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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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Guess The Most Unhealthy Country In The World

No, it’s not Nigeria, or anywhere in Africa as a matter of fact. The Czech Republic has been named the least healthy country in the world, according to a new research conducted by Clinic Compare. The clinic comparison website used three key factors to rank countries: alcohol consumption, tobacco consumption and the prevalence of obesity, using information gathered by the ...

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Over 100 million Nigerians can’t afford treatment in hospitals – Dogara

• Reps vow to expose NHIS saboteurs The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Yakubu Dogara, has said that over 100 million Nigerians cannot afford to pay bills for treatment of illnesses in public health facilities.Dogara spoke while declaring open an investigative hearing by the House of Representatives committee probing into the compliance rate of Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs) ...

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Drinking at early age raises death risk by 47%

*Strokes may cause increased preference for alcohol, researchers find Getting drunk before your 15th birthday nearly doubles your risk of an early death, new research reveals. Those who get inebriated at a young age are 47 percent more likely to die prematurely, a study found. Researchers believe early drinking may increase a person’s risk of suffering a life-threatening alcohol abuse ...

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Bitter melon tops herbal remedies for diabetes

Researchers have identified functional foods and phytonutrients that could be effectively used to manage diabetes.Top on the list, according to the report published in the book entitled, “Food as Medicine: Functional Food Plants of Africa,” and journal Current Pharmacology Reports, are: bitter melon; Aloe vera; bitter kola; bitter leaf; clove oil; coconut oil; garlic; ginger; black pepper (utazi in Ibo); ...

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Maggi to reduce salt content

Beverages giant, Nestle, has unfolded plans to improve on the nutritional strength of its products, including the popular brand, Maggi. It says Maggi is on a mission to support home cooks with healthier and tastier choices, by simplifying ingredients lists, reducing salt and increasing micronutrient fortification. This is part of the commitments unveiled at the end of a conference it ...

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When a fly lands on your food, throw it away!

Flies are pests, literally. The big ones buzz around noisily and disturb everyone. Big and small, flies are bad news, health-wise. And that is why, ideally, when a fly lands on your food, the best bet is to throw the food away, especially if it is to be eaten cold. ‘Why?’ You may ask. Here are the reasons: • Experts ...

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Prevention of typhoid fever

Recently, there has been a lot of public outcry over repeated cases of misdiagnosis of typhoid fever. Nigerians deserve to know what this disease is all about; how it can be detected, treated and prevented. Typhoid fever is an acute illness associated with fever caused by the Salmonella typhi bacteria. It can also be caused by Salmonella paratyphi, a related ...

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Read Mercy Obiakors Story Of How She Ventured Into Making Cocktails and Mocktails #BeyondPharmacy

I have always known from pharmacy school that I will build a brand (not pharmacy related) I had tried several businesses interior decoration, fashion, cobbler, DJ, to mention a few. I did not go far with them because I lacked passion for them, but food and drinks I have loved so I decided to start in 2015. I had resigned ...

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