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Monday, 27 July 2015

Reflections:Think Before You Talk


In ancient Greece, Socrates was reputed to hold knowledge in high esteem. One day an acquaintance met the great philosopher and said, “Do you know what I just heard about your friend?”
“Hold on a minute,” Socrates replied. “Before telling me anything I’d like you to pass a little test. It’s called the Triple Filter Test.”
“Triple filter?”     

Thursday, 23 July 2015

Photo:Doctors In China Save Man's Severed Hand By Attaching It To His Legs

Chinese surgeons recently performed a bizarre surgery in order to save a man’s severed hand. They grafted it on to his ankle for a month, before reattaching it to his arm! The innovative surgery was carried out on factory worker Zhou, from Changsha, China’s Hunan province. Zhou’s left hand was accidentally severed from his arm during an accident involving a spinning blade machine. He was immediately rushed to Xiangya Hospital, where Dr. Tang Juyu and his team realised that the damaged nerves and tendons needed time to heal. If they tried to attach the hand to his arm immediately, its cells would die from lack of blood supply.
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Ten Percent Of World Population Suffers From Mental Disorder - WHO


The World Health Organisation (WHO) revealed on Tuesday in Geneva that 10 per cent of global population suffer from mental disorder amid insufficient workforce.

The WHO Mental Health Atlas 2014 report says it is an indication that there is less than one mental health worker per 10,000 people worldwide.

The orgainsation’s statistics also shows that one in four people is affected by mental health disorder at some point in their lives.

Environmental Health:Group Educates IDPs


The Association of Lady Pharmacists carried out a sensitisation campaign at the camps of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Abuja, so as to encourage healthy living practices amongst them.

The sensitisation started at one of the IDP camps situated at Pegi community in Kuje Area Council of Abuja.

This initiative was to help instil in residents of the camp, healthy environmental practices with regards to cleanliness during the rainy season which always come with its health and environmental challenges.

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Bird Flu:$20m Needed To Halt Spread In West Africa - UN


The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) had warned on Tuesday that, without timely intervention to stop the outbreaks of the highly virulent avian flu virus H5N1, which has already spread to five West African countries in six months, will spread across the region and beyond.

UN New Service reports that, outbreaks of the virus have been reported in poultry farms, markets and family holdings in Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Niger, Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana.

Ebola Vaccine Trial To Begin Soon In Ghana:No Need To Fear Says VC


Professor Fred Binka has allayed the fears of the people of Hohoe and all Ghanaians, about the Ebola vaccine trial that would take place at the Research centre in the town of Hohoe.

The professor, who also is the Vice Chancellor of the University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS), assured Ghanaians that, there is nothing to fear about the trial of the vaccine because it would be safe, just like any other vaccine trials carried out in the country. Prof. Binka observed that the concerns raised about the Ebola vaccine trial was very unfortunate, to the extent that some people even concluded that the vaccine trial had already started, when in truth the drug had not even been imported into the country for the exercise.

Beware!You Can Acquire These Infections From The Hospital


We go to the clinic whenever we are really sick, but sometimes that stay can lead to another illness on top of that first medical issue. These health care-associated infections or Nosocomial infections occur because a hospital puts a lot of people with infections in one place, many of them with low immunity, without strict procedures for maintaining sterile conditions; these can cause pathogens to spread.

Catheter UTI
Sometimes patients can't urinate due to injury, surgery or other reasons. When that happens, a nurse or doctor may install a catheter that automatically drains urine from the person's bladder. One end of the tube goes through the skin and into the bladder; the other end attaches to a collection bag.
The problem is that the bladder and urinary tract are usually germ-free environments, and introducing an external tube can allow pathogens to get into the bladder and cause a urinary tract infection, the most common hospital-acquired infection.

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Reflections:The Garbage Truck


A friend sent this to me:
One day I hopped in a taxi to go to the airport. We were driving in the right lane when suddenly a black car jumped out of a parking space right in front of us. My taxi driver slammed on his brakes, skidded, and missed the other car by just inches! The driver of the other car whipped his head around and started yelling at us. My taxi driver just smiled and waved at the guy. And I mean, he was really friendly.
I asked, “Why did you just do that? This guy almost ruined your car and nearly sent us to the hospital!”
This is when my taxi driver taught me what I now call, “The Law of the Garbage Truck.”

Thursday, 16 July 2015

Health Workers At Yaba Psychiatric Hospital Begins Strike


Doctors at the Federal Neuro-Psychiatry Hospital, Yaba have been on a five week strike following their anger over insecurity at the outpatient clinic of the hospital.

