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How Much Can You Even Do?

How Much Can You Even Do? | Medical Pings

Things are really bad in this country, really really bad. A good proportion of patients I see cannot afford even the cheapest form of care available. Many beg you to just write one or two tablets that they can go home and manage even when their children have Severe Malaria complicated by Anaemic Heart Failure. (This ordinarily would need aggressive inpatient management

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10 menstrual hygiene tips every lady should know

10 menstrual hygiene tips every lady should know

Most of us ladies go through our periods discretely without bothering to figure out if our practices are hygienic or not.

  1. 48% of girls in Iran, 10% in India and 7% in Afghanistan believe that menstruation is a disease.
  2. In Uganda, pain and physical discomfort due to menstrual cramps are common reasons for missing school. Since the majority of girls do not have access to pain management (such as painkillers) they prefer to stay in bed and avoid physical activities.
  3. In rural India, many women and girls use unsanitary materials such as old rags, husks, dried leaves, grass, ash, sand or newspapers because they do not have access to affordable, hygienic and safe products and facilities.
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FINALLY, LETS BID EBOLA GOODBYE FOR GOOD

FINALLY, LETS BID EBOLA GOODBYE FOR GOOD | Medical Pings

The World Health Organization WHO has declared Liberia, one of the countries worst hit with the deadly Ebola virus epidemic in Africa free from the virus. This declaration comes after no new case has been reported in the last 42 days. Over 4,700 deaths from Ebola virus disease was recorded in Liberia.

Finally, we bid Ebola farewell for good and hope it never resurfaces.

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NIGERIAN LOCAL DIETS FOR DIABETIC PATIENTS

NIGERIAN LOCAL DIETS FOR DIABETIC PATIENTS

Diabetes isn’t a death sentence neither is it a prison sentence so you don’t have to feed like a prisoner. This meal schedule was borne out of necessity as I was woken up this morning by a highly revered patient of mine who has now become fed up with the boredom and  appetite desensitization that stems from a stereotypical meal schedule as has become the norm for most diabetic patients.

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SO WHAT THEN IS IT

SO WHAT THEN IS IT | Medical Pings

I promised to keep you posted on the strange disease that hit Ondo a few days back. Here's the latest on that.

Samples were sent to W.H.O recognised laboratories in Lagos for tests to confirm what exactly we're dealing with. Good news is,

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UPDATE ON THE STRANGE DISEASE IN ONDO

UPDATE ON THE STRANGE DISEASE IN ONDO

Members of the Nigerian Medical Association, Ondo chapter were with the Hon. Commissioner for Health today for an update on the recent disease outbreak at Ode-Irele. The following update was thus obtained:

1. Symptoms include headaches, blurring of vision and sudden death
2. There is widespread spiritual connotation so relatives did not give information on bereavement
3. Of about 15 cases of death so far reported, 14 are males

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STRANGE DISEASE IN ONDO STATE

STRANGE DISEASE IN ONDO STATE

A strange ailment has broken out and killed about 25 people in Irele Local Government Area of Ondo State, south west Nigeria.  According to reports, the victims wake up blind, with a terrible headache and die within a few hours. At least 25 people who contracted the disease are feared dead.

The “strange ailment” broke out on Wednesday morning and had already created panic among residents such that many are already fleeing from the community. In a radio broadcast, the Ondo State Commissioner for Health, Dayo Adeyanju, confirmed the outbreak, but assured residents that it was not Ebola.

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THE NEWEST DOCTORS IN TOWN (PASS LIST FOR MDCN CONVERSION EXAMS MAR/APR 2015)

THE NEWEST DOCTORS IN TOWN (PASS LIST FOR MDCN CONVERSION EXAMS MAR/APR 2015)

A hearty congratulations to the successful candidates of the just concluded MDCN conversion exams for foreign trained doctors. The journey through medical school is – to say the least – adventurous.

An INDUCTION CEREMONY will be conducted for the successful candidates on Tuesday 21st April, 2015. The Venue for this exercise will be communicated to you later.

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FELLOWSHIP TRAINING IN TRAUMA & SURGICAL CRITICAL CARE

FELLOWSHIP TRAINING IN TRAUMA & SURGICAL CRITICAL CARE

The National Trauma Centre was commissioned on the 11th of August 2014 and has been accredited for Post Fellowship Training in Trauma and Surgical Critical Care by the West African College of Surgeons. 

The National Trauma Centre, National Hospital Abuja in collaboration with The West African College of Surgeons, invites applications from Surgeons in any of the surgical specialities (general surgery, orthopaedic surgery, urological surgery, paediatric surgery, cardiothoracic surgery, neurosurgery, plastic surgery) for Twelve (12) months (Full Time) training in Trauma Care at the National Trauma Centre, National Hospital, Abuja.

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THE NEW ALTERNATIVE FOR SAGGING BREASTS

THE NEW ALTERNATIVE FOR SAGGING BREASTS

Three British women have undergone a revolutionary new operation to fit a 'bra' underneath the skin to combat sagging breasts. The 'internal bras' comprise a fine hardened silicone cup placed under the breast tissue, and fine silk straps screwed into the patient's ribs to lift the breast. They are invisible under the skin and will enable women to go bra-less.

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ALAKOBA NURSE

ALAKOBA NURSE

Compliments of the season to you all my friends. So while y’all were celebrating the death and resurrection of our Lord, I was approached by a very dear colleague to help cover her hospital for the weekend (she had an Easter camp meeting to attend).

The call started out calmly; I familiarised myself with the staff, patients on the wards and the environment pretty fast too. Particularly of interest was this 27 year old female who had been in labour from the previous shift. Nothing gives me greater joy in the medical practice than having to welcome babies into this world (in house of ajebo’s voice, catching babies is my hobby).

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NDI IGBO KWENU!!

NDI IGBO KWENU!!

Yeah, I know what you're thinking right now…wetin concern fuji music with blues!? Since when did medicalpings start discussing politics. Well, don't blame me. Blame it on my fellow igbos 'cos I'm fed up with power ping-ponging between the Hausas and Yorubas in this country. One of the closest Igbo men to the President Elect is Dr Chris Ngige, a Senator who was defeated in the just concluded Senatorial Election. See how bad we are at strategizing. We couldn't override a pathological hatred for the North to make a hedge bet and return Ngige to the Senate, to enhance his chances at Senate President, incase GMB won. Well he did! All thanks to the yorubas with whom he formed a viable alliance.

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