Cannabis improves fertility in men, beats colorectal cancer, chronic pain

With the increased legalisation of cannabis, especially medical marijuana, researchers are interested in finding out more about its effects on health. One area that is currently under exploration is that of marijuana’s effect on fertility. As recent research shows, men in Western countries are facing a fertility crisis. Sperm count in males of reproductive age […]

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Department-based training, instead of hospital-based may solve RTP crisis – Consultant

Brain drain or drain brain must stop for our healthcare system to get better Yearly budget for internship should increase Health Minister should check budget for internship, and application in hospitals Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist/Medical Director of Optimal Specialist Hospital Surulere, Lagos, Dr. Ugochukwu Celestine Chukwunenye, told Chukwuma Muanya that in order to improve the […]

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Most Nigerian hospitals don’t meet international set standards for RTP – NARD

Olaopa President of the National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria (NARD), Dr. Olusegun Olaopa, in this interview with Chukwuma Muanya said there is no hospital in Nigeria today that meets international set standard for residency programme. We have less than 11, 000 specialists for a population of 180 million Few institutions offering residency training […]

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Medicine: Tough road to certification and specialisation

Doctors at work • Residency training for doctors in a shamble, more funding would create more spaces – NMA • Govt spends N50m to train one resident doctor for seven years • All doctors cannot be specialists – LUTH CMD For medical doctors, the journey to becoming certified to practice, like other professionals, begins with […]

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Yam validated to treat cancer, diabetes, pain, bone loss, others

Water yam (Dioscorea alata)… inset are the leaves of English lesser yam (Dioscorea esculenta) Can extracts of the tubers and leaves of some species of yam be used to beat cancer, diabetes, pain, arthritis, bone loss, and premenopausal syndrome? Researchers say the tuber of yam (Dioscorea esculenta) may provide a possible source for the discovery […]

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Postnatal depression more likely in women who give birth to boys

Photo: HuffPost A University of Kent study into postnatal depression (PND) found the odds of developing this condition increased by 79 per cent when mothers had baby boys compared to baby girls. Overall the researchers identified that women who give birth to males are 71-79 per cent more likely to develop PND. Furthermore, women whose […]

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