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Job Vacancy: House Officers Needed at LAUTECH Teaching Hospital, Osogbo.

Applications are hereby invited from suitably qualified candidates to fill position of House Officers in LAUTECH Teaching Hospital, Osogbo, State Of Osun, Nigeria. Position: House Officers Location: Osogbo, Osun State Qualifications: Candidates must possess MB Ch B/MB BS from any recognized university and must possess evidence of registration with the Medical and Dental Council of […]

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HERPES SIMPLEX VIRUS : 10 REASONS TO AVOID EVER CONTACTING IT

This is a sexually transmitted infection you may not know you have and it is another serious infection. Here are some points to note about this infection: 1. The Herpes Simplex Virus, or herpes, is categorized into 2 types : herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) and herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2). HSV-1 is […]

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Diarrhoea outbreak in Lagos: 2 dead, 25 quarantined.

Lagos State Government has confirmed an outbreak of diarrhoea in the state, even as it confirmed two dead and 27 patients placed under surveillance. The state government further disclosed that the disease was recorded in Shomolu, Oshodi-Isolo and Surulere Local Government Areas. Commissioner for Health, Dr. Jide Idris, and his counterpart from Ministry of Information […]

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Nigeria Needs Curriculum for Critical Care –LUTH CMD

The Chief Medical Director, Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba, Prof. Chris Bode, has called for concerted efforts by medical practitioners in Nigeria to build the confidence of patients in the health sector. Bode said this on Thursday at the inauguration of the third annual general meeting and scientific conference of the Critical Society of Nigeria […]

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Resident Doctors Insists FG Must Fund Doctors’ Training

National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has accused federal government of not funding the training of doctors which has frustrated the profession in the country. Speaking on the theme: ‘Funding post graduate medical education: a panacea to medical tourism’ the NARD President John Onyebueze said; “To the public, the perceived ‘indifferent’ behaviour by the resident […]

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HIV Prevention: Vaginal ring safe, acceptable- Experts

Researchers say monthly vaginal ring and daily oral tablet, both containing anti-HIV drugs, are safe and acceptable in adolescent girls. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the results of the study were presented on Wednesday at the 9th IAS Conference on HIV Science in Paris, France. The study reveals that the use of […]

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Genetic Diseases in the Middle East

Genetic Diseases are prevalent amid populations in the Middle East. In general, genetic disease or disorder happens due to the changes or mutation in an individual’s DNA and genetic disorders may be inherited which is transmitted from the parents’ genes. A change is an alteration in the DNA sequence that forms a gene. When a […]

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Short Stories Series 4: A BIG HEART – By Dr Desmond Agbo

Peter did not believe his eyes. He immediately jumped out of the bed and panted for breath. “What!” “My penis!” “What happened?” Cynthia asked. “Why did you jump out of me like that?” She added. “See!, come and see……I’m in trouble ooo…..” He pointed to his penis which has become flaccid and bent all of […]

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New hepatitis C treatment effective in Africa

Dr Karine Lacombe, an associate professor at Saint-Antrine Hospital, Inserm, France, says the new treatment for Hepatitis C is effective in Africa from results of preliminary clinical trials in the region. Lacombe made the disclosure at the ongoing 9th IAS Conference on HIV Science in Paris, on Monday. Lacombe said that such was achievable with […]

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Delta State University Abraka Announces Admission into Medical Postgraduate Programs

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission into the underlisted Postgraduate programmes leading to the award of Postgraduate Diploma, Professional Masters, Academic Masters and Doctor of Philosophy Degrees of the Delta State University, Abraka. FACULTY OF BASIC MEDICAL SCIENCES (1) Department of Physiology M.Sc and Ph.D Degrees in Physiology (2) Department of Anatomy […]

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Nigeria’s Medical Council inducts foreign trained 164 doctors, dentists

The Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria, MDCN, has inducted 164 foreign trained medical and dental graduates. A total of 334 medical and seven dental candidates who got their training in different countries of the world registered for the April 2017 Assessment Examination. Out of the number only 160 medical and 4 dental surgeons were […]

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BREAKING: MDCN’s Next Assessment Examination 2017.

The next Assessment Examination of the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria is scheduled to hold from Wednesday 15th – Friday 17th November, 2017 at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, Ilorin, Kwara State. A. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA i. The examination shall be for candidates trained in ALL Countries (other than Nigeria) and whose training institutions […]

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HEPATITIS IS WORSE THAN HIV/AIDS: SIGNS, SYMPTOMS, TREATMENT AND MANAGEMENT

Hepatitis B is a potentially life-threatening liver infection caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV). It is a major global health problem. It can cause chronic infection and puts people at high risk of death from cirrhosis and liver cancer. Some people with hepatitis B never clear the virus and are chronically infected. Progression of chronic hepatitis […]

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(MUST READ) : How To Detect Internal Bleeding

Internal bleeding is when bleeding takes place inside the body, instead of bleeding which can be seen outside the body. The internal bleeding often occurs within tissues, organs, or in cavities of the body. These include the head, chest, and abdomen. A few examples of other potential sites of internal bleeding includes the eye and within […]

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PRESS RELEASE: MLSCN Protocol for Inspection of Medical Laboratories in Nigeria.

Medical Laboratory services are essential to patient care and therefore have to be available to meet the needs of all patients as well as the Physicians responsible for treatment and management of patients. Therefore, the results emanating from the Laboratory should be reliable, accurate, reproducible, timely and cost effective. In order to achieve the above, […]