Friday, 13 October 2017


Sorry it's coming late but this is to inform you that, every member of our team is coincidentally  currently off overseas, on a self improvement STUDY LEAVE!  Our joint aim is to be in better positions to serve you at excellent global standards. When we return, we promise to do a quick recap of all that has happened during our short time away from the Blogosphere. We also promise to hit you with more juicy "Health related gossip and ground breaking trends....." via written and video content. Our priority is that you get adequately INFOTAINED; Health wise.... but for now,kindly bear with us. We'll be back soon!!!  Wishing you all Godspeed with your health related endeavours-physically,emotionally,financially,socially and otherwise.
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Friday, 11 August 2017

#Fitness : How Do I Get My Hot Physic Back? #Plank!!! Image.


Another Saturday is here and after running a busy Clinic over the week, I know for sure,the thoughts on many overweight /obese minds, especially those who were particularly in top shape at some point or the other -"How do I get my hot physic back?"....💭 Fortunately we are in the same boat but study the image above for  what I am trying out,alongside a fairly appropriate diet and take action today -:#PLANKS! & I'm getting great results. You should try too.

I'm trying to hit this form again. Don't bother about how I look now. ..😆 Be result focused. Have a healthy Saturday ahead distinguished "DR KEVWE'S BLOG  (DKB)" Readers.

Saturday, 5 August 2017

#Fitness - Best Gift For Your Abs On A Saturday Morning Is A #Plank!!!


If you missed out on giving your abdominal muscles (Abs) the best/perfect gift for a typical lie-in Saturday morning,then don't miss out this evening; keep calm and PLANK!!! Are you one of those  males or females who so much wishes to one day develop a very fit looking body with a super admirable anterior abdominal wall? Actually are you one of us 😅??? Have you been seeking to build internal strength (core) but can't stand facing the "no-pain-no-gain" rigours of your gym Instructor? Are you over 6 weeks post-child birth 👩 and wondering how your abdomen can regress back in after being cleared for exercise by your Obstetrician? Then we can start effectively easy with simple Planks. 
👀: Pinterest|Plank

In case you want full instructions of how to go about this simple aerobic routine that can work wonders with your body muscles as you remain stedfast in just within a month,enjoy the video below. As for me,5 rounds of simple planks for 1 minute each has set an excellent precedence for what promises to be a profitable Saturday ahead.


Thursday, 3 August 2017

Sad Departure - Medical Doctor Gunned Down By Robbers In Port-Harcourt Last Night.

The death of a medical Doctor from gunshot following a robbery attack in Port-Harcourt yesterday night is causing uneasy tension and sadness amongst colleagues all around Nigeria. Late Dr. Chidi Odumegwu, is said to have graduated from the University of Nigeria Nsuka with the 2011 class and was very well loved amongst his family, friends and colleagues.

"Dear colleagues, Dr   Chidi Odumegwu who works at Sophike clinic died from gunshot following a robbery yesterday night 10.30pm on ada George road. He was in company's of another Dr Tony who works at  Springs hospital who ran to hide during the attack and came back to find him in a pool of blood. The Toyota  Venza/matrix car was  snatched.  Dr Tony who was held by the police in ?  protective custody has been released. The Drs family has been notified. "

The message of Dr Alasia (NMA Chairman Rivers State) informing colleagues of the sad incidence.  How long can a people continue in such a hostile environment ????

Our very sincere condolences to members of the late Doctors family. God help us all. Sad times for the medical Community indeed.

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

World #Breastfeeding Week 2017: Sustaining Breastfeeding Together - WHO Infographics.


