Date archive forFebruary, 2017
By Temitope Obayendo On Tuesday, February 28th, 2017
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One in nine deaths due to heart failure-Research

A new study, conducted at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Centre in Dallas, has found that heart failure was responsible for one in nine deaths, warning on the growing risks of heart failure across More...

By admin On Tuesday, February 28th, 2017
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Mothers with children sleep less than fathers at night, study affirms

Urges mothers to get adequate rest “Getting enough sleep is a key component of overall health and can impact the heart, mind and weight. It’s important to learn what is keeping people from getting the rest More...

By admin On Tuesday, February 28th, 2017
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Buhari’s Health: Nurses call for solidarity, kick against medical tourism

Nurses under the aegis of University Graduates of Nursing Science Association (UGONSA) have called for unity among Nigerians in this trying period when the father of the country is off-color. In a statement jointly More...

By admin On Saturday, February 25th, 2017
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About 1.4 million children risk malnutrition as famine looms in Nigeria, Somalia, others – UNICEF

As UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Orlando Bloom meets children and families affected by Boko Haram violence on Niger trip Orlando Bloom speaks with Eta, 12, Bosso, Niger, 19 February 2017. Two years ago Boko Haram forced More...

By admin On Friday, February 24th, 2017
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National Healthcare Management Conference 2017 – Improving Patients’ safety

Health care has evolved greatly over the past 20 years. Our knowledge of diseases and technological innovations have all contributed to improving life expectancy during the 20th Century. But one of the greatest More...

By admin On Friday, February 24th, 2017
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300 Million People Suffer Depression, 800,000 Commit Suicide Yearly-WHO

More than 300 million people of all ages suffer from depression, which is the leading cause of disability worldwide, and is a major contributor to the overall global burden of disease, according to the World Health More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Friday, February 24th, 2017
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Neurologists lament surge in stroke incidence, demand government action

As Bolar Pharma launches NeuroAiD Neurologists across the country have decried the increasing prevalence of stroke in Nigeria, warning that if there is no urgent strategic plan by government and private institutions More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Thursday, February 23rd, 2017
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Consumption of fruits and vegetables reduces lung disease risk-Study finds

Feeding on fruits and vegetables has got a lot of health benefits for the human system. Although some heavy consumers might regard them less, due to their inability to fill the stomach like other food items, but More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017
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Experts chart path to reduction in pneumonia, meningitis burden

As Pfizer launches Nimenrix in Nigeria Worried by the significant health burden posed by meningococcal and pneumococcal diseases globally, medical experts in Nigeria have called for early diagnosis and vaccination More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Tuesday, February 21st, 2017
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Top Natural Remedies for Your Sore Throat

Sore throat is a common condition in children and adults, and it is associated with, coughing, runny nose, and fever. Clinical investigations have revealed that anyone with sore throat may experience a scratchy More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Tuesday, February 21st, 2017
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LASUTH Wins BID International Quality Award

In recognition of her outstanding commitment and unwavering performance to quality and excellence, in healthcare delivery, the Business Initiative Directors (BID) International has honoured the Lagos State University More...

By George Emetuche On Tuesday, February 21st, 2017
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Unbreakable Laws of Sales

9th Law:The more you ask and listen, the more you sell If you are not moving closer to what you want in sales [or in life], you probably aren’t doing enough asking. – Jack Canfield A story was told about an More...

By Adebayo Oladejo On Tuesday, February 21st, 2017
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How Nigerian Pharmacy Schools Can Rival Western Ones – Ibikunle

Olumide Ibikunle is the immediate past president, Pharmaceutical Association of Nigeria Students (PANS), Igbinedion University, (IUO), Okada, Edo State. In this exclusive interview with Pharmanews, the young and More...

By Lolu Ojo On Monday, February 20th, 2017
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Ultra Logistics Company Limited (ULCO): A vision in motion

The Nigerian Pharmaceutical Industry has the potential to be one of the best in the world. The country has one of the fastest growing populations (currently at 180 million people) and this evidently means that there More...

By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Monday, February 20th, 2017
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The Roses Ministry: A pharmacist’s undying compassion for widows

The vision began way back in 2005. But for Pharm. Regina Ezenwa, a Fellow of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (FPSN), bringing it to reality was not to be until December 2006 when she concluded that the vision More...

By admin On Monday, February 20th, 2017
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Making the “Save One Million Lives” initiative work

At a time when the economy of the nation is in a depressing state, with the health sector, in particular, in doldrums, it was indeed heartwarming when the federal government announced that it had disbursed the sum More...

By admin On Sunday, February 19th, 2017
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International Conference and Exhibition on Pharmaceutical Development and Technology

Conference Series LLC invites all the participants from all over the world to attend “International Conference and Exhibition on Pharmaceutical Development and Technology” during April 24-26, 2017 in Dubai, More...

