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Wednesday, 22 June 2016

JOHESU Directs Members To Commence Strike Action Immediately

The Joint Health Sector Unions has directed its members to embark on a 7 day warning strike action after its meeting with the Federal Government ended in a deadlock.

In a letter dated 21st June and signed by its executives the body appealed for the general publics understanding, the body directed its members to proceed with its 7 day warning strike by 12 am Wednesday the 22nd of June 2016.

Federal Government Sacks Striking Resident Doctors

The estimated 14,000 resident doctors in tertiary hospitals who have been on strike were yesterday ordered replaced by the federal government.

The action came after many failed negotiations between the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) and the federal government over work condition, training and other welfare matters.

Sunday, 12 June 2016

Expert Advocates Adoption of Ponseti Method in Treatment of Clubfoot Deformities

A leading Nigerian Clubfoot Doctor and an expert in Clubfoot deformities management, Prof. Olayinka Adegbehingbe, has advocated for the adoption of Ponseti method; a manipulative technique that corrects congenital clubfoot without invasive surgery in the treatment of all congenital clubfoot cases in the country.

5 Physiotherapy tips for prevention and management of tension headaches

The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that around 47% of the adult population suffers from a headache at least once during a year.

Specifically, tension-type headaches are the most common forms of headaches treated by physiotherapists, due to their cause being related to muscular tension or a musculoskeletal problem in the neck.

JOB: Intern Physiotherapists Vacancies at Lagos University Teaching Hospital

This is to notify qualified interested applicants that sales of forms for the physiotherapist internship programme will commence on 6th June 2016.

Researcher Accidentally Infects Herself With Zika Virus

*She pricked herself with a needle while conducting a lab experiment

A University of Pittsburgh researcher accidentally infected herself with the Zika virus.

While conducting a lab experiment with the virus on May 23, the researcher pricked herself with a needle. Nine days later, she started experiencing symptoms, including a fever. She later tested positive for Zika, CNN reports. Since then, her symptoms have resolved, the Allegheny County Health Department said.