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 spotlightšŸ˜›

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
- which was low - so decided to get back into bed with my husband.'
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.
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.

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.
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.

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".

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