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Friday, 28 June 2019

June 28, 2019

FG Phases Out Old Version Of Yellow Card On July 1

 The Federal Government has announced its plan to phase out old version of Yellow Card and replace it with new e-Yellow Card with effect from July 1.

The information is in a statement by Mrs Boade Akinola, the Director, Media and Public Relations, Federal Ministry of Health.

She stated that the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Mr Abdulaziz Mashi, disclosed this on Friday in Abuja. Yellow Card is the proof of vaccination against yellow fever, which is a requirement for international travellers from risk countries like Nigeria and as evidence that the carrier is vaccinated against the disease. Mashi said that the new card would contain enhanced security features that could be verified anywhere in the world by scanning the bar code or checking the card number on the yellow card portal.
According to him, the introduction of the new e-Yellow Card is to address the issue of fake cards which hitherto constituted a source of national embarrassment. He said that with effect from July 1, the new e-Yellow Card would be the only valid documented proof of vaccination against yellow fever. He added that yellow fever was a viral haemorrhagic fever caused by a virus transmitted by the Aedes Aegypti mosquito, and may cause fatal illness but it was a vaccine preventable disease.

He said that Nigeria and some other countries were endemic for yellow fever, as such, travellers to endemic countries were at risk of exposure to infection by the yellow fever virus; hence the mandatory vaccination against the disease. The permanent secretary said World Health Organisation (WHO) recommended that all international travellers, aged nine months and above and are visiting Nigeria, must be vaccinated against yellow fever. He added that additional measures were adopted at points of entry for the prevention and control of yellow fever, which involved mandatory requirement of evidence of vaccination against Yellow fever on arrival into Nigeria. He noted that some countries also require evidence of vaccination against yellow fever as a condition for entry. Mashi said that from July 1, travellers arriving Nigeria without proof of yellow fever vaccination would be vaccinated at points of entry and issued the card, after payment. He, therefore, enjoined the public to cooperate with the ministry through Port Health Services Division, to prevent and control cross-border transmission of yellow fever by taking the vaccination and obtaining the e-Yellow Card. He said Nigeria was part of the global coalition and movement to eliminate yellow fever epidemic by 2026.


 (NAN) AM/HA

Saturday, 8 June 2019

June 08, 2019

How To Fall Asleep In 10, 60, or 120 Seconds

Spending more time trying to fall asleep rather than actually sleeping? You’re not alone.
Just the act of trying too hard can cause (or continue) a cycle of anxious, nerve-wracking energy that keeps our minds awake.
And if your mind can’t sleep, it’s really difficult for your body to follow. But there are scientific tricks you can try to flip the switch and guide your body into a safe shut down mode.
We cover some science-based tricks to help you fall asleep faster.

It usually takes a magic spell to fall asleep this quickly and on cue, but just like spells, with practice you can eventually get to the sweet 10-second spot.
Note: The method below takes a full 120 seconds to finish, but the last 10 seconds is said to be truly all it takes to finally snooze.

The military method

The popular military method, which was first reported by Sharon Ackerman, comes from a book titled “Relax and Win: Championship Performance.”
According to Ackerman, the U.S. Navy Pre-Flight School created a routine to help pilots fall asleep in 2 minutes or less. It took pilots about six weeks of practice, but it worked — even after drinking coffee and with gunfire noises in the background.
This practice is said to even work for people who need to sleep sitting up!

The military method

  1. Relax your entire face, including the muscles inside your mouth.
  2. Drop your shoulders to release the tension and let your hands drop to the side of your body.
  3. Exhale, relaxing your chest.
  4. Relax your legs, thighs, and calves.
  5. Clear your mind for 10 seconds by imagining a relaxing scene.
  6. If this doesn’t work, try saying the words “don’t think” over and over for 10 seconds.
  7. Within 10 seconds, you should fall asleep!
If this doesn’t work for you, you may need to work on the foundations of the military method: breathing and muscle relaxation, which have some scientific evidence that they work.
Keep reading to learn about the techniques this military method is based on and how to practice them effectively.

These two methods, which focus on your breathe or muscles, help you take your mind off-topic and back to bed.
If you’re a beginner trying these hacks out, these methods may take up to 2 minutes to work.

4-7-8 breathing method

Mixing together the powers of meditation and visualization, this breathing method becomes more effective with practice.
To prepare, place the tip of your tongue against the roof of your mouth, behind your two front teeth. Keep your tongue there the whole time and purse your lips if you need to.

