20 December 2014
An increase in infectious diseases has been noted following the recent heavy rainfall. Gastroenteritis, flu, and conjunctivitis are among the most prevalent ones.
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Despite the necessary care being provided in hospitals, dispensaries and community health centres, the prevalence of diabetes in Mauritius remains alarming. Year after year, the number of diabetics in the country is increasing. According to official stats, around 120,000 Mauritians suffer from this disease i.e. about 10% of the population.
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Yet another study confirms what people have been saying for ages: Stop drinking diet soda. Like, right now. Drinking just one 12-ounce can of an artificially sweetened fizzy drink per week can increase your risk of Type 2 diabetes by 33 percent, French researchers found. And given that most people don't stop at a single weekly serving, your real risk for diabetes could actually be much higher.
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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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