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30 Persons Benefit From FG’s Free Medicare at Irrua Teaching Hospital

30 Persons Benefit From FG’s Free Medicare at Irrua Teaching Hospital

NEWS
No fewer than 30 persons have benefited  from the free medical outreach organised by the Federal Government at the Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital out station in Ubiaja in Esan South-East Local Government Area of Edo State. Chief Medical Director of the  hospital, Prof. Sylvanus Okogbenin, who disclosed this at the closing ceremony of the Rapid Result Initiative of President Muhammadu Buhari, explained that 30 beneficiaries underwent free surgeries for cataract. Okogbenin also said that 50 other persons received treatment for herniorrhaphies, myornectomy, prolapse and vesicovaginal fistula, also known as VVF. He said that the annual programme was part of government’s efforts to extend a helping hand to the less privileged and ameliorate their sufferings.  Vanguard News
NMA: FG Worsened Quackery In The Medical Profession

NMA: FG Worsened Quackery In The Medical Profession

NEWS
The Nigerian Medical Association has said the dissolution of the board of the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria, MDCN, two months into the life of the Muhammadu Buhari administration without reconstituting a new one has worsened incidents of quack doctors in Nigeria. The NMA, therefore, called on President Muhammadu Buhari to constitute the board of the MDCN to enhance professionalism in the healthcare sector. The President of NMA, Mike Ogirima, made the appeal in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, on Monday in Abuja. Mr. Ogirima attributed the increasing number of quacks in the medical profession to the dissolution of the MDCN. He said the dissolution of the regulatory body by the federal government along with other governing boards of federal parastatals,...
Ekiti Residents Benefit From Afe Babalola’s Free Medical Service

Ekiti Residents Benefit From Afe Babalola’s Free Medical Service

NEWS
Founder of the Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD), Aare Afe Babalola (SAN), yesterday commenced a two week free health mission for the people across the state. The programme, being held on the premises of the Federal Teaching Hospital, Ido Ekiti (FETHI) was targeted at pregnant women, children and the aged people. Speaking with reporters, Provost ABUAD College of Medicine and Health Services, Prof. Olurotimi Sanya, said the move was made to assert the relevance of the health institution to the lives of the people. According to him, the free consultation, treatment and drugs prescription for beneficiaries was the first stage of the programme, noting that those with more critical issues would be referred to specialists for treatment at subsidised rates. He said: “The
The Importance of a Good Diet

The Importance of a Good Diet

Dental Health, Food And Nutrition, NEWS
In a perfect world, there would be no cavities – but unfortunately that would mean there would have to be no sugar, and let’s be honest, that’s never going to happen. Maintaining a healthy and balanced diet isn’t just important to your overall health, it’s important to your oral health as well. Frequent or prolonged intake of sugary foods enables bacteria to maintain an acidic environment on the surface of your teeth. Soft and sticky foods cling to the biting surfaces of the teeth and stay there until it’s brushed off. Saliva will spread the sugar between the teeth, and to the front and back. So how do cavities occur, and that ugly dental decay? Every time you eat, plaque and bacteria in your mouth mix with the sugar and starch from the food you ingest, creating an acidic environm
Periodontitis

Periodontitis

Dental Health, NEWS
Periodontal diseases are infections of the structures around the teeth. These include the gums, the cementum that covers the root, the periodontal ligament and the alveolar bone. In the earliest stage of periodontal disease, gingivitis, the infection affects only the gums. In more severe forms of the disease, all of the supporting tissues are involved. What Causes Periodontal Disease? Periodontal disease is caused by bacteria in dental plaque. Plaque is the sticky substance that forms on your teeth soon after you have brushed. In an effort to get rid of the bacteria, the cells of your immune system release substances that inflame and damage the gums, periodontal ligament or alveolar bone. This leads to swollen, bleeding gums, a sign of gingivitis (the earliest stage of periodontal di...
Positive Fecal Occult Blood Test Associated with Diabetes