How to do one cycle of 4-7-8 breathing:

  1. Let your lips part slightly and make a whooshing sound as you exhale through your mouth.
  2. Then close your lips and inhale silently through your nose. Count to 4 in your head.
  3. Then hold your breath for 7 seconds.
  4. After, exhale (with a whoosh sound) for 8 seconds.
  5. Avoid being too alert at the end of each cycle. Try to practice it mindlessly.
  6. Complete this cycle for four full breaths. Let your body sleep if you feel relaxation coming on earlier than anticipated.

Progressive muscle relaxation (PMR)

Progressive muscle relaxation, also known as deep muscle relaxation, helps you unwind.
The premise is to tense — but not strain — your muscles and relax to release the tension. This movement promotes tranquility throughout your body. It’s a trick recommended to help with insomnia.
Before you start, try practicing the 4-7-8 method while imagining the tension leaving your body as you exhale.

Relaxation script

  1. Raise your eyebrows as high as possible for 5 seconds. This will tighten your forehead muscles.
  2. Relax your muscles immediately and feel the tension drop. Wait 10 seconds.
  3. Smile widely to create tension in your cheeks. Hold for 5 seconds. Relax.
  4. Pause 10 seconds.
  5. Squint with your eyes shut. Hold 5 seconds. Relax.
  6. Pause 10 seconds.
  7. Tilt your head slightly back so you’re comfortably looking at the ceiling. Hold 5 seconds. Relax as your neck sinks back into the pillow.
  8. Pause 10 seconds.
  9. Keep moving down the rest of the body, from your triceps to chest, thighs to feet.
  10. Let yourself fall asleep, even if you don’t finish tensing and relaxing the rest of your body.
As you do this, focus on how relaxed and heavy your body feels when it’s relaxed and in a comfortable state.

If the previous methods still didn’t work, there might be an underlying blockage you need to get out. Try these techniques!

Tell yourself to stay awake

Also called paradoxical intention, telling yourself to stay awake may be a good way to fall asleep faster.
For people — especially those with insomnia — trying to sleep can increase performance anxiety.
Research has found people who practiced paradoxical intention fell asleep faster than those who didn’t. If you often find yourself stressed out about trying to sleep, this method may be more effective than traditional, intentional breathing practices.

Visualize a calm place

If counting activates your mind too much, try engaging your imagination.
Some say that visualizing something can make it real, and it’s possible this works with sleep, too.
In a 2002 study from the University of Oxford, researchers found that people who engaged in “imagery distraction” fell asleep faster than those who had general distraction or no instructions.

Image distraction

  • Instead of counting sheep, try to imagine a serene setting and all the feelings that go with it. For example, you can imagine a waterfall, the sounds of echoing, rushing water, and the scent of damp moss. The key is to let this image take up space in your brain to prevent yourself from “re-engaging with thoughts, worries, and concerns” pre-sleep.

Acupressure for sleep

There’s not enough research to confidently determine if acupressure truly works, however the research that’s available is promising.
One method is to target areas you know and feel are particularly tense, such as the upper part of your nose bridge or your temples.
However there are also specific points in acupressure that are reported to help with insomnia. Here are three you can do without sitting up:


1. Spirit gate


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The technique

  1. Feel for the small, hollow space under your palm on your pinky side.
  2. Gently apply pressure in a circular or up-and-down movement for 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Press down the left side of the point (palm facing) with gentle pressure for a few seconds, and then hold the right side (back-of-hand facing).
  4. Repeat on the same area of your other wrist.
2. Inner frontier gate

The technique

  1. On one palm facing up, count three finger-widths down from your wrist crease.
  2. With your thumb, apply a steady downward pressure between the two tendons.
  3. You can massage in circular or up-and-down motion until you feel your muscles relax.
3. Wind pool

The technique

  1. Interlock your fingers together (fingers out and palms touching) and open up your palms to create a cup shape with your hands.
  2. Position your thumbs at the base of your skull, with thumbs touching where your neck and head connect.
  3. Apply a deep and firm pressure, using circular or up-and-down movements to massage this area.
  4. Breathe deeply and pay attention to how your body relaxes as you exhale.

