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Monday, 27 March 2017

Sokoto State Records 21 Meningitis Death


The Sokoto State Health Commissioner, Balarabe Kakale, confirmed that, the death toll as a result of the meningitis epidemic in the State has now risen to 21.
In an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Sokoto on Sunday, Mr. Kakale also provided an update on the state of high alert declared by the ministry since March 20.
The deaths were recorded in the seven local governments of Kebbe, Bodinga, Rabah, Wamakko, Gada, Dange/Shuni and Tureta, which are mostly affected by the meningitis outbreak.

Lagos State To Immunise 4.9Million Kids Against Polio


Lagos State Government says they are trying to immunize about 4.9 million children in the ongoing National Immunization Plus Days.
The Special Adviser to the Governor on Public Health, Dr.Femi Onanuga who made this known at a stakeholders meeting in Shomolu Local Government area of Lagos, said the unfortunate discovery of three cases of Wild Polio Virus, WPV, in Borno State last year August, as well as influx of migrants to Lagos State on a daily basis, made it crucial for the State to participate in the various immunization campaigns to sustain her success story.

Reflections:Letter From God


A letter from God
You're on a hotline with someone special on the other end, someone who can really help you. Someone who has answers, complete with landing gear--specific answers tailor made for you in your situation.
Is that hard to believe? You may feel like you've heard or read many such promises before. Each time, they failed to deliver, even those that were advertised as "guaranteed for life." You may have believed those promises and bought into them, devoting your time and effort to attaining the rewards they painted in glowing colors before you. Now, maybe you're not so sure anymore. You may have lost your job, your financial stability, perhaps even your dream home--and worst of all, there doesn't appear to be any hope of a quick recovery. Everything you loved and valued feels like it could slip away any minute.
But will it?

Thursday, 23 March 2017

FIFA's Ex Chief Medical Officer Warns Footballers Against Use Of Painkiller Drugs


About half of players competing at the past three World Cups routinely took non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen, says FIFA’s former chief medical officer, Professor Jiri Dvorak.

He says it is still an “alarming trend” among players, including teenagers.

“It has become a cultural issue, part of the game, it is absolutely wrong, for me it’s clearly abuse of the drugs – that’s why we use the word alarming.” said Dvorak, who left FIFA in November after 22 years.

Bad Bread Production:NAFDAC Arrests 4 Persons

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The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), has arrested four persons suspected to be specialists in producing unwholesome bread in Akwa Ibom State.
According to Mr Collins Ogedegbe, the Head of NAFDAC in Akwa Ibom, who led the inspection team, the suspects were arrested at Ekpemiong Itak community in Ikono local Government of the state on Wednesday.

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Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Today Is World Water Day


Contaminated water and poor sanitation are linked to transmission of diseases such as cholera, diarrhoea, dysentery, hepatitis A, typhoid and polio. Absent, inadequate, or inappropriately managed water and sanitation services expose individuals to preventable health risks. This is particularly the case in health care facilities where both patients and staff are placed at additional risk of infection and disease when water, sanitation and hygiene services are lacking. Globally, 15% of patients develop an infection during a hospital stay, with the proportion much greater in low-income countries.

Senate Set Up Committee To Investigate The Executive Secretary Of NHIS For Corrupt Practices


The Nigerian Senate on Tuesday constituted a five-member ad-hoc committee to investigate the Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme, Usman Yusuf, over allegations financial and administrative abuses.

President Muhammadu Buhari appointed Mr. Yusuf head of NHIS in July 2016.

The motion to probe Mr. Yusuf, a professor, was sponsored by Kabiru Marafa, APC-Zamfara, who expressed concern about “scandalous activities of the new Executive Secretary since his appointment.”
   Mr. Marafa, in his presentation, alleged that Mr. Yusuf had been spending above his threshold without the approval of the supervising ministry which is the Ministry of Health headed by Isaac Adewole.

Eat Celery, It Will Help Relive Pain and Stress


Celery has strong antioxidant properties that reduce inflammation and joint pain. It can greatly benefit people with arthritis. It can also benefit people with asthma and acne, infact, the ancient Romans believed that celery had healing powers, especially when it came to headaches. We are often times interested in apples and spinach that we forget other very important veggies. I eat Celery at least once a week and it has helped a lot in improving my health.
Improve eye health
You probably know that vitamin A is vital for eye health. Well, celery can give you up to 10 percent of the daily recommended vitamin A. It also contains polyphenol phytonutrients that help maintain perfect eyesight.

