Inspirations Blog https://inspirations.com.ng/ Blog posts for Inspirations en-gb vinalask3@gmail.com Copyright 2021 World Sickle Cell Day: Expert Advocates for Free Genotype Screening at Birth https://inspirations.com.ng/blog/2021/06/world-sickle-cell-day-expert-advocates-for-free-genotype-screening-at-birth Dr. Solomon Chollom,
Jos

A call has been made for legislation to allow for free and mandatory genotype testing at birth for all children in Nigeria.The call was made by Sarah Sunday, the Laboratory Manager, Medi-Check Laboratory & Consult in Jos during a community-based free genotype testing organised to mark this year’s edition of World Sickle Cell Day]]>
Tue, 22 Jun 2021 09:37:00 +0000 https://inspirations.com.ng/blog/2021/06/world-sickle-cell-day-expert-advocates-for-free-genotype-screening-at-birth Medical and Health Journalism
Cholera Outbreak in Jos: Expert Issues Public Health Advisory https://inspirations.com.ng/blog/2021/05/cholera-outbreak-in-jos-expert-issues-public-health-advisory Dr Solomon Chollom,
Jos
 
Health authorities in Plateau state have raised alarm over the outbreak of cholera in the state. The state commissioner for Health, Dr Nden Lar reported over the weekend that the disease has already claimed six lives with thirty three others hospitalized from five Local Government Areas of the state following it's laboratory confirmation through rapid diagnostic tests and culture.
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Sun, 30 May 2021 21:54:00 +0000 https://inspirations.com.ng/blog/2021/05/cholera-outbreak-in-jos-expert-issues-public-health-advisory Medical and Health Journalism
Medical Laboratory Scientists Release Roadmap to Laboratory Containment of Next Pandemic https://inspirations.com.ng/blog/2021/05/medical-laboratory-scientists-release-roadmap-to-laboratory-containment-of-next-pandemic In what will be regarded as preparedness and proactiveness, medical laboratory scientists in Nigeria under the auspices of the Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists of Nigeria met to brainstorm on the lessons learnt from the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic with the view to prepare and position themselves for a more robust laboratory-based response in subsequent pandemics.]]> Sun, 23 May 2021 13:17:00 +0000 https://inspirations.com.ng/blog/2021/05/medical-laboratory-scientists-release-roadmap-to-laboratory-containment-of-next-pandemic Medical and Health Journalism Medical Laboratory Scientists Issue Roadmap to Laboratory Containment of Next Pandemic https://inspirations.com.ng/blog/2021/05/medical-laboratory-scientists-issue-roadmap-to-laboratory-containment-of-next-pandemic Sun, 23 May 2021 13:17:00 +0000 https://inspirations.com.ng/blog/2021/05/medical-laboratory-scientists-issue-roadmap-to-laboratory-containment-of-next-pandemic Medical and Health Journalism Reproductive Health, Sex Education: Nigeria on the Verge - UK Based Physician https://inspirations.com.ng/blog/2021/05/reproductive-health-sex-education-nigeria-on-the-verge-uk-based-physician John Joseph Ufot,
Abuja
 
As the nation battles the scourge of the COVID-19 Pandemic, Dr. Odocha Eze, a renowned physician, a member of the Royal College of General Practitioners, has advised Nigerian Government to pay close attention to reproductive health and sex education.
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Tue, 18 May 2021 13:38:00 +0000 https://inspirations.com.ng/blog/2021/05/reproductive-health-sex-education-nigeria-on-the-verge-uk-based-physician Medical and Health Journalism
Self-Test: The Fine Line Between Use and Abuse https://inspirations.com.ng/blog/2021/05/selftest-the-fine-line-between-use-and-abuse Chibueze Obi-Goerge,
Enugu
 
No doubt, point of care testing (POCT) or home use machines and other Rapid Testing Kits have greatly increased access, reduced turn around time, reduced the cost of medical diagnosis and greatly improved diagnosis of diseases. But there still exists a huge vacuum and drawbacks in the use of their deployment especially as people now see  it as stand-alones or alternatives to visiting the medical laboratories or even hospitals for holistic medical assessment.
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Tue, 11 May 2021 10:18:00 +0000 https://inspirations.com.ng/blog/2021/05/selftest-the-fine-line-between-use-and-abuse Medical and Health Journalism
Laboratory Tests vs Self-Test: The Fine Line Between Use and Abuse https://inspirations.com.ng/blog/2021/05/laboratory-tests-vs-selftest-the-fine-line-between-use-and-abuse Chibueze Obi-Goerge,
Enugu
 
