29 Apr 2015
COVENANT University has been considered a key partner in the application of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) to cancer care, research and education in Africa. This was the outcome of the recently concluded 2015 Global Summit on Cancer at Dana Ferber Centre, Harvard Medical School, Boston, where the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Charles Ayo, was the guest…
28 Apr 2015
ON the 22nd September, 1983, I left the shores of Nigeria to commence one year hospital attachment with Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Scotland as part of the requirements of the Fellowship Programme of the National Post Graduate Medical College of Nigeria at that time. I was occupying the post of Clinical Research Fellow and Rotating Registrar at the maternity unit of the university.
26 Apr 2015
In a bid to ensure that more people especially women are better informed on basic health issues, which is key to healthy living, Joytoria Schools in collaboration with Rovina Diagnostic centre organised a one day public health sensitisation programme which had over 150 beneficiaries in attendance.
26 Apr 2015
nenna Ezeigwe is the National Coordinator, National Malaria Elimination Programme (NMEP). Yesterday was World Malaria Day April 25, 2015. In this interview, Ezeigwe, a consultant public health physician, said contrary to reports of growing resistance of the malaria parasite to the drug of choice, Artemisinin Combination Therapy (ACT), there is no documented resistance to the nationally adopted malaria drug in the country.
25 Apr 2015
Soursop is believed to be indigenous to most of the warmest tropical regions of the world.
24 Apr 2015
THE usual complaint is “my pet is not eating very well” or “he shies away from food these days, rather, he chews and gnaws on my sofa and slippers; he’s been destroying everything on site with his teeth! Doc, what can I possibly do?
23 Apr 2015
United States and Nigerian researchers from the National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research & Development (NIPRD) Abuja, Halamin Herbal Center, Abuja, and Texas Southern University, Houston, Texas, have validated the use of local herbal drugs for the treatment of malaria, lung cancer and other chronic diseases. CHUKWUMA MUANYA writes.
19 Apr 2015
Daily, highly qualified Nigerian professionals jet out of the country in search of the proverbial greener pasture. The lure to migrate out of the country to better one’s lot or seek higher pay for professional skills abroad is not restricted to any particular segment of the Nigerian society.
18 Apr 2015
BEING thin used to be linked with poverty, while obesity was associated with affluence. But time has changed all that to the disadvantage of the poor. Obesity has been put on the reverse gear, not by divine arrangement, but by man’s efforts to undermine nature’s arrangement. And in the middle of the crisis are the poor, the downtrodden ones often looked down upon by the society.
18 Apr 2015
MEDICAL radiographers under the aegis of Association of Radiographers of Nigeria (ARN) and physiotherapists under the umbrella of the Nigeria Society of Physiotherapy (NSP) have urged the President-elect, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, to appoint competent hands as Health Ministers and health administrators to head hospital in Nigeria.
18 Apr 2015
Date fruits are one-seeded fruits of date palm tree, which is botanically known as Phoenix dactylifera, and belong to the family of Palmae (Arecaceae) plant.