In order to view this page you need Flash Player 9+ support!

Get Adobe Flash player

HEALTH

Your sleeping position and your image

What might you be revealing in your sleep without saying a word?

Epilepsy: Persons in seizure can choke on drugs, concoctions

•R-L: Director Registration and Regulation, Mrs. Monica Eimuneze  with Director General NAFDAC  Dr. Paul Orhii,  NAAFDAC Director, Laboratory Services, Mrs. Stella Denloye and Deputy Director, Registration, NAFDAC Mrs. Alabi Ololade, during  NAFDAC workshop on Guidelines and Guidance document for the Registration of Biosimilars in Nigeria held in Lagos on Monday. This article was prompted by three stories. A man came off an Okada bike in Lagos. He then started having a seizure where upon some people got sticks and stones and started beating him up because, according to them, he must have offended the gods.

Avoid eating too much during festivals

DO you know that eating just one extra cookie every day during the  holiday or festival season could cause you to gain one pound? That may not sound like much, but 10 years from now, you would weigh ten pounds more than you do right now -- that is, if you keep the rest of your diet the same. Many people gain four to five pounds this time of year because of the temptation of delicious treats and extravagant dinners.

Managing diabetes: 10 common myths busted

Managing diabetes: 10 common
myths bustedWHEN it comes to managing diabetes, you know the rules: Watch carbs, not fat. Avoid cookies, unless they’re sugar-free. But what about eating white foods, fruit or snacking?
And does fat matter when choosing what to eat? What you may think of as diabetes facts could actually be wrong. We bust 10 of the most common myths...

Suicide bombing: ‘Designate Igbobi Orthopaedic Hospital burns centre’

L-R: Dr. Francis Faduyile, chairman, Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Lagos State Branch, Igbinoba, Dr. S.U. Eyesan, chairman of the occasion and associate professor/head of department, Surgery Department, Bowen University and S.A.A. Gbadegesin, Head of Spine, NOHIL at the AGM/ 2012 Scientific Conference of Igbobi-ARD, which held in Igbobi- Lagos last week.Worried about insecurity, especially the spate of bomb blasts in the country, the immediate past President of the Association of Resident Doctors (ARD), National Orthopaedic Hospital Igbobi, (Igbobi-ARD) Branch, Dr. Bright Igbinoba has thrown his weight behind using the National Orthopaedic Hospital Igbobi - Lagos (NOHIL) as a Burns Centre.

Smoking, diabetes increase risk of cleft/palate deformities

•Bright Joseph, one of the beneficiaries of the surgical intervention in Lagos last week.The Lagos State Government last week concluded  the latest batch of free corrective surgical intervention programme known as Free Cleft Lip and Palate Corrective Surgery Programme for 14 beneficiaries. The event is an opportunity to highlight how mothers can prevent  cleft lip and palate deformities, which cause stigma for affected persons.