Author: Comforter

MRI & CT SCAN

MRI, CT SCAN: What’s the difference? Major advances in healthcare have led to the creation of non-invasive imaging techniques such as the MRI & CT Scan to give high resolution images of what is going on inside the body. Before now, doctors had to rely on x-rays, but these two types of medical imaging give […]

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FIBROIDS! WHAT THE HECK?

Most women at the mention of the word ‘tumour’ immediately have tremors running down their spines – the good news is that not all tumours are malignant; fibroid is one of them. When Mrs H, a 40-year old widow walked into the grounds of Nisa Hospital, she could have easily have passed for a woman […]

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FIVE REASONS MEN SHOULD SEE THEIR DOCTOR

Compared to women, the average man pays less attention to his health than the average woman. Men are more likely to smoke or consume alcohol, make risky choices and not see a doctor for regular check-ups. Regular check-ups and screening tests can spot diseases early when they are easiest to treat. These symptoms if they […]

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KNOW YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE AND PREVENT HYPERTENSION

Know the numbers that change the pressure and reduce the risk factor for cardiovascular diseases. It’s about the awareness ‘Know your numbers’ is the theme  of this year’s  world hypertension day celebrated every 17th of May to create awareness and knowledge of the prevention and management about hypertension. What is Hypertension? Hypertension or high blood […]

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WHAT IS BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH?

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a worldwide annual campaign involving thousands of organizations, to highlight the importance of breast awareness, education and research. We join the world in the campaign against this deadly disease by creating awareness. According to the World Health Organization, there are about 1.38 million new cases and 458,000 deaths from […]

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