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US Doctor Who Offered Experimental Drug To Incurably Ill Baby Charlie Gard Admits MRI Scan Showed No Hope For The Child

US Doctor Who Offered Experimental Drug To Incurably Ill Baby Charlie Gard Admits MRI Scan Showed No Hope For The Child

Children's Health, NEWS
The American neurologist criticised by Great Ormond Street has today admitted a body scan done when he flew to London extinguished all hope for Charlie Gard. Michio Hirano also denied claims he has cash invested in the drug he offered to Charlie. The professor said his experimental nucleoside treatment had a chance of helping the sick child and he offered to treat him in the US. But he was accused of giving Charlie's family false hope and lawyers for Great Ormond Street said they were concerned to learn the doctor had a financial interest in some of the drugs he proposed to use. The children's hospital also said it was disappointed he had been so optimistic when he had not examined Charlie himself, or read his latest medical records or seen his brain scans. Hitting back today Dr Hira...
Lifestyle Tips for Healthy Teeth

Lifestyle Tips for Healthy Teeth

Dental Health, NEWS
 Taking care of your general health and your mouth is the key to making the most of your smile. Brushing your teeth twice a day (last thing at night before you go to bed and on one other occasion) with fluoride toothpaste and having regular check-ups with a dentist can help to keep your teeth healthy. Diet, smoking and drinking alcohol also have an effect on dental health. A healthy diet is good for your teeth What you eat and drink can cause tooth decay, so a healthy diet is important for your teeth. A balanced diet includes plenty of fruit and vegetables, as well as starchy foods, such as bread, rice, potatoes and pasta (choose wholegrain versions and eat potatoes with their skin where possible). You should also eat sources of protein such as meat, fish, eggs, beans or other non-d
Testosterone for Sale (2)

Testosterone for Sale (2)

NEWS
Bharat Sharma, a 55-year-old IT professional, who's also a testosterone user, says TRT shots relieved him of a dysphoric mood-unease, anxiety, misery-that first took up shop in his cranium during his teen years. He says his testosterone turnaround gave him the energy to attack his job and responsibilities with renewed drive. "My cognitive abilities have never been better," he says. His focus has improved too. The pharmaceutical companies have not yet produced evidence that testosterone can help a guy dig that funky groove, but the oddness of the observation has an authentic ring. It makes you wonder if some sort of fountain of youth can be trapped in male hormones. It's praise echoed by a man we'll call Sameer, a 43-year-old scientist who went on testosterone shots three years ago when b...
Malaria: Mosquitoes Are Fast Developing Resistance to Treated Nets – Research

Malaria: Mosquitoes Are Fast Developing Resistance to Treated Nets – Research

NEWS
Recent studies have shown that mosquitoes are becoming resistant to insecticide-treated nets (ITNs). Scientists say mosquitoes that are responsible for transmitting the deadly malaria parasite are fast becoming resistant to insecticide-treated Nets which have been able to cut down malaria cases by more than 20 percent. For this reason they say it has become very crucial that in order to continue to prevent or check the disease menace and avert a looming public health catastrophe, every effort must be made to stay ahead of the resistance. Evidences abound that well affordable insecticide-treated mosquito bed nets have gone a long way to preventing malaria attacks which have usually lead to huge number of deaths as well as economic losses. Many at times pyrethroid insecticide-treated nets a...
Are you sick? Clean out your colon (2)

Are you sick? Clean out your colon (2)

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Denis Burkitt, a renowned British surgeon says “People get sick because of everyday toxins and heavy metals in their colons.” The followings are practical ways in which you can eliminate poisons from your system. Ways you can clean out your colon 1. Drink Water First of all, one method you can use is to simply drink plenty of water. You can drink between 10 to 12 glasses of water within one day just for this purpose. Water taken regularly will give your body the fluid and lubrication necessary to flush out poisons and waste from your body naturally. Plenty of water will help stimulate the natural peristaltic action: water will keep your body well hydrated and also help your food go through the natural digestive system. 2. Take Fresh Apple Juice You can squeeze or extract fresh ap
Plateau Confirms Another Case of Lassa Fever

