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Why Go Abroad For Health Care Services

Why Go Abroad For Health Care Services

Health & Life
NMA Seeks End to Foreign Medical Trips Worried by the huge foreign exchange loss through medical tourism to India and other countries, the Nigerian Medical Association, (NMA), Cross River State chapter has called on Nigerians to stop the practice. Rising from a one day Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programme organised by the state chapter of NMA in collaboration with Kelina Hospital, Abuja, the association said Nigerians should discontinue the incessant foreign medical trips since equipment for handling cases like prostate cancer, kidney stones, kidney cancer, kidney transplant, gastric pathologist and urethral strictures among others were now available in the country. The State Chairman of the association, Dr. Offiong Ikpeme, explained that some hospitals in Nigeria could now ...
Consuming Unhygienic Street Food Can Also Be A Major Cause Of Food Poisoning

Consuming Unhygienic Street Food Can Also Be A Major Cause Of Food Poisoning

Food And Nutrition
Unsafe Food Kills 2 Million People Worldwide Every Year, Says WHO. UNDERSTANDING FOOD POISONING. What began as just another day for 30-year-old Sunny Kothari, Friday soon tuned into a nightmare for him when he was admitted to a hospital for food poisoning. He had eaten at restaurants for three consecutive days and thinks he could have picked up the infection from one of the meals. “I finished my usual morning chores and was getting ready for work, when I developed severe stomach upset,” said Kothari. The Grant Road resident was eventually hospitalised with ‘bloody diarrhoea’. Apart from a runny stomach, Kothari also developed abdominal pain, started passing blood in his stools and ran high fever. According to doctors, this was a classic case of food poisoning. “Test reports showed he had r
The Silent Disease That Affects Millions Of Women

The Silent Disease That Affects Millions Of Women

Food And Nutrition, Women's health
Endometriosis Endometriosis affects an estimated 176 million women around the globe, many of whom remain undiagnosed with this painful condition. Some of these women who have struggled with endometriosis include celebrities like Whoopi Goldberg, Tia Mowry, Hilary Clinton {The 67th United States Secretary of State} , Kirsten Storms, Dolly Parton, etc.  Major steps have been taken in recent years to bring awareness to women suffering from Endometriosis. Endometriosis is the abnormal growth of cells (endometrial cells) similar to those that form the inside of the uterus, but in a location outside of the uterus. Endometriosis is most commonly found on other organs of the pelvis. The exact cause of endometriosis has not been identified. Endometriosis is more common in women who are experiencing
NAFDAC Impounds Fake Drugs, Foods Worth N27bn In 5 Years

NAFDAC Impounds Fake Drugs, Foods Worth N27bn In 5 Years

Latest Health News
SOME FAKE DRUGS AND FOOD SOURCES EXPOSED It is established that so far fake drugs and unwholesome foods worth N27 billion have been confiscated in the country in the last five years by NAFDAC. The Director-General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, Dr. Paul Orhii recently disclosed this in Makurdi, the Benue State capital while addressing over 250 undergraduates and beneficiaries of the Dr. Paul Orhii Scholarship Award Scheme for Benue indigenes. He said that NAFDAC had taken the fight against counterfeiters of drugs and foods to a new dimension because those in the illegal business were becoming daring and adventurous. Dr. Paul Orhii said: “The people in this evil trade are worse than armed robbers and don’t deserve to live among sane humans beca
Dealing With Rheumatoid Athritis

Dealing With Rheumatoid Athritis

Amazing Health Discoveries, Health & Life, Men's Health
A Nutritional Approach to Dealing with Rheumatoid Arthritis by Morgan Nwanguma Very often we have heard people complaining – ‘I have arthritis’, others will say ‘I have rheumatism’. And we discover that sometimes it is either of the two or both that they actually have. In as much as the fact remains that both rheumatism and arthritis are similar and related, there is still a thin line separating the two if you like. Experts say arthritis however, is the inflammation of a joint or joints, while rheumatism is defined as any painful disorder of the joints or muscles, or connective tissues. It is also a chronic autoimmune disease with inflammation of the joints and marked deformities. Something (possibly a virus) triggers an attack on the synovial (a thin membrane or tissue layer) by
Men: Things That Collapse Your Erection

Men: Things That Collapse Your Erection

Latest Health News
The subject of (male) erectile dysfunction is one that is of very serious concern to both medical experts and affected couples worldwide. Impotence resulting from a man's inability to have or maintain an erection of his penis has, and continues to cause grave consequences in relationships; so many factors have been identified to be responsible for this. Depression – Sexual excitement starts in the brain. Since the brain is an erogenous zone, depression can seriously affect your performance for the night (or day).  Medication for depression can have an adverse effect on your sex life: Sex drive, difficulty in having an erection, and delay in orgasm. Alcohol – This depends on the magnitude of alcohol drunken. Though a glass or two can have good effects on the body like decreasing risks for
Behavioural Therapy For Children

Behavioural Therapy For Children

Amazing Health Discoveries, Children's Health, Mental Health
Understanding Behavioural Patterns in Kids There are many children in the world that suffer from some type of behavioural or emotional issues that result in bad behaviour. These children could suffer from autism, ADHD or any type of childhood behaviour, but the bottom line is for us to realize that they are not purposely doing whatever it is they are doing, but rather that they should be helped to access the required forms of therapy such as cognitive behaviour therapy, applied behaviour therapy or play therapy. Behaviour Therapy for Children Cognitive therapy involves minimising anxiety, learning alternative ideas and learning that feelings and moods alter behaviour. It helps the child to identify their inner thoughts and replace bad thoughts with positive productive thoughts. A
ACPN Holds 34th Annual Conference in Akure

