By Temitope Obayendo On Thursday, March 23rd, 2017
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Lagos ALPs enlightens students, teachers on prevention of diseases

-Holds 2017 annual school health moral programme Thursday, 23 March, 2017 will remain an indelible memory in the hearts of the pupils and students of the Apostolic Nursery & Primary and Grammar School, Orishigun, More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017
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GSK appoints Bhushan Akshikar as new managing director in Nigeria

GlaxoSmithKline, a multinational pharmaceutical company, has announced the appointment of Bhushan Akshikar as its managing director in Nigeria. The appointment of Akshikar became imperative after the former managing More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Tuesday, March 21st, 2017
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SWIPHA Nigeria now acquired by Biogaran- a French firm

Biogaran- a French generic medicine manufacturer has declared it official acquisition of the Nigeria’s Swiss Pharmaceutical company (Swipha) with the intension of boosting local production of drugs in Nigeria. According More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Friday, March 17th, 2017
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1.8 million Nigerians suffer glaucoma, patients seek government intervention

The Glaucoma Patients Care Initiative of Nigeria has urged the Federal Government to come to the aid of citizens down with the condition, stating that the present statistics of 1.8 million Nigerians suffering from More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Thursday, March 16th, 2017
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NAFDAC, NBC to warn against the consumption of Fanta, Sprite with Vitamin C- Court Rules

-NAFDAC appeals ruling as NBC assures customers of safety of their products The National Agency For Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has been fined to the tune of two million naira for failing More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Tuesday, March 14th, 2017
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Neurologists lament 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 except urgent, strategic steps are taken by the government and More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Thursday, March 9th, 2017
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Watermelon, ginger, garlic, as remedies for kidney disease

The 10th day in the month of March is significant as it is globally chosen for advocacy on kidney disease, with lots of enlightenment on prevention and proper management of the disease. While the theme for this More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Monday, March 6th, 2017
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Study links office jobs to heart disease

-Suggests daily walk of seven miles for office workers to beat risk Scientists from the Warwick Medical School at the University of Warwick, England, have found a relationship between sedentary lifestyle and higher More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Wednesday, March 1st, 2017
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Colorectal cancer on the increase among youths, experts warn

Suggest screening to start from 20 years Until recently, colorectal cancer also known as bowel cancer was known as a common disease of the elderly, but findings by members of the American Cancer Society, have indicated More...

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Temitope Obayendo On Tuesday, January 24th, 2017
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Drug Fakers Should Be Killed Says Governor Obiano

Following the influx of counterfeit medicines into the Nigerian market, the Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, has suggested death sentence for fake drug peddlers. The Governor, who made the statement at the More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Friday, January 20th, 2017
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PSN Installs Education and Inter-Professional Committees

The President of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) Pharm. Ahmed I. Yakasai, has inaugurated two new committees- Education and Inter-professional, at the Pharmacy house, Anthony Village, Lagos, on Thursday More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Thursday, January 19th, 2017
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YPG-NG Presents Her Objectives To PSN President

The President of the Young Pharmacist Group-Nigeria (YPG-NG) recently led a high powered delegation of young pharmacists on a courtesy visits to the President of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, Pharm. Ahmed More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Thursday, January 19th, 2017
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PSN Introduces New Registration Procedures for 2017

The PSN wishes to inform all pharmacists and pharmaceutical companies that arrangements have been concluded with the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) to facilitate a smooth registration season in 2017. This More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Tuesday, January 17th, 2017
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REVEALED: How to Remedy Your Vision Impairment with Vitamins

The eyes are a pair of indispensable parts of the body, which enables our daily affairs, without which movement will be difficult. It is however unfortunate to know that as crucial as these organs are, some persons More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Monday, January 16th, 2017
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Being the Eldest Child Places You at risk –Study Finds

Being the first born among your siblings could place you in a position of opportunity and risk simultaneously. It has been observed that first born children more often than none, are privileged to enjoy the undivided More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Monday, January 16th, 2017
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Nursing Council Releases New Conditions for Licence Renewal

In pursuance of an improved nursing care delivery and a continuous professional education for nurses, The Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria (NMCN) has reviewed the requirements for renewal of professional More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Thursday, January 12th, 2017
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Adeseun Emerges as Chairman of O’trafford Squash Club

Pharm, Remi Adeseun has been elected as the new chairman of the  O’Trafford Squash Club Ikoyi Lagos, succeeding Mr Larry Ettah, who just completed his tenure of 2 years as stipulated by the Club’s  Constitution. Adeseun, More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Thursday, January 12th, 2017
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Lagos ALPs Rewards Selfless Services of Past Heroes

Although it appears their services went unnoticed, but little did they know that a day of reward was on the way.The 2016 ALPs Forum  and Service Appreciation Day, was the occasion organised by the Lagos State branch More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Thursday, January 12th, 2017
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Tumeric, Charcoal, Strawberries better for natural teeth whitening?

