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Saturday, 27 February 2016

Madonna University Dispensers League Comes To A Close... POMP, PICTURE AND RARE MOMENTS

Pharmacy Dispensers LeagueMadonna University’s most popular intra-departmental league, The Dispensers League of the Faculty of Pharmacy, came to a wrap on wednesday 24th Feb, 2016. The campus community converged on the designated field where they watched the Ampicillin FC thrash the Artemether FC in a 1-0 win. It was quite a match... READ FULL DETAILS HERE WITH MORE PICTURES

Friday, 26 February 2016

Tomorrow's Environmental Sanitation Cancelled In Lagos Due To JAMB Exam.

Lagos state government has cancelled tomorrow’s monthly environmental sanitation due to the Jamb Examination which is to hold tomorrow Saturday February 27th.
The state statutorily holds the environmental sanitation exercise that have continued to keep most parts of the state clean and neat.

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

New Condom Pants Give 100% STI Protection - Scientist

Haaa!!! Scientists are at it again ooo. This is the latest development from the Scientific world concerning condoms. For some people who get worried that the condom will pull off during sex, well you have your solution here. Scientists from Sweden have who invented the condom called the pant condom which they say gives 100% protection against all STI's and of course prevents unwanted pregnancy.

See photo of man with the pant-condom!!! 
Cool or Not Cool?

Sunday, 14 February 2016

Advice To University/College Students, Especially To New Ones.

Welcome to college, young people! It’s an amazing time in your lives. These years will impact your life dramatically if you use them well.
  • First and foremost, get some wisdom. You are bright and capable, otherwise you probably wouldn’t be in college in the first place. But for all that, you still have a lot to learn; not only about your major, but about life in general. It isn’t your fault. Wisdom takes time, experience and a willingness to reflect and learn from others. You’re young, inexperienced and often think you know everything. (Part of that is just biology; the decision making part of your brain isn’t mature until about 25, so you’ve got that excuse for a while yet.) Read, reflect, think and be open to the guidance of those wiser than you.
  • Before you look at the “corrupt” world of businesses, corporations, governments, social conventions, religions and all the rest and roll your enlightened eyes, remember that other people, often wiser and more seasoned, are all around. And once, they were as idealistic and ironic as you are. They just had to get jobs, raise families, endure sickness, fight wars, pay tuition bills and mortgages and all the rest. They know things. Avail yourself of their insight.
  • You’re going to have some wonderful experiences! You’ll meet interesting people and bizarre people (quite a few of those); people smarter than you and not so smart. You will take trips, have unusual jobs, display an odd fashion sense and engage in deep conversations over dinners in the dorms or apartments where you make your home. Just remember that lots of other people your age who either can’t afford college, or aren’t interested in college, are also having experiences. Some of them involve working in industry, working in trades, doing physical labor or engaging in public service. Others are in combat. Still others are starting families. Their experiences, dear ones, are not the in slightest inferior to your own. They are only different. No small number of them will make a lot more money than you, a lot sooner. Be gracious and kind; they might hire you someday.
  • It seems obvious, but learn everything you can. Versatility and marketability are critical today. The degree you seek is nice, but it will be a very expensive wall hanging (much less interesting than that poster of your favorite alt band), if not backed up with actual useful information or skills.
  • Now, about your professors and instructors. Show them respect. They’ve earned it and they work hard at learning and teaching. Come to class, do the work, ignore your smartphone. Do not, however, offer your teachers worship. They are human beings who can be wrong, and outside their own particular expertise they frequently are. It is appropriate for them to challenge you to think and teach you to reason. It is unprofessional and immature if they try to crush you and the beliefs that have long sustained you and your family.
  • Which reminds me, you still have a family. They love you, they miss you and they are spending remarkable amounts of money and effort so that you can learn and have experiences. Love them back, in word and action. Answer their texts. Give them the time of day and listen to their wisdom and opinions. You might be surprised at how much they care about you and desire to help.
  • Don’t be stupid. Youth and intelligence do not confer invulnerability. Part of wisdom is knowing that death is no respecter of age, education or social class. Alcohol, drugs, fights and illicit sex are dangerous and can lead to life altering or life ending tragedies. And terrible, terrible YouTube videos. (Remember, also, that future employers can find you online. I think that’s all I need to say there.)
Finally, treat one another with love. In your youthful passion, please do not misuse another human being or trample their heart. Remember, too, that this is one of the best times to find a future spouse, so be careful to use your time wisely as you meet others and date. I met my lovely wife in college and I know that will never have more time to lavish on young love than now, so don’t waste it. Odds are, your future marriage will impact your happiness as much as, or more, than your education.
Jot these down. Life will quiz you as you go.

