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Shell Nigeria Recruitment for General Practitioners

Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemical companies, operating in more than 70 countries. Our aim is to meet the energy needs of society in ways that are economically, socially and environmentally viable, now and in the future. Our focus on innovation and technology has made us a leading manufacturer, distributor and marketer […]


Succour As FDA Approves Artificial Pancreas For Diabetics

The United States, U.S Food and Drug Administration, has approved a first-of-a-kind ‘artificial pancreas’, a device that can help some diabetic patients manage their disease. The device from Medtronic was approved on Wednesday for patients with Type 1 diabetes and it will constantly monitor their blood sugar and deliver insulin as needed. Quoting Medtronic, newsmax […]


Job Vacancy: House Officers Needed at Abia State University Teaching Hospital Aba.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the post of house officer in the Abia State University Teaching Hospital, Aba QUALIFICATION Evidence of provisional registration with Nigerian Medical and Dental council attached to Curriculum vitae Interested candidates should forward thier applications with photocopies of their credentials to: The Chief Medical Director, Abia State University […]


Job Vacancy: Physician Needed at the U.S. Embassy

The U.S. Embassy in Abuja is currenly seeking to employ suitable and qualified candidate for the position below in the Health Unit: Job Title: Physician, FSN- 12/FP-03* Ref.: A50208 Location: Abuja – Health Unit Work Hours: Part-time; 20 hours/week Basic Function of the Position The incumbent provides medical services and serves as primary care physician to […]


Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria Public Notice on Houdegbe North American University

The Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) wishes to inform parents and guardian of prospective medical doctors and dental surgeon, their wards and the general public to note the following important announcements: The Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) is the regulatory body for the practice and training of Medicine, Dentistry and Alternative […]


Resident Doctors Threaten Another Round Of Nationwide Strike

The National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria (NARD) has threatened to go on another round of nationwide strike if persecution of its members in some hospitals continued, the National President of the Association, Dr. Muhammad Adamu Askira, has said.  This is coming three days after the association suspended its nationwide strike. The strike was […]

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Breaking News: Uyo Federal Doctors To Call Of Strike.

Resident doctors of the University of Uyo Teaching Hospital, UUTH, Akwa Ibom State, on Wednesday said they would call off the two months’ old industrial action over their salary arrears. The doctors made this known through the National Association of Resident Doctors President State Chapter, Dr. Christian Adeneye, explained that their desire to suspend the strike […]


92% of the world’s population exposed to unsafe levels of air pollution

“The new WHO model shows countries where the air pollution danger spots are, and provides a baseline for monitoring progress in combatting it,” says Dr Flavia Bustreo, Assistant Director General at WHO. It also represents the most detailed outdoor (or ambient) air pollution-related health data, by country, ever reported by WHO. The model is based […]


MDCAN Expresses Displeasure Over Non-Implementation of Skipping for Medical Doctors

The Medical and Dental Consultants Association of Nigeria has expressed displeasure over the handling of issues relating to implementation of skipping for medical doctors in the health sector. In a letter addressed to the honouralbe minister of health, the association noted that it had attended several negotiation meetings with relevant stakeholders including the Rt.Hon. Speaker […]


Does physical activity lower risk of bacterial infections?

The risk of viral infections is known to be affected by physical activity, but little information is available regarding the more serious infections caused by bacteria. In this study, the investigators examined the relationship between leisure-time physical activity and suspected bacterial infections during a one-year follow up. Suspected bacterial infections were determined based on prescriptions […]

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Get Refreshed With This Clinical Question… A Diagnosis With A Logical Explanation Should Follow.

QUESTION: A 68-year-old man passed out suddenly at the wheel of his car and ran into the car in front. His wife reports that he was pale and sweaty but that loss of consciousness was brief and he recovered quickly. On examination in A&E, pulse 78/min, BP 140/85, no abnormality found on examination. His ECG […]

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Medic West Africa/Medlab West Africa Hosts Largest Healthcare Event

Be Part of West Africa’s Largest Healthcare Event and stay connected with new partners, clients. Date: 12 -14 October, 2016 Venue: Eko Hotel Convention Centre, Lagos, Nigeria Source: New suppliers, cutting-edge products and medical equipment. Discover: First-hand the latest healthcare technology and medical advancements. Meet: Leading companies from more than 25 countries. Gain key Insights:  From Presentations and case […]


WHO Begins Search for New Director General

The World Health Organisation, WHO, has set in motion the process of electing a new Director General in to take over from the current Director General, Dr. Margaret Chan, was appointed in 2006 and will complete her second term on 30 June 2017. The new DG will assume office July 1, 2017. In a statement […]


Culex mosquitoes do not transmit Zika virus, study finds

Researchers at Kansas State University’s Biosecurity Research Institute studied Culex species mosquitoes from across the country, including Vero Beach in Florida, which is near Miami-Dade County where mosquitoes are spreading Zika virus. The research, “Culex species mosquitoes and Zika virus,” appears in the journal Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases and involves researchers from Rutgers University, the […]