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CJ Assigns Suit on Buhari’s Health to Judge

CJ Assigns Suit on Buhari’s Health to Judge

NEWS
A suit seeking an order of the Federal High Court in Abuja compelling the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, to appoint a medical panel to determine the health status of ailing President Muhammadu Buhari, has been assigned to Justice Abdukadir Abdu-Kafarati. The suit, marked FHC/ABJ/CS/508/2017, was filed by a United States of America-based Nigerian, Mr. Toyin Dawodu, on June 28. The respondents to the suit are Saraki, the Executive Council of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, and the Attorney General of the Federation, Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN). Responding to The PUNCH’s inquiry on the status of the case on Tuesday, the plaintiff’s lawyer, Mr. Frank Tietie, confirmed that the outgoing Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Ibrahim Auta, had assigned the case to Justice A
President’s Health Causes Concern

President’s Health Causes Concern

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The week-long stay in France by President Patrice Talon of Benin Republic is causing concern and speculation over the health of the president. Benin’s Foreign minister on Wednesday worked to reassure the nation that President Talon was healthy, despite mounting speculation about the cause of his week-long stay in France. “He is staying in Paris and he is taking advantage of his stay to do a health check,” Mr Aurelien Agbenonci, said. President Talon’s absence has been a hot topic in the tiny West African nation for several days. On Tuesday, Mr Agbenonci denied that 59-year-old President Talon was ill. “The president of the republic did not leave Cotonou hastily, he is not ill and is well,” Mr Agbenonci said. According to other sources speaking on condition of anonymity, President Talo
How Fashion Can Impact On Your Health

How Fashion Can Impact On Your Health

Fashion Health, NEWS
Fashion is a way of life; it is how something is done or a trend that is on. Fashion could also be the latest and most admired style in clothes and cosmetics, or behaviour, and this is why it could be easily described as a passing fad because it could be in vogue today and tomorrow it is out of circulation as it where. Fashion usually will have to do with clothes, skin beauty, make-up, footwear, and other accessories, etc. When I was a little boy for example I saw old women wearing wigs; I also saw old men and women too dying their hair, and men also barbed their hair leaving a good portion on their head, and sometimes they even had a parting to it. But the fashion has today changed in that nowadays I see young women and girls wearing wigs, while young people are even dying their hair –
Women’s Sexual Health

Women’s Sexual Health

NEWS, Women's health
Talking about your sexual needs can help bring you and your partner closer together and promote sexual fulfilment. Women's sexual health, like men's, is important to the overall emotional and physical well-being. A fulfilling sex life improves your sleep quality and reduces stress. But achieving a healthy and satisfying sex life doesn't happen magically; it takes self-reflection and candid communication with your partner. Although talking about sexuality can be difficult, it is a topic well worth addressing. Many people think that your body's physical desire for sex motivates sexual activity, which leads to sexual arousal and then orgasm. Although this may be true for most men, it's not necessarily true for most women. Many women have different motivators and stimuli that make them feel ...
Peanut (Groundnut) Butter + Banana Smoothie

Peanut (Groundnut) Butter + Banana Smoothie

Food And Nutrition, Health & Life, Latest Health News
 Healthy Smoothies Smoothies are a perfect on-the-go snack any time of day. Blend frozen bananas, peanut butter, soy milk, Greek yoghourt, honey, and a few ice cubes. If this is a morning snack, keep it in a tight-sealing container and throw it in a gym or work bag. For an afternoon boost, prep it the night before and freeze. Remove in the morning, and it will be thawed and ready to enjoy after lunch. Tip: Add a scoop of your favourite chocolate or vanilla protein for an extra protein boost.  This is also a great way to use up those bananas that have gone a little dark. Just peel them and throw them into a food storage container and place them in the freezer. They'll be ready next time you want this good-for-you frozen treat. The ripe bananas have plenty of natural sweetness, and the p
NAFDAC and the War on Counterfeit Drugs

