NIGERIAN KIDNEY PATIENT STRANDED, BECOMES DEAF IN INDIA

Samson Folarin The chance of survival of a patient who is suffering from a kidney disease, Tochi Mbonu, now hangs by a thread after she became deaf due to the delay in a kidney transplant operation. PUNCH Metro learnt that 31-year-old Tochi, a graduate of the Benue State University, had been on dialysis for the past three years. Her mother, Ndidi, told our correspondent on the telephone that she and Tochi were stranded in India, where they had hoped to carry out the operation. She explained that a non-governmental organisation,…

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STRESS NOW CAUSES ARTHRITIS, CANCER

Going by scientific findings showing the negative impact of stress on health, scientists have affirmed that it is as bad as a highfat diet for women. These are the findings of a study published in the journal ‘Nature Scientific Reports’. According to the researchers, exposure to stressful situations may change women’s gut bacteria without affecting men’s. Stress is primarily a physical response. When stressed, the body thinks it is under attack and switches to ‘fight or flight’ mode, releasing a complex mix of hormones and chemicals such as adren- aline,…

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SERIOUS WAHALA: 3MIL BOTTLES OF CODEINE CONSUMED IN THE NORTH DAILY – SENATE

Drug Ab By Henry Umoru ABUJA—THE Senate, yesterday, raised the alarm that the 19 Northern states of the federation were under serious threat due to drug abuse, stating that over three million bottles of codeine syrup were consumed daily in Kano and Jigawa states. It disclosed that across the 19 states, women, young girls in tertiary institutions, working class ladies, married, unemployed women displaced by Boko Haram insurgency, among others, were involved in drug abuse, and that in 2015 alone, over 2,205 people were arrested in North-West geo-political zone by…

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41BIL NAIRA AKWA IBOM SPECIALIST HOSPITAL SHUT DOWN, READ WHY

The Ibom Specialist Hospital in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, has been shut down, just two years after it was built and commissioned by the administration of former governor Godswill Akpabio. Almost all the health workers in the hospital were foreigners, mostly from India. Mr. Akpabio had boasted that the hospital, which he described as ‘world class’, was better equipped and higher in status than university teaching hospitals in Nigeria, and that it was going to promote medical tourism in the country. The multi-million dollar hospital was shut down in September…

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STATE HOUSE CLINIC PATIENTS GROAN AS DRUG SCARCITY BITES HARDER

Patients at the State House Medical Centre are groaning over lack of drugs and equipment at the facility, Daily Trust reports. The clinic is meant to serve Nigeria’s president, vice president and their families as well as employees of the Presidency and other privileged individuals. Multiple sources at the clinic revealed that the last time drugs and other consumables were supplied was in April this year. There are complaints that common drugs and other items such as paracetamol, Vitamin B-complex, cotton wools and syringe are not available in the hospital.…

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NIGERIAN JOURNALIST AND RADIO PRESENTER COLLAPSES AND DIES SHORTLY AFTER ARRIVING US ON SPECIAL INVITATION, SEE PICS

Nigerian Journalist And Presenter Slumps And Dies After Arriving America. Photos A Nigerian journalist identified as Tijjani Ado Ahmad, has passed away after collapsing earlier today in America. According to his mourning friends and colleagues, Tijjani, who is the presenter of Greeting from America (on Freedom Radio, Kano) was invited by the US Embassy in Abuja to tour America and hear the stories of Nigerian students living there before his sudden death. May his soul rest in peace. Source; https://www.nationalhelm.co/2017/10/tijjani-ado-ahmad-slumps-and-dies-in-america.html

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35-YR OLD MAN WHO WAS IN COMA FOR 15 YRS RESUCITATED

Illustration- doctors wake up comatose man after 15 years A 35-year-old man who had been in coma and vegetative state for 15 years after a car accident has shown signs of consciousness, This happened after a vagus nerve stimulator was implanted into his chest, researchers said Monday. The outcome, reported in the U.S. journal Current Biology, challenged the general belief that disorders of consciousness that persist for longer than 12 months are irreversible. “By stimulating the vagus nerve, we show that it is possible to improve a patient’s presence in…

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FIRST TEN MINUTES OF CARDIAC ARREST DECIDES LIFE OR DEATH

By Gabriel Olawale The lack of adequate attention within the first 10 minutes of cardiac arrest has been identified as a major factor in deciding life or death of such victims and incidence of sudden death in the country. The Chief Executive Officer, Georgia Arrhythmia Consultants and Research Institute, Dr. Felix Sogade who stated this in Lagos, urged Nigerians to acquire basic life support skills as part of measures to stem the tide. Sogade who spoke at a symposium organised by Healings Stripes Hospital Foundation, regretted the low knowledge of…

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NURSES, MIDWIVES JOIN HEALTH WORKERS’ STRIKE TODAY

Nurses, midwives join nationwide strike Judd-Leonard Okafor Nurses and midwives join other health workers on indefinite strike from the night of Wednesday September 20. The decision comes after the National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives (NANNM) met on Tuesday to affirm agreement with position of the Joint Health Sectors Union (JOHESU), which had earlier issued a seven-day ultimatum for a strike. JOHESU wants government to accede to lingering demands going back to 2012. The nursing association says the federal health ministry is yet to effect proper placement of intern…

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HOW I SURVIVE ON A DRUG THAT COSTS 1.7MIL A PACK BECAUSE OF LEUKAMIA- SADIQ DABA OPENS UP

Chux Ohai It is no longer news that seasoned broadcaster and actor, Sadiq Daba, is down with leukaemia. Unknown to many of his fans and admirers, the actor, whose role in Kunle Afolayan’s award-winning film, ‘October 1’, attracted a lot of attention awhile ago, practically lives on a drug called Gleevec, used for the  treatment of the disease. Although he gets supplies of the drug free-of-charge from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, courtesy of a donor agency based in the United States, it is very expensive off the counter and…

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