11 March 2014
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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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Friday, 17 August 2012 12:40 Written by News On Sunday
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.
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Friday, 10 August 2012 13:44 Written by News On Sunday
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.
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Friday, 03 August 2012 12:32
Caption: Viral hepatitis is inflammation of the liver caused by a viral infection Viral Hepatitis : the silent diseaseWritten by News On Sunday
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.
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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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Our children are more and more encountering weight problems and obesity, causing health authorities to worry. This is because obese children run the risk of developing non-communicable diseases like high blood pressure, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases when they reach adult hood.
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