By Temitope Obayendo On Monday, September 18th, 2017
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Excessive Intake of Salt Could Raise Your Diabetes Risk

Several studies conducted earlier have validated the link between high salt consumption and high blood pressure, but a new research carried out by Dr. Bahareh  Rasouli, of the Institute of Environmental Medicine More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Wednesday, September 13th, 2017
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How to Prevent Kidney Stones

Kidney stones are small, hard deposits that form in the kidneys when there is a decrease in urine or an increase in certain substances, such as minerals and salts. It has been observed that condition can occur in persons More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Tuesday, September 12th, 2017
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WHO Regions Show Progress in Pharmacy Workforce Development

Indications emerging from the ongoing International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) in Seoul, South Korea, have showed that there is global complaint with the FIP’s 13 Pharmaceutical Workforce Development Goals More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Friday, September 8th, 2017
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Atueyi, WAPCP Excos Task Fellows on Knowledge Application

For the justification of the resources and time spent in acquiring the Fellowship of the West African postgraduate College of Pharmacists (WAPCP), the Managing Director, Pharmanews Ltd. , Pharm. (Sir) Ifeanyi Atueyi More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Wednesday, September 6th, 2017
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Babalola Identifies Inaccessibility To Essential Medicines as Bane of African Healthcare

Until the issue of inadequate access to essential medicines in Africa is tackled earnestly, there may be no end in sight to the perennial high mortality rate, as records have shown that the exorbitant prices of More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Wednesday, August 30th, 2017
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Hospital Pharmacists Enlighten Mushin Residents on Healthy Lifestyle

Members of the Association of Hospital and Administrative Pharmacists of Nigeria (AHAPN) Lagos State Branch have advised residents of Odi-Olowo in Mushin Local Government to embrace healthy lifestyle, as it helps More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Monday, August 28th, 2017
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AHAPN Urges Commitment To Healthcare Goal

The Association of Hospital and Administrative Pharmacists of Nigeria (AHAPN) has called on healthcare workers to work assiduously towards achieving the triple healthcare delivery goals of increasing quality of More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Monday, August 28th, 2017
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Pfizer, Sickle Cell Group Call for Government Support

The conference organised by the Sickle cell Support Society of Nigeria (SCSSN) in collaboration with Pfizer Nigeria, came to a conclusive end on Friday with lots of sterling outcomes on the treatment, management More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Friday, August 25th, 2017
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ATM Day 2017: Prof. Iwu, Others, List Benefits of Food As Medicine

The Hippocrates’ famous statement: “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”  was the central theme of discussion at the 2017 African Traditional Medicine (ATM) Day, as Professor Maurice More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Thursday, August 24th, 2017
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Omatseye Challenges Pharmacists on Their Roles in National Development

For the pharmaceutical industry to make significant input to the development of the nation, there is need for improvement in the contribution of the subsector to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) which is less than More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017
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Regular Intake of Plant-Based Diets Reduces Bad Cholesterol Levels

High levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, which is also known as “bad cholesterol,” has been identified as a major culprit in the development of coronary heart disease (CHD). To curb the More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Monday, August 21st, 2017
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Revealed: How Avocado Seed Husk Shields You from Cancer, Heart Disease

Several studies have validated the various health benefits of eating Avocado, but a recent study has just   introduced a new dimension into the health merits of the wonder fruit, claiming the seed husk of Avocado More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Wednesday, August 16th, 2017
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Hospital Pharmacists Celebrate AHAPN Day, Screen Mushin Residents

As part of the activities to celebrate the on-going 2017 Lagos Pharmacy Week, members of the Association of Hospital and Administrative Pharmacists of Nigeria (AHAPN) Lagos State branch, have visited the dwellers More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Tuesday, August 15th, 2017
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ALPs Takes Campaign against Drug Abuse and Misuse to Iyana-Ipaja Traders

Poised to stem the tide of drug abuse and misuse in the society, the Association of Lady Pharmacists (ALPs) Lagos Branch, has laid bare before the Iyana-Ipaja market men and women, the severe consequences of indulging More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Friday, August 11th, 2017
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Pfizer Celebrates 60 Years in Nigeria, Relocates Office

Pfizer in Nigeria is celebrating 60 years anniversary, and several exciting initiatives and programmes have been outlined to make it a milestone  anniversary, said a release from the multinational company. The More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Thursday, August 10th, 2017
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Rectify The Rot in NHIS Implementation, PSN tells Government

-As Society Announces Lagos Pharmacy Week Following the provision of the Nigerian Constitution which clearly stipulates the role of government in maintaining the security of lives and property as stated in Chapter More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Wednesday, August 9th, 2017
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Mosquito Nets With Herbal Repellents On The Way- NNMDA DG

