WHO To Recognize Video Gaming As A Mental Condition

Candy Crush, Snake & ladder… Can you be addicted to video games? The World Health Organisation (WHO) thinks so as it will be adding gaming disorders to its International Classification of Diseases in 2018. Despite having rejected previous attempts to have smartphone and Internet addiction accepted, the WHO will officially recognize obsessive gaming disorders as […]



This post serves as a the last for the year 2017. Gladly, this service has receiving so much interest from would-be interns. We hope, in 2018, to raise the bar so that you get informed about ongoing internship/housemanship slots for all courses/disciplines, nationwide. Like the earlier two editions, we hope to get more questions as […]


Public Notice: All Federal College of Orthopaedic Technology (FECOT) Students, This Is For You.

This is to notify all successful candidates for the NDI Prosthetics/Orthotics Technology and Orthopaedic Cast Technology programmes that the 2017/2018 session is scheduled to commence on Monday January 8, 2018. The College will require evidence of JAMB admission letter, payment of N55,000 being part of the session school fees, copies of all credentials, passport pictures […]


NPMCN: March/April/May 2018 Fellowship Exams Registration Commences… (Full Details)

The National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria announces the commencement of online registration for March/April/May 2018 Fellowship Examination. It is important to note that Exam Portal opens on January 1, 2018, and closes on January 31, 2018. Late Registration attracts a fine of N20,000. Primary Candidates should note that late entry period closes on March […]


Press Release: University Of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital Disclaimer On Recruitment Advertisement

The University Of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital has today issued a Press Release/Internal Circular disclaiming the said recruitment advertisement being circulated on social media platforms. The memo dated 24th December 2017 to all Staff and to the General Public reads: RE — RECRUITMENT OF STAFF INTO THE SERVICES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MAIDUGURI TEACHING HOSPITAL  This […]

Editor's Focus Wishes You A Merry Christmas & A Super Holiday Celebrations.

Today is Christmas… December 25, one of the best seasons of the year. On behalf of all the writers and staff, we wish our esteemed readers a Merry Christmas, just as you have a super holiday this period. Particular we stress that you enjoy the season by eating right and being good to yourself. […]

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Nigerian Institute of Radiographers Programme of Event for Year 2018

Nigerian Institute of Radiographers a Division of the Radiographers Registration Board of Nigeria Programme of Event for Year 2018 1). Title: PGD Ultrasound 2017 Batch B Module II Date: 15th-25th January, 2018 Venue: Port Harcourt Credit Unit: Full Course Amount: N100,000 2). Title: PGD Ultrasound Course 2018 Module I Date: 12th-23rd February, 2018 Venue: Abuja/Lagos/Kano/Gombe/Enugu/Maduguri […]

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National Orthopaedic Hospital Igbobi- Lagos 2018 Basic Knee Arthroscopy Course

The National Orthopaedic Hospital, Igbobi Lagos, in Collaboration with Karl Storz-Endoskope Presents Basic Knee Arthroscopy Course Highlights: Didatic Lectures on Knee Arthroscopy Dry Lab Session include Knot Tying Cadaveric Knee Arthroscopy — Diagnostic Arthroscopy — Loose Body Removal — Meniscal Procedures — Biopsies — Cartilage Defects 4. Live Surgeries Venue: SICOT Educational Centre, National Orthopaedic […]

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Perofak Eye Clinic’s Stellar Services Gets Recognition… Sponsors Nigeria’s Biggest Health Entertainment Event.

I got into Owerri town on a tuesday night. It was already dark and the town was practically ‘winding down’ for the day. Tired and exhausted, I made my way to my friend’s accommodation, where I would normally stay whenever I came into town. Sometimes I feel, Alex Anthony – Photographer & Creatographer, goes out […]


Job Vacancy: Housemanship & Internship Positions Opens @ FMC Katsina

We are glad to inform you that Housemanship and Internship Positions are open at the Federal Medical Center, Katsina, Katsina State. Positions: Medical House Officers Intern Medical Laboratory Scientists Intern Pharmacists Requirements: ?Application letter should be addressed to The Medical Director, Federal Medical Centre Katsina, P.M.B. 2121, Katsina. ?Curriculum Vitae. ?Certificate or Letter of Local […]


Association of Resident Doctors, Braithwaite Memorial Specialist Hospital (BMSH) Holds her Annual General Meeting/Scientific Conference

The Association of Resident Doctors, Braithwaite Memorial Specialist Hospital (BMSH) branch announces her Annual General Meeting/Scientific Conference Theme: Funding post graduate medical education; A panacea to improving service delivery in the health sector. Key Note speaker: Dr. I. K. Korubo, Consultant Endocrinologist, University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital. Date: 17th – 23rd December, 2017. Time: 9:00am. […]

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Top 4 #HealthConversation: Health Insurance, Centralized Internship/Housemanship System, Others, Kept Nigerians Busy In 2017

This is the last editorial for the year 2017. It is less than two weeks before the Year 2017 winds off. The health sector has been vibrant, positively and negatively, as usual. A lot of ups and downs, a lot of progress, stand-stills and retrogression… totally eventful!!! It was in this year 2017 that medical […]


Humans, unlike monkeys, turn a competitive situation into cooperative one

Rhesus macaques and capuchin monkeys can find a stable solution when playing a competitive game in which one opponent always does better than the other, but only humans can find a solution that benefits both competitors equally, turning a competitive situation into a cooperative one, according to a Georgia State University study. The findings advance […]


Over 600 Doctors Migrated from Nigeria in 2 Years – NMA

President of the Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, Prof Mike Ogirima, yesterday expressed worry over the spate of migration of medical doctors from Nigeria to other countries, revealing that over 600 doctors had le   ft between 2016 and 2017. Ogirima who said the country had continued to maintain poor doctor: patient ratio of 1:4000 population, said […]

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From left: Consultant Cardiologist, University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, Dr. Ikechukwu Ogah; Consultant Cardiologist, Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital (AKTH), Prof. Kamilu Karaye; Consultant Cardiologist, Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Prof. Amam Mbakwem; the Chairman of the Occasion/Consultant Cardiologist, Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital (OAUTH), Prof. Micheal Balogun; Consultant Cardiologist, University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital […]