Overview Dementia is now the 5th leading cause of death, worldwide. Every 3 seconds someone develops this syndrome which is estimated to be affecting approximately 50 million people, globally. Approximately 60% of people living with dementia are from low or middle-income countries. Dementia is the general term used to refer to a decline in [...]
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Overview Hodgkin’s lymphoma is a type of cancer of the lymphatic system, a system which comprises of tissues and organs that primarily consists of lymph nodes, lymph vessels and lymph. Its primary function is to transport lymph which is a clear colourless fluid that flows through the lymphatic system and contains white blood cells. [...]
Overview Leukaemia is a type of blood cancer that affects people of all ages. However, this cancer is the most common cancer in children younger than 15 years, with the acute lymphoblastic leukaemia being the type diagnosed in three quarter of children suffering from leukaemia cancer. In adults, especially those above 55 years of [...]
Overview Infertility is a condition of the reproductive system which is experienced by one in every four couples in developing countries. Infertility is only diagnosed when there is an inability to achieve a pregnancy within 12 months or more of having regular unprotected sexual intercourse without any contraceptive usage. Being the 5th highest cause [...]
Overview Urology is a branch of medicine that deals with the urinary tract system in both men and women. However, due to the fact that the urinary tract is different in men and women, there is a variation in the type of conditions that occur in them. This article will highlight the urological conditions [...]
Overview A proper diet is important before, during and after pregnancy. During pregnancy is not the only time you need to eat right. You need to watch what you eat even after giving birth to get quality breast milk and if your baby is getting inadequate milk, to increase your milk supply. What foods [...]
Overview Cancer continues to be a global epidemic that has seen a lot of research go into its diagnosis and treatment. Precision medicine (which depends on a genetic understanding of a cancer) is one of the major developments that have led to more effective treatment of this disease. Genetic understanding is determined by DNA [...]
Overview Dubai is a business and cultural focal point in the Middle East and together with its modern architecture, is characterised by its skyscraper-filled skyline which makes it a very popular tourist destination for people from around the world. However, not many people are aware that Dubai is actually a medical tourism destination. Dubai’s [...]
Overview Hormones are essential chemicals produced by the glands in the endocrine system and released into the bloodstream to help regulate bodily processes by telling organs what function to perform and when to perform them. Some of the processes regulated by hormones are: The heart rate Reproductive cycles and sexual functions Body temperature General [...]
Overview Cosmetic surgeries are procedures carried out to improve a person’s appearance and in recent times, they have become quite common. Some of the common cosmetic surgeries include liposuction, facial cosmetic surgeries (such as rhinoplasty, abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), vulvovaginal surgery, and breast cosmetic surgeries (such as mastopexy and breast augmentation). People have different reasons [...]