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6 Reasons why Walnuts are Good for You

6 Reasons why Walnuts are Good for You

Food And Nutrition, NEWS
Walnuts are popularly eaten as snacks among many Nigerians. The delicious and crunchy walnut is known to be king in the dry fruit family. Botanically known as Plukenetiaconophora or Tetracarpidiumconophorum, the walnut is of the family of Euphorbiaceae. It is commonly known as asala or awusa in Yoruba; Ukpa in Igbo, Okwe in Delta, Arinsa in Benue and iringoro in hausa, the remarkable health benefits of the nut is unimaginable. Generally, people await the arrival of walnuts in the market this season. The pleasure of cracking a black shell either with your teeth, biting down or hitting lightly on a hard surface to reveal a creamy nut inside is refreshing, talk-less the cool crunch as you eat and the slight bitterness it leaves on your palate at the same time. Usually hawked on the streets ...
Latter Rain Assembly Make Donations to LASUTH

Latter Rain Assembly Make Donations to LASUTH

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As part of the activities marking this year’s Easter celebration at the Latter Rain Assembly, the church have made donations to Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH). The patients and nurses at the wards also benefited from the donations. Some of the items presented to the hospital include patient monitor, infusion pump, sphygmomanometer, stethoscope, blood pressure MIT, blood pressure monitor Arm, 50 McIntosh covered hospital mattresses (21/2x6) among others. 500 packs of toiletries and a 100 pieces of the Holy Bible were also donated to the patients and nurses in the paediatrics wards. While delivering the items to the management of the hospital, the church administrator, pastor (Mrs.) Biola Adeyoola conveyed the compliment of the church to the hospital stressing t
Enabling your Kids make Healthier Nutritional Choices

Enabling your Kids make Healthier Nutritional Choices

Children's Health, NEWS
There is no denying the fact that the media, especially television, and peer pressure, greatly influence the eating behaviours of your young ones. And so, experts strongly believe that parents and guardians have a tremendous huge role to play in ensuring that your kids grow up imbibing the rightful habits that will make for a very healthy and virile tomorrow. Both parents and guardians and teachers alike, are therefore expected to play a leading role in modeling before the children on how to go - eschewing junk food, and generally showing good examples. You have to consciously encourage healthy eating habits because children easily adapt to what they are (first) introduced to, and would usually prefer to go with the foods they enjoy the most; therefore, you have to make healthy choices re...
How High Heels Affect Your Health?

How High Heels Affect Your Health?

Fashion Health, NEWS
On a raining Sunday morning, Miss Ozeoma, a model based in Lagos recalled walking to church in ‘killer’ three-inch stilettos. As she strutted down the street, people stared, sometimes not always in a good way. According to her, she is just a fashion enthusiast, who feels comfortable wearing high heel shoes. “If I must wear heels, then I will always make sure, it is one that I am comfortable in. I am not one of those many ladies that do not heed advice and step out of their houses in all manner of high heels shoes only to cause unnecessary discomfort and even embarrassment for themselves. I am very comfortable in whatever I wear.” She said in a chat. Ozeoma is one of many others (fashion enthusiasts), that wearing high heel shoes has become a norm for them. Be it at social functions, work
Female Condom: Less Than 1% Compliance Recorded In Nigeria

Female Condom: Less Than 1% Compliance Recorded In Nigeria

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In pursuance of diverse Family Planning methods as well as in curbing the spread of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI), the female condom has come to stay in Nigeria but regrettably, statistics has revealed that there is less than one per cent compliance and with the North recording almost zero per cent. Dr. Sekina Bello of the Pathfinder International, a non-governmental organisation, who stated this in Abuja at a one-day meeting with key development partners and service providers towards adopting and developing a plan of action for the nationwide roll-out of the tools, said like the male condoms which recorded an uproar during its introduction, so is the female condom which will also be accepted with the right kind of education, enlightenment and training. While stress...
Meningitis Vaccines Goes Missing in Zamfara Clinic

Meningitis Vaccines Goes Missing in Zamfara Clinic

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Two officials of Bungudu Local Council in Zamfara have been ordered to produce the missing Meningitis vaccines allocated to the area or be sanctioned. The affected officials are the local council’s Director of Health, Rabiu Dansadau and the Councillor of Health, Sanusi Umar. The Chairman of the State Sub-Committee for the Procurement, Management and Distribution of Meningitis drugs and vaccines, Alhaji Aliyu Kagara said on Monday in Bungudu that the committee had discovered massive diversion of the vaccines meant for the area. He said that a total of 400 I.V injections meningitis vaccines was allocated to the area, but only 30 of the vaccines were accounted for. “When the committee visited the local government, it discovered that 30 persons were treated and there was no tra
Expert Laments Nigeria’s Absence On Global Pharmaceutical Map

Expert Laments Nigeria’s Absence On Global Pharmaceutical Map

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  In what may appear shocking to many, an expert has declared that the name Nigeria does not exist on the world pharmaceutical map. Speaking at the maiden edition of the annual pharmacoposium, an intellectual summit of pharmacy across the federation, put together by the national body of Pharmaceutical Association of Nigerian Students (PANS) at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife on April 11, Dr Lolu Ojo, former chairman, Association of Industrial Pharmacists of Nigeria (NAIP) noted that despite its huge potential demand base, the country’s impact in the Pharmaceutical sector is yet to be felt on the global stage. “As at today, 80 per cent of medicines consumed are imported while the remaining 20 per cent are produced locally. Our local industries are being und
Signs Your Sperm is Virile and Healthy

