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PREVENTION OF DIABETES. TAKE HEED!!!

What is Diabetes and what are the symptoms? Diabetes mellitus (DM), commonly known as diabetes, is a group of metabolic disorder characterized by a high blood sugar level over a prolonged period of time. Symptoms often include frequent urination, increased thirst, and increased appetite. What are the complications?  If left untreated, diabetes can cause many

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HYPERTENSION, THE ‘SILENT KILLER’. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

What is hypertension? High blood pressure, medically known as hypertension, is the leading cause for heart disease, strokes and kidney failure (responsible for 1,000 worldwide deaths per day – CDC). Unlike other diseases, hypertension has little to no physical warning signs and symptoms and is therefore, a condition many call “a silent

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WHAT IS ECZEMA? GET IT RIGHT….

WHAT IS ECZEMA? Eczema also called dermatitis is an umbrella term for different types of non infectious skin conditions characterized by inflammation, itching and rash. The most severe, common and long-lasting type of eczema is called atopic dermatitis (AD). WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF ECZEMA? Eczema nearly always begins early in life

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CORONA VIRUS (COVID 19) – EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

WHAT IS CORONAVIRUS? Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases and potentially deadly disease in mammals and birds such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). A novel coronavirus (nCoV) is a new strain that has not been previously

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SAFE STORAGE OF MEDICINES AT HOME

Do you know how and where you should safely store your medicines at home? Expiry date printed on your medicine has meaning only if the medicines are stored properly. This knowledge is important because drugs can actually expire way before the printed expiry date if stored incorrectly. This is called accelerated degradation.