05 November 2019
The Role of the Family in Diabetes Management

The Role of the Family in Diabetes Management


Thursday, November 14 2017 will be celebrated as World Diabetes Day. The theme for World Diabetes Day is centred around protecting the family. Thi...
22 October 2019
What you should know about Flu

What you should know about Flu


Flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and sometimes the lungs. It can cause mild to severe...
15 October 2019
Reducing the Risk of Breast Cancer

Reducing the Risk of Breast Cancer


October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. During this month people wear the colour pink to raise awareness about the disease. There are many activitie...
08 October 2019
The Zantac recall

The Zantac recall


Weeks after the popular heartburn drug ranitidine, known by the brand name Zantac, was found to contain a cancer-causing chemical, multiple drugstores...
01 October 2019
Violence and Crime –  A Public Health problem. We must respond

Violence and Crime – A Public Health problem. We must respond


We tend to view violence and crime as merely social or legal problems. However, these are very important public health problems. Violence has probably...
17 September 2019
Dengue

Dengue


Dengue is a mosquito-borne viral disease that is transmitted by female mosquitoes mainly of the species Aedes aegypti and, to a lesser extent, A...
Dengue

Dengue


Dengue is a mosquito-borne viral disease that is transmitted by female mosquitoes mainly of the species Aedes aegypti and, to a lesser extent, A...
10 September 2019
The Chest Pain – Angina Pectoris

The Chest Pain – Angina Pectoris


Chest Pain is common. Many times, chest pain can be confused for many different medical conditions. Often it is brushed aside as just “gas”. Howev...
03 September 2019
The Ethics of Organ Donation

The Ethics of Organ Donation


Medical ethics is grounded on four principles. These principles are autonomy, beneficence, justice and nonmaleficence. Autonomy addresses the ability ...
27 August 2019
Hydration: why is it important?

Hydration: why is it important?


The average adult human body is 50-65 per cent water and every cell, tissue and organ in your body require water in order to function at its best. Wat...