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

6 Health recommendations you must know while using contact lenses.

The American Optometric Association (AOA) offers the following recommendations for all contact lens wearers:
1. Wear contact lenses only if they are fitted and prescribed by an optometrist.
2. Do not purchase contact lenses from gas stations, video stores, websites, or any other place not authorized by law to dispense contact lenses.
3. Make sure contact lenses are properly cleaned and disinfected as instructed by your eye-care professional.
4. Make sure you wash your hands before handling and cleaning your contact lenses.
5. Never swap or share contact lenses with anyone.
6. Never sleep while wearing contact lenses unless they are extended-wear lenses specifically designed for that purpose.

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Sunday, 7 February 2016

#WACP, West Africa College of Physicians Releases Communique

PREAMBLE : The 38/39th Annual General and Scientific Meeting of the West African College of Physicians was held at the Sheraton Hotel, Abuja, Nigeria from 2th to 6th November 2015.
The Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry for Health Mr Linus Awute mni declared the meeting open on Monday, the 2nd of November, 2015.
The Theme of the Conference was “Physicians, Politics & Policies of Healthcare in the West African sub region: The Inextricable Web” and the subthemes were:
– The Growing Burden of Non-Communicable Disease in West Africa: Time for Action’
– Containing the Scourge of Ebola/Viral Haemorrhagic Fevers in West Africa’
Over 950 delegates and guests from 12 countries, The Gambia, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, the Republic of Benin, Cote D’Ivoire, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo, South Africa, USA, and UK attended the meeting. Presidents of sister West African Colleges and the National Post Graduate Medical College of Nigeria (NPMCN) also attended. There were also delegates from the Royal College of Physicians London and Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health.

The academic activities of the meeting included the following: 
The Mabayoje College Lecture, titled “One step forward, two or three steps backward: The Laboratory and healthcare concerns in West Africa” by Dr. Femi Ogunbiyi on behalf of the Faculty of Laboratory Medicine.
The Annual College Symposium on “Economy, Politics and Mental health in the West African sub-region.” by the Faculty of Psychiatry.
A symposium on ‘The Growing Burden of Non-Communicable Diseases in West Africa’
A symposium on “Combating the Scourge of Ebola/Viral Haemorrhagic Fevers in West Africa”
Special lectures were presented by delegates from the Royal Colleges on ‘Snake bite in West Africa,’ ‘Liver Cancer in West Africa,’ ‘Subdural haemorrhage in infants’ and ‘Intestinal Enteropathy.’
There were four scientific sessions during which papers on health issues relevant to the sub-region were presented.
Over 200 newly qualified Fellows in the medical specialties of Community Health, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Laboratory Medicine, Paediatrics and Psychiatry were admitted into the College.
Over 250 newly qualified specialists in various Faculties were admitted into the Membership of the College.
Two distinguished scholars – Prof David Allen Warrell and Prof Simon David
Taylor-Robinson from the Royal College of Physicians were admitted into the prestigious honorary Fellowship of the College.

