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Day: March 13, 2019

Mixed reactions greet bone marrow transplant for HIV patients

Mixed reactions greet bone marrow transplant for HIV patients

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Stakeholders in the health sector have continued to react to the bone marrow transplant breakthrough in treating people living with the Human Immune Deficiency Virus. It would be recalled that last week another patient had achieved remission after receiving a bone marrow transplant in London, United Kingdom. The London patient, who has chosen to remain anonymous, was first diagnosed with HIV in 2003. He took antiretroviral drugs to treat HIV for years without issue before being diagnosed in 2012 with an advanced form of blood cancer called Hodgkin’s lymphoma. As part of his cancer treatment, he received a bone marrow transplant. The doctors picked a donor bone marrow they knew had a mutation in the CCR5 receptor called “Delta 32,” which prevented CCR5 from being produced altog
A lift for kids with cancer

A lift for kids with cancer

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The District 404B1 of Lions Clubs International has donated N400,000 to support the treatment of children diagnosed with paediatric cancer in Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) in Idi-Araba, Lagos State. More than 50 members of the group, led by the District Governor, Olalekan Babalola, and other executives stormed the Oncology Department/Ward of the government hospital to present the cheque with other luxuries and Samsung flat screen television. The gesture, according to Babalola, while presenting the gifts, was to celebrate Lions Clubs Childhood Cancer Day. He said the non-governmental group has added the campaign against the childhood cancer with its humanitarian projects to reduce if not total eradication childhood cancer in the society. He said the childhood cancer had...
Toast to ABUAD Multi-system Hospital

Toast to ABUAD Multi-system Hospital

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The famous Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD) Multi-system Hospital, Ekiti State reverberated recently at the Obafemi Awolowo Leadership prize presentation. That day, Ekiti State Governor, Dr. John Kayode Fayemi, reeled out the positives of the hospital, which he said was the best of its kind in Nigeria. He said the quantum of the state-of-the-art medical facilities the hospital has, which gives it the impetus to renders world class medical and allied services, stand it out. He was talking about five modular theatres equipped with pneumatic tubes and other specialist equipment, including: SPEC Scan, CT SCAN, MRI and Ultrasound Scan/X-ray. The hospital also has such surgical specialties as General surgery, paediatric surgery, plastic, nature urology, orthopedics, neuro-...