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WHO: Giving Blood in a Time of Crisis

On 14/Jun/2017 / In Articles

Prakash Ghimire was just leaving his home in Kathmandu to travel to the airport when the shaking started. Within a minute, a massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake – the worst to strike the region in more than 80[...]

Interview: Government Must Divest Its Interest In Hospitals

On 13/Jun/2017 / In Articles

Prof. Ibadin Michael is the Chief Medical Director of the University of Benin Teaching Hospital. He was appointed in 2009 and will be exiting the office in a couple of days. In this interview with MICHAEL EGBEJULE, he[...]

Guild of Medical Directors Holds Conference On Hepatitis

On 13/Jun/2017 / In Articles

The Guild of Medical Directors (GMD) has held a conference (and its 24th Annual General Meeting) in Abuja to deliberate on measures to check the upsurge of hepatitis in Nigeria.   The conference with the theme[...]

Plight of Female Doctors in Northern Nigeria By Yahya Idris,

On 13/Jun/2017 / In Articles

It wasn’t surprising but rather shocking when female medical doctors made it to the categories of unmarried in Kano state. This is according to a survey conducted by a renowned Islamic scholar, Sheik Aminu Ibrahi[...]

Confronting Tobacco Menace in Nigeria

On 11/Jun/2017 / In Articles

Issues concerning tobacco and its various uses have continued to engage the attention of responsible governments the world over because of the grave danger the substance poses not only to human health but also the envi[...]

Snake Venom Is Key Ingredient In Experimental Drug For Heart Patients

On 08/Jun/2017 / In Articles

An experimental antiplatelet drug has surprising bite. Based on a protein found in snake venom, the new drug prevented blood clotting in mice without causing excessive bleeding after an injury, according to research pu[...]

Exasperated Medics Share Stories Of Their Stupidest Patients

On 08/Jun/2017 / In Articles

It is not unusual to be curious about certain aspects of our bodies, however, these patients really ought to have kept their questions to themselves. In a series of hilarious confessions doctors have revealed stories o[...]

The Lengths Humans Have Gone To Throughout History In Search Of Eternal Youth

On 08/Jun/2017 / In Articles

Since the dawn of time, man has been chasing the elusive notion of immortality. As early as 1600 BC, bizarre anti-aging practices have been undertaken, including bathing in soured asses' milk, drinking gold compoun[...]

Healthcare Providers Stories: When Babies Survive Abortions

On 07/Jun/2017 / In Articles

Often when a baby is born alive during an abortion procedure, the child is kept in the abortion clinic until he or she dies. In rare cases, the abortionist himself takes action to kill the baby. But sometimes the baby[...]

Nigerians Should Sue Hospitals For Patients Mismanagement And Negligence

On 07/Jun/2017 / In Articles

A Consultant Family Medicine and Obstetrics, Dr. Omoniyi Adebisi, has urged Nigerians whose relatives die as a result of negligence to seek redress in court.Adebisi, who is sponsoring free deliveries and surgeries for[...]

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