What You Need to Know About TB and Antibiotic Misuse

What You Need to Know About TB and Antibiotic Misuse

19:02 25th February 2018 | Antibiotics Abuse

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One of the health targets of the Sustainable Development Goals is ending the TB pandemic by 2030. To support this target, World Tuberculosis Day is observed every year on the 24th of March.

 

What is Tuberculosis (TB)?

TB is a contagious disease. Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacteria that causes TB, generally attacks the lungs, but the kidneys, spine and brain are also at risk. There are two conditions related to TB. They a...

Book Your Pre-holiday Check-up and Vaccination Updates

Book Your Pre-holiday Check-up and Vaccination Updates

16:58 9th December 2017 | General Check-Up

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You car might have had its pre-trip inspection, but what about your body? Before you embark on your trip this festive season, you should book a general check-up and make sure your vaccinations are up to date. If you do not, you could be putting your life at risk. You may even need extra screenings and examinations.

Although mass travel has made so many things possible for so many people, it has also contributed to the spread of threat...

Meningitis Outbreak in Nigeria and Why You Should Care

Meningitis Outbreak in Nigeria and Why You Should Care

08:23 31st March 2017 | Dangerous Disease

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There is currently a meningitis outbreak in Nigeria which is life threatening. This dangerous disease can also cause deafness, epilepsy or cognitive deficits in the long term if it’s not caught and treated.

A CNN article reports that across 15 states nearly 2 000 suspected cases have been recorded and 109 have been treated since the outbreak began in February. According to Nigeria's Center for Disease Control, the meningitis outbrea...

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