Sunday, 31 May 2015

World No Tobacco Day 2015

                                      
Today marks the "World No Tobacco Day (WNTD)," celebrated worldwide to highlight the health risks associated with tobacco use and advocate for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption.

This year, the WHO is calling on countries to work together to end the illicit trade of tobacco products.

Saturday, 30 May 2015

Nigerian nurse tried to "kill" another baby before Naomi

Oluyemisi Adebayo, the Nigerian nurse accused of killing a baby by submerging her in scalding water had recently been fired from from a previous job for almost giving the toddler in her care a deadly dose of medicine.

Her former employers, Danielle Bartell and Walter Marrero said they were in disbelief when they heard the news of her killing a baby two weeks after they fired her.

Friday, 29 May 2015

Teen used CPR from 'Grey's Anatomy' to save a girl's life

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2 year old Nygeana Civil fell over the window guard of an open three-storey window in Brooklyn on Wednesday.

Ashley Giron, 18, who helped save the little girl with CPR said she learnt the technique from watching “Grey’s Anatomy.”

She said she “dove right in” after she saw Nygeana Civil’s mother holding the girl and screaming.

Thursday, 28 May 2015

Police shoot suicidal man in need of help at home

Justin Way, a recovering alcoholic was drunk and lying in bed,threatening to kill himself with a knife when his girlfriend called the cops-- to help him on May 11.

The cops showed up alright, wielding assault rifles and shot him to death.

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Former Toronto Mayor, Rob Ford Leaves Hospital After Cancer Surgery

Rob Ford, former Toronto mayor and current city councillor, was discharged from a local hospital on Tuesday, two weeks after surgery to remove a cancerous tumour in his abdomen at Mount Sinai Hospital.

Just an hour after he was discharged, a smiling and thinner Ford appeared at city hall and spoke to reporters; "For the first 10 days, I was just basically crying like a baby." He said. "It was so painful. I couldn't get up, I couldn't do anything."

A Dialysis Centre For Nigeria's Military

President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday inaugurated the Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA) Dialysis Centre in Abuja, Nigeria.

Chief of Defence Intelligence, Rear Admiral Gabriel Okoi, said that the need for the centre arose due to the large number of Nigerians who required treatment for Kidney ailments.

Monday, 25 May 2015

Ekiti: Kidnapped health workers regain freedom


The health workerswho were kidnapped in Ekiti state, Nigeria have regained their freedom.

The health workers were part of 11 persons rescued on Saturday after their family members reportedly paid a ransom.

Medical students in LUTH protest robbery attacks

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Medical students from Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Nigeria took to the streets on Monday to protest the incessant robbery attacks on the campus.

The angry students closed the campus gate disturbing vehicular movement and chased school security guards out of the premises.

Sunday, 24 May 2015

Hospital patient bleeds to death in the toilet after nurses failed to check on him

Allan Hawdon (pictured with partner Susan Lyon) bled to death in a hospital toilet after nurses did not check on him for three hours
Allan Hawdon (pictured with partner Susan Lyon) bled to death in a hospital toilet after nurses failed to check on him for three hours.

Allan Hawdon was on admission in Homerton Hospital, UK when he told nurses that he was going outside to make a phone call.

Saturday, 23 May 2015

Just for laughs

RITA:   “I would let people pay a doctor only what they thought was a fair price.”

BILL:   “I would allow lawyers to be treated only by doctors they had previously litigated against.”

Lol...that's fair.

Friday, 22 May 2015

To my dear colleagues at 68 Nigerian Army Reference Hospital Yaba (NARHY)

                              
Although our internship has come to an end and moving on means we made progress, I feel so sad I may never see or hear from some of you again.

Thursday, 21 May 2015

Nigeria: Health Workers Commence Strike

Yes, we have another strike action and this time it is the turn of the Nigerian Union of Allied Health professionals (NUAHP) comprising medical laboratory scientists, physiotherapists, dieticians, radiologists, optometrists and medical social service workers. 

The nationwide strike which commenced on Tuesday will be indefinite till all their demands are met by the Government.

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

A Model With Down Syndrome - Amazing Pics

Maddy Stuart, an Australian girl with Down syndrome, has taken social media by storm, with thousands of fans worldwide praising her for her zeal to become a model and inspire other teens like herself to challenge stereotypes and notions of beauty.

Maddy, 18, wants to change the way the world views people with Down syndrome a.k.a trisomy 21--the most common cause of intellectual disability and a low intelligence quotient (IQ).

Doctors support sleeping colleague #YoTambienMeDormi ("I've also fallen asleep").

A Mexican blogger's attempt to shame a tired resident sleeping in the hospital has instead sparked a massive solidarity movement for the doctor with #YoTambienMeDormi  ("I've also fallen asleep").

The blogger seemingly miffed that doctors get paid a considerable amount of money in comparison to their patients, trashed the doctor on her blog.

Inspiring Quote!

Deep words! Take some time to ponder on it.

Your thoughts put you in motion; they are responsible for what you are and what you are doing now. You can't start/do anything without thinking about it beforehand.

'Serial Killer Nurse' Victorino Chua Jailed For 35 years

A FORMER hospital nurse, who pretended to care while he was trying to kill, has been given 25 life sentences after being found guilty of murdering two patients and poisoning many more.

Victorino Chua, aged 49, of no fixed address, will now serve a minimum of 35 years behind bars after he was sentenced at Manchester Crown Court on Tuesday.

Pregnancy Dilemma Of Girls Kidnapped by Boko Haram

Remember the 234 females kidnapped by Boko Haram, well after they were rescued, it was discovered that 200 of them had been impregnated by Boko Haram members.

Some NGOs advised that the pregnancies be kept because of the trauma of an abortion but another non-governmental organisation, Project Alert on Violence Against Women, has asked the Federal Government to allow the pregnant girls freely decide whether to abort or keep their pregnancies.

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Nurse silences president's supporter with a cocktail of drugs

A male nurse at Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Enugu, Nigeria has been placed on three months suspension  for allegedly injecting a patient and supporter of President Goodluck Jonathan with unprescribed drugs.

From all indications, the nurse, identified as Alozie Ejimadu must have really had it in for the president because he became so irritated by a patient whose mood was deflated by the president's loss at the March 28 presidential election, that he put the patient to sleep with several drugs.

Monday, 18 May 2015

9 Bikers Die In Rival Gangs Clash


9 bikers have been killed and 18 hospitalized in a shoot-out between rival bike gangs yesterday. It happened during the recruitment of new members at the Twin Peaks venue in Texas. The restaurant reportedly ignored  police warnings of possible violence at the event but authorities anticipated trouble and pre-positioned officers.

Short people 'coming short' in lung transplants


Lung transplant candidates who are about 5'3" or shorter have longer waiting times than taller candidates and are more likely to die within a year while waiting for a lung transplant, according to a study presented at the 2015 American Thoracic Society International Conference.

ALERT! Fake MAC Products

You  need to be extra-careful when buying cosmetics for your health and beauty sake. 

A recent police investigation in Britain found a ton of fake cosmetics from leading makeup and cosmetic brands such as MAC and Urban Decay containing dangerous levels of toxic chemicals such as  lead, mercury and even cyanide. 

Sunday, 17 May 2015

126 Health Facilities Shut In Nassarawa State

126 'illegal' health facilities in Karu Local Government Area of Nassarawa state have been shut down.

According to Dr Thomas Affi, director of clinical services in the state’s Ministry of Health, the exercise was not meant to witch hunt anybody but to ensure that ethical practices are observed, as well as to identify registered and unregistered clinics and hospitals in the state for the benefit of all.

Saturday, 16 May 2015

ISIS Measure Injury With A Ruler In 'Eye-For-Eye' Policy

Ok, it's getting worse: ISIS now doles out the eye-for-an-eye punishment.

Criminals culpable of inflicting an injury on another person get that same injury exactly to the centimetre. I mean they measure the victim's injury with a ruler then transfer the markings to the same body part on the criminal before inflicting the same injury as punishment.

NMA pleads with doctors to stop using stickers

The Nigerian Medical Association, Ekiti, has advised members to remove stickers of the union from their vehicles and stop wearing the emblem.

The Ekiti NMA Chairman, Dr John Akinbote, gave the advice at a press conference in Ado Ekiti on Thursday as a security tip to curtail kidnap and unwarranted attacks on doctors by kidnappers that have been operating in the state in the last two weeks.

Egypt's ex-president Mohammed Morsi sentenced to death

An Egyptian court has sentenced ousted President Mohammed Morsi to death on charges relating to a 2011 prison break which reportedly saw more than 20,000 inmates escape.

During previous hearings Morsi is said to have complained he was overthrown by a coup and shouted at the judge: "Who are you? Do you know who I am?"

OMG! Burundi protesters get shot in their hospital beds

The violent protests in Burundi over the third term bid by the president is getting worse by the day. So far an estimated 15 persons have died and several injured in clashes between supporters of the president and those of a senior army officer who attempted a coup to dethrone the president.

Friday, 15 May 2015

Ever felt sexually harassed at the airport? - your worst suspicion confirmed

We all hate airport screenings and the worst part is being patted down by a stranger- that uncomfortable feeling that someone is taking advantage of the situation but you shake it off. Sorry but this report by Life Site News confirms your fears.
The Transportation Security Administration fired two employees after learning that a homosexual man abused his position as a TSA airport screener to grope "attractive" men's genitals. 

Nigeria: NAFDAC withdraws Oxytocin in Lafia

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control in Nasarawa State says it is retrieving a drug, Oxytocin, from pharmacies and patent medicine shops in the state. Michael Attah, state coordinator of the agency, said this in an interview in Lafia on Thursday.

According to Mr. Attah, NAFDAC was retrieving the drug among others, because some pharmacies and patent shops in the state failed to adhere to the storage requirements set for it.

Mob of women burn a woman and her lover in India


A 16 year old girl, Parvati Kumari and her 36 year old lover were beaten and burnt to death this Wednesday, on the orders of the Panchayat of Amaitha village in Wazirganj (Gaya) district, India. 

The couple had eloped together; most likely to escape the wrath that might follow their illicit 6 month old relationship. They were caught at a train station.

Thursday, 14 May 2015

Doctor accused of raping his patient


A 50-year-old family medical doctor with a practice in central New York is accused of raping one of his patients during an office visit earlier this year.

State police say Dilip K. Roy of Baldwinsville was arraigned Tuesday in Volney Town Court on third-degree rape charges and released on his own recognizance. He's scheduled to appear in court again on June 1.

Exterminator faces life sentence for killing and burning a doctor

Jason Smith, 36, an exterminator who was accused of strangling a Philadelphia pediatrician who questioned his work has been convicted of murder.

Smith faces a mandatory life term without the possibility of parole following Wednesday’s jury verdict.

Nigeria: 27 children die from lead poisoning in Niger State

The Federal Government has confirmed the death of 27 children in a fresh outbreak of lead poisoning from illegal mining in Niger State.

The Minister of State for Health, Fidelis Nwankwo, stated this during a press briefing on Wednesday in Abuja. He said 63 cases of the outbreak had been confirmed by the government in the state while many animals in affected communities had died.

He said there is palpable fear among neighbouring communities in Kaduna State. However, he said the disease is not contagious.

Pit bull allegedly bites teenager in Calgary

A teenage girl was taken to hospital after she was bitten by a "pit bull-type dog" in southeast Calgary.

It's the fourth dog attack in Calgary since Saturday, with three suspected to involve pit bulls.

"That specific breed has caused a lot of damage in the last five days," said animal services director Ryan Jestin.

The New "Hit Soaps" To Replace Body Wash


You weren't expecting this but it's happening! Yes, soaps are coming back with a Big Bang!


After many years of getting a bad rap for drying the skin and stripping it of necessary oils and altering its pH level, soaps were replaced by more complicated beauty regimens involving cleansers, toners and washes.

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Raunchy Nurses Outfits By Chinese Company To Celebrate Nurses' Day


Yesterday May 12 was International Nurses Day - an annual occasion for the world to recognise the vital work that nurses do.

But one of China's biggest online retailers, Jing Dong, is under fire after choosing to honour the day with a promotion of a range of 'sexy' nurse outfits for discount prices of just 99p.

50 injured in train accident in Philadelphia

Update - 7 people have been confirmed dead and 200 injured.

At least 50 people were hurt after an Amtrak train derailed in the Frankford section of Philadelphia Tuesday night, according to officials.

Officials say eight to ten cars derailed on the 2000 block of Wheatsheaf Lane. At least 50 people were injured though officials have not yet revealed their conditions. Many of the passengers were taken to Aria Health Frankford.

'Convince Her to Get Bigger Breasts Manual' by Ivan LeCasque

Ivan LeCasque, 59, from Fort Lauderdale successfully convinced 3 of his ex-girlfriends to undergo breast surgery and he is confident he can help you do the same with his new book- The Convince Her To Get Bigger Breasts Manual.

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Photo of the day!

Leningrad Gas-Mask 
The picture dates from 1937, four years before the Siege of Leningrad.

