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COVID-19: Coping with the changing times

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The last week before being suspended from medical school due to the current viral pandemic was what I had been looking forward to the entire term- “Labour week”. I still remember the day before the lockdown; heading to the hospital for my night shift. The city would usually be busy with young people heading out and traffic being close to a standstill. Instead, foot traffic was noticeably lighter. I had bought a coffee at a local café as I had done so for some time now, but this time the experience was different in light of the unprecedented situation. (more…)

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Autism Spectrum: 10 Quick Facts

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It was the 13th annual World Autism Awareness Day yesterday (April 2nd). This day was set aside to encourage the need for self-education about autism, highlight the challenges faced by those living with autism, as well as put a spotlight on the unique skills and talents people with autism possess and how these talents if harnessed, can be useful additions to our communities at large.

In honor of World Autism Day 2020, here are 10 quick facts about Autism/Autism Spectrum Disorders. (more…)

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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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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Myth vs Fact

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With the ongoing pandemic comes loads of panic as well as loads of information making their way around the internet. Information is good, and so is doing your research to learn as much as you can and stay up to date with recent happenings. (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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