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Breastfeeding is a natural practice that happens when a child is born. In fact it plays an important role in establishing a bond between the child and the mother. While breast milk is given during the first six months, today, many infant formulae are
Adolescence, the period between ages 10-19, is a very special age. This is because this is the period where a child is becoming an adult. During this period physical mental, social, hormonal and behavioral changes take place. It is important to see h
With the improvements in the standards of living people require more and more comfortable and healthful indoor environment. As a result air-conditioning systems have been widely used worldwide in order to provide thermal comfort and an acceptable in
Do you feel a little under the weather? Have yougot a common cold? Perhaps a slight fever? Well,that’s alright. Just get some antibiotics and everything will be fine, right? WRONG!
Ranging as one of the leading causes of illnesses that affects the lives of many today, diabetes is a chronic health condition that has risen over the years with the global prevalence nearly doubling since 1980 according to United Nations.
Conceiving a child is usually something of great happiness to both the parents. The mother always tries her best to take care of herself and the foetus in a manner that would facilitate the safety of the foetus within and the safe delivery of the chi
A somewhat rare disease that we encounter in patients with joint pain is vasculitis. This condition presents with a strange combination of features that usually baffles both doctors and patients alike. Unfortunately vasculitis is detected late and by
These days we all need to protect ourselves from mosquito bites due to the prevailing dengue epidemic. Mosquitoes are carrying the disease causing parasites such as malaria, yellow fever, encephalitis etc. Feeding of blood is an essential part of the
The human hand is made up of bones in the wrist (carpal bones), small muscles attached to the bones (digits) of the fingers, nerves and blood vessels.
These days we experience a heavy rainy season. The rainy season always invites infectious diseases. This is because water is a prominent source that distributes germs. A few main public health concerns are resulting from climate change such as vector
What could be worse than suddenly getting diagnosed with cancer? Cancer is a disease that shatters all hopes of living. It is well known that cancer patients are mostly incurable and their treacherous lifestyle that is filled with many hardships, pai
In the previous article titled ‘Mindless parenting : Nurturing a generation of unhappy adults’ the Mirror Health Capsule shed light on acceptance, strengthening the parent-child bond and allowing them to chase their dreams. While some children gr
Chronic cough and allergic rhinitis are two types of respiratory diseases often encountered by people. To shed more light on these areas, the Daily Mirror Health Capsule interviewed Consultant Paediatric Respiratory Physician at the Lady Ridgeway Hos
Do you ever look at your child all ready for school, carrying his or her schoolbag, and see the hunchback of Notre-Dame instead?
Cancer is defined as an uncontrollable, purposeless abnormal cell growth in any part of the body. When this growth takes place in the breast, it is known as breast cancer. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), breast cancer is one of the
What is a wound?
A wound is any damage or break in the surface of the skin. Wounds can be accidental, surgical or occur because of underlying disease (such as diabetes or vascular disease) or changes to the skin that occur with ageing.
Fluoride is considered as a trace mineral which is needed in small amounts for human growth and development. It is beneficial in the maintenance and solidification of our bones, dental health- especially in prevention of tooth decays. Also Fluoride
Every year, the World Health Organisation (WHO) celebrates World Mental Health Day on October 10. This year’s theme highlights the need to prevent suicides; since every 40 seconds someone loses his or her life as a result of suicide.
Contraception is not a widely spoken of topic among women and couples. Over 200 million women worldwide would like to avoid a pregnancy, but they are not using an effective method of contraception. The reasons for this vary from country to country. T
People face many challenges and hardships in the modern world. Sometimes, these hardships are caused when biting off more than one can chew. Or in the case of Obesity, biting off more than one can burn.
Almost all parents want to do the best for their children. But unlike many other professions or tasks, parenting doesn’t come with a guided set of instructions. As a result, parents take time to adjust in order to respond and react to their childre
Arthritis as many believe is pain within a joint. But the change that is seen within other organs simultaneously with arthritis is difficult to diagnose or treat. I will briefly explain some of the common conditions occurring hand in hand with arthri
Abnormalities in all of our clinical parametres indicate status of our health condition. However, we always worry about one side of variations (low or high) in those clinical parametres since its undefined side is not generally discussed. People lack
According to the WHO, asthma is a major non-communicable disease characterised by recurrent attacks of breathlessness and wheezing. The severity and frequency of the attacks vary from person to person.
Reflexology is a therapeutic method of relieving pain by stimulating predefined pressure points on the feet and hands. This controlled pressure alleviates the source of the discomfort. In the absence of any particular malady or abnormality, reflexolo
It is not wrong to say that the heart is life. As long as it keeps beating one is able to enjoy life. The moment the heart stops so does life. Unfortunately, there are many health challenges that pose a threat to the smooth functioning of this very v
Old age is a stage that we all need to accept in this cycle of life. While in your retirement you could opt to do various activities to keep yourself engaged. But for some, it is not as easy as they think it is. Come old age, you are also burdened wi
Antibiotics are used mainly for treatment of infections caused by bacteria. The inappropriate use of antibiotics leads to the problem of antimicrobial resistance. As a result some antibiotics may become ineffective when used for certain bacterial inf
Blood is like fuel to all humans and animals. It is the fluid that regulates all the functions that occur within the body. Blood delivers all the necessary substances such as nutrients and oxygen to every cell and also transports the metabolic waste
Endometriosis is a gynaecological condition prevalent among women of childbearing ages. 5-10% of women are affected by Endometriosis globally. However due to lack of knowledge and awareness concerning this condition, many women remain undiagnosed and
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