26 July 2016
Guillian-Barre’ syndrome

Guillian-Barre’ syndrome


Apart from microcephaly, Guillain-Barré Syndrome is another complication of the Zika virus. It is a rare disorder in which the body’s immune...
12 July 2016
Yellow Fever

Yellow Fever


Earlier this year, Angola was faced with a yellow fever outbreak, which has infected and killed hundreds of individuals. This is the first epidemic ...
28 June 2016
Stroke

Stroke


Stroke is a disease that affects the arteries leading to and within the brain. It is the number five cause of death and a leading cause of disabilit...
21 June 2016
Menstruation and the menstrual cycle

Menstruation and the menstrual cycle


Menstruation is a woman’s monthly bleeding. When a woman menstruates, the body sheds the lining of the uterus (womb). Menstrual blood flows fro...
14 June 2016
Medical consequences of drug abuse

Medical consequences of drug abuse


Drug addiction is a brain disease. Although initial drug use might be voluntary, drugs of abuse have been shown to alter gene expression and brain c...
07 June 2016
Hepatitis

Hepatitis


Hepatitis means inflammation of the liver. Many illnesses and conditions can cause inflammation of the liver, for example, drugs, alcohol, chemicals...
31 May 2016
Quit smoking today!

Quit smoking today!


As todAY IS World No Tobacco Day, I would like to highlight some of the reasons why one should quit smoking. Most people know that smoking tobacco i...
24 May 2016
World No Tobacco Day 2016: Get ready for plain packaging

World No Tobacco Day 2016: Get ready for plain packaging


Every year, on 31 May, the World Health Organization (WHO) and partners mark World No Tobacco Day (WNTD), highlighting the health risks associated w...
10 May 2016
The importance of vaccination

The importance of vaccination


Parents want to do everything possible to make sure their children are healthy and protected from preventable diseases. Apart from a balanced diet, ex...
26 April 2016
Go for the gold! Get vaccinated

Go for the gold! Get vaccinated


Vaccination week in the Americas will be celebrated during April 23 - 30, 2016. The theme for the week is ‘Go for the gold! Get vaccinatedâ€...