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COVID-19, or the coronavirus, has placed unprecedented pressures on our healthcare system. Thanks to front-line healthcare workers, many who were seriously ill have survived. With the passage of time, however, post-recovery effects are becoming...

ONE OUT of seven men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in his lifetime, making it the most common cancer in men. Treatments like surgery, radiation, and hormone therapy remove or destroy the cancer. However, all of these treatments can have...

One in every 100 deaths worldwide is the result of suicide. It can affect every one of us. Each and every suicide is devastating and has a profound impact on the friends and families left behind. However, by raising awareness, reducing the stigma...

New York, New York Times: Two years ago, a sneeze or a cough wouldn’t have been cause for concern, but now even the mildest of symptoms can leave us wondering, “Do I have COVID?” Early in the pandemic, we learned about the hallmark signs of...

THE OLDER generation of our population is a valuable part of our society. Our senior parents and grandparents are living memories of history, imparting well-earned wisdom and advice, and providing support and guidance to their children and...

IF YOU have been considering not breastfeeding your new baby, you are probably inundated with information. It is a personal decision only you can make, but the benefits are seemingly endless. Before you decide or if you just need reassurance that...

Information about the characteristics of these variants is rapidly emerging. Scientists are working to learn more about how easily they spread, whether they could cause more severe illness, and whether currently authorised vaccines will protect...

The spread of the super-contagious Delta variant has prompted new restrictions around the world and spurred stark new warnings from public health officials. “The Delta variant is more aggressive and much more transmissible than previously...

Ah, the good old days. When children played outside in the dirt until they were called in for dinner, our vegetables came from the garden, and a tablet was something you took if you were sick. It is a common refrain that our grandparents were...

WORLD HEPATITIS Day (WHD) takes places every year on July 28, bringing the world together under a single theme to raise awareness of viral hepatitis and to influence real change. The day is being held under the theme: ‘Hepatitis Can’t Wait’....
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