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May-August 2016| Vol 10| Issue 2


Industrial strife unlimited in the face of limited funding

Strife has again mushroomed in the Nigerian health sector. As in the past, it is a money matter. Health workers in their wont are asking for more money. The government says it is insolvent. The crux o...

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Oral health status, knowledge of dental caries aetiology, and dental clinic attendance: A comparison of secondary school students in the rural and urban areas of Lagos

Background: Dental caries is painful, expensive to treat and can harm nutrition and overall health. Good oral hygiene, regular utilization of dental health facilities, dietary habits and knowle...

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Validity of Beck's depression inventory and alcohol use disorders identification test in Nigeria's Niger Delta region

Background: The Beck's Depression Inventory (BDI) and Alcohol Use Disorder Identification Test (AUDIT) have been validated for use in the study of alcohol related psychiatric disorders in the d...

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Assessment of the level of some heavy metals in commonly consumed local fish species displayed for sale in Port Harcourt, Nigeria

Background: The incessant crude oil spillage into the water bodies of the Niger delta region of Nigeria has raised fears that the fish caught in the water bodies would be heavily contaminated w...

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Cardiopulmonary resuscitation skills in some Nigerian secondary school students

Background: While many countries of the world have incorporated the teaching of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) into their schools curricula, there has been little or no effort made towards...

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