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Each year, September 8 has been celebrated as World Physiotherapy Day since 1996. This is significant as it marks the date that the World Physiotherapy was founded in 1951. World Physiotherapy is the voice of the global physiotherapy community and...

Only few can say what it feels like working with children who are so extraordinary, they sometimes seem like unfamiliar beings. It’s a diminishing feeling of sorrow that parents have, which then tilts towards fear. When a child comes in as a new...

You have probably heard of the menopause in women, but did you know men go through a similar hormonal change as they age? The male menopause, or andropause, is often triggered when men reach their 40s. In fact, as many as 30 per cent of men can...

Miracle, Blessing, a bundle of joy are a few of the words used to describe the precious gift of a baby. As such, babies are to be protected as much as possible, and one of the easiest ways to do so is through breastfeeding. Breastfeeding provides...

THE YEAR 2020 has been designated the Year of the Nurse and the Midwife by the World Health Assembly. Can you imagine the joy we felt, and are feeling, to have a year specially dedicated to us? We started the year in high spirits. There were...

The emergency committee on COVID-19, convened by the World Health Organization (WHO) director general under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR), has highlighted the anticipated lengthy duration of this COVID-19 pandemic, noting the...

In our June talk, we visited the topic of carcinophobia – the irrational fear of cancer. We saw that the entrenchment of this fear began with the bad reputation of the disease throughout history and continued with ever-present personal testimonials...

Depression and anxiety are mental health issues that can adversely affect every aspect of a person’s life. Throw in the different changes that have been implemented due to the coronavirus pandemic, and this creates an environment where those who...

Asthma is one of the most common chronic respiratory conditions, with one in every 13 persons having the illness. The condition affects both adults and children alike, and according to Dr Je-Vaughn Wynter, this is due to inflammation of the airways...

People with moderate to severe asthma may be at higher risk of getting very sick from COVID-19. COVID-19 can affect your respiratory tract (nose, throat, lungs), cause an asthma attack, and possibly lead to pneumonia and acute respiratory disease...
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