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Join As A Professional Health/Medical Blogger

I was doing some research on my next post when a reader sent in an email requesting to be a writer for this blog. I thought it was a brilliant idea because I have read some of his books already published by a renowned publisher based in the city of Lagos, Nigeria. My immediate […]

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The illness behaviour patients should have

Funny as it may sound, this is true. Patients who eventually get well, show a similar illness behaviour, though individualised. Illness behaviours are ways symptoms are perceived, evaluated and acted upon by one who perceived or recognised the symptom, which could be pain, discomfort or other signs of organic malfunction. Illness behaviour is usually determined […]

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Insanity Reigns In A Federal Hospital

The reasons for this particular protest has long been in the public domain. In the story is a woman, an allied health group, a medical institution, and the general public. Between these principal actors is chaos. The accounts of different events in the story is dependent on which group you stand for. The medical institution […]


Breaking News: FMC Owerri Allied Health Workers On Protest Now…

Federal Medical Centre Owerri workers are on a peaceful protest now as they chant union songs along the streets of Owerri. The members of the Allied Health Workers Association, FMC Owerri Chapter are the organisers of the protest. Though peaceful, but our photographer was accosted and threatened if he does not delete the photos he […]

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International College of Surgeons: 49th AGM and Scientific Conference

 The International College of Surgeons, Nigeria National Section, is billed to have its 49th Annual General Meeting and Scientific Conference at the Hotel Presidential, Port-Harcourt, on 16th-17th of June, 2015. The Theme for this year’s event is “Burden of Cancers in Nigeria”. Also, the guest lecture at the event is Eruchalu Memorial Lecture. Surgeons at […]


Is the community happy when a bad doctor marries a bad nurse?

For some time now, the talk of this union has been in the air. The doctor and groom, Dr Chibuike, actually works in the Paediatric department while the nurse and bride, Staff Chiamaka, works in the Obstetric and Gynaecology department, here in our facility.Calm and calculated, Dr Malachy is moves on, from one patient after […]

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Erectile Dysfunction Drug, Viagra; Effectiveness, Uses, Side-effects.

Reuters Health) – Viagra is the most effective treatment for erectile dysfunction, but it also has a higher rate of side effects than other options, according to an analysis of more than 150 trials. Viagra is known generically as sildenafil. Men concerned about possible side effects of Viagra like headaches, flushing, indigestion and nasal congestion […]


Appendectomy on time

Appendicitis is an inflammation of the appendix, a 3 1/2-inch-long tube of tissue that extends from the large intestine. No one is absolutely certain what the function of the appendix is. One thing we do know: We can live without it, without apparent consequences. Appendicitis is a medical emergency that requires prompt surgery to remove the […]


10 Tips For Exercise Success

Exercising is a serious matter and must be taken seriously. Doctors sometimes recommend exercise as therapy in the treatment for some conditions. It would make sense if we get it right whenever we are involved in this business of exercise. I thought it appropriate to share a few tips on getting the best out of […]