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Day: September 12, 2019

‘Mental Disorder Accounts For High Suicide Rate’

‘Mental Disorder Accounts For High Suicide Rate’

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A Consultant Psychiatrist, Dr Kafayat Ogunsola, has said mental disorder accounts for 90 per cent of suicide cases in the country. Ogunsola, who works at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba, Lagos, spoke on the sidelines of the 2019 World Suicide Prevention Day. She said: “Ninety per cent of cases of suicide occur as a result of mental disorder; it is as a result of depression. There are some personalities in certain individuals; things happen to us from time to time and our ability to cope or deal with it is one of the reasons or determine who is able to overcome. We need to understand why people are committing suicide. “We need to understand the gender that commits it more, and what were the reasons, relationship, mental disorder and that is what we have be
The different ways to achieving healthy and fertile sperms

The different ways to achieving healthy and fertile sperms

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Sperm is the male reproductive cell. In the types of sexual reproduction known as anisogamy and its subtype oogamy, there is a marked difference in the size of the gametes with the smaller one being termed the “male” or sperm cell. Over time, sperm health has been permanently linked with the whole idea of male virility, or masculinity. Despite the fact that it should not be so, it can make sperm health a tough issue to discuss especially with the emotions that it wells up. Thus it is best for every man to take it upon themselves to ensure their sperm is in the best of health through proactive measures. Thus taking the initiative to ensuring this has never been this urgent considering a 2017 survey of about 43,000 men which discovered that global sperm counts dropped considerably between
Healthy Eating for Women

Healthy Eating for Women

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A balanced diet is a cornerstone of health. Women, like men, should enjoy a variety of healthful foods from all of the foods groups, including whole grains, fruits, vegetables, healthy fats, low-fat or fat-free dairy and lean protein. But women also have special nutrient needs, and, during each stage of a woman’s life, these needs change. Eating Right Nutrient-rich foods provide energy for women’s busy lives and help to reduce the risk of disease. A healthy eating plan regularly includes: • At least three ounce equivalents of whole grains such as whole-grain bread, whole-wheat cereal flakes, whole-wheat pasta, brown rice or oats. • Three servings of low-fat or fat-free dairy products including milk, yoghourt or cheese; or calcium-fortified plant-based alternatives. • Five to 5-and-a-h
Empowering Pharmacists to Check Drug Misuse, Abuse in Nigeria

Empowering Pharmacists to Check Drug Misuse, Abuse in Nigeria

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Worried by the growing incidence of drug abuse and misuse, pharmacists under the aegis of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) have called for the urgent empowerment of members to check the menace. The pharmacists who made the call at the Third Ladipo Mobolaji Abisogun- Afodu Annual Lecture in Pharmacy Trust Fund held by the Office of Advancement and the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Lagos (UNILAG) include: Dean Faculty of Pharmacy, UNILAG, Prof. Glory Ajayi; President, PSN, Sam Ohuabunwa; and Chairman of the occasion, Prof. Fola Tayo. The pharmacists were joined by a consultant paediatrician and Provost, College of Medicine University of Lagos (CMUL), Prof. Foluso Ebun Afolabi Lesi, who was also the Keynote Address Speaker. Ohuabunwa decried the recent embarrassment to the...
Internet Pharmacy Will Worsen Indiscriminate Access to Medicines, ACPN Warns

Internet Pharmacy Will Worsen Indiscriminate Access to Medicines, ACPN Warns

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The Association of Community Pharmacists of Nigeria (ACPN) has warned that promotion of Internet pharmacy will worsen the increasing indiscriminate access to medicines, drug abuse and misuse in the country. National Chairman, ACPN, Mr. Samuel Adekola, told journalists that the association remains committed to the letter and spirit of the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of its 38th Annual National Conference, which insisted on normalising the chaotic drug distribution channels through the following procedures and interventions by the strategic regulatory agencies involved in drugs distribution such as the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN), the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) and the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA). Adekola said: “As a ver