By admin On Saturday, February 18th, 2017
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5th International Conference and Exhibition on Pharmacology and Ethnopharmacology

Conference Series LLC invites all the participants across the globe to attend the “5th International Conference and Exhibition on Pharmacology & Ethnopharmacology” slated on Mar 23-25, 2017 Orlando, More...

Bwari Area Council immunises 140,273 children
By admin On Friday, February 17th, 2017
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WHO Statement on the international spread of Poliovirus

Twelfth meeting of the Emergency Committee under the International Health Regulations (2015) regarding the international spread of poliovirus The twelfth meeting of the Emergency Committee (EC) under the International More...

By admin On Friday, February 17th, 2017
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11th World Congress on Pharmaceutical Sciences and Innovations

(Monday, Feb 27 – Tuesday Feb 28 , 2017) The Organizing Committee of Conference Series LLC invites all the participants across the globe to attend the 11th World Congress on Pharmaceutical Sciences and More...

By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Wednesday, February 15th, 2017
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Pharmacy Grad Seeks N.8m For Health Promotion in Kebbi

 A young pharmacist graduate has called on pharmacy professionals and other well-meaning Nigerians for financial assistance to help improve health conditions in five local communities in Kebbi States. Pharm. Rosalie More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Wednesday, February 15th, 2017
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Disease Outbreak Looms in Rivers, Expert Warns

Following the recent prevalence of hydrocarbon soot, a black substance that has spread across some parts of Rivers State, the immediate past state Chairman of the Nigerian Medical Association, Dr Furo Green has More...

By Ifeanyi Atueyi On Wednesday, February 15th, 2017
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Managing Your Day

As you begin each new day, one thing you have in common with every other person is the same amount of time – 24 hours. How then do you spend your own day? How you spend each day makes all the difference. Do you More...

By Adebayo Oladejo On Tuesday, February 14th, 2017
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ACPN National Executives Visit Pharmanews

In appreciation for its continual support over the years, especially during its annual conferences, the national executives of the Association of Community Pharmacists of Nigeria (ACPN), led by the National Chairman, More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Tuesday, February 14th, 2017
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Planning For Next PSN Conference Must Commence Immediately – Olubowale

Pharm. Gbenga Olubowale was the chairman, Conference Planning Committee (CPC) for the 89th conference of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN). In this exclusive chat with Pharmanews, he revealed the essentials More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Tuesday, February 14th, 2017
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NIMR DG Bags Africa’s Icon of Medical Transformation Award

 In recognition of his relentless commitment to effective healthcare delivery in the country, the Director General of the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research (NIMR), Professor Babatunde Salako, has been honoured More...

By Lere Baale On Tuesday, February 14th, 2017
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20 Ways Extraordinary Leaders Find Strength In Hard Times

LEADERSHIP INSPIRATIONS FOR EXCELLENCE  Sometimes you have to die a little on the inside first in order to be reborn and rise again as a stronger, smarter version of yourself. Nobody gets through life without More...

By Sesan Kareem On Tuesday, February 14th, 2017
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Key strategies for achieving optimum health in 2017

Do you want to have a healthy body, a peaceful mind and a fulfilled spirit this new year? Then these three master principles discussed here are for you. What is optimum health? Optimum health can simply be described More...

By Yusuff Moshood On Monday, February 13th, 2017
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Recession and the re-emergence of fake drug

Drugs are becoming scarce and more expensive. Prices of drugs started going up in Nigeria in 2015 when the recession set in. The prices soared further in 2016 and the trend has continued in this year 2017. Yet, More...

By Solomon Ojigbo On Monday, February 13th, 2017
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Chief Oludolapo Ibukun Akinkugbe, Pharmaceutical Trailblazer, Entrepreneur

The name, Oludolapo Ibukun Akinkugbe, is one that commands reverence in the Nigerian healthcare industry – particularly among pharmacists – and rightly so. He was the pioneer general secretary of the More...

By admin On Monday, February 13th, 2017
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Information is key in winning the war against cancer-Pfizer

For the prevalence of cancer incidences to be drastically reduced, information dissemination on the prevention and management of the disease has been identified as crucial element. This remark was made as Pfizer More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Monday, February 13th, 2017
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Experts Warn Against the Use of Antibiotics in Pregnancy

…  Say it reduces baby’s immunity Pregnant mothers have been warned to desist from the use of antibiotics in pregnancy, as it has been found to weaken baby’s immune system According to the study conducted More...

By admin On Sunday, February 12th, 2017
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The world must make faster progress to end female genital mutilation by 2030 – UNFPA

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin and UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake on the 2017 International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM. “It irreparably damages girls’ bodies, inflicting More...

