7 Liver-Damaging Mistakes To Watch Out For

Your struggle to get rid of those extra pounds or feel tired and low on energy could be a sign that you have an overworked liver. Here are 7 liver-damaging mistakes to watch out for:   1. Not drinking enough water — The golden rule is to drink at least 8 full glasses of water every day. According to Dr Michele Neil-Sherwood from the Functional Medical Institute, “Dehydration can have a direct effect on our liver’s ability to properly detoxify our body.” When your liver can’t clear those toxins, the…

NAFDAC partners NYSC on healthy living for Nigerians

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), has appealed for support from the National Youth Service Corps for the promotion of healthy living among Nigerians.   The Director General of NAFDAC, Prof (Mrs) Moji Adeyeye stated this today in Abuja during the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between NAFDAC and NYSC.   Adeyeye said that Corps Members’ presence in all the 774 Local Government Areas of the country would be a good driver of the initiative as they would serve as change agents to sensitize…

NHRC Flags-Off 2022 Nationwide Detention Centers Audit  ….. donates 1000 Eyeglasses ,500 Prenatal drugs to inmates .

 The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) today, Thursday 12th,2022 in Abuja flagged off the 2022 Nationwide Audit of Custodial and Detention centers.The Chairperson, Governing Council, National Human Rights Commission, Dr Salamatu Suleiman led the Commission’s delegation to the Headquarters of the Nigerian Correctional Service NCoS , Abuja for the flag off of the exercise. Dr Salamatu Suleiman said that inmates in Custodial Facilities are entitled to enjoy general human rights including the right to good health pursuant to international human rights standards or best practices. She restated that welfare and…

Saving our Pregnant Women and Infant Babies By  Adefolarin Olamilekan

Health is wealth is a popular idiom.The usage of it speaks volume When for instance a family member, a friend or a colleague is sick.Moreso, when we ourselves are not in the right frame of healthiness. To this end our understanding and interpretation of this idiom. Transcends beyond mere statement to facts about a healthy life. What this means is that you cannot be healthy without a measures of wealth. One may want to ask what then is wealth? Because several interpretation of wealth has made it impossible to appreciate…

MENSTRUAL HEALTH AND HYGIENE: Ministry Of Women Affairs mulls partnership with NYSC 

The Federal Ministry of Women Affairs has requested for partnership with the National Youth Service Corps to sensitize members of the public on menstrual health, hygiene and management. It said there was the need to create awareness on menstruation for women, adolescents and girl-child on the importance of basic sanitation and hygiene, as well as ending open defecation, in order to promote healthy living in the society. The Assistant Director and Head, Health Development, Federal Ministry of Women Affairs, who is also the Team Lead of the Technical Working Group…

2022 World Heath Day : IGP charges personnel on wellbeing, upgrades Police health facilities

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba has charged all personnel of the Force to take full advantage of the police health facilities in their respective commands and formations especially in light of the recent acquisition and distribution on the basis of need, of hospital equipment necessary for both basic and advanced health services to police hospitals, clinics, and cottage health centres around the country. As part of events to mark this year’s World Malaria Day, the IGP has ensured the distribution of the acquired medical facilities which include…

Senate passes bill to enable FG takeover Optometric Hospital in Kogi   

The Senate has passed a bill to enable the Federal Government takeover the staff, assets and liabilities of the Holley Memorial Hospital Ocahadamu, Kogi State. The passage of the bill was sequel to the consideration of a report by the Senate Committee on Health (Secondary and Tertiary). The bill, sponsored by Senator Isah Jibrin, seek to upgrade the Holley Memorial Hospital to a Federal Eye Centre for the purpose of promoting eye care in Kogi State and environs. Chairman of the Committee on Health, Yahaya Oloriegbe, in his presentation, said…

Senate approves establishment of Health Education Practitioners Board 

The Senate has passed a bill seeking to establish the Health Education Practitioners Registration Board of Nigeria.   The passage of the bill on Tuesday during plenary, followed the consideration of a report by the Committee on Health (Tertiary and Secondary).     Chairman of the Committee, Senator Yahaya Oloriegbe (Kwara Central), in his presentation, said upon establishment, the Board would determine the standards of knowledge and skills to be attained by persons seeking to become members of the profession of Health Education.   He added that it would also…

Senate passes bill to establish University of Medical Sciences in six geo-political zones 

The Senate, Tuesday, passed a bill seeking to establish a Federal University of Medical Sciences and Biomedical Technology across the six geo-political zones in Nigeria.   The bill was passed during plenary after the chamber considered a report on it by the Committee on Health (Secondary and Tertiary).   Chairman of the Committee, Senator Yahaya Oloriegbe (Kwara Central) , in his presentation, said the establishment of the University in the six zones of the country would address the dearth in admission of students aspiring to study Medicine and Allied Sciences…

Early Warning Signs And Symptoms Of Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is most often associated with having a breast lump. However, your symptoms may vary depending on your specific type of breast cancer. While it’s true that many breast cancer patients have a lump, not all of them will. So it’s important to know the other signs and symptoms.   In general, the body produces certain warning signs. The most common is the breast lump, which may be located anywhere along your chest wall to under your armpit. You may have nipple bleeding or discharge, as well as related…