Expert raises alarm over rising incidence of diabetes in children

Associate Professor of Medicine, College of Health Science, University of Abuja, Dr. Felicia Anuma, has advised parents and guardians to reduce children’s consumption of junk foods and sweets. Speaking on a television programme monitored in Lagos on 2013 World Diabetes Day, the expert in diabetes and endocrinology revealed that a project carried out in 24 schools…

Health expert urges decisions on family issues

The Advocacy Advisor, Nigeria Urban Reproductive Health Initiative (NURHI), Ibeawuchi Charity has stated that the World AIDS Day presents the opportunity for everyone to be informed and make voluntary and informed decisions about family life issues, including family planning. Speaking on the theme for World AIDS Day 2013: ‘Getting to Zero: Shared Responsibility and Strengthening Results for an AIDS…

Airlines loss $10b yearly to accidents, incidents

The global loses arising from accidents and incidents in the aviation industry have been estimated at about $10 billion or N1.6 trillion. The figure is believed to be much more, because many of such accidents and incidents are not reported, particularly across Africa. Quoting figures from the International Air Transport Association (IATA), Alhamdu Haruna, quality control…

Nigerian pharmacist unveils strategies to tame Malaria

Nigerian pharmacist, Livy- Elcon Emereonye, has unveiled a catalogue of strategies that could help Nigeria and Africa effectively tame the menace of malaria. In a book titled ‘Malaria War-the winning strategies’ unveiled last week, Emereonye articulated strings of available strategies that, if effectively harnessed, could swiftly reduce the incidence of malaria in endemic countries. The pharmacist…