Friday, November 22, 2019

Frustration, Depression Leading Causes Of Suicide – Family Doctor

WARNS THE CHURCH AGAINST UNHEALTHY ELEVATION OF MEMBERS’ EXPECTATIONS, UNHEALTHY ACHIEVEMENT MOTIVATION AND UNREALISTIC MESSAGES OF PROSPERITY Frustration and depression have become the leading causes of increasing suicide cases in the world today, according to Dr Akin Moses, the Chief Consultant Family Physician and Director of Training, Department of Family Medicine, National Hospital, Abuja. Speaking...

Buhari Tasks NMA On Quality Healthcare Services

President Muhammadu Buhari has tasked Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) to seek better ways of improving healthcare service delivery to Nigerians. He gave the task at the second National Health Summit (NHS) and the 25th Commonwealth Medical Association Triennial Conference on Tuesday in Abuja. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the theme of the conference is...

Stop Using Vultures For Medicine, NCF Urges Trado-Medicine Practitioners

The Nigeria Conservation Foundation (NCF) on Saturday trained Traditional medicine practitioners from 20 Local Government Areas of Sokoto State on the sustainable plant-based alternative to vulture use. The training is part of NCF project “Egyptian Vulture New-life Project,” to save vultures from total extinction. The Director-General of NCF, Dr Mukhtar Aminu-Kano, said the training was aimed...

Soft Drinks, Yoghurt, Puff Pastries And 4 Other Foods To Avoid At Breakfast

Pear: not good first thing in the morning Breakfast is certainly the most important meal of the day, but there are certain foods that you cannot eat, especially on an empty stomach. We share this article from Buzznoble to guide and warn you Tomato: avoid it at breakfast Tomatoes Though tomatoes are enriched with Vitamin C and nutrients, they should...

Trypanosomiasis Caused By Tsetse Fly No Longer Public Health Challenge – NITR

The Director-General, Nigerian Institute for Trypanosomiasis Research (NITR) Kaduna, Dr Augustine Igweh, says Trypanosomiasis is no longer a public health problem in Nigeria due to surveillance activities and advanced technology. Trypanosomiasis is a sleeping sickness in humans and animals. It is transmitted by an insect called tsetse fly. Igweh said this in an interview with the...

Group Urges Men To Support Wives During Breastfeeding

Women Friendly Initiative (WFI), an Abuja based NGO, has urged Nigerian men to provide more support to their wives during breastfeeding to show care and love. The Programme Coordinator of the group, Mrs Rosemary Adejo, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Gwagwalada on Friday that such support would enhance the psychological well-being of...

Pneumonia Kills Over 800,000 Children Every Year – WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) has revealed that over 800,000 die every year due to complications resulting from pneumonia worldwide. The apex global health institution on Wednesday gave the frightening figure on the preventable respiratory infectious disease as part of measures to reawaken the consciousness of the public on the need to take precautions against...

Why People Gain Weight As They Get Older

Scientists decode why old people gain weight. For illustration only Researchers have just uncovered why older people gain weight either they eat less or exercise more. What they found is that lipid turnover in fat tissue decreases during ageing and makes it easier to gain weight. “The results indicate for the first time that processes in...

NCDC Confirms Yellow Fever Outbreak, Deaths In Bauchi

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed that some persons have died following an outbreak of Yellow Fever in Bauchi State. In a statement on Friday said the Commission said it was first notified of the outbreak on August 29 when the agency received the report of a confirmed case of yellow fever...

Cameroonian Refugees Benefit From Opthalmological Society’s Cataract Surgeries

No fever than 200 Cameroonian refugees benefited from the free cataract surgeries carried out by the Opthalmological Society of Nigeria (OSN). The OSN offered the service to refugees at the settlement camp in Ogoja local government area of Cross River. Dr Ayobade Ogundipe, OSN President, disclosed this on Thursday in Calabar during the opening ceremony of...

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