21 January 2020
The Chinese Flu

The Chinese Flu


Late last year the Wuhan Municipal Health Commission in Hubei Province, People’s Republic of China, reported 27 cases of acute respiratory syndrome ...
14 January 2020
Mental Health is no joke!

Mental Health is no joke!


The term Neglected Tropical Disease (NTD) is used in the field of communicable diseases to denote a diverse group of communicable diseases that prevai...
07 January 2020
How did your health fare during the holiday season?

How did your health fare during the holiday season?


The New Year has begun, but we are still in the holiday season. It is important that we do not forget about our health. During the festive season peop...
26 November 2019
Travel and your Health

Travel and your Health


As we approach the Christmas season, many of us will be travelling. For most of us travelling is an enjoyable experience and something that we look fo...
19 November 2019
Prematurity Awareness: One in ten  babies born too soon!

Prematurity Awareness: One in ten babies born too soon!


The month of November is Prematurity Awareness Month, and the world lights up purple for preemies who have made it, as well as in remembrance of those...
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...