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Day: November 7, 2018

Female Genital Mutilation Causes Sexual Problems – Expert

Female Genital Mutilation Causes Sexual Problems – Expert

NEWS
Women who are victims of the Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) may develop sexual problems like pain during intercourse, reduced satisfaction and potential challenges with orgasm. A Consultant Psychiatrist, Dr Tomi Imarah, made the assertion in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Lagos. Imarah runs an online Mental Health Counselling Service, called “Dr Tomi’s Haven’’ via her facebook page, @drtomihaven. “Orgasm is a feeling of intense sexual pleasure that happens during sexual activity. “FGM affects the sexual life of victims; the clitoris is the female erogenous organ that is capable of erection under sexual stimulation. “It is not that victims of FGM are incapable of enjoying sex; it is just that it may take more efforts. “Women should not have to stru
Kwara: Nurse, Cleric Nabbed By Police Over Missing Placenta

Kwara: Nurse, Cleric Nabbed By Police Over Missing Placenta

Children's Health, NEWS
Officers of Kwara State Police Command are still battling to recover the placenta of a newborn baby allegedly sold to a cleric in Ilorin for ritual purposes by a nurse in a private hospital. At press time, Vanguard reliably gathered that the cleric and the nurse attendant are yet to disclose the where about of the placenta to the police. The cleric, who reportedly bought the placenta for N20,000, claimed he had thrown it into the river as it was not useful to him since the baby was delivered through caesarean operation. The duo according to Vanguard not Nigerian Medicals findings were arrested following report to the police command by the medical officer in charge of the private hospital when the father of the baby was not given the placenta on demand. The father of the new baby, one Ji
Low Level Of Oestrogen Cause Of Vaginal Infection –Expert

Low Level Of Oestrogen Cause Of Vaginal Infection –Expert

NEWS, Women's health
An Abuja based gynaecologist, Dr. Ikenna Oti, on Tuesday said low levels of oestrogen in the body could expose women to vaginal infection called vulvovaginitis. Oti told the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja that vulvovaginitis is an infection that affects women’s vulva and vagina, and common to women of all ages. He said that about 75 per cent of women would have this infection in their life time and most times could have a second episode. The expert, however, listed some factors that could pose a risk of developing the condition in women as bacteria, yeast, viruses as well as parasites. He said that environmental factors like allergens, sexually transmitted infections and chemicals could contribute to developing the disease in some patients. He also said that other factors that could
Eating Chocolate, Drinking Coffee Could Help People Live Longer — Study

Eating Chocolate, Drinking Coffee Could Help People Live Longer — Study

Food And Nutrition, NEWS
A new research has suggested that eating  chocolate, and drinking coffee or tea and wine and coffee could help people live longer.Findings from the research also showed that it is important to combine them with a zinc supplement. It said taking zinc supplements activates a compound that slows down ageing. This reverses the ‘internal stress’ that naturally accumulates over the years and has been linked to everything from cancer to Alzheimer’s. Zinc is a relatively safe supplement even at high doses and could therefore be taken regularly to help slow ageing, according to the German researchers. Chocolate, wine, coffee and tea contain the antioxidants polyphenols, which help combat cell damage. The researchers from the University of Erlangen–Nuremberg found that zinc activates a compound
Media Urged To Raise Awareness Level on Prevention of Mother-To-Child Transmission of HIV/AIDS

Media Urged To Raise Awareness Level on Prevention of Mother-To-Child Transmission of HIV/AIDS

NEWS
The media and stakeholders in Nigeria have been charged to raise the awareness level on the prevention of Mother-To-Child transmission of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) infection in the country. This was the thrust of a media dialogue organised by the Child Rights Information Bureau (CRIB) of the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture, Abuja in collaboration with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) held in Calabar, Cross River State. The UNICEF Communication Specialist, Mr Geoffrey Njoku said the objective of the media dialogue was to furnish journalists with useful information and spur them to give visibility to the issue of prevention of Mother-To-Child transmission of HIV/AIDS so as to curtail the menace. Njoku
UBTH Begins Autopsy on Surgeon Who Died on Duty

UBTH Begins Autopsy on Surgeon Who Died on Duty

NEWS
The management of the University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Edo State, announced on Tuesday that it had begun a medical examination to ascertain the cause of the sudden death of one of its employees, Dr Okeoghene Edigba. The Public Relations Officer of the hospital, Mr Joshua Uwaila, disclosed this to Southern City News on Tuesday. Edigba, who was described as a senior registrar in the Department of Surgery, UBTH, reportedly slumped and died after performing four operations on Thursday, November 1, 2018. Efforts by some of his colleagues to revive him were said to have been unsuccessful. The death of the surgeon was also said to have come as a shock to the management and staff of the teaching hospital and threw them into mourning. Uwaila stated that the deceased was on call...
Ogun State Governor Orders The Immediate Employment Of Doctors and Nurses

