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Road accidents and implication for UN Decade of Action

Road accidents and implication for UN Decade of Action

By Yinka Shokunbi It is now two years that the Lagos state goverment put in place a restriction law on motorcycle operation within the metropolis. The law prohibits motorcyclists from…

Exclusive breastfeeding and child development

Exclusive breastfeeding and child development

By Yinka Shokunbi It was Anthony Lake of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) who said, “No child, no mother, no country – should ever have to suffer the injustice…

Pharmacists seek residency training for health professionals

By Yinka Shokunbi The Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) has canvassed the introduction of a residency training programme for key health professionals in the health sector,  as government reviews the…

‘Why Ebola is no death sentence’

By Yinka Shokunbi Since 1976 when the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) was first discovered in Congo Zaire, now DRC, one East African country, Uganda has been hit four times. And…

African scientists welcome untested Ebola drugs with caution

African scientists welcome untested Ebola drugs with caution

By Yinka Shokunbi For more than a week since two American patients, Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol, who tested positive to the disease, responded well to an experimental Ebola…

‘UCH don’t discriminate among healthcare professionals’

By Yinka Shokunbi Each time healthcare professionals have cause to vent their anger among one another, the happenings at the foremost  University College Hospital UCH Ibadan, has often been the …

Nigeria receives $162,000 grant for Genomic awareness

By Yinka Shokunbi Genomics, which is a discipline in genetics that applies to recombinant DNA, DNA sequencing methods, and bioinformatics to sequence, assemble, and analyse the function and structure of…

Nigeria’s efforts at tackling Ebola outbreak

Nigeria’s efforts at tackling Ebola outbreak

By Yinka Shokunbi The outbreak of the current epidemic of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) became noticeable in March when the first casualty was recorded on March 24 in Guinea. Since…

Ebola: Some facts you need to know 

Transmission  Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), formerly known as Ebola haemorrhagic fever, is a severe, often fatal illness in humans. It is introduced into the human population through close contact with…

Why Ebola Virus Disease is devastating in Africa –Ujah

Why Ebola Virus Disease is devastating in Africa –Ujah

In 1976, the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) was first discovered in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Scientists are of the opinion that we now live in the age of viruses-the…

Why testosterone is beneficial to men

Testosterone as defined by the Wikipedia online is a steroid hormone from the androgen and is found in mammals, reptiles, birds, and other vertebrates. In mammals, testosterone is secreted primarily…

Physiotherapists offer services to patients

By Yinka Shokunbi Members of the Nigeria Society of Physiotherapy (NSP) have urged sick patients who need its services at government hospitals not to shy away from the facilities because…

Experts canvass routine screening for Hepatitis

By Yinka Shokunbi July 28, since, has been marked yearly as the World Hepatitis Day (WHD) a time set aside to educate the populace on the dangers of this deadly…

Why early detection is key in breast cancer prevention

Why early detection is key in breast cancer prevention

By Yinka Shokunbi Veronica Okafor is a 30-year-old three-year breast cancer survivor. It was in 2008 when she first noticed a lump in her left breast and thought it was…

NAFDAC faults computer diagnosis technology available in Nigeria

By Yinka Shokunbi Till date, adulterated and counterfeited drugs remain a major problem in Nigeria and solving it is the greatest challenge facing the National Agency for Food and Drugs…

Touching Lives Initiative makes the difference

By Yinka Shokunbi On daily basis there are countless number of Nigerians who are passing through agonising moments especially through their poor health status and there are millions more who…

Drug manufacturers condemn ceaseless strikes

By Yinka Shokunbi Local drug manufacturers have condemned the uncompromising stands of the nation’s health workers over series of strike, saying the drug industry is made to suffer setbacks. The…

Maternal and infant health: How has Nigeria fared?

Maternal and infant health: How has Nigeria fared?

By Yinka Shokunbi On July 6, residents of Ganiyu Street in Aboru area of Oke-Odo Local Council Development Area of Lagos State were witness to an emergency intervention by a…

Why Malaria in Neonates worrisome

It is no news that malaria in sub-Saharan Africa kills more children and pregnant women than any other category of people. Malariologists have argued the reason to be due to…

Pains that should never be ignored

A ‘thunderclap’ headache Could be: An aneurysm, which is a balloon-like area in an artery. Fix it: If you experience head pain that comes on suddenly and is severe, need…

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