Patient

STUNNING REASONS WHY HONEY MAY JUST BE BETTER THAN SUGAR.

I have always wondered why sugar is a common feature in most kitchens in Nigeria. May be because it is cheaper than honey, after all I know its not everyday you see bees or even a bee hive. I have always known that somehow, honey is more nutritious than sugar. I stand to be corrected […]

Social Media

FUNNY MEDICO

Laughter is a very potent medicine for the body. I am pleased to inform you that we have inaugurated this ‘FUNNY MEDICO’ Column… It is my hope that through this column I would be able to make you laugh. This column may comprise of funny picture, riddles, funny jokes, puzzles… just about anything that I […]

Editor's Focus

THE SECRET TO LIVING A VERY LONG IN NIGERIA FOUND!!!

I was watching one of the episode of a series movie featuring some award-winning Hollywood actors and actress, The Blacklist, where a scientist was experimenting on humans. His aim was to find a way to prolong the life of humans. I think the name of that particular episode was the Longevity Project, if my memory […]

Career

BUTCHER WITHOUT CONSCIENCE – TALE OF A MADONNA STUDENT

DAY 2: FIELD TRIP OF MEDICAL STUDENTS ON COMMUNITY MEDICINE POSTING Today was quite interesting. I believe it was more interesting than our 1st Field Trip. Yes!! To those who have been following the events of medical students on their community medicine posting, you would understand. I said today was interesting because we visited the […]

Conditions

NOT AGAIN!!! EBOLA COMES BACK TO SIERRA LEONE

Sierra Leone, it seems, is back to square-one in its fight against the dreaded Ebola Virus Disease. It was recorded in the capital city, Freetown, dashing the hope that the country is truly free from the disease. The Punch Newspaper reports it this way; A spokesman for the National Ebola Response Centre, Sidi Tunis, said […]

Editor's Focus

3 NEVERS AFTER AN EARLY MORNING WORK-OUT

An early morning workout can be so fruitful. After a night of good rest, what is better than to attune the body system with a measured dose of exercise, done in the cool hours of the morning. Yes!!! It has been shown that the body optimizes all the action it is subjected to better in […]

The Professional

PROTECT YOURSELF – USE A SIMPLE HANDKERCHIEF

When you look around, men and women alike have a piece of handkerchief on them. But this important dress sense has been seen by many as an exclusive men’s article. Most Nigerian guys carry hanky for 3 reasons; when they need to dab sweat from their fore-head, to blow catarrah, or to avoid using the […]

Conditions

MALARIA AND MOSQUITOES: THINGS YOU MAY NEVER HAVE KNOWN

Most homes in Sub Saharan Africa have as co-inhabitants with humans, mosquitoes. I know you know that mosquitoes are protozoans of the genus Plasmodium. There are 5 species of mosquitoes (unlike what was known in the past). They are; Plasmodium falciparum is responsible for the majority of malaria deaths globally and is the most prevalent […]

Conditions

“Nigeria’s Queen Of Hairs”; A Medical Perspective

She was trending as at the time I was getting prepared to send in this post. Truly a media delight. The Punch newspaper even featured her on its Sunday edition. Queen Okafor, a native of Nnobi in Idemili South Local Government Area, Anambra State. She is popularly called Queen of Hairs. By the look of […]

Social Media

WHY YOU MUST HAVE A SOCIAL MEDIA DOCTOR

Earlier in the year, the Vanguard Newspaper published a highly provoking article on the shortage of health personnel, especially medical doctors, in Nigeria. This was a part of that article; Prof Oluwole Ayoola Atoyebi, who was one time Provost, College of Medicine, University of Lagos, however accepts that the issue of inadequate personnel is global. […]