Friday, 4 August 2017

Family doctor charged with adultery


Micheal Owoicho, a Jos-based family doctor, has been docked at a Jos Upper Area Court 1 in Plateau on allegations of adultery and his alleged partner is one of his patients.

However, the accused, a staff of the Jos University Teaching Hospital and Medical Director (MD) of Elroi Hospital, had pleaded not guilty to the offence.

His accuser, Mr Maduabuchi Orji, had reported that Owoicho, who was his family doctor, was having an affair with his wife to the office of the Assistant Commissioner of Police, State Criminal Investigations Department (CID), Jos.

Friday, 28 July 2017

It's a return to the theatre for Prof. Adewole

Basking in the euphoria of returning to the theatre, Minister of Health, Prof. Adewole shared his joy on twitter. But Nigerians won't let him enjoy the spotlight😛

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Lucinda Allen, 38, from Stourbridge in the West Midlands was 6 months pregnant when she had intercourse with her husband Tony. After climaxing twice, she experienced a sharp pain just above her right eye.


She said, 'My pregnancy had been overshadowed by gestational diabetes, which I was managing through diet and exercise. I checked my blood pressure most days. On this particular Saturday morning, I checked my blood pressure
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After having sex Lucinda experienced the painful headache but thought nothing of it as she regularly had a short burst of head-pain immediately after she'd climaxing.
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Scans later showed that she had suffered a brain haemorrhage and was put into an induced coma to let her brain rest: during that time, she had brain surgery – a craniotomy to release the pressure on her brain where the blood had leaked out. Lucinda was left paralysed down her left side and is now a full time wheelchair user with a healthy four year old girl.
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Dr. Olanisun Olufemi Adewole invents Sweat TB Test

Nigerian doctor, Dr. Olanisun Olufemi Adewole has invented a a non-invasive, rapid diagnostic test to detect tuberculosis. The invention, called Sweat TB Test, leverages a TB specific marker in the sweat of patients, to produce a point-of-care test to detect TB, within 10 minutes, without any needle prick. The tests also allows quick generation of reports so that patients can commence on medication as needed in the same clinic visit.
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Currently, tuberculosis diagnosis is notoriously invasive, dependent only on sputum which sometimes may not be collectible and considered messy by patients. As well as being time consuming, patients having to make repeated clinic visits before a diagnosis is made, leading to a delay in diagnosis and even missed diagnosis of over three million TB cases and eventually, continuous spread of the disease.
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Canadian baby without a gender

Canadian baby Searlyn Atli may be the first baby in the world without an 'assigned' gender on their health card. According to BBC, the baby's parent, Kori Doty, a non-binary transgender person who identifies as neither male nor female aims to allow the child to discover their own gender.

If you're wondering, there is a "U" in place of the usual 'M' or 'F' [for male or female] that represents "undetermined" or "unassigned".

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Quiz: Test Your Medicine Knowledge

The correct answer is A (Zinc)
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Oral Zinc lozenges may reduce the duration and severity of the common cold, when started within 24 hours, and taken for less than two weeks. Intranasal Zinc has been linked to a severe and permanent loss of smell and should not be used.
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For most people, Vitamin C does not prevent cold and only slightly reduces their length and severity.

Saturday, 3 June 2017

Boxing superstar Amir Khan to sponsor treatment for boy with retinoblastoma

Boxing superstar Amir Khan has come to the rescue and is offering to pay for life-saving treatment for a seven-year-old Pakistani boy whose life is in danger from an enormous tumor suspected to be Retinoblastoma.
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Doctors in his own country said his disease was in stage four, and that he had just weeks to live without treatment.
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Retinoblastoma is a type of eye cancer that affects the retina. It may affect one or both eyes.
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Thursday, 1 June 2017

Video: Ten Doctors Injured After Clash At LUTH



Ten members of the Association of Resident Doctors (ARD),Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), were allegedly injured by some security men from the teaching hospital during a clash.
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Dr Adebayo Sekunmade, the president of the ARD of the hospital told newsmen during a news conference that the doctors sustained injuries when they attempted to take over their secretariat from the security men stationed there by LUTH’s management.
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Sekunmade told journalists that one of his members was inside the ARD’s secretariat at 2.00 a.m. on Tuesday but the security men ordered him out and locked it up.
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When contacted, the the Chairman of the Medical Advisory Committee (CMAC) of LUTH told journalists that LUTH’s management had given the ARD a letter asking it to vacate the building serving as its secretariat, six months ago.
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Sunday, 28 May 2017

Meet The Medic: Joan Abhulimhen


Meet the medic 💉🏩:  Joan Abhulimhen
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👉🏽Favourite quote🗣🗣: Between two living beings harmony is never a given, it has to be worked on again and again.
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👉🏽Favourite show🎥📺:  Friends with better lives
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👉🏽What do you wish you knew in medical school🤔🤔:  Wish I knew most persons were simply hypocrites

Family doctor charged with adultery

Micheal Owoicho, a Jos-based family doctor, has been docked at a Jos Upper Area Court 1 in Plateau on allegations of adultery and ...