Meds Patient

MENSTRUAL CYCLE AS ONE OF THE VITAL SIGNS!

Vital signs are signs, key in diagnosing potentially harmful conditions. They include: Blood pressure Temperature Respiratory rate Heart rate Its has been suggested by the American college of Obstetricians and gynecologists that: Including menstrual cycle as a vital sign can alert health care workers to disorders that cause abnormal uterine bleeding in adulthood. The opinion […]

Patient

HOW MUCH DO YOU KNOW ABOUT BIRTH DEFECTS?

Hello colleagues, lets do some brain work…. A 20-year-old female presents to your office for routine well-woman examination. She has a history of acne, for which she takes minocycline and isotretinoin on a daily basis. She also has a history of epilepsy that is well controlled on valproic acid. She also takes a combined oral contraceptive […]

The Professional

FIGHT AGAINST QUACKS, LIKE NEVER BEFORE. (PHOTO)

The health care sector in Nigeria continues to record an epidemic of Quacks, whom patients/clients unwittingly submit themselves to, for professional services; An irony, don’t you agree? However, #NursingWorld Nigeria, a professional and social networking site for nurses, may have started a campaign that would hopefully record major achievements. Their twitter handle is @Nursingworld_Ng The […]

The Professional

WEST AFRICA COLLEGE OF SURGEONS 7TH HEALTH MGT AND ETHICS COURSE.

The West African college of surgeons presents the 4th health management and ethics course for fellows, senior registrars, residents and post graduate university students DATE: 19th to 20th January 2016 VENUE: Trenchard Hall, university of ibadan, ibadan TIME: 8am to 6pm daily MODE: Distance learning and in-person non residential The distance learning aspect of this […]

Policy

LAGOS DOCTORS HAILS GOV AMBODE FOR RESOLVING HEALTH ISSUES.

Unlike the former Governor of Lagos State, the incumbent Governor Ambode, seems to be loved by doctors in the state. Some agree this may be a good start for Ambode, who is generally supported by Lagosians. Speaking at the General Meeting/Scientific Conference & Continuing Medical Education of the Medical Guild in Lagos, Chairman of the […]

Patient

EARLY PUBERTY: GOOD OR BAD?

Most esteemed readers, have you ever wondered why girls from the rural setting reach adolescent age on time? Or why fat girls attain early puberty? From research, it has been shown that Stress and Obesity are HUGE contributing factors. Do you think its a good sign or a bad one? Lets what Dr. louise Greenspan […]

Patient

Child Bride In Africa To More Than Double By 2050.

(Reuters) – The number of child brides in Africa will soar to 310 million by 2050 from 125 million now if current trends persist, due to slow rates of reduction combined with rapid population growth, according to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). This would see Africa surpass South Asia as the region with the […]

Physician

ULTRAMODERN A/IBOM SPECIALIST HOSPITAL BEGINS OPERATIONS.

A friend and colleague of mine visited Akwa Ibom State some months back. Being a first time visitor to the state, he had a lot of good reports from his trip. According to him, the state specialist, still under construction at the time, was the best he had ever seen. He applauded the fact that […]

Policy

GOVERNMENT MUST SUSTAIN CLAMPDOWN ON MEDICAL QUACKS – GOV OSHIOMOLE

Governor Adams Oshiomole of Edo State bared his mind on the standard of the health system when the Minister of state for Health, Dr Enahire Osagie, paid him a courtesy in Benin. This is what he said: “We must revisit the issue of regulation: the minimum requirement you must meet to establish a hospital and […]

Patient Physician

PUBLIC CONFUSED ABOUT ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE, WHO SAYS

Misconceptions about antibiotics and the health threat posed by antibiotic resistance are common around the world, according to findings from a multicountry survey from the World Health Organization (WHO) released on the 16th of November, 2015. The survey conducted online and in person, asked nearly 10,000 adults about the use and knowledge of antibiotics and […]

Editor's Focus

DENTAL COLLEGE RECTOR DECRIES FUNDING PROBLEMS

RECTOR of the Federal College of Dental Technology and Therapy, Enugu, Dr. Kehinde Sofoluwe, has expressed concern over challenges faced by tertiary institutions seeking to access funds from donor agencies. Sofoluwe specifically decried difficulties encountered in accessing grants from the Tertiary Education Trust Fund. She spoke during the inauguration of information and communication technology equipment […]

Career

JOB OPPORTUNITIES FOR MEDICAL/ HEALTH GRADUATES AT LONGHORN HEALTHCARE LIMITED

  Introduction: MASSIVE RECRUIMENT FOR FRESH GRADUATES ONLY!!! LONGREEN HEALTH CARE LIMITED. A HEALTH COMPANY IN OWERRI THAT IS INTO HEALTH CARE SERVICES NEEDS THE EXPETISE OF VIBRANT MEN AND WOMEN TO FILL IN THE VARIOUS POSITIONS. Positions; PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICERS HEALTH EDUCATORS NURSES PHYSIOLOGISTS ANATOMISTS PHARMACY TECHNICIANS COMMUNITY HEALTH EXTENTION WORKERS COMPUTER OPERATORS MEDIAL […]