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Day: June 14, 2019

Sickle Cell Anaemia: Declare Yourself Free or Don’t Marry in Anambra State -Legislature

Sickle Cell Anaemia: Declare Yourself Free or Don’t Marry in Anambra State -Legislature

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Sickle Cell Anaemia is a congenital form of anaemia characterised by abnormal blood cells having a crescent shape. Studies have over time shown that this blood disease occurs mostly among the black race. Many decades ago and perhaps even now, and especially among the not so well enlightened population, children dying from complications of sickle cell disease were mainly (and are still being) attributed to some sort of evil spirits or the activities of local deities who requited the child’s life unless some sacrificial rituals were made. But in most modern societies these days sickle cell anaemia has been well understood to be a disease that cuts short the life of many a sufferer. Studies having shown that in curbing the disease sufferers and carriers of the gene responsible for it ought
Colon Cancer: Nut Consumption Boosts Outcomes after Treatments

Colon Cancer: Nut Consumption Boosts Outcomes after Treatments

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Your colon is that part of your large intestine between the caecum and the rectum; it extracts moisture from food residues before they are excreted. But when a cancer is developed from the colon or rectum (parts of the large intestine) it is known as bowel cancer or colon cancer. But what could go wrong as to result into this serious health issue? According to Wikipedia, a cancer is the abnormal growth of cells that have the ability to invade or spread to other parts of the body. Signs and symptoms of colon cancer experts say, may include blood in the stool, a change in bowel movements, weight loss, and feeling tired all the time. When patients undergo treatment and are discharged there is always the possibility that the cancer may reoccur if nothing appropriate is done. Going by the out...
Health Experts Raise Alarm on Drug Abuse

Health Experts Raise Alarm on Drug Abuse

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Just recently an official of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) raised an alarm over the prevalence of drug addiction in the country. In a formal remark the official said that shockingly Nigeria was leading even beyond the international coverage of drug abuse globally. The Director, Public Affairs, of the federal government agency, Dr. Abubakar Jimoh while breaking this information to news hunters in Ilorin, Kwara State described the situation as, “Nigeria sitting on a keg of gun powder.” Sequel upon this perturbing state of affairs, the Nigeria Academy of Pharmacy in collaboration with the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN), NAFDAC, the Association of Community Pharmacists of Nigeria (ACPN) and numerous other industry and professional s