NSIA-LUTH Cancer Centre steps up manpower training

The multi-billion NSIA-LUTH Cancer Centre has embarked on some proactive measures to guarantee the sustainability of the facility. This includes a deliberate plan for continuous training of competent and sufficient personnel to manage the centre, in fulfillment of its mandate as a flagship cancer treatment facility not only in Nigeria, but West Africa The equipment suppliers, Messrs Varian of Palo Alto, are providing capacity by building a training centre at the hospital in support of its commitment to human capacity development in radiotherapy across the West African sub-region. This is…

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Kano, society on family health spend N14.2 billion to procure 8.4million mosquito net

The campaign manager for Society on Family Health, Mr John Ocholi, has disclosed in Kano, that over N14.2 billion has so far been spent on the procurement of 8.4m mosquito treated nets for distribution to the 44 Local Government Areas of Kano State to curtail malaria Scourge in the state. Ocholi, and his team who were in the ancient of Kano on an advocacy campaign, to enlighten the Kano people on the advantage of using  mosquito treated nets, said the project was in conjunction with the Kano State government, as …

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Other faces of hemp (CBD) oil (III)

If a miracle worker came to town, casting out demons and chasing phantoms away, binding witches and wizards, making the blind to see and the deaf to hear, raising the dead and trampling principalities under foot, he would probably have a life time of miracle work among the infirm. Such appears to be what  billing is lined up for  hemp oil (cannabinol or CBD oil) in Nigeria’s sprawling illness. Last week, many people  lowered their guards which they had raised against Indian hemp for many years, after they  read the…

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How regular intake of bitter kola cures glaucoma, by Ophthalmologist

A Professor of Ophthalmology, Adebukola Oshintelu, says regular intake of African native nut, bitter kola, helps to treat and manage glaucoma disease. Oshintelu, who works with Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Friday in Lagos. NAN reports that glaucoma is a condition of increased pressure within the eyeball, causing gradual loss of sight. The physician told NAN that through her research, bitter kola had been discovered to be ‘wonderfully efficacious’ for the treatment of glaucoma. “The African…

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Other faces of hemp (CBD) oil (II)

I do not need a crystal ball or star gaze to know that, next year, HEMP (CBD) OIL will easily be voted Nigeria’s 2019 PLANT MEDICINE OF THE YEAR. This title goes to that plant medicine in Alternative medicine with  the fastest marketing penetration and widespread acclaimed benefits by its consumers for their health challenges. Jobelyn, the antioxidant blood formula from Lagos, swept the stakes for many years in Nigeria, Ghana and Senegal after which it made online in-roads into other African countries, Europe and the Americas, unveiled in its…

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Malaria: The human host

I once asked a student in Nigeria when he last had malaria.  He told me that he had never had malaria.  I almost asked him if he was Christian or Moslem to understand him and his statement but I became polite.  Maybe he was telling factual truth. Probably a few adult Africans can boast that they have never had malaria. My story is the opposite.  Whenever I am with a group of people and a mosquito comes around, it comes for me.  I conclude that I lack a mosquito repelling…

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Five causes, remedies for back-pain

It is fortunate that episodes of back pain heal with time. However, back pain can be a temporary but recurrent pain that is indeed a very uncomfortable occurrence. It has a way of interfering with your daily routine, aside making you very uncomfortable. It is important to identify the causes of back pain and know the remedies to help deal with it. Poor posture This is one of the major causes of upper and lower back pain. This pain usually occurs along with neck pain or shoulder pain. Poor posture…

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Meningitis: 26.7m kids at risk in Nigeria—Agency

About 26.7million Nigerian children between one and seven years of age are  currently facing the  risk of contracting meningitis, the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) warned on Friday. The Executive Director, NPHCDA, Dr. Faisal Shuaib, said in a message in Calabar during the introduction of “Men A” vaccine into routine immunization in Cross River that 25 states  and the FCT are  within the meningitis belt. He described the use of vaccines as the only way to prevent meningitis for now. “The introduction of Men A vaccine into the…

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