Nutrition as your recipe for good health (4)

In spite of our cultural differences across the world, the basic contents of all human foods are the same. The differences occur because of weather conditions which make some of the fruits in Asia or Africa look different from the ones Europe or United States. The second point is that, the method of preparation of our food is culturally different. In the end, we are all eating the same fat, protein, water, carbohydrates and vitamins: after all we are human beings!   Dealing with obesity: Ideal body weight No two…

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Nutrition as your recipe for good health (3)

For adults, good evidence exists that early nutrition affects key risk factors for chronic degenerative diseases of middle and later life, such as osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease. The influence of nutrition (good food) on health status and disease supports primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention of disease and intervention strategies at each point in the process. The objective of such a prevention-oriented model is to enable people to live well for longer, while minimising chronic disability. Starting down the right path with appropriate nutrition and staying on it by eating well…

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Councillor provides free health for residents

No fewer than 1,000 Nigerians benefited from the second edition of a 2-day free health Campaign organized for Oke-Ira Central, Ojodu LCDA held recently. Speaking at the event, the Convener of the health Campaign, Councillor, Ward C, Oke-Ira Central Ojodu Local council Development Area, Hon. Gbenga Opebi said the program was aimed at ensuring an all year round sound health for the good people of Ward C who gave him opportunity to serve. “This is borne out of my desire to give back to party faithful and the society at…

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JUTH undertakes first brain surgery using drilling machine

The Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH), at the weekend undertook its first surgery to remove brain tumor using a machine that drills the skull bone to gain access to the tumor. “It is the first Trans-labyrinthine approach to a posterior fossa tumor. We used the C-Arm machine to drill the skull bone so as to see what is behind even while facing the front of the head. “In the past, we had to open the brain which was always risky and led to deaths because the brain is delicate,’’ Dr…

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Strike: Anambra doctors shun Obiano’s offer

Striking resident doctors of Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Teaching Hospital (COOUTH), Awka Anambra State, on Wednesday, rejected the minimum wage offer by Governor Willie Obiano. They said there was no going back on the indefinite strike action embarked upon on May 13, 2019. President of the association, Dr. Obinna Aniagboso, who conveyed the governor’s message to his members during its congress meeting in Awka, said the governor offered to pay them the newly approved minimum wage. He said, “The governor said the wage will amount to N12, 000 increment to…

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Adamawa kicks off health insurance scheme

Governor Mohammed Jibrilla Bindow of Adamawa State has inaugurated a contributory health insurance programme for the state with a commitment of government to pay for the poor. While launching the scheme at the Government House in Yola this week, he said government would support those who are unable to contribute due to financial inadequacy because the programme is meant to would provide health insurance coverage for all residents of the state irrespective of their financial capacities. “The aim of the scheme is to create a platform for the collection of…

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‘Migraine increases risk of pregnancy complications’

A recent study conducted at Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark, has revealed that migraine is associated with an increased risk of pregnancy -related hypertension disorders in mothers and newborns. According to the lead author of the study, Nils Skajaa, Epidemiologist Department of Clinical Epidemiology, “Migraine is a disabling condition, common among women of reproductive age. “Accumulating evidence shows that migraine in pregnancy may lead to several adverse outcomes in the mother and child, but treatment may alleviate these risks”. The study further revealed that maternal migraine was associated with an increased…

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Fake drugs policing is capital intensive, says NAFDAC D-G

Despite challenges of manpower, funding and equipment, the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has said it is doing its best to keep the country safe from the menace of fake drugs. This was the submission of  NAFDAC Director-General Prof Mojisola Adeyeye,  at a press conference in Lagos, where she debunked a fake report that 70 per cent of drugs in the country are fake and adulterated. “An effective drug policing and surveillance requires adequate funding on a continuous basis to be able to catch up…

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Inside LASUTH’s psychiatric ward

Although other wards and departments in the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) continually enjoy renovations, its psychiatric ward has become so dilapidated over the years that it is no longer able to admit patients. The management, however, said it is already working to remedy the situation, reports Associate Editor ADEKUNLE YUSUF. In many cultures, the mentally ill are made to contend with harmful effects of social stigma and discrimination – feelings of shame, isolation, hopelessness, and self-doubt – despite the deleterious damage these often inflict on their recovery efforts.…

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Easter 2019 : Stigmata, a closing event of Golgotha

Every easter season, I strive to deepen some of my recognitions of the high mission of Jesus of Nazareth, Son of God, to an earth still engulfed in darkness at the approach of a final judgement. Before I proceed, I wish to state that my focus is on STIGMATA and STIGMATISTS. Stigmata are those wound marks of the Lord, as He hung on the cross, which appear on some people, especially stigmatists, periodically, year round or during easter seasons. Stigmatists are people on whose bodies these wound marks appear. So…

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