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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...

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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...

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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...

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By Temitope Obayendo On Friday, December 2nd, 2016
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NIMR Proffers Strategies For Achieving Health-Related SDGs

For the health-related components of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)to be actualised before the 2030 deadline, the federal government must demonstrate more financial commitment towards implementation of More...

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By Temitope Obayendo On Tuesday, November 29th, 2016
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Surplus Vitamin D Good For The Body?

      Various studies have confirmed  the efficacy  of  Vitamin D as a essential element which  helps the body absorb calcium from food, and a true deficiency can lead to weak or soft bones — More...

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By Temitope Obayendo On Tuesday, November 29th, 2016
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Researchers Found Link Between Going To Church And Sex

It sounds ridiculous, because they have got nothing in common, but for the dynamism of  knowledge, researchers from the University Of Utah School Of Medicine, have recently found a relationship between going to More...

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By Temitope Obayendo On Thursday, November 24th, 2016
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Lagos PSN Hosts New Executives of The Young Pharmacists Group

As a way of familiarising themselves with top stakeholders in the profession, the newly elected executives of the Young Pharmacists Group (YPG)  Nigeria, have paid a courtesy visit to the Lagos State PSN Chairman, More...

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By Temitope Obayendo On Thursday, November 24th, 2016
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Ambode’s Wife Canvasses Reduction In Child And Maternal Mortality

In a bid to stem the tide on the recurrent death of mother and child during delivery, the First Lady of Lagos State, Mrs Bolanle Ambode has taken the campaign against infant and maternal mortality to the Ikorodu More...

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By Temitope Obayendo On Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016
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Why You Need To Steer Clear of Red Bull

Although several publications have written at one point or the other on the adverse effects of energy drinks, but this has got no significant impact on people as the consumption of the ill-energy booster has not More...

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By Temitope Obayendo On Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016
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Study Links Vegetable Compounds To Better Cognition In Old Age

Are you age sixty and above, and are you struggling to cope with mental accuracy? If your response is on the affirmative, then this finding is for you. According to the new research published on Medical News Today, More...

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By Temitope Obayendo On Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016
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Viagra Shows Promise of Preventing Heart Disease in Diabetic Men

They are known as first-line therapy for erectile dysfunction in men, but a new study has shown that Viagra can reduce the risk of heart disease in men with type 2 diabetes. According to the researchers from the More...

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By Temitope Obayendo On Thursday, November 17th, 2016
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HIV Prevalence Is Higher Among Nigerian Women Than Men-Dr Ezechi

For the Nigerian mothers, sisters and daughters to survive, and to bring forth an AIDS free generation, it is incumbent on all stakeholders to strategically plot against the conspiracy of nature, culture and man. More...

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By Temitope Obayendo On Monday, November 14th, 2016
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World Diabetes Day: Over 5 million Nigerians are living with diabetes

November fourteen of every year is dedicated to diabetes campaign as World Diabetes Day is commemorated throughout the universe. Led by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), World Diabetes Day was created More...

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By Temitope Obayendo On Friday, November 11th, 2016
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Niger State Governor Donates An Automobile To PSN

The President, Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) Pharm. Ahmed Yakasai was in no small measure grateful to the governor of Niger State, Alhaji (Dr) Abubakar Sani Bello, for his magnanimous donation of a model More...

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By Temitope Obayendo On Wednesday, November 9th, 2016
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NIMR Charts Road Map For Achieving Health-Related SDGs

For the health-related component of the Sustainable Development Goals to be a reality before the 2030 deadline, the Federal Government must be ready to fund implementation of research policies to the letter, the More...

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By Temitope Obayendo On Monday, November 7th, 2016
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PSN President Welcomes All Delegates As The Conference Commences Today

As the 89th PSN conference commences in Minna, Niger State today, the PSN President, Pharm Ahmed Yakasai, has sent his warm greetings to all participants, wishing them a delightful stay and successful deliberation.   More...

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By Temitope Obayendo On Monday, November 7th, 2016
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WACN Charts Roadmap For Advancing Nursing, Healthcare In Nigeria

In order to advance nursing and healthcare in Nigeria, healthcare providers, especially nurses, must begin to exploit emerging technological advancement for effective services, create smart educational models for More...

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By Temitope Obayendo On Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016
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Expert Decries Poor Contribution Of Pharma Manufacturers To GDP

… Says drug production remains at zero level For the pharmaceutical industry to contribute meaningfully to national development, stakeholders must ensure the viability and expansion of local drug production, Pharm. More...

