Health Benefits Of Lemon Juice
Almost all parts of the plant are very useful in natural medicine. The whole fruits or the fruit juice is the most commonly part used for the home treatment of common diseases.
Emerging and re-emerging diseases: Stopping the spread (2)
Lecture Delivered at the 2014 Health Week ceremony of the University of Lagos by Prof. Akin Osibogun, MBBS (Lagos); MPH(Columbia); FMCPH; FWACP; FRSPH(UK), Professor of Community Health, University of Lagos, & Consultant Public Health Physician/Epidemiologist, Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH).
Date syrup shows promise for fighting bacterial infections
Date syrup — a thick, sweet liquid derived from dates that is widely consumed across the Middle East — shows antibacterial activity against a number of disease-causing bacteria, including Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli.
Minerals of life - zinc
Zinc is one of the minerals of life found extensively in the body. It is an essential trace element. It is referred to as a trace element because it is required in very small amounts in all its functions in the body. Zinc is another ubiquitous mineral in the body. This combined with the small amounts needed for it to function, makes me to refer to it as “small but mighty.” Zinc has been said to be chemically similar to magnesium and together, both of them play very significant roles in the general wellness of the human being.
Coffee good for brain, bones, kidneys, waistlines, others
NOT a week goes by, it seems, without another study showing the health benefits- or risks- of coffee. Just last week coffee was linked to a reduced risk of heart attacks. It’s been shown to protect against dementia, Type 2 diabetes and even skin cancer. But it’s also been blamed for anxiety, heartburn and making…
Walking To Save Children’s Sight From Glaucoma
IF you come across Musa Ahmed, you would no doubt agree that he is a brilliant boy. But to the dismay of his parents and relatives, Musa’s academic result does not tally with his intelligence. At Jibowu Primary School, Lagos, where the 15 year-old attends, he always comes last in the class.
Healing The Ills In The Ailing Nigerian Health System
WITHOUT mincing words, Nigerian health professionals are some of the best in the world. In Canada for instance, a Nigerian couple, both pharmacists trained at the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria are blazing the trail in pharmaceutics. Between them, and their pharmaceutical company, they hold more than 50 chemotherapy patents.
‘Why industrial pharmacists must collaborate’
Notwithstanding the current economic challenges for local manufacturers, an economic analyst, Dr. Akin Ogunbiyi has urged industrial pharmacists in the country to collaborate and foster a common front, if they must break even.
Keys to ageing well unveiled
With wisdom gleaned from some of the longest-living, healthiest cultures in the world, as well as new insights made possible by high-tech studies, researchers say that old views of aging are simply outmoded. Yes, our bodies change.
Lagos, PATHS2, others partner on standard warehousing system for drugs
For improved operational efficiency of medical consumables and drug warehousing in the state, the Lagos State Ministry of Health has gone into collaboration with Partnership for Transforming Health Systems II (PATHS2) and private suppliers of medicines and consumables to Lagos central medical store, Oshodi.