Come Wednesday the 27th of June, the Board of Fellows of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) prepares to honour a collection of deserving Awardees. This event according to the organisers will be part of an Annual Dinner scheduled for the prestigious Sheraton Hotels and Suites, Ikeja – Lagos.
Bad breath is not something most of us want to be worrying about. In a perfect world we would all have perfect breath all the time – with a hint of wintergreen, peppermint or perhaps fresh flowers. We do not live in a perfect world however, and just about everyone has to worry a bit about bad breath once in a while, even if it’s just the typical “morning breath.” There are things you can do to eliminate or reduce the possibility that you will be causing people’s eyes to water because of your less-than-delightful breath. Try these simple tricks to keep your breath fresh. 1. Brush And Floss Your first thought might be “Duh!” upon reading that, but remember that it says brush and floss. Brushing is something most of us probably do, but it’s easier for people to just blow off the flossing
In May, health officials in the Democratic Republic of the Congo stirred alarm when they confirmed that an Ebola outbreak had spread from the countryside to a heavily populated port city. But one month later, the World Health Organization is cautiously optimistic: “Slightly over a month into the response, further spread of [Ebola Virus Disease] has largely been contained,” WHO announced on June 20. That’s largely thanks to the multi-pronged approach health officials in the port city of Mbandaka took to stop the disease, before it could spread to other cities and countries. A coalition of NGOs set up quarantines throughout Mbandaka, taught preventative measures, and engaged in a selective vaccination campaign. Dr. Alhassane Touré, one of the health officials behind the vaccination
The Federal Government on Monday said it would soon rebuild the Diagnostic Laboratory gutted by fire at the National TB and Leprosy Training Centre, Zaye Zaria, Kaduna State. The Minister of State for Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, made this known in a statement issued by Mrs Boade Akinola, Director Media and Public Relations of the ministry, on Monday in Abuja. The minister gave this assurance when he visited the centre to assess the extent of damage caused by the fire incidence. He added that the visit was to ensure speed up of the process of repairing and putting the facility back to use in the shortest possible time. Ehanire added that after the assessment of the damage being carried out by experts was concluded, the laboratory would be redesigned to prevent such occurrence in ...
Irked by continuous loss of lives to drug abuse and misuse, the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, PSN, weekend listed measures to tackle the menace even as it decried that out of about one million pharmacies operating in Nigeria, only 50,000 renew their licence annually. The PSN said a new survey it conducted entitled: Pharmacists’ Perceptions and Knowledge and Attitudes on the Menace of Pharmaceutical Drug Abuse in Nigeria, shows that only 16 per cent of the pharmacists have received training on substance abuse disorders. At a media training held last week to mark the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking in Lagos, the President of the PSN, Pharm. Ahmed Yakasai, noted that the issue of drug abuse has reached unprecedented level across all the geopolitical z
Worried by the high rate of failure by foreign trained medical students in the assessment examination conducted by the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN), the federal government has directed the council to investigate the phenomenon. It asked the MDCN to investigate some of the foreign medical institutions attended by Nigerians to ascertain their suitability. This was disclosed on Monday when the council inducted 183 medical students in Abuja. In April last year, 501 medical students, trained abroad, sat for the MDCN examination conducted at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital in Kwara State. Only 132 of them passed the examination. Many of the students complained of being deliberately failed by their supervisors, a claim denied by the organisers. The counci...
* Highest victims in Bauchi, Adamawa, Borno The ongoing cholera epidemic in the country has killed 116 persons with 13,009 suspected cases recorded in 12 states since the beginning of the year. The states are: Adamawa, Anambra, Bauchi, Borno, Kano, Kaduna, Kogi, Nasarawa, Niger, Plateau, Yobe and Zamfara. A situation report from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) indicated that Bauchi State has the highest cases of 8,413, followed by Adamawa with 1,325 and Borno with 1,212 cases. However, Zamfara has 729 cases, Yobe (449), Kano (372), Plateau (236), Kaduna (113), Niger (109), Anambra (23), Kogi (20) and Nasarawa (eight). The NCDC reported that of the 13,009 suspected cases, 135 were confirmed from the laboratory, noting that the overall Case Fatality Rate (CFR) f
The issue of drug abuse has recently come to national consciousness prompting the ban on codeine in the aftermath of a documentary exposing the prevalence of codeine consumption in some parts of the country by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), a UK public service broadcaster. Experts say drug abuse has become an issue of national emergency to safeguard the future of the youths who are entangled in the cobweb of drug abuse and misuse. This is why stakeholders have called for concerted efforts to unravel the factors promoting abuse of drugs with a view to reducing the risk to the barest minimum if not completely eradicating it. According to a survey conducted by the Narcotics and Drug Abuse Committee of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN), many factors have cont