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Climate change and air pollution: Our health depends on a healthy environment
Family 04 Oct 2019

Climate change and air pollution: Our health depends on a healthy environment

What is the problem and how much of a problem is it?  Human health and the environment are inextricably linked – a healthy environment is a vital prerequisite for human health. Globally, known environmental risks result in about one quarter of all deaths and…
Hand hygiene technique: Hand washing with soap and water
General 27 Aug 2013

Hand hygiene technique: Hand washing with soap and water

This article explains the correct technique to wash your hands, an easy and effective way to prevent the spread of infection.
Nasal sprays and washes for cold and flu
Children's health 27 Aug 2013

Nasal sprays and washes for cold and flu

Nasal irrigation (washing the nasal cavity with fluid) can be used to remedy cold and flu symptoms like a blocked nose and is usually used…
Diabetes and eye diseases
Eye Care 06 Aug 2012

Diabetes and eye diseases

Diabetes is a condition that affects the body’s ability to control sugar levels. This can be due to autoimmune damage to the pancreas (Type 1),…
Medicine or Drug Overdose
Children's health 26 Jul 2012

Medicine or Drug Overdose

A drug overdose occurs after a person consumes too much of a drug, medication or poison. Overdose can occur accidentally when a person inadvertently takes…
Types of kidney cancer
Cancer 21 Jun 2012

Types of kidney cancer

There are many types of renal (kidney) cell cancers (RCCs). Each type of tumour is derived from a different cell type within the kidney and…
Psoriasis Subtypes
General 28 May 2012

Psoriasis Subtypes

Psoriasis is a disease which affects multiple systems within the body, predominantly the skin and the joints. Skin disease which can present in multiple different…
Diabetic retinopathy
Blood 23 Apr 2012

Diabetic retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy is the most common of all diabetic eye diseases and typically affects both eyes. It is a severe condition which may cause vision…
Living with Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating)
General 12 Mar 2012

Living with Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating)

Hyperhidrosis is a condition characterised by excessive perspiration in response to non-thermoregulatory stimuli; that is, in response to stimuli other than heat.