How To Treat Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis (TB) is a contagious disease caused by the mycobacterium tuberculosis virus.  This virus commonly attacks the lungs, the circulatory system, the nervous system, the lymphatic system and the skeletal system. Widespread in the United States in the first half of the 20th century, it has unfortunately made a comeback worldwide, with as many as […]

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How To Protect Yourself from a Tuberculosis Infection

Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease caused by bacteria called Mycobacterium tuberculosis.  The bacteria can enter the body, ordinarily the lungs, and damage the tissues they reach. People with Tuberculosis are the only ones that can infect others.  When they cough, sneeze, talk, or spit, the TB bacteria are expelled into the air.  A person […]

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How To Understand the Benefits of Using Hand Sanitizer

Gastrointestinal infection happens when bacteria are ingested through the contaminated food that we eat. Dirty hands are one of the common food contaminants. A healthcare personal hand wash also known as hand sanitizer is a supplement to hand washing to ensure that bacteria present on our hands are killed. Hand sanitizers that contain alcohol as […]

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Healthcare in South Africa

South Africa is a huge, sprawling country at the foot of the African continent. It covers 1.2 million square kilometers (463,322 square miles), with a population of more than 43 million, mostly city-based. Since apartheid ended in 1994, there has been a massive shift from racially biased, hospital-based curative care, towards easily accessible primary healthcare. […]

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I Medici Di McGill

The audience sitting in the pews of the American and Erskine Church on Sherbrooke Street in Montreal, Canada, applauds as Iwan Edwards, the renowned Montreal conductor, takes his place on the podium. Before him, the members of a small amateur orchestra, instruments poised to play, await their cue. As Edwards’ baton comes down and they […]

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Tales from the Tundra

“Seldom a Dull Moment” By Audrey Woodget, RN I remember one occasion when we had a call from Rae Lakes to [evacuate] a very sick man … It was my turn, so off I went in a single engine plane. There was space for one pilot, one extra seat, and room for a stretcher. (No […]

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Beware the Bug!

The discovery of penicillin in 1928 began the dawn of a new medical era. From the 1940s to the 1970s, a golden age flourished, and more than 100 new antibiotics were discovered. For the first time in human history, diseases such as tuberculosis and pneumonia could be easily cured, and the average life expectancy around […]

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I Got to Decide

Awere Health Centre, in the camp of Awere, in Gulu District, Uganda. It’s a building rehabilitated by the Médecins sans Frontières (MSF) team, and now has two small consultation rooms, a room for ORS (rehydration), a room for dressings and injections, a room for antenatal consultations, and a room for deliveries. There’s a pharmacy with […]

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What Is Tuberculosis?

Tuberculosis, most popularly known as TB, has been present in the world for a long time but is now not considered as big a danger after various treatments and vaccines for the disease have been developed. While TB existed for ages with its history going back to the Egyptian mummies according to evidence collected from […]

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Drinking Water in the Morning

It is said that drinking about 7 to 8 glasses of water daily is important for your health. One thing many people do not know is that having the first glass of water as soon as you wake up also comes with its therapeutic benefits. This traditional Ayurvedic treatment has benefits for conditions that range […]

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