Positive Fecal Occult Blood Test Associated with Diabetes

NEWS
Numerous etiologies are implicated in the complications of diabetes and a link between diabetes and the predisposition to certain cancers, including colon cancer, has been established during the last decade. The fecal occult blood test (FOBT) is a screening method used principally for detection of colon cancer or polyps; however, the relationship between FOBT and diabetes has not been explored in detail, and therefore the association between FOBT result and glycemic status, has been assessed. Scientists at the Kanagawa University of Human Services have carried out a cross-sectional study and enrolled 12,836 apparently healthy subjects (9,258 men and 3,578 women), aged 30 to 79 years who underwent a medical health checkup at the Saitama Health Promotion Corporation in 2012. Anthro...
Minister Destroys Largest Fake Drugs Seizure in 30Years

Minister Destroys Largest Fake Drugs Seizure in 30Years

NEWS
The Hon Minister of Health, Prof Isaac Adewole, today, led a team of stakeholders to destroy a consignment of fake and unwholesome drugs seized by officials of NAFDAC, Customs, NDLEA and other relevant Law Enforcement Agencies. The Hon. Minister, who described the drugs as routine drugs in constant demand by Nigerian, noted that this implies a gap in drug supply to the people in need of it and therefore called on the health workers to work closely with the Pharmaceutical group to fill the gap by making sure there are quality drugs manufactured locally. “If quality drugs are produced and at affordable price, there will be no market for imported sub-standard drugs’, he said. He described the activities of fake drug importers and manufacturers as corruption and this administr
Travelling the Nigerian Road: It’s Face to Face with two Forms of Stress

Travelling the Nigerian Road: It’s Face to Face with two Forms of Stress

Around The World, NEWS
Going to Minna by road sometimes could be an exhilarating experience especially if you are going through the nation’s capital territory - Abuja. It is even more so if you are arriving in the morning and you suddenly find yourself just by the foot of Zuma, the rocky natural magnificence that is the great landmark of the city. But this breath of fresh air is soon forgotten as you begin to leave Minna, the capital of Niger State again by road, through Mokwa and heading towards Jebba. Road travels have always held a lot of refreshing experiences especially going through the countryside, and Nigeria is rich with some of the most enthralling landscape sceneries as you traverse the variegated plains, forests as well as hilly, rocky and wet landscapes that run the length and breadth of the coun
Facts about Tonsillitis and Adenoid infection

Facts about Tonsillitis and Adenoid infection

Children's Health, NEWS
Tonsils and adenoids are composed of tissues similar to the lymph nodes or glands. Acute tonsillitis is an infection of the tonsils caused by one of several types of bacteria or viruses Chronic tonsillitis is a persistent infection of the tonsils and can cause tonsil stone formation. Signs and symptoms of tonsil or adenoid infection include: Sore throat, Fever, Bad breath, Difficulty swallowing, Swollen lymph glands in the front of the neck Peritonsillar abscess is a collection of pus behind the tonsils. Obstruction to breathing by enlarged tonsils and adenoids may cause snoring and disturbed sleep patterns. Bacterial infections of the tonsils and adenoids are treated with antibiotics, viral infections are not. Tonsillitis and adenoid infections are diagnosed
Lagos Shuts Empire Medical Centre, Ikorodu for Quackery

Lagos Shuts Empire Medical Centre, Ikorodu for Quackery

NEWS
Police Arrest Hospital Proprietor for Illegal Surgery A medical practitioner and owner of Empire Medical Centre, Mr. Onumoh Eleazar, has been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly operating on some residents of Lagos State without a certificate or licence. Eleazar, whose facility is on Soyebo Street, Ikorodu, had been practising for sometime before officials of the Lagos Health Facility Monitoring and Accreditation Agency stormed the area. The officials were said to have found four patients awaiting surgeries at the hospital. Three others were said to have been operated on by the suspect. All the patients were subsequently taken to the Ikorodu General Hospital, while the centre was shut. The Director of Public Affairs, Ministry of Health, Adeol...
Recession: Experts Worry over Mental Health Disorders

