Patient

Adolescents Need to be More Physically Active. Their health is now more at risk -WHO

The adolescent years officially spans from 10-years to 19-years. Adolescence is a critical time of life. It is a time when people become independent individuals, forge new relationships, develop social skills and learn behaviors that will last the rest of their lives. A new study, published in The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health journal and […]

Conditions Policy

Sugar’s Role In Obesity: Countries Should Adopt Tax To Combat Diabetes, Health Problems, Says World Health Organization

One of the many weapons in the global war against chronic diseases like diabetes should be a sugar tax, said the World Health Organization (WHO) in a report this Tuesday. ALSO READ: Fruit Juice Is as Bad as Sugary Drinks The WHO’s report, “Fiscal Policies for Diet and Prevention of Noncommunicable Diseases,” addressed several proposed policy recommendations […]

Physician

Nigerian Medical Association 2nd National Health Summit Declaration – Full Text

DECLARATION AT THE END OF THE NIGERIAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION (NMA) 2ND NATIONAL HEALTH SUMMIT HELD AT ABUJA FROM 4TH TO 8TH NOVEMBER 2019, TAGGED “ABUJA 2019 DECLARATION”. The 2nd NMA National Health Summit held under the theme “Patient-Centered Care” and subtheme: Improving the Nigerian Health Indices; Interprofessional Relationship; Brain Drain and Brain Gain; Universal Health […]

Gadget Social Media

LifeBank Launches Drone Service that may change Nigeria’s Medical Logistic Service.

Nigeria’s premier medical logistics startup, LifeBank, has announced a new level of medical service delivery in Nigeria – Drone Service. CEO LifeBank, Temmie Giwa-Tuboson gladly gave this announcement in faraway Ghana where LifeBank got the top prize in the Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative. This message was reinforced via the LifeBank Official twitter handle; Medical/healthcare logistics […]

Women's Issue

[Ladies Listen]: Before you go for that Breast Implant, you should read these warnings!!!

Everyone thinks some guys that love the female breast much more than ladies. Well, let me not shock you, but that is not the whole truth. In fact, a good number of ladies idolize a pair of breasts and are ready to do whatever it takes to make them look better, firmer and succulent. This […]

Tech

Health Tech: LifeBank Wins $250,000 StartUp Top Prize at Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative.

Over the weekend, Nigeria’s Health Tech space was awash with a piece of super news from far away Ghana – LifeBank has won the grand prize at the inaugural Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative. When the news filtered in, I was not surprised. Here is why. In a special analysis of the TechCabal’s Report on the […]

Career

Job Vacancy: House Officers, Internship positions open at Bayelsa State Hospital Management Board.

Job Vacancy: Interested applicants are invited to fill the vacant internship positions at Bayelsa State Ministry of Health. Positions: House Officers Pharmacy Intern Nursing Intern Medical laboratory science Intern Dental Therapy Intern METHOD OF APPLICATION: Interested candidates are to pick up their application forms from the Department of Medical Services, Ministry of Health (Room 33) […]

Editor's Focus Patient

Reasons Why Nigeria’s Millenials will die faster than other Generations.

Nigeria, with a Median population age of approximately 17 years, has one of the youngest populations in the world. A significant number of Nigeria’s young are Millennials – people born between the years 1981 to 1996. Many people think that being a millennial is fun and exciting. It is the generation that saw and even […]

Patient

Early Retirement is associated with cognitive decline

Retirement is a concept that allows for a society to keep grinding on smoothly. Younger people fill in positions that are left vacant by retirees. Early retirement is retirement occurring before the age of 65years. There are many gains to retiring early, but a new study suggests that early retirement could be harming cognition. Plamen […]

Conditions

What Percentage of mosquitoes in Africa carry Malaria?

Quora surprised me again with another important question: “What percentage of Mosquitoes in Africa carry Malaria?”. This question is quite ambiguous and I would tell you why shortly. Literally, there are hundreds of thousands of mosquitoes existing on the African continent, classified under different species. There are also many things you may never have known […]

Physician

How to renew your MDCN License 2019.

So it’s that time of the year when medical doctors and dentists are gearing up to renew their practicing license. From past years, this experience have not been a good one. Why? Most practitioners complain of their inability to connect to the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria server. A notification stating – “The server […]

Career

Job Vacancy: Housemanship and Internship positions open at UCTH Calabar.

The University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Calabar is currently accepting applications from suitably qualified candidates for the positions below in the hospital: Medical House Officers Dental House Officers Intern Pharmacists Intern MLS Intern Nurses Intern Physiotherapists Intern Radiographers Intern Optometrist Intern Dental therapist Intern Dental technologists ELIGIBILITY: Candidates must be in possession of a recognized […]

Career Physician

West African College of Surgeons WACS 2019 Full List of Successfull Primaries Candidates.

Great News again. The West African College of Surgeons WACS, have just released the full list of successful candidates who sat for the West African College of Surgeons WACS Postgraduate Exams. Recall that not many Nigerian Doctors are keen on remaining in the country to practice medicine. With this result already being celebrated around the […]