The siege of Leningrad (the modern-day St. Petersburg) lasted almost two and one-half years and cost the lives of an estimated 1,000,000 city residents. It began on September 8, 1941 when German troops completed their encirclement of the city. As his blitzkrieg rushed towards Moscow, Hitler made the strategic decision to bypass Leningrad and strangle the city into submission rather than commit valuable resources to attacking it directly.

Rob Ford Recovering From Surgery

Former Toronto Mayor, Rob Ford is currently recovering in hospital after the removal of a cancerous tumour from his abdomen in a grueling 10-hour operation with 4 surgeons.

Mr. Ford’s office issued a statement on Monday saying the surgery was “a success,” and that by evening, the Etobicoke councillor was fully conscious and recovering. The announcement is the most significant development thus far in a nine-month battle for Mr. Ford against liposarcoma, a rare and aggressive form of cancer.

Monday, 11 May 2015

Nigeria: Lagos is setting the pace in health care

Dr Jide Idris, Lagos State Commissioner for Health recently recounted the success story of the first ultra-modern Cardiac and Renal Centre in West Africa located in Gbagada.

He said the centre since inception in March has treated 496 patients and reduced the number of medical tourists. The centre successfully carried out several renal dialysis and cardiac procedures including two heart surgeries, as well as pacemaker insertions.

Treat Haemorrhoids At Home With Simple Remedies

Haemorrhoids (Jedi-Jedi) are painful swollen veins in your anal cannel or rectum which usually result from constipation and can cause itching, rectal bleeding and discomfort. There are several ways to treat this condition at home and here are some proven techniques that you can use:

Water

First, drink 6 to 8 glasses of water per day. We need water to aid digestion and keep our cells healthy. One problem that many seniors have is they start having bladder problems. They feel embarrassed and do not want to wear protective shields so they drink less water. This causes constipation and the need to take laxatives on a regular basis.

Nigeria: Ekiti governor promises the safe return of kidnapped health workers


Dr. Ayodele Fayose, Governor of Ekiti state today promised staff of the Federal Teaching Hospital, Ido Ekiti, that his government, in collaboration with the security operatives, will ensure the safe
return of health workers kidnapped recently.

The governor said, "Mrs. Aladeneka will soon be with us. I appreciate you for being your brothers keeper. It could be anybody; it could be your brother. Let me tell you that I share this sorrow with you. This is one of the burdens I carry with you. I am sure that she will come back to join us."

Update on the pregnant 10 year old from Paraguay

Remember the 10 year old girl who was raped by her step-father and denied an abortion because of the stringent abortion laws in Paraguay; well the stepfather has been caught and was arrested on Saturday.

Benitez Gilberto Zarate, 42, who fled in the wake of the accusation against him denied raping the girl and is demanding a DNA test to back his claim. The girl's mother has also been arrested and charged with breaching her duty of care amongst other charges.

Woman drinks her own breast milk to survive in the wilderness

A New Zealand mother, Susan O' Brien, 29 was competing in the 20km Wellington Trail Running Series near Wainuiomata, when she took a wrong turn and lost her way.

She was located today by a helicopter using heat detection equipment about 2.5km off the running course, and was flown back to her husband, two young children and parents.

Couples that have more sex aren't happier

Another day and another myth busted? Couples who have more sex are not as happy as we thought. Instead they are less happy than those with an average sex frequency, according to a new research.

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University gathered 128 couples into two groups, one of which was instructed to double their normal weekly intercourse frequency - than the other group which was instructed to maintain their normal sex frequency.

Sunday, 10 May 2015

Be Inspired!


Ekiti doctors on strike over insecurity fears


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Ekiti branch of the Nigerian Medical Association has declared an indefinite strike to protest the kidnap of a nurse as well as a doctor and his wife.

The kidnapped doctor is Dr Patrick Adegun, former Chief Medical Director of Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital. He was kidnapped along with his wife barely 5 days after the abduction of a theatre nurse, Mrs Margaret Aladenaka from the Federal Teaching Hospital, Ido Ekiti.

Monica Lewinsky offered $1M for dress stained with Clinton's semen


I'm pretty sure you still remember Monica Lewinsky, the intern who had an affair with Ex-U.S President Bill Clinton.

The affair is no longer headlining news but a 'freaky' museum has reportedly offered her $1million for the infamous  'DNA stained' blue GAP dress she wore during her affair with Clinton.

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 ...