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Ekiti doctors owed six months salaries

Doctors in Ekiti State under the aegis of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) have lamented that the six month arrears of salaries owed their colleagues practicing in government hospitals is causing them hardship. They said payment of salaries to workers and effective funding of the health institutions, particularly the Ekiti Continue Reading

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Robot performs first ever dental surgery on human

A woman in China recently became the first person to have oral surgery performed solely by a robot. Although human doctors were in the room for the procedure, the robot autonomously implanted two teeth into the patient’s mouth using preprogrammed directions, according to the South China Morning Post. Two new Continue Reading

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Nutritional value of pineapples

Pineapple, a delicious tropical fruit, has been celebrated for centuries not only for its unique taste but also for its miraculous health benefits. The health and medicinal benefits of pineapple include improving the immune system, respiratory health and digestion, strengthening bones, reducing inflammation, curing coughs and colds, and weight loss. Continue Reading

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Resident doctors suspend nationwide strike

The National Association of Resident Doctors on Thursday suspended its 10-day nationwide strike action. Recall that NARD on Monday, September 4, embarked on an indefinite strike action to protest poor welfare of members and demand improved conditions of service. Details later…

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Swelling on your neck could be reason for infertility

If you have been unsuccessfully trying to get pregnant for more than six months, before you embark on an invasive medical procedure and spend thousands of naira for assisted reproductive technology, ensure that your thyroid is functioning at its optimum. Many women don’t realise that good thyroid function is necessary Continue Reading

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Lassa Fever patient discharged from LUTH

The Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) has discharged one of the patients being treated for Lassa fever. According to Punch, this was disclosed by the hospital’s Chairman, Medical Advisory Committee, Olufemi Fasanmade. He said that the two other patients are responding to treatment, and will likely be discharged this week. Continue Reading

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