16 April 2014
Not all foods which claim to be healthy are actually good for you. Labelling on foods often leads to confusion among shoppers, and consumers should be wary of products labelled “low fat” or with “added vitamins and minerals”. You know how books have a table of contents that explains what’s inside. Nutrition labels are like that. They tell you what’s inside the food you’re eating and list its parts. But are they always reliable?
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In the context of World Cancer Day 2014, the Ministry of Health & Quality of Life, in collaboration with the World Health Organisation, launched a series of activities at La Cannelle, Domaine Les Pailles on Tuesday.
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Health Minister Lormus Bundhoo had previously announced a range of measures to be implemented in 2014, including the setting up of a system of availability of specialists 24/7 in the emergency and maternity department sof hospitals.
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Whilst summer is enjoyable for abundant outdoor activities and we want to bare the most of skin, unfortunately the sun gives us a tough time with acne, sunburns, dandruff and infections. Dermatologist at Fortis Clinique Darné, Dr. Christine Schoutens advises some precautions to handle summer skin assaults.
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Friday, 06 December 2013 14:00 Written by Jameela Jaddoo
A One Day Screening Programme in the context of World AIDS Day 2013 was held at Basketball Playground, Batterie Cassée, Roche Bois on Sunday 01 December 2013. For the period 2011 – 2015, the World AIDS campaign has selected the slogan “Getting to Zero”.
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Friday, 06 December 2013 14:00 Written by Tasleemah Joomun
It is increasingly recognised that gynecological problems affect the quality of life of the mother and the child. Major global healthcare players have invested in modern clinics, with improvements in imaging technology, endoscopic equipment, drug treatment and scientific innovations in Mauritius. Fortis Clinic Darne, one of the biggest stakeholders in the sector, has registered a constant 10-15 % growth in this department as regards to inpatients.
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Friday, 22 November 2013 14:00 Written by News On Sunday
The annual World Diabetes Day, observed on November 14, was commemorated last week by several associations. In this context, the Ministry of Health and Quality of Life organised a One-Day Workshop on Management of Type 1 Diabetes, on Thursday 14th November 2013 at La Cannelle, Domaine Les Pailles.
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Friday, 01 November 2013 09:00 Written by News On Sunday
Professor Tabatabay, President of Teaching Eye Surgery and Ophthalmologist in Chief was present in Mauritius from the 19 to 26 October and performed thirty retinal operations for severe diabetic retinopathies and conducted surgical teaching sessions at the S. Bharati Hospital, Moka.
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Friday, 01 November 2013 09:00 Written by Jameela Jaddoo
A brand new health track was inaugurated on Saturday 26 October, at Domaine du Moulin, St Antoine, Goodlands. The Minister of Health and Quality of Life proceeded to the opening ceremony together with the Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development, the Minister of Arts and Culture and the Chairman of Rivière du Rempart District Council.
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Friday, 18 October 2013 09:00 Written by Jameela Jaddoo
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual international campaign to increase awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure.
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The World Heart Day was celebrated on 29 September in Mauritius and countries around the globe. World Heart Day was founded to inform people that heart disease and stroke are the world’s leading cause of death.
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Friday, 04 October 2013 08:30 Written by News On Sunday
In Mauritius, the first case of AIDS was identified in October 1987. As at end of August 2013, a total of 5,682 cases of HIV/AIDS were detected, of which 1,203 were females.
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