Poor care and stigma are barriers to SA’s treatment of children with TB

Stigma, and an unequipped private sector are barriers to fighting South Africa’s top killer disease, tuberculosis – especially in children.


Stigma, and an unequipped private sector are barriers to fighting South Africa’s top killer disease, tuberculosis (TB) – especially in children.

When Angelina Grab was two-years-old she had a fever, started sweating at night and losing weight. Her mother, Johannesburg-based Janet Grab, immediately took her to her paediatrician.

“She didn’t look well so we kept going back to the paediatrician, we’re fortunate to have medical aid. But we kept on looking for an answer. We were sent to a …

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Elderly women who start exercising may break fewer bones

Women over the age of 70 who start exercising, significantly lower their risk of injuries from falling.

Elderly women who start exercising regularly may be able to reduce their risk of falls that result in broken bones or other serious injuries, a small study suggests.

Researchers offered a group of women in their 70′ s supervised workouts combining balance and strength training three times a week for one year and found they were 62 percent less likely to be injured in falls over the next five years than peers who didn’t exercise.

While previous research has proven exercises to …

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Roase water for eyes

Rose Water for Eyes

Roses have a sweet fragrance and also had lots of benefits for skin too. Rose water is slowly becoming the essential part of the beauty world. Rose water is prepared from the petals of rose flower. Rose water retains the qualities of roseflower and is well known for its healing and cosmetic properties. As eyes are most beautiful gift of God to human, so every gift also needs a lot of care. So for eyes rose water is a splendid and natural product.

Benefits of Rose Water for Eyes:

If your eyes are burning, running, …

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What are the different types of allergies?

A. Respiratory allergies

Allergic rhinitis (nasal allergy, allergy of the nose or hay fever)

Breathing air that contains an allergen can cause allergic rhinitis, the most common respiratory allergy. Allergic rhinitis often begins around the age of two years, but commonly only surfaces in a person’s late teens or early 20s.

Other respiratory allergies include those that affect the sinuses (allergic sinusitis), the bronchial tubes (asthma), and the lungs (hypersensitivity pneumonitis).

Allergic rhinitis is usually seasonal and referred to as intermittent allergic rhinitis. Persistent allergic rhinitis occurs all year round and is sometimes referred to as “sinus”.

Rhinitis of pregnancy

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Saunas seem to do a heart good, research shows

New research suggests that for people aged 50 and older, saunas may lower their odds of risk of dying from heart disease – but the sauna experience might differ dependent on the area in the world you’re from.

Love your time in the local sauna? Your heart may love it, too.

New research from sauna-loving Finland suggests that for people aged 50 and older, saunas may lower their odds of risk of dying from heart disease.

Specifically, just 5% of Finns in the study who spent more than 45 minutes in a sauna each week died of heart disease over …

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Treatment Of Breast Cancer In Pakistan

The most frequently diagnosed cancer among women around the world. The leading cause of cancer deaths in women around the world. Affecting one in nine women in Pakistan, breast cancer is a harrowing reality for many women as we speak. We asses breast cancer treatment options available in Pakistan and technological developments that have taken place in the past few years.

Risk Factors:

The list of established risk factors for having breast cancer is long and predominantly includes hormonal factors such as early onset of menstruation, not having children and not breast feeding. But sadly, this list doesn’t guarantee immunity …

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Phitkari (Alum) For Beauty-Try It!

There will be very few homes in Pakistan that do not have phitkari. Commonly used for water purification and a very effective remedy for ‘chaalay’ (mouth sores), phitkari or alum is a highly underrated naturally occurring substance. It has antiseptic properties. But did you know that phitkari has fascinating powers when it comes to its usage for beauty?

Below we have collected all the ways you can incorporate alum in your beauty regime. You simply will not want to go back to hazardous, chemical products once you know just how wonderfully helpful phitkari can be. Read on to find out …

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Rose Water And Its Beauty Benefits

Rose occupies a prominent place in the world of natural beauty. It is not just about the fragrance and beauty. It covers multi-faceted features that make the human skin glowing, fresh and appealing. Rose water is an essential part of various female beauty products for the purpose of immense beautification. Yes, it leaves a long lasting impact on human skin by making it soften and silky beyond imagination. No matter what kind of skin you have, it will benefit to all and sundry.

There are different types of rose water available in the market. But at the time of purchasing, …

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The bigger the brain, the bigger the tumour risk?

Researchers have been able to prove an association between brain size and cancer risk.

The bigger your brain, the greater your risk for a deadly brain cancer, new research from Norway suggests.

It’s a matter of maths: A large brain means more brain cells, and more cells means more cell divisions that can go wrong and cause mutations that trigger cancer, the study authors explained.

Lifestyle makes a difference

“Aggressive brain cancer is a rare type of cancer, but once you have it, the chance of survival is relatively low,” said researcher Even Hovig Fyllingen, a Ph.D. student at the …

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Your allergies can cause a sore body

Some people suffer from hay fever or allergy-induced sinusitis in summer due to the higher pollen count or humidity. Symptoms like itchy eyes, coughing, runny nose and constant congestion are enough to wear anyone down.

Not only in your head and nose

For some, a mild sense of discomfort may be as bad as it gets. But, according to the Orthopedic Institute of Pennsylvania (OIP), some people who suffer from seasonal allergies may also experience severe joint, muscle, back and neck ache.

You may even experience a low-grade fever, which makes it easy to confuse your allergy symptoms with a …

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