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Wednesday, 06 December 2023 12:49


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According to the British Council, more than 1600 Nigerian doctors moved to the UK in the past year. The General Medical Council (GMC) of the United Kingdom has made a stunning discovery in its "Workforce Report 2023": 1,616 doctors with training from Nigeria have joined the UK medical workforce in 2022 alone, marking a large migration of medical professionals from that country. This rise has positioned Nigeria as the third highest provider of non-UK graduate physicians, overtaken only by India and Pakistan, which provided 2,402 and 2,372 doctors, respectively.


Additionally, the data shows that Nigeria's doctor migration rate is steadily increasing, and Nigeria is about to surpass Pakistan to become the nation with the second-highest concentration of foreign-trained physicians in the UK. The research highlights the growing significance of international medical graduates (IMGs), particularly those from Nigeria, in the UK healthcare system. These individuals make up over half of newly hired physicians and 63% of the 23,838 new entries to the medical register.


 The Changing Medical Workforce in the United Kingdom But in Nigeria, this tendency has raised concerns. The Nigerian Medical Association is concerned that future medical immigration may be necessary due to the high incidence of medical brain drain. Nigeria's health industry is now dealing with a serious workforce shortage. Due to the migration of physicians and other health workers abroad, hospitals all across the nation are dealing with a decline in outpatients and surgical volume. This has put a strain on the remaining healthcare professionals, resulting in overwork, tiredness, and burnout.


The GMC study also draws attention to a notable change from 2014, when only 181 Nigerian physicians were employed in the UK. According to the data, the fastest-growing category of new hires since 2015 has been non-British nationality doctors who obtained their primary medical qualifications (PMQs) in their native country. These doctors currently make up 48% of the new hires. On the other hand, the percentage of British nationals who are PMQ has decreased, falling from 53% in 2015 to 30% in 2022.

Wednesday, 06 December 2023 12:42


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Popular in hot tea, ginger is recognized for strengthening the body's defenses against illnesses and acting as a traditional medicine. Ginger has several health advantages, but it's important to use caution while consuming it. On Facebook, nutritionist Oleg Shvets offered some observations. What benefits does ginger offer? For millennia, ginger has been an indispensable ingredient in culinary and medical traditions worldwide due to its versatility as a spice and taste enhancer. Experts have highlighted several health advantages of ginger, which are attributed to its high antioxidant content.

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Ginger has little calories—just 4 in two teaspoons—but it's loaded with antioxidants that protect cells from harm by free radicals, according to a medical professional. The following is a summary of the principal health advantages of consuming ginger: stops germs from procreating Some of the chemicals found in fresh ginger are powerful protectors against viruses, bacteria, and other infectious agents. They contain viruses and stop bacteria from growing. Oral health: Ginger's active gingerols reduce the risk of periodontitis, a severe inflammatory gum disease, by preventing bacterial development in the mouth. reduces nausea


Ginger relieves nausea, particularly in expectant mothers. It facilitates disintegration and eliminates gasses that build up in the intestines. Additionally, ginger can assist with nausea from chemotherapy or seasickness "Shvets explains. Relief of muscle pain Regular use of ginger has been demonstrated to alleviate muscular stiffness, albeit it is not an instant cure. alleviates arthritic symptoms The anti-inflammatory qualities of ginger, which include reducing swelling, can help treat osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis symptoms in addition to main therapy.

"Pain and swelling can be relieved both by consuming ginger orally and by applying a ginger compress or patch to the skin," according to the dietitian. A possible defense against cancer Biologically active compounds in ginger may slow the growth of some malignancies, according to observations; nonetheless, further studies using reliable techniques are required. control of blood sugar A tiny recent study found that ginger improves insulin use by the body. "It is worth continuing to plan and carry out research in this direction to make sure that ginger really improves the level of sugar in the blood," according to the physician.

 alleviation from menstrual pain When consumed throughout the menstrual cycle, supplements containing ginger powder have been shown to lessen menstrual discomfort. Lowering of cholesterol "Regular consumption of ginger has shown promise in lowering low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels, contributing to vascular health," according to the physician. Richness in antioxidants The antioxidants in ginger strengthen the body's defenses against stress, protect DNA from oxidative damage, and enhance general health, including immunity to chronic illnesses. Help for Indigestion "Ginger aids in chronic indigestion by promoting faster emptying, preventing post-meal stomach discomfort," says the dietitian.

What dangers come with eating ginger? However, it's important to be aware of the possible hazards connected to consuming ginger. High dosages above 5 g per day may cause adverse effects, such as heartburn, indigestion, and irritation of the oral mucous membranes, even though modest amounts are usually well tolerated. Additionally, ginger raises the possibility of bleeding, which might be harmful if a person has a blood clotting condition. Additionally, blood thinners, medications for diabetes, and high blood pressure may interact with supplements containing ginger. As a result, you should speak with a doctor before using them," Shoemaker advises.

Methi Seeds Water: Alkaloids like fenugrecin and trigonelline have been shown to have hypoglycemic action and 4-hydroxy isoleucine (4-OH Ile) amino acids act on the pancreas to release insulin. Soluble fibers in fenugreek, including glucomannan fiber, also delay intestinal absorption of ingested sugars.

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Giloy Water: Berberine is one of the alkaloid substances found in Giloy water. Human investigations have demonstrated that this conventional herbal medicine lowers blood sugar. Metformin and berberine both have comparable mechanisms of action. Tea with cinnamon: By influencing the activity of glycogen synthesis, cinnamon improves glycogen storage. Cinnamon has natural compounds that act as insulin to maintain a steady blood glucose level.

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Neem Tea: Even if this sugar-free tea flavor isn't your favorite, trust us when we say you'll grow to appreciate this nutritious drink. It not only tastes good, but it also has anti-inflammatory properties that are good for your skin.

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Karela Juice: Due to the high concentration of insulin and other anti-diabetic compounds present in the karela plant, karela juice is a godsend for those with diabetes as it aids in managing blood sugar levels. In type 2 diabetics, bitter melon lowers blood sugar levels. This beverage might not be nice, but it is one of the healthiest choices—especially for diabetics. Your doctor may suggest calorie-free liquids like water or tea as well as those with little calories, such as milk alternatives or sugar-free lemonade, if you have diabetes.

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