By admin On Saturday, February 11th, 2017
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Early cancer diagnosis saves lives, cuts treatment costs – WHO

New guidance from WHO, launched ahead of World Cancer Day (4 February), aims to improve the chances of survival for people living with cancer by ensuring that health services can focus on diagnosing and treating More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Thursday, February 9th, 2017
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AHAPN takes campaign against drug abuse to Yaba Market

Poised to stem the ugly tide of drug abuse and misuse in the country, members of the Association of Hospital and Administrative Pharmacists of Nigeria (AHAPN) Lagos State branch, besieged the Yaba Market on Wednesday, More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Thursday, February 9th, 2017
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How Sweet Potato Reduces your Risk of Cancer, Heart Diseases, Others

    Judging by the way they are often displayed in local markets and street corners, looking dirty and shrivelled, one may be tempted to disdain and dismiss sweet potatoes as being nutritionally deficient. More...

By George Emetuche On Tuesday, February 7th, 2017
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Unbreakable Laws of Sales 8th Law: No Prospect, No Sales !

If you don’t have a prospect, you are out of business. – Zig Ziglar Life follows a defined order. The sequence of life usually follows the mathematical order of counting one before two. Nature follows a defined More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Tuesday, February 7th, 2017
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NIMR DG Bags the Africa’s Icon of Medical Transformation Award

In recognition of his relentless and dogged commitment to effective healthcare service delivery in the country, the Director General, Nigerian Institute of Medical Research (NIMR) Professor Babatunde Salako has More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Monday, February 6th, 2017
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A New Test Could Spare Breast Cancer Patients from Chemotherapy

Following the World Cancer Day celebrated on every February 4, the World Health Organisation has stated that Nigeria has the highest number of cancer cases in Africa, with 10,000 deaths annually. In order to stem More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Monday, February 6th, 2017
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LASUTH Patients Allegedly Accuse Nurses of Stealing Their Drugs

  … NANNM Chairman says nurses are well paid It was reported in some national dailies on Monday that patients of the Lagos State University Teaching Hospitals have allegedly charged nurses in the hospital More...

By OLa Aboderin On Saturday, February 4th, 2017
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Curbing The Carnage of Cancer in Nigeria

The day was 5 September 2009, and the news slowly filtered in. First, it appeared to be just a rumour. Then the reality dawned. Gani Fawehinmi, the iconic human rights lawyer and seemingly indefatigable advocate More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Friday, February 3rd, 2017
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Pfizer Partners Ophthalmological Society of Nigeria on Glaucoma Awareness Campaign

The Ophthalmological Society of Nigeria (OSN) and the South East Ophthalmologist’s Forum (SEOF) in partnership with Pfizer have raised the alarm over the scourge of eye threatening disease- Glaucoma in the More...

By admin On Friday, February 3rd, 2017
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Moleac’s product NeuroAiD named Asia’s new product innovation of the year for neurological disorders

NeuroAiD™ stroke treatment, marketed by Bolar Pharmaceuticals in Nigeria, has been named New Product Innovation of the Yearby Frost & Sullivan. This award recognizes healthcare products that are bringing innovative More...

By admin On Thursday, February 2nd, 2017
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Unbeatable Offers from Pharmanews

It’s a new year and we are delighted to present to you value-added services that have been specially designed to bring happenings and updates in the health industry closer to you. They are: Pharmanews e-Edition More...

By admin On Thursday, February 2nd, 2017
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African Heads of State Commit to Advancing Immunization in Africa

Heads of state from across Africa adopted a Declaration on Universal Access to Immunization in Africa, in which they endorsed the Addis Declaration on Immunization, a historic and timely pledge to ensure that everyone More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Thursday, February 2nd, 2017
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Lagos ALPs Holds 2016 Forum, Celebrates Veterans in Style

It was a colourful celebration of selfless service, as the Association of Lady Pharmacists (ALPs) Lagos branch organised a special 2016 Forum, to appreciate past and present executives of the association, The event, More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Wednesday, February 1st, 2017
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Nigerian Bio-resources are Grossly Underutilised – NNMDA DG

Pharm. Sam Oghene-Etatuvie is the director general of the Nigerian Natural Medicine Development Agency (NNMDA). In this exclusive interview with Temitope Obayendo, he decried the poor attention given to the country’s More...

By Lere Baale On Wednesday, February 1st, 2017
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Where Extraordinary Leaders Find Happiness

LEADERSHIP INSPIRATIONS FOR EXCELLENCE (LIFE) SERIES By Pharm. Lere Baale There is only one success – to spend your life  in your own way.      – Christopher Morley I knew a man who loved to knit. More...

By admin On Wednesday, February 1st, 2017
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Job satisfaction & Employee Turnover in Retail Pharmacy

By Oluwole A Williams, Bpharm (lfe), PharmD (Howard)(practising in Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA) Employers of labour in Pharmacy as in other industries normally seek to recruit candidates who are not only professionally More...