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By Temitope Obayendo On Friday, October 28th, 2016
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Encomiums As Adeniji Wins As The National NANNM President

It was celebration galore at the on-going National Delegate Conference of the National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives (NANNM) in Osun State, as Comrade Abdrafiu A. Adeniji emerged as the president of More...

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By Temitope Obayendo On Friday, October 28th, 2016
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Encomiums As Adeniji Wins As The National NANNM President

It was celebration galore at the on-going National Delegate Conference of the National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives (NANNM) in Osun State, as Comrade Abdrafiu A. Adeniji emerged as the president of More...

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By Temitope Obayendo On Friday, October 28th, 2016
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Adejumo Tasks Nurses On Health Promotion

… As FOLGONM holds 32nd annual scientific conference Following the spate of emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases in the country, Head of Nursing Department, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, More...

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By Temitope Obayendo On Wednesday, October 26th, 2016
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Adejumo Tasks Nurses On Health Promotion

… As FOLGONM holds 32nd annual scientific conference Following the spate of emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases in the country, Head of Nursing Department, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, More...

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By Temitope Obayendo On Monday, October 24th, 2016
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Experts Decry Surge In Sight Loss From Glaucoma

Worried by the sudden rise in the proportion of Glaucoma patients coming down with blindness, a group of experts called: The Vision Loss Expert Group,  a global collaboration of 79 ophthalmologists and optometrists, More...

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By Temitope Obayendo On Monday, October 24th, 2016
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Onion Compound Shows Promise of Ovarian Cancer Prevention

Early studies have indicated the benefits of onions in boosting immunity, regulating blood sugar, reducing the risk of gastric ulcers, as an anti-inflammatory and antibiotics agents. However, a new study has found More...

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By Temitope Obayendo On Friday, October 14th, 2016
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West African College of Nursing Harps On Advancing Healthcare In Nigeria

Except healthcare providers, especially nurses, join the band wagon in keying into emerging technological advancement for effective services, create smart educational models for leadership development, and  reconceptualise More...

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By Temitope Obayendo On Monday, October 10th, 2016
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Adejumo Tasks Nurses On Health Promotion

Following the spate of emerging and re-emergence of infectious diseases in the country, the Head Department of Nursing, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Dr Olabisi Adejumo has called on nurses to embrace More...

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By Temitope Obayendo On Friday, October 7th, 2016
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Enugu PSN Urges Pharmaceutical Manufacturers To Scale-up Operations

For the pharmaceutical industry to make meaningful impact on national development, stakeholders must ensure the viability and expansion of local drug production, as recent statistics has shown that the pharmaceutical More...

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By Temitope Obayendo On Thursday, September 29th, 2016
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Locust Bean Tree Shows Antihypertensive, Antidiabetic, Antibacterial Properties

The name ‘“locust bean”’ is synonymous with the ancient African aromatic seasoning that is highly cherished by West African women for the preparation of different native delicacies. Beyond this, however, More...

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By Temitope Obayendo On Wednesday, September 28th, 2016
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Online Nursing Programmes Acceptable Only If Endorsed By NUC – NANNM Chairman

Mrs Catherine Eseine is the director of nursing services (DNS) in Esan Central LGA of Edo State, and chairman of National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives (NANNM) Edo State chapter. In this exclusive More...

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By Temitope Obayendo On Friday, September 23rd, 2016
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Revealed: How To Get Rid of Your Acne

Many have given up to fate about their acnes, as their several attempts through the use of different formulas have proved abortive. However, the story of an acne-riddled patient – Brian Turner, who overcame the More...

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By Temitope Obayendo On Friday, September 16th, 2016
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PSN Officially Receives Pharm.D Approval Letter

In what has been adjudged a milestone achievement for the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) the Ahmed Yakasai led PSN has successfully received the official approval letter for Pharm.D, from the National Universities More...

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By Temitope Obayendo On Friday, September 9th, 2016
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Nursing & Midwifery Council of Nigeria gets a new registrar

The Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria (NMCN) has recently experienced a change in leadership as  Mrs A. G. Yusuf has been appointed as the new Ag. Registrar. The exchange of headship baton of the council More...

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By Temitope Obayendo On Tuesday, August 30th, 2016
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Finding Sleep Difficult At Night? Try Going To Bed Nude

It has been observed that some folks stay in bed for nearly half- of-the-night-time with their eyes wide-opened, while sleep keeps eluding them. To alleviate this condition, Clinical Nutritionist, Shawn Stevenson More...

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By Temitope Obayendo On Friday, August 26th, 2016
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NNMDA DG tasks pharmacists on the availability of herbal products

In view of the scarcity of the raw materials for the production of drugs in the country, the Director General, Nigerian Natural Medicine Development Agency (NNMDA) Pharm. Sam Etatuvie has advised pharmacists to More...

