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IF COVID-19 were like the flu, globally, one would expect places with more children to have more intense epidemics, but this is not the case. During the influenza season, however, children help spread influenza to their families and other children...

Regional medical epidemiologist at the Western Regional Health Authority, Dr Maung Aung, has said the country continues to see an increase in the incidence of prostate cancer. Dr Aung, who was addressing the Misty Blue Cancer Care Foundation’s...

Each year, September 8 has been celebrated as World Physiotherapy Day since 1996. This is significant as it marks the date that the World Physiotherapy was founded in 1951. World Physiotherapy is the voice of the global physiotherapy community and...

Coronavirus cases in the Americas have reached almost 11.5 million and over 400,000 deaths, an indication that the region continues to carry the heaviest burden of the coronavirus disease globally. With 55 per cent of the new cases reported in the...

During this time of uncertainty due to the coronavirus pandemic, persons are being bombarded with, and constantly reminded of, measures to take in order to stay safe and avoid contracting the virus. There is another step that people should take to...

Miracle, Blessing, a bundle of joy are a few of the words used to describe the precious gift of a baby. As such, babies are to be protected as much as possible, and one of the easiest ways to do so is through breastfeeding. Breastfeeding provides...

THE YEAR 2020 has been designated the Year of the Nurse and the Midwife by the World Health Assembly. Can you imagine the joy we felt, and are feeling, to have a year specially dedicated to us? We started the year in high spirits. There were...

The emergency committee on COVID-19, convened by the World Health Organization (WHO) director general under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR), has highlighted the anticipated lengthy duration of this COVID-19 pandemic, noting the...

In our June talk, we visited the topic of carcinophobia – the irrational fear of cancer. We saw that the entrenchment of this fear began with the bad reputation of the disease throughout history and continued with ever-present personal testimonials...

Depression and anxiety are mental health issues that can adversely affect every aspect of a person’s life. Throw in the different changes that have been implemented due to the coronavirus pandemic, and this creates an environment where those who...
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