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How much do you really know about tuberculosis?

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The World Health Organisation designated Tuesday the 24th of February 2020 as World Tuberculosis Day.

Today, TB remains the world’s deadliest infectious killer, claiming many lives on a daily basis.

As global citizens, we can do our part by educating ourselves about the condition, in order to stop the discrimination and stigmatization encountered by many TB patients, and also as healthcare professionals, in the management of TB.

Here’s a quiz for you. Let’s meet our patient now, shall we? (more…)

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Are you sleeping much these days?

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Today is World Sleep Day, and I can begin by telling you how much I love sleep. I mean we all do, right?

Anyway, World Sleep Day is an annual event celebrated on a global scale to educate others about (more…)

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International Women’s Day 2020: Great Women in Medical History

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Happy International Women’s Day (IWD)! 🙂

The theme for this year is #EachForEqual

IWD (March 8th) is a time set out not only to celebrate the achievements of women across the globe but also to put the spotlight on gender inequality and how it affects not just women but the economy at large. (more…)

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Flu Vaccine 101: The Myths and the Truth

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This Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has declared this week (1st – 7th December) as the National Influenza Vaccination Week to emphasize the importance of getting the flu vaccine.

There are many misconceptions about the flu (more…)

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5 Proven Ways to stay protected this flu season

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With the cold season comes all the nasty bugs of winter, an endless runny nose, and countless packets of tissues.

Here are a few tips to get you comfortable and keep you feeling well this season. (more…)

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Lads, Movember is here!

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November is known globally for being the month to raise awareness of men’s health issues, such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and suicide, among others. You may have heard of Men’s Health Awareness month in November via the annual event Movember which involves the growing of mustaches to raise funds for these causes. (more…)

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Thrombosis

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1 in 4 people worldwide are dying from conditions related to thrombosis. About 900,000 people in the US suffer from thrombosis; about 100,000 die from thrombosis. This has a higher mortality rate than those of breast cancer, AIDS and motor vehicles combined- Worldthrombosis.org

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The ABCs of Heart Attacks

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The statistics

Heart disease is a leading cause of death among men and women in the most developed countries. Coronary artery disease affects 16.5 million Americans. The American Heart Association (AHA) estimates that someone in the US has a heart attack about every 40 seconds (more…)

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