Yesterday, August 1st 2017, marked the beginning of "WORLD BREAST FEEDING WEEK 2017" and everyday until August 7th 2017, the World Alliance for Breast Feeding Action (WABA) supported by the World Health Organisation (WHO), United Nation's Children's Fund (UNICEF) and other stake holders all over the world, will continue to organise events and disseminate information to reiterate the theme this year - "SUSTAINING BREASTFEEDING TOGETHER". Study after study continue to prove that there is no perfect substitute for breast milk from the birth of a child through the first 6 months of life but with life and the many challenges that can arise, if breastfeeding has to be successfully sustained, then it must be together as a team and no the responsibility of the biological mother only. WHO Infographics below say it all.

800,000 infant deaths?????God have mercy!!!SUSTAINING BREASTFEEDING TOGETHER is a global necessity!!!

*What many mothers are already doing and more. We must give kudos to them.

What many of us are already doing actually!!!


For more information,refer to References below.



WHO|Breastfeeding Infographics

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

#Peadiatrichealth: Diaries Of A Fast Tiring Team And Childhood Cancers - Dr Adeseye Akinsete


A child is born to proud parents. They have lofty plans for him/her. A bombshell comes at them in the form of a cancer diagnosis. The parents are devastated. The little one wonders why Mummy is crying and Daddy has tears in his eyes. Little Wazobia has leukemia. In the West, survival is over 90%. In Nigeria, survival is less than 5%. The child in the UK will have a bone marrow test done within 24 hours. All support systems are activated. The parents get time off work to deal with the stress. Wazobia's father approaches his HMO. They tell him that cancer care is not funded by them. Please tell me, what do they fund? He cannot get his bone marrow test done within one week because of many logistic issues. The system has no record of him, so, how will the system support his/her parents. The father sells his car, mummy sells her car. All the savings are utilized to pay for care. Some drugs are not available in the country. Pharmaceutical companies have problems/obstacles thrown at them from regulators so drugs are not available. Adult cancer patients get their medications because everyone knows about breast, cervical, prostate cancer. How many know children have cancers? Ten month olds with cancers! You must be kidding. After all the toil and pain, Wazobia dies leaving grieving parents, wondering siblings,  pained volunteers, tearful doctors and distraught nurses. The death. just a statistic. O Lord where do we go? What do we do?
👀: affinitycheck,come

 This is dedicated to all the grieving parents and it is a cry for help that children are dying from childhood cancers.  


From a fast tiring team.

                  By Dr Adeseye Akinsete

Paediatrician at lagos university teaching hospital,idi-araba, lagos


Saturday, 29 July 2017

See How Kim Kardashian West Advertised For A Morning Sickness Medication Company- Photo.


She might be the most controversial American celebrity to you but Kim Kardashian West has surely got the interest of her millions of fans at heart,especially the pregnant ones to be. 😬 See how she advertised Diclegis - a morning sickness relief medication to her fans on instagram.

#Ad #DYK 4 million babies are born each year in the US. That means a lot of my US followers are mommies2B who could have morning sickness like I did! I want to share what helped me: Diclegis® (doxylamine succinate/pyridoxine HCl), the only FDA-approved medication for morning sickness when diet & lifestyle changes fail. My doctor assured me that it’s safe & effective for mom & baby. It’s also easy to recognize - it has the cutest pregnant lady on it! #DontSufferinSilence you’re not alone! If you have morning sickness, ask your healthcare provider if #Diclegis is right for you. The most common side effect of Diclegis is drowsiness. US Residents Only Diclegis is a prescription medicine used to treat nausea & vomiting of pregnancy in women who haven’t improved with change in diet or other non-medicine treatments. Limitation of Use: Diclegis hasn’t been studied in women with hyperemesis gravidarum. Important Safety Information Don’t take Diclegis if you’re allergic to any of the ingredients in Diclegis. You should also not take Diclegis in combination with medicines called monoamine oxidase inhibitors, as these medicines can intensify & prolong the adverse CNS effects of Diclegis. Don’t drive, operate heavy machinery or other activities that need your full attention unless your healthcare provider says that you may do so. Don’t drink alcohol or take other central nervous system depressants such as cough & cold medicines, certain pain medicines & medicines that help you sleep while you take Diclegis. Severe drowsiness can happen or become worse causing falls or accidents. It is not known if Diclegis is safe & effective in children under 18 years of age. Keep Diclegis & all medicines out of the reach of children. Tell your healthcare provider about all of your medical conditions, including if you’re breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. Diclegis can pass into your breast milk & may harm your baby. You shouldn’t breastfeed while using Diclegis. Additional safety information can be found at Duchesnay USA encourages you to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit or
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In case you didn't know already, morning sickness refers to the feelings of recurrent nausea and associated vomiting experienced by a lot of women in early pregnancy. The exact cause is unknown but it is thought to be associated with hormonal changes. Though it can be very unpleasant to the mother to be,the baby is usually fine. Management usually entails a lot of rest and fluid intake,as well as,dietary modifications. A medication like the one mentioned above is however said to be the first FDA approved for home management. Some women go on to experience a very severe form of morning sickness referred to as Hyperemesis Gravidarum - severe nausea and recurrent vomiting associated with electrolyte (chemical ion) imbalance upon testing in a clinical setting. Patients are usually admitted for a few days and management modalities include symptomatic relief and fluid replacement. For more information,see References below.