 Improve your digestion
Celery has lots of water and fiber will improve your digestion. Most importantly, it will help remove toxins from your body. Consequently this will make it easier to lose weight and reduce risk of diseases.

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Depression:A Network Of People Around You Is Important- Rio Ferdinard


Former England footballer and ex-Manchester United defender revealed that he turned to alcohol following the death of his wife Rebecca in March 2015, after experiencing guilt that she died and not him.
The 38-year-old single father of three told BBC that he started drinking in the middle of the night to get through the grief of losing her to breast cancer.

'At the beginning I was drinking a lot at night time. We have a lady lucky enough who lives with us, she would go to bed and I'd come back down in the middle of the night and probably drink a lot for the first three or four months. But I would get up and do the school run and stuff.'

Nigerians Should Expect Above Danger Heat Stress- NIMET


The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted that many  Nigerians would likely experience “above danger heat stress’’ this year due to combination of heat and humidity.

NiMet, in its 2017 Seasonal Rainfall Prediction, said that heat for too long could cause heat stress which may in turn lead to several illness collectively called ‘’hyperthermia’’.

The agency warned that older people could have a tough time dealing with heat and humidity, as most people who dies from hyperthermia globally each year were over 50.

NiMet highlighted some of the heat related complications to include heat syncope, heat cramps, heat edema, heat exhaustion and heat stroke, adding that Nigerians were no exception.

Eat Ginger! It Helps

Ginger is the rare traditional remedy that gets genuine respect from medical doctors and natural healers alike. It's been known for thousands of years as a kind of jack-of-all-trades super herb, and its reputation has endured. But it's probably best known for its antiemetic effect — that is, its impact on nausea and vomiting.
Also for its anti inflammatory effect.

Ginger has been the subject of much medical research in recent years, most of which confirms its benefits for a wide range of ailments, and they're not all digestive. It's been shown to have positive effects on arthritis, immunity, colic, heart problems and the common cold, to name a few.  The lion's share of the research has been about ginger and the digestive system. It's been shown to work as a carminative (flatulence inhibitor) and intestinal spasmolytic (digestive-tract soother). It also can help with nausea brought on by motion.

JAZZ EFFECT is Celebrating Their 10 Years Anniversary


Thursday, 16 March 2017

See The Press Release From NBC Concerning The Issue Of Benzoic Acid In Fanta And Sprite


Our attention has been drawn to media reports, which contain misleading information on the safety of benzoic and ascorbic acids as ingredients in soft drinks, citing a Lagos High Court order.

In the judgement delivered on February 15, 2017 in a suit involving FijabiAdebo Holdings Limited & Dr. Emmanuel FijabiAdebo v. Nigerian Bottling Company Limited (NBC) & National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), the Lagos High Court dismissed all claims against NBC and held that the company had not breached its duty of care to consumers and that there was no proven case of negligence against it. 

In the same judgement, the court directed NAFDAC to mandate NBC to include a warning on its bottles of Fanta and Sprite that its contents cannot be taken with Vitamin C as same become poisonous if taken with Vitamin C. This order was premised on the fact that the products contain the preservative, benzoic acid. NBC has since appealed this order.

Whilst we do not wish to delve into the details of the case or the merits of the court order by this medium, we find it imperative in the interest of consumers and members of the public to make the following clarifications:

Nigeria Partner With GSMA To Launch mNutrition Via Mobile Phones


The Federal Government in conjunction with the Groupe Speciale Mobile Association, GSMA have launched a programme that will tackle malnutrition with mobile phones in Nigeria.  The official launch of the mNutrition Programme on Monday in Abuja was attended by stakeholders in the health and nutrition sector.

Speaking at the event, Nigeria’s Health Minister, Prof. Isaac Adewole, said several countries have been able to increase citizens’ access and nutritional services by delivering effective messages through mobile phones.

FG Commence Treatment For Children Affected By LEAD Poisoning


The Federal Government has commenced  the treatment of lead poisoning of more than 2, 500 children affected in Shikira community of Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State.

Mrs Aanu Basil, the Deputy Director, Marine Pollution, Contamination Clean-Up and Remediation in the Federal Ministry of Environment, said other residents of the community were safe from lead poisoning with the clean-up.

