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Infertility: Identifying the Stressors and the Stress Busters in Marriage

Infertility: Identifying the Stressors and the Stress Busters in Marriage

Category: Medical and Health Journalism Posted: November 12, 2020

Peter Olamojin RN
Lagos

Infertility causes emotional stress to an individual and distorts relationships—most especially, romantic ones. When conception is delayed, tension or conflict most often ensues. This is because child bearing is seen by many as the essence of marital union. When that is challenged by infertility, the serenity and balance of the union is affected and in extreme cases, the damage caused is irreparable.…More

AMLSN Elections: Aspirants Lay Out Blueprints at Elections Debate

AMLSN Elections: Aspirants Lay Out Blueprints at Elections Debate

Category: Medical and Health Journalism Posted: November 10, 2020

Dr Solomon Chollom
Jos

It was a match of intellect, an exhibition of oratory and an audition of strategy on Monday, 9th November, 2020 when aspirants for the positions of National Publicity Secretary and those vying for the position of National Secretary of the Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists of Nigeria (AMLSN) were hosted for a virtual election debate.…More

Child Mental Health; An Urgent Priority

Child Mental Health; An Urgent Priority

Category: Medical and Health Journalism Posted: November 10, 2020

Chibueze Obi-George,
Enugu.

The emotional wellbeing of children is just as important as their physical health. Mental health problems affect about 1 in 10 children and young people. They include depression, anxiety and conduct disorder, and are often a direct response to what is happening in their lives.More

The Attitude That Heals; A Health Worker's Duty

The Attitude That Heals; A Health Worker's Duty

Category: Medical and Health Journalism Posted: November 6, 2020

Molade James
Ile-Ife

Medical science seems to have a center that is burdened with knowledge. The knowledge of the human body, its pathology, responses to foreign bodies and systemic diseases to mention a few. This compulsion to know often becloud the mind of an average health worker and the blindness of attitude becomes the new abnormal in this world of knowledge.…More

Anticipated Second Wave of COVID-19: Nigeria Must Not be Caught Napping

Anticipated Second Wave of COVID-19: Nigeria Must Not be Caught Napping

Category: Medical and Health Journalism Posted: November 5, 2020

Rex Ikede,
Jos.

With the increasing number of positive COVID-19 cases in parts of the world and the resumption of international travels by the Nigerian authorities, there is need to raise concern over a possible spike in cases due to possible importation of the virus into the country…More

Breaking The Silence As AMLSN Elects New Leaders

Breaking The Silence As AMLSN Elects New Leaders

Category: Medical and Health Journalism Posted: November 4, 2020

Benard Solomon
Ilorin

The political space of the Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists of Nigeria (AMLSN) has been agog with heightened and frightening activities in recent times as a prelude to the controversial and first triennial delegate conference of the Association, birthed in Nigeria fortuitously in 1964.…More

The Failing and Ailing Systems

The Failing and Ailing Systems

Category: Medical and Health Journalism Posted: November 4, 2020

They say education is key. Yet those who earn the highest salaries and live the best of lives, mostly have barely an education. Some of them have not seen the four walls of a class room, yet they wield unimaginable powers…More

Health and Social Issues Relating to Data and Women in Nigeria

Health and Social Issues Relating to Data and Women in Nigeria

Category: Medical and Health Journalism Posted: November 3, 2020

Joseph Ufot,
Abuja

Two distinguished experts Charles Chinweike Onukwue, a humanitarian and a public health scientist with the University of Agriculture, Umudike, Abia state and Taofik Olatunji Bankole, a consultant data analyst and a research associate with Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ife, Osun state bare their minds on ssues around data, women and social issues including health with our correspondent Joseph Ufot in Abuja. Enjoy the interview…More

COVID-19 Vaccine: A Reality Check on Projected Availability Timelines

COVID-19 Vaccine: A Reality Check on Projected Availability Timelines

Category: Medical and Health Journalism Posted: November 2, 2020

 Bobmanuel C. Echeonwu,
Jos

Since the declaration of COVID–19 as a global pandemic and the realization that the most tenable panacea to the pandemic would be a vaccine, there have been frantic global efforts in the race to produceglobally acceptable efficacious and safe COVID–19 vaccines. Several ambitious timelines have since been projected for the availability of such vaccines by many reputable biomedical and pharmaceutical organizations, some of which had estimated that as early as September 2020, there should be vaccines on the global market or available for free in certain locations across the globe. Perhaps it is time for us all to pause and have a reality check on how soon we expect to be vaccinated against SARS-CoV-2 infection.…More

Top Technological Advancement in Healthcare

Top Technological Advancement in Healthcare

Category: Medical and Health Journalism Posted: October 27, 2020

Nelson Igbokwe,
Port Harcourt

Technology has a profound impact on this global era. The advancement of many careers and businesses are facilitated by applicable technological innovations. In the sphere of medical practice, technology has introduced cutting-edge innovations that have swept health professionals and patients off their feet. This ranges from the simple glucometers to the more complex robotic systems which have collectively made medical practice and patient healthcare a whole lot easier.…More

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