NHS|Nausea and Morning Sickness

Medscape|Hyperemesis Gravidarum

Friday, 28 July 2017

WORLD HEPATITIS DAY 2017: How Do We "ELIMINATE #Hepatitis"? The Strategic Framework- WHO

World Hepatitis Day 2017 Events are in full swing all around the world and the emphasis is on how we can all work together to "ELIMINATE HEPATITIS". Fortunately, the first GLOBAL HEALTH SECTOR STRATEGY ON VIRAL HEPATITIS by the World Health Organisation (WHO) was formulated to be executed in this regard between 2016 to 2021, towards ending Viral Hepatitis- the most common cause of inflammatory injury to the liver- with a focused longterm agenda of eliminating viral Hepatitis as a major Public Health treat by 2030. It is however important to get a better understanding of: how it all begins from transmission of the disease to infection; the possible effects of especially Hepatitis B & C on the liver and how things can progress if management control measures are not sort after; just to better appreciate why we must all strive to ensure that,as much as possible,we "ELIMINATE HEPATITIS" come 2030.

Though Hepatitis can be caused by chemical assaults on the liver e.g. the longterm effects of alcohol abuse or short to longterm effects of certain drugs, as well as certain autoimmune conditions in which the body for unclear reasons, develops immune cells that attack the liver, majority of cases worldwide occur as a result Hepatitis Virus infections  and emphasis is usually on Hepatitis B & C because of the potential for chronicity (long term infection)/ progression to severe liver damage and cancer. Route of transmission for these 2 viruses would either be via: sharing of needles between  infected and non-infected intravenous drug users; transfusion of infected blood; mother-to-child transmission during delivery in some cases or via sexual intercourse with an actively infected/disease transmitting partner. The body reacts to initial injury to the liver, attempting to repair via inherent physiologic mechanisms that eventually fail,leading to more injury. Symptoms include: greenish-yellow discolouration of the eyes (jaundice) in majority of cases,generalised weakness, general feeling of unwell,nausea and vomiting, mild headaches in some cases +/- low grade increase in body temperature. In some cases, infection can however go unnoticed (asymptomatic) and coincidentally picked up during hospital visits for other complaints. In a number of cases, if the disease is not diagnosed via appropriate testing or ignored after diagnosis for reasons best known to the patient,continued liver injury eventually progresses to severe scarification/liver damage-"Cirrhosis" and then "Liver cancer"  in a percentage of the infected population,as illustrated above. The result of this trend was a whooping 1.34 million deaths worldwide in 2015 alone,from 325 million people identified to be living with chronic Hepatitis. Imagine the unidentified case figure and do a mental estimation of what the world has been dealing with. Now you appreciate the dire need for testing and identification of cases for onward treatment, as prevention/control of spread would even be defective, if gaps continue to exist in testing,diagnosis and treatment. The Infographic below gives percent estimates of "Testing and Treatment" gaps as at 2015,as well as the targets for coverage,come 2020 and eventually by 2030, if the strategic framework is followed to the latter.

