NAPTIP arrested suspected Human Trafficker in Edo State

May 23, 2018 0

The Benin Zonal Command of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Person NAPTIP, has arrested an unrepentant trafficker who specialty is in recruiting young girls for her own children abroad.  A statement by the Zonal Commander of NAPTIP, Nduka Nwanwene, identified the suspected trafficker as Mrs. Ehis Edoghien, a 56-years-old from Orhionwon Local Government Area of Edo State. Nduka said the suspect has been on the surveillance of the command after series of reports concerning her activities and that she has been warned several times by neighbors to desist from human trafficking. The statement said, “The suspect usually takes her victims to her house for some weeks during which they undergo orientation and tutelage before they “graduate” to make the journey. The suspect is also known to take her victims to churches for prayers within the period of the orientation.” “In an early morning operation, which led to her arrest, the suspect had taken the two victims to the Life of Christ Fellowship at the Sakponba area of Benin... ...

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Nigeria committed to development of local HIV vaccine – NIMR DG

May 22, 2018 0

 Nigeria is committed to joining forces to ensure we not only develop a HIV vaccine, but ensure we address barriers and challenges to its access when developed. Stating this in commemoration of HIV Vaccine Awareness Day on the 18th of May, 2018, Director-General of the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research, NIMR, Prof. Babatunde Salako, said the nation is leading the policy formulation landscape, through relevant trainings and advocacy for access to the finished product. “We are committed to ensuring Nigeria is not left behind in the race to end the HIV and AIDS epidemic. We join HIV vaccine advocates to urge the international community to continue to recognise the importance of investing in new technologies as a critical element of comprehensive response to the HIV and AIDS epidemic. “The race to developing a HIV vaccine is a marathon race. Slow and steady but assuredly that the end will be sooner than later. It requires investment, hard work, and the non-stop commitment towards a goal. The race requires countries around the... ...

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Nigeria: Tobacco Consumption Contributes 12% Deaths From Heart Diseases – NHF

May 18, 2018 0

Tobacco use and second-hand smoke is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD), including coronary heart disease, stroke and peripheral vascular disease; contributing about 12 per cent death from heart disease, the Nigerian Heart Foundation (NHF), has said. Addressing journalists at a press briefing in Lagos recently to commemorate the World No-Tobacco Day 2018, themed ‘Tobacco and heart disease’, the Chairman, Executive Council, NHF, Dr. Olufemi Mobolaji-Lawal noted that according to the World Health Organisation (WHO), tobacco use kills seven million people worldwide each year and that number is predicted to grow unless anti-tobacco actions are increased. He said: “In Africa, the number of smokers continues to increase progressively in spite of more than 52 countries becoming signatory to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) since 2005. Though the prevalence of tobacco use remains low in African region, the positive economic growth in some countries , and the rapid inflow of transnational tobacco companies in many African countries continue to contribute to increasing tobacco use rates” he... ...

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 Ohio city’s last abortion clinic gets license, can resume

May 17, 2018 0

The last abortion clinic in Toledo, Ohio, has been granted a license allowing it to resume performing most abortions. Capital Care of Toledo applied for the license after receiving a state-mandated patient-transfer agreement from the ProMedica hospital system in February. Restrictions passed by Ohio lawmakers in 2013 mandated the transfer agreements be with local hospitals and barred public hospitals from providing them. The University of Toledo Hospital ended its transfer arrangement with Capital Care two months before the law was enacted. The state Department of Health on Wednesday notified Capital Care of the ambulatory surgical license it issued May 8. The Ohio Supreme Court ruled this year the state was within its rights when it revoked the clinic’s license in 2014 because it didn’t have the patient-transfer agreement. ...

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‘MIRACLE’ BOY WAKES AFTER PARENTS SIGN ORGAN DONATION PAPER

May 7, 2018 0

After the 13-year-old boy was severely injured in a dune buggy accident, his parents made the difficult decision to donate his organs following days of him being brain-dead, according to Fox 10. But after the papers were signed, he miraculously regained consciousness. The incident happened two months ago, when McKinley was playing at a friend’s house in Alabama. ...

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Nigerian Government Assures Saudi Authorities of Tackling Lassa Fever against Hajj 2018

Apr 30, 2018 0

Isaac Adewole, Minister of Health has said that the country is on the verge of tackling Lassa fever outbreak. The minister made this known on Tuesday 24th April 2018, in response to fears raised by Saudi Arabian authorities on the outbreak of the disease in Nigeria and its likely impact on the Hajj 2018. Prof. Adewole said there was only “one case last week throughout the country”. He also said so far, Nigeria is almost free of the disease and a declaration on that would soon be made. The health minister said even at its prime, Lass fever was only prevalent in three states. “by tomorrow we are in a position to declare Nigeria zero of Lass fever”. ...

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High level of Mental Health Cases in Nigeria-Prof. Olayinka Omigbodun,

Apr 20, 2018 0

Professor Olayinka Omigbodun, a Consultant Psychiatrist and Head of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Department at the University College Hospital; (UCH),Ibadan, has said that more than 1680 cases of mental health cases were treated in the facility in the last one year. Omigbodun said that the government wasn’t paying much attention to mental illnesses in spite of the rising in the number of cases being recorded. She said “the Nigerian government hasn’t put enough emphasis on this area of health challenge which is on the increase daily”. “For instance, out of every 20 admissions made daily at the UCH, 6or 7 are generated from schizophrenia (mental illness). This gives us a holistic figure of 1,680 cases of mental health illnesses treated in UCH annually and this is really an alarming situation on our hands”. “in a population of about 180 million people or there about, it is speculated that about 64 million Nigerians suffer from one form of mental disorder or the other and deserve attention”. “Government had done much... ...

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Suffering from Just one concussion may up Parkinson’s risk: Study

Apr 20, 2018 0

  Suffering from just one mild concussion can increase the risk of developing Parkinson’s disease by 56 percent, a new study of over 300,000 people has found. However, researchers said that the findings do not mean everyone who has ever had a concussion is doomed to develop the degenerative neurological disorder that affects coordination of movement. “Upwards of 40 percent of adults have had a traumatic brain injury (concussion), so these findings are definitely concerning,” said Raquel Gardner, an assistant professor at the University of California, San Francisco in the US. Researchers noted that the lifetime risk of Parkinson’s is probably about one to two percent, so a greater than 50 percent increase in that risk isn’t as alarming as it sounds. However, the findings do lend credence to the idea that some professional athletes have developed Parkinson’s disease as a result of their athletic careers. The most famous is probably boxer Muhammad Ali. “We’ll never know definitively, but it’s absolutely a possibility. Many have suspected that his head injuries... ...

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