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Orbital Cellulitis is not a Minor Eye Problem

Orbital Cellulitis is not a Minor Eye Problem

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Orbital cellulitis is the inflammation of eye tissues behind the orbital septum. It most commonly refers to an acute spread of infection in the eye socket from either the adjacent sinuses or through blood. It is a major infection of the eye.  It involves the soft tissues of the eye socket (such as the eyeball, muscles, fascia etc) posterior to the orbital septum (eyelids). This is different from the pre-septal cellulitis, which affects the soft tissues of the eyelids, although both conditions could occur at the same time.  It can affect both children and adults. However, it is more common among children, affecting twice as many boys as opposed to girls. There is an increased incidence of the disease during the rainy season due to increased risks of respiratory infections associated w
Physiotherapist Reveals The Birth Injuries You Need To Know About Before Having A Child

Physiotherapist Reveals The Birth Injuries You Need To Know About Before Having A Child

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Childbirth is a painful and often traumatic experience for women, but according to Sydney physiotherapist Heba Shaheed it is not spoken about enough. The mother and co-founder of The Pelvic Expert has treated more than 2000 women, many of whom have suffered from a birth injury. According to Ms Shaheed, up to 50 per cent of mothers will develop pelvic organ prolapse and consequently suffer from pain, heaviness or urinary incontinence. 'Depending on their age, 20 to 50 per cent of first-time mums physically tear their pelvic floor muscles off their pubic bone during childbirth, which leads to a lifetime of problems,' she says. 'And 10 to 15 per cent of all mums will have a perineal tear that extends into their anus or rectum. 'Unfortunately, because of the taboo nature of pelv...
UCH Doctors Solicit Stakeholders’ Intervention to Avert Another Strike

UCH Doctors Solicit Stakeholders’ Intervention to Avert Another Strike

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Resident doctors at University College Hospital, Ibadan, on Tuesday urged stakeholders to compel the tertiary hospital management to pay their salary shortfalls as directed by the Federal Government. Dr Segun Olaopa, the President, National Association of Resident Doctors told the News Agency of Nigeria that the association would continue further dialogue with the management on non-payment of the salary shortfalls. “We are weary of going on strike after the 10 days notice of strike issued to management lapsed on the Monday, October 23. “We implore management to do the needful in order to avert another strike. “At the Congress held on the evening, the notice lapsed. It was agreed that we should engage management in further dialogue till October salaries are paid to avoid loss of
Depressed Patient Sweats Blood From Her Palms And Face In Rarely Seen Condition

Depressed Patient Sweats Blood From Her Palms And Face In Rarely Seen Condition

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Sweating is a regular human function that allows a person to maintain a normal body temperature. You’re either someone who takes it for granted or curses the pit stains that ruin all of your white shirts. Unless you’re someone who perspires blood. Then you have bigger problems. A new case study published in the Canadian Medical Journal details a most peculiar case of a 21-year-old Italian woman with a three-year history of spontaneously sweating blood from her hands and face. In the case study, published Monday, the Italian doctors describe a patient who had one- to five-minute bleeding episodes. Extensive examination didn’t reveal the patient had any lesions or cuts, and tests on her blood and her skin didn’t detect any abnormalities that might cause the bleeding to happen. The pati
Wearing Fake Eyeglass Frames Can Damage Eyes — Professionals

Wearing Fake Eyeglass Frames Can Damage Eyes — Professionals

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The usage of eyeglass frames that are not original can damage the eyes, some eye care professionals have said. A vogue brand of eyeglass Frame The experts made the disclosure in an interview at an event to mark the Final Draws of the Vogue Eyewear Styling Trip Promo in Lagos on Tuesday. The event was organised by Luxottica Group S.P.A. and totalspecs Ltd., Nigera. Luxottica is the world’s largest eyewear company based in Milan, Italy. Mr Anil Agarwal, Area Manager, Luxottica, Sub-Sahara Africa, said: “If the eyeglass frame is not rightfully set on the face, one may not see properly. “If it is not centred properly or it losses balance, it can create more problems than one had been experiencing. “I advise Nigerians not to play with their health, especially the eyes with which they see; ey
Sexless Marriage’ll Affect Your Mental Health

