Consumer council alerts Nigerians on ‘sniper-treated beans’

The Consumer Protection Council (CPC) has warned Nigerians on the dangers of not parboiling their beans extensively before consumption. The director general, Babatunde Irukera, said the warning became necessary after the agency received information that has already gone viral on reported use of sniper chemical by retailers to preserve beans. Mr Irukera’s warning was contained […]

SUDDEN DEATH* (Venous Thrombo Embolism)

A man admitted into hospital following a road traffic accident appeared to be making an excellent recovery. He was well-known locally and was chatting heartily with visitors one afternoon but by dusk he had died suddenly. I observed this as a medical student and was shocked. I have since encountered similar cases involving relatives and […]

Lagos Births Social Health Insurance Scheme

Martins Ifijeh The Lagos State Health Scheme (LSHS), a state-wide health insurance scheme has been launched by the government to ensure that all residents of the state have access to quality, affordable health care services. The scheme covers treatment of common adult and childhood ailments, maternal and child services, preventive healthcare services, selected non-communicable diseases […]

Health stories in the news last week

100,000 Nigerian children suffer cerebral malaria yearly More than 100,000 Nigerian children suffer from cerebral malaria annually, a medical practitioner, Samuel Oyo, said. Mr Oyo said the disease which is caused by the female mosquito can lead to other sickness if not promptly treated and advised prompt treatment to avoid other complications. He explained that […]