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Malaria is a tropical disease caused by a parasite "Plasmodium", and is transmitted by the bite of infected mosquitoes. It takes only one bite from an infected mosquito to become infected. If not treated promptly with effective medicines, malaria can be fatal by infecting and destroying red blood cells and by clogging the capillaries that carry blo
Did you know? Diabetes is one of the leading causes of blindness. It also leads to kidney failure, heart attacks, stroke, and lower limb amputation. Type 2 diabetes is fast becoming a common lifestyle disease and is indicative of the environment we live in today. We live fast, eat badly and barely exercise. About Diabetes Glucose is vital to us. It
The quickest way to spread germs and disease is through physical contact. Not only by touching other people but from everything with which you come in contact. Having come into contact with germs you can infect others and even infect yourself by touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Knowing how and when to wash your hands properly is important. When t
How much do you really know about high blood pressure? Here's a short 'TRUE or FALSE' quiz to find out. High blood pressure is a result of your heart beating too fast. True or False? High blood pressure is caused by eating too much spicy food. True or False? High blood pressure is known as the 'silent killer' because some people don't know they hav
High blood pressure, or hypertension, is the underlying cause of 1 in every 2 strokes and 2 in every 5 heart attacks. It is a sobering fact and yet so many people do not take high blood pressure seriously, probably because it rarely has symptoms. Without visible signs, almost half of the people who have it are completely unaware of it. How do I kno
Heart disease is on the rise and the statistics are alarming. According to the heart and stroke foundations of South Africa, 225 South Africans are killed by Heart disease daily. It seems an obvious thing to say but, if your heart cannot function properly your risk of having heart disease or even a stroke is significantly higher. No heart, no life.