Meds

US approves first gene therapy for cancer

The United States approved the first gene therapy against cancer on Wednesday — a treatment that uses a patient’s own immune cells to fight leukemia — opening a new era in the fight against one of the world’s top killers. The treatment is made by Novartis and is called Kymriah (tisagenlecleucel). This type of anti-cancer […]

Career

University Of Lagos 2017/2018 Post-UTME Screening Exercise Is Here!!!

The University of Lagos online registration for the Post-UTME Screening Exercise for Admission into ALL COURSES/PROGRAMMES for the 2017/2018 Academic Year will commence from 31st August – 15th September, 2017. ELIGIBLE CANDIDATES Candidates who made University of Lagos their first choice in the 2017/2018 UTME and scored 200 and above are eligible for screening.  In […]

Conditions

Male Infertility: All the facts you need to know about this condition.

WHAT IS INFERTILITY: Infertility is defined as the inability of a couple to achieve a pregnancy after 12 months despite regular unprotected intercourse. Over 70% of couples would achieve a pregnancy within one year; an additional 15% would succeed by the next 12 months. In our society, the burden is placed more on the female […]

The Professional

180m lack access to drinking water—UNICEF

More than 180 million people lack access to basic drinking water in countries affected by conflict, violence and instability around the world, the United Nations Children’s Fund has warned. The Fund estimates 75% of water and sanitation infrastructure has been damaged or destroyed in conflict-ridden northeast of Nigeria, leaving 3.6 million people without even basic […]

Patient Social Media

#CostOfChildMarriage: Girls Should Be students, not Brides.

THE girl child is quite unique and vulnerable in our society today, as they seem the victim of child marriage. For every girl child who is subjected to an early marriage, she is much more predisposed to complications of pregnancy and delivery processes. She faces higher risk of social violence and has less decision making […]

The Professional

COMMUNIQUE: 12th Annual Scientific Conference & All Fellows Congress 2017.

The communique issued at the end of the 12th Annual Scientific Conference and All Fellows’ Congress of the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria held at the Bristol Hotel, Kano State from August 8-11, 2017. BACKGROUND: The 12th Annual Scientific Conference and All Fellows Congress of the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria took place […]

Physician

BREAKING: Doctors at Federal Medical Center Bida…. Begins Protests

Residents Doctors of the Federal Medical Center Bida, are currently protesting what they describe as “Injustice Being Done on them by Hospital Management”. This photo was shared on their official twitter handle. This is one too many just as Osun state doctors have issued a 21-days ultimatum to the state government over the poor state […]

Patient

5 ways virtual doctors can help during a natural disaster…

In Houston, all of my colleague’s offices are closed, and there is limited access to the Texas Medical Center due to Hurricane Harvey. As a virtual medical doctor, there was only one thought on my mind this entire weekend, “How can I help?” As a Floridian, I have certainly faced my share of natural disasters […]

Career

Nigeria’s Only University of Medical Sciences Holds Public Lecture

University of Medical Sciences Ondo State The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Friday Okonofua, FAS on behalf of Senate, Staff and Students of the University cordially invites the General Public and Friends of the University to the PUBLIC LECTURE Theme: SOME EFFICACIOUS NIGERIAN ANTI-CANCER HERBAL REMEDIES  Guest Lecturer: Emeritus Prof. Joseph Ibomeim Okogun, PhD, DIC, FAS, FAAS, FRSC, […]

Physician

NMA Doctors Stamp: Official Step by Step Directions on How to Process and Get Yours

Sequel to repeated enquiries on how to process and obtain the Nigerian Medical Association stamp, The team has responded with this detailed guidelines on how to obtain your customized stamp. Below is the step by step approach to obtaining a NMA Stamp; STEP 1: Make a payment of your required number of stamps at N50/stamp. […]

Conditions

More Nigerians likely to go blind except…- Group

More Nigerians are likely to go blind, if the federal government does not increase its funding of the health sector, a group of ophthalmologists has said. The group also said that the rising cases of eye diseases such as cataract and glaucoma have impacted negatively on the individual’s economy, the family and the society at […]

Physician

BREAKING: Osun Doctors Issues 21-Days Ultimatum

The President, Nigerian Medical Association Osun State Chapter, Dr Tokunbo Olajumoke, in a press conference threatens that doctors in Osun state will commence an indefinite strike action over issues bothering on salaries and general decadence of the state health sector. According to Channel TV, the state government enjoins the doctors to a round table where […]

Conditions

People with diabetes warned faulty insulin pens could have “serious health implications” after manufacturer recall

People with diabetes have been warned that several batches of faulty insulin pens currently being used by patients could have “serious health implications“. Manufacturers of the NovoPen Echo and the NovoPen 5 are now recalling some of their products after it’s been revealed that the cartridge holders – which protect the insulin – have been […]

Physician

National Association of Resident Doctors August 2017 Abuja eNEC

PREAMBLE: The National Association of Resident Doctors, NARD, held her emergency National Executive Council Meeting in the nation’s capital city Abuja in August 2017. Meeting was summoned to reassess government’s response to the 21-day ultimatum from National Association of Resident Doctors arising from Calabar NEC, which comprised: *Withdrawal of circular reversing skipping *Enrollment of all […]

Career

FG Appoints Dr Obaseki As New, Substantive CMD of UBTH

The Federal Government has appointed Dr Darlington Obaseki, the substantive Chief Medical Director (CMD) of the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH). Until now, Dr Obaseki was the Acting CMD of the hospital following the expiration of the tenure of Prof. Michael Ibadin. The letter of appointment was issued to Obaseki by the Minister of […]