Dr Nathaniel Usoro- Nigerian Pioneer of Bloodless Medicine. Head of Department of Surgery at the University of Calabar
By Ed Keazor
Dr Usoro can be described as the Nigerian pioneer of a procedure essentially over-turning 100′s of years of the belief that transfusions were crucial in Trauma Surgery. This had already been established in Europe and published in Medical Journals dating back to the 80′s. He however was responsible for introducing this to Nigeria, at the University of Calabar.
Europe under attack
‘When we had arrived [in Cork], I made a request to Lord Inchaquoin to give me a passport for England. I took boat to Youghal and then embarked on the vessel John Filmer, which set sail with 120 passengers. `But before we had lost sight of land, we were captured by Algerine pirates, who put all the men in irons.’
…the corsairs plundered British shipping pretty much at will…
Bring on the beans.
Can something as simple and inexpensive as beans really help with diabetes control?
Yes, according to the American Diabetes Association (ADA). Beans digest slowly, resulting in only a small rise in blood glucose levels.
(Natasha Longo) Pasteurization is a dangerous method of heating our foods with tragic side effects which are largely ignored by the FDA and downplayed by the dairy industry. To accept these facts would be to surrender after a hundred-year war indiscriminately waged against all bacteria–a hundred-year war that has now turned to attack the immune systems of the public. Here are 9 reasons why pasteurization destroys the nutritional and enzymatic value of milk and why you need to avoid it.
The fisherman, held on charges of cannibalism, was sentenced to 3.5 years on probation. This is the outcome of the story of the mysterious disappearance of a company of friends in the taiga of Yakutia in the autumn of 2012. Four men went fishing that day: two residents of the Saratov region and two local residents. A few months later, rescuers found only two of the four men. Human remains were found close to the site, where the men were discovered.
Cragg GM1, Newman DJ, Plants as a source of anti-cancer agents; J Ethnopharmacol. 2005 Aug 22;100(1-2):72-9.
Plant-derived compounds have been an important source of several clinically useful anti-cancer agents.
Phantom of Colonel Gaddafi haunts French ex-President Sarkozy
A scandal is brewing in political circles of France. For the first time in modern history, former president of the country, Nicolas Sarkozy, was summoned for interrogation and even taken into custody. The pre-trial detention will last for 24 hours, but the period is likely to be extended for another day.
from The Nation Newspaper
Don turns crude bitumen to Asphalt for Ondo road repairs
A lecturer at the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU)Ile Ife,Osun State, has refined the untapped crude Bitumen in Agbabu,Irele Local Government of Ondo State to Cold Mix Asphalt (CMA).
England’s first Moorish queen, mother of the black prince
Philippa was the daughter of William of Hainault, a lord in part of what is now Belgium. When she was nine the King of England, Edward II, decided that he would marry his son, the future Edward III, to her, and sent one of his bishops, a Bishop Stapeldon, to look at her. He described her thus:
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