Thursday, 22 February 2018

De Quervain's tenosynovitis


๐Ÿคฑ๐ŸคฑThis condition affects many first-time mothers, so suspect this diagnosis when a new mum complains of pain in her hands, sometimes there may be a clicking sound.
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⚠️Although this condition often happens after pregnancy, it is not exclusive to new mothers. People who play golf or the piano or type frequently are also affected.
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๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿฝ‍⚕️De Quervain's tenosynovitis is the inflammation of the sheath/synovium, that surrounds the two tendons that run between the wrist and the thumb. As the synovium swells and thickens, it becomes painful for a person to move their thumb.
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Meningitis outbreak: Four die in Niger state, 31 cases reported



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Wednesday, 21 February 2018

The end of circumcision?


Is this the beginning of the end of male circumcision? ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”Read on...
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Iceland is poised to become the first European country to outlaw male circumcision amid signs that the ritual common to both Judaism and Islam may be a new battleground over religious freedom.
Iceland’s population of about 336,000 includes about 250 Jews and 1,500 Muslims, and a bill currently before the Icelandic parliament proposes a penalty of up to six years in prison for anyone carrying out a circumcision other than for medical reasons.
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Saturday, 17 February 2018

Reattachment of a completely amputated hand in Kenya


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Surgeons at Kenyatta National Hospital, Kenya have successfully reattached the hand of a 17-year-old boy which was severed by a grass cutter.
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The attempt to reattach the hand began at 10pm on January 26; the procedure took seven hours, ending at 6am on January 27.
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Dr Wanjala Nang'ole and Prof Stanley Khainga of the University of Nairobi school of medicine were the surgeons.

Thursday, 15 February 2018

Conjoined twins successfully separated in Bauchi


A set of conjoined twins have been successfully separated by Doctors on the Move Africa at an ongoing free medical outreach in Bauchi, Nigeria.

The separation of the conjoined twins, according to the Senior Special Assistant to the Speaker on Media, Iliya Habila, who shared the photos on Facebook, was successfully conducted on Monday at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital, Bauchi by a team of doctors.

He said the medical outreach was sponsored by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Barrister Yakubu Dogara.

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Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Health Heroes: Sir Samuel Layinka Ayodeji Manuwa


Sir Samuel Layinka Ayodeji Manuwa, CMG, OBE, M.D. (1903–1976) was a pioneering Nigerian surgeon, Inspector General of Medical Services and former Chief Medical Adviser to the Federal Government of Nigeria.
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He was the first Nigerian to pass the Fellowship of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons
and he obtained the postgraduate Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Edinburgh in 1934.
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In 1966, he was elected president of the World Federation for Mental Health.

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Water Birth


Water birth is the process of giving birth in a tub of warm water.
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The theory behind water birth is that since the baby has already been in the amniotic fluid sac for nine months, birthing in a similar environment is gentler for the baby and less stressful for the mother.
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A 2009 Cochrane review found that the use of a birthing pool during the first stage of labour can help lower pain, reduce the need for epidural anesthesia and make the labour go faster. As for giving birth in the water, the method increased patient satisfaction in one study.
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Risks from water births that have been documented include raising or lowering the baby's body temperature, aspirating bath water into the baby's lungs, and seizures.
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NHIS Controversy: Another Set Of Workers Protest In Support Of Yusuf

The drama continues over the reinstatement of NHIS boss, Prof. Usman Yusuf.

Last week, some workers protested his return to work  at the NHIS head office in Abuja and temporarily closed down the office.
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Yesterday, some other workers of the National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS,  pledged to support their reinstated Executive Secretary, Usman Yusuf, to reposition the scheme.
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The workers staged a peaceful protest at the headquarters of NHIS in support of Mr. Yusuf under the aegis of the Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria, ASCSN, and Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria MHWUN.

De Quervain's tenosynovitis

A post shared by Dr. HealthThenMore (HTM) (@healththenmore) on Feb 21, 2018 at 12:45pm PST ๐Ÿคฑ๐ŸคฑThis condition affects many firs...