Date archive forMarch, 2016
By admin On Thursday, March 31st, 2016
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USS: UGONSA replies NANNM President, says he’s vindicated us

The University Graduates of Nursing Science Association, UGONSA, has said the recent remark by the National President of NANNM that the proposed Unified Schemes of Service (USS) is a classified and confidential More...

By admin On Thursday, March 31st, 2016
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FG to revamp Primary Health Care across the country

As part of efforts to reduce the health care challenges in the nation, the Federal Government of Nigeria has announced plans to address inadequate facilities in 10,000 primary health care centres across the country. The More...

By admin On Wednesday, March 30th, 2016
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See the 4 amazing factors that affect how much food you eat

Context matters, and that’s true of everything — even the food we eat. There are four major factors, other than the food on our plates that affect the way we consume our meals. Once you’re more mindful of More...

By admin On Wednesday, March 30th, 2016
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Endometriosis May Trigger Heart Disease In Women

Women’s risk for heart disease may be increased if they have endometriosis. This is the conclusion of a new study published in the journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes. Researchers suggest More...

By admin On Wednesday, March 30th, 2016
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Pfizer celebrates 25 years of commitment to cardiovascular health in Nigeria

Pfizer Nigeria is proud to announce its 25 years of commitment to cardiovascular health in Nigeria and the re-launch of one of its leading cardiovascular brands. L-R: Marketing Director, Pfizer, Winston Ailemoh; More...

By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Tuesday, March 29th, 2016
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Don’t compete with patent medicine dealers, PCN cautions pharmacists

The Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) has warned pharmacists to avoid the temptation of competing with patent medicine dealers, if they hope to remain relevance in the profession. Speaking during the launch of More...

By admin On Tuesday, March 29th, 2016
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Nurses flay NANNM president over USS content

Worried by the torrent of criticisms trailing the prospects and content of the proposed Unified Scheme of Service (USS) by the leadership of the National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives (NANNM), a group More...

By admin On Thursday, March 24th, 2016
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World Tuberculosis Day: WHO enjoins all to end TB by 2030

As Nigeria joins the rest of the world to mark the 2016 World Tuberculosis Day today, the World Health organisation (WHO) is calling on countries and partners to “Unite to End Tuberculosis” by the year More...

By admin On Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016
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World Water Day: Why your body needs enough water

Since the inauguration of World Water Day in March 22, 1993 by the United Nations General Assembly, the day had been set aside to create awareness on the need for safe water consumption and provision. The theme More...

By admin On Thursday, March 17th, 2016
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Dearth of medical personnel looms in the health sector- Professor Aremu

If the proposed 11 years training for medical students by the National Universities Commission, NUC, is anything to go by, then the health sector should be set for a shortage of medical doctors, as the duration More...

By admin On Tuesday, March 15th, 2016
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The Essence of garden egg leaves in pregnancy

Pregnant women need more of vitamins and minerals which are available in vegetables in large quantities. One of these vegetables is Garden egg leaf, locally known as akwukwo anara and efo igbo in the Eastern and More...

By Adebayo Oladejo On Tuesday, March 15th, 2016
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Why Osun State needs urgent health sector reform – Pharm. Ayodeji

Pharm. Omoniyi Michael Ayodeji is chairman of the Association of Community Pharmacists of Nigeria (ACPN), Osun State Chapter. In this exclusive interview with Pharmanews, the outspoken and ever-smiling pharmacist More...

By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Tuesday, March 15th, 2016
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Obono wins 2015 Pfizer Award for hospital pharmacists

Pharm Margaret Obono, director of pharmacy and head of pharmacy department at the National Orthopaedic Hospital, Igbobi, Lagos (NOHIL) has been announced winner of the maiden edition of Pfizer Award for hospital More...

By Adebayo Oladejo On Tuesday, March 15th, 2016
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From Ebola to Lassa fever: When the rat succeeds the bat

Just like a nightmare, Lassa fever has taken over from where Ebola stopped in West Africa, especially in Nigeria which, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO), reportedly recorded 159 suspected cases of More...

By admin On Tuesday, March 15th, 2016
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The dangers of sitting too much

Many of us spend large chunks of our day sitting, especially when we’re at work. If we’re not glued to a computer screen or tethered to a phone, then we’re stuck in seats around tables in meetings. More...

