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Here are the four most important things you need to know about HIV and AIDS: AIDS and HIV are not the same thing. HIV is the human immunodeficiency virus. AIDS is Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. Having HIV does not mean you have AIDS. As flu is the result of the influenza virus so AIDS is the result of the HIV virus. In both cases, th
What is immunisation? According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), a vaccine is a biological preparation which improves one's immunity to a particular disease. A vaccine typically contains an agent resembling the disease-causing microorganism. It is often made from weakened or dead forms of the microbe, its toxins or one of its surfa
By Dr Ryan Ramdass November is Diabetes Awareness Month and the 14th November is World Diabetes Day. Diabetes mellitus is a group of physiological dysfunctions characterized by hyperglycemia (elevated blood sugar) resulting directly from insulin resistance, inadequate insulin secretion, or excessive glucagon secretion. Type 1 diabetes (T1
Malaria is a tropical disease caused by a parasite "Plasmodium", and is transmitted by the bite of infected mosquitoes. It takes only one bite from an infected mosquito to become infected. If not treated promptly with effective medicines, malaria can be fatal by infecting and destroying red blood cells and by clogging the capillaries that
Did you know? Diabetes is one of the leading causes of blindness. It also leads to kidney failure, heart attacks, stroke, and lower limb amputation. Type 2 diabetes is fast becoming a common lifestyle disease and is indicative of the environment we live in today. We live fast, eat badly and barely exercise. About Diabetes Glucose is vital
The quickest way to spread germs and disease is through physical contact. Not only by touching other people but from everything with which you come in contact. Having come into contact with germs you can infect others and even infect yourself by touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Knowing how and when to wash your hands properly is importa