These targets can only be achieved via meaningful collaboration between the public and private stakeholders involved,as well as concerted efforts from members of the general public. The Global Health Sector Strategy on Viral Hepatitis and other policy efforts in the near future will work if as individuals or families,we:
*  present for appropriate testing.

* avoid unsafe sexual practices via -abstinence, being faithful or appropriate use of condoms (ABC)
* make injections safe by avoidance of needle/sharps sharing

* insist on appropriate screening of blood products and confirmation before transfusion

* partake in routine Antenatal care etc.

As a General Practitioner & Public Health Advocate, I have registered with the "NOHep" group and made my Pledges stating that, there is NO EXCUSE whatsoever,"as I will contribute my quota towards eliminating Hepatitis" .  We must all take our stands and make take vital action to see that,as a global unit,we "ELIMINATE HEPATITIS"!!!

For more details on the Global Strategy and ongoing responses,visit the References below.



WHO|What Is Hepatitis?

NOhep|A Global Movement To Eliminate Viral Hepatitis By 2030

Thursday, 27 July 2017

"ELIMINATE #HEPATITIS" : World Hepatitis Day 2017 -The Problem Magnitude!!!W.H.O. INFOGRAPHIC

Today "July 28th" is World Hepatitis Day 2017 and from all indications this year,the general consensus amongst stakeholders all over the world is to work towards a central goal, to "ELIMINATE HEPATITIS"-an inflammatory(body's reaction to injury) condition of the liver mostly caused by the Hepatitis Viruses.

We would explore simple measures that can be taken to "ELIMINATE HEPATITIS" in a follow up and more explanatory article, especially as has been summarised in the World Health Organisation's (WHO) first "Global Health Sector Strategy On Viral Hepatitis 2016-2021"but for now,we must first appreciate the magnitude of the problem,so as to better understand how important eliminating Hepatitis amongst other disease conditions,is to the world. See global statistics in the WHO Infographic below.

WHO|World Hepatits Day, 28 July 2017/Eliminate Hepatitis

WHO|What Is Hepatitis?

#MENSHEALTH - What Every Adult Should Know About The Famous Prostate & It's Care. Dr Anonymous


Gentlemen, I am here to speak with you on Prostate. The topic is misleading. Is prostate strictly for men? Yes, ONLY men have prostate and ONLY men over 40 years but the healthcare enlightenment is for everyone. There is no woman who does not know a man 40 years and above, father, uncle, brother, son, friend, neighbour, colleague.

Essentially what I will be doing today is health promotion. Responsible health promotion must provide three things:

1. Information
2. Reassurance
3. A plan of action.

Let me start with a background on prostate health.

Everyone has a pair of kidneys. The job of the kidney is to remove waste. It is the LAWMA (waste management company) of your body. Everyday your blood passes through the kidney several times to be filtered. As the blood is filtered, urine is formed and stored in a temporary storage tank called the urinary bladder.

If there were to be no urinary bladder, as a man walks on the road, urine will be dropping.

Now think of the plumbing work in your house. Think of the urinary bladder as the overhead storage tank. From the storage tank, a good plumber will run pipes to other parts of the house, including the kitchen. God in His wisdom ran pipes from our urinary bladder to the tip of the penis. The pipe is called the urethra. Just below the bladder and surrounding the urethra is a little organ called the prostate gland.

The prostate gland is the size of a walnut and weighs about 20grams. Its job is to make the seminal fluid which is stored in the seminal vesicle. During sexual intercourse, seminal fluid comes down the urethra and mixes with the sperms produced in the testicles to form the semen. So semen technically is not sperm. It is sperm + seminal fluid. The seminal fluid lubricates the sperm.

