The health world continues to get the better of the deadly Ebola virus disease with latest reports showing a significant drop in the number of cases of the disease since June, 2014 when the disease began ravaging parts of the African continent (where many of the countries initially affected have now been declared Ebola-free) and later spread to other parts of the world including the United States and parts of Europe. This Cable News Network (CNN) report puts in perspective the road to achieving this decline in the number of cases of the deadly virus particularly in the largely affected nations of Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia.
Read Here http://www.cnn.com//2015/01/29/africa/ebola-virus/index.html
Medic-ALL(09:29:2015) WORLD HEART DAY, NATIONAL COFFEE DAYIn the midst of all the coffee freebies around today, it is
certainly not my intention to crash the “coffee party”, why would I anyway? , especially having being been a proud
caffeine-addict myself over the years. But it’s certainly a perfect occasion,
the National Coffee day which happens to coincide with the World Heart Day.
Great for me, a lover of the heart and a coffee die-hard! World Heart Day takes place on this day every year offers an
opportunity for people across the globe to take part in the world’s biggest
intervention against cardiovascular disease (CVD).
Watch World Heart Day Video Coffee; Not a bad heart-choice!
The focus for this World Heart Day is on creating
heart-healthy environments. By ensuring that people are able to makeheart-healthy choices wherever they live, work and play, the World Heart Day
encourages us all to reduce our cardiovascular risk, towards promoting a
heart-healthy planet for those around u…
Medic-ALL(29:08:2014) by Kayode Kuku MB;BS:
I had just finished discussing with a patient and was documenting away in my usual serious but friendly fashion (stealing glances occasionally), then the patient on her way out after receiving her prescription volunteered "Doctor , you've got a fine handwriting for a Doctor", Thanks, I simply replied in my "humbly" proud tone. It really wasn't the first time I had received such a compliment from a patient, yes it wasn't, but mind you I have also heard nurses complain about my handwriting and some patients wonder aloud, "Doctor, what have you written"?
The horrible handwriting of doctors ,as some describe it, has being widely discussed and condemned by many people outside the profession. While some have come to the conclusion that doctors learn to write in a particular unreadable way while in school , others believe that doctors deliberately write in a certain way in order to conceal the exact content …
Medic-ALL -9/1/2016-RESEARCHIn what has been described as a possible game changer for
patients suffering Alzheimer's disease,
an experimental drug aducanumab given
once a month for a year to patients in a clinical trial was found to clear the
brain of protein (amyloid) plaques which are believed to play a key role in disrupting
cellular processes and nerve cell communication processes in the brain. These
plaques are commonly seen in aging brains but Alzheimer’s patients tend to have
much more of these plaques.
The study included 165 participants divided into 4 groups and
treated with an intravenous infusion of either aducanumab or a placebo for over
54 weeks. The 4 groups of patients received 4 different doses of the
experimental drug and PET brain scans showed reduction in plaques at all doses and
duration with the greatest reduction observed in the highest dose group. Of course, the fact that the study involved just a handful of
patients is something to be mindful of before makin…