Pregnancy: Ultrasound scan vital for mothers


Ultrasound scans for expectant women are done for various reasons, but the most common one is to find out the sex of the baby.

Vitiligo: A skin condition you shouldn’t ignore


Having a skin with different color patches (vitiligo) is devastating and stressful as far as trying to eliminate them is concerned much as dermatologists say with the right medication, the...

Depression: Early diagnosis, treatment the sure answer

Depression is a medical condition that can cause a wide variety of psychological and physical symptoms. Extreme sadness is often the most pronounced symptom.

Renal calculi

Renal calculi or kidney stones affect about 5 per cent of the population. It is said that in more than 50 per cent of patients it is a recurrent problem....

Food that will keep your heart healthy


The food we eat matters a lot when it comes to keeping our hearts healthy. Dwelling on the right diet reduces the risk of one developing heart diseases and stroke....

Beyond practice: Surviving cancer

The current widespread knowledge of cancer is admirable. At least, it has shifted from the general assumption that cancer is not necessarily a death sentence, but rather, and that for...

Let’s challenge perceptions about infertile women

According to World Health Organisation (WHO), more than 180 million couples in developing countries (one in every four couples) suffer from primary infertility. In Africa, infertility is caused by infections...

What you need to know about palliative care


A stroll at an infirmary can leave even the strongest of souls in agony. The sight of patients lying on their sickbeds with unspeakable pain is so touching.