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HPV

Foot Care
January 23, 2019

What to do about warts under your feet

Plantar warts are small growths that appear mainly on your heels or other weight-bearing areas of your feet. The pressure on these warts can cause them to grow inward, creating a clump of hard, thick skin (mosaic warts). Warts can also appear on the hands, and these are called palmer warts. Plantar warts are common, particularly in children. Most people will have a wart at some point in their lifetime. Some corns and calluses are mistaken for plantar warts. In some warts, little black dots appear. These are called “seed” warts. The black dots are small blood vessels that have…
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Cancer & lymphoma
July 25, 2016

You already have cancer(cells)

Did you know that there are cancer cells in your body right now? Don’t panic, though! Everyone has them. You see, your cells normally grow and renew every second of the day. (more…)
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Infections
May 8, 2016

Gym germs: How to get them to bug off

So, your gym buddy has told you to wear flip-flops when you shower to avoid getting foot fungus, right? That’s great, but the locker room isn’t the only place in the gym that’s swimming with germs. (more…)
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Cancer & lymphoma
September 18, 2014

Fight cervical cancer

Hearing the C word is devastating to anybody. Despite our best efforts, many people are diagnosed with cancer each day, however, there is one cancer we can prevent: cervical cancer. (more…)
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Sexual Health
January 17, 2014

South African schoolgirls to get HPV immunisation

Yesterday, President Zuma made the announcement that primary school girls would be immunised this year against the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) – which is strongly linked to the development of cervical cancer. (more…)
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