Saturday, 24 February 2018

Forensic Medicine: Bad Blood and Assault

Dr. John Schneeberger was once a popular, trusted medical professional residing in Kipling, Canada before he was convicted of two counts of sexual assault in 1999.
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He allegedly drugged his first victim, a 23-year-old patient named Candace, before assaulting her in his examination room. His second victim was his 13-year-old teenage stepdaughter, who reported the same awful story.
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After Candace reported her assault to the authorities, the police forced Dr. Schneeberger to give blood for two DNA samples. When both came back negative, the case was closed. The police were baffled, and Candace took matters into her own hands. She hired a private detective to get another sample of Schneeberger’s DNA. The detective managed to collect a sample from the doctor’s lip balm, which turned out to be a match to the DNA from the crime scene. But, since they’d gotten it without a warrant, the evidence was dismissed in court. Dr. Schneeberger walked free.

Thursday, 22 February 2018

De Quervain's tenosynovitis


๐Ÿคฑ๐ŸคฑThis condition affects many first-time mothers, so suspect this diagnosis when a new mum complains of pain in her hands, sometimes there may be a clicking sound.
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⚠️Although this condition often happens after pregnancy, it is not exclusive to new mothers. People who play golf or the piano or type frequently are also affected.
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๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿฝ‍⚕️De Quervain's tenosynovitis is the inflammation of the sheath/synovium, that surrounds the two tendons that run between the wrist and the thumb. As the synovium swells and thickens, it becomes painful for a person to move their thumb.
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Meningitis outbreak: Four die in Niger state, 31 cases reported



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Wednesday, 21 February 2018

The end of circumcision?


Is this the beginning of the end of male circumcision? ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”Read on...
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Iceland is poised to become the first European country to outlaw male circumcision amid signs that the ritual common to both Judaism and Islam may be a new battleground over religious freedom.
Iceland’s population of about 336,000 includes about 250 Jews and 1,500 Muslims, and a bill currently before the Icelandic parliament proposes a penalty of up to six years in prison for anyone carrying out a circumcision other than for medical reasons.
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Saturday, 17 February 2018

Reattachment of a completely amputated hand in Kenya


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Surgeons at Kenyatta National Hospital, Kenya have successfully reattached the hand of a 17-year-old boy which was severed by a grass cutter.
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The attempt to reattach the hand began at 10pm on January 26; the procedure took seven hours, ending at 6am on January 27.
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Dr Wanjala Nang'ole and Prof Stanley Khainga of the University of Nairobi school of medicine were the surgeons.

Thursday, 15 February 2018

Conjoined twins successfully separated in Bauchi


A set of conjoined twins have been successfully separated by Doctors on the Move Africa at an ongoing free medical outreach in Bauchi, Nigeria.

The separation of the conjoined twins, according to the Senior Special Assistant to the Speaker on Media, Iliya Habila, who shared the photos on Facebook, was successfully conducted on Monday at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital, Bauchi by a team of doctors.

He said the medical outreach was sponsored by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Barrister Yakubu Dogara.

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Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Health Heroes: Sir Samuel Layinka Ayodeji Manuwa


Sir Samuel Layinka Ayodeji Manuwa, CMG, OBE, M.D. (1903–1976) was a pioneering Nigerian surgeon, Inspector General of Medical Services and former Chief Medical Adviser to the Federal Government of Nigeria.
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He was the first Nigerian to pass the Fellowship of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons
and he obtained the postgraduate Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Edinburgh in 1934.
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In 1966, he was elected president of the World Federation for Mental Health.

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Water Birth


Water birth is the process of giving birth in a tub of warm water.
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The theory behind water birth is that since the baby has already been in the amniotic fluid sac for nine months, birthing in a similar environment is gentler for the baby and less stressful for the mother.
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A 2009 Cochrane review found that the use of a birthing pool during the first stage of labour can help lower pain, reduce the need for epidural anesthesia and make the labour go faster. As for giving birth in the water, the method increased patient satisfaction in one study.
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Risks from water births that have been documented include raising or lowering the baby's body temperature, aspirating bath water into the baby's lungs, and seizures.
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NHIS Controversy: Another Set Of Workers Protest In Support Of Yusuf

The drama continues over the reinstatement of NHIS boss, Prof. Usman Yusuf.

Last week, some workers protested his return to work  at the NHIS head office in Abuja and temporarily closed down the office.
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Yesterday, some other workers of the National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS,  pledged to support their reinstated Executive Secretary, Usman Yusuf, to reposition the scheme.
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The workers staged a peaceful protest at the headquarters of NHIS in support of Mr. Yusuf under the aegis of the Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria, ASCSN, and Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria MHWUN.

Monday, 12 February 2018

Medic Talks: Mentorship and Medicine

If you missed Medic Talks with @dr_adaora, you can watch it here.