No doubt, point of care testing (POCT) or home use machines and other Rapid Testing Kits have greatly increased access, reduced turn around time, reduced the cost of medical diagnosis and greatly improved diagnosis of diseases. But there still exists a huge vacuum and drawbacks in the use of their deployment especially as people now see  it as stand-alones or alternatives to visiting the medical laboratories or even hospitals for holistic medical assessment.
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Tue, 11 May 2021 09:47:00 +0000 https://inspirations.com.ng/blog/2021/05/laboratory-tests-vs-selftest-the-fine-line-between-use-and-abuse Medical and Health Journalism
COVID-19 Vaccine: Research Should Lead The Charge https://inspirations.com.ng/blog/2021/04/covid19-vaccine-research-should-lead-the-charge Dr Solomon Chollom,
Jos

Research must take the lead in current issues arising from vaccines and vaccination. To this end, the burden of resolving current challenges on vaccines rests squarely on scientists to generate verifiable data to guide health policy and discussion]]>
Mon, 26 Apr 2021 06:11:00 +0000 https://inspirations.com.ng/blog/2021/04/covid19-vaccine-research-should-lead-the-charge Medical and Health Journalism
Malaria vs COVID-19: The Dichotomy and Danger of Self Medication https://inspirations.com.ng/blog/2021/04/malaria-vs-covid19-the-dichotomy-and-danger-of-self-medication Chibueze Obi-George,
Enugu.
 
The need to address the danger of self medication have become very urgent, a matter of public health concern and emergency as result of the emergence COVID-19 pandemic, this is  
no doubt because of the perceived similarities and no clear dichotomy in terms of symptoms and presentations between malaria and COVID-19 in a malaria endemic environment.
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Sun, 25 Apr 2021 12:28:00 +0000 https://inspirations.com.ng/blog/2021/04/malaria-vs-covid19-the-dichotomy-and-danger-of-self-medication Medical and Health Journalism
Vaccines Keep Us Closer https://inspirations.com.ng/blog/2021/04/vaccines-keep-us-closer Dr Solomon Chollom
Jos


The World Immunisation Week 2021 celebration kicks off today, April 24th to end April 30th, 2021 with the theme "Vaccines Bring Us Closer”.

The World Immunisation Week is a period particularly set aside by key stakeholders in vaccine research, production, administration and marketing to review progress and challenges that border on vaccine and vaccination and immunisation with the aim of increasing vaccine access through advocacy.]]>
Sat, 24 Apr 2021 07:01:00 +0000 https://inspirations.com.ng/blog/2021/04/vaccines-keep-us-closer Medical and Health Journalism
BYM - Inspirational Publishers Essay Competition https://inspirations.com.ng/blog/2021/04/bym-inspirational-publishers-essay-competition Wed, 14 Apr 2021 05:16:00 +0000 https://inspirations.com.ng/blog/2021/04/bym-inspirational-publishers-essay-competition General Stupendous Joy As Christian Broadcasting Network Conducts Free Surgeries on Indigent Nigerians https://inspirations.com.ng/blog/2021/03/stupendous-joy-as-christian-broadcasting-network-conducts-free-surgeries-on-indigent-nigerians Dr Solomon Chollom
Jos

The third week in the month of March, 2021 will no doubt remain a watershed in the lives of individuals and families that benefited from free surgeries of courtesy of Operation Blessing, the Humanitarian Arm of Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN), Africa]]>
Sun, 21 Mar 2021 13:49:00 +0000 https://inspirations.com.ng/blog/2021/03/stupendous-joy-as-christian-broadcasting-network-conducts-free-surgeries-on-indigent-nigerians Medical and Health Journalism
Give Vaccines a Chance to End The Pandemic https://inspirations.com.ng/blog/2021/03/give-vaccines-a-chance-to-end-the-pandemic Dr Solomon Cholllom
Jos

So much has changed about life and living since the SARS COV2 virus pandemic hit the world.