Signs Your Sperm is Virile and Healthy

Men's Health, NEWS
Even though you may not be able to tell if your semen is strong and healthy just by taking a casual look at yourself, but scientifically there are sure signs research has proven will be able to give you a near perfect clue even as you await your doctors comprehensive report. Really, you do not have to look like a ‘Macho man’ to prove your sperm is in superlative shape, but scientists working in the Netherlands say that from their studies, men with waist circumference of 40 inches and more had lower sperm concentrations and counts of normal-moving sperm than males with trim midsection or tummy. Although they say they are not too sure why this happens but they conclude that too much weight around your waist inhibits the release of sex hormones as well as the production and development of sp
Coping with Lactation after Stillbirth and Infant Loss

Coping with Lactation after Stillbirth and Infant Loss

NEWS, Women's health
It's really painful to lose a pregnancy after all hopes and aspiration especially when you have carried the baby in the womb for nine months and laboured to push out just to realise that the baby is dead. It's disheartening, and a terrible experience especially for the mother and considering the long term effect it could have on your body due to hormonal changes. Another issue to consider is: What happens to the breast milk after a still birth? Losing a baby any time after 16-18 weeks of gestation may lead to breast milk “coming in” as the arrival of milk is driven by the drop in hormones irrespective of whether a mother planned to breastfeed or not. A mother may not have anticipated this and may find it very upsetting. While some mothers will want to stop lactation after stillbirth, misc
Early intervention will produce great improvements in Autistic Children – Akande

Early intervention will produce great improvements in Autistic Children – Akande

Interviews, NEWS
Mrs. Dotun Akande is the founder and Proprietress of the Patrick Speech and Languages Centre in Lagos. She is a strong advocate for Autism awareness in Nigeria. In this exclusive interview with GABRIEL IFINNWA, she speaks about the challenges facing children with autism in Nigeria, as well as roles parents can play in managing autistic children. What is Autism? Autism is a developmental disability that affects social and communication skills. People with Autism may find it difficult to understand how the world and people around them operate, and also find it hard to interact. In particular, people with Autism may have trouble learning, understanding and interpreting the unwritten rules of social interaction and relationships that most people without Autism can take for granted. What are...
13 Incredible Health Benefits of Oranges

13 Incredible Health Benefits of Oranges

Food And Nutrition, NEWS
Who does not love a delicious and juicy orange as a snack? One or two a day provides quick energy. One of the most prized and popular fruits, oranges are the largest citrus crop in the world. About 25 billion oranges are grown each year in America. In Nigeria, about 3.4 Million metric tonnes of citrus fruits (oranges inclusive) are produced annually. Some cannot start their day without a glass of orange juice. Certainly, they are not alone. Oranges in their many forms provide many health benefits. Below, we list the13 Health Benefits of Oranges: Oranges contain phytochemicals that protect against cancer. Oranges are rich in citrus limonoids, proven to help fight a number of varieties of cancer including that of the skin, lung, breast, stomach and colon. 2. Orange juice can ...
Donald Trump displays classic traits of ‘Malignant narcissism’ – Psychologists

Donald Trump displays classic traits of ‘Malignant narcissism’ – Psychologists

Mental Health, NEWS
Hillary Clinton once claimed Trump was “temperamentally unfit” to be President, since then many people the world over have reached the same conclusion. Clinton was, of course, Trump’s political opponent, but some psychologists have now started questioning his state of mind. Until recently, psychologists weren't allowed to assess public figures and talk to journalists about their findings. But this rule is now being cast aside and mental health experts are speaking out about Trump. In a bid to warn the public, psychologists are publishing their diagnoses of Trump. Most recently, John D. Gartner said Trump “is dangerously mentally ill and temperamentally incapable of being president.” He believes Trump shows signs of “malignant narcissism,” which is defined as a mix of narcissism, antiso
Migraine: What You Should Know

Migraine: What You Should Know

Health Issues, NEWS
  Headaches are very common. In fact, almost everyone will have a headache at some point. However, when you begin to experience a recurrent throbbing headache, often in one side of the head, frequently accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to light and sound, it may be symptoms of a debilitating condition known as a migraine. When a migraine strikes, it can be crippling. Whether genetic or not a migraine symptom can vary from person to person and from one attack to the next. Symptoms How can you tell you are having a migraine? According to studies, migraine symptoms may begin one to two days before the headache itself. Migraine symptoms to look out for include: food cravings depression fatigue or low energy frequent yawning hyperactivity ir...
PCN can Regulate Sales, Dispensing of Veterinary Drugs – Registrar

PCN can Regulate Sales, Dispensing of Veterinary Drugs – Registrar

NEWS
The Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) says it can regulate the sale and dispensing of veterinary drugs, vaccines and animal life (biological) as part of its statutory mandate. The Council’s Registrar, Mr Elijah Mohammed, made this known in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Abuja. Mohammed said that ensuring sanity and standard was part of its mandate to regulate the practice of pharmacy in all ramifications in the country. NAN recalls that the Federal High Court in Abuja on March 24 gave a judgment that the provisions of the Animal Diseases (Control) Act did not impinge on the PCN’s powers in respect to registration of premises where animal drugs are kept. The Nigerian Veterinary Medical Association (NVMA) had sued the council, cha
Nigeria Academy of Pharmacy Invitation to One-Day Day Symposium

Nigeria Academy of Pharmacy Invitation to One-Day Day Symposium

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  Nigeria Academy of Pharmacy in Partnership with Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria Invites you to a Symposium on Health of the Nation: The Imperative of Inter-professional Collaboration  Date: Thursday, May 11,2017 Time: 10:00am Venue: Ade Ajayi Auditorium (Main Auditorium), University of Lagos, Akoka Keynote Speaker:  Prof. Eyitayo Former Minister of Health RSVP Sir Ifeanyi Atueyi Vice President, Nigeria Academy of Pharmacy 08033015991 Pharm. Gbolagade Iyiola National Secretary, Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria 08023087506