If you’ve tried these methods and are still finding yourself unable to fall asleep in two minutes or less, see if there are other tips you can take to make your bedroom a more sleep-friendly place.

Have you tried…

  • hiding your clock
  • taking a warm shower before bed
  • opening the window to keep your room cool
  • wearing socks
  • gentle 15-min yoga routine
  • placing your phone far away from your bed
  • aromatherapy (lavender, chamomile, or clary sage)
  • eating earlier to avoid stomach digestion or stimulation before bed
If you find the atmosphere in your room to be damaging to your sleep, there are tools you can use to block out the noise. Literally.
Try investing in blackout curtainswhite noise machines (or listening to music with an auto-stop timer), and ear plugs.
On the other hand, sleep hygiene, or clean sleep, is real and effective.
Before you truly take on the military method or 4-7-8 breathing, see what you can optimize to your bedroom for soundless slumber.


Written by Christal Yuen
June 08, 2019

Manage Your Hot Flashes At Work



Many women between the ages of 40 and 55 are in a period of perimenopause, and if you’re among this group, it’s possible that you may experience hot flashes.


During perimenopause, a woman’s estrogen level rises and falls dramatically, and these fluctuations may cause a number of symptoms. One of the most common is the hot flash. According to the Mayo Clinic, a hot flash is a sudden feeling of intense warmth, at times causing reddening of the skin and sweating.

Many women between the ages of 40 and 55 are in a period of perimenopause, and if you’re among this group, it’s possible that you may experience hot flashes.
During perimenopause, a woman’s estrogen level rises and falls dramatically, and these fluctuations may cause a number of symptoms. One of the most common is the hot flash. According to the Mayo Clinic, a hot flash is a sudden feeling of intense warmth, at times causing reddening of the skin and sweating. 
The period of perimenopause can last up to 10 years, and for many women, much of this time may be spent in the workplace. In order to reduce the severity and frequency of hot flashes while at work, it may be helpful to know a few tricks.

Dress properly

One of the first lines of defense against hot flashes at work is proper attire. Avoid wool, silk, and most synthetic fabrics. These materials trap heat and can increase your body temperature. Clothes made of cotton, linen, or rayon “breathe” better, release heat, and help keep you cooler.
Also, it’s usually best to avoid turtlenecks. Instead, try to dress in layers. That way, when your body temperature starts to rise, you can remove layers to help cool yourself down. Since cold chills often follow a hot flash, you can easily put the layers back on to warm yourself up again.

Lower the temperature

The simplest way to lower room temperature is to lower the thermostat. However, this isn’t always possible. If you work at a desk, you might consider bringing in a small fan. A fan not only helps cool you down, it also circulates the air in the room.
If you’re lucky enough to work near a window, open it a crack to let some cool, fresh air inside.

Many women between the ages of 40 and 55 are in a period of perimenopause, and if you’re among this group, it’s possible that you may experience hot flashes.
During perimenopause, a woman’s estrogen level rises and falls dramatically, and these fluctuations may cause a number of symptoms. One of the most common is the hot flash. According to the Mayo Clinic, a hot flash is a sudden feeling of intense warmth, at times causing reddening of the skin and sweating.


The period of perimenopause can last up to 10 years, and for many women, much of this time may be spent in the workplace. In order to reduce the severity and frequency of hot flashes while at work, it may be helpful to know a few tricks.

Dress properly

One of the first lines of defense against hot flashes at work is proper attire. Avoid wool, silk, and most synthetic fabrics. These materials trap heat and can increase your body temperature. Clothes made of cotton, linen, or rayon “breathe” better, release heat, and help keep you cooler.
Also, it’s usually best to avoid turtlenecks. Instead, try to dress in layers. That way, when your body temperature starts to rise, you can remove layers to help cool yourself down. Since cold chills often follow a hot flash, you can easily put the layers back on to warm yourself up again.

Lower the temperature

The simplest way to lower room temperature is to lower the thermostat. However, this isn’t always possible. If you work at a desk, you might consider bringing in a small fan. A fan not only helps cool you down, it also circulates the air in the room.
If you’re lucky enough to work near a window, open it a crack to let some cool,fresh air inside.

Consider your diet

What you eat and drink can play a big role in your core body temperature. Hot and spicy foods increase body temperature and may exacerbate hot flashes. Try avoiding spicy meals and allowing hot foods to cool down considerably before you eat them.
Additionally, when you’re at work and don’t have full control over the room temperature, it will help to eat cold foods. Choose salads, sandwiches, or cold pastas. These options will still fill you up without increasing your body temperature.

