By: on March 26, 2019
Tucked inside a vast residential area in the Jabi district of Abuja, the capital city of Nigeria, the first officially registered medical clinic in this West African country offers integrative medicine to local patients, incorporating traditional Chinese medicine, U.S. alternative medicine and Western medicine. The health facility, named the Eastern and Western Hospital, was founded by a Chinese couple in 2017 to provide adequate solutions to people’s health problems by embracing Eastern and ...
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By: on March 16, 2019
Chikwe Ihekweazu tried to steel himself as he surveyed people writhing in pain beneath ramshackle tents in the deserts of northern Nigeria. A deadly epidemic of meningitis had swept through the region in 2017, debilitating so many people that clinics had run out of space. The tragic scene laid bare the challenges ahead for Ihekweazu, who had just been appointed director of the nation’s first agency tasked with tracking and responding to outbreaks, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC)...
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By: on March 16, 2019
The South-south geopolitical zone has the highest HIV prevalence among adults age 15 to 64 years in the country with 3.1 percent, while the Northwest had the lowest prevalence rate with 0.6 percent. This was disclosed by the Director General of the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) Dr Sani Aliyu during the formal unveiling of the findings by President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday in Abuja. ...
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By: on March 7, 2019
Nigeria's medical brain drain Each week, at least 12 Nigerian doctors are employed in the United Kingdom. More than 4,000 are already practicing in the United States, while Canada continues to attract medical professionals from Africa’s most populous nation. But there are no full-time specialists at most Nigerian public hospitals. They are largely staffed by retired nurses, community health officers, and new doctors with little clinical experience. More than half of the doctors remainin...
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By: on August 17, 2016
Brazilian hair treatments offer silky smooth results, but could be toxic for your health. Find out what the risks are I’ve been curious about them, too, ever since I saw the silky results on a friend with thick, bushy, frizzy hair. She told me: ‘This has changed my life! It got rid of the frizz, and my hair looks and feels amazing.’ Brazilian-style treatments’sometimes called keratin smoothing treatments’are sweeping salons. They react with hair’s keratin to make its outer layer ...
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