How to prevent Tuberculosis(TB) infection

Jul 21, 2017 0

Tuberculosis occurs all over the world but there is great difference in prevalence between the developed world and the rest of the world. This could be attributed to early diagnosis and treatment, better nutrition, better housing and preventive measures. At a point it was almost nonexistent in the developed world but those countries relaxed and the disease has re-surfaced with a vengeance. India is said to account for about a fifth of new infections of tuberculosis globally, the reasons for this are obvious. ...

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 Nigeria: Over Use of Antibiotics Can Damage the System, Experts Warn

Jul 20, 2017 0

Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases expert, Dr. Yoav Golan has cautioned Nigerians against excessive intake of antibiotics, warning that this could damage vital parts of the body system. He said taking antibiotics without prescription was wrong, adding that healthcare providers should explain to their patients why antibiotics was being given to them, in order for them not to mistake it for a regular or everyday drug. “If I will have to estimate, I think 90 per cent of antibiotics used are unnecessary. I think there are a lot of interactions that can be done between healthcare providers and their patients. They have to spend more time with patients. “When antibiotic is abused, the side effects can be diarrhoea, among others. If you use a lot of antibiotics, it will do you much more harm than good,” he said. The Deputy Vice Chancellor, Development Services, University of Lagos, Professor Folasade Ogunsola, while making her speech said Nigerians were not cautious of infectious diseases, hence little is known by Nigerians about infectious... ...

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 Nigeria: Ogbeh Insists on maintaining Global Standard in Food Production

Jul 19, 2017 0

Worried that Nigerians are indirectly eating poison because of the way food production is handled, the federal government has commenced nationwide advocacy on agricultural quality control and standards. The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Audu Ogbeh during the flag off of the advocacy in Abuja lamented that despite the adherence of the country to global standard for exported agricultural product, Nigeria does not have its own standard in food production. Ogbeh said that they are not only focusing on exportation but also on what Nigerians consume and the nutrition security of the country, adding that the standard for food production in Nigeria must be the same with the global standard. He said “we are moving away from just eating much into eating well. ...

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 Nigeria: 12.9 Million Infants not immunized  in 2016 – WHO

Jul 18, 2017 0

The World Health Organisation, WHO, and the United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF, Monday disclosed that over 12.9 million infants (1 in 10) were not immunised in 2016. In a new report released yesterday, the duo alerted that these infants are seriously at risk of potentially fatal diseases since they missed the first dose of diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (DTP)-containing vaccine. According to the report, an estimated 6.6 million infants who did receive their first dose of DTP-containing vaccine did not complete the full, three dose DTP immunization series (DTP3) in 2016. Since 2010, the percentage of children who received their full course of routine immunizations has stalled at 86 percent (116.5 million infants), with no significant changes in any countries or regions during the past year. This falls short of the global immunization coverage target of 90 percent. Reacting to the new report, Director of Immunization, Vaccines and Biologicals at WHO, Dr Jean-Marie Okwo-Bele said: “Most of the children that remain un-immunized are the same ones missed by health systems. ...

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Diseases You Can Contract Through Hand-shakes

Jul 18, 2017 0

1. Eye Infections Eye infections such as conjunctivitis and trachoma can spread through handshakes. Conjunctivitis is an infection of the covering of the eyeball caused by viruses or bacteria; there is redness of the eye and increased discharge of fluid. This fluid contains the germs (viruses/bacteria), if hand is used to wipe off the fluid or tissue/handkerchief is used, the hand can become contaminated and remains contaminated if not washed with soap and water. Trachoma is caused by an organism called chlamydia trachomatis and is one of the commonest causes of blindness. It also increases eye secretions which can contaminate the hands of the affected person. Hand shake can pass the germs on. 2. Hepatitis A Hepatitis is an infection of the liver caused by different types of viruses. Hepatitis A is caused by Hepatitis A virus; it spreads mostly through the faeco-oral route by contaminated food, water and fingers, that is, faeces containing the virus contaminating food, water and fingers. The unwashed hands of an infected person can pass... ...

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UK: Govt to reduce multi-buy offer on unhealthy food to curb childhood obesity – MPs

Jul 17, 2017 0

The government must do more to reduce the number of cut-price and multi-buy offers on unhealthy food to help curb childhood obesity, a group of MPs say.  The report, by the Health Select Committee, also calls for rules on junk food advertisements to be made tougher. It argues the government’s official obesity plan contains “vague statements” that are “inadequate”. But ministers say the strategy is the world’s “most ambitious plan on childhood obesity” ...

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HOW TO BEAUTIFY YOURSELF.

Jul 14, 2017 0

00. Overview Our beauty to a large extent depends on our skin and hair apart from the facial appearance. Your skin type is determined by how much — or how little — oil your skin produces. Genes, diet, stress level, hormonal fluctuations, medication and even your skincare regimen all determine how much oil your skin produces and you may find your skin type changes frequently going from dry to oily to normal — all in the course of a matter of months. This is normal. ...

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Simple Measures that can reduce your risk of getting sick.

Jun 23, 2017 0

Diseases which affect human are divided into two groups; communicable and non-communicable diseases. Non-communicable diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, cancer are encouraged by poor lifestyle while communicable diseases such cholera, typhoid, Ebola etc are promoted by poor environment, poor sanitation, lack of good water and poor personal hygiene. Consequently, communicable diseases are more common in poor countries of the world while the non-communicable diseases are commoner in the rich countries. ...

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