With daily figures of infected cases and mortalities due to the virus rising and falling unabatedly, experts and authorities rolled out response strategies.]]>
Sat, 06 Mar 2021 08:31:00 +0000 https://inspirations.com.ng/blog/2021/03/give-vaccines-a-chance-to-end-the-pandemic Medical and Health Journalism
Okeke Christiana, Volunteer Reporter with Inspiration Publishers Emerges Best Graduating Student https://inspirations.com.ng/blog/2021/03/okeke-christiana-volunteer-reporter-with-inspiration-publishers-emerges-best-graduating-student Dr Solomon Chollom
Jos

Members of Inspiration Publishers outfit were thrown into jubilation today when news filtered in that one of their Volunteer Reporters with the Medical Journalism section, Okeke Christiana Chiamaka, emerged best graduating student along with her colleague, Mercy Ekpeyong]]>
Fri, 05 Mar 2021 20:59:00 +0000 https://inspirations.com.ng/blog/2021/03/okeke-christiana-volunteer-reporter-with-inspiration-publishers-emerges-best-graduating-student Medical and Health Journalism
Escapades of Cancer: Our Role In Curbing It https://inspirations.com.ng/blog/2021/02/escapades-of-cancer-our-role-in-curbing-it Al-Qo'simy Hernnany Atere,
Ilorin

Recent reports on cancer cases globally are quiet alarming and devastating. This calls for serious concern amongst stakeholders. It has graduated from a disease of a particular gender or age to a disease of all and sundry. Despite its rare case of transmissibility, we still find it prevalent in contemporary societies. ]]>
Fri, 12 Feb 2021 06:01:00 +0000 https://inspirations.com.ng/blog/2021/02/escapades-of-cancer-our-role-in-curbing-it Medical and Health Journalism
Artificial Hair Responsible for Bald Heads -Expert https://inspirations.com.ng/blog/2021/02/artificial-hair-responsible-for-bald-heads-expert Pharm Kim Jerry Bot,
Jos

With a fine blend of comedy, technical and professional depth, Pharmacist Kim Jerry educates the public on the relationship between artificial hair and bald head

Hear him...
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Wed, 03 Feb 2021 07:53:00 +0000 https://inspirations.com.ng/blog/2021/02/artificial-hair-responsible-for-bald-heads-expert Medical and Health Journalism
Artificial Hair: A Major Cause of Baldness https://inspirations.com.ng/blog/2021/02/artificial-hair-a-major-cause-of-baldness Pharm Kim Jerry Bot,
Jos

With a fine blend of comedy, technical and professional depth, Pharmacist Kim Jerry educates the public on the relationship between artificial hair and bald head

Hear him...
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Wed, 03 Feb 2021 07:07:00 +0000 https://inspirations.com.ng/blog/2021/02/artificial-hair-a-major-cause-of-baldness Medical and Health Journalism
The Pfizer Vaccine Option and Matters Arising in Nigeria https://inspirations.com.ng/blog/2021/01/the-pfizer-vaccine-option-and-matters-arising-in-nigeria Dr. Solomon Chollom,
Lead Correspondent

Commentaries on the Pfizer vaccines ordered by the federal government of Nigeria have continued to dominate discussions amongst experts in Nigeria. Some experts have expressed fear that Nigeria lacks logistics infrastructure to store and transport those vaccines at the appropriate temperatures, some have questioned the shelf life of the vaccine while others have raised concerns around similarity or otherwise of SARS-CoV-2 variants used in manufacturing vaccines and those circulating in Nigeria, thereby questioning its effectiveness when deployed for use.]]>
Mon, 25 Jan 2021 14:59:00 +0000 https://inspirations.com.ng/blog/2021/01/the-pfizer-vaccine-option-and-matters-arising-in-nigeria Medical and Health Journalism
COVID-19: Virologist Says RNA Vaccines Do Not Change Human Genes https://inspirations.com.ng/blog/2021/01/covid19-virologist-says-rna-vaccines-do-not-change-human-genes Dr Solomon Chollom, a Virologist/ Medical Laboratory Scientist, has stated that the controversies around Covid-19 RNA Vaccines are misplaced, unscientific and are based on poor knowledge on roles of RNA in protein synthesis. ]]> Thu, 21 Jan 2021 10:56:00 +0000 https://inspirations.com.ng/blog/2021/01/covid19-virologist-says-rna-vaccines-do-not-change-human-genes Medical and Health Journalism COVID-19 Vaccines and the Herd Immunity Discourse https://inspirations.com.ng/blog/2021/01/covid19-vaccines-and-the-herd-immunity-discourse Bobmanuel Echeonwu,
Jos

