Saturday , December 5 2020

HEALTH

High Blood Pressure

By- O.C. Madu – ACCORDING to Medical dictionary high blood pressure is a condition in which a person’s blood pressure is persistently above normal.  Although, blood pressure varies from person to person and from time to time 140/90 or above is considered abnormal when measured.  While the person is at rest.  …

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Family Medicine : Edo signs MoU with UBTH

BENIN CITY – As part of the efforts to boost family medicine practice in Edo, the State government through the Hospitals Management Board yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Department of Family Medicine, University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH), Benin City. Signing the MOU on behalf of …

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Ebola FG Condemns Rapatriation Of Nigerians

ABUJA – The Federal Government yesterday declared as “erroneous and unfortunate”, the repatriation of 30 Nigerians by Sudan over suspicion of them being infected by the Ebola Virus Disease. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that the Nigerian government had already protested the ill-treatment of Nigerians by the country to …

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Conditions Of Victims Of Insurgency, Pathetic – Psychiatrist

A psychiatrist, Dr Taiwo Sheikh, has described the conditions of victims of insurgency in Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps as “pathetic.’’ Sheikh, the Medical Director, Federal Neuro-psychiatric Hospital, Kaduna, made the statement yesterday in Kaduna in a paper he presented at the 45th Scientific Conference of the Association of Psychiatrists …

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Maternal, Newborn And Child Health: Engaging Women In Advocacy

By ERANGA ISAAC THE role of women in Maternal Newborn and Child Health Advocacy and Services cannot be over-emphasized. Below are six steps suggested by Alice Welbourn, Founding Director of Salamander Trust. The first suggested step is that we keep things simple. We all have really complex lives and simplicity …

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Lugbe Has The Highest HIV Prevalence — NACA

ABUJA – Mrs Jummai Danuk, Capacity Development Officer for SURE-P, has said that Lugbe, a suburb of the FCT, has the highest prevalence of HIV/AIDS in Abuja. She made the disclosure in Abuja at a sensitisation on HIV testing and counseling held in Lugbe. The campaign was jointly organised by …

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COVID-19 ALERT

There’s currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease (COVID-19). You can protect yourself and help prevent spreading the virus to others if you: Wash your hands regularly for 20 seconds, with soap and running water or alcohol-based hand rub Cover your nose and mouth with a disposable tissue or flexed elbow when you cough or sneeze Avoid close contact (1 meter or 3 feet) with people who are unwell Stay home and self-isolate from others in the household if you feel unwell