Sexless Marriage’ll Affect Your Mental Health

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The bedroom for married couples is a place of privacy and sexual intimacy. But many who have been married for a while know that this is often not the case. Sometimes and for a long period, the bedroom can become a lonely place. To be clear, a sexless marriage is a marital union in which little or no sexual activity occurs between the two spouses. A Newsweek magazine survey found that 15 to 20 per cent of couples are in a sexless union. Studies have even showed that about 10 per cent of couples below the age of 50 have not had sex in a year. The definition is often broadened to include those where sexual intimacy occurs less than 10 times per year. In addition, less than 20 per cent of them report having sex a few times per year, or even monthly, under the age 40. This definition t...
One killed as Strange Ailment Hits Bujawa Town

One killed as Strange Ailment Hits Bujawa Town

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A strange ailment suspected to be 'brule ulcers' has hit Bujawa town in Mani local government of Katsina state were about 14 persons are affected while one has died. Already, fear has gripped the town and its neighbouring communities over the outbreak of the disease. Confirming the outbreak, the Director of Primary Healthcare of the LGA, Abdurahman Auwal Bindawa, said this is an unknown thing to us but we suspect it to be brule ulcers. “All I can say for now is that it is one of the national tropical disease; there is no lab test so we cannot confirmed it,” he said. According to him, the matter has been reported to state and other development partners noting that “this is the first of its kind in this local government.” “Currently we are expecting a team of experts to come and do
NSCDC Nabs Fake Medical Doctor in Kwara

NSCDC Nabs Fake Medical Doctor in Kwara

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The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corp (NSCDC), Kwara command on Monday paraded one Ahmed Olalekan for parading himself as a medical doctor. Olalekan who hails from lgbayeodo-Otin Local Government Area of Osun State was arrested in Aboto, in Asa Local Government Area of Kwara State. Parading the suspect, the NSCDC Commandant in Kwara, Mr Adeyinka Ayinla, said the suspect was arrested on October 19 for allegedly claiming to be a doctor.‎   He said the suspect was arrested when he was in the process of treating an unsuspecting patient who is a blind man. The commandant said the suspect defrauded the victim to the tune of N290,000 and would soon be charged to court. Daily Trust News
GUESS WHAT: The World Bank Says The World Is Not READY For The Inevitable Pandemic Set To Hit

GUESS WHAT: The World Bank Says The World Is Not READY For The Inevitable Pandemic Set To Hit

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World leaders have conducted four simulated pandemics in the last year The last one, at the World Bank this month, involved ministers from 12 countries They spent 90 minutes responding to a 'live, realistic' scenario of an outbreak Insiders said the simulation showed agencies do not know how to use 'non-conventional' methods of communication as well as the general public The world is not ready for an 'inevitable' pandemic, according to the World Bank after simulating four global outbreaks. In a series of 90-minute sessions, ministers from 12 countries as well as the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tackled 'realistic' hypothetical scenarios of a deadly disease crossing borders, tracking news and social media. It is an attempt to assess ...
Declining Immunization Coverage in Nigeria, National Disaster — NMA

Declining Immunization Coverage in Nigeria, National Disaster — NMA

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Doctors in Kaduna state under the aegis of Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) have described as a national disaster, the declining immunization coverage in Nigeria, saying, there is urgent need for more direct community engagement on issues of routine immunization to improve community participation and ownership. Addressing newsmen yesterday in Kaduna on the occasion of 2017 annual Physicians’ Week, the chairman of NMA, Dr. Shehu Abdulrahman stated that the 2016/2017 National Immunization Coverage Survey (NICS) indicated that only 33percent of children aged 12-23 months had three doses of pentavalent vaccine against the global target of 90 percent, only 23 percent were fully immunized while 40 percent did not receive any vaccine from the health system. The implication of this finding
This Is the Surprising Age When Most Women Get Acne

