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LUTH resident doctors begin 3-day warning strike

LUTH resident doctors begin 3-day warning strike

Association of Resident Doctors, Lagos University Teaching Hospital,LUTH, chapter, Idi-Araba, Lagos, yesterday, embarked on a three-day warning strike in compliance with the directive from the association‘s national body. Association of Resident Doctors, Lagos University Teaching Hospital,LUTH, chapter, Idi-Araba, Lagos, yesterday, [...]

June 27, 2013 Health issues
Mother Begs Doctors to Help Baby Son Who Was Born with a 'Tail'

Pictures: Mother Begs Doctors to Help Baby Son Who Was Born with a ‘Tail’

A devastated mum in China is begging doctors to help her seven-month-old son – who has a three-inch tail sticking out of his back. Little Xiao Wei was born with spina bifida, which means his vertebrae didn’t form properly. The [...]

June 21, 2013 Health issues
He said this during the 2013 Sickle Cell Summit held in Lagos to mark the world’s Sickle Cell Day organised by Dabma Sickle Cell Foundation in partnership with the Office of the Special Adviser to the President on Ethics and Values. Speaking on the theme, ‘Know your Sickle Cell Status’, Okowa explained that “the sickle cell is a genetic disorder with a high prevalence in our country, Nigeria.” He added, “The prevalence rate here recently is about two per cent and a carrier rate of about 20 per cent. And close to 50 per cent of these children die before the age of five. We obviously have a huge burden on our hands as a nation.” Okowa, who was represented by a former Delta State Commissioner for Transport, Chief Lawrence Osiegbu, however, admitted that knowing one’s genotype was one of the sure ways of preventing and controlling the burden of the disorder. The senator further reiterated the commitment of his committee to the nation’s health care delivery system, saying “a Bill for an Act to prevent, control and manage Sickle Cell Disorder is being sponsored and it is our hope that the legislation will impact on our people’s life.” On his part, Chairman of the foundation, Pastor Emmanuel Ibekwe, said June 19 was a day set aside by the United Nations to mark the world’s Sickle Cell day, calling for a concerted effort in the fight against the disease. He said, “The awareness about sickle cell disorder has suffered tremendously. I appeal to corporate organisations to be involved in the fundraising for the victims of sickle cell.” In his lecture, a Professor of Anatomy and Consultative Reproductive Endocrinologist, Oladapo Ashiru, noted that sickle-cell couples could breed normal children through the test-tube way, while stating that Nigeria recorded the first breakthrough in 1989 under his team.

Nigeria Has The Highest Burden of Sickle-Cell Anaemia – Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa

Chairman, Senate Committee on Health, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, has said Nigeria has the highest burden of sickle-cell anaemia with over 150,000 children born annually with it. He said this during the 2013 Sickle Cell Summit held in Lagos to mark [...]

June 20, 2013 Health issues
downs syndrome

Down’s Syndrome ‘Linked To Brain Protein Loss’

A lack of a protein in Down’s syndrome brains could be the cause of learning and memory problems, says a US study. Writing in Nature Medicine, Californian researchers found that the extra copy of chromosome 21 in people with the [...]

May 27, 2013 Health issues
My Pikin Workers Jailed

Court jails My Pikin workers 28yrs, dissolves firm

Court jails My Pikin workers – A Federal High Court, Lagos has wound up Barewa Pharmaceutical Ltd, the manufacturer of My Pikin baby teething mixture, which allegedly killed about 80 babies in 2008. Justice Okechukwu Okeke, in his judgment on Friday, also sentenced [...]

May 18, 2013 Health issues

Ogun Shuts 66 Illegal Hospitals, Burns Fake Drugs

Ogun Shuts 66 Illegal Hospitals, Burns Fake Drugs – Ogun State Government, yesterday, disclosed that it had destroyed fake drugs worth N1.5 million and shut down 66 illegal healthcare centres across the state. The government also revealed that it would [...]

May 16, 2013 Health issues
Eating a handful of walnuts

Could Eating Walnuts Be The Key To Good Health?

Eating a handful of walnuts could provide near-instant protection from heart disease. Scientists found”‘significant” improvement in cholesterol levels and blood vessel flexibility, which helps blood flow smoothly, just four hours after people consumed either the shelled nuts or walnut oil. [...]

May 15, 2013 Health issues
62 Illegal Patent Medicine Stores Sealed in Lagos Since February

62 Illegal Patent Medicine Stores Sealed in Lagos Since February, PSN

The President of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, PSN, Olumide Akintayo, on Saturday said at least 62 illegal patent medicine stores had been sealed in Lagos State since February. Mr. Akintayo said that the stores were sealed during raids by [...]

May 12, 2013 Health issues
Korean Woman Disfigured

Woman who injected COOKING OIL into her own face after doctors refused to give her any more plastic surgery By BECKY EVANS

Hang Mioku was obsessed with silicone injections as she wanted ‘soft’ skin Doctors told her she had psychological issue and refused more treatments Korean resorted to injecting cooking oil leaving her permanently disfigured A plastic surgery addict injected cooking oil [...]

May 12, 2013 Health issues
water-yam

Water Yam Slows down Ageing Process

Water Yam Slows down Ageing Process – Water yam can slow down the ageing process and boost the immune system, a nutritionist, Hajiya Jummai Abdul, has said. Abdul said water yam was good for diabetic patients because it contained fibre, [...]

May 8, 2013 Health issues
the-bitter-truth-about-sugar

The Bitter Truth About Sugar

Sugar is sweet, and that’s an obvious statement! Yet, researchers say its consumption is fraught with health problems. Sugar is colourless or white when pure, and brown when less refined. It is obtained commercially from sugarcane or sugar beet and [...]

May 8, 2013 Health issues
The National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), on Thursday said it has arrested a suspected leader of a drug cloning syndicate in Lagos.

NAFDAC Destroys Fake Drugs Worth N400m

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) on Thursday in Makurdi, destroyed substandard, fake and adulterated medicines and food valued at N400million. The Director General of NAFDCAD, Dr Paul Orhii, who led the destruction, vowed that [...]

May 3, 2013 Health issues
Lamido Sanusi Advocates Drug Test

Lamido Sanusi advocates drug test for political office seekers

Lamido Sanusi advocates drug test for political office seekers – Lamido Sanusi – The Central Bank Governor, Lamido Sanusi, on Saturday advocated for drug test for all those seeking elective political office, to ascertain that they are not drug addicts. Mr. [...]

April 14, 2013 Health issues
Nigeria Health Statistics

Nigeria Has The Highest Cancer Death Rate In Africa -WHO

Nigeria Has The Highest Cancer Death Rate In Africa -WHO – The recent alarm on rising global incidence of cancer by the World Health Organisation (WHO) should worry African countries, including Nigeria, where the disease is most prevalent. Available statistics [...]

February 16, 2013 Health issues
Soursop Fruit Cure

Soursop Fruit Kills Cancer 100 Fold better Than Chemotherapy.

Soursop Fruit Kills Cancer 100 Fold better Than Chemotherapy. – Raymond Kirlew, Yvonne Kirlew of Discovery Bay, St Ann, and Florida radio host Dr Dennis Grant, hold leaves and a soursop from the soursop tree behind them. ON THE verge of [...]

February 14, 2013 Health issues