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There are many things to be grateful for these days, and chief among them is life. Cancer survivor Norma Reid is elated that through faith, determination and her belief in God, she survived one of the biggest challenges of her life to date. More...

Breast cancer screening means checking a woman’s breasts for cancer before there are signs or symptoms of the disease. All women need to be informed by their healthcare provider about the best screening options for them. When you are told about the...

Breast cancer does not discriminate! Some of the people that we least expect can be affected. For most women diagnosed with the illness, it can be a nerve-racking experience. Treatment of the disease typically involves surgery to remove the breast...

Regional medical epidemiologist at the Western Regional Health Authority, Dr Maung Aung, has said the country continues to see an increase in the incidence of prostate cancer. Dr Aung, who was addressing the Misty Blue Cancer Care Foundation’s...

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...

The highly pathogenic severe acute respiratory syndrome 2 (SARS-CoV-2), which causes coronavirus disease, is currently causing mayhem across the global health landscape. There are more than 25 million documented cases and more than 800,000 deaths...

Imagine you’re watching your favourite TV show and someone, maybe your husband or your kid, unknowingly aware of how tuned in you are to the cliffhanger of the highly scripted reality show or home makeover reveal, takes the remote and changes the...

One hundred and Seventy-two economies are now engaged in discussions to potentially participate in COVAX, a global initiative aimed at working with vaccine manufacturers to provide countries worldwide equitable access to safe and effective vaccines...
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