Dr Bumbum: Brazil plastic surgeon on run after patient dies

Jul 18, 2018 0

A celebrity Brazilian plastic surgeon known as Dr Bumbum has gone on the run after a woman died following injections he gave her to enlarge her buttocks. Investigators say Dr Denis Furtado carried out the procedure on Lilian Calixto at his home in Rio de Janeiro but she fell ill during the procedure.  Dr Furtado took her to a hospital where her condition worsened and she died some hours later, police said.  He then disappeared and a judge has issued a warrant for his arrest.  Dr Furtado, 45, has appeared on Brazilian television and has nearly 650,000 followers on his Instagram account. Ms Calixto, a 46-year-old married mother of two who worked in banking, had travelled from her home in Cuiaba, central Brazil, to undergo buttock enhancement by Dr Furtado on Saturday evening, reports said. The procedure, believed to involve the injection of acrylic glass filler, took place at his apartment in the upmarket district of Barra de Tijuca. The Hospital Barra D’Or in Rio de Janeiro said that, despite efforts to... ...

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Kenyan Scientist George Njoroge Feted in New York for Drug Discoveries

Jul 15, 2018 0

A US-based Kenyan research scientist has been honoured at a banquet in New York for his discoveries of drugs used to treat cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Dr George Njoroge was presented with a “pioneer award” from Face2Face Africa, a pan-Africa media company, for his sustained impact on science and medicine. The 64-year-old Kiambu native holds more than 100 patents for his work on cancer and immunology. Currently a senior research fellow at the global pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly, Mr Njoroge plans to move next year to Naivasha, where he is establishing a biotechnology institute. He said he hopes to attract 100 doctoral degree-holders from around the world to take part in the institute’s work on malaria, Aids, diabetes and cancer. “Africa has to step up the plate and get involved by participating in the global scientific platform,” Mr Njoroge said in accepting the Face2Face Africa award on Saturday. “We cannot afford to be left behind. In Africa, we have great brains and abundance of resources — we just need... ...

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 Ondo Workers Protest against Non-payment of 12 months’ Salary

Jul 11, 2018 0

Several workers of Ondo State Emergency Medical Services Agency (ODEMSA) took to the streets on the 9th July 2018 in Akure to protest against non-payment of 12 months salaries by the government. They besieged the Governor’s Office at Alagbaka, Akure, brandishing different placards and chanting songs of protest to register their grievance and government’s indifference to their plight. Odemsa was established on March 24, 2010 to provide emergency medical pre-hospital (ambulance) and hospital (trauma care) and road services, along crash-prone highway corridors in the state to salvage the lives of accident victims. The protest was led by Mr. Samuel Aderoju, with protesters who defied the drizzling rain and inclement sun that followed, chanting words such as “Pay our 12 months’ salary”, “Rescue us to rescue others on the roads”, “Hunger is killing us”, “Save our roads from death,” “Give our lives priority, rescue our families”, “Our job is a life-saving job.” Aderoju said the workers had held several meetings and made appeals to the state government but to no avail,... ...

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Survey Says Nigeria is Unprepared for the next Disease Epidemic

Jun 27, 2018 0

After Nigeria recent experience with series of disease epidemics including Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, Lassa fever, Cerebrospinal Meningitis, CSM, among others in recent times, yet the country is ill prepared for the next epidemic, says PreventEpidemics.org, a new website that highlights gaps in epidemic preparedness and pinpoints specific actions civil society organizations and concerned citizens can take for better preparedness. The website is the first to provide a single Ready Score for every country based on their ability to find, stop and prevent epidemics, also provides advocacy tools to help make health protection a priority. Ready Score is essentially the measure of a country’s preparedness based on existing data from the Joint External Evaluation, JEE, an external assessment developed by the World Health Organization and partner organizations to help countries find and close gaps in epidemic preparedness. With a scale of 0- 100, which represent a country preparedness and response to epidemic, Nigeria is on a scale of 39 falling under the category of countries that aren’t ready for any... ...

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Gaming addiction classified as mental health disorder by WHO

Jun 18, 2018 0

LONDON: Many parents will have thought it for a long time, but they now have a new argument to limit their children’s ‘screen time’ – addiction to video games has been recognised by World Health Organization as a mental health disorder. The WHO’s latest reference bible of recognised and diagnosable diseases describes addiction to digital and video gaming as “a pattern of persistent or recurrent gaming behaviour” that becomes so extensive that it “takes precedence over other life interests”. The International Classification of Diseases (ICD), which has been updated over the past 10 years, now covers 55,000 injuries, diseases and causes of death. It forms a basis for the WHO and other experts to see and respond to trends in health. Also Read Glasgow art school blaze: Fire crews spend second day at the scene ...

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Husband jailed for life over parachute murder bid

Jun 16, 2018 0

An Army sergeant has been jailed for life for trying to murder his wife by sabotaging her parachute. Victoria Cilliers, 41, survived a 4,000ft (1,220m) fall at Netheravon airfield, in the UK, in April 2015. South African-born Emile Cilliers, 38, of the Royal Army Physical Training Corps, also tried to kill her by causing a gas leak at the family home.At Winchester Crown Court, Cilliers was told he would have to serve a minimum of 18 years. In sentencing, Mr Justice Sweeney told Cilliers he was “of quite exceptional callousness and a person who would stop at nothing to gratify your own desires”. He described the evidence as “overwhelming” and said Cilliers had three motives.They were the money he thought he would receive in life insurance, the concern that his wife – a senior officer – could ruin his Army career, and because it would clear the way   ...

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Visionscape to partner with CBN on Waste Reduction

Jun 13, 2018 0

Visionscape Sanitation Solutions, an organization that provides solutions to waste management, has partnered with Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in a bid to create solutions to plastic pollution. This was made known at an event to commemorate the World Environment Day, by Motunrayo Elias, head corporate communications, Visionscape Group. She said the group’s collaboration with the CBN would support global climate change targets that would reduce waste generation through prevention. “We are growing the recycling industry in Nigeria. This increases the share of manufacturing in the GDP and foster inclusive and sustainable industrialisation,” she said.Our collaboration with the CBN supports global climate change targets to substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuse by 2030.” Also Godwin Emefiele, governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), said the partnership would afford the apex bank an opportunity to achieve the UN’s sustainable development goals. Emefiele said, “This game-changing celebration will provide an opportunity for the CBN to renew its commitments towards the implementation of the Nigeria Sustainable Banking Principles and... ...

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 Nigeria: Germany to Deport 30,000 Nigerians

Jun 7, 2018 0

The German government is set to deport close to 30,000 Nigerians seeking asylum in Germany. The Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Diaspora and Foreign Affairs, Hon. Abike Dabiri Erewa disclosed this at a programme; “Developing a mixed migration strategy for UNHCR Nigeria” in Abuja on Tuesday. “Germany said it has about 25,000 to 30,000 Nigerians seeking asylum and they can’t guarantee they will get it. So, there is every possibilities that they will be returned to Nigeria,” she said. According to her, the reasons for asylum by the Nigerians were not genuine as “some who are from the East and West are saying they are running away from Boko Haram while some others say they are gays and were having challenges expressing themselves in Nigeria.” The SSA to the President said a date has not yet been set for the deportation of the asylum seeking Nigerians. “Germany has set up a team working with the ministry of foreign affairs to see how the whole process [of deportation] can... ...

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