Tag archive for ‘Articles’
By admin On Monday, December 9th, 2013
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The power of uncommon knowledge

I was brought up in my village to be God-fearing, detesting telling lies or appropriating anybody’s property. My mother, who was deeply religious, provided guidance in spiritual matters. One day, after school, More...

By admin On Monday, December 9th, 2013
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The conscience, curiosity and innovation

“We hold these ‘truths’ to be self-evident.” When Thomas Jefferson wrote the above statement, America and, indeed, the greater part of the world, were ushered into a dimension of living based on the mental More...

By admin On Saturday, December 7th, 2013
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Sense of purpose brings surge of passion

 Do you think you have the vision and purpose, to arrive at your destiny in life? Check out this inspiring article to spur you purpose in life. For years, I thought there was something wrong with me.  People seemed More...

By admin On Friday, December 6th, 2013
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My forty years of PSN conferences

By Pharm. Ifeanyi Atueyi  I am uniquely blessed to have attended PSN annual national conferences from 1973 to 2013 without interruption. During this period, I had the opportunity of serving   as Editor-in- Chief, More...

By admin On Friday, December 6th, 2013
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Of morals, ethics and law: the tripod of pharmacy practice

By Pharm. (Barr.) Steve Okoronkwo  The practice of pharmacy in Nigeria is very challenging. Indeed, the pharmacy profession is viewed by many as embattled, if not endangered, in Nigeria. Pharmacy, arguably, has More...

By admin On Monday, December 2nd, 2013
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The heart of enterprise

Imagine you were in a state-of-the-art conference room and a renowned research and business development mogul was about to address the audience on his business principles. Your pen was out and you made sure there More...

By admin On Friday, November 8th, 2013
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Do you enjoy drinking wine?

When I was thinking of writing on wine, the Scripture I remembered was what the wisest man said   in Proverbs 23: 29-35: “Who has woe? Who has sorrow? Who has strife? Who has complaints? Who has needless bruises? More...

By admin On Friday, November 8th, 2013
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Harnessing the oportunities of wine production from Hibiscus sabdariffa Linn

( By Solomon Ojigbo) Fruit wines are fermented alcoholic beverages made from a variety of base ingredients (other than grapes).They may also have additional flavours taken from fruits, flowers and herbs. Fruit More...

By admin On Wednesday, November 6th, 2013
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How to manage Diabetes Mellitus

Diabetes mellitus is a group of metabolic diseases characterised by high blood sugar (glucose) levels that result from defects in insulin secretion, or its action, or both. Diabetes mellitus, commonly referred to More...

By admin On Wednesday, November 6th, 2013
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“PSN can strip any pharmacist of his Fellowship if…” – Pharm. Popoola

(By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis)  When Pharm. Israel Adesanmi Popoola was elected as chairman of Board of Fellows (BOF) at the PSN Annual Conference in November 2012, not many pharmacists thought he would be willing More...

By admin On Wednesday, November 6th, 2013
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Nutritional and health benefits of dietary fibre

(By Dr. Paul Nanna)  As recent as the 1970s, certain diseases that were common among the Caucasians and Americans were almost non-existent in Africa. These diseases include intestinal disorders such as constipation, More...

By admin On Wednesday, November 6th, 2013
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Healthy breakfast may be best for diabetics; study suggests

 (By Temitope Obayendo) A new study has found that morning meal rich in protein and fat can actually curb hunger, and help control blood sugar levels, in patients with type 2 diabetes. According to the researchers, More...

By admin On Wednesday, November 6th, 2013
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Watermelon and orange: potent neutralisers of free radicals

(By Temitope Obayendo)   Some medicinal fruits and vegetables are said to owe their potency to the bitterness of their taste. But with the duo of watermelon and orange, it is a different ball game, as both contain More...

By admin On Sunday, October 13th, 2013
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Cataract of the inner eyes

Have you ever experienced any cataract of the eyes whether medical or spiritual? Checkout from the septuagenarian what he means by the topic. Some years ago, I noticed that my sight was deteriorating and I could More...

By admin On Friday, October 11th, 2013
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New trends in the management of eye infections

Eye infections occur when harmful microorganisms — bacteria, fungi and viruses — invade any part of the eyeball or surrounding area. This includes the clear front surface of the eye (cornea) and the thin, moist More...

By admin On Thursday, October 10th, 2013
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Why I feel sorry for Nigerian pharmacists – Dr. Femi Olaleye

(By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis) The Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Optimal Healthcare Limited, Dr. Femi Olaleye, has explained why he continually worries over the challenges that the average pharmacist More...

By admin On Wednesday, October 9th, 2013
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Business angels, venture capital and the financing challenge

Business angels or angel investors are individuals who make equity investments in businesses. Many are successful entrepreneurs who want to help other entrepreneurs get their business off the ground. The unique More...

By admin On Tuesday, September 24th, 2013
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Do you also run?