She said that the clean-up programme was an intervention from government aimed at preventing lead poisoning outbreak in the community.

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

This man postdates the expiry dates of products to sell to the public,including baby diapers


One Joseph Udeh, an importer and the owner of Jouf Nigeria Limited, Kirikiri Road, Apapa, was apprehended by The Standard Organisation of Nigeria, SON, for postdating the expiry date of products to sell to unsuspecting consumers. This man owns two four-storey buildings which he's converted to a warehouse for his goods consisting of Pampers and Huggies baby diapers, wines, cosmetic facial wipes, Sure deodorant and a number of other deodorants, creams, oils and lotions, sanitary pads, detergents like Ariel, Sunlight and more.
Most of the products found stored in the building dated as far back as 2004!

Court Warns Consumers Not To Take Sprite and Fanta With Vitamin C


Lagos businessman, Dr Emmanuel Fijabi Adebo and his company, Fijabi Adebo Holdings Limited has filed a suit against NBC and NAFDAC via a Lagos High Court ordering the National Agency For Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) to immediately direct the manufacturers of soft drinks; Fanta and Sprite (Nigeria Bottling Company PLC) to include a written warning that the content of the bottles cannot be taken with Vitamin C.

Monday, 13 March 2017

Rivers:Etche, Ada George New Road In Darkness After Heavy Rainstorm


Etche Local Government Area of Rivers State have been thrown into darkness following the destruction of about 18 electricity poles in the area.
The poles were destroyed by a rainstorm during the first rain that fell Monday in the area.
Areas like Okehi, Igbodo, Mba and their neighbouring communities were mostly affected.
Investigation shows that along Okehi and Igbodo, 13 electricity poles were damaged while Mba lost five poles.
Same goes for Ada George new road, although there was no destruction of poles but the area have been in complete darkness since last week. Of note is the Odaranweye-Laritel street through road 16, 15 and 14.

When And How You Should Eat Fruits


What is the correct way of eating fruits?
It means not eating fruits after your meals!

We all think eating fruits means just buying fruits, cutting it and just popping it into our mouths. It’s not as easy as you think. It’s important to know how and when to eat.

If you eat fruit on empty stomach, it will play a major role to detoxify your system, supplying you with a great deal of energy for weight loss and other life activities.
Let’s say you eat two slices of bread and then a slice of fruit. The slice of fruit is ready to go straight through the stomach into the intestines, but it is prevented from doing so.

Reflections:What can I do to stop worrying so much?


Who doesn’t worry sometimes? We worry about failing in school
or in our work. We worry that we won’t be able to make ends meet financially.
We worry about the ones we love. We worry about our future. We worry about what’s going to happen in the world. We worry about
so many things.
Most worries come down to one of two things: remorse over past failures and situations gone wrong, and fear over the future.

Thursday, 9 March 2017

Rivers:Introducing The Contributory Health Protection Programme in The State


Rivers State Government has introduced the Contributory Health Protection Programme in a bid to encourage sustainable health care services and delivery in the state.

The Deputy Governor, Dr. Mrs Ipalibo Harry Banigo says the State Government decided to introduce the Contributory Health Protection Programme, RIVCHPP, because the Free Medical Care Programme is no longer workable in providing affordable healthcare services for the people of the State.
Dr. Banigo stated this during a meeting she held with a delegation from USAID/Health Finance and Governance at Government House, Port Harcourt.

Lagos Residents To Obtain Permit Before Sinking Boreholes


As part of major internal improvements backed by the new Environmental Management and Protection Bill, passed by the Lagos State House of Assembly, KAI (Kick Against Indiscipline) will be transformed into the Lagos State Environmental Sanitation Corps Agency which will spearhead enforcement of the stringent penalties imposed on defaulters.

This New environmental policies by the Lagos state government also mandates all residents to obtain permits before sinking boreholes.
This simply means that anyone who has a house, shop, office, school etc. in Lagos and wants to have any structure connected with water supply must obtain permit from the office of drainage services, failure to abide by this new rule.....

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Stephanie Okereke Linus Becomes UNFPA Ambassador for West and Central Africa


The United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA, has appointed Mrs Stephanie Okereke Linus as the UNFPA Regional Ambassador for maternal health in West and Central Africa.
The minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, who was represented by Mr Greg Izuwa, the Deputy Director, Family Health, Federal Ministry of Health at the unveiling ceremony organised by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Lagos.
Said She went through rigorous screening before she was appointed.
“She has already been appointed, but we are now making the general public to know she is now the regional ambassador in West and Central Africa,’’ the minister said

See These Food and Breakfast Secrets


If you don’t eat breakfast regularly, then you've probably heard that you should get used to eating breakfast every day. "Breakfast is the most important meal of the day!" is the desperate cry of parents everywhere.