This Is the Surprising Age When Most Women Get Acne

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For many pimples remains a problem way past puberty. We are quick to think of acne as just another by-product of puberty, similar to bad bangs and hormonally-charged romantic decisions. But the truth is, more and more adult women are struggling with acne they thought they will be done with by now, or, even stranger, that they never even experienced as teenagers. In fact, one study found that 50 per cent of women 20 to 29 years old and 35 percent of women 30 to 39 years old reported having acne. This begs the question - will we ever break up with breakouts for good? “Adult female acne patients are by far the most common type of patients I see in the office, says Joshua Zeichner, M.D and director of cosmetic and clinical research in dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. Typi
Ondo FMC Boss Laments Shortage of Funds

Ondo FMC Boss Laments Shortage of Funds

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The Medical Director of the Federal Medical Centre, Owo, Ondo State, Dr. Ahmed Iliasu, has said the hospital is not getting enough funds to function effectively. Iliasu, who appealed to the Federal Government to fund the institution, said the centre had proposed a sum of N200m in its budget for the year, but less than N30m was approved. The FMC boss stated this while speaking with our correspondent after his meeting with members of the Federal House of Representatives House Committee on Health who visited the institution for inspection. While the committee members were inspecting the facilities at the centre, the MD urged the lawmakers to intervene so that more money would be released to it.  Iliasu said, “Funding is very important. Our old equipment needs to be replaced and our di
How I Broke 28-year OAU Record– Graduating Medical Student with 12 Distinctions

How I Broke 28-year OAU Record– Graduating Medical Student with 12 Distinctions

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Aarinola Olaiya is set to become the first medical student to graduate with distinction in Surgery at the Obafemi Awolowo University since 1989. What major factor inspired your academic performance in OAU? I really cannot explain it. What I can say is that the grace of God has been at work from my first day in the university. Apart from that, I am a focused person. I always like to have a goal in mind and I make sure that I focus on that goal without giving room to distractions. I think this is what happened. Right from the day I was admitted into the university, I made sure that I remained focused in my studies. As an undergraduate of Medicine, what was your daily routine like? Every day, I would wake up, have my bath and attend lectures. I usually go to the classroom in the morni...
Red Meat Increasing Cancer Risk, Doctor Warns

Red Meat Increasing Cancer Risk, Doctor Warns

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An oncologist, Dr. Rajeev Kaushal, has warned that eating red and processed meat could increase ones risk of  getting cancer by 30 per cent. Kausha, a  United Kingdom and European Board certified Radiation Oncologist, said this during a media parley in Abuja. The expert, who works with the Saudi German Hospital Dubai, said more than 30 per cent of cancers are linked to obesity, adding that it was important to adopt basic lifestyle changes by eating more fruits and vegetables. He said, “Processed meat when consumed on a long term basis can increase the risk of certain kinds of cancers like colon, lung and breast cancer. Red meat is known to increase incidence of colon and rectal cancers and should be avoided.” He further stated that one could reduce the risk of getting cancer by a
WHO Supports Containment Of Rare Virus On Uganda-Kenya Border

WHO Supports Containment Of Rare Virus On Uganda-Kenya Border

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WHO is working to contain an outbreak of Marburg virus disease (MVD) that has appeared in eastern Uganda on the border with Kenya. At least one person is confirmed to have died of MVD and several hundred people may have been exposed to the virus at health facilities and at traditional burial ceremonies in Kween District, a mountainous area 300 kilometres northeast of Kampala. The first case was detected by the Ministry of Health on 17 October, a 50-year-old woman who died at a health centre of fever, bleeding, vomiting and diarrhoea on 11 October. Laboratory testing at the Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) confirmed the cause of death as MVD. The woman’s brother had also died of similar symptoms three weeks earlier and was buried at a traditional funeral. He worked as a game