The Environmental Health Officers Registration Council of Nigeria (EHORCON) on Monday said only practicing environmental health provider should handle chemicals used for residential fumigation.
Mr Cyril Akinyele, the Public Relations Officer of the council, gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Monday said the number of avoidable deaths from lifestyle-related diseases such as diabetes climbed to 16 million in 2012 and urged governments to reverse the trend.
The UN health agency said in the latest available global data that the number had risen from 14.6 million people who died under the age of 70 from non-communicable diseases in the year 2000.
Mr Ebenezer Adeleye, the Programme Coordinator, Sickle Cell Foundation Nigeria (SCFN), Idi-Araba, has called for intensive indigenous research into Sickle Cell Disorder (SCD) to mitigate the burden of the disease.
Adeleye, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Lagos, said that Nigeria still carried the highest burden of the disease in the world.
Hospitals are places to be for several reasons. First, the only patients hospitalized are those who are very sick, those who need surgery that can’t be performed in an outpatient facility, or those who have severe injuries.
In all cases, these patients are at risk infections, called “nosocomial” infections, because their immunity is compromised, or because they have open wounds. The only way to protect oneself or a loved one from being infected is to know how to prevent hospital infections.
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In relation to health there are things that seem to be odd but the results that they provide have impeccable benefits. People throughout the centuries have discovered things that can be considered crazy and many may shun away from trying them. The funny thing about this is that they are beneficial to your health. The following are some of the seven weird health tip that work perfectly despite how crazy they may actually seem.
The National Agency for Food, Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) said it has intensified surveillance across Nigeria to check the unwholesome activities of counterfeiters and importers of unregistered products.
Speaking at a news conference in Lagos on Monday, Director-General of NAFDAC, Dr. Paul Orhii said the agency’s increased surveillances have led to several interceptions and seizures of large containers and arrest of suspects involved in forgery of NAFDAC documents and the operation of illegal production facilities.
A consultant dermatologist, Dr. Olanrewaju Falodun, has said not all cases of hair loss were caused by some disease conditions.
Falodun, a consultant at the National Hospital, Abuja, who said this recently in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja, explained that that genetic and age considerations were causative factors.
He said both males and females could be susceptible to mild but normal reduction of hair in their 30s and 40s.
General Manager, Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA), Mr. Adebola Shabi, has said noise could be harmful if it exceeded specified national and state standards.
He told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that noise could be an unwanted or unpleasant sounds or a sound that was valueless to others.
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Have you observed how some people keep looking young and ageless despite their age? And there are other people who tend to look older than they really are. Ageing is natural, but looking aged isn’t essentially so. The ageing process cannot be stopped but can be delayed. The rate at which we age, or appear to age, is heavily dependent on our lifestyle. Here is the secret, or part of it.
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As Nigeria continues its quest to become one of the twenty leading economies by 2020, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has revealed that one out of every three adults worldwide has high blood pressure, a development that has become a public health issue and threatens the nation’s economy.
While this disease condition has assumed an epidemic dimension, there is an enormous financial burden associated with the disease as treatment of hypertension requires an investment over many years to ensure disease-free years among those affected.