Thursday, 30 April 2015

Video on the disturbing reality of racism

In the wake of the Baltimore riots to protest the death of Freddie Gray, a new video by Brave New Films has been released and it depicts the sharp contrast in treatment between black and white people.
Although the video was only released yesterday, it already has over 48000 views.

World's first: Woman with artificial pancreas delivers normally

A woman with Type 1 diabetes, Catriona Finlayson-Wilkins has become the first (diabetic) woman ever to have a vaginal birth after receiving an artificial pancreas.

Get rid of a bloated belly in 60 seconds with 'Sassy water'

The viral flat belly recipe is named after its inventor Cynthia Sass, a specialist in diet and sports nutrition who came up with it for the "Flat Belly Diet." 

Midwives owed 8 months salary may be paid in May

The Nigerian government has promised to clear an eight-month arrears owed midwives employed under the Midwives Service scheme.

African diet proven to cut colon cancer risk

Loving the fast food life? Then you deserve to know how it's upping your risk of having colon cancer - the fourth commonest cause of death from cancer worldwide. It also affects Africans on western diets more than other races.

"TV fat" in children

Letting kids watch TV for as little as an hour a day could make them overweight or obese as well as gain more unhealthy weight over time, according to a new study from the University of Virginia School of Medicine.

Nigerian nurse kills baby with a hot bath

Oluyemisi Adebayo, 54, a licensed practical nurse, working in Queens, NY had been employed to care for Naomi Mondesire, a 22 month old girl who was born prematurely and needed a tracheotomy tube to breath in her parent's home when the sad incident occurred. Mrs Adebayo bathed Naomi with water so hot that it peeled her skin off.

Kate Middleton: Cocaine snorted in toilet close to her ward

The UK mirror apparently went on an 'amebo' mission to St. Mary's hospital in Paddington, where Kate Middleton will be having her baby pretty soon and made a strange discovery. In one of the hospital toilets, a few yards from Kate's room, they found traces of cocaine.

Girls rescued from Boko Haram to undergo HIV, pregnancy tests

The 293 females recently rescued by the Nigerian Military from Sambisa forest have been taken to the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital (UMTH) for medical evaluation including HIV and pregnancy tests. Also, about 7 of the girls are currently receiving treatment for gunshot injuries.

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Court to allow homosexual men donate blood

Early in the HIV/AIDS crisis, gay men were banned from ever giving blood because they were more likely to have the HIV virus and the policy remains in place in France, U.S, Israel, Ireland and most European countries till date.

Shocking Video: Woman sets a man's car on fire just for cigarettes

A woman asked a cigarette and just because he refused, she set his car on fire and the shocking moment was captured on CCTV

Teen stabs sleeping 9 year old to death and gives a shocking reason.

William Schultz, 18, was a guest in the victim's house but turned that hospitality into a painful memory for parents of the 9 year old child he murdered.

Complicated brain surgery performed at UCH Ibadan

Neuroscientists at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan have successfully completed the most complex brain surgery ever handled by the hospital.

Be Inspired!

Nigerian clerk arrested in Dubai for falsifying fitness results

Two clerks at the Dubai Health Authority were sentenced to six months in jail for tampering with a visitor’s fitness test certificate after they were found to have changed the test result from medically unfit to medically fit against a Dh3,000 bribe.

Proof Doctors Hate Giving Sick Notes

This letter proves doctors hate giving sick notes as much as you hate having to prove you're sick with a sick note.

AT&T President Fired Over Racist Meme

One of AT&T's presidents, Aaron Slator has been fired following a company investigation into claims he sent a racist meme to a friend ...via text.

Ever heard of Cherubism?


Cherubism is a genetic disorder characterized by abnormal bone tissue in the mandible and maxilla (the jaw bones)  which means the body replaces the bones with excessive fibrous tissue, giving affected individuals a characteristic swollen, rounded face.

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Another strike by JOHESU

For some time now, doctors and health workers in Nigeria have been at loggerheads over demands by the health workers to be made equal and enjoy same benefits as doctors. Although the Government has tried to maintain some peace between the two parties, they both remain on the 'war path.'

Season of sacks? NHIS CEO removed by President Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday relieved the Executive Secretary/Chief Executive Officer of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Dr Femi Thomas with immediate effect.

Coming soon: A Malaria Vaccine

The first vaccine ever to protect against Malaria, RTS,S/AS01 -  is in the final stages of trial. The vaccine offers up to 4 years of protection from malaria, and a booster dose of the RTS,S vaccine given 18 months later, confers prolonged protection.

#SupportNepal


Please donate to support Nepal. An easy way is through a direct Facebook donation. Don't fall for scams!

Australian doctor: A jihadist and sexual predator

Dr Tareq Kamleh, the Australian doctor seen in an ISIS propaganda video also sexually abused his patient.

Monday, 27 April 2015

Nigerian doctor's license suspended after patient dies of kidney failure


Dr Mohammed Imana, a general practitioner, graduated from the University of Ibadan in Nigeria in 1991. He was  sanctioned by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Newfoundland, and Labrador, Canada, after he was found guilty of misconduct before an adjudication panel.

Lamb with 'human' face born in Russia (Video)

The lamb was born in the village of Chirka, close to the Russian republic of Dagestan.