My final year in school, in 1958, was memorable. As a good student, I was appointed a house prefect. Only those who were academically sound, trustworthy and obedient were considered for leadership positions. At More...

By admin On Thursday, September 5th, 2013
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How to prevent cancer and other infections with apples

(By Temitope Obayendo) “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” is an adage that is proving increasingly true, as several studies have shown that a daily intake of apples and other vegetables will reduce the risk More...

By admin On Wednesday, August 28th, 2013
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Understanding Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)

  (By Pharm. Ifeoma Anyanechi – Nworgu) After a year and half of marriage, Jane had her first gynecologic exam, including a pap smear. The gynecologist found something that worried her and recommended More...

By admin On Friday, August 16th, 2013
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From third world to first world

“The strength of a material is in its universal appeal. The local champion died in the twenty first century, there are no longer local champions. The advent of globalisation means that a good shoe must smell, More...

By admin On Friday, August 16th, 2013
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How walnut lowers cholesterol levels, boosts fertility

(By Temitope Obayendo)     Looking for a natural way to reduce your cholesterol level, boosts sperm count, and ease your menstrual flow, then a daily intake of African Walnuts may be all you need to solve More...

By admin On Friday, August 16th, 2013
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Tramadol: Death’s fangs on Abuja streets

(By Gracia Obi) A tablet of Tramadol helps me work non-stop all day, a labourer boasted, as he grabbed a bottle of malt drink and tossed an oxblood-coloured tablet into his mouth. He was talking to a shop keeper More...

By admin On Friday, August 16th, 2013
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AUGUST PERSONAL SUCCESS

Choose Positive Visualisation  A subconscious programming technique even more powerful than positive self-talk is positive visualisation –mentally picturing events or outcomes in your mind before they occur in More...

By admin On Monday, July 15th, 2013
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Relationship between AlphaBetic and Diabetes Mellitus – By Dr. Anthonia Ogbera

Introduction: Diabetes Mellitus (DM) is a chronic medical disorder that is assuming pandemic proportions. In 1985, an estimated 100 – 115million people were affected. As at Year 2000, this figure rose to 151million More...

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By admin On Thursday, June 27th, 2013
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Pharmanewsonline Job Advert Invitation

You can now advertise your pharmaceutical  job vacancies, retail premises and other related healthcare vacancies on our premier health portal: www.pharmanewsonline.com. Advertisement is free till 30th September, More...

By admin On Tuesday, June 11th, 2013
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What you need to know about electronic prescribing (I)

By Kabiru Abubakar Gulma –  Electronic prescribing or e-prescribing (e-Rx) is the computer-based electronic generation, transmission and filling of a medical prescription, taking the place of paper and faxed More...

By admin On Friday, June 7th, 2013
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Making research- industry partnership work (R&D)

The rise of a global knowledge economy has intensified the need for strategic partnerships between universities and the industry. It is true that the business of tomorrow would wear an academic gown. Such partnerships More...

By admin On Friday, April 26th, 2013
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Is the provider reimbursement mechanism under the NHIS adequate? By Dr. Chidi Ukandu

Introduction The launching of the NHIS in 2005 heralded a change in the method providers are reimbursed in Nigeria. Prior to this time, providers were mainly reimbursed on a fee-for-service basis and salaries. The More...

By admin On Thursday, April 18th, 2013
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FACULTY OF PHARMACY OBAFEMI AWOLOWO UNIVERSITY, ILE- IFE INDUCTION CEREMONY, 4TH APRIL, 2013. Comments by Pharm. Ifeanyi Atueyi, KSC, FPSN, FPCPharm.

I really do appreciate your invitation to this induction ceremony. It is an opportunity to visit my alma mater once again. May I congratulate the graduands and their teachers; you have all done well. As graduands, More...

By admin On Tuesday, April 9th, 2013
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De-worm the children, De-worm the nation (By Adebayo Oladejo)

According to the World Health Organisation, nearly 2 billion people worldwide are infected with soil-transmitted helminthes (intestinal worms) or water-borne trematode worms called schistosomes. Many of those affected More...

By admin On Friday, April 5th, 2013
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“Why all feverish symptoms should not be treated as malaria” – Prof. Fagbenro-Beyioku By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis

As the world celebrates Malaria Day, a professor of medical parasitology, Mrs. Adetayo Fagbenro-Beyioku, has taken a swipe at the manner in which some Nigerian doctors go about treating patients with feverish symptoms More...

By admin On Friday, April 5th, 2013
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Exercise can reduce high blood pressure, obesity – Dr Awopetu

Dr. Adeyemi Awopetu, the associate professor of physiology at the department of Human Kinetics and Health Education, University of Lagos (UNILAG), has said that people who are inactive are more susceptible to hypertension More...