Plateau Confirms Another Case of Lassa Fever

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The Plateau State Commissioner ‎for Health, Dr Kuden Deyin on Tuesday confirmed another case of Lassa fever in the state. Deyin who made the confirmation to Newsmen in Jos, said the patient who was brought-in from Garkawa in Mikang Local Government Area was displaying symptoms of Lassa fever. “After blood sample was taken from the patient, the result came out positive and the patient is currently responding to treatment at the Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH). “The state has so far recorded four cases of Lassa fever and three out of the four patients are responding to treatment at the Jos University Teaching Hospital while one patient died,’’ he said. The commissioner advised the public to ensure that they maintain a very high standard of personal hygiene and ensure that their
Diarrhoea Outbreak in Lagos: 2 Dead, 25 Quarantined

Diarrhoea Outbreak in Lagos: 2 Dead, 25 Quarantined

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Lagos State Government has confirmed an outbreak of diarrhoea in the state, even as it confirmed two dead and 27 patients placed under surveillance. The state government further disclosed that the disease was recorded in Shomolu, Oshodi-Isolo and Surulere Local Government Areas. Commissioner for Health, Dr. Jide Idris, and his counterpart from Ministry of Information and Strategy, Steve Ayorinde, yesterday, confirmed the outbreak during a briefing at Alausa Secretariat, Ikeja.  According to Idris, the upsurge was recorded in Shomolu Local Government on July 19; Oshodi-Isolo, July 20 and Surulere, July 21. He stated that after the outbreak, 27 persons were placed under surveillance, but the number had reduced to 25, following death of two patients. The Commissioner lamented that
#CharlieGard: Last Precious Moments For Parents With Their Son

#CharlieGard: Last Precious Moments For Parents With Their Son

Children's Health, NEWS
Charlie Gard's parents are spending their "last precious moments" with their terminally ill son after ending their legal fight to take him to the US for treatment. The couple ended the case after a US doctor told them it was now too late to treat Charlie's rare genetic condition. Lawyers for the couple are due back in court on Tuesday afternoon. Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) has not said when life support will end. However, Mr Gard and Ms Yates, from Bedfont, west London, said Charlie would not reach his first birthday on 4 August. In its statement to the High Court, the hospital said it was "increasingly surprised and disappointed" the US doctor, Professor c, "had not read Charlie's contemporaneous medical records or viewed Charlie's brain imaging or read all of the second opinio...
How Drinking a Glass of Milk Daily Helps You to Stay Healthy

How Drinking a Glass of Milk Daily Helps You to Stay Healthy

Food And Nutrition, NEWS
June 1 each year is observed as World Milk Day. World Milk Day is a day established by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations to recognise the importance of milk as a global food. Milk is an important part of a healthy balanced diet. Many parents never serve anything other than milk. Most people once grown-up decrease their intake of milk thinking they no longer need it but one is never too old to reap the benefits of milk. Some people shy away from it because they fear that it will add too much fat to their diet. Others leave it out because they believe that they no longer need it. Studies have revealed that a glass of milk is equivalent to a complete meal - encompassing all the necessary nutrients. According to the National Dairy Council, milk is filled with
Reasons Isolated Mountain Dwellers in Greece Have Healthy Hearts, Live Long

Reasons Isolated Mountain Dwellers in Greece Have Healthy Hearts, Live Long

NEWS
Popular beliefs over the years have for long attached healthy living and longevity to the people who live around the Mediterranean Sea, and so we know about the popular Mediterranean type diet and so on. Greece of course is one of the countries that lie along that region, and recent research has come to associate this same quality of life, and in particular – healthy hearts, with the lives of some mountain villagers of this historic country. And now, scientists are looking for something they see as being rare, a genetic variant that is common among the villagers. They say there is one common reason the people living in remote rural communities in Greece may enjoy long and healthy lives; this genetic variant tends to provide some sort of protection for the heart by reducing levels of ‘bad’
What to Know When Purchasing a Lipstick

