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World Malaria Day: The Melodious Mosquito and the Malady of Malaria

World Malaria Day: The Melodious Mosquito and the Malady of Malaria

Category: Medical and Health Journalism Posted: April 25, 2022

Ibraheem Olasunkanmi Qoseem,
Ilorin
 
In malaria endemic regions such as African, the presence of mosquitoes is a common sight just as the irritating sound which they make when scavenging for a blood meal. The sound has been sarcastically described as melodious by those whose sleep has been murdered frequently by tiny insect.
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NYSC Flags Off National Sanitation Day In Ayegbami Community, Kwara State

NYSC Flags Off National Sanitation Day In Ayegbami Community, Kwara State

Category: Medical and Health Journalism Posted: April 24, 2022

 Ibraheem Olasunkanmi Qoseem,
Ilorin
 
On Saturday, 23rd, April 2022, not less than two hundred youth corps members, including Coordinators and Local Government Inspectors of National Youth Service Corps in Kwara state were at Ayegbami Community in Ilorin East Local Government to mark the National Sanitation Day.More

A Credible Regimen for Resolving Vaccine-Induced Coagulation Crisis

A Credible Regimen for Resolving Vaccine-Induced Coagulation Crisis

Category: Medical and Health Journalism Posted: April 11, 2022

Solomon Chollom,
Lead Correspondent

In the wake of the roll out of vaccines against SARS Cov-2 virus, the world ran into unexpected crisis when reported cases of coagulation disorders among recipients of SARS Cov-2 vaccines emanated. This threw spanners into the works as global vaccines effort was on the brink of collapseMore

Our Planet, Our Health

Our Planet, Our Health

Category: Medical and Health Journalism Posted: April 9, 2022

Ibraheem Olasunkanmi Qoseem,
Ilorin

 
Since the creation of man, the appreciation of health and illness has evolved. Our ancestors experienced both conditions, and so much has changed between our definition and experience of wellness from what it was.
 
Access to, and affordability of health services, cases of emergence and re-emergence of diseases have escalated rates of mortality and morbidity on the planet more sophisticatedly than it was in days of yore. What has happened to our planet? Where did we go wrong? What were they doing differently? These are questions that should bug our minds.
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Albinism: The Allies and the Alibis

Albinism: The Allies and the Alibis

Category: Medical and Health Journalism Posted: March 27, 2022

Ibraheem Olasunkanmi Qoseem,
Ilorin
 

What happens when you see an albino? Do you connect seamlessly or you grow goose pimples and get covered by the aura of superiority? If you react awkwardly towards them, then it gives you away as an alibi of albinism. If you accept them as part of society, then you are the ally we are looking for.
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Create Directorate of Medical Lab Services in Kwara State - AMLSN

Create Directorate of Medical Lab Services in Kwara State - AMLSN

Category: Medical and Health Journalism Posted: March 16, 2022

Ibraheem Olasunkanmi Qoseem,
Ilorin

 
The Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists of Nigeria (AMLSN), Kwara State Branch on Tuesday, 15th March 2022, called on the state government to create the Directorate of Medical Laboratory Services in the state. The clarion call was made by the Branch Chairman of the Association in the state, Mr Kola Ogunwale, during the Annual Scientific Conference of the Association which held at the Kwara Hotel, Ilorin.
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COVID 19: Nigeria’s Response Stunted by Low Testing Rate, Buoyed by Low Case Fatality Ratio

COVID 19: Nigeria’s Response Stunted by Low Testing Rate, Buoyed by Low Case Fatality Ratio

Category: Medical and Health Journalism Posted: March 13, 2022

Dr. Solomon Chollom,
Lead Correspondent

Two years after the detection of the first case of SARS-Cov2 virus in Nigeria on 27th February 2020, the country has gone ahead to test about 4.5million people, and confirming the virus in 254, 945 of them. Sadly, 3, 142 of those infected with the virus have died according to data published on NCDC Microsite on 13th March, 2022.
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AMLSN Kwara State Branch Holds Annual Scientific Conference

AMLSN Kwara State Branch Holds Annual Scientific Conference

Category: Medical and Health Journalism Posted: March 12, 2022

Ibraheem Olasunkanmi Qoseem,
Ilorin
 
All is set for Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists (AMLSN) Kwara State branch to host the largest gathering of medical laboratory scientists as it begins an annual scientific conference.
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​World Kidney Day: Simple Steps to Avoid Kidney Diseases

​World Kidney Day: Simple Steps to Avoid Kidney Diseases

Category: Medical and Health Journalism Posted: March 10, 2022

By Chibueze Obi-George,
Portharcourt
 

World Kidney Day is marked on 10th of March every year. It is a global campaign aimed at raising awareness on the importance of our kidneys. Kidneys play a huge role in maintaining fluid and electrolyte balance in the body through the process of urine formation and voiding of same. Failure to form and void urine normally, leads to saturation of our body with toxic chemicals and more than enough fluid thus expanding volumes and sizes of organs and ultimately impair normal body functions.
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Scientists Generate Local Evidence of Immune Response To AstraZeneca Vaccine In Healthcare Workers

Scientists Generate Local Evidence of Immune Response To AstraZeneca Vaccine In Healthcare Workers

Category: Medical and Health Journalism Posted: March 10, 2022

Precious Sylvanus, Enugu
&
Alaga Firdaws Oriade, Ondo City
 

Research findings emanating from Bangladesh have revealed that people previously infected with SARS- Cov2 virus have better immune response from two shots of Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine than those who were never exposed to the virus previously.
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