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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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...