It’s also wise to choose your beverages carefully. While it may be tempting to start your workday with a hot cup of coffee, try iced coffee or sip on ice water instead.
You can actually use cold drinks to your advantage in two ways. Sipping on a cold beverage throughout the day can help cool you down, and you can also place the cold cup or glass against your forehead or your neck

Be on time

Give yourself adequate time to get to work and to meetings. The stress of rushing around can raise your body temperature and trigger a hot flash. When you have adequate time, you’re better able to remain at ease, which can help reduce the frequency of hot flashes.

Hot flashes are a symptom of perimenopause for many women. The best way to deal with them at work is to plan in advance for your comfort and to take preventative steps to reduce the severity of your hot flashes.
Following a diet and health routine that can reduce the strength and frequency of hot flashes are great preventative measures, but it’s also important to have special strategies. Having items on hand and practicing routines that help cool you down will greatly reduce the stress or discomfort associated with hot flashes at work.

Saturday, 20 April 2019

April 20, 2019

NAFDAC RAISES ALARM OVER PREVALENCE OF DRUG ADDICTS


The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has again raised the alarm that Nigeria is sitting on a keg of gun-powder due to high rate of drug addicts across the country.
The Director, Public Affairs, Dr. Abubakar Ateiza Jimoh made the disclosure in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital.
He said the agency has an average conservative estimate of about 15 million people, who are on drugs and three million of them could be conveniently called addicts.
This development has made the agency to conclude that the level of drug abuse has led to the high level of violence, kidnapping, terrorism, armed robbery and even dangerous driving by some drivers.
He said many youths between ages 19 and 22 as well as their parents, engage in hard concoctions different from the common cocaine and heroin, which are imported into the country from other African countries.

Friday, 12 April 2019

April 12, 2019

NAMIBIA NEEDS MORE BLOOD DONATIONS AHEAD OF EASTER

Namibia Blood Transfusion Service (NamBTS) is appealing for donations in order to keep with a healthy level of blood ahead of the Easter holiday and winter, an official on Friday said.

The bloodstock levels are currently healthy, but NamBTS officer, Titus Shivute, said that approximately 140 units were needed daily to meet demand.

During April, NamBTS needs more than 3,000 blood donations to be able to meet demand. According to Shivute a countrywide Easter campaign to collect blood kicked off on April 6 and would conclude on April 18.

The campaign is still ongoing and we are grateful for our regular donors, who managed to donate and now we appeal to those yet to donate to play their part to save lives, he added. Shivute said NamBTS once experienced low blood stock levels in January, as donors were not available during December and mid-January because of the festive holidays. “We are preparing now for Easter and with winter upon us, many donors are not able to donate due to colds or flu,” he added. Blood in Namibia is used in many cases, not just for trauma and emergency patients in need of blood after a motor vehicle accident, but for complications during pregnancy and birth as well.

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Saturday, 6 April 2019

April 06, 2019

NCDC CONFIRMS 16 NEW CASES OF LASSA FEVER IN FIVE STATES


The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), says it has confirmed 16 new cases of Lassa fever from five states in Nigeria.
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of NCDC, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, disclosed this in Abuja on Saturday ,while given an update about the disease and effort by the centre.
He said that the 16 new cases have now brought the number of confirmed cases to 526 out of the 2,034 suspected cases since Jan. 1 in 21 states.
He also said that a total of 121 deaths had been recorded since the onset of the outbreak.
Ihekweazu said Edo, Ondo, Bauchi, Ebonyi, Plateau, Taraba, FCT, Adamawa, Gombe, Kaduna, Kwara, Benue, Rivers, Kogi, Enugu, Imo, Delta, Oyo, Kebbi and Cross River states have each recorded at least one confirmed case.
He also confirmed that one health care worker was affected in Plateau state, bringing it to a total of 17 healthcare workers in seven states since the wwesoutbreak of the disease.
The NCDC boss also said that 29 patients have been hospitalised at the designated centres.
He said that 10 were hospitalised in Irrua, 9 in Owo, three in Abakiliki, two in Bauchi, three in Plateau, two in Taraba.
Ihekweazu said a total of 6,489 people suspected to have contacts with those infected had been identified across 20 states.
He said that 1,443 of the suspected contacts were being followed up, while 4,983 had completed the mandatory 21 days of follow up to and have been declared symptom free.
He also said that 112 symptomatic contacts have been identified, of which 55 tested positive.
The NCDC boss assured that the National Lassa fever multi-partner, multi-sectoral Emergency Operations Centre will continue to coordinate the response activities at all levels.

