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Need to legalise safe medical abortion

Need to legalise safe medical abortion

By Yinka Shokunbi It was an elated former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili, who wrote on her twitter handle @obyezeks, on Thursday night:  “After the emotional upheaval of yesterday’s dashed…

Ebola: LASG prepares teachers ahead of resumption

By Yinka Shokunbi As Lagos schools prepare to resume on October 8, officials of the Ministries of Health and Education have been sensitising and assuring teachers of both public and…

Ebola has exposed hazards of the medical practitioners –Babajide

Ebola has exposed hazards of  the medical practitioners –Babajide

Dr Olabosun Babajide is a general medical pratitioner and chairman of Ajeromi local health authority. He oversees City Hospital, Ajegunle, suburb of Lagos State, and has been in Community Medical…

UNICEF trains 5,000 teachers on Ebola Virus Disease

By Yinka Shokunbi It is no longer news that the recent outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the country has put both parents and school teachers on the…

Nigeria should explore survivors’ serum for Ebola cure –Tomori

Nigeria should explore survivors’ serum for Ebola cure –Tomori

By Yinka Shokunbi A lot is being said today about getting a universally acceptable cure for the treatment of the dreaded Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). At the last count, says…

Male birth control, without condoms by 2017

Male birth control, without condoms by 2017

Vasalgel, a reversible, non-hormonal polymer that blocks the vas deferens is about to enter human trials. How will rhetoric change when male bodies become responsible for birth control? According to…

Ebola: Chevron donates ambulance to Lagos

As a way to support the fight against the dreaded Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL) on behalf of the NNPC/CNL Joint Venture, has donated two standard ambulances…

How we managed Ebola outbreak –Fashola

How we managed Ebola outbreak –Fashola

By Yinka Shokunbi It has been a whole week and Lagos has not recorded any new suspected case of the deadly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). As at Friday, the total…

Keeping ‘Fit to take part’

Yinka Shokunbi Providing therapy in certain situations of life is inevitable such as in circumstances where movement and functions are threatened by aging, injury, disease or environmental factors. Physiotherapists are…

Why men are going bald younger

When a man begins to go bald, two things go down the drain—his hair and his confidence. Some 62 per cent of balding guys in a Spanish study said losing…

Bridge gap between traditional, conventional medicines –Ositelu

By Yinka Shokunbi Practitioners of traditional and conventional medicine have been urged to do away with the garb of inferiority and adore collaborative means to promote new and improved medicine…

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…

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