Patient Physician

PUBLIC CONFUSED ABOUT ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE, WHO SAYS

Misconceptions about antibiotics and the health threat posed by antibiotic resistance are common around the world, according to findings from a multicountry survey from the World Health Organization (WHO) released on the 16th of November, 2015. The survey conducted online and in person, asked nearly 10,000 adults about the use and knowledge of antibiotics and […]

Patient The Professional

UTERUS TRANSPLANT: FIRST US CLINICAL TRIAL

The first clinical trial of uterus transplantation in the United States has begun at Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, where the process of selecting women to participate in the Study is now under way. Isn’t this a wonder? Uterus transplantation may enable women with uterine factor infertility(UFI), (a condition in which a woman is born without […]

Meds Patient

BENEPALI: FOR ARTHRITIS

The European Medicines Agency(EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human use has recommended approval of BENEPALI, a biosimilar of etanercept(enbrel) for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, axialspondyloarthritis, and plaque psoriasis. Benepali is a product from Samsung bioepis, a joint venture between Samsung biologics and Biogen. Etanercept is a fusion protein that inhibits the […]

Meds Patient

INTERESTING: WHAT HONEY CAN DO ON WOUNDS!

Honey is a viscous, supersaturated sugar solution derived from nectar gathered and modified by the honeybee, Apis mellifera. Honey was a conventional therapy in fighting infection up until the advent of penicillin. Now the use of honey in wound care is regaining popularity again. According to researchers, certain types of honey might be more effective […]

Patient Physician

RUSH HOURS: EMERGENCY LINE

The emergency department is a busy unit in the hospital which works 24hours daily… What a great deal you must wonder, of course it is and lets see how it works. An emergency department also known as an accident & emergency department (A&E), casualty room, emergency room, is a medical treatment facility specializing in emergency […]

Patient

TOUCHING: MATERNAL DEATH CLAIMS YET ANOTHER IN THIS REAL-LIFE ACCOUNT.

Maternal death, also know as Maternal Mortality, is the death of a woman while pregnant or within 42 days of termination of pregnancy, irrespective of the duration and the site of the pregnancy, from any cause related to or aggravated by the pregnancy or its management, but not from accidental or incidental causes. That is the […]

Conditions Patient

AN AUTISTIC CHILD GETS MORE CARE; THIS IS WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW!!

Autism is a group of serious developmental problems called autism spectrum disorders that appear in early childhood usually before age three.   This brain disorder, which slows down physical, locomotive and mental development in a child till adulthood, if not managed earlier, is no more a rare disorder.   In fact, a recent study by […]

Patient

EBOLA SURVIVOR DELIVERS BABY AS FIRST CONSULTANT HOSPITAL MANAGEMENT REJOICE.

The management and staff of First Consultant Medical Centre (FCMC) were all in a joyful mood on Wednesday as an official of the hospital and an Ebola survivor, Dr. Ada Igonoh, successfully gave birth to a baby girl in the United States.   Announcing the good news at a press conference in Lagos yesterday, the […]

Patient

‘TIPS FOR PATIENTS TO HELP PREVENT INACCURATE DIAGNOSIS’ – KEVIN.MD

The concept of inaccurate diagnosis is a common finding among doctors, who for various reasons, may not be totally culpable for some of these inaccurate diagnosis. It is quite unimaginable to believe that a doctor purposefully sets out to make a series of mistakes, in the form of a diagnostical errors. Inaccurate diagnosis comes in […]

Patient

MEDICAL PLANE COLLIDES WITH BOEING 737 IN SENEGAL

The Senegalese National Civil Aviation Agency on Monday, in Dakar, confirmed that a small medical evacuation plane carrying seven people, which crashed off Senegal, collided with a Boeing 737 over the Atlantic Ocean. It said in an earlier report that the reasons for the crash of the Air Senegal aircraft, which was coming from Burkina […]

Patient

I DON’T HAVE MY MEDICAL FEES, JUST A COCONUT – 63 YEAR OLD PATIENT

He sat waiting on the queue along the corridor. He looked dejected and seems to be a widower, I did not confirm this though. Among all the patients visiting the urologic clinic yesterday, he appeared to be the oldest. As I walk in to the consulting room with my colleagues, as students posted to the […]

Patient

SHOCKER: 50 PEOPLE ARE QUARANTINED FOLLOWING DEATH OF SUSPECTED EBOLA PATIENT.

Fifty people have been placed in quarantine in northern Sierra Leone after the death of a middle-aged woman from the Ebola virus, medical officials said Tuesday, in a setback for the country’s bid to gain Ebola-free status. “We are conducting an epidemiological investigation to trace the extent of the transmission” as the woman ho died […]

Patient

ALL PATIENTS LIE!!! – DR HOUSE

A strong metaphor, isn’t it? But that is the underlying principle of Dr Gregory House, the main character in the popular, award winning series, House MD. After going through the first two seasons, now watching the third season, it makes perfect sense when he says, All Patients Lie. This philosophy, and some other debatable principles, […]