Friday, 22 March 2019

March 22, 2019

10 BENEFITS OF DRINKING MORE WATER


Staying hydrated, especially during the summer, is so important to a healthy lifestyle. Our bodies are made up of almost 70% water. When water is not present, the body starts to break down and problems begin to happen. Most people do not even realize they are dehydrated! Many times, the feeling of thirst is actually mistaken for a feeling of hunger. With readily available medications, it is easy to want them to help with some common complaints such as muscle soreness, weight loss, headaches- when in reality something so simple as water can cure so much!

  • Reduces Kidney Stones: 
    • kidney stones are a result of a buildup of mineral deposits in the kidney
    • drinking dilutes these salts and minerals
    • stones cannot form in dilute urine
    • helps reduce the chance of urinary tract infections
  • Helps with Digestion: 
    • helps dissolve waste particles
    • helps pass them through digestive tract
    • if dehydrated, body absorbs all the water, leaving colon dry
    • hard to pass stool
  • Clearer Skin: 
    • hydrated cells are plump, eliminating the look of wrinkles and lines
    • flushes out impurities and increases blood flow
    • skin looks younger and healthier
    • moisturizes
    • reduces risk of acne
  • Increase workout time: 
    • helps lubricate joints
    • prevents muscle cramping
    • help exercise time to be longer and harder
  • Boost your Energy: 
    • dehydration makes you feel tired
    • helps your heart pump blood efficiently
    • helps blood transport necessary nutrients and oxygen to cells
  • Lose Weight: 
    • cold water boosts metabolism-body must warm up water!
    • gives the sensation of fullness, helping to eat less
    • drink some water before eating each meal
    • drink water in between-most of the time the feeling of hunger is actually thirst!
  • Boosts Immune system: 
    • helps fight against sickness
    • helps when sick to reduce loss of body fluids
    • prevent nausea and vominiting
  • Regulates body temperature: 
    • helps cool the body when it is evaporated from skin
    • keeping body at a constant body temperature
  • Helps with Bad Breath: 
    • bad breath can be a sign of dehydration
    • keeps mouth wet
    • helps wash away bacteria and food particles
  • Save money: 
    • is free from the faucet
    • drinking water as opposed to sugary drinks will save you money at the grocery and long term-from health problems

Saturday, 10 November 2018

November 10, 2018

IMMUNISATION REMAINS SAFE, FREE IN NIGERIA – NPHCDA

The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) has debunked claims trending on social media that the Nigerian government has stopped free immunisation.
It has also opened two toll-free lines where the public
can
report healthworkers charging for immunisation.

Faisal Shuaib said video and clips on social media insinuating vaccines are harmful are “misleading”.
In a statement, he said Nigerians must disregard any messages about vaccines suggesting anything less than safety, protection of life and strengthening of population immunity with immunization exercise and activities.

“We must desist from playing politics with lives, safety and growth of Nigerian children,” he said in a statement.
“As entrusted public health professionals, NPHCDA undertakes its mandate of making Nigerian citizens healthy with utmost sense of integrity and moral responsibility.”
Shuaib insisted immunisation against all vaccine-preventable diseases in Nigeria remains free and safe.
He warned health workers against demanding money for immunisation services.