I talked with Harvard trained and board-certified anesthesiologist Dr. Adaora Okafor, about the importance of mentorship in medicine and to your career as a medic. It was a very inspiring discussion!!




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Saturday, 10 February 2018

Chief Kofoworola Abeni Pratt Hon. FRCN

Chief Kofoworola Abeni Pratt Hon. FRCN is regarded as the first black nurse to work in Britain's National Health Service.

She subsequently became vice-president of the International Council of Nurses and the first black Chief Nursing Officer of Nigeria, working in the Federal Ministry of Health

In the 1970s, she was Commissioner of Health for Lagos  and in 1973 she was awarded the Florence Nightingale Medal by the International Committee of the Red Cross.

She died on 18 June 1992.

Friday, 9 February 2018

Medic Talks With Dr. Dera Okeke


Hello friends, Medic Talks continues TOMORROW AT 8PM on Instagram live video @healththenmore with Dr. Dera Okeke.
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We’ll be having a VERY IMPORTANT discussion on how to make our workplaces safer.
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Everyday at work, some medics are exposed to hazards virulent enough to kill in a short time, and sometimes Personal protective equipment (PPE) are not readily available (especially when you are in a developing country).
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Recently in Nigeria, the minister of health said careless medical personnel are to blame for the spread of lassa fever; an epidemic that claimed the life of a young doctor. Other medical personnel like Dr. Ameyo Stella Adadevoh and Nurse Justina Ejelonu and their families have also suffered a painful loss.
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Thursday, 8 February 2018

Trouble at Anambra Mortuary

There has been commotion at Visitation Hospital mortuary in Umuchu Town, Aguata Local Government Area in Anambra State following the rejection of the corpse of one Pa Reuben Okorie who was said to be attacking other corpses and causing havoc at the mortuary.
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The mortuary attendants who were said to be tired and afraid of controlling the corpse, summoned the family to take back the money they had deposited and take the corpse away from the mortuary.
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P.M.EXPRESS gathered that Pa Okorie died recently and his corpse was deposited at the mortuary. However, it was said to have disturbed and attacked other corpses deposited there to the amazement
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Fake Indian Doctor Infects Dozens With HIV

At least 33 people have tested positive for HIV in northern India after a fake doctor allegedly used a tainted needle while treating them.
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Rajendra Yadav, who allegedly passed himself off as a doctor has since been arrested. Yadav used to treat a range of conditions for just a few cents, citing an overburdened health system that is too expensive for most Indians.
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Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Skin Care For A Busy Medic With Belfiore Medical

In this video, cosmetic expert Dr. Uju Rapu, the M.D of Belfiore Medical answered several questions regarding skin care. These questions were asked by medics during an Instagram live video.

If you enjoyed it, please like, share and subscribe!



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Monday, 5 February 2018

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) Video and Mnemonics

Hello friends, I made this video is about Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and I tried to simplify how to take the history, differentials, investigations and management (HDIM) using the acronym PCOS.
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The complete video is on my YouTube page (link in bio). Please if you like the video, kindly like, leave a comment, share and subscribe!

Friday, 2 February 2018

Health and Corruption!!


We complain about the poor funding of the Nigerian health sector, but what about corruption among health professionals; those who gobble up funds allocated to their hospitals?๐Ÿ˜ถ๐Ÿ˜ถ
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What do you think about them?



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Medic Talks 5

๐Ÿ‘‹๐ŸฝHello friends, Medic Talks continues this Sunday with Dr. Uju Rapu, a medical doctor, skin expert and managing director of @belfiore_medical.
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๐Ÿ—ฃ๐Ÿ‘ฅOur topic will be "Skin Care for A Busy Medic" and if you join us, you'll get a chance to ask her all your questions about how to achieve glowing/healthy skin.
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๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸฝRemember taking care of your skin and your health as a medic is very important. Looking good helps boost your confidence as well as increase your patients’ confidence in you. So join us this Sunday as we talk about taking care of our skin regardless of our busy schedules.
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External cephalic version (ECV)

External cephalic version (ECV) is a procedure that externally rotates the fetus from a breech presentation to a cephalic presentation. Successful version of a breech into cephalic presentation allows women to avoid cesarean delivery.
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๐Ÿคฑ๐ŸคฐIn a lotus birth, rather than cutting the umbilical cord within a few minutes of the birth, the parents carry the placenta — still connected to the newborn baby — in a bowl or special pouch, for days, long after it has ceased to actively transfer blood to the newborn.
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Aisha Buhari urges doctors to check abuses, exorbitant charges

A post shared by HealthThenMore (HTM) Lifestyle (@htm_lifestyle) on Apr 17, 2018 at 12:12am PDT The wife of the President, Mrs...