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Stress and depression can disrupt your holidays and hurt your health. If you are single and have no family, the stress and depression comes in a different form to those who are not single and do have family. Both are difficult and can become debilitating. The holiday season can be extremely difficult for people suffering from depression. Loneliness
Q: What is skin cancer? A: Simply put, skin cancer is a tumour or growth of abnormal cells in our skin. The most common types of skin cancers are basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and malignant melanoma. Of the three, malignant melanomas are the most dangerous and more likely to spread. Q: What causes skin cancer? A: Most skin cancers a
Here are the four most important things you need to know about HIV and AIDS: AIDS and HIV are not the same thing. HIV is the human immunodeficiency virus. AIDS is Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. Having HIV does not mean you have AIDS. As flu is the result of the influenza virus so AIDS is the result of the HIV virus. In both cases, the flu and
What is immunisation? According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), a vaccine is a biological preparation which improves one's immunity to a particular disease. A vaccine typically contains an agent resembling the disease-causing microorganism. It is often made from weakened or dead forms of the microbe, its toxins or one of its surface protein
By Dr Ryan Ramdass November is Diabetes Awareness Month and the 14th November is World Diabetes Day. Diabetes mellitus is a group of physiological dysfunctions characterized by hyperglycemia (elevated blood sugar) resulting directly from insulin resistance, inadequate insulin secretion, or excessive glucagon secretion. Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is an a
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