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Dr Wendy Evans-Uhegbu

Health

HIV & AIDS: Fact or Fiction 

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In the spirit of WHO World AIDS day, let’s go over a few popular notions about HIV and AIDS to see which ones are fact and which ones are good-ol fiction. (more…)

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Electives

Medics Abroad: What are we thankful for?

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In the spirit of thanksgiving, we took some time to reflect on the things we’re most thankful for at Medics Abroad. We have so much to be grateful for as an organisation but here are a few of them. (more…)

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Health

Antibiotics: To take or not to take? That is the question!

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Raise your hand if you have ever taken antibiotics for a sore throat! Yep, me too… a long, long, time ago. But we’re kind at The Medics Club so we’re not going to judge ourselves by the wrong things we’ll stop doing after reading this piece  🙂 (more…)

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Beauty & Skincare

Why Your Acne Keeps Coming Back

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Acne is easily the most common (and annoying) skin condition we know, and its causes are diverse. Acne can be caused by simple things, such as what you had for dinner last night, your pillowcase, or your makeup brushes; it could also be as complex as your genetics. Whatever the causes might be, here are 5 common reasons why your acne keeps coming back. (more…)

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Student hub

12 Side Hustles You Can Have in Medical School

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The journey through medical school is expensive!!! The tuition, the rent, the books, the traveling, Netflix payments, and of course the unlimited supply of coffee (or hot cocoa) all have to be paid for somehow. Because the workload can be enormous, you’re left with very little time to work up enough hours to earn significant amounts of money. Working while in medical school is possible but (more…)

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Health A-Z

Breast Cancer Therapy: What’s new?

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Although breast cancer remains the second commonest cancer in adult females worldwide, the survival rates have improved by almost 50% in the past 25 years. This is mostly as a result of the huge amount of time and resources that have been invested in research till date, amounting to better education, more effective screening methods with early detection, and more advanced treatment modalities. Breast cancer is starting to be perceived less as a death sentence and more as a chronic illness. (more…)

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Health A-Z

10 Things Your Doctor Wants You To Know About Breast Cancer

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In the spirit of breast cancer awareness month, here are 10 quick facts your doctor wants you to know about breast cancer.

1. How common is breast cancer?

Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in adult females. (more…)

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Health A-Z

How Does Cancer Start?

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We’ve all heard the word ‘Cancer’ and the feeling of dread it carries along with it but ever wondered about the nitty-gritty details? How does it start? How does it grow? How does it spread from one part of the body to another? (more…)

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Study tips

Failing in Medical School

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Failure is generally viewed as the opposite of success. This in itself isn’t incorrect but it’s a different perspective. If I only learned one thing in medical school, it is that failure is necessary and can happen to just about anybody. Ok, that’s two things LOL! No matter how much of a prim and proper student you might be, slipping up every now and then isn’t unusual. (more…)

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Health A-Z

Understanding Schizophrenia

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Imagine being trapped in a cage, with your hands and legs tied up and chained to a wall, and losing control of your mind all at the same time. You can’t move…

I knew I had it. I had known for years. The boa of psychosis had become a familiar tightness in my head. I thought it was an awful waste of time and suffering to take so long to diagnose me. By this point, I was homeless and had ruined the majority of relationships with family. I’d tried to kill myself. I had been mistreated in hospitals and in school. I’d been through so much and after all this time I’d finally figured out what it was ~Syrena Clarke

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