After age 40, for reasons that may be hormonal, the prostate gland begins to enlarge in some men. From 20 grams it may grow to almost 100 grams. As it enlarges, it squeezes the urethra and the man begins to notice changes in the way he urinate.

If you have a son under 10, if he has a little mischief like we all did at that age, when he comes out to urinate, he can target the ceiling and the jet will hit target. Call his father to do same, wahala dey. His urine stream is weak, cannot travel a long distance and sometimes may come straight down on his legs. So he may need to stand in awkward position to urinate. Not many men will be worried their urine stream cannot hit the ceiling. Toilets are on the floor and not on the ceiling. But other symptoms begin to show.


The man begins to notice that after urinating and repacking, urine still drops on his pants. This is the reason why after an older man urinates, he has to ring bell. A younger man simply delivers to the last drop and walks away. Just see an older man coming from the bathroom. Sometimes he may clutch the newspaper closely to hide the urine stains, particularly on plain colored trousers.


At this point you wait longer for the urine flow to start. There are 2 valves that must open for you to urinate – the internal and external sphincters. Both open but because of obstructions in the urethra, you wait long for the flow to start.


You have this feeling immediately after urinating that there is still something left.

As all these things happen, the bladder begins to work harder to compensate for the obstruction in the urethra. The frequency of urination goes up. Urgency sets in. sometimes you have to practically run into the toilet. Nocturia (excessive urination during night time) also becomes common. You wake up more than 2 times at night to urinate. Your wife begins to complain.

Men being men may not talk to anyone even at this point. Then the more serious complications start.

Stored urine gets infected and there may be burning sensation when urinating.

Stored urine forms crystals. Crystals come together to form stone either in the bladder or in the kidney. Stones may block the urethra.

Chronic urinary retention sets in. The bladder stores more and more urine. The size of the bladder is 40 - 60 cl. A bottle of coke is 50cl. As the bladder stores more urine it can enlarge up to 300cl. An overfilled bladder may leak and this leads to wetting / urinary incontinence. Also the volume may put pressure on the kidney and may lead to kidney damage.

What may likely bring the man to hospital is acute urinary retention. He wakes up one day and he is not able to pass urine.

Everything I have described above is associated with prostate enlargement, technically called benign prostate hyperplasia.

There are other diseases of the prostate like:

1. Prostatitis – inflammation of the prostate

2. Prostate cancer – cancer of the prostate.

This discussion is on prostate enlargement.

I have bad news and good news.

The bad news is that almost everyman may have prostate enlargement if they live long enough.

The good news is that there are life style changes that can help the man after 40 to maintain optimum prostate health.


Look at what you eat. 33% of all cancers, according to the US National Cancer Institute is related to what we eat.
Red meat everyday triples your chances of prostate disease. Milk everyday doubles your risk. Not taking fruits / vegetables daily quadruples your risk.

Tomatoes are very good for men. If that is the only thing your wife can present in the evening, eat it with joy. It has loads of lycopene. Lycopene is the most potent natural antioxidant.
Foods that are rich in zinc are also good for men. We recommend pumpkin seeds (ugbogulu).
Zinc is about the most essential element for male sexuality and fertility.

Men need more zinc than women. Every time a man ejaculates he loses 15mg of zinc. Zinc is also important for alcohol metabolism. Your liver needs zinc to metabolize alcohol.


As men begin to have urinary symptoms associated with prostate enlargement, it is important they look at alcohol consumption. More fluid in means more fluid out. 

Drink less. Drink slowly.


Exercise helps build the muscle tone. Every man should exercise. Men over 40 should avoid high impact exercise like jogging. It puts pressure on the knees. Cycling is bad news for the prostate. We recommend brisk walking.

When we sit, two-third of our weight rests on the pelvic bones. Men who sit longer are more prone to prostate symptoms. Do not sit for long hours. Walk around as often as you can. Sit on comfortable chairs. We recommend a divided saddle chair if you must sit long hours.