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

November 07, 2018

5 HEALTH BENEFITS OF PLAYING MOBILE GAMES


Playing video games is well known to provide certain health benefits—from reducing depression, to relieving stress and even creating a general good feeling. While this might sound like an outrageous claim, there are lots of available evidence to support it. This has led many to incorporate video games into their regular lives. Allocating a bit of time to playing games can improve your mental health in a lot of amazing ways.
This topic is quite controversial, as there is evidence from researches and studies, to support and oppose the claims made. However, the research supporting the benefits of video games[1] would be difficult and really irresponsible to ignore. The following are some of the benefits of online video games:
1. They improve moods
There are few better ways to boost one’s mood than the feeling of victory[2] that comes with knowing you have finally figured out a difficult mobile video game level and completed the game successfully.
This usually comes with games that involve users trying to find their ways around demolishing the enemy’s Crown Towers, like in Clash Royale Gemmes, where users have an excellent visual approach and are equipped with great mechanics.
In addition, playing mobile games can help to keep anxiety at bay and promote relaxation. If just by playing video mobile games, people get happier, then why would anyone ever dispute the emotional benefits?
2. They train the brain
As it relates to boosting brain power,[3] online bingo and certain other games are successful in this. Spatial awareness is enhanced (thanks to different bingo games such as 75 ball bingo where users have to look at different horizontal, diagonal and vertical patterns in order to win the game). Additionally, playing these games regularly can help increase memory capacity. Tasks such as keeping track of different bingo cards as well as focusing on the numbers called out during a game can greatly aid mental stimulation.
3. Age does not really matter
Old or young, learning to play mobile video games[4] is quite easy. The gaming companies are continuously developing games, designed to target youngsters and unlock their potentials. Racing games especially are aimed at the young. Users can tilt their handheld devices to imitate the actions of a real steering wheel. These games equip younger users with the ability to improve on their driving skills.


Racing cars also allows the youngsters to work on their smaller muscle groups. This allows them to reach important and necessary milestones, which can help their cognitive development.
4. They enhance wellbeing
Playing mobile video games allow and enable users to engage in a sense of escapism, since these games require full engagement and deep concentration.
Games have specific ways of ticking all the boxes necessary for successful training of the brain. This is true especially for games users play against the clock. These games get users to focus, think faster and also think flexibly.[5]
By exercising all these skills, which most of the time are very challenging, you can improve your overall well-being. Companies like WonderTree[6] are even redefining special education with augmented reality games.
5. They build social communities
Certain games help users build a social community[7] such as Chess With Friends and Wordfeud. These games allow users to chat with strangers or friends as they play against them.
Another study discovered that people with autism are usually more engaged when they are celebrating victory as they share space with multiple players.[8] Lack of communication is usually a hard issue for those with autism, but increased social interaction from games that involve multiple players can help them.
With the above, you can defend yourself proudly when anyone asks you the benefits of mobile games.

Friday, 19 October 2018

October 19, 2018

SON CONFIRM HUMAN FLESH IN CHINESE DRUGS

Scientists confirm that a combo of drugs can prevent cardiovascular diseases, heart attack and sudden death


The Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has confirmed the receipt of a letter sent on Chinese Drugs reported to be made from human flesh.
The National Intelligence Agency (NIA) earlier alerted the SON, National Agency for Food Drugs and Administration Control (NAFDAC), Nigerian Customs Service on a Chinese drugs made with human flesh.

The Technical Assistant/Head, Public Relations of the organisation, Mr Bola Fashina, explained that his organisation is on the lookout for the products even though he explained it is the primary responsibilities of both NAFDAC and Customs Service.
Investigations revealed that the capsules were filled with powdered flesh from dead babies.
They were made in North Eastern China from babies whose bodies were chopped into small pieces and dried on stoves before being turned into powder.
Thousands of the drugs were first confiscated in South Korea in 2012.
However, according to NIA, “the South Korean Customs Service, on 30th September 2018 revealed that it has seized 2,751 Chinese drugs/capsules, containing human remains from foetus, infants and flesh imported into the country by some Chinese nationals.
“The manufacturers claims that the drugs/capsules can boost stamina, cure cancer, diabetes and some other terminal diseases.
“The capsules were smuggled in suitcases and through international mail.”
The agency revealed that South Korean Ministry of Food and Drug Safety indicated that 18.7 billion viruses, including hepatitis B virus were found the capsules.
It stressed that the making of the human remain drugs and consuming them are crimes against humanity, which can also lead to serious health challenges.
NIA explained that it was monitoring the situation for detailed information.
“However, it is important for all relevant health regulatory agencies in Nigeria especially the Federal Ministry of Health, NAFDAC, NDLEA and SON to sensitize Nigerians of this development and warn them of the inherent dangers of patronizing drugs imported from China.
“The Customs Service, NIPOST and other mail delivery services should also step up monitoring of cargoes and packages with drugs imported into Nigeria.”
In 2011, Chinese officials launched investigations into the production of drugs made from dead fetuses.
The capsules were disguised as stamina boosters and some people believe them to be a panacea for disease.