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
Asthma: How Lifestyle, Environment Trigger Attacks Certain foods, allergens, dust and other irritants are the biggest triggers of asthma attacks according to health experts. These triggers lead to breathlessness, wheezing, chest tightness and night time or early morning coughing which are the main signs of asthma, a disease that affects the lungs. In asthma, the airways, which are tubes that carry air into and out of the lungs, are inflamed. The inflammation makes the airways to narrow, causing less air to flow into the lungs, triggering asthma symptoms like breathlessness, coughing, wheezing and others. Asthma affects people of all ages, but it most often starts during childhood. The disease affects about 300 million people worldwide, causing an estimated 250,000 deaths annually. In th...
Director General of Nafdac, Dr. Paul Orhii Speaks in an interview, on How to Position SMEs for Quality Standards Director General, National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) Dr. Paul Orhii explains necessary steps to achieve quality standards in Small and Medium scale enterprises in a Fidelity Bank-sponsored SME radio programme monitored in Lagos by Sandra Alumona What key changes have you instituted at NAFDAC since 2009 when you assumed the role of a director general? Before I joined NAFDAC, the agency spent a lot of its time and resources fighting against counterfeit drugs. That was what the agency was mostly known for then. Most people forget that NAFDAC also regulates food. In fact, if you look at the name NAFDAC, food comes first before drugs. Whe
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Children and Obesity There are a lot of worries that go along with having kids, something you learn quickly the first time you see your child careening down a steep hill on a skateboard with no helmet. As your life (and theirs) passes before your eyes, you may not have the wherewithal to be grateful your child is active (if reckless). However, more and more, obesity is becoming the most unsafe thing we can do to our children. So, we’re fat, our kids are fat and we’ve got a big problem on our hands because obese kids usually become obese adults. These numbers may sound scary, but there is something you can do if you have a child who is overweight or obese. First, you need to educate yourself a little on the dangers of obesity for your child. Some of those dangers include: Low self-este
World’s First Successful Penis Transplant Patient Resumes Intercourse. As many as 250 men are estimated to lose their penises each year... We decided to bring this report back to you because we really commend the efforts of these medical professionals whose efforts marked a significant breakthrough in penis transplant surgery situations. And more so, the young donor. ‘The heroes in all of this for me are the donor, and his family. They saved the lives of many people because they donated the heart, lungs, kidneys, liver, skin, corneas, and then the penis.’ ;Professor Van der Merwe The 21-year-old South African who underwent the world’s first successful penis transplant has been able to resume sexual relationship with his girlfriend.Prof. Frank Graewe, who took part in the nine-hour
Doctors Warned Against Performing Caesarean Sections Too Readily Medical doctors who are in the habit of opening up their patients for caesarean surgery have been asked to watch out for the other side of the practice. This is as the World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned that doctors are putting the health of women and their babies at risk by performing caesarean sections too readily. Until now, several unpublished studies have shown that most doctors in Nigeria prefer to cut open pregnant women rather than allow them vaginal delivery. The practice, it had been discovered, had become the vogue even in developing nation like Nigeria, which has one of the highest maternal mortality ratios in the world. WHO Officials in a recent statement, said the procedure should only be carried out...
Flight Advice For Pregnant Travelers In apparent effort to enhance safety of mothers and their unborn babies, a new travel advice has been offered to expectant mothers. The advice comes from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, which says that the safest time to fly during pregnancy is before 37 weeks or, if carrying twins, before 32 weeks. The advice adds that flying is not harmful during a low-risk pregnancy, but there may be side-effects. If more than 28 weeks pregnant, a woman should take her medical notes and a GP’s letter, it stresses. Many airlines have their own rules on when pregnant women can fly. “It is important to discuss any health issues or pregnancy complications with your midwife or doctor before you fly”, the new advice says. Although e
These charlattans are every where, on the streets, in drug stores, etc., simply bearing the uncertified title and actually prescribing medical treatments to people on nothing weighing up to professional knowledge and/ or certification. . Infact, just like fake drugs are highly detrimental to our lives, fake pharmacists also exist , prescribing unprofessional treatment to patients and medical consumers, that could entirely worsen their health conditions and in many instances, even lead to loss of lives. Learning to tell the difference between a professional pharmacist and a self- acclaimed one can be the determining factor for the improvement of your health and the securing of your life and the ones you love. Several individuals go to such people out of ignorance, without beign able
Modern Age; Modern Health Problems As the world gradually turns to a global village, so also are health issues taking концертной new phases. Emphasis on information, automation, computerization and globalization which makes life easier, doesn’t just pass by without its own side effects. Only time would tell if TABU? these modern health issues would disappear like those of the past. Until then we are stuck with some likely health issues of the modern age, writes Victoria Haruna, with Agency Report. Occupational Asthenopia Occupational Asthenopia, is also called computer vision syndrome (CVS). If you spend all day staring at a computer screen, you may be at risk. CVS encompasses all eye or vision-related problems suffered by people who spend a lot of time on computer. American Optom