Men should avoid tight underwear. It impacts circulation around the groin and heats it up a bit. While the physiological temperature is 37 degrees, the groin has an optimal temperature of about 33 degrees. Pant is a no - no for men. Wear boxers.  Wear breathable clothing.


Avoid smoking. It affects blood vessels and impacts circulation around the groin.


Regular sex is good for the prostate.

Celibates are more prone to prostate illness. While celibacy is a moral decision, it is not a biological adaptation. Your prostate gland is designed to empty its contents regularly.



Monday, 24 July 2017

#Herpes & The Genitals - No Cure For Usher Raymond & Lawsuits?

👀:Men's Health

Genital Herpes from Usher Raymond and a second lawsuit? Oh No!!!Situations will surely arise in our lives but how smart is a brother now?😏 If you are an ardent follower of celebrity gossip,then you certainly have heard like I did or read that, our superstar American R&B Artist and choreographer, Usher Raymond, is being slammed another lawsuit for allegedly transmitting Herpes to a sexual partner. First lawsuit for $1.1 million USD. is reported to have been filed by an unnamed stylist some years ago,claiming to have been deceived by the artist with regards to a clean bill of health but was eventually diagnosed to have genital Herpes after falling ill. Now the second lady in question wants $20 million USD. (if you ask me why?) for enjoying herself and denying that she never heard of the first case. Very Interesting. Perhaps the lady who quietly gave him this infection (if the claims are true), will probably wake up one morning and decide to sue for millions too? If the index case is not the last,then you will begin to wonder if,"there is no cure for Usher Raymond and lawsuits"!!!

In case you didn't know,Genital Herpes is a sexually transmitted infection caused by the virus illustrated above,the Herpes Simplex virus type 2. Symptoms include: painful sores/genital ulcers or blisters accompanied by burning or tingling sensations in the lower parts of the body,fever and a general feeling of unwell etc. The condition can however go unnoticed (asymptomatic) with some carriers but does this mean Usher has a case here?

Anti-viral medications available for treatment are said to only bring symptomatic relief and interfere with viral multiplication but as of now,there is no documented scientific cure for Genital Herpes. So you might as well say there is no cure for Usher Raymond yet but with the lawsuits,let time be the judge. For more details on the story,as well as information about prevention and management of the infection,refer to the references below.

TMZ|Usher Accuser Now Wants $20M- "I Tested Positive For STD

MEN'S HEALTH|Usher Forked Over $1.1 Million To A Woman After Giving Her Herpes

WHO|Herpes Simplex Virus

NHS|Genital Herpes

Saturday, 22 July 2017

#LEUKAEMIA: Carl Ikeme Will Overcome And Return To The Goal Post.

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I am not a prophet but I believe strongly that Nigerian and Wolverhampton Goal Keeper,Carl Ikeme, will get into remission from Acute Leukaemia and return to the Goal post. News hit the airwaves over 2 weeks ago that,the 31-year old Goalie was diagnosed with Acute Leukaemia after pre-season blood investigation results revealed what turned out to be abnormally high levels of white blood cells (the component of blood supposedly responsible for fighting against infections).

Leukaemia,also referred to as cancer of the blood is associated with abnormal formation and multiplication of white blood cells,distorting the formation of other blood cell lines (red blood cells and platelets) and resulting in symptoms like: fever,bone pain,anaemia(low red blood cell levels),easy bruising,bleeding,weight loss etc. The exact cause remains unknown but Medical Scientists are seriously at work to make more meaning of potential risk factor information already available for further studies. Treatment is mainly via chemotherapy (chemical anti-cancer medications) and supportive management. Thankfully with the appropriate and early intervention,some people have survived in the past and will still continue to survive;though outcomes are quite unpredictable with some cases as well.