By admin On Friday, April 5th, 2013
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The role of ageing and Health by NMA

In the face of enormous challenges facing the health sector, the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) recently marked ‘the Physicians’, a week when doctors appraise the medical profession and Nigeria’s health More...

By admin On Wednesday, March 27th, 2013
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An Overview of Health Financing by Dr. ChidiUkandu

The World Health Organization (WHO) defines health financing as the way in which money is raised to fund health activities, as well as how it is used.It is important to note that the way a health system is financed More...

By admin On Wednesday, March 27th, 2013
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Living with diabetes is not a death sentence – Fasanmade …urges strict adherence to glucose control guidelines

  An endocrinologist and specialist in the study and management of the gland and related area, Dr. Femi Fasanmade, has urged people living with diabetes not to see the ailment as a death sentence, but rather More...

By admin On Thursday, March 21st, 2013
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Taking vitamin C reduces the risk of a cold – but only if you exercise

Taking vitamin C to ward off a cold only helps if you exercise regularly, new research suggests. Finnish researchers have found necking drinks rich in vitamin C – such as orange juice – makesno difference More...

By admin On Tuesday, March 19th, 2013
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Experts explain health benefits of coffee – As Ignite holds 2013 stakeholders parley

Leading health experts, amongst whom were Dr. Brai Bartholomew, a researcher from the Nigerian Institution of Medical Research (NIMR), Lagos, Dr. KemiOdukoya, a public health physician from LUTH and Dr. D. A. Olusegun-Joseph, More...

By admin On Tuesday, March 19th, 2013
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Is HIV still a death sentence in Nigeria and the West?

“In Nigeria, Benue State has, for many years, topped the chart of the prevalence of HIV/AIDS, with over 600,000 persons living with the virus in the state. The virus is destroying our farms, schools and churches More...

By admin On Monday, March 11th, 2013
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SUSTAINING ORGANISATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  “Money motivates neither the best people, nor the best in people. It can move the body and influence the mind, but it cannot touch the heart or move the spirit; that is reserved for belief, principle, More...

By admin On Monday, March 4th, 2013
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A yawning need to promote health literacy in Nigeria By Olaide Soetan

It is common knowledge that the literacy rate among Nigerians still falls below the expected standard, worse still is health literacy. Health literacy connotes the ability to comprehend information on health related More...

By admin On Monday, February 25th, 2013
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How to cope with Migraine Headache – By Florence Udoh

The main symptom of a migraine is a throbbing headache on one side of your head. You also may feel sick in your stomach and vomit. Activity, light, noise, or odours may make the migraine worse. The pain may move More...

By admin On Monday, February 25th, 2013
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Expert lists causes of infertility, urges couples to seek care- By Temitope Obayendo

Professor Godwin Ajayi, director, Prenatal Diagnostic and Therapy Centre, Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba, has urged couples with infertility to seek appropriate care, stating that oftentimes, More...

By admin On Monday, February 25th, 2013
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CRITICAL ISSUES IN THE MANAGEMENT OF HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS: THE NIGERIAN NATIONAL HEALTH INSURANCE SCHEME (NHIS)

Introduction Leadership and management of health care systems are increasingly receiving attention from countries and international organisations. While acknowledging that the achievement of the Millennium Development More...

By admin On Monday, February 4th, 2013
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How much iodine is too much?

How much iodine is too much? A new study looks at excess iodine intake: how much is too much iodine? Excessive iodine in the diet can cause subclinical hypothyroidism, which has been linked with heart disease. Iodine More...

By admin On Thursday, January 31st, 2013
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Manufacturing technology sores into satellites!

By Pharm. Kabiru Gulma   ——- Technology is fast moving at the speed of light. While we may think technology only brings light in areas of use of computer and automated productions among others, readers More...

By admin On Wednesday, January 30th, 2013
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Begin the year by incorporating Moringa into your daily diet

  By Temitope  Obayendo     Tree of Life, it contains more than 90 nutrients including 40 powerful antioxidants. In fact, practically every part of the plant contains important minerals which are a good More...

By admin On Saturday, June 9th, 2012
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Driving pharmaceutical research – Industry partnership (Pharm. Nelson Okwonna)

RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT  The pharmaceutical industry, unlike other knowledge-intense industries, is continuously challenged to create new and better drug molecules and formulations that alleviate the sufferings More...

By admin On Wednesday, May 9th, 2012
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The need to “close the gap” on haemophilia in Nigeria By Olufemi Omotayo

Tuesday 17th April, 2012, was observed globally as the World Haemophilia Day with the theme: “CLOSE THE GAP”. On that day, the Haemophilia Foundation of Nigeria (HFN) joined the international bleeding More...

By admin On Friday, March 9th, 2012
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Why cerebral malaria is dangerous for children – By Olufemi Omotayo

What is your impression of malaria? As a mother, do you see it as a deadly disease or one to be handled with levity? Do you belong to that group of mothers that do not bother to treat malaria in your child when More...