Pharm. Sam Etatuvie is the director general of the Nigerian Natural Medicine Development Agency (NNMDA). During a recent courtesy visit to Pharmanews office in Maryland, Lagos, Etatuvie spoke on the agency’s plan More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Tuesday, August 8th, 2017
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Experts Lament Shoddy Policy, Poor Funding in Health Sector

– As Healthy Living Communications holds Nurse Leaders Forum Nigeria’s healthcare delivery system will continue to underperform until there is a concrete and sustainable healthcare policy in the country, More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Friday, August 4th, 2017
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Fola Tayo urges Hospital Pharmacists to Be Proactive

-As AHAPN holds 19th National Scientific Conference For the nation to feel the impact of pharmacists through the reduction of national drug index and provision of proven pharmaceutical care intervention, pharmacists More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Friday, August 4th, 2017
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NAPharm Celebrates Juli on His Birthday, Presents a Giant Portrait

It was a colourful but quiet birthday celebration for the Foundation President of Nigeria Academy of Pharmacy (NAPharm) Prince Julius Adelusi-Adeluyi OFR, mni, FNAPharm, in Lagos on 2 August 2017, as members of More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Friday, July 28th, 2017
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Alli Pledges To Take Lagos ALPs To New Levels

-As Outgoing Executives Set Professional Financial Record The new Chairperson of the Association of Lady Pharmacists (ALPs) Lagos  State Chapter, Pharm. (Mrs) Modupeore  Sadia Alli, has promised  to make meaningful More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Thursday, July 27th, 2017
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World Hepatitis Day 2017: Nigeria Still Among Countries with Highest Burden

It’s that time of the year again when all efforts are geared towards stemming the tide of the deadly monster of viral hepatitis. A laudable initiative of the World Health Organisation, it is debateable if stakeholders More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Thursday, July 27th, 2017
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FIP’s Chief Executive Officer, Besançon Resigns

The International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) has announced the resignation of  Mr Luc Besancon as Chief Executive Officer, effective 1 November, 2017. Disclosing the development via a press release from The More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Tuesday, July 25th, 2017
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Yakasai Urges Pharmacists to Embrace Recession-Surviving Strategies

-As BOF holds 2017 Mid-Year Meeting/Annual Dinner Worried by the welfare of his colleagues in the face of the erratic economic condition in the country, the President of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Monday, July 24th, 2017
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A Combo of Sugary Drink with Protein-Packed Diet Bring About Fatigue

It is ironical indeed for someone to kick-start his day with a pair of orange juice and burger, having the notion of being fully energised for the day’s work, whereas he has just crippled his chances of having More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Friday, July 21st, 2017
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WHO Warns Against the Looming Resistance to HIV Drugs

If early and effective action is not taken to curb the increasing trend of resistance to HIV drugs, global progress achieved in treating and preventing HIV infection could be eroded, the WHO has alerted. The Apex More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Friday, July 21st, 2017
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PCN Constitutes Adhoc Committee on Internship Placement

Following the brouhaha over the central placement of medical interns at the detriment of allied health sciences’ students, the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) has set up an Adhoc committee to deliberate on More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Thursday, July 20th, 2017
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School of Nursing Boss Draws Blueprint on Clinical Data Preservation

Worried by the prevalence of clinical data dearth in Nigeria, a situation which has been described as inexcusable by many, Mrs Olayinka Owolabi, Head, School of Nursing, Igando, Lagos, has suggested ways out of More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Tuesday, July 18th, 2017
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Healthy Breakfast Prevents Weight Gain

Following several findings of various studies that excess weight is not unconnected with increased risk of developing severe conditions like heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and some types of cancer, scientists More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Tuesday, July 18th, 2017
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Regular Intake of Tomato Shows Protection Against Skin Cancer

Although eating tomatoes-rich diet is a tall order presently for the man on the street in any city in Nigeria, as its prices keep skyrocketing by the day, but studies have continued to affirm the effectiveness of More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Wednesday, July 12th, 2017
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Experiencing Age-Related Memory Loss? Try Strawberries

It is interesting to know that strawberries could help prevent age-related mental decline, as suggested by new study. Californian scientists have found a compound in the fruit, known as fisetin, which eases cognitive More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Wednesday, July 12th, 2017
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Over 2 Billion People Lack Safe Drinking Water at Home-WHO

-More than twice as many lack safe sanitation The World Health Organisation has recently disclosed that some 3 in 10 people worldwide, or 2.1 billion, lack access to safe, readily available water at home, and 6 More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Monday, July 3rd, 2017
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AHAPN Condoles with Nigerians over the Demise of Danbaba Suntai

The Association of Hospital and Administrative Pharmacists of Nigeria (AHAPN) hereby condoles with all Nigerians, the good people of Taraba State and the family of the immediate past governor of Taraba State, Pharmacist More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Friday, June 23rd, 2017
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Encomiums as Ologunagba Hands Over To Ali