Recession: Experts Worry over Mental Health Disorders

Mental Health, NEWS
Against the background of the current economic recession, the number of Nigerians coming down with depression, anxiety and other forms of mental health challenges is on the rise. But affected persons do not receive treatment due to stigma and lack of empowerment of health workers. Journalist reports. The peace in the home of the Cokers has been chattered. Since he lost his lucrative job in the banking industry, Mr.Babatunde Coker, the former Bank Manager with the defunct Society General Bank, had become a shadow of himself. His wife of over 20 years, Lolade and his four children observed that their breadwinner had become the nagging father. Their home in Ikorodu consequently became a battle ground due to frequent disagreement between Mr. and Mrs Coker. The number ...
Asthma: What you need to know

Asthma: What you need to know

Amazing Health Discoveries, NEWS
If you frequently experience shortness of breath or you hear a whistling or wheezy sound in your chest when you breathe, you may have asthma. What is Asthma? Asthma is a chronic lung disease that inflames and narrows the airways in the lungs. Asthma attacks all age groups but often starts in childhood. According to WHO estimates, 235 million people suffer from asthma globally. Although asthma cannot be cured, appropriate management can control the disorder and enable people to enjoy good quality of life. People with a family history of allergies or asthma are more prone to developing asthma. In addition, some children with milder forms of asthma outgrow their symptoms with age. If people with asthma are exposed to a substance to which they are sensitive or a situation that change...
NANNM Seals Up Hospital Training Quacks

NANNM Seals Up Hospital Training Quacks

NEWS
You would recall that Nursingworld Nigeria has always been in the forefront fighting against the scorge and menace of these quacks on the nursing profession, granting interviews, putting up articles from our writers and majority of Nigerian Nurses who have had their fill over the actions of these individuals reflecting on Registered Nurses and Midwives. A few weeks ago, social media handles like twitter, face book pages/groups and blogs were awash with pictures of a lady dressed in white kneeling on a mat for "delivarance" and another with a group of individuals proudly displaying a certificate bearing the following words: That Capricon Medical Center located at No. 5, James Oyedepo Alausa Olambe Ogun State certifies that a "Miss Ifeoluwa Olawose" had "EXPOSURE" in AUXILIARY NURS...
Diarrhoea

Diarrhoea

Health & Radiance/Beauty, NEWS
  Diarrhoea is defined as the passage of three or more loose or liquid stools per day (or more frequent passage than is normal for the individual). Frequent passing of formed stools is not diarrhoea, nor is the passing of loose, "pasty" stools by breastfed babies. When diarrhoea lasts more than a few days, your body loses too much water and salt. If death occurs, it is most likely due to dehydration. According to UNICEF diarrhoea is a leading killer of children, accounting for 9 per cent of all deaths among children under age 5 worldwide in 2015. This translates to over 1,400 young children dying each day, or about 526,000 children a year, despite the availability of simple effective treatment. Worldwide, 780 million individuals lack access to improved drinking-water and 2.5 bil...
Optimistic women ‘cut risk’ of deadly diseases

Optimistic women ‘cut risk’ of deadly diseases

NEWS, Women's health
  In a study of more than 70,000 women, optimists were less likely to get fatal cancer, heart disease, lung conditions and stroke in their retirement years. Although some of the association is explained by healthier life choices and behaviours, experts believe a positive mental attitude is powerful in itself. And even if you lack a natural sunny disposition, optimism can be learned. Encouraging people to imagine a bright future could be a good medicine to boost public health, say the authors of the study in the American Journal of Epidemiology. The researchers looked at health data collected from a large US study of working and retired female nurses. The participants had been asked to rate how optimistic they perceived themselves to be on a scale of zero to 24. Th...