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30 Jul 2015
A NEW study by researchers at the University of Bari Aldo Moro, Bari, Italy, Geriatric Unit & Laboratory of Gerontology and Geriatrics, IRCCS “Casa Sollievo della Sofferenza,” San Giovanni Rotondo, Foggia, Italy, and Istituto Superiore di Sanità (ISS), Roma, Italy, estimates the association between change or constant habits in coffee consumption and the incidence of…
30 Jul 2015
FIRST we were told the composition of semen could possibly help fight depression. Now, research suggests that male semen can affect the genes and behaviour of females in other ways, too. British scientists have dubbed the phenomenon seminal signalling - and say it is widespread in the animal world. The team, from the University of…
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30 Jul 2015
Partnership for Advocacy in Child and Family Health in Nigeria, PACFaH has urged the government of Lagos State to cut deaths of women and children by raising budgetary allocation to family health. Acknowledging the performance of the state in raising funds to partner with donors keen on reducing child and maternal death, the non-governmental organizations…
30 Jul 2015
SUBSCRIBERS of AVON Health Maintenance Organisation (HMO), have lauded the proactive and responsive way it resolves complaints made to its customer service facility within record time. In a recent Customer Satisfaction Survey carried out by the organisation, the results, together with customer testimonials, showed how Avon HMO’s dedication to customer care has resonated with their…
30 Jul 2015
IF NIGERIA must treat all stroke incidences in the country today, then an estimated sum of N100b ($500m by N200) will be required as hospital bill in private facilities. The cost, it was gathered, will be a lot cheaper should government opt for public hospitals, paying an estimated sum of N11b ($55m) per year. Though…
30 Jul 2015
Plant enzymes In this series, I have written about such plant components as the macronutrients (carbohydrates, proteins and fats), the micronutrients (vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients among others). Another component of plants that a lot has not been discussed, are the enzymes. Enzymes are equally as important as the other components of the plants and they play…
29 Jul 2015
Nestlé Nutrition Institute Africa (NNIA), in collaboration with the Paediatric Department of the Volta Regional Hospital in Ghana, organised a series of workshops on neonatal resuscitation between July 21 and 23, 2015. Intended for healthcare professionals involved in the delivery of new-borns, including paediatricians, anaesthetists, nurses, and midwives, these trainings provided them with the skills…
29 Jul 2015
THERE are nearly 150,000 different known species of mushrooms in the world. Some of the most popular are shiitake, reishi, maitaki, enoki, oyster, lion’s mane, hericium erinaceous, coriolus versicolor, cordyceps, cloud, chager, cremini, astragalus, agarikon and agaricus. Cordycepin, commonly used in Chinese medicine, was originally extracted from a rare kind of parasitic mushroom that grows…
29 Jul 2015
To boost healthcare delivery in the country, an associate medical director for patient safety and consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist at Basildon & Thurrock University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust England, United Kingdom (UK), Prof. Rotimi Jaiyesimi, has called for the establishment of more primary health care-based hospitals since over 70 per cent of the population need…
29 Jul 2015
GRADIAN health systems have launched the Universal Anesthesia Machine (UAM) in Lagos State. The UAM, which is the first of its kind in the state, has been in use in three hospitals in northern Nigeria, namely Murtala Muhahamed Specialist hospital in Kano, General Hospital in Funsua, in Katsina and Kaura–Namod General hospital in Zamfara since…
29 Jul 2015
Nigeria on Tuesday July 28, 2015, joined the rest of the world to mark the World Hepatitis Day. However, scientists have demonstrated how extracts of bitter leaf, bitter kola, garlic, Phyllanthus amarus, avocado, and turmeric offer protection against hepatitis B and C. CHUKWUMA MUANYA writes. Scientists have demonstrated how natural remedies provide cheaper route to…
29 Jul 2015
Reddington hospital, one of Nigeria’s foremost private, independent hospitals, has won the “Private Healthcare Provider of the year” award for the second time in succession at the Nigerian Health Excellence awards (NHEA). The award presented at a ceremony held on 26th June at the Eko Hotel in Lagos, follows Reddington receiving  further quality accreditation for…

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