By admin On Tuesday, March 15th, 2016
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Bioactive peptides and proteins: An auspicious class of nutraceuticals By Solomon Ojigbo

A ‘nutraceutical’ is any nontoxic food-derived supplement that has scientifically-proven health benefits for both the treatment and prevention of disease. This term was coined in 1989 by Stephen DeFelice. Nutraceuticals More...

By Adebayo Oladejo On Tuesday, March 15th, 2016
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I’m fulfilled studying Pharmacy after degree in Biochemistry – PANS president

Emeghebo Chika Someone once said of life’s ambition, “If you are passionate about it, pursue it, no matter what anyone else thinks.  That’s how dreams are achieved.” This perhaps desribes the life of Emeghebo More...

By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Tuesday, March 15th, 2016
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Greenlife boss is The Sun’s Businessman of the Year

Founder and chairman of Greenlife Pharmaceuticals Limited,  Dr Obiora Anthony Chukwuka, recently became the cynosure of the pharmaceutical industry as he clinched  The Sun Newspaper’s 2015 Businessman of the More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Tuesday, March 15th, 2016
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Consumption of whole grains could lower risk of heart diseases – Research

Although not popularly consumed in many parts of the world, a new study has found that high intake of whole grains can lower the risk of coronary heart disease and other related conditions. The research, which was More...

By Adebayo Oladejo On Tuesday, March 15th, 2016
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Why Osun State needs urgent health sector reform – Pharm. Ayodeji

Pharm. Omoniyi Michael Ayodeji is chairman of the Association of Community Pharmacists of Nigeria (ACPN), Osun State Chapter. In this exclusive interview with Pharmanews, the outspoken and ever-smiling pharmacist More...

By Yusuff Moshood On Tuesday, March 15th, 2016
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Why Marc-Olivia is providing affordable medicines to Nigerians – Chief Ezeonyeodu

  Chief Marcel O. Ezeonyeodu (JP), chairman, Marc-Olivia Healthcare Limited, is a distinguished businessman with interest in real estate, financial services and oil and gas sectors of the economy. The Anambra More...

By Adebayo Oladejo On Monday, March 14th, 2016
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Expert tasks pharmacists on curbing epidemics

Worried by the outbreaks of some infectious diseases that have been of global public health concern in recent years, pharmacists across the country have been urged to live up to their responsibility of providing More...

By Lolu Ojo On Monday, March 14th, 2016
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The beautiful use of power

The story of Nigeria at over 55 years is a sweet and sour one. The miracle of staying alive in a country that has provided practically nothing for the well-being of her citizens is a story that is worth telling: More...

By Yusuff Moshood On Monday, March 14th, 2016
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PSN, Howard University collaborate to improve pharmacy practice

The Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) and Howard University, USA, have agreed to collaborate to move pharmacy practice in Nigeria to greater heights and improve health care delivery in the country. The PSN More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Monday, March 14th, 2016
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PSN tasks new Fellows on excellence

The recent dinner reception organised in honour of the newly inaugurated Fellows of the Lagos State branch of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) became a rallying point for improved service to the society, More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Monday, March 14th, 2016
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Dr John Nwaiwu

Dr John Nwaiwu is the chairman/chief executive officer of JB Pharmaceuticals Ltd, with offices in Lagos and Owerri. He hails from Umuoti Inyishi Ikeduru Local Government area of Imo state. He obtained a B.Sc. in More...

By Ifeanyi Atueyi On Monday, March 14th, 2016
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Dealing with uncertainties

 Once in a while, you experience moments of uncertainty and confusion when you don’t know which way to go. You don’t hear well from God and you don’t know what to do.  You are dejected, depressed and disillusioned. Even More...

By Yusuff Moshood On Monday, March 14th, 2016
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Minister Ocholi and the road carnage challenge

He was one of the exceptional nominees during the 2015 ministerial screening. He was articulate and forthcoming with ideas that could solve some of the myriads of problems facing the nation. Unlike some of the other More...

By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Monday, March 14th, 2016
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How to effectively deal with skin infections

Skin infections constitute some of the commonplace health conditions in Nigeria. According to a recent survey published in a health journal, poor personal hygiene practices, especially among children, are believed More...

