The Professional

Medical Consultants Honours Adadevoh, others

The Lead Consultant Physician and Endocrinologist, Dr. Stella Adadevoh, who died in 2014 after contracting the Ebola virus while treating a patient in Lagos, has been honored by the Medical and Dental Consultants Association of Nigeria with a star award during its maiden public lecture and awards event held in Abuja. The National President of […]

Conditions

News Health Watch: Yellow Fever Back to Nigeria Again…

It is the beginning of the Harmattan Season. A season that we have learnt to associate with some diseases. It is the season when mosquito-borne diseases flourish. Yes, Yellow Fever like Malaria is transmitted by Mosquitoes – Aedes species. So on this edition of Health News Watch, we remind us of all there is to […]

Editor's Focus Policy

N-Power Health is built on a wrong foundation. It may not last!!!

Nigeria is Africa’s most populous country with a number of perennial social problems including unemployment and high morbidity and mortality. N-Power is the Nigerian Government’s employment vehicle, that provides jobs for Nigeria’s vast graduated sub-population. I have really not met a single person employed under the Health Corps, except for last week. She was speaking loudly […]

Policy

Foreign Trained Medical Lab Scientists to Train for 12 Months from 2019 — Council

The training period for qualifying exams conducted by the Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria (MLSCN) for foreign trained medical laboratory scientists will be 12 months from 2019. Acting Registrar of the council, Sir Tosan Erhabor made the disclosure yesterday in Abuja during a news conference organized by the council to mark its 50th anniversary. […]

The Professional

NMA seeks greater cooperation with nurses

The Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) has called for the reintroduction of the old good working relationship that existed between medical practitioners and nurses to promote better working relations in the healthcare sector. The NMA President, Dr. Francis Faduyile, made the appeal on Monday when he visited the National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives (NANNM) […]

Editor's Focus The Professional

The NHIS Imbroglio – Guild of Medical Directors Take Strong Stance.

The National Health Insurance Scheme NHIS is supposed to be a shining beckon of hope in a heavy mist of expensive healthcare bills. The laws establishing the Scheme assured Nigerians of a commitment to securing universal coverage and access to adequate and affordable healthcare in order to improve the health status of all Nigerians. However, with […]

Career

Job Vacancy: House Officers Positions Open @ BSUTH, Markudi.

Job Vacancy – Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for appointment into the Benue State University Teaching Hospital BSUTH, Markudi as House Officers. QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE FOR THE POST Candidates for the post must possess any of the following i. MB.BS  ii. M.B.B.CH or its equivalent from a recognized university and registrable with the Medical and […]

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World Prematurity Day: Premature babies deserve more love and care.

Yesterday, like every November 17th was World Prematurity Day. I decided to share this beautiful experience and hope you get inspired. Enjoy August 2nd, 1992. I was the duty house officer assigned to the labor and delivery unit of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital. I was doing a one-month neonatology stint as part of my […]

Career

Job Vacancy: Residency Positions Open at University College Hospital, Ibadan.

JOB VACANCY: Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced candidates for the Residency Training Programme in the following Departments in the University College Hospital, Ibadan. The Residency Training Programmes includes; Anaesthesia, Chemical Pathology, Clinical Pharmacology, Family Medicine, Haematology, Paediatrics, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Pathology, Psychiatry, Radiology, Surgery, Neurological Surgery, Neurology, Nuclear Medicine, Child & Adolescent […]

Career

Job Vacancy: Housemanship & Internship Positions open @ UNTH, Ituku-Ozalla.

JOB VACANCY: The University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Ituku/Ozalla, Enugu is accepting applications from qualified candidates for appointment in the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital Ituku/Ozalla, Enugu into the One Year UNTH Internship position. UNTH Internship 2019 Position: Job Title: House Officer Location: Ituku/Ozalla, Enugu. Qualifications/Experience Candidates must possess any of the following: MBBS; M.B.B.CH […]

The Professional

How to Print your Permanent MDCN License

This is an important notice from the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria to all medical doctors, especially new doctors who need to apply for a permanent license. Registration for 2019 annual practice license has begun. Members are advised to follow the following steps to have their license printed. 1) Pay your annual practice license […]

Patient

Beware!!!: Youths Are Boiling Sanitary Pads To Get High In Indonesia

Indonesian teenagers are using menstrual pads to get high by boiling the sanitary product and then drinking the water, local officials have warned. Both new and used sanitary pads are said to be obtained by young Indonesians looking for a cheap and legal way to get high. The chemicals in the sanitary pads give those […]

Conditions Meds

How community pharmacy can support patients who have pancreatic cancer

Pharmacies are at the forefront of every community. More than ever people are visiting their local pharmacy team first for clinical advice and health concerns and buying over the counter medication. Quite often pharmacists will see customers on a weekly basis and have insight into their lives which can be crucial in spotting the symptoms […]

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Social media use increases depression and loneliness, study finds

The link between the two has been talked about for years, but a causal connection had never been proven. For the first time, University of Pennsylvania research based on experimental data connects Facebook, Snapchat, and Instagram use to decreased well-being. Psychologist Melissa G. Hunt published her findings in the December Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology. […]