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Friday, November 28, 2014

Cheers to my Childhood

Cheers to my childhood when Friday was the best day of the week. When I didn’t have to wake up on Saturdays to any chores, cos all I had to do was read comics and story books.  When it was okay that my only future ambition was to become pink ranger (of the Power rangers comic).  To my childhood when I drank pronto beverage and ate 2minutes noodles, a childhood when I woke up to a pot of freshly cooked beans and plantain on Saturdays.  When I did my homework early to gain permission to watch ‘Sledge Hammer’ and ‘Tales by moonlight’.  When computer socks and basket shoes were in trend. When ‘names of noise makers’ were written with cube and square roots.

Lagos Doctors Protest Non-payment of Salary Since July

Tuesday, November 18, 2014


"...she provides food for her household and a portion for her maidservant". To be like The proverbs 31 woman is ever woman's dream. Note, she had help. The need to protect our family influences our gender choices for domestic staff. Most women prefer male domestic staff to protect their partners, and others prefer females to protect their daughters from molestation. What's your gender choice on Domestic staff. Let's talk people. 

The Story of Omotola (A mentally challenged woman), Updates and Relative Tracing. We need you to read this!!!

Omotola like all other teenage girls said she always planned to raise a daughter, but she never planned to do this by roaming the streets of Abaji as a mentally deranged woman for over 6 years. Strapped behind her back or hanging loosely around her arm, her baby always remained with her, even residents of Abaji Local government, a community well over 100km from the heart of the FCT had become accustomed to seeing the duo regularly.

Sometimes they were seen sitting together outside during heavy rainfall, other times simply walking around hand in hand, but most of the time both of them sit in front of the Abaji General Hospital where residents passing by occasionally hand them food or money.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Early Detection of Cancer and Screening

Early detection of cancer 

Early detection of cancer greatly increases the chances for successful treatment. There are two major components of early detection of cancer: education to promote early diagnosis and screening.
Recognizing possible warning signs of cancer and taking prompt action leads to early diagnosis. Increased awareness of possible warning signs of cancer, among physicians, nurses and other health care providers as well as among the general public, can have a great impact on the disease. Some early signs of cancer include lumps, sores that fail to heal, abnormal bleeding, persistent indigestion, and chronic hoarseness. Early diagnosis is particularly relevant for cancers of the breast, cervix, mouth, larynx, colon and rectum, and skin.


Screening refers to the use of simple tests across a healthy population in order to identify individuals who have disease, but do not yet have symptoms. Examples include breast cancer screening using mammography and cervical cancer screening using cytology screening methods, including Pap smears. 

FG to Provide Anti-Retroviral(ARVs) drugs to Private Hospitals (PMTCT)

The FCT Agency for the Control of AIDS (FACA)  has said that  the Federal Government will provide private hospitals with HIV drugs under the Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT) programme.
The Programme Manager, Uche Okoro, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Tuesday that the hospital staff would also be trained on how to capture the data for comprehensive HIV and AIDS services.
“This year, we are looking at 25 percent HIV scale up in private centres; the government will provide  HIV testing kits, drugs, registers and then train their staff on how to capture the data.’’
Okoro said such measure would enhance the PMTCT (Preventing Mother to child transmission) services in the FCT as most pregnant women preferred to access the services offered by private hospitals.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Cancer Prevention... A Must Read

Cancer prevention

At least one-third of all cancer cases are preventable. Prevention offers the most cost-effective long-term strategy for the control of cancer.


Tobacco use is the single greatest avoidable risk factor for cancer mortality worldwide, causing an estimated 22% of cancer deaths per year. In 2004, 1.6 million of the 7.4 million cancer deaths were due to tobacco use.
Tobacco smoking causes many types of cancer, including cancers of the lung, oesophagus, larynx (voice box), mouth, throat, kidney, bladder, pancreas, stomach and cervix. About 70% of the lung cancer burden can be attributed to smoking alone. Second-hand smoke (SHS), also known as environmental tobacco smoke, has been proven to cause lung cancer in nonsmoking adults. Smokeless tobacco (also called oral tobacco, chewing tobacco or snuff) causes oral, oesophageal and pancreatic cancer.