Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Good health, they say, is wealth but one’s health can become a devourer through frequent medical treatment if not well cared for. What we consume is expected to serve as nutrients and medicine to the body. Rather it may...
Public health physician, Dr. Gbenga Adepoju, talks about Lassa fever with SIMON UTEBOR What is Lassa fever? Lassa fever is a developing disease that people contract once there is a contamination with some droplets from infected rats. How does one contract it...
In this interview with GBENRO ADEOYE and AFEEZ HANAFI, the President, Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria and National Chairman of Joint Health Sector Unions, Mr Bio Josiah, speaks on some contemporary challenges in the health sector and...
Experts and professionals in various spheres of socio-political endeavours tell AFEEZ HANAFI the areas the Federal Government should focus on in 2019Interest, unemployment rates should be brought down– Prof. Leo Ukpong (A professor of Financial Economics and Dean, Faculty...
A final year student of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Olaniyi Ashimi, died recently due to lack of good medical care at the Federal Medical Centre, Abeokuta, and the University College Hospital, Ibadan. His sister and...
Prof Magnus Atilade is an authority in Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) and Traditional Medicine (TM) in Nigeria. In this interview, the chiropractor tells OYEYEMI GBENGA-MUSTAPHA how CAM and TM fields are evolving in the country, and the challenges...
A Community Pharmacist and exChairman of Association of Community Pharmacists of Nigeria, Lagos State branch, Aminu Abdulsalam, shares some insights with OYEYEMI GBENGA-MUSTAPHA on codeine regulation by the Federal Government. Excerpts: The Federal Government recently streamlined production and access to codeine...
The ban on the use of illicit drugs by the federal government in order to curb its menace seems to have encouraged more users to fashion out other creative ways of engaging in the use of the substances undetected....
A professor of radiotherapy and oncology at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Remi Adekigbe, talks about breast cancer and its treatments with DOLAPO AKITOYE What is breast cancer? Breast cancer is the growth of a tumour in the breast and when tested,...
Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted infection caused by bacteria known as ‘Chlamydia trachomatis’. The disease, which affects both men and women, is spread by having unprotected vaginal, anal or oral sex with an infected person. It is also transferred...