 Dieticians agree that Eating breakfast gives you the energy you need to start your morning. Skipping it leads to overeating and bad food choices later in the day, which can mean weight gain and an overall decline in health. Without breakfast, the thinking goes, you're lethargic and increasingly hungry in the morning — and by lunch you're ready to chow down on one big burger or shawarma and an supersize orobo Coke.
Read on to see simple everyday snack tip that are healthy for you: 

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

See This Natural Viagra For Men And Women..


ASPERAGUS is also called natures Viagra!
 You may want to consider adding asparagus to your next date night menu: the veggie is a natural aphrodisiac thanks to vitamin B6 and folate, which can help boost feelings of arousal. Plus, vitamin E that stimulates sex hormones, including estrogen in women and testosterone in men...(oya lets go! Lol)

It contains high levels of the amino acid asparagine, which serves as a natural diuretic, and increased urination not only releases fluid but helps rid the body of excess salts. This is especially beneficial for people who suffer from edema (an accumulation of fluids in the body's tissues) and those who have high blood pressure or other heart-related diseases.

Monday, 6 March 2017

Reflections:Can You Recognize The Suprises in Your Life?


I’m thinking about those moments when life is moving along smoothly, it looks like you have a good view of where things are headed, you’re making progress … and then all of a sudden, surprise! A total about-face happens. Something that forces you to change and pushes you in a different direction. A complete game changer.
I find those “surprise” moments kind of scary. Having no control over a situation feels like a free fall. Not my thing. It’s at those times when my best-laid plans are strewn around me like worthless debris, and I hear in my head the words, “Man proposes but God disposes.”
I have the choice to just “go with it” or try to force and steer things back to my cherished plans. Really, it’s not so much of a choice as it is a mental attitude. Half the time, the outcome is obvious, and holding on to my plans is clearly only going to prolong the inevitable. Still, it’s hard to let go.

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Ebola:Frontline Fighter and Survivor Dies After Child Birth Complications


 A woman named a Time magazine person of the year in 2014 for her frontline work fighting Ebola in west Africa has died from childbirth complications in Liberia. Hospital staff  were reluctant to treat her because of the stigma that still surrounds the disease, according to her family.

Salomé Karwah lost her parents, her brother, aunts, uncles, cousins and a niece in the Ebola outbreak that swept her home country in August 2014. She also contracted the disease, but survived, along with her sister, Josephine Manley, and her then-fiance, who was to become her husband, James Harris.

The Misappropriation Of N350 Billion Health Insurance Fund


Members of the House of Representatives’ Committee on Healthcare Services yesterday threatened to prosecute erring official of the Health Management Organisations (HMOs) over alleged misappropriation of N350 billion.

Nigerians contributed the fund toward the implementation of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).At an investigative hearing in Abuja, Chairman of the Committee, Chike Okafor, directed NHIS to halt the payment of allocation to all the HMOs, pending the conclusion of the investigative hearing scheduled for next month.

These Guys are producing fake beverages and water for injection


The National Agency for Food,  Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, has  arrested members of a syndicate who engage in dubious production of fake Peak Milk, alcoholic beverages, water for injection, and fake NAFDAC documents.

 The Director of Enforcement, Mr. Kingsley Ejiofor, who was representing the acting Director-General, NAFDAC, while speaking to journalist at the Agency’s head office in Lagos, revealed that documents found in the possession of the suspects include; 

This Weird Looking Stone Was Removed From a Man's Bladder


This weird looking bladder stone was removed from a man.
Bladder stones form when the bladder isn't fully emptied and according to a paper in the journal Obstetrics and Gynaecology, men account for 95% of all cases. While some men won't have any symptoms, their stones are discovered during an X-ray or scan for another medical condition, others will suffer pain in the bladder area, blood in the urine, cloudy urine or difficulty passing it.

You may pass out bladder stones that are smaller than 1cm via urine. But bigger stones such as this one, which is 4cm by 4cm, need surgery.

Happy New Month!


Let blessings be our portion this Month of March....Amen!

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