Stakeholders
By Temitope Obayendo On Wednesday, August 24th, 2016
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Stakeholders advocate indigenous responses to tackle infectious diseases

To sustain the  success  achieved in stamping out the Ebola Virus Disease from across Africa, eminent health care practitioners in Nigeria and beyond have identified the development of home-based mechanisms, as More...

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By Temitope Obayendo On Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016
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Yakasai lauds Kano PSN for a successful council meeting

It was a pleasant moment for the President of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) Pharm. Ahmed Yakasi, when members of the Kano State PSN paid him a courtesy visit in his office. The president, who revealed More...

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By Temitope Obayendo On Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016
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Pharmanews App now on Google Play Store

Pharmanews, the foremost West African health journal introduces its official Android application-Pharmanews App. The mobile application, which can be downloaded from the Google Play Store, is designed to keep readers More...

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By Temitope Obayendo On Monday, August 22nd, 2016
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Edo NANNM approves online nursing degree for members

The Chairman of  the National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives (NANNM) Edo State Chapter, Mrs Catherine Eseine, has expressed  her support for online degree programme in nursing, stating that it will More...

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By Temitope Obayendo On Friday, August 19th, 2016
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PCN warns medicine vendors against illegal drug sales

The Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) has cautioned patent medicine vendors against the prescription and sales of drugs outside the approved list given to them and that they should also desist from injecting More...

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By Temitope Obayendo On Wednesday, August 17th, 2016
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AHAPN tasks members on compliance with PCN standard on compounding

The Association of Hospital and Administrative Pharmacists of Nigeria (AHAPN) national has urged every hospital pharmacist to conform to the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria’s minimum standards for drug compounding. The More...

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By Temitope Obayendo On Wednesday, August 17th, 2016
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Pfizer takes glaucoma campaign to Oba Akiolu’s Palace

Poised to reduce the huge statistics of Nigerians living with glaucoma, Pfizer has commenced awareness campaign against the disease, enlightening the Lagos Monarch and his chiefs on the importance of their initiative, More...

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By Temitope Obayendo On Friday, August 12th, 2016
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PSN tasks FG on economic policy review

The leadership of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) have called on the Federal Government of Nigeria to come up with a new economic blueprint, with the intention of salvaging the businesses of  local More...

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By Temitope Obayendo On Friday, August 12th, 2016
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LASUTH gets first state-owned helipad for medical emergency

The Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) has got a state-owned helipad for medical emergencies across the state and beyond. The official unveiling of the helipad, which was done by the state governor, More...

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By Temitope Obayendo On Thursday, August 11th, 2016
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Hospital pharmacists take ADRs campaign to Shomolu market

Worried by the recurrent Adverse Drug Reactions (ADRs) cases among patients across the country, members of the Association of Hospital Administrative Pharmacists of Nigeria (AHAPN) Lagos Chapter have taken the bull More...

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By Temitope Obayendo On Thursday, July 28th, 2016
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NANNM decries maltreatment of nurses

The leadership of the nursing profession in Nigeria has condemned what it described as unfair treatment of nurses in the country, noting that it is an unjust way to repay professionals whose dedication to the wellness More...

Asala
By Temitope Obayendo On Thursday, July 28th, 2016
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African walnut shows evidence in boosting fertility, immunity

It is naturally enclosed in a small spherical shell, but its teeny size does not limit its potency in any way, as researches continue to validate the efficacy of the African walnut as a fertility booster, immunity More...

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By Temitope Obayendo On Monday, July 4th, 2016
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How stretching reduces menopausal signs and depression

Are you a woman of menopausal age or someone very close to you is? If your answer is in the affirmative, then here lies some tips to ease women of menopausal symptoms. Scientists have recently found that stretching More...

sweet potatoes
By Temitope Obayendo On Thursday, June 23rd, 2016
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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 sometimes shrivelled, one may be tempted to disdain and dismiss sweet potatoes as being nutritionally deficient. More...

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By Temitope Obayendo On Monday, June 13th, 2016
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Nursing council lists benefits of nursing educational reforms

… As Healthy Living Communication holds 6th nurse leaders forum For nursing to remain relevant in the comity of health care professionals in Nigeria, the cooperation of all stakeholders in the implementation of More...

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By Temitope Obayendo On Tuesday, June 7th, 2016
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UI Pharmacy Alumni Association donates N2.5 Million to the faculty

Poised to provide an enabling environment for teaching and learning, the Alumni Association of the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Ibadan, has donated the sum of Two million, Five hundred thousand naira, to support More...