Another doctor kidnapped in Rivers state

Dr. Samuel Amaechi of Nobsams Clinic, Port Harcourt, was abducted by gunmen last Thursday night in Rivers state, Nigeria.

Nurse jailed for raping unconscious patients in the hospital


Nurse Andrew Hutchinson, 29,  has been sentenced to 18 years in jail for raping two patients while they were under general anesthesia and assaulting others at John Radcliffe Hospital Oxford, England where he worked in the A&E department between 2011 and 2013.

HIV: Home test kit now available

Home test kits for HIV are now available in the UK and no doubt will be distributed worldwide soon. The tests are as easy to use as the popular home pregnancy kit and give results within 15 minutes.

Ondo: 5 more die from 'ogogoro' poisoning

A total of 23 people have now died from ethanol poisoning blamed on locally brewed gin in southwest Nigeria, the local health commissioner said on Monday.

Tell an attractive woman by her voice

To hear her, regardless of what is being said, is to be touched, addressed, spoken to at a level beyond and deeper than the conscious.  Deep calls unto deep.  The unspeakable is heard and felt even when she simply answers the phone, “hello.”-   Curtis Beaird

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Saturday, 25 April 2015

Trend alert - #Louboutin nails

Christian Louboutin officially launched a nail polish that allows you to paint the underneath of your nail with the label's signature red back in October, and now it's sparked an unusual new beauty trend on social media.

Be Motivated!

$10000 dollar bounty on fake anti-malarial distributors

U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria, James Entwistle, made the declaration in Abuja as part of year 2015 World Malaria Day and the World Intellectual Property Day

New test detects ovarian cancer early

Maryam Babangida, Nigeria's former First Lady, died aged 61 from ovarian cancer on 27 December 2009 in a Los Angeles, California hospital.

April 25 - World Malaria Day

"Yeah, yeah, yeah, today we celebrate the World Malaria Day and all that, but who cares. Know it all, seen it all."  "There's no way I'm dying from malaria with my access to treatment, money and immunity." *Rolls eyes.

Friday, 24 April 2015

Three German doctors and a journalist die in a road accident

Three German doctors died on the spot when a vehicle they were traveling in collided with another vehicle in southern Zambia's Gwembe district, the police told Xinhua on Thursday.

Which hospital is the cleanest in Nigeria?

Well, it wasn't put to the vote but all the same we have a winner. And it wasn't a tie. So here goes, the winner of the cleanest hospital in Nigeria is...(Clue: a South-eastern hospital). 

Makeup that makes you look unwell

Known as 'byojaku face', the Asian trend involves making yourself look a bit under the weather, and is hugely popular in Japan.

Medical Checks For Pilgrims Now Mandatory

It is now mandatory to have a medical check before being approved as a Christian pilgrim in 2015 without any exemption.

Armenian 'genocide' - Remembering the 1 million

100 years ago, about 1 million Christian Armenians were systematically killed by the Ottoman Turks for fears they were loyal to the majorly Christian nation Russia. Today, they are being remembered in Armenia.

"Cheap sunglasses caused my cancer"

A mother-of-two who lost her eye to skin cancer is warning people against the dangers of wearing cheap sunglasses.

No horns please!

New traffic sign "no horning" to be displayed in Lagos around hospitals, schools, libraries, courts, and State secretariat, Alausa.

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'Silence perpetuates violence'- A story of incest

From the time she was a toddler, Patricia knew she had to be good girl. It was simple logic even a small child could understand: If she was well-behaved, her dad might be in a better mood. And if he was happy, her brothers and mom would receive fewer beatings.

Dr Oz 'claps back' on doctors who sought his dismissal

On Tuesday, during his show, Dr Oz flayed the 10 doctors who dared to call him a quack, calling them out. Read the story here.

Children's eyesight affected by spending too much time indoors

For many years, reading from books and computers for long periods were thought to be the cause of poor eyesight but studies have found it's beyond that. The reason these two activities caused poor eyesight was because they happened indoors.

Dr. Phil Makes Fun Of Bruce Jenner's Transition To A Woman

On Wednesday night, Dr Phil appeared on the the Jimmy Kimmel show and made fun of Bruce Jenner's transition to a woman at 65 years. When Jimmy asked Phil if he was disappointed that Bruce chose to be interviewed by Diane Sawyer rather than him, Phil emphatically said 'No' and actually rolled his eyes. Lol..

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Be Inspired!

 It's so true that we all need to read daily, something that motivates us.  But it does not stop at reading alone, we need to practise it to get results.

MDCN increases the annual practising licence fees

The Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria has reviewed the annual practising licensing fees; as part of the resolutions at the 5th plenary meeting of the MDCN held on March 19.

From 2016, practitioners less than 10 years post-graduation will pay N15000 and those with more than 10 years post-graduation will pay N30000.

The increment is meant to help in sustaining the council.

Sigh!

The practicing fee for doctors with less than 10 years post-graduation experience as at May 2015 was N6000 and a mandatory development fee of N5000. Total payment N11000.

Full registration fees after housemanship is N20,000.

Click here for complete list of MDCN Fees






Cord blood: The blood "miracle"

Did you know how important cord blood is? I'm guessing no but in the next couple of years, it will be much more popular than it is no...