NAFDAC and the War on Counterfeit Drugs

Amazing Health Discoveries, Editorial Opinion, Food And Nutrition, Health & Life, Health Issues, Latest Health News, NEWS
The Fight Against Counterfeit Drugs: Nafdac The immediate past director-general of National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, Dr. Paul Orhii had prior to his exit from office been widely quoted as advocating for the enactment of new legislation to enable the agency cope with the present realities on the dynamics of war on counterfeit medicines among other challenges confronting it. The former NAFDAC helmsman had hinged his call for a revision of the laws on the noticeable defects in the existing ones to enhance efforts of the agency to rid the country of unscrupulous elements. We support Orhii’s advocacy because it borders on strengthening the operations of an important agency of government whose activities have direct consequence on the lives of the greatest majori
Plateau Records Fresh Four Cases of Lassa Fever

Plateau Records Fresh Four Cases of Lassa Fever

Health & Life, Health Issues, Latest Health News, NEWS
Lassa Fever Breaks out again: The Plateau State Health Commissioner, Dr. Kuden Kamshak, has said four more cases of Lassa fever have been reported in the state. Kamshak, however, said the cases were being investigated while the samples had been taken to the diagnostic centre at Irrua in Delta State for analysis. Statistics of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Abuja had showed that five cases of Lassa fever had been confirmed in four states in the country. According to the NCDC, two cases have been confirmed in Plateau State, one in Rivers, and one each in Bauchi and Gombe states while 59 contacts have been traced to the index cases.  Opinions about the Lasser Fever outbreak: Kamshak told journalists in Jos on Tuesday that all in all 10 cases were reported in the state w
Desmond Elliot, BWS to Intensify Awareness on HPV Vaccination

Desmond Elliot, BWS to Intensify Awareness on HPV Vaccination

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An actor cum politician, Desmond Elliot and a non-governmental organisation, Breast Without Spots, during a walk to mark this year’s World Cancer Day, called for the inclusion of Human Papilloma Virus vaccination awareness in the already existing cancer control programme of Lagos State Ministry of Health. Elliot, a member of the State House of Assembly, said he would move the motion for the inclusion, as this would further help in bringing awareness to Nigerians and women in particular, on the need to protect themselves against cervical cancer. According to him, "the HPV vaccine costs about a hundred dollars (N30, 000) per person, and that is a lot. So, what I'm trying to advocate, is for government to include it in the cancer-control programme.” Elliot explained that Lagos State has do
Sunshine Benefits: Are You Getting Enough Exposure?

Sunshine Benefits: Are You Getting Enough Exposure?

Amazing Health Discoveries, Fashion Health
By Morgan Nwanguma It is always important that you go for a walk in the sun! The importance of this cannot be overemphasised especially for people whose nature of work does not afford them the luxury of field or outdoor exposure. Your body needs sunlight because it is a veritable source of the essential Vitamin D - which is also known as sunshine vitamin. It is also very essential experts say, for your calcium levels to up because certain minerals and vitamins tend to combine to enable you get the maximum benefits from them. It is also so very essential for the elderly to get a commensurate dose of this natural goodness as scientific research has revealed. Also, expert studies reveal that as human beings, we make 90 percent of our vitamin D solely from the exposure of our skin to natural
The Dangers of Consuming Junk Food

The Dangers of Consuming Junk Food

Editorial Opinion
If the tag ‘junk food’ is not enough reason to make anyone refrain from the indulgence of foods so labelled, then perhaps the definition of it should be able to make you think again: Junk food is said to be food that tastes good but is high in calories and having little nutritional value.  Junk food is here with us and has over the years, silently wreaked havoc on our population without our knowing it. Junk food has been necessitated by the fast pace of urban lifestyle and of course, a backlash of our knack for wholesale adoption of western culture which includes dietary behaviours. But the consumption of junk food has become a popular habit and culture that has transcended our urban society; junk food continues to leave its destructive marks even deep into our rural hinterlands. Research
Ways To Achieve A Healthy Skin

