20 June 2013
Friday, 25 January 2013 12:00 Written by News On Sunday
Psychological diseases are very common in Mauritius. However, often, people suffering from psychological diseases are not aware of it. There are also those who do not come forward for any treatment.
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Last year, during the same period, cases of chikungunya and dengue, though only a few, were noted in the country. Preventive measures are thus strongly recommended to avoid a re-emergence of these diseases.
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The New Year is over but the celebration is still on. And one of the main side effects of partying till late in the night and boozing is inevitably waking up with a hangover the following day. Besides overcoming hangovers, it is also time to shake off the excess kilos accumulated during New Year festivities.
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A dental abscess is a collection of pus that forms in your teeth or gums as a result of a bacterial infection. More about this with Dr Krish Surnam, dental surgeon.
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Autism is a disorder of neural development characterised by impaired social interaction and communication and by restricted and reputitive behaviour. Around 60 million children suffer from this disorder worldwide. In Mauritius, a lack of adequate support for people with autism is deplored. Explik U K Santé on Radio Plus shed some light on this mysterious handicap.
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Last Saturday was marked by the World Heart Day when emphasis was laid on the prevention of cardiovascular diseases. This non-communicable disease is among the first death causes in Mauritius and includes all diseases related to the heart: blood circulation, coronary disease, stroke, heart attack and others.
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Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia and, in Mauritius more than 6,000 people are affected by this brain disease. The ageing population is responsible for the increasing cases of Alzheimer’s. The best prevention, says Dr Vinod Ramkoosulsingh, is to always keep the brain active.
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Friday, 21 September 2012 15:51 Written by News On Sunday
Only recently, Clinique du Nord has started offering bariatric surgery to diabetes patients. This treatment is thought to treat them from diabetes. However, this is causing much ruffle within the medical profession.
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