ACPN Holds 34th Annual Conference in Akure

Events
Recently the Association of Community Pharmacists in Nigeria (ACPN) successfully held its 34th Annual Conference in Akure, Ondo State amidst the lingering fuel crisis that has hampered a lot of vehicular road movement. Staff Reporter, VICTORIA HARUNA was there to bring the high points of the events. The 1st of June recorded history in the city of Akure, Ondo State. Professionals from around the country and parts of the neighbouring countries converged at Jojein Hotels and Resort for the 34th Annual Association of Community Pharmacists in Nigeria (ACPN) conference. The conference ran through to the 5th of June 2015. Tagged Sunshine 2015, the confab had no fewer than 300 pharmacists in attendance; it centred on the theme; “Exploring New Frontiers in Community Pharmacy Practice.” The ev
Hair Dye: Signing a Death Warrant

Hair Dye: Signing a Death Warrant

Amazing Health Discoveries, Fashion Health, Health & Radiance/Beauty, Health Issues
Hair Dye or Hair Die: which do you really want? Why would anyone actually want to tell you the whole truth concerning the harmful effects (if any) concerning their ware or product when their livelihood depends on it? I truly do not see reasons why people should make use of hair dye today if only they knew the terrible side effects of some of these products. Well, some reasons they give are probably logical but some others are just not good enough – such reasons as fashion and style. Evidences available from recent research findings show that hair dyes are dangerous; even when the hair is termed as the woman’s crowning glory we still have to be very careful about what we do to it. Yet both women and men are changing the colour of their hair more often than ever. Hair dyeing is an act of
MERS Deadlier than Ebola

MERS Deadlier than Ebola

Health Issues
MERS, sounds like nothing to be scared of but it’s even more dangerous than the Ebola Virus. MERS, an abbreviation for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome is a viral respiratory illness that is new to humans. Health officials first reported the disease in Saudi Arabia in September 2012 and through retrospective investigations, health officials later identified that the first known cases of MERS occurred in Jordan in April 2012. So far, all cases of MERS have been linked to countries in and near the Arabian Peninsulas since spread to several other countries, including the United States. MERS affects the respiratory system (lungs and breathing tubes). MERS can affect anyone. MERS patients have ranged in age from younger than 1 to 99 years old. Most MERS patients developed severe acute respirat
Infertility in Women: Causes and Way out

Infertility in Women: Causes and Way out

Women's health
  Infertility is the inability to get pregnant after a year of unprotected intercourse. About 10% of couples are affected by infertility. Both men and women can be infertile. According to a study, 1/3 of the time the diagnosis is due to female infertility, 1/3 of the time it is linked to male infertility and the remaining cases of infertility are due to a combination of factors from both partners. For approximately 20% of couples, the cause cannot be determined. What Causes Female Infertility? Female infertility can also be caused by a number of factors, including the following: Damage to fallopian tubes.Damage to the fallopian tubes (which carry the eggs from the ovaries to the uterus) can prevent contact between the egg and sperm. Pelvic infections, endometrioisis, and pelvic ...
Before you put that gum in your mouth, Read this…

Before you put that gum in your mouth, Read this…

Amazing Health Discoveries, Dental Health, Food And Nutrition, Health & Life
6 Gross Side Effects of Chewing Gum Before you reach for another stick of gum, consider these rather disturbing side effects that gum chewing can cause. Chewing Gum May Increase Your Junk-Food Intake Many people chew on a stick of gum to reduce food cravings and, theoretically, help them avoid eating unhealthy foods. However, while research shows that chewing gum reduces your motivation to eat, your hunger and how much you end up eating, gum chewers’ meals end up being less nutritious than those eaten by non-gum-chewers. For instance, people who chewed gum were less likely to eat fruit and instead were more motivated to eat junk food like potato chips and candy. This is likely because the minty flavor in the gum makes fruits and vegetables taste bitter. It May Trigger TMJ (Temporoma
How to treat hair loss; Androgenetic Alopecia.

How to treat hair loss; Androgenetic Alopecia.

Amazing Health Discoveries, Health & Life, Health & Radiance/Beauty
Hair Loss Sure Affects Women On seeing a bald man walk past, most of us wouldn’t take a second glance. But would this be the case if a bald woman walked past? It is doubtful. Hair loss - although distressing - is generally more accepted in men, despite women accounting for 40% of all hair loss sufferers around. In this Spotlight, we look at the main causes of hair loss in women, the emotional toll it can take and why research is lagging behind in treatment for female hair loss. The most common cause of hair loss in both men and women is androgenetic alopecia, also referred to as male or female pattern baldness. A hereditary condition, androgenetic alopecia is believed to be caused by dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which derives from the male hormone testosterone. An enzyme called Type2 5-a
Nnamdi Obi, President of APIN Exposes The Effects Of Infrastructure Deficit

Nnamdi Obi, President of APIN Exposes The Effects Of Infrastructure Deficit

Amazing Health Discoveries, Health Issues
 How Infrastructure Deficit Hampers Local Drug Manufacture —Nnamdi Obi , President of APIN   Infrastructure deficit and inadequate financial support have been identified as key obstacles to drug manufacturing in the country. President of the Association of Pharmaceutical Importers of Nigeria, APIN, Pharm. Nnamdi Obi who made the remark, added that until the issues are properly dealt with, Nigeria will continue to experience the difficulty of going from drug importation into local drug manufacturing in Nigeria. Obi, who spoke in Lagos during the donation of relief items, including foodstuff, drugs, and other essential materials to the Armed Forces of Nigeria, AFN, noted that the donation was their own way of appreciating the officers and men of the Armed Forces who daily lay down the