Ways To Achieve A Healthy Skin

Amazing Health Discoveries, Fashion Health, Food And Nutrition, Health & Life, Health & Radiance/Beauty, Women's health
Ways To Achieve A Healthy Skin One of the most important ways to take care of your skin is to protect it from the sun. A lifetime of sun exposure can cause wrinkles, age spots and other skin problems — as well as increase the risk of skin cancer. For the most complete sun protection you can do the followings: Apply sunscreen. Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15. Apply sunscreen generously, and reapply every two hours — or more often if you’re swimming or perspiring. Be under the shade. Avoid the sun between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., when the sun’s rays are strongest. Put on protective clothing. Cover your skin with tightly woven long-sleeved shirts, long pants and wide-brimmed hats. Also consider laundry additives, which give clothing an additional layer of ultraviolet p
Killer Heels

Killer Heels

Fashion Health, Health & Radiance/Beauty, Latest Health News
By Victoria Haruna Killer heels are known to cause multiple health implications. These include knee osteoarthritis, callouses, ankle sprain, ingrown toenails, shortened Achilles tendon, risk of falling and lower back pain. Also, according to the author of Fashionably Fatal, Summer Streves, “in earlier centuries, ladies of fashion were known to have had their ‘little’ toes amputated, slipping their feet into ever-more-pointed fashionable footwear”. She argues that while historic practices might sound barbaric, women today are still enduring pain for fashion, referencing “the contemporary vogue for the surgical shortening, even amputation of healthy toes, in order to fit into today's sky-high stilettos”. There are still plenty of fashion victims in the 21st Century. “Although we haven’t
Need to Have 42,500 Physiotherapists in Nigeria – Experts

Need to Have 42,500 Physiotherapists in Nigeria – Experts

Latest Health News, NEWS
The Nigeria Society of Physiotherapists (NSP) has revealed that the nation’s healthcare system is surviving with just 1,000 physiotherapists. Physiotherapy is the therapeutic use of physical agents or means, such as massage, exercises, water among others, rather than drugs, in the field of medicine, to treat diseases, bodily defects, or weaknesses, such as heart attack, diabetes, stroke among others. Taiwo Oyewumi, NSP President added that the nation could only boast of 4,000 registered physiotherapists, even as he explained that 50 percent of the nation’s registered physiotherapists have migrated to seek greener pasture. Oyewumi said: “The unfortunate thing is that less than 1,000 physiotherapists are gainfully employed. There is job for the other 3,000 physiotherapists, but it is not b
Nigeria needs $55m annually to treat Stroke –Pfizer Summit

Nigeria needs $55m annually to treat Stroke –Pfizer Summit

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With seven out of every 10 Nigerian earning less than two-dollar a-day, the cost care of stroke is often unaffordable and ultimately leading to death. This affirms the cliché that says “prevention is better than cure”. At the opening of the eighth edition of cardiovascular summit, organised by Pfizer Nigeria, it was gathered, that it will be a lot cheaper should government opt for public hospitals, paying an estimated sum of N11b ($55m) per year, if Nigeria must treat all stroke incidences in the country. Adesola Ogunniyi, Professor of Medicine at the University of Ibadan shed light on some findings on economies of stroke incidences and treatments in the country noted that the burden of stroke was bigger than the public is currently aware. Ogunniyi who has analysed seven stroke studies
CHALLENGES OF PHARMACEUTICAL PRACTICE IN NIGERIA

CHALLENGES OF PHARMACEUTICAL PRACTICE IN NIGERIA

Cover Stories
CHALLENGES OF PHARMACEUTICAL PRACTICE IN NIGERIA COVER STORY- June Edition CHALLENGES OF PHARMACEUTICAL PRACTICE IN NIGERIA An induction and oath-taking ceremony of the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Benin took place. The event offered the body of pharmacists in Nigeria to take a deep look into challenges confronting both the pharmacists and the practice of pharmacy in Nigeria. To this effect, as part of the event, a keynote address was delivered by Dr. Lolu Ojo, a fellow of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria. In his opening remarks, the keynote speaker summarised the outcome of the series of events and activities that have been on in order to help redefine pharmacy and the practice of pharmacy in Nigeria. And referring to the chosen topic for his address – ‘Pharmacy