What to Know When Purchasing a Lipstick

Fashion Health, NEWS
Lipstick is a cosmetic product containing pigments, oils, waxes, and emollients that apply colour, texture, and protection to the lips. Many colours and types of lipstick exist. As with most other types of makeup, lipstick is typically, but not exclusively worn by women. Some lipsticks are also lip balms, to add colour and hydration. Our lipstick pigment stays on for long hours during the day and many times we sleep with it too! Such a practice is definitely not the healthiest and is harmful to our lips. Below, are what to know when purchasing a lipstick. How do lipsticks harm us? Lead is the commonly found harmful content in lipsticks. It mainly affects the nervous system and harms the hormonal system. Lipsticks are known to cause allergy and irritation over the lips and the surroundi...
Healthy Lunch Ideas When You Can’t Brush Your Teeth

Healthy Lunch Ideas When You Can’t Brush Your Teeth

Food And Nutrition, NEWS
It's not a bad idea to brush your teeth after lunch, but most people don't think about it, or aren't prepared with a toothbrush and toothpaste. Most dental professionals recommend two daily brushings, so you don't have to be too concerned that you aren't cleaning your teeth after lunch. However, some foods that are good for your teeth are great options to add to your lunch box. Healthy lunch ideas provide your body with the nutrients it needs, but also keep your teeth looking and feeling their best. Dairy Foods Foods in the dairy group contain calcium, one of the most vital nutrients for keeping your teeth healthy and strong. Add a slice of cheese to your sandwich, drink a glass of milk, or top a cup of yoghourt with fruit and dry cereal to increase your intake without much effort. C...
Tips to Raising an Emotionally Healthy Child (1)

Tips to Raising an Emotionally Healthy Child (1)

Children's Health, NEWS
From the moment our children are born and the doctor takes them to be weighed, measured and bundled, their health becomes one of our very highest priorities. As parents, most of us are instinctively attuned to every sneeze, scratch and sleep disruption. We are careful to never miss a check up or ignore a cough. Yet even as we worry over immunisations and stock up on hand soap for flu season, how often do we take the time to sit back and ask ourselves: how emotionally healthy are our children? According to The American Academy of Paediatrics (AAP), "An estimated 21 percent of children and adolescents in the U.S. meet the diagnostic criteria for a mental health disorder...Yet, due to a shortage of paediatric mental health care providers, only 20 percent of these children receive treatment
NMA and the Need to Embrace Integrated Healthcare & Patient Centered Care

NMA and the Need to Embrace Integrated Healthcare & Patient Centered Care

NEWS
“The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has called on the Federal Government to shelve its planned harmonisation of salaries of health workers in the country…”  It came as a rude shock and disturbing moment for me when I read the above in a Nigerian tabloid. Furthermore, the statement read by the NMA president, Dr. Mike Ogirima continued: “What we are against is the fact that everybody cannot be equated to be equal. In the animal kingdom, all animals are equal; but some are more equal than others.” Reading about this sounded like I was watching an animal kingdom themed movie. One would have thought that the overall health and well being of the citizens of a Nation like Nigeria would be priority in times like this. We do not have enough doctors in Nigeria to serve our ever growing pop
Fruit Juice poses health risk for babies say pediatricians

Fruit Juice poses health risk for babies say pediatricians

Children's Health, NEWS
Many at times when people talk about fruit juice you should know they are not really referring to the real thing. This is what confuses most people as well – to think that ‘fruit juice’ might be injurious to your health. What may be injurious is the so-called fruit juice which is bandied everywhere as some sort of special nourishment. But these packaged juices most of the time are not wholesome in that they are hardly natural; they contain a lot of additives such as colourant and preservatives, not to talk of artificial flavours, etc. For this reason they may not be very healthy when consumed aplenty even by adults, let alone when they are fed to kids. And so, experts have warned that giving your children these ‘fortified’ juices may be harmful to them. Rather, they say you may give a lit