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Friday, 20 July 2012 16:40

Rise in Child Obesity

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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.
Friday, 13 July 2012 15:44

Flu-like syndrome

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Seasonal flu is affecting everyone across the country. Hospitals and health centres are treating on average 16,000 cases per week. There are many more getting treatment from private doctors while others are relying on auto-medication.
Friday, 06 July 2012 14:40

Importance of first aid

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Has it ever happened that one of your friends or relatives has been hurt and you found yourself standing helpless, having no clue what was the best thing to do? At that time, you might have wished that you had an inkling of first aid. Unfortunately, Mauritians in general do not realise the importance of first aid, notes Red Cross.
Friday, 29 June 2012 15:47

Breastfeeding – a must for babies

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Many women prefer bottle-feeding their babies to breastfeeding, due to their professional commitments, observes the Mauritian Association for the Promotion of Breastfeeding and Infant Nutrition (MAPBIN) as well as health experts. They advise mothers to breastfeed their babies during the first weeks following child birth.
Friday, 15 June 2012 20:25

Genome of 18-week-old foetus deciphered

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A blood sample from mum and saliva from dad have been used to sequence the genome of a foetus in the womb, by US researchers.
A brain training technique which helps people control activity in a specific part of the brain could help treat depression, a study suggests.
Friday, 15 June 2012 12:00

Psychological side of diabetes

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Treating the disease is not enough; diabetes patients should also receive psychological support, says Andy Ramasawmy, president of the Diabetic Group Mauritius. According to him, diabetes patients suffer not only from the disease but they also go through psychological problems. Often, he deplores that, this side of the disease is neglected.
Friday, 08 June 2012 15:45

Cigarette smoking declining

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The rate of cigarette smoking in Mauritius has gone down at all levels, be it in men, women, among the youth and children as well. The Ministry of Health rejoices at the slight decrease but is maintaining its campaign against cigarette smoking.
Friday, 08 June 2012 15:37

Health News

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Nasa team find ‘new way’ to spot osteoporosis
Nasa scientists believe they have found a way to spot osteoporosis bone loss at the earliest disease stages.
Friday, 01 June 2012 17:29

Affecting infants and children

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Seasonal flu is in the air and infants and children, being vulnerable, are the ones being mostly affected. Dr Faezah Soobadar, paediatrician at Apollo Bramwell Hospital, gives further explanation.
Friday, 01 June 2012 17:27

Health News

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New male pill contraceptive
It may be possible to develop a new male contraceptive pill after researchers in Edinburgh identified a gene critical for the production of healthy sperm.
Friday, 01 June 2012 17:19

Calcium pills pose ‘heart risk’

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People who take calcium supplements could be increasing their risk of having a heart attack, according to researchers in Germany.

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