Health

Stop using tissue paper as sanitary pads, expert warns [READ MORE]

  Bamidele Iwalokun, a medical researcher, says the use of tissue paper as sanitary pads could lead to severe health complications. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that Iwalokun, who is the head, Immunology and Vaccinology Research Department, Nigerian Institute of Medical Research (NIMR), Yaba, sounded this warning in an interview with NAN on Thursday. “The habit of using tissue paper in form of sanitary pads is a poor hygiene practice on the part of any woman,” he said. [READ ALSO] REVEALED! How To Avoid Sudden Death at Night – Doctor [A MUST READ] “Because no health policy has supported the use of tissue paper as sanitary pad, so it’s bad behaviour and [Read]

REVEALED! How To Avoid Sudden Death at Night – Doctor [A MUST READ]

  Yes! YOU CAN AVOID IT… NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that for those who get up at night to check the house or urinate. Each individual must take note of three and a half minutes. Often this happens: a person who still looks healthy has died at night. We often hear stories of people saying: “Yesterday, I was chatting with him, why did he die suddenly? The reason is that when you get up at night to go to the bathroom, it is often done in a hurry. We immediately stop and the brain does not have blood flow. Why are ‘three 1/2 minutes’ very important? In the middle of [Read]

Vice President Osinbanjo donates N1million to ailing actor, Baba Suwe [READ MORE]

  THE VICE PRESIDENT OF NIGERIA, YEMI OSINBAJO ON WEDNESDAY, GAVE THE SUM OF N1 MILLION TO VETERAN ACTOR, BABATUNDE OMIDINA, BETTER KNOWN AS BABA SUWE. Osinbajo made the donation through the Office of the Youth Organising Secretary, APC Lagos, Aregbe Idriswho was also in the company of popular Nollywood actress, Remi Surutu and other musical acts. The donation was made as a kind gesture supporting the treatment of the comic actor who is reportedly battling with diabetes amongst other ailments. While making the donation, the vice president offered prayers of quick recovery and further urged well-meaning Nigerians to lend their support to the actor.   [Read]

AHF to distribute 600,000 free condoms in Nigeria [READ MORE]

  IN A BID TO PROMOTE THE PREVENTION OF STIS, HIV AND UNWANTED PREGNANCIES, AIDS HEALTHCARE FOUNDATION (AHF) HAS DISCLOSED PLANS TO DISTRIBUTE ABOUT 600,000 CONDOMS FOR FREE IN NIGERIA. AHF, Country Program Director, Dr. Echey Ijezie in a statement issued yesterday in Abuja, disclosed that the foundation will also embark on safer sex awareness events and activities in Abuja, Benue, Kogi, Nasarawa, Anambra and Cross River states. Ijezie noted that the Nigerian National Condom Strategy which emphasised a deficit of 564 million condoms annually must be met to achieve 90 percent condom coverage in the country. While observing that abstinence from sex, for those who can, remains very effective [Read]

LIFESTYLE: Regular Breast Sucking By Men, Infants Prevents Cancer, Increases Immunity – Doctor

  The Woman’s breasts are filled with hyper-sensitive nerve endings that get stimulated when touched, sucked or licked. Men love to suck the breast just as women love their breast to be stimulated. But some men avoid a woman’s breast as soon as she gets pregnant because they believe the breast milk is harmful to Adults. BUT CAN AN ADULT ALSO TAKE BREAST MILK? YES… Breast milk is quite beneficial for adults too… It increases an adult immunity as it does in children. BENEFITS TO THE WOMAN: It helps to balance the cardiovascular system. If a woman breast is sucked for a long period of time, it increases the heart [Read]

40 million Nigerians suffering from mental disorders – Nigerian government

The Nigerian government has disclosed that an estimated 40 million Nigerians, are believed to be suffering from mental disorders. Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Health, Abdulaziz Mashi Abdullahi, who blamed the country’s high burden of mental disorders to inadequate attention paid to mental illnesses, misconceptions and lack of awareness on the part of the Nigerian public, added that more people will be disabled by psychological challenges than complications arising from HIV/AIDS, heart disease, accidents, and wars combined by the year 2020. Speaking on Monday at the ongoing mental health action committee and stakeholders workshop in Abuja, Abdulaziz said; “In Nigeria, an estimated 20%–30% of our populations are believed to suffer [Read]

Ex-gov Orji Kalu Reportedly Goes into Coma, hospitalized in Germany for an undisclosed Ailment – READ MORE

  A former Governor of Abia State and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress , Dr Orji Uzor Kalu, has been hospitalised in Germany. Kalu’s media aide, Kunle Oyewunmi, said in a statement on Friday that the ex- governor flew to Germany last Monday for “ a major surgery ” to address “an undisclosed and life -threatening ailment .” NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that he was said to have flown aboard a Lufthansa aircraft , accompanied by his wife, Ifunanya. Oyewunmi said upon arrival in Germany, Kalu was on Tuesday rushed in an ambulance to Helios Klinik, Wiesbaden , Germany , where he was immediately wheeled into the surgical theatre [Read]

