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Road Traffic Accidents- Internal Bleeding

Internal bleeding can occur following a road traffic accident(RTA). In the scene of a road traffic accidents and any other major type of physical trauma, the focus is usually on external blood loss through ugly wounds. When there’s none of such, the victim, and in some cases, the [perhaps naive] healthcare provider, heaves a sigh …

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NHIS Nigeria: 3 levels of cover, objectives and benefits

What is NHIS National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) was set up as a Public-Private Partnership to provide accessible, affordable, and qualitative healthcare for all Nigerians. Participants of the NHIS scheme are to make contributions into a common pool to be able to have access to social health insurance. A fixed amount (usually a token) is …

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Serotonin syndrome (serotonin toxicity)

Serotonin syndrome also known as serotonin toxicity, occurs when there is too much serotonin in your body. Serotonin syndrome though not common, but potentially serious, set of side effects that may occur when people take one or more medications, supplements, or illicit drugs that increase serotonin levels. What is Serotonin? Serotonin is a chemical that …

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NAFDAC: National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control

National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) is a Nigerian federal agency that is under the Federal Ministry of Health. It replaced the previous Directorate of Food and Drug Administration and Control as it was not effective in controlling the problem of counterfeit drugs. It was established to help eliminate the problem …

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Diabetic Foot Ulcer

Diabetic Foot Ulcer is sometimes referred to as “ENYI ULE” (Diabolical foot decay). SCENARIO X It all started one fateful morning. She had woken up earlier than usual to go pick palm nuts from her farm. She had done so against the better counsel of the seat of caution within. From her waking up from …

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Heart Failure-Willing Mind, Tired Body

Want to learn more about heart failure? In this post, we are going to be discussing about heart failure. A case of a willing mind but tired body. Even at 40, Alex was still a fitness enthusiast, and healthy as a horse. During a routine medical check-up though— some 10 years ago— his Doctor had …

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Mirror movement disorder (MMD)- A case study.

In this post, we are going to be talking about Mirror movement disorder (MMD) using a case study. Sometime in the recent past, I was going through my message requests, and something caught my attention: a clearly exasperated mother was laying a complaint about some bizarre movements she had noticed in her son. One hand …

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