While some ladies can spend their last kobo on any formulation that claims to give them a brighter smile, it is ironical to know that what they have travelled all the way to Sokoto to seek is actually in their ‘sokoto’, More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Tuesday, January 10th, 2017
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President Buhari Pledges to Implement Universal Health Insurance Policy In Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari has promised to reverse the general out of pocket payment for healthcare in the country, assuring the masses of a robust healthcare insurance programme, to take off soonest. The president More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Monday, January 9th, 2017
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An Hour’s Nap a Day Can Make Your Brain Five Years Younger, Study Finds

As the year begins and work resumes in earnest, it is normal for every employee to focus on meeting his goals and targets, not making provision for siesta. However, a new study has found that observing an hour’s More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Tuesday, December 20th, 2016
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Why You Need To Exercise During Winter

As the yuletide usually falls during the winter, it’s a time people go on holidays and picnics, and merriment at its peak. While many may seize the period to add some flesh, a seasoned physiologist has advised More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Monday, December 19th, 2016
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Akintayo, Gbolagade Pledge Support For YPG-NG

The immediate past president of PSN, Pharm Olumide Akintayo, and the PSN National Secretary General, Pharm. Gbolagade Iyiola, have thrown their weight behind the activities of the Young Pharmacists Group, Nigeria More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Friday, December 16th, 2016
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Regular Jogging Can Boost Your Memory, Study Finds

A new study conducted by researchers from the University of Arizona, have found that running stimulates your brain and also helps to keep you alert. The scientists who studied 11 male runners aged between 18 and More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Friday, December 16th, 2016
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Alpians close the year in grand style

It was merriment galore for all Lady Pharmacists in Lagos on Thursday, December 15, 2016 as they gathered at the Conference Hall of the Neuro-Psychiaric Hospital, Yaba, Lagos for the 2016 ALPS Forum. Some Alpians More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Thursday, December 15th, 2016
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Young Pharmacists Group-Nigeria Visits Pharmacist Corps at Lagos NYSC Camp

In a bid to build a sustainable structure for the Young Pharmacists Group-Nigeria (YPG-NG) the national executive of the YPG-NG, led by the President, Pharm. Benjamin Onimisi, paid a visit to the 2016 Batch B Stream More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Wednesday, December 14th, 2016
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UK Pharmacists Lament Drugs Scarcity

It is no longer business as usual for pharmacists practicing in the United Kingdom, as they are experiencing what has been described as worst drugs scarcity ever, a situation which has landed many patients in the More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Wednesday, December 14th, 2016
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PSN Commiserates with UNIBEN Pharmacy Faculty over the Death of 3 Pharmacists

The Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) has sent her condolence message to the families, the entire members of the Faculty of Pharmacy and the University of Benin Community, over the sudden death of three pharmacists More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Friday, December 9th, 2016
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Smokers Beware: Cannabis Can Damage Link between Retina and Brain

Researchers from the Pole Hospitalo-Universitaire de Psychiatrie du Grand Nancy in France have found that regular cannabis use could damage eyesight. The study conducted in France has found prolonged marijuana use More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Wednesday, December 7th, 2016
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Why Health Writers Must Up Their Skills

“Health is like money, we never have a true idea of its value until we lose it.”  ~Josh Billings That health is wealth is a truism, which many people seem to take for granted until they experience the many More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Friday, December 2nd, 2016
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Expert Decries HIV Prevalence Among Women, Gives PMTCT Blueprint

For Nigerian women and girls to survive the onslaught of HIV and bring forth an AIDS-free generation, it is incumbent on all stakeholders to educate them to delay coitarche age, empower them to be self-sufficient, More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Friday, December 2nd, 2016
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Meet Prof. Salako, The New NIMR DG

Professor Babatunde Lawal  Salako is the current director general/CEO of the National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR). A seasoned physician, lecturer and administrator, his voyage into the world of medicine More...