It was an emotional moment for Pharm. (Mrs)  Modupe  Ologunagba, the outgoing  chairperson of the Association of Lady Pharmacists (ALPs) Lagos State, at the Biennial General Meeting (BGM) and handing over ceremony More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Wednesday, June 21st, 2017
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How Grape Extracts Prevent Colon Cancer

As a means to ending the third most common cancer in Nigerian men (after prostate and liver cancer) and the fourth most common cancer in Nigerian women (after breast, cervical and liver cancer) scientists have found More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Tuesday, June 20th, 2017
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Expert Announces Breakthrough In Malaria Control

A public health expert, Dr Sam Awolola has declared his findings on improved new tools for the control of pyrethroid –resistant mosquitoes in five states of the federation which are: Niger, Kwara, Lagos, Osun More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Tuesday, June 20th, 2017
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Vote Pharmanews For the Nigerian Healthcare Media Excellence Award-Print

It is our pleasure to inform our esteemed readers that Pharmanews has been nominated for the Nigerian Healthcare Media Excellence Award-Print.The Nigerian Healthcare Excellence Awards (NHEA) had nominated Pharmanews More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Saturday, June 17th, 2017
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Why You Should Replace Butter with Margarine

Following the spate of heart failures around the world, health experts have advised on the need for people to substitute butter and other saturated fat for margarine and vegetable oil, which are known to reduce More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Thursday, June 15th, 2017
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How Eating French Fries Increases Your Risk of Death-Study Finds

Eating of fried potatoes frequently has been linked to the risk of death, a new study has found. The research which analyzed the eating habits of 4,440 people aged 45-79 for eight years, found that  236 participants More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Tuesday, June 13th, 2017
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Alcohol Consumption Increases Breast Cancer Risk In Black Women –Study Affirms

Prevention is better than cure, says the popular adage, but this warning usually fall on deaf ears of alcoholics, as some have never imagined the possibility of living without alcohol. However, a new study has finally More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Tuesday, June 13th, 2017
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PCN Signs Agreement With PACFaH On Family Planning Expansion

Poised to make family planning more accessible to the populace in their environs, the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) in collaboration with the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) has signed a partnership More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Monday, June 12th, 2017
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Hospital Pharmacists Kick Against Central Placement of Medical Interns

The Association of Hospital and Administrative Pharmacists of Nigeria (AHAPN) has raised an objection to the proposed plan by the Federal Government to exclusively place medical graduates centrally, for the compulsory More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Saturday, June 10th, 2017
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Adequate Consumption of Red Onion Keeps Cancer Away

They are known as powerful vegetables with the pleasant taste and aroma they add to both local and international dishes. Beyond this culinary property of onions is the new claim that the tasty vegetable is full More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Friday, June 9th, 2017
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DELSU Physicians Lament Rise In Syphilis, STDs Among Students

– Condemns Abuse of Tramadol, Spanor, Others Worried by the large number of male students critically down with syphilis and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in the last couple of weeks, the Director, More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Wednesday, June 7th, 2017
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PSN Lauds FG, May&Baker Partnership on Vaccine Production

-May&Baker MD says vaccines will be ready in two years time The Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria has described the recently announced agreement between the Federal Government and May & Baker Plc to produce More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Tuesday, June 6th, 2017
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Local and International Stakeholders Mourn The Demise of Osotimehin

The sudden death of a former Health Minister and the Executive Director of the United Nations Populations Fund, UNFPA, Babatunde Osotimehin, has activated mourning mood among bigwigs in the healthcare sector, both More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Tuesday, May 30th, 2017
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Three Hearty Cheers as Pharmanews Clocks 38, Gives Maiden Edition Free

Following the remarkable feat of 38 years of uninterrupted publication of the Pharmanews Journal, the management and the entire staff of the organisation, in a jubilant and appreciative mood, have expressed their More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Monday, May 29th, 2017
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Yakasai Commends Lagos PSN On Leadership Transition

– Highlights attributes of good leadership as PSN holds 2017 annual luncheon President of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) Pharm. Ahmed Yakasai has hailed the epoch-making election of Pharm. (Mrs) More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Thursday, May 25th, 2017
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Beware: Too Little Sleep Can Send One To The Grave Untimely

Many motivational speakers at one point or the other have listed less sleeping hours, as one of the disciplinary measures to achieve great success in life, but scientist have found that this negate the principle More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017
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The More Fish, Nuts and Seeds You Consume, The Healthier Your Brain

The axiom ‘you are what you eat’, was vividly demonstrated by the findings of two different studies that validated that eating fish, nuts and seeds can help preserve your memory as you age. The researchers from More...