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Friday, 26 October 2012 12:00

The Mahatma Gandhi Ayurved Hospital

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For this special issue of News on Sunday, our weekly rendez-vous is scheduled at the Mahatma Gandhi Ayurved Hospital situated at Calebasses.
Friday, 05 October 2012 14:44

Preventing cardiovascular diseases

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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.
Friday, 28 September 2012 15:24

Alzheimer’s – Keep your brain active

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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.
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.
Friday, 14 September 2012 13:20

Methadone: A substitution, or a rehab

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Since November 2006, the Government initiated a Methadone Substitution Therapy (MST) as well as a Needle Exchange Programme for drug addicts. Methadone as a substitute for drug was the topic discussed by the guests of Xplik ou K Santé, hosted by Gilbert Bablee on Radio Plus last week.
Monday, 10 September 2012 11:59

Preventing hair loss

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Hair loss, both in men and women, has a psychological traumatic effect on the person. The hair adorns the face and beautiful hair is a sign of a healthy person. However, finding your pillow or hairbrush full of hair can be very disturbing. Here are some measures to prevent hair loss.
Friday, 31 August 2012 12:00

Alcoholism: a disease which is gaining groud

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Alcoholism is becoming a great health concern in Mauritius. More and more people are falling into alcoholism, including women and youngsters. It is a disease that requires treatment and the Ministry of Health is working on a strategy to combat this scourge.
Friday, 24 August 2012 15:04

Haemorrhoids: a real pain

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Haemorroid is a quite common disease in Mauritius, affecting both men and women equally. Though it is easily treated, an appropriate lifestyle is mandatory to prevent a recurrence of haemorrhoid.
Lack of patience, impulsiveness, poor concentration, and learning difficulties are some signs that a child may be suffering from hyperactivity. If that’s the case, immediate treatment by experts is required.
Gastritis is one of the most common digestive problems in Mauritius. However, contrary to popular beliefs, diet is not the main cause; other factors also contribute to the disease.
World Hepatitis Day was observed on July 28 to increase the awareness and understanding of viral hepatitis and the diseases that it causes. In Mauritius, hepatitis C is the most common, followed by hepatitis B. According to estimates, 3% of the population are affected by hepatitis B and C.
Haemorrhagic stroke is very common in Mauritius, affecting more than 2,000 people. It involves bleeding within the brain which affects nearby brain tissues and can have damaging outcomes.

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