Ogun State Governor Orders The Immediate Employment Of Doctors and Nurses

NEWS
Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, has ordered immediate employment of 30 medical doctors and 100 nurses into the state civil service within the next two weeks. He gave the directive during the Treasury Board Meeting in preparation for the 2019 budget held on Tuesday in Abeokuta. Amosun said the employment would provide a temporary succour for the shortfall in the health sector before the 2019 budget is passed which would allow more employments in the sector. He added that an additional provision of at least 100 medical doctors and 300 nurses would be made in the 2019 budget. Amosun said the employment would add more to the wage bill of the state which the state is struggling to pay, adding that he would comply with whatever minimum wage agreed upon by the government...
Imo Records Drop in HIV Infection Rate-Commissioner

Imo Records Drop in HIV Infection Rate-Commissioner

NEWS
The Imo Government on Tuesday said the state had recorded significant drop in the HIV infection rate,following sustained public campaign on the danger of the dreaded condition. Dr Ernest Uwaigbo, Commissioner for Inter Governmental and Donor Agencies, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Owerri. “The drop in the new HIV infections was achieved following a regular sensitisation programmes which the state government has embarked on. “ Imo Government has set out rehabilitation centres, where infected persons can access drugs with ease and upgraded diagnoses on the virus,’’ he said. Uwaigbo explained that the state was also partnering with an international donor agency, Global Fund, to rehabilitate those already infected with the virus. He said the state
AIDS Highest Cause of Death in Asokoro Hospital

AIDS Highest Cause of Death in Asokoro Hospital

NEWS
The HIV/AIDS Clinic at the Asokoro District Hospital has said that HIV/AIDS is the highest cause of death among patients in the entire hospital. It, however, said the rate of deaths caused by HIV/AIDS had dropped significantly compared to previous years. The Project Coordinator, Anti-Retroviral Therapy, Dr. Henry Onyegbutulem, and his Deputy, Dr Whera Sagay, said this when members of the board of the National Agency for the Control of AIDS visited the facility in Abuja on Tuesday. The team said HIV care in the facility was strong, according to a statement by the NACA Spokesperson, Mrs. Toyin Aderibigbe. Onyegbutulem, however, expressed concern over the low rate of drug adherence by patients, stressing that drug intake is very important. He also informed the board that Asokor...
A 96 Year Old Man Shares Nobel Prize in Physics with Two Others

A 96 Year Old Man Shares Nobel Prize in Physics with Two Others

NEWS
A 96 year old scientist, Arthur Ashkin has jointly won the 2018 Nobel Prize in physics; also among the recipients is a woman, Donna Strickland who is winning the prize for the first time since 55 years when it was last won by a woman! The magnificent feat by Donna Strickland, a Canadian physicist, is alongside a French man, Gérard Mourou. The prize is awarded in recognition of their work on generating high-intensity, ultra-short optical pulses. The prize is shared with Arthur Ashkin, an American who is 96 years old and also the oldest Nobel Laureate ever; they won the prize for developing “optical tweezers.” In a remark, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm, Sweden where Nobel laureates in Physics are announced (annually) said the inventions had “revolutionised laser physic
World Pharmacists Day: ACPN Lagos Advocates Rational Use of Medicines

World Pharmacists Day: ACPN Lagos Advocates Rational Use of Medicines

NEWS
In 2009, the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) designated the day 25th September as the annual World Pharmacists Day. The essence of this day is for pharmacists to organise activities that advocates and promotes the role of pharmacists in improving healthcare in various parts of the world. This year, pharmacists all over the world ran with the theme; “Pharmacists: Your Medicine Experts” and the pharmacists in Lagos were not left out. The Association of Community Pharmacists (ACPN) Lagos State Branch commemorated the day by organising a sensitisation and awareness event in the Ifako-Ijaiye Local Government Area of Lagos State. The event saw a large number of residents, royal fathers and pharmacists trooping into the Ifako Mini Stadium to participate. It was a day for enlight
Hypertension Is On the Rise among Nigerian Youths –Cardiologist

Hypertension Is On the Rise among Nigerian Youths –Cardiologist

Interviews, NEWS
Dr. Folasade Alli is the Medical Director and Chief of Cardiology at the Lagos Executive Cardiovascular Clinic (LECC). She is a Consultant Cardiologist with over 30 years of experience. In this interview with GABRIEL IFINNWA, she talks about high blood pressure and she gave an insight into the increase in heart-related problems among young people in the country. What is hypertension? Hypertension is another name for high blood pressure. Blood pressure is the force exerted by the blood against the walls of the blood vessels.The pressure depends on the work being done by the heart and the resistance of the blood vessels. In effect, the heart and the blood vessels work together. What are the common symptoms of hypertension that Nigerians should be mindful of? High blood pressure often has...