Lack of regular sex can lead to job loss — Therapist READ MORE

  A sex therapist and consultant psychiatrist, Tomi Imarah, says not having sex regularly, being part of a balanced diet, can make one to lose job. Imarah, who runs an online Mental Health Counselling Service, called “Dr Tomi’s Haven’’, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Thursday in Lagos. According to her, sex is part of a balanced diet, reflecting how essential it is to overall health and wellbeing. “With regards to the impact of sex on job performance, I will prefer an emphasis on sex in marriage; frequent unmet expectations stir frustrations and resentment, leaving you distracted at a subconscious level. “Sex boosts [Read]

BOOM! Nigerians use over 400 million condoms yearly, says Society for Family Health – READ MORE

  A couple of weeks ago, the Internet was agog with the news that Nigerians use about 400 million condoms per annum. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that this came to light when the Managing of Director, Society for Family Health Nigeria, by Sir Bright Ekweremadu unveiled the brand new Flex condom. While many of the remarks by Nigerians simply suggested that it was outrageous, only few shared our perspective that it was actually, insufficient. READ ALSO: SHOCKING: School Girls Expelled For Failing Pregnancy Tests To further enlighten Nigerians, we have taken into consideration a number of factors; the Nigerian population, percentage of sexually active Nigerians and percentage of male condoms used [Read]

‘We Are Not Aware That Our Men Accompanied Suspended NHIS Boss’ – Police

  The police say they are not aware that some officers accompanied Usman Yusuf, executive secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), to office on Monday. Yusuf was suspended by the NHIS governing board last week, but he had argued that his suspension was illegal and that he would resume office nonetheless. He had said only President Muhammadu Buhari the power to suspend him. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that On Monday, policemen numbering over 30 arrived at the NHIS office in the Utako area of Abuja, amid a lockdown by workers who attempted to prevent Yusuf from entering the premises. After firing teargas at the protesting workers, the policemen [Read]

SHOCKING: Nigerian Woman Becomes Africa’s Oldest IVF Mum, Delivers Baby Boy At 67yrs – READ MORE

  NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that a Nigerian woman, Mrs Ajibola Otunbusin delivered a bouncing baby boy at 67yrs, breaking all kinds of records in the process. Not only has she become the oldest Nigerian woman to give birth through IVF (in-vitro fertilization), she is also the oldest African in recorded history to give birth to a baby, and the 2nd oldest mum in the world.   The elated mother and her husband Professor Otunbusin were beside themselves with joy. She had undergone the IVF procedure at the St Ives IVF&Fertility center. With her successful conception and delivery she becomes the latest in a long line of women who have [Read]

GIST: Man Gets jail term For Deliberately Infecting His Two Girlfriends With HIV 

  NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that a Ghanaian man who deliberately infected two girlfriends with HIV was jailed for five years in the United Kingdom. The 23-year-old slept with two women after being diagnosed as HIV positive and refused any help from doctors or to take any drugs to suppress the virus. Japhet Osei wooed and bedded two teenagers without telling them about his condition, a judge was told. He did not use any protection with a 17-year-old girl and encouraged a cautious second victim into having sex without a condom because she was his girlfriend. Osei even lied that a sexual health clinic check-up had found he was clean [Read]

SHOCKING: 2.7 Million Nigerian Women Perform Abortion In 2018 — Expert

  A Public Health Scientist, Mrs Suzanne Bell on Thursday said the abortion rate by women of reproductive age in Nigeria has risen between 1.8 and 2.7 million. Bell, who made the disclosure at a dissemination exercise of the Performance Monitoring and Accountability 2020 (PMA 2020) in Abuja, said that the rise was as a result of unintended pregnancies. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the event with the theme, “Measuring Performance, Informing Policy and Empowering Communities’’ was a collaboration of the Centre for Research Evaluation, Resources and Development ( CRERD) and the Bayero University, Kano. According to Bell, majority of these abortions were considered unsafe, hence the need for increased [Read]

FOREIGN: South Africans Now Withdraw Their Medicines Through ATMS (Photos) SEE FULL GIST HERE >>>

South Africans can now withdraw their medicines through ATM machines. Patients in South Africa who suffer chronic illnesses like HIV/AIDS, Diabetes and TB no longer need to stand in long queues to wait for medicines. Alexandra township in northern Johannesburg, is the recipient of Africa’s first ATM pharmacy. The Pharmacy dispensing unit was launched by Gauteng Health MEC Gwendoline Malegwale Ramokgopa. [Read]

GIST: Shocking! 85% of mad people in Nigeria are youths – Psychiatrist Taiwo Sheikh SEE FULL GIST HERE >>>

The President of the Association of Psychiatrists in Nigeria (APN), Dr Taiwo Sheikh, has revealed that 85% of mad people in Nigeria are youths within the age bracket of 18-38. This he stated was according to a recent study. The psychiatrist in a recent interview with Daily Independent, said the major cause of mental challenge in Nigeria has gone beyond drug abuse as the youths now inhale lizard faeces as well to get high. According to him, Our young men are sniffing lizard faeces, they are putting their noses into pit toilets to inhale things from there and they are also smoking match sticks. It is now beyond the abuse [Read]