Category Archives: Health

Indian boy runs over chicken, takes it to hospital with his pocket money

The 6-year-old boy who ran over the chicken, was praised by his school for his actions after a post detailing his efforts went viral on Facebook. The viral post was shared by Facebook user Sanga Says on April 2.

“This young boy from Sairang, Mizoram, accidentally ran over his neighbour’s chicken. He took the chicken, ran to a nearby hospital and with all the money he had, asked for help,” says the post.

Boy Found Almost Dead Inside Gutter After Taking Unknown Substance – Video

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Medical Drone Delivery Service In Ghana Launched

Ghana’s Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, on Wednesday, launched the first ever medical drone delivery service in Ghana, and the largest of such drone delivery network in the world, at Omenako, near Suhum, in the Eastern region.
The ‘Fly-To-Save-A-Life Project’, a collaboration between the Ministry of Health and Zipline Technologies, will provide a rapid response to medical emergencies, especially in hard to reach areas, through the flying of unmanned drones to supply 12 routine and emergency services as well as 148 lifesaving medical products selected by the Ministry of Health.

Pastor finds out his three Children are not his, after DNA Tests – see Wahala

A Pastor is considering divorcing his wife and disowning his ”children” after DNA shows he is not their biological father

In his narration, the man revealed that he had an accident years ago before meeting his wife and he was told it would only take a miracle for him to father a child.

Omega-3 Supplement Guide: What to Buy and Why

These fatty acids have many uses in the body. Naturally, people should acquire nutrients from the food that we eat. However, it may not be possible to get enough, especially if you need extra. Athletes and other people in fitness may need more to enhance their body functionalities. Kids in schools also need more to develop their brains well.

FG Rebuilds 4000 Healthcare Centres, Earmarks N14b For Facilities

The Federal Government has rebuilt over 4000 primary healthcare centres (PHCs) across the federation in line with the10,000 rehabilitation target of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, who spoke while opening the six-day medical/dental surgical mission of the Association of Nigerian Physicians in America (ANPA) for 3000 residents of Jiwa, Tungan Gwazo and Kubwa communities in Abuja, noted that the current government was reviving the collapsed primary healthcare sector and repositioning it for better delivery.

Symptomatic Pharmacotherapy should be Regularly assessed among older persons and persons with Alzheimer’s Disease

Symptomatic pharmacotherapy should be regularly assessed among older persons and persons with Alzheimer’s disease

The prevalence of using antidepressants and proton pump inhibitors increases after the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease, according to a doctoral dissertation from the University of Eastern Finland. The use of antidepressants was associated with an increased risk of hip fracture among persons with and without Alzheimer’s disease. The use of proton pump inhibitors, however, did not increase the risk of hip fracture even in the long term. The study also found that the concomitant use of acetylcholinesterase inhibitors and urinary antispasmodics was prevalent among persons with Alzheimer’s disease, even though the concomitant use of these drugs is not recommended due to their opposite pharmacological mechanisms.

The results are based on two Finnish nationwide datasets, MEDALZ-2005 and MEDALZ, which are combined from several health care registers. The data includes all Finnish persons who are eligible for a limited basic reimbursement for anti-dementia drugs, and their comparison persons. The concomitant use of acetylcholinesterase inhibitors and urinary antispasmodics has been rarely studied previously, and there are no previous studies of this issue among community-dwelling persons living in Finland. Moreover, the association between hip fracture and the use of antidepressants or proton pump inhibitors hasn’t been studied in Finland before, nor among persons with Alzheimer’s disease.

Antidepressant use increases hip fracture risk among elderly

Antidepressant use was associated with 60 per cent increased risk of hip fracture among persons with Alzheimer’s disease. Antidepressant use was more common among persons with Alzheimer’s disease compared to persons without, and the relative number of hip fractures was also higher. Non-pharmacological options should be preferred for the treatment of psychological and behavioural symptoms in this patient group. Antidepressants, also the newer agents, should be avoided especially among persons with several risk factors for falling and fractures.