Since the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic, several epidemiological jargons have suddenly become part of our day-to-day vocabulary, be it by health professionals or by lay men in the field of epidemiology. One such jargon is the term ‘herd immunity’. This term has been grossly misunderstood and misinterpreted/misapplied by many who use it.]]>
Mon, 18 Jan 2021 10:47:00 +0000 https://inspirations.com.ng/blog/2021/01/covid19-vaccines-and-the-herd-immunity-discourse Medical and Health Journalism
Match Day 18: English Premier League https://inspirations.com.ng/blog/2021/01/match-day-18-english-premier-league Michael Idoko,
Jos.

Its mid January folks as the second wave of covid-19 is raging.The English Premier League is heating up half way into the season. ]]>
Sat, 16 Jan 2021 08:40:00 +0000 https://inspirations.com.ng/blog/2021/01/match-day-18-english-premier-league Sports
I am Committed to Unity and Pursuit of Welfare Issues - Prof. Damen https://inspirations.com.ng/blog/2021/01/i-am-committed-to-unity-and-pursuit-of-welfare-issues-prof-damen Michael Idoko,
Jos.

The National President, Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists of Nigeria (AMLSN), Prof. James Damen has reiterated his commitment to uniting members of the Association as well as pursue to a logical conclusion, legitimate welfare issues to restore hope and pride of members.]]>
Mon, 04 Jan 2021 11:10:00 +0000 https://inspirations.com.ng/blog/2021/01/i-am-committed-to-unity-and-pursuit-of-welfare-issues-prof-damen Medical and Health Journalism
The Ozone Layer and Human Health https://inspirations.com.ng/blog/2020/12/the-ozone-layer-and-human-health John Joseph Ufot,
Abuja

Over the years, Scientists have continued to draw attention to the Ozone layer and how human activities have led to its depletion. They have pointed to climate change, drying up of lakes, and the near extinction of certain species of living things. Are we any better now? ]]>
Tue, 29 Dec 2020 08:07:00 +0000 https://inspirations.com.ng/blog/2020/12/the-ozone-layer-and-human-health Medical and Health Journalism
EPL: Boxing Day Preview of Match Day 15 https://inspirations.com.ng/blog/2020/12/epl-boxing-day-preview-of-match-day-15 Michael Idoko,
Jos

Blockbuster boxing day fixtures features 2nd placed leciester and 3rd placed Man united at the King Power Stadium, as the battle for runners up gets clutch, Man united coming off a prolifically thrashing weekend scoring six times against leeds united, unbeaten since 1st November, won 6 of the last 7 premiership games, Leicester on the other hand have won four of their last five games and have the joint most wins with Liverpool thus far this season at 9 apiece. ]]>
Sat, 26 Dec 2020 11:16:00 +0000 https://inspirations.com.ng/blog/2020/12/epl-boxing-day-preview-of-match-day-15 Sports
Fund NVRI Vom to Produce SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine - Hon. Listick https://inspirations.com.ng/blog/2020/12/fund-nvri-vom-to-produce-sarscov2-vaccine-hon-listick Dr Solomon Chollom,
Jos

The Federal Government of Nigeria has been called upon to invest and mandate the National Veterinary Research Institute (NVRI), Vom to develop and produce the long awaited Coronavirus vaccine. The call was made by Hon. Daniel Nanbol Listick, member representing Langtang Central in the Plateau State House of Assembly on a media chat on Wednesday, 23rd December, 2020.]]>
Wed, 23 Dec 2020 17:15:00 +0000 https://inspirations.com.ng/blog/2020/12/fund-nvri-vom-to-produce-sarscov2-vaccine-hon-listick Medical and Health Journalism