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Why it is dangerous to give your child medicine without prescription

In this part of the world, it is common for parents both educated and illiterates to begin administering drugs to their children few days after birth which is against the conventional medical practice. Most of these drugs according to findings are usually not prescribed by paediatricians or qualified pharmacists. As gathered, the habit of using drugs for children right from ...

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Tramadol is dangerous if used for delayed ejaculation – Consultant Pharmacist

A Consultant Pharmacist, Dr Clever Okeke has warned that the use of Tramadol to get high or for delayed ejaculation could lead to depression and irrational behaviour. Okeke told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Monday that some youths and adults use Tramadol when they want to feel `high’ or achieve delayed ejaculation. According to him, even ...

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Vagina ring that provides secret HIV protection for women with cheating partners

Women in Malawi have adopted a secret preventive measure against HIV infection from their partners who they suspect of cheating or who refuse to wear a condom. A silicon ring is inserted into the vagina which secretes an antiretroviral drug that prevents the virus from being contracted. A similar size to the contraceptive diaphragm, the device – that fits high ...

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World’s first smart condom detects STIs, rates men’s performance

A British company has released the first pictures of a ‘smart condom’ which collects very intimate data about the sex life of anyone brave enough to wear it. The device is called the i.Con and can detect sexually transmitted infections as well as sending data about a sex session straight to the wearer’s smartphone. British Condoms said its ‘revolutionary wearable ...

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Be Responsible In The Use Of Antibiotics— Pharmacists Advise

The Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana (PSGH) has called for the responsible use of antibiotics in view of the alarming increase in the development of resistance by disease-causing microorganisms to previously potent antibiotics. A statement signed by Mr Ben K. Botwe, the President of PSGH, and copied to the GNA said the rapid increase in antibiotic resistance had given rise to ...

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Foods for healthier vagina, better sex life

Sydney nutritionist Lyndi Cohen has revealed the foods women should eat that are beneficial for their vaginas. The report was published in Daily Mail UK Online. From Greek yoghurt and salmon to green tea and garlic, these are some of the nutritional – and surprising – foods we should be adding to our diet. “It’s all about our organs,” she ...

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Self-medication; a silent killer

For several reasons, self-medication has become the order of the day in Nigeria. Everybody is now a doctor or pharmacist in every nook and cranny of the country. This trend, however, is not peculiar to Nigeria. Research has shown that self-medication is also rampant in most developing countries where the economy is not good and the government does not provide ...

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Paracetamol in pregnancy could double child’s risk of attention deficit disorder

Women who use a lot of the common pain reliever acetaminophen during pregnancy may be more likely to have children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) than those who don’t use the drug, a Norwegian study suggests. Researchers analyzed data on almost 113,000 children and their parents, including 2,246 kids who were diagnosed with ADHD. Almost half of the mothers ...

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Antibiotic resistance and public awareness!!! By Pharm. Ibrahim Aminu Shehu

Antibiotic resistance and public awareness!!! By Pharm. Ibrahim Aminu Shehu ibrahimaminushehu@gmail.com +2347063431873 29th Sept. 2017. In simple term antibiotic resistance; refers to the failure of antibiotic drugs in respond to bacterial infections such as Tuberculosis, Malaria, Typhoid, Cholera, leprosy, pneumonia etc. It occurs when bacteria change in a way that reduces the effectiveness of drugs, chemicals, or other agents designed ...

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Monkeypox hits Bayelsa, medical doctor, 10 others quarantined

Fear has gripped the residents of Bayelsa State as a deadly viral epidemic known as “monkeypox” has broken out in the state. According to the World Health Organisation, monkeypox is a rare disease that occurs primarily in remote parts of Central and West Africa, near tropical rainforests. The monkeypox virus can cause a fatal illness in humans and, although it ...

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