Saturday, 10 March 2018

Nigerian health workers are irresponsible - El Rufai

In a statement bound to enrage most doctors in Nigeria, the current Governor of Kaduna state allegedly called
Nigerian health workers irresponsible and advocated for a lower minimum wage

Do you agree with him? πŸ€”πŸ€”

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Researchers say Diabetes is actually made up of FIVE different conditions

For decades, Diabetes has been divided into two types: type one, an autoimmune disease in which people stop producing insulin, and type two, in which the body becomes resistant to insulin.
But now researchers, led by experts at Lund University have found type two diabetes should actually be categorised as four different diseases and this finding should prompt a ‘paradigm shift’ in the way people treat diabetes.

Friday, 2 March 2018

Medic Talks: Medicine and Residency

πŸ‘‹πŸ½Hello friends, Medic Talks continues this Saturday with Dr. Tosin Odunsi-Akanji,  OB/GYN Resident and Life/Career Mentor @lifebytosin.
πŸ—£πŸ‘₯ She'll be sharing useful career advice and a personal story on her non-traditional path into Medicine. If you join us, you'll get a chance to ask her all your questions and gain useful information.

Saturday, 24 February 2018

Forensic Medicine: Bad Blood and Assault

Dr. John Schneeberger was once a popular, trusted medical professional residing in Kipling, Canada before he was convicted of two counts of sexual assault in 1999.
He allegedly drugged his first victim, a 23-year-old patient named Candace, before assaulting her in his examination room. His second victim was his 13-year-old teenage stepdaughter, who reported the same awful story.
After Candace reported her assault to the authorities, the police forced Dr. Schneeberger to give blood for two DNA samples. When both came back negative, the case was closed. The police were baffled, and Candace took matters into her own hands. She hired a private detective to get another sample of Schneeberger’s DNA. The detective managed to collect a sample from the doctor’s lip balm, which turned out to be a match to the DNA from the crime scene. But, since they’d gotten it without a warrant, the evidence was dismissed in court. Dr. Schneeberger walked free.

Thursday, 22 February 2018

De Quervain's tenosynovitis

🀱🀱This 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.
⚠️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.
πŸ‘¨πŸ½‍⚕️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.

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? πŸ€”πŸ€”Read on...
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.

Nigerian health workers are irresponsible - El Rufai

A post shared by HealthThenMore (HTM) Lifestyle (@htm_lifestyle) on Mar 9, 2018 at 10:09pm PST In a statement bound to enrage...