By Yusuff Moshood On Monday, March 14th, 2016
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PSN president pledges to bridge interprofessional gaps

The cutthroat competition, confrontation and distrust amongst professionals in the health sector must give way for collaboration, consultation and cooperation in the interest of the health consuming public, Pharm. More...

By Yusuff Moshood On Monday, March 14th, 2016
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Henry Boyo advocates reform of Nigerian monetary system

To halt the present economic meltdown, transform the nation’s economy and boost industrialisation, the Nigerian nation must embrace a fundamental reform of its monetary system, distinguished finance expert and More...

By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Monday, March 14th, 2016
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Alpha Pharmacy launches outlet in Lekki -Healthplus, New Height Pharmaceuticals laud initiative

Leading retail outlet, Alpha Pharmacy and Stores Limited, has opened a new branch in the Lekki Phase I area of Lagos with, a lavish ceremony. The event, which was well attended by pharmacists, doctors and many residents More...

By Yusuff Moshood On Monday, March 14th, 2016
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Sanofi unveils Zentiva – says new company will help reduce health care cost

A major reason Sanofi launched a new company, Zentiva, in Nigeria, is to strengthen its capacity to continue to provide safe, effective and cost-effective medicines, as well as to minimise health care cost in the More...

By Yusuff Moshood On Monday, March 14th, 2016
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Curbing rising incidence of kidney disease in Nigeria

The recent commemoration of the World Kidney Day (WKD) has once again drawn attention to a health condition that has steadily become one of the leading “silent killers” in the country. Nigeria, on 10 March, More...

By Solomon Ojigbo On Thursday, March 10th, 2016
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Prescription drugs within the Setting: Interview with Bengt Mattson

Bengt Mattson, Co-Chair, Prescription drugs within the Setting Joint-Business Job Power, explains how the pharmaceutical trade is addressing the potential environmental impacts of a pharmaceutical. For extra details More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Thursday, March 10th, 2016
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2016 WKD: Why kidney failure is on the rise in Nigeria – Dr Awobusuyi

In this exclusive chat with Temitope Obayendo, Dr Olugbenga Awobusuyi, a consultant nephrologist of high repute with the Lagos state Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) and an associate professor at the Lagos State University More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Wednesday, March 9th, 2016
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FIP Announces 2016 World Pharmacists Day

Good news to all pharmacists, as the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) announces the 6th World Pharmacists Day, to hold on September 25, 2016 across the globe. The theme for this year’s event: “Pharmacists: More...

By admin On Tuesday, March 8th, 2016
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World Glaucoma Week 2016: How to halt further vision loss

World Glaucoma Week (WGW) 2016 is March 6-12, and it is usually dedicated to awareness campaign on the disease and screening for members of the public to know their eye status. Glaucoma is a disease that damages More...

By admin On Monday, March 7th, 2016
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PSN President,exco, visit Pfizer Specialties

As a way of cementing mutual relationship in the industry, the PSN President, Pharm. Ahmed Yakasai, accompanied by his executive members,  recently paid a courtesy visit to Pfizer Specialties Ltd.Picture below More...

By admin On Monday, March 7th, 2016
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How Zobo can stabilize your blood pressure

Zobo (Nigerian) or Sorrel (Jamaican) is a red coloured drink made from a flower called ‘Hibiscus sabdariffa’. The Hibiscus drink popularly known as Zobo is a super drink which is slightly thick, colourful, More...

By admin On Monday, March 7th, 2016
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Checkout the super benefits of sweet potatoes

Sweet potatoes, commonly labeled as yams, are an excellent and inexpensive staple to have on hand. These deep orange-fleshed nutritional powerhouses add several important components to the diet. Their health and More...

By admin On Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016
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The reasons you should sleep on your left side

Though healthy in general, left-side sleeping may not be suitable in some cases, like for those who have had heart troubles in the past. People the world over love sleep dearly. There is no denying that it is one More...

By admin On Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016
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Inadequate calcium? Eggshells to the rescue

Calcium has many important functions in the work of the body. Besides creating bone mass and preventing osteoporosis, calcium normalizes the function of the nerves and muscles, regulates heartbeat, and encourages More...

By admin On Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016
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Signs that you may have a thyroid disease

Thyroid disease is a common problem that can cause symptoms because of over- or under-function of the thyroid gland. The thyroid gland is an essential organ for producing thyroid hormones, which maintain the body More...