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Day: September 17, 2018

Delta State Confirms That 75 Year Old Woman Died From #Lassafever

Delta State Confirms That 75 Year Old Woman Died From #Lassafever

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A 75-year-old woman has reportedly died of Lassa fever at the Federal Medical Centre, Asaba, the Delta State capital. The septuagenarian, whose blood sample tested positive to Lassa fever virus, at the Irrua Specialist Hospital, Edo State, was said to have hailed from Ndokwa East Local Government Area of the state. The Delta State Government, while confirming the incident, said it had commenced contact tracing of the victim who died on August 29, 2018. The statement, signed by the Delta State Director of Information, Mr Paul Osahor, urged residents not to panic over the outbreak. Osahor said, “It hereby announced for the information of the general public, particularly residents in Delta State, that a case of Lassa fever has been reported in the state, leading to the death of a
Vampire Facial Spa Clients To Be Tested For HIV

Vampire Facial Spa Clients To Be Tested For HIV

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Customers of an Albuquerque spa who received a "vampire facial" are being warned that they may have been exposed to HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C through human blood used in the controversial procedure. In a vampire facial -- popularized by Kim Kardashian and other celebrities -- a patient's blood is drawn and then injected back into the face using micro-needles. But the New Mexico Department of Health says an inspection at the VIP Spa in Albuquerque detected practices that might spread HIV or hepatitis B and C, CBS News reported. "We undertook the inspection because a client of the VIP Spa developed an infection that may have resulted from a procedure performed at the spa," state epidemiologist Dr. Michael Landen told CBS. His agency is urging that anyone who received a vam...
Study: Daily Aspirin May Be Harmful For Healthy, Older Adults

Study: Daily Aspirin May Be Harmful For Healthy, Older Adults

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No detectable benefit seen from regular use of low-dose aspirin for people 70 and older who don't have heart disease, researchers say. For decades, a daily dose of aspirin has been widely considered a way to protect healthy people from cardiovascular disease and even cancer. But a large, new, international study finds that, even at low doses, long-term use of aspirin may be harmful — without providing benefit — for older people who have not already had a heart attack or stroke. The new research reinforces the results from a study published in late August, which found that daily low-dose aspirin was too risky to be prescribed to patients at moderate risk of heart disease. In the August study and the new one, researchers found a significant risk of internal gastric bleeding caused by t
Sokoto Disburses N7.4m Medical Assistance to Needy

Sokoto Disburses N7.4m Medical Assistance to Needy

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The Sokoto State Zakkat and Endowment Commission, on Saturday disbursed medical assistance worth N7.4 million to various hospitals and pharmaceutical shops committee across the state. The Commission’s Chairman, Malam Lawal Maidoki, said that the assistance was part of the state government’s monthly support to the commission to assist the less-privileged in the society. “Every month the state government support the commission with N31.5 million to assist the needy in the area of medical, shelter, food and disaster, among others to improve their living standard. “Therefore, as usual, we are disbursing N7.4 million to our various partners, hospitals and pharmaceutical shops to assist the needy who cannot afford medication,” he said. The Chairman further restated the state government commi
Buhari Launches Osun Health Provision Fund

Buhari Launches Osun Health Provision Fund

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As part of Federal Government’s efforts to improve basic health care in the country, President Muhammadu Buhari will perform the national flag off of basic health provision fund in Osogbo, the Osun state capital. Dr Niyi Oginni,the Executive Director of Osun Health Insurance Scheme (O’HIS), who disclosed this at a news conference on Sunday in Osogbo, said the flag off would be performed by the President and the Health Minister, Prof. Isaac Adewole, on Sept. 20. Oginni said that the basic health provision fund , which was signed into law under section 11 of 2014 health act, would be flagged off along side Osun Health Insurance Scheme by the President. He said that after the flag-off, malaria treatment, high blood check, diabetics screening would be free of charge for all residents. Ogin
Issues of Infertility in Couples (ii):  Female Mechanical or Obstructive Factor

Issues of Infertility in Couples (ii): Female Mechanical or Obstructive Factor

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Mrs. AJ, a teacher presented in our clinic late 2016 desirous of pregnancy. She has never been pregnant before. She has regular non-painful period. She has a normal female physique and no medical history of note aside a hospitalisation she had as a teenager at 19 years old for a ruptured appendix. She had appendicectomy performed and has been well thereafter. At presentation in Louis Med fertility clinic, infection screening was arranged and hormonal assay of FSH, LH and Day 21 progesterone done. A seminal fluid analysis was undertaken. All were normal. A pelvic scan suggested a small hydrosalpinx and confirmed by an HSG but with no spillage of dye bilaterally. A laparoscopy was done where bilaterally salpingostomy was done with subsequent spillage of dye in one of the tubes. In May 2017 ...
Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, President, Pharm. Yakasai Receives Appreciation Award

Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, President, Pharm. Yakasai Receives Appreciation Award

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President of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, Pharm. Ahmed Yakasai on Thursday was honoured by the Lagos branch of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria.Pharm. Ahmed Yakasai was decorated with an Appreciation Award for his outstanding support to the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, Lagos branch. The president who took to his twitter handle to lauded the branch for such an honour, he wrote: “This is to appreciate all Pharmacists from LAGOS State Branch of PSN for appreciating me.I really enjoy the love, support and understanding of my colleagues in Lagos .Keep it up.”   NigerianMedicals
Balancing Your “Chi” To Stay Healthy

Balancing Your “Chi” To Stay Healthy

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Traditional Chinese medicine explains that health is the result of a harmonious balance of complementary extremes of the life force; which is described as “qi” or “chi” called “yin” and “yang”. Illness according to them is a result of an imbalance in these forces. The “chi” is said to flow through pathways in the human body and this pathways are accessible through 350 points in the body. In order to bring this energy (chi) to a balanced state, the Chinese have a method of putting thin needles into these energy points in the body with the appropriate combination; this process is called Acupuncture. Dr. Andrew Weil, a practitioner and teacher of integrated medicine points out that acupuncture goes beyond inserting fine needles into specific locations to relieve pain. He states that acupunc
Malnutrition: UNICEF Calls For Improved Nutrition Policy Implementation In Nigeria

Malnutrition: UNICEF Calls For Improved Nutrition Policy Implementation In Nigeria

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The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has called for effective implementation of nutrition policy to address malnutrition confronting the country. The Deputy Representative, UNICEF Nigeria, Pernille Ironside made the call at the National Council on Nutrition (NCN) Sub-Committee Meeting on Nutrition Awareness on Saturday in Kano. She stressed the need for the state and federal governments to invest in nutrition through adequate funding and prompt release of funds allocated to the sector. “The reason why Nigeria should invest in nutrition is that early nutrition programmes increase school completion. “We must invest in nutrition because malnutrition is hampering survival and development of children,” Ironside said. The deputy rep noted that Kano, Katsina and Bauchi States were am