The emergency unit which is usually filled with patients was empty as there were no health personnel to attend to the patients.
The President, Association of Resident Doctors of the hospital, Dr Oyetayo Jeje said that lack of security at the outpatient clinic was a major challenge.

This Abuja Community Decided To Renovate Their Health Centre After Years Of Neglect

The primary health centre Igu, in Bwari Area Council of the FCT received a little renovation after more than two years of neglect.

The roof of the primary healthcare centre in Igu, Bwari Area Council, was blown off subjecting the health workers and residents to untold hardships. Due to the deplorable state of the centre, some residents prefer going to neighbouring communities on bad roads to attend healthcare centres.

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Photo:This white man said he's turning black after liver transplant from a black donor


Semen Gendler is white; he claimed that his skin is changing to black after he was given a new liver from a black man.

 The 65-year-old inventor was told by doctors that his only hope was a liver transplant after he was diagnosed with hepatitis C and cancer.

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Zamfara Inaugurates Committee On Immunization


A 19 member committee on immunization was inaugurated today by the Zamfara government.

The committee was set up to ensure the administration of routine polio immunisation and other child-killer diseases in the state and also to monitor and review the status of implementation of the state's annual RI work plan.

Rivers Primary Health Sector Suspend One-Year Old Strike


The members of the primary health sector of the Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria (MHWU) in the state has suspended its one- year old strike in the interest of the people of the state.

This development came after the state deputy governor; Dr. Mrs Ipalibo Harry-Banigo had a meeting last week with officials of the Ministry of Health, Primary Healthcare Management Board and the leadership of the MHWUN to broker peace in her office in Port Harcourt.

Monday, 13 July 2015

1.4million Birds Was Destroyed This Year - NVRI Boss


More than 1.4 million birds were destroyed to stamp out bird influenza that hit poultry farms early this year, according to Dr. Mohammed Ahmed, the Executive Director, National Veterinary Research Institute, Vom, near Jos.

FMC Owerri Strike:NLC Want Buhari To Intervene


In a letter signed by the President of The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), Ayuba Wabba and addressed to President Buhari on Friday, the organised labour accused the Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Health, Mr. Linus Awute, of refusing to bring the president’s attention, the management board’s resolution.

The Congress has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to wade in and put an end to the industrial conflict in the hospital and also approve the recommendation of the Board of the Federal Medical Centre, Owerri, which seeks to probe allegations of corruption levelled against the Chief Medical Director, Dr. Angela Uwakwem.

Friday, 10 July 2015

Photo:Drug Manufactured In '2016' Found In A Pharmacy In Lagos

Some one tweeted this photo of an antibiotic he purchased at a pharmacy in Lagos.
The drug was (or is) manufactured in 2016 and we are still in 2015...fake drug alert!
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Mrs Saraki Presents Training Arm Models To The 98 Midwifery Schools In Nigeria


The Wife of the Senate President, Mrs. Toyin Saraki, presented 200 Training Arm Models donated by Merck Stopes to the 98 Midwifery schools in the country and urged midwife tutors to ensure effective use of the equipment.

Mrs. Saraki, who spoke on Thursday when she received the Resident Representative of the United Nations Population Funds (UNFPA), Mrs. Ratidzai Ndalovu, in Abuja, also called for more concerted awareness and sensitization campaign in the fight against infant mortality.

Thursday, 9 July 2015

FRSC Begs Anambra Govt To Check Waste Dumping On Onitsha-Owerri Highway


The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) has appealed to the Anambra Government to check refuse dumping along the Onitsha-Owerri road.

Bad taughts about others bring down your immune system


‘Negativity and toxic thoughts about others brings down your immune system’
The effects of workplace gossip are mostly negative, especially for the person who is the subject of the gossip. The only way to reduce the negative effects of workplace gossip is to help silence it.

Many employees have a hard time confronting gossip in the workplace. It is not because it is difficult to talk about, too personal, or disrespectful. It is because gossip in the workplace is such an incredible waste of their time.
When an employee confides in another co-worker, the conversation should remain confidential. If words spoken in confidence become the subject of workplace gossip, it can result in co-workers losing trust in each other.
Gossipers come in two groups, the once that do not know the truth and talk in ignorance because someone else mentioned it, OR  the once that know the truth but are awfully jealous and feels that the person involved cannot or should not achieve such feat even if such feat is as minor as eating, sleeping or taking a vacation!

