Sunday, 25 March 2018

Doctors do not have nutritional training- BBC

If you think your doctor is an expert on nutrition just because he/she is a doctor- YOU ARE WRONG!! Yes the "code" has been broken
Today's article by BBC news has uncovered the lack of nutrition training in medical school. Medical students say they currently learn almost nothing about the way diet and lifestyle affect health - and they should be taught more.
Dr Michael Mosley, presenter of BBC One's Trust Me I'm A Doctor, said, "Unfortunately it's not part of the traditional training. At medical school I learnt almost nothing about nutrition. And I have a son at medical school and it's again not part of his key curriculum. "So I don't get the sense that there are lots of doctors out there who feel empowered to tell patients much about nutrition.
This month, the British Medical Journal announced it will launch a journal on the science and politics of nutrition in June 2018.
Dr Fiona Godlee, editor-in-chief of the BMJ, told me, "It's time we recognised that food and nutrition are core to health. There is a growing body of research out there that needs to be published - and we want to contribute to that effort."
As a doctor, do you agree with this article? Let's discuss. 

Saturday, 24 March 2018

Doctors can now restore eyesight with stem cells

Doctors can now restore eyesight with stem cells (via @NowThis Future)
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Nigerian Health workers to begin nationwide strike on April 7, 2018

Mr Chimele Ogbonna, Vice President of JOHESU, made the disclosure on Thursday in Jos and said that the health workers had explored all avenues for an amicable settlement of the issues and were left with no other option.
“If the agreements with JOHESU in 2009, 2014 and 2017 are not honoured, we will embark on an indefinite nationwide strike.
“The strike will be total and affect all health institutions from federal, state and local governments,” he stated.

Saturday, 10 March 2018

Nigerian health workers are irresponsible - El Rufai

In a statement bound to enrage most doctors in Nigeria, the current Governor of Kaduna state allegedly called
Nigerian health workers irresponsible and advocated for a lower minimum wage

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Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Researchers say Diabetes is actually made up of FIVE different conditions

For decades, Diabetes has been divided into two types: type one, an autoimmune disease in which people stop producing insulin, and type two, in which the body becomes resistant to insulin.
But now researchers, led by experts at Lund University have found type two diabetes should actually be categorised as four different diseases and this finding should prompt a ‘paradigm shift’ in the way people treat diabetes.

Friday, 2 March 2018

Medic Talks: Medicine and Residency

πŸ‘‹πŸ½Hello friends, Medic Talks continues this Saturday with Dr. Tosin Odunsi-Akanji,  OB/GYN Resident and Life/Career Mentor @lifebytosin.
πŸ—£πŸ‘₯ She'll be sharing useful career advice and a personal story on her non-traditional path into Medicine. If you join us, you'll get a chance to ask her all your questions and gain useful information.

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