RSV in Children

RSV in children

The only symptoms in very young infants with RSV may be irritability, decreased activity, and breathing difficulties.

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autism spectrum disorder

Autism Spectrum Disorder

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) describes a wide range of neuro-developmental disorders that can cause significant social, behavioural and communication challenges.

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Skin cancer

Skin cancer is the most common type of skin cancer. There are three main types of skin cancer, basal cell carcinoma (BCC), squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), and melanoma.

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Prediabetes_ What you don't know might kill you

Prediabetes

Prediabetes is diagnosed when your blood sugar levels are above the specified range but not high enough to be classified as having type 2 diabetes.

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Stroke

Stroke

A stroke, sometimes called a ‘brain attack’, occurs when blood flow and oxygen to an area of the brain are cut off.

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Gingivitis

Gingivitis

Gingivitis is a common and mild form of gum disease that causes irritation, redness, and swelling.

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Colonoscopy Colon Cancer

Colonoscopy?

Colorectal or colon cancer is among the top three cancers for both men and women in South Africa, although it is more prevalent among men.

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Living with Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis (TB)

Tuberculosis (TB) is a serious infectious disease caused by a bacterium called Mycobacterium Tuberculosis that affects the lungs.

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Managing Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is the cessation of airflow during sleep, preventing air from entering the lungs due to an obstruction.

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Prevention of Eye Injuries

How can eye injuries be prevented?

Injuries to the eyes are surprisingly common. In South Africa, most are caused by violence, motor vehicle accidents, alcoholism, poverty, and other social ills prevalent in many communities.

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Safe circumcision

Circumcision

Boys are born with a hood of skin, called the foreskin, covering the head (also called the glans) of the penis.

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Managing Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis

Eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly can help slow or stop the loss of bone mass and help prevent fractures.

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Manage Hypertension

Hypertension

High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is a common condition in which the long-term force.

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Whooping Cough Facts

Whooping cough

Whooping cough, also known as pertussis or the 100-day cough, is a highly contagious respiratory tract infection caused by the bacterium.

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Vasectomy Options

Vasectomy

When it comes to family planning, a couple may consider a vasectomy. Those considering a vasectomy often have already decided that they don’t want any more children.

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Yellow Fever Symptoms

Yellow fever

Yellow fever is a viral illness caused by the bite of a mosquito carrying the yellow fever virus.

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Malaria Symptoms and Prevention

Malaria

International travel can be exciting but pose various health risks, depending on the traveler and the trip.

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Female Reproductive System

Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a painful condition that occurs when tissue similar to the uterus lining (womb) grows outside of the uterus.

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Periodontitis

What is Periodontitis?

It is the most common oral disease affecting up to 50% of the adult population around the globe.

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Back pain

Back pain can be a result of injury, activity, and some medical conditions. Acute pain starts suddenly and lasts for up to 6 weeks.

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Ear infection

Ear infections mostly affect children, but adults are not immune. Ear infections can be chronic or acute.

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Diabetes

2020 is the year in which people realised that good health is something that could be taken away in an instant.

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Exercise for osteoporosis

One of the best ways to strengthen your bones and prevent osteoporosis is by getting regular exercise. Exercise can help maintain the bone mass you have.

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Panic attacks

Your heart is racing. The world is spinning. You feel like you might throw up. It’s a normal day, nothing has happened.

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Anxiety

Most of us experience anxiety at some stage in our lives. Here’s some mind-body-spirit practices to deal with anxiety, based on cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT).

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Cataract | 5 min read

A cataract is a frosting or clouding of the lens inside the eye. The most common cause is ageing but may be accelerated by diabetes or eye trauma.

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Baby brain | 3 min read

Mayo Clinic defines baby brain as the cognitive changes, particularly forgetfulness, during pregnancy or shortly after becoming a mother.

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ADHD | 6 min read

Raise the issue of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) at any dinner party and each guest is likely to have a strong opinion about its nature.

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Diabetes | 2 min read

There is no one specific cause for Type 2 Diabetes or adult onset diabetes – it is a rather complex interaction of numerous genetic risk variants and lifestyle factors.

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What You Should Know About Oral Cancer - Intercare Health Hub

Oral cancer | 1 min read

Mouth cancer or oral cancer, can occur anywhere in the mouth. It mainly occurs after the age of 40, and the risk is more than twice as high in men as it is in women.

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Tonsillectomy | 3 min read

A tonsillectomy is surgery to remove the tonsils. Tonsils are lumps of tissue on both sides of the back of the throat that help protect the body from infections.

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