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  • Breast cancer

    However, these cancerous cells can spread (if left unattended) into nearby breast tissues (invasion) and in the worst case scenario to distal organs (metastasis).Scope of the problem According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) there were 2.3...

  • How to manage Stress

    Let us, however, consider how stress can affect daily lives and some tips on how we can manage it. Stress is defined as a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or demanding circumstances.Stress is our body’s response...

  • Infertility

    Infertility can be primary or secondary. Primary infertility is when a pregnancy has never been achieved by a person, and secondary infertility is when at least one prior pregnancy has been achieved.What causes infertility? Infertility may be caused...

  • Immunisation

    What is immunisation? The process by which an individual’s immune system becomes fortified against an infectious agent through administration of a vaccine. What are the benefits? Immunisation is a way of protecting against serious diseases. Once...

  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

    A traumatic event may involve any serious injury or death, or a near death experience. What are the symptoms of PTSD? The symptoms can start right after the trauma but sometimes may start years later, they include:1. Intrusion - reliving the trauma...

  • H.I.V

    Given the alarming numbers of reported cases we experience, let us take a walk back and consider this virus once more: Let us start off with an age old question: What is HIV? What is HIV? HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is a virus that attacks the...

  • What is chronic kidney disease?

    If kidney disease worsens, wastes can build to high levels in your blood and make you feel sick. You may develop complications like:high blood pressure anemia (low blood count) weak bones poor nutritional health nerve damage Kidney disease also...

  • Non-communicable diseases

    These conditions tend to be chronic, asymptomatic in early stages and multifactorial in causation involving an interplay of genetic, physiological, environmental and behavioural factors.The main types of NCD are cardiovascular diseases as recognized...

  • What is eczema?

    Studies have shown that individuals with a family of atopy (e.g. eczema, asthma and allergics in usitis) are at a higher risk of developing the disease compared to the general population.Symptoms of eczema Intense itchy rash mostly seen on flexural...

  • SEVEN TIPS TO HELP PREVENT WINTER COLDS AND FLU

    But getting sick isn’t inevitable, in fact by practising good hygiene and taking steps to boost your immune system, you can give yourself every possible chance of staying well over winter.Be vigilant about hand-washing. This is the first and most...

  • Kalafhi calls for sponsors

    The Olympics-styled competition, which is supported by the Botswana National Sports Council (BNSC), is set to become Botswana's biggest multisport festival for businesses, and bring athletics mirroring the success of the Dubai Corporate Games.The...

  • Breast cancer

    In this article, we will discuss the causes, symptoms, risks, prevention, and screenings for breast cancer.Causes: The exact cause of breast cancer is not known, but certain risk factors increase the chances of developing it. These include age,...

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