Hope you had a nice break and are ready to take on 2017. Started with a good note for me with this article published in the Daily nation last week…. The-meter-says-you-are-hypertensive-Take-the-test-again Interesting how things are not always as straight forward as we hope.
The problem with PEPFAR – providing us HIV drugs, GAVI- providing us money to buy our vaccines – is that a terribly important aspect of our health is in someone else’s control.
When doctors strike, it’s not just another government worker on strike, they are too close to life and death.
The one thing that is rarely discussed when it comes to diabetes is the number of amputations that occur each year as a result of the disease.
Although we are 8 billion of us in the small planet, the world has never been so lonely. Face to face connection with people is a mental gym session we cannot take for granted.
These are the days when the blind lead the blind. Trump is leading the world, Humble is treating the sick.
Suffering depression is wrongly considered a sign of weakness, an innate inability to cope with hard times. Yet depression can affect anyone and like any illness, requires some helpful intervention.
I believe that vaccines are a victim of their own success. As we see less and less of the diseases they protect us against, we start to question their value. Here is an article that I wrote that has been published in DN2 today on this issue.
I don’t know why I assumed that the numbers would be small – perhaps because we do not talk about it much and also perhaps because we stigmatize mental health and want to believe that it only affects certain types of people and we are not them.
Women need to ‘listen’ to their bodies and do what is right for them. Hormonal contraceptives are fine for the vast majority but this study should not be ignored or sensationalised.