Long-term proton pump inhibitor use is not associated with an increased risk of hip fracture

Some previous studies have suggested that long-term proton pump inhibitor use may increase the risk of hip fracture. According to this thesis, however, the risk of hip fracture is not increased even in long-term, or in cumulative use. Short-term use was slightly associated with an increased risk of hip fracture, which may be confounded by underlying factors such as other medications or diseases.

Prevalence of antidepressants and proton pump inhibitors increases strongly after Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis

The prevalence of antidepressant use doubled from three years before diagnosis (10%) compared with the time of diagnosis (20%), and was further elevated at three years after the diagnosis (29%). This finding may indicate that antidepressants are used for the treatment of psychological and behavioural symptoms of dementia. The prevalence of proton pump inhibitor use doubled from three years before the AD diagnosis (10%) to three years after the diagnosis (20%). One reason for the increased prevalence might be the treatment of gastrointestinal adverse effects of the newly initiated antidementia drugs.

Symptomatic pharmacotherapy of older persons should be regularly assessed

Due to opposite pharmacological actions, the use of urinary antispasmodics may weaken the response of anti-dementia drugs and thus, urinary antispasmodics should be avoided in persons with Alzheimer’s disease. The need for symptomatic drugs, such as antidepressants or proton pump inhibitors, should be regularly assessed among older persons and persons with Alzheimer’s disease. If there is no current need for the treatment, it should be discontinued. Changes in pharmacotherapy, however, must be discussed with a physician.

The doctoral dissertation constitutes a part of the nationwide MEDALZ (Medication use and Alzheimer’s disease) study. MEDALZ-2005 included 28,093 community-dwelling persons with limited basic reimbursement for antidementia drugs on December 31, 2005, obtained from the nationwide Special Reimbursement Register. MEDALZ included all 70,718 community-dwelling Finns who received limited basic reimbursement during 2005–2011. The study also included persons without the disease, and one to four persons without Alzheimer’s disease were matched for each person with Alzheimer’s disease based on age, sex, and region of residence. Both of the MEDALZ datasets include information from different nationwide health care register, such as information on drug purchases and diagnoses of other diseases.

The doctoral dissertation by Sanna Torvinen-Kiiskinen (MSc Pharmacy) entitled Risks associated with urinary antispasmodics, antidepressants and proton pump inhibitors – The Medication and Alzheimer’s Disease Study,is available for download at:http://epublications.uef.fi/pub/urn_isbn_978-952-61-3027-9/

For further information, please contact:

Sanna Torvinen-Kiiskinen, tel. +358405021447, sanna.torvinen-kiiskinen (a) uef.fi

Antiepileptics increase the risk of pneumonia among persons with Alzheimer’s disease

University of Eastern FinlandPeople with Alzheimer’s disease using antiepileptic drugs have twice the risk of pneumonia compared to non-users, a new study from the University of Eastern Finland  shows. The risk was highest in the beginning of use, but remained on an elevated level even in long-term use. The results were published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease.

See 5 Things To Do Everyday To Keep Your Heart Healthy

This article has been put up to help us all maintain a Good and healthy Heart to help protect us from Unusual Heart Disease and problems.

1) Eat healthy fats, NOT trans fats.

We need fats in our diet, including saturated and polyunsaturated and unsaturated fats. One fat we don’t need is trans fat, which is known to increase your risk of developing heart disease or having a stroke over a lifetime.

Nigerian Economist backs CBN ban on textiles; says FOREX on imports enough fund deficit

An economic and financial analyst, David Ibidapo, has thrown his weight behind the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) decision to ban further allocation of scarce foreign exchange on importation of textiles and garments into the country.

Mr Ibidapo told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Abuja that the amount of foreign exchange spent on funding the importation of textiles and garments was more than half of the amount need to finance the nation’s budget deficit.