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diseases

Skin
July 3, 2016

What do your nails say about you?

No, we’re not talking about the latest manicure trends – your nails (without any cutex) actually give us many clues about your health-status. Just by looking at them, a well trained eye can pick up potential problems! Before you panic when you see this list, it’s important to note that we don’t only use the nails to diagnose, but your nails can give doctors a good sense of what to expect. (more…)
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Blood conditions
April 17, 2015

What is a “bleeder”?

You’re amazing. No, really – you are. Just think about your blood, as an example! Blood is a transport system that keeps the whole universe of YOU supplied. It carries in everything your cells need to work, and then it takes all the garbage out afterwards! Your white cells fight infection, and your blood’s platelets know when to clot if you’re injured. Unless you have haemophilia. (more…)
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Infections
March 9, 2015

What is Typhoid fever?

Typhoid fever is an infection caused by a bacteria called Salmonella Typhi. It spreads easily through food and water contaminated by sewerage. You can also get it from someone who has the infection. The infection is quite common in areas with overcrowding & poor sanitation. (more…)
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Infections
February 9, 2015

Sick and tired of being sick and tired

Collapsing on your bed after a hard day at work – there’s nothing better, right? Well, people living in certain areas of Africa are going to disagree with you. Why? You’ll be surprised. We introduce you to the African menace, the Tsetse fly. (more…)
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Infections
July 28, 2014

What is hepatitis?

The word hepatitis means an inflammation of the liver without stating a specific cause, and that inflammation is usually a symptom of an illness or a condition. (more…)
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