MonkeyPox Now in Lagos

Two index cases of the deadly Monkeypox have been reported in Lagos. The state he Commissioner for Health, Dr. Jide Idris said that the two suspected cases were currently under observation in health facilities in the state. He said: “Though the suspected cases are still under observation, there is need to sensitise members of the public and provide adequate information on measures for prevention and control of the disease in line with the policy of the State government. “Also, health workers are advised to practice universal safety precautions in the…

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7 Perfect Reasons You Must Be Eating ‘Pears’, -Avocado

  The fruit is universally known as Avocado but in Nigeria, it is popular as Pears. The fruit has been described as a unique type of fruit particularly as several studies have demonstrated that it has powerful beneficial effects on health. GidiNews health desk collated and present below, seven reasons why you must regularly eat ‘Pears’ IT HELPS PREVENT CANCER Scientists have conducted series of studies to prove that pears (avocado) contains substances that may be beneficial in preventing cancer. One study showed that it may help reduce side effects…

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Rotary Nigeria Wages War against Malaria

As the world prepares to stem the tide of malaria scourge, a service organization of business and professional men and women, Rotary District 9110 Nigeria has reechoed its commitment to fight malaria to a zero level. A public health specialist and Chairman, Malaria Elimination Committee in charge of Lagos and Ogun State, Dr. Dele Balogun, made this known during a chat with the media in preparation for the 2017 World Malaria Day, which is commemorated every year on April the 25th, as set aside by the World Health Organisation to…

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No Lassa Fever in Lagos, Government Assures Residents

‎The residents of Lagos have been assured that there is no known case of Lassa fever across the metropolis. The deadly fever has affected ten states and killed 40 persons since it made a re-appearance in Nigeria few days ago. The Lagos State government said although, there were two suspected cases of the virus, but test result proved negative. Lagos Commissioner for Health, Dr Jide Idris confirmed this to TVC’s Health-Talk Presenter, Oluwatoyin Aboh pointing out that Lagosians have no cause for worry, because the government is working round-the-clock to…

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LASSA FEVER: Disease Spreads to 10 States , 40 Persons Dead

With the confirmation by the Health Minister, Professor Isaac Adewole, that not less than 40 persons have died from the outbreak of Lassa fever across the country, there is need for a reminder on preventive measures against the deadly disease. Lassa fever is an acute viral haemorrhagic illness of 1-4 weeks duration and it is transmitted to humans via contact with food or household items contaminated with rodent urine (especially rats) or faeces. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Person-to-person infections and laboratory transmission can also occur, particularly in…

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‘Stop Buying Meat From Shoprite’, Lagos Govt Warns Residents

Residents have been warned to stop buying meat and other dairy products from popular retail marketer, Shoprite pending a fresh approval by the Lagos state government. The warning came after the government through the Lagos State Safety Commission shut down Shoprite on Friday evening for its failure to comply with safety and hygiene standards stipulated by the law. In a statement signed by the commission’s spokesperson, Lola Jagunmolu, the warning became imperative after Shoprite management kicked against attempt by the commission to seal off the retailer’s premises. The statement reads…

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Firm Offers Free iPhone 6s in Exchange for Sperm

Do you want a free iPhone 6s? Can you spare some drops of your sperms in exchange? Then, be ready to take possession of the highly-prized iPhone 6s! Chinese sperm facilities are currently facing a sperm donor shortage, so Renji Hospital in Shanghai is capitalizing on the iPhone’s fame by contacting newspapers to publish an unusual advertisement. “You don’t need to give up a kidney to raise cash to buy an iPhone 6s as you can get enough money just by donating sperm,” the ad says. According to the advertisement,…

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NAIP Set to Reposition the Pharmaceutical Industry

  By Michael Dibie In a bid to strengthen and maintain standards in the production and distribution of pharmaceutical products in Nigeria, the Association of Industrial Pharmacists of Nigeria (NAIP) has set in motion, steps to reposition the industry profitably, both at home and on the international scene. Chairman of NAIP, Phrm. Gbenga Falabi made this known on Wednesday in Lagos at the opening of the association’s 18th Annual National Conference themed “ Transformation of the Nigerian Pharmaceutical Industry: The Big Picture”.  Phrm. Falabi noted that this year’s theme was…

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20 Million Nigerians Suffer from Hepatitis Virus -HEALTH MINISTRY

Not less than 20 million Nigerians have been infected with the Hepatitis B and C virus, – an inflammation of the liver, most commonly caused by a viral infection. Dr. Chukwuma Anyaike, head of Prevention at the department of Public Health in the Federal Ministry of Health made this declaration at a one-day stakeholders’ advocacy workshop on Viral Hepatitis awareness organised by the Yakubu Gowon Foundation in Abuja. He said one in every 12 Nigerians is infected with either of the virus which has assumed the status of a very…

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Lagos Seals Fake Pharmacies

by Timothy Ajakaye Officials of the Lagos State Task-force on Fake, Counterfeit and Unwholesome Processed Foods have shut down about 30 illegal pharmacy shops doing business in the state. According to the state Ministry of Health, the businesses were sealed off for acting against the law on the operation of Pharmacies and Patent Medicine stores in Lagos. The Ministry Permanent Secretary, Dr. Modele Osunkiyesi said the Akinwunmi Ambode-led government is poised to rid the state of “….fake, substandard and illegal drugs’ operators and outlets as well as ensuring high drug…

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