The El Nino weather phenomenon is here again. It is hot and dry. Getting too hot can make you sick. This includes minor conditions such as heat rash, heat cramps, and heat exhaustion as well as the more severe condition known as heat stroke which is a life threatening medical emergency. Everyone is at risk; […]

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The prostate is part of the male reproductive system. It is a walnut-sized gland located just below the bladder and surrounds the urethra (the tube that carries urine from the bladder out of the body). It produces the fluid in the semen that nourishes sperm. BPH is a non-cancerous enlargement of the prostate. It is […]

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The lining in the nose contains many tiny and delicate blood vessels that help to warm and humidify the air we breathe. Nosebleed happens when one of the blood vessels in the lining of the nose bursts. It can be frightening but most nosebleeds are not serious and can be easily managed. Nosebleeds are common. […]

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What are mouth ulcers? Mouth ulcers are small, painful lesions with a white or yellow center and a red border. They usually appear on the inside of the cheeks, on the lips, on the tongue or on gums. Mouth ulcers are very common and they can affect anyone. In most cases, mouth ulcers are harmless […]

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Heartburn is an uncomfortable feeling of burning and warmth in the chest and sometimes moving upwards to the throat and neck. It has nothing to do with the heart. It is caused by the back-flow of stomach acid into the oesophagus (food pipe). The acid in our stomach helps to digest the food we eat. […]

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Acne is a common skin condition. Almost 8 in 10 teens have acne. It is so common that it is considered a normal part of puberty. Effective treatments are available, but acne can be persistent. When one begins to go away, others seem to crop up. When you are looking at a big pimple on […]

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Typhoid fever, commonly known as typhoid is an infectious disease caused by the bacteria, Salmonella Typhi (S. Typhi). People get infected by ingestion of food or water contaminated by stool or urine of infected person. The bacteria multiply in the digestive tract and spread into the bloodstream. In severe infections, which can be life threatening, […]

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Menopause is when a woman’s menstrual period stops permanently and the woman is no longer able to have children. It happens when the ovaries gradually producing less estrogen and progesterone, two hormones needed for a woman’s menstrual periods and fertility. Every woman goes through menopause; it is a normal part of aging. Menopause is diagnosed […]

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Teeth play an important role in helping us bite and chew food, making food easier to digest. Teeth also help us speak clearly and give us beautiful smiles! Tooth decay is the most common chronic childhood disease. It can cause pain, discomfort and infection; it will affect eating, speaking, smiling, sleeping and even children’s general […]

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Rabies, also known as “mad dog disease”, is a serious infectious disease caused by the rabies virus. The virus is spread to humans by infected animals’ saliva through a bite, scratch or lick to broken skin, the mouth or the eye. After entering the human body, the rabies virus migrates along nerves to the spinal […]

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