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Day: July 12, 2019

Hyperactivity in Children: Symptoms and Treatment

Hyperactivity in Children: Symptoms and Treatment

Children's Health, NEWS
Lots of kids are very active. But when it’s time to stop and settle down, they typically manage to put a stop. They might kick a ball around one minute and sit quietly with a toy five minutes later. But some kids just can’t keep still. They’re forever fidgeting, grabbing things, talking, or running even after they’re told to stop. They’re more than just active. Experts would describe them as hyperactive or with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). ADHD is a complex neurodevelopmental disorder that can affect your child’s success at home, school, as well as their relationships. The symptoms of ADHD vary and are sometimes difficult to recognise. Some common symptoms of ADHD in children are: regular outbursts of anger at inappropriate times (Younger children may have temper tan
Cancer diagnoses many at times linked to poor diet -research

Cancer diagnoses many at times linked to poor diet -research

NEWS
According to a recent report carried by CNN, your diet is likely to have a greater bearing on your cancer risk than you are likely to reason. In 2015 in the United States, about 80,110 new cancer cases diagnosed in adults aged 20 and above were said to be as a result of consuming a poor diet. This is the findings from the research published in the JNCI Cancer Spectrum recently. “This is equivalent to about 5.2% of all invasive cancer cases newly diagnosed among US adults in 2015,” said Dr. Fang Fang Zhang, a nutrition and cancer epidemiologist at Tufts University in Boston, who was first author of the study. “This proportion is comparable to the proportion of cancer burden attributable to alcohol,” she said. Seven dietary factors were considered for analysis by the study team. These were
NAFDAC Clamps Down On Unregistered Honey Packaged  Under Poor Hygiene

NAFDAC Clamps Down On Unregistered Honey Packaged Under Poor Hygiene

NEWS
The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) announced recently of a clamp down on a manufacturing facility which packaged honey under poor hygienic conditions in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory. NAFDAC, said in a release posted on its website and signed by Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, Director General of the agency that it acted based on information posted on social media and circulated by a customer who alleged that the product was adulterated. NAFDAC’s Federal Capital Territory Office, Pharmacovigilance/Post marketing, and Food Safety and Applied Nutrition Directorates immediately swung into action upon receipt of the information, the release further said. According to NAFDAC, Investigations revealed that the company ‘Upon the Rock Honey’ registered with
Doctors, Pharmaceutical Firms to Fight Sale of Fake Drugs

Doctors, Pharmaceutical Firms to Fight Sale of Fake Drugs

NEWS
The Chairman and Executives of Oyo State chapter of the Association of General and Private Medical Practitioners of Nigeria (AGPMPN), Dr. Dapo Adeniyi, has said the association will use this year’s health forum to tackle fake drugs. He said this was part of the effort to arrest the circulation and sales of fake drugs in Nigeria. Addressing the executives of the association at The NMA House, Total Garden, Ibadan, Dr. Adeniyi said: “Doctors in Oyo State will use their annual health forum to work with pharmaceutical companies as a professional way of stemming the tide of fake and adulterated drugs in the country.” AGPMPN is the umbrella body of owners of private hospitals in Nigeria. Its Oyo State chapter will hold its 2019 health forum from July 30 to August 2 at NMA secretariat, Total Ga
NAFDAC Shuts Three Ponmo Factories in Lagos

NAFDAC Shuts Three Ponmo Factories in Lagos

NEWS
The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control has closed down three factories that specialise in importing hides into the country for human consumption as ponmo. The three factories are located on Unity Avenue, Ijagemo; Sosanya Street, Ijegun; and Adedayo Ayodeji Street, WAZOBIA Bus Stop, Abaranje, all in the Alimosho Local Government Area of Lagos State. It was learnt that residents of Adedayo Ayodeji Street had protested the continued activities of one of the factories in their area, saying the stench from the hide processing was unbearable.The Deputy Director, Intelligence Unit, NAFDAC, Mr Francis Ononiwu, on Tuesday said one Isaac Nwaebo was arrested because he tampered with the agency’s seal on his premises. He added that when the NAFDAC officials visited Nwae
Suicide: NAFDAC Bans Sale of Sniper, others in the Open Market

Suicide: NAFDAC Bans Sale of Sniper, others in the Open Market

NEWS
The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control has announced the ban on sale of Sniper and other brands of agricultural formulations of Dichlorvos following rampant suicide cases and misuse of the products. The Director-General of NAFDAC, Prof. Moji Adeyeye, said this in a statement on Wednesday. Adeyeye said from September 1, 2019, Sniper and other related products would not be sold in supermarkets and in the open markets. The NAFDAC boss said such products should only be used for outdoor purposes and not private homes. The statement read in part, “NAFDAC is giving a two-month (up to August 31, 2019) notice to brand owners/distributors to recall and withdraw their products from open markets and supermarkets that do not have garden corner/shelves to the ag