The concerted efforts made by the governments and peoples of West Africa, and global partners in containing the recent Ebola epidemic in the Sub-region are commendable.
The Health Systems in our Sub-region are currently too weak and ill-prepared for emerging infectious disease epidemics
Despite the present containment of the Ebola epidemic, the high case fatality rate, Post-Ebola complications and possibility of re-emergence remain a challenge in the Sub-region
Laboratory practice and healthcare delivery in the Sub-region are negatively impacted by poor funding, conflicting Legislations and Policies resulting in inter-professional disputes.
Non communicable diseases in Africa including Cardiovascular and Respiratory disorders, Cancers, Diabetes Mellitus, Haemoglobinopathies and Road Traffic accidents remain a growing cause of morbidity and mortality in the Sub-region and exert huge economic impact.
There are issues of malnutrition and inappropriate nutrition and vitamin/trace element deficiencies affecting the function of our immune system
The political will to fight tobacco use, excessive alcohol consumption, unhealthy diet and physical inactivity which are factors driving non-communicable diseases in the sub-region is weak.
Resource allocation to mental health services is inadequate to meet the mental health needs of the people of the Sub-region. The politico-economic cost of stigma in mental health patients and professionals is high
Snake bite is a cause of significant morbidity and mortality in some parts of the West African Sub-region, and is made worse by lack of suitable antivenom
Hepatitis B virus infection and its sequelae currently kills more people than HIV/AIDS.

The Governments and peoples of West Africa should be more committed to efforts aimed at preventing conflicts and building strong, resilient, and responsive health systems in the Sub-region.

Recommendations to Governments
Governments need to strengthen leadership, enhance research into prevention and treatment, and institute sustainable and robust early warning systems and emergency preparedness networks for viral haemorrhagic fevers.
The countries of the sub- region should ensure adequate surveillance and promote infection control strategies at all levels in order to prevent the re-emergence of infectious disease epidemics, and at the same time improve on resource mobilization efforts through multi-partner funds.
Governments in the sub-region should continue to promote regional integration in order to achieve health security.
The Governments should review existing health legislations and policies to ensure industrial harmony and efficiency among all cadre of health workers.
Governments need to strengthen health systems and increase political will in reducing the burden of NCDs by implementing multidisciplinary strategies for their prevention, treatment and control, through appropriate legislation and health education.
Governments should channel more resources into improving adult and child mental health and promulgate policies and legislation for the integration of mental health facilities into primary health care in our subregion
Optimizing immunocompetence through adequate nutrition will help to curb the morbidity and mortality due to infectious diseases.
The Governments should establish facilities for local production of effective and affordable regionally relevant anti-snake venom and continue to support health education to reduce the morbidity and mortality of snake bite in the sub-region.

That the West African College of Physicians reaffirms its commitment to:
The promotion of the health of the people of the entire West African sub region through evidence-based human capital development in the health sector.
Collaborate with governments and other stakeholders to prevent the re-emergence of epidemics of Ebola and other infectious diseases by convening an extra ordinary conference to review lessons learnt and define the way forward.
Assist the governments of the sub-region in reducing the growing burden of Non communicable diseases though appropriate preventive strategies.
Provide expert advice to the governments of the sub-region for the building of robust, resilient and responsive health systems.

LASSA FEVER UPDATE: Nurses Must Be Well Protected!!

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Nigerian nurses have been advised to take precautionary measures in protecting themselves and the public from the current Lassa fever outbreak and other infectious diseases in the country.
The chairperson, National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives, FCT Council, Comrade Deborah Yusuf, in a statement said when universal precaution is carried out effectively by nurses, it will reduce or minimise the spread of most infectious diseases through cross infection from patients to nurses or other health care personnel.
“All nurses at the entry point of every health care facility must use a personal protective equipment, that is the use of gloves, eye goggles, gowns, shoes especially on patients that present the signs and symptoms similar to that of Lassa fever, which include: headache, general body malaise, fever, sore throat, pains, cold, rashes, vomiting, diarrhea and bleeding from orifices of the body. Universal precaution should be applied until proven otherwise by the laboratory investigations,” she said.
She said all hands must be on deck to prevent more nurses from losing their lives as many have died while rendering care to patients. Yusuf said in the event of an established case, isolation should be done immediately and the patient will benefit from barrier nursing, adding that nurses are most times at the receiving end as they come into direct contact with the patient’s faeces, urine and other body fluids, as well as secretions from an infected patient.
REFERENCE: Daily Trust News