Sources reveal that,the very hardworking goalie is in good spirit as he has commenced treatment and is determined to overcome this unexpected health challenge. Just like your colleagues and other members of the global soccer community are already doing,we will continue praying for you Carl. Get well soon. For more information, refer to References below.

GOAL|Wolves Keeper Ikeme Diagnosed With Leukaemia

GOAL|Super Eagles Send Best Wishes To Carl Ikeme

COMPLETE SPORTS|Ikeme Still Happy,Grateful Despite Cancer Battle


#SUICIDE:Why On Earth Would Chester Bennington Of The Successful Linkin Park Fame Decide To End It?

Chester Bennington*👀:

Chester Bennington of the successful Linkin Park fame commits suicide by hanging himself? Many heard the news a few days ago and went NUMB! Why on earth will Chester,the successful lead vocal  of the famous group,Linkin Park, decide to end it?? Suicide/intentional termination of ones own life is fast becoming or already is a matter of public health concern.World Health Organisation statistics reveal a global incidence of approximately 800,000 suicide cases every year and obviously,some famous celebrities have somehow got their names imprinted in this list; else what theory can we use to explain the sudden death of Chester?
  Suicide seems to be the easiest way out when individuals reach the rock bottom of their mood scales and coping mechanisms no longer seem to make any meaningful sense. Others are a victim of mental conditions associated with hearing voices,that continually advise them to end it. You probably thought that the only/major predisposing factor was financial lack and all of the frustration that come with it, yes? Could it be that unexpected or poor management of overwhelming success can also lead to a deep loneliness and internal need for greater purpose in the wrong direction, that causes morbid frustration and consequent suicidal ideations? Qualified Psychiatrists would know better but one thing I know for sure is that,you can't boast of being Mr/Mrs Super Immune and certainly need to start seeking professional help,when strange negative thoughts start creeping into your head. Yes,there is a lot to hate about the world and sometimes it truly feels like no one cares. The pressure keeps mounting for whatsoever reason and you can't seem to take it any more longer. You never expected that times would turn out like this. 

 I can't say I am in the best position to advise anyone going through such circumstances at the moment but one thing I can recommend to myself and every other person trying to hang in there is that ,we must constantly reach out. Different countries have help lines. Get the one closest to you and just talk;even if you don't get answers right away. I believe in the popular saying that,"WHEN THERE IS LIFE THERE IS HOPE". Every suicide is a devastating incidence that warrants a debate but the most important aspect for me will be, identifying what exactly went wrong and how to prevent other cases from occurring. Unfortunately, successful victims cannot be interrogated and sometimes the only window to vital investigations is a really sad "goodbye note";like that of Michael Craig Ruppert- the American writer and musician, Los Angeles Police Department officer, investigative journalist and political activist.

Life does not have to end like this. For more information on how to get help, contact your local Social Service Authorities. For more information about the above story;global response to suicide and other preventive details, refer to the References below. Our sincere condolences go out to your family Chester. Your music struck a cord with Youths all around the world.


Thursday, 20 July 2017

#MEMORY LANE: July 20th;Ebola Virus Disease and The Giant of Africa(Nigeria).

July 20th is a day that will never be forgotten in the Healthcare history of Nigeria or the giant of Africa,as many National enthusiasts call her. Today marks 3 years since the deadly hemorrhagic(bloody) Ebola virus found it's way into Nigeria to cause one of the greatest healthcare scare that my generation has ever witnessed. The outcome was 20 cases and 8 very sad deaths,including late Dr Ameyo Adadevo,the Chief of the in-house managing team- now considered to be a National Heroine-for blowing the whistle and stepping her feet down to ensure that quarantine measures were attempted after a high index of suspicion for the index case.
Late Dr.Ameyo Adadevo