These gossipers forget that they also have very bad characters with loads of dirty linens and that every other person sees them as insensitive and immature in behaviour.

60 Waste Bill Defaulters Prosecuted In Delta,Others Fined


The Delta Waste Management Board says it has prosecuted 60 waste bill defaulters in the month of June and that, those that dumped waste on walkways were fined N5,000 each.

PHILIPS Upgrades Ori Iyanrin Primary Healthcare Centre


Philips Healthcare, a Netherlands International company has collaborated with the Ori Iyanrin Primary Healthcare Centre in Lagos to refurbish the mother and child care facilities at the centre.

The Healthcare Centre, located in Iru/Victoria Island, has a high patient in-flow with an average of 300-400 outpatients per month, as well as 30-40 follow up appointments per week.

Philips upgraded the facilities in the labour, paediatric and new born baby wards, designing them to support the well-being and recovery of expectant mothers and their new born babies.
The centre is the largest amongst three primary healthcare centres in the district and it records an average of 20 births per month.

Cholera Outbreak In Nigeria:WHO Raises Alert


The use of the Oral Cholera Vaccines (OCV) is an efficient tool to effectively control the out breaks of cholera outbreaks in Nigeria and other developing countries.

The World Health Organisation (WHO), in a statement, has warned governments and the international health community that the threat of a cholera outbreak is a major public concern in Nigeria and some developing countries.

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

PHS On High Alert For Ebola In Nigeria


Nigeria’s Port Health Services (PHS) says it has intensified surveillance activities at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.
This came as a result of the newly reported case of Ebola in Liberia.

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Benue Federal University Begins Research Into Traditional Medicine


Research into traditional medicine is a one major area that The Federal University of Health Sciences (FUHS) at Otukpo in Benue says it will soon begin, with a view to processing herbs into orthodox drugs.

Monday, 6 July 2015

The US Spend About $450m Yearly On Health Related Aid To Nigeria

The United States Agency International Development (USAID) had said that, The United States spends about $450m yearly on health related aid to Nigeria, The Nigeria mission director Mr Michael Harvey disclosed this yesterday while responding to questions at the Targeted States High Impact Project (TSHIP) end of project information dissemination meeting in Sokoto.

He said, the USA has great concern over health issues in Nigeria and in the northern Nigeria in particular.

Reflections:Try, Try Again


It’s a lesson you should heed,
                Try, try again;
                If at first you don't succeed,
                Try, try again;
                Then your courage should appear,
                For, if you will persevere,
                You will conquer, never fear;
                Try, try again.
                Once or twice though you should fail,
                Try, try again;
                If you would at last prevail,
                Try, try again;
                If we strive, it is no disgrace
                Though we do not win the race;
                What should you do in the case?
                Try, try again.
                Time will bring you your reward,
                Try, try again.
                All that other folks can do,
                Why, with patience, should not you?
                Only keep this rule in view;
                Try, try again.---

Thursday, 2 July 2015

Terror Rape Victims:UN Wants Nigeria To Ease Abortion Rules


The Human Right Chief of The United Nations, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein has urged Nigeria to show compassion and make it easier for women and girls who became pregnant in Boko Haram captivity to have access to abortions.

Boko Haram militants are estimated by Amnesty International to have kidnapped more than 2,000 women and girls in northeastern Nigeria since the beginning of 2014, including the 276 girls seized from their school in Chibok last year in a kidnapping that sparked global outrage.

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Wow! See These Great Health Benefits Of Honey


Honey is sweet. (We all know that), and it is a healthy addition to almost any meal. But honey has even more healthy uses in addition to being a natural sweetener. A lot of people claiming to sell original honey are actually selling cooked sugar or sugarcane syrup! (I wonder what they gain by deceiving people) but, if you can get the real honey-you will be glad you did.
Here are some natural uses of Honey:

Removes Acne
Honey is tough on acne thanks to its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. Apply a small amount of honey to affected areas of your face to help the pimples disappear. Try this treatment overnight, Or simply use as a spot treatment, leave on for 15 minutes, then rinse.

Skin Moisturizer
Honey is a great moisturizer and is even gentle enough for people with sensitive skin. One moisturizer recipe involves mixing four tablespoons of honey with two egg whites and a few tablespoons of flour (depending on your desired consistency); stir the mixture until it thickens, and apply is as a moisturizing face mask and/or body lotion.
To simplify things, you can also apply one teaspoon of honey onto clean skin and allow it to moisturize for 15-20 minutes; rinse with warm water. You can also add a small amount of honey to your warm bath water for softer water and softer skin.

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