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General knowledge
February 28, 2018

5 celebs with chronic illnesses

From the outside looking in, celebs have the perfect life, right? But not quite. Look beyond the admirable bank accounts and luxury lives; and they may be more human than we think. Celebs get sick too. In fact, some are living with chronic conditions. Here are five celebrities faced with chronic conditions. HIV HIV can be transmitted through contact with infected blood, semen or vaginal fluids. HIV destroys one type of the immune system cell, called T cells; which makes it difficult for people with the virus to fight off infections. Charlie Sheen is a popular actor, most noticeably from…
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Men's Health
September 28, 2017

The top killers and cures in men

For much of your 20s you partied like there was no tomorrow. But now, as you get older, you realise the need to take care of your health just a little bit better. Men’s health issues are on the increase. Sadly, though, there still seems to be a stigma around confronting these issues. Men tend to be less open about their health issues. When they struggle, it often becomes a case of: “out of sight, out of mind.” In the spirit of Movember, we look at three common illnesses men face, and how you can do your best to prevent…
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Men's Health
September 28, 2017

How to keep your prostate from turning against you

In the spirit of Movember, let’s get to grips with one of the scariest health issues facing men today: prostate cancer. First the good news: early preventative screening goes a long way. Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers affecting South African men today. About one in eight men are at risk of getting it. If you’ve just turned 40, pick up the phone and have yourself checked out! Risk factors According to a recent study, prostate cancer is the sixth leading cause of cancer-death amongst men in the world. The prostate is a small gland that produces…
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Cancer & lymphoma
August 16, 2015

Prostate cancer – what do you know?

Prostate cancer - two words that fill men with dread. Cancer is one of the main health concerns men face, with 1 in 23 men being diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime – the most common among South Africans. Besides the image of a doctor with a rubber glove, how much do you know about this manly menace? (more…)
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Cancer & lymphoma
September 25, 2014

Men, don’t shy away from the prostate exam

We all know that breast cancer is the most common cancer for women, but did you know that prostate cancer is one of the most common in men? Particularly in older men, as the risk increases with age. The good news, however, is that treatments for prostate cancer are very effective if it’s detected early enough. Let’s take a look at how it’s diagnosed and what you can do to decrease your chances of developing this cancer. (more…)
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Cancer & lymphoma
November 26, 2013

Movember: our interview with Mark Pilgrim

In this week’s episode of Hello Doctor, Dr Michael Mol chats to popular DJ and TV personality Mark Pilgrim. Mark’s broadcasting career started at the age of 12, and today he’s a decorated broadcaster, having won an MTN Radio Award for Best Commercial Music Show last year. What many people don’t know about Mark is that he is also a testicular cancer survivor, so “Movember” is a cause that’s very close to his heart. We took a few snippets from his studio interview with Dr Michael Mol, but you can watch the full interview here: http://bit.ly/18DEtmq (more…)
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