Sleep is one attribute common to all humans. Even the bible recognize the important of sleep; Psalm 127:2 ESV states “It is in vain that you rise up early and go late to rest, eating the bread of anxious toil; for he gives to his beloved sleep” During sleep we disconnect from external stimulus and…

“And it happened, when the spirit of adversity from Elohim was on Saul, then David would take the harp and play with his hand. And there was relief for Saul, and it was well with him. And the spirit of adversity would depart from him.” 1 Samuel 16-23 The spirit of adversity most likely was…

Death and injury from road traffic accident has remained an epidemic for a long time and things are not changing soon. Many promising lives have been lost in circumstances that are ultimately preventable. An estimated 21 deaths / 100,000 population with a total estimated death of 35,641 reported in the 2015 Global Status Report on…

A young doctor carefully listen as the woman narrated her ordeal. A psychiatry evaluation has been requested by the kidney doctor for a woman with chronic kidney failure when she was noted to be withdrawn and would not take her prescribed medications. The patient told the young doctor she became distress and sad because she…

Mrs. Patrick has been my patient for about 3 years. Although she is a very nice patient, she is unusual in a way; she has aversion to testing.  Unlike many of my patients who believe the more the better, she will rather let the sleeping dog lie quietly. I spoke with her at every visit…

Hello parents!   Hope you all had a good time celebrating your children on Children’s’ Day? When growing up, we all knew a grandparent who had a remedy for a childhood illness. Traditionally in every Nigerian cultural group, there was the “medicine man” but grandparents were the custodians of herbal remedies and healing potions. Now…

Adele just heard the worst news of her life; she has breast cancer. Her ordeal started about six weeks earlier when she noticed a lump in her right breast. It was not painful so she was not bordered. However, after two weeks she summoned her courage to talk to a doctor friend who immediately helped…

Hypertension, the doctors’ name for high blood pressure above 140/90 mmHg is a very common disease, afflicting up to 5 of every 10 men or women in Nigeria. Because hypertension itself does not give any specific symptoms, about half of those with the disease are unaware of it. When left untreated for a long time…

There is the general perception that if your child has a fever, then he has malaria and so you give an anti-malarial. If she has a cough, it must be pneumonia, so you go to the local chemist shop and buy some antibiotics and that should fix it (not that I agree with this practice).…