 The virus had been rocking the boats of other neighbouring West African countries dangerously and the death toll was fast climbing. If you were one of those that read my first Blog ever  in early 2014 ( -no longer exists),you would be witness to the fact that myself and some of my colleagues had warned of the possibilities of inter-regional spread and had advised that vital measures be put in place geared towards "emergency preparedness". I can no longer remember if I was the Medical Officer on Call that faithful day, in the popular Hospital I worked in Lagos,just a few minutes from First Consultant Hospital Obalende,where the index case was rushed to straight from the airport but I was particularly touched because fast forward to a few days later, the news of Mr Patrick Sawyer's arrival in Nigeria and consequently Ebola virus disease hit the airwaves and those of us who worked around realised very much that the exposure story and mortality that followed suit could have been any of us:from Senior to Junior clinical staff who would have been involved in that management had the case presented at our professional Door steps.

Hand sanitisers became scarce commodity and the universal precaution hygiene culture of hand washing rose to a sky-top peak, after members of the general public realised that transmission was by coming in contact with body fluids of infected persons and that hand sanitisation at every opportunity could reduce the risk of getting infected. The clinical community went to town with trying to inform members of the general public about signs and symptoms and those of us in the media made sure to disseminate vital information when ever on air. I remember sitting on a discussion panel of an NTA International Programme alongside,Prof. Innocent Ujah, the then Director General of The Nigerian Institute of Medical Research, just to ensure that members of the general public were well informed about the signs and symptoms to enable early and prompt reporting of suspected cases.

The appropriate state/National Health authorities sprang into action in partnership with the World Health Organisation(WHO) and with an utmost sense of responsibility,by the end of August/ beginning of September 2014 and since then, no new cases have been reported.  Major treatment modality for those who survived proved to be mainly supportive,even if a WHO sponsored trial vaccine in Guinea later showed major promise towards prevention,alongside contact racing and appropriate lifestyle modification. Up until today an outright cure has not been established for the disease but vital lessons have been learnt worldwide. Have we stopped washing our hands as a Nation? Have we gone back to sleep with regards to emergency preparedness? Can Ebola virus disease resurface on the shores of the most populous Nation in Africa? My candid answer to all these questions will be,"I HOPE NOT" but to ensure this as a Nation,"WE MUST ALWAYS BE READY". For more/better details and information about the disease condition and National/Continental/Global responses, consult the References below.


Tuesday, 18 July 2017


Can care ever be too much for our mothers (for those still alive) and the mothers of the future to come? I still remember with laughter now, how I used to mention so quickly,"5 kids",whenever I was asked how many biologic children I planned to father. Not until I stepped into the Labour room as a medical student,did I appreciate even the more, my darling mum and her mum(my grandma);both of blessed memory now. I also immediately in advance began to appreciate as at then, my unknown better half to be and changed my naive "5 kids" illusion to 2 or possibly 3,God willing. As a General Practitioner, I reserve my comments about what I have seen women go through in labour but those who have the experience and men who have stood by to support them know all about it; certainly not child's play. Our mothers and the mothers of the future to come deserve all the information they require to remain healthy through every stage of life.
My mother and her mother were two distinguished women who passed away 1 decade apart as a result of complications associated with one ailment- Hypertension. It later dawned on me after a few months as a House Physician that,if only we had been appropriately/better informed, perhaps those two heroines might still have been around. Today, there are a wide variety of health concerns that threaten the happiness of many families via the women folk. Ranging from issues of Sub-fertility to maternal mortality; social cases of slavery,abuse and trafficking or even genital mutilation- the list seems endless but our resolve is to disseminate as much relevant information as we can,until our work begins to contribute a significant aspect of decreased morbidity and mortality rates on the African Continent and beyond.
Thank God that things are looking up worldwide,with respect to health outcomes amongst the woman folk. There is more sensitisation today than ever before about the importance of keeping our mothers and the mothers of the future to come,as well as our sisters,healthy. We must never forget that a woman is the "mother of mothers" who eventually beget generations  and "sons",through whom the Almighty Creator makes the joint process of procreation a reality. Keep visiting for vital/selected topics that will increase your knowledge and influence your health attitude towards optimum health.