comments

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

A month after doctors under the aegis of the Nigeria Medical Association, NMA. returned to work following suspension of a seven-week nationwide strike to press for implementation of a 24-point demand by Federal government, indications have revealed that, in Lagos, the last may yet to have been heard about the strike.

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N15,000 health plan debuts from Avon HMO

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ABANDONED: ABOVE: The children ward of Agbowa Primary Health Centre, Ikorodu, Lagos, yesterday.

FOLLOWING its licensing and accreditation as a National Health Maintenance Organisation, HMO, Avon Healthcare Limited has announced a collection of six health plans including a low-priced package designed to accommodate a wide cross section of Nigerians in the bid to ensure adequate coverage of the typical and prevalent ailments found in the country whilst providing quality care at affordable costs.

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IVF: Fertility experts seek regulation to reduce cost

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pregnant-woman

With about 50 percent pregnancy success rate of Invitro Fertilisation, IVF, in the country, fertility experts in Nigeria are seeking for urgent guidelines and regulations for IVF as part of efforts towards improving the practice in Nigeria even as they explained the rationale behind the high cost of IVF treatment

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Lagos empowers 8,000 teachers on Ebola response

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File Photo

NO less than 8,000 public school teachers have been trained by the Lagos State government on the signs and symptoms of the Ebola Virus Disease, EVD.

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I’m in Nigeria to change the lives of amputees

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Ability

Are you an accident victim or a genetically limbless Nigerian desperately in need of prosthetics or orthotics aid? Are you planning to travel abroad to replace a lost limb or any other body parts? Shelve the idea.

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Minimise cooking with salt, spices, medic warns

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Salt

Emeritus Professor of Medicine at the American College of Physicians and Provost, College of Medicine, Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti, Prof Matthew Araoye has warned that cooking with salt and spices amounts to high salt intake and could lead to hypertension.

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What causes lower back pain?

  /   in Health 12:15 am   /   Comments

back-pain

The Americans have a saying : “I’ve got your back”. This usually refers to an assurance that you are protected , covered or shielded from some negative effect yet unseen. When it comes to back pain, you actually “have your back” yourself!

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African technologists write Nigeria on Ebola

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A file photo taken on June 28, 2014 shows a member of Doctors Without Borders (MSF) putting on protective gear at the isolation ward of the Donka Hospital in Conakry, where people infected with the Ebola virus are being treated. Guinea announced on August 9, 2014 it was closing its land borders with Liberia, Sierra Leone over Ebola fears.    AFP PHOTO

Nigeria and indeed all African nations have been put to task on three possible ways technology can be used to stamp out the dreaded Ebola disease currently ravaging the people and economies of the continent.

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Why women prefer male condom

  /   in Health 7:12 pm   /   Comments

*Used correctly and consistently, female condoms are 95 percent effective. They help to protect against pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections.

As the world marked the third annual Global Female Condom Day on September 16, 2014, more facts emerged as to why the female condom is yet to gain popularity comparable to the long existing male condom.

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FG to introduce pneumococcal vaccine in October

  /   in Health 7:03 pm   /   Comments

The National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA), on Monday, said the Federal Government would introduce Pneumococcal vaccine in October for children against pneumonia.

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Expert worries over proliferation of unsafe drinking water

  /   in Health 12:19 am   /   Comments

Nigerian woman fetch water from a local pond, which is  a source of drinking water making her susceptible to Guinea worm larvae infestation. Photo by E. Staub, courtesy of the CDC and The Carter Center.

The Principal Consultant, Emani Global Network Limited, Emmanuel Osiegbu has raised concern over the proliferation of unsafe drinking water in the country.

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Church, hospitals partner against EVD

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HEALTH PERSONNEL IN PROTECTIVE  KITS AT THE NATIONAL HOSPITAL IN ABUJA ON TUESDAY (12/8/14).

Recognising the threat of the Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, High Life Church in partnership with the Etiosa Zone of the Association of General and Private Medical Practitioners of Nigeria, AGPMPN, to donate 30 Infectious Disease Control, IDC, Kits and 30 non-contact thermometers for use in the early detection of the disease in the zone

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Corper doctor gives Agbado Health Centre new look

  /   in Health 8:43 pm   /   Comments

•Agbado Health Centre, Ifo LGA, Ogun State.

A Corper doctor, Dr. Anuri Emeh, has given the premises of the Agbado Health Centre, in Ifo local government, Ogun state, a brand new look.

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Ebola: Experts task scientists on research findings

  /   in Health 12:21 am   /   Comments

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As the Federal Government continued to battle with the outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease in the country, medical have urged Nigerian scientists to publicise their findings for the good of the populace and for national development

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It is unwise to unveil Ebola survivors publicly

  /   in Health 12:34 am   /   Comments

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IN the wake of the outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, in Nigeria, numerous experts on the local and international scene have commented on the immediate and long-term implications of the outbreak in the country.

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Nigeria: Population explosion looms except… — Expert

  /   in Health 12:19 am   /   Comments

Statistics by experts show that by2040, Nigeria’s population growth would have quadruplewithout commensurate amenities and employment to sustain it

An expert in population issues has warned of dire consequences of uncontrollable population explosion in Nigeria, saying that if not checked, it will create more problems than expected in future.

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Veg diet boosts your immune system (2)

  /   in Health, Veggie Victory 1:04 am   /   Comments

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The bottom line: To boost your immune system, try a low-fat vegetarian diet accompanied by regular physical activity. Vegetables, fruits, beans, and grains contain nutrients and phytochemicals to strengthen the immune system. Fiber, which is readily available in plant foods, helps your body flush out toxins.The omega 3 fatty acids, found in flax oil, act as immune boosters by increasing the activity of phagocytes, the white blood cells that eat up bacteria. Use flax oil as your base for vinaigrettes, drizzle it on top of vegetables